Next Indivisible Saugerties Meeting  

June 19, 2017 at Saugerties Senior Center, 6 – 7:30pm

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Dawn Green has arranged to take a “limited” number of children during our next meeting. Interested parents should contact Dawn directly to reserve a space or
call her at 914 572-0159.

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This Week’s Indivisible Actions

 This Week’s To-Do List

  1. Use our new Stop TrumpCare June toolkit to plan your coordinated visits and sit-ins at your Senator’s office.
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  2. Use our new state-by-state map of the impact of TrumpCare to inform your calls, letters to the editor, and conversations with your Senators on how this disastrous bill will impact you and your neighbors—and find the right staffers in their offices to direct your calls and emails (we’ve done the work for you).
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  3. Turn up the heat on your Senators daily using the right resources:
    1. For Democrats: Use our script to demand that they slow down Senate business by withholding consent on all regular Senate business, and prepare to filibuster by amendment until and unless there are public hearings on TrumpCare. After your visits and calls, use these great social media shareables from Indivisible Data to hold your Democrats accountable and demand they #WithholdConsent.
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    2. For Republicans: After you’ve planned your visits (see #1), make sure they hear from you that oppose TrumpCare, on both substance and process. Use this script to call them and demand that they protect our care.
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    3. For constituents in Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Louisiana, Maine, Nevada, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia: Visit TrumpCareTen.organd use the daily call scripts and information to email Chiefs of Staff and Health Staff.
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Let’s not waste any time: your work this week is what will win the TrumpCare fight. Senate Republicans are planning to vote on their still-secret bill in the next two weeks. We still don’t have text. Or a CBO score. And Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is too busy twisting arms and cutting deals with your Senators to meet with patient groups like the March of Dimes and the American Heart Association. But none of that will matter in the end: if they get the votes, they’ll pass it in the dead of night, without any public input, and without knowing its full impact on your family. McConnell will schedule this bill for a vote as soon as he secures enough support. So If you wait until a vote is scheduled to act, you’ve waited too long.

Whether you have a Democratic or Republican Senator, it’s time to step up our constituent power game and win this thing.

New Indivisible Resources

We’ve been adding a ton of new resources and tools this week to help you keep standing indivisible in new and creative ways, and we want to make sure you don’t miss any of it! Here’s all of our latest materials in one place:

  • Introducing the IndivisiBlog:Indivisible now has a blog, featuring in-depth analysis from the Indivisible team, groups, and allies. In case you missed it, in the first post, Indivisible’s Executive Director Ezra Levin reflects on how the Indivisible movement got started and everything you’ve accomplished so far. Then, in the newest post, Levin explores the development of the Indivisible organization and what we’re doing to support the broader movement—go check it out.
  • Keep holding the House accountable with The Payback Project. Indivisible recently joined with MoveOn, Town Hall Project, and Women’s March to create The Payback Project to showcase your amazing work across the country holding accountable the 217 representatives who voted for TrumpCare. Register your eventstargeting these 217 MoCs; use the toolkit to plan a die-in in your district; and add your pictures, videos, and stories from Twitter and Facebook to the Accountability Wall.
  • Adopt-a-District: After their disastrous vote for TrumpCare, some MoCs seem to be set on hiding from their constituents. If you’re not getting the answers you need from your MoC, check out our new Adopt-a-District Guide. You can connect with a neighboring district whose MoC is willing to step in and help out—or, if your MoC voted no, you can connect them to a nearby district that isn’t being heard by their own representative. This strategy is already catching on around the country—check out how your group can make an adopted town hall happen near you: Adopt-a-District Guide.

P.S. Show the world that the Indivisible movement is here to stay: keep sending your stories, pictures, and videos to stories@indivisibleguide.com. We’ll amplify your voice and get it to the national media—who are very interested in what you’re up to!

We’re thrilled that our friend Robert Reich joined us for a series of videos on Indivisible Town Hall Tips—in this newest video, he’ll go over the top five issues we suggest discussing with your MoC during town hall events this recess.

Want more policy details? We’ve created a backgrounder on each of the five policy priorities, including suggested questions on each topic to ask at your local town hall. Want to skip straight to the questions? Check out the whole list here!

Ready to take on Donald Trump’s tax return secrecy?We know that many of you will be marching with our friends at Tax March on April 15 to demand Trump’s tax returns, and we’re proud that Indivisible is a part of this effort. Remember to also call your MoCs to demand Trump’s returns: check out our video on what to ask when you call.

What if your MoC is trying to keep you from asking the tough questions by setting up a Sham Town Hall?Robert Reich is here for you again: check out these tips on how to call out MoCs’ tactics for suppressing your involvement in their public events and town halls.

Just want all of your recess materials in one place?All of the resources you need to hold your MoCs accountable this recess, including planning guides, policy explainers, and videos are available in the Recess Toolkit.