Next Indivisible Saugerties Meeting  

A Community Conversation:  Going Forward’ 

Monday, September 18, 2017

Saugerties Library Community Room —   6 – 7:30pm

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.


This Week’s Indivisible Actions

 This Week’s To-Do List

  1. Your weekly Indivisible to-dos:
    1. Demand your members of Congress (MoCs) actually fight white supremacy. Did your MoC denounce Trump’s embrace of white supremacy? If so, what are they actually doing about it? We have a list of congressional asks for your MoCs.
    2. Stand up for DACAmented youth. Tell your MoCs to stand up for childhood arrivals and co-sponsor S.1615 and H.R. 3591 now using our explainer and script developed in partnership with United We Dream and the National Immigration Law Center. You can also read more about our work this week with United We Dream in Washington, D.C. and our co-executive directors’ civil disobedience arrest on our blog.
    3. Join Indivisible, Political Research Associates, and #Resist for an important Facebook Live on understanding and confronting white supremacy in light of Charlottesville. You can join right from our Facebook page tonight at 8:30PM ET.
    4. Hold an empty chair town hall. If your MoC is one of the many who isn’t holding a town hall this August, you can still get their attention with your own empty chair town hall. Watch this week’s August recess video for more.
    5. Catch An Inconvenient Sequel with a friend.  Use the code TRUTHTOPOWER for a buy one, get one free movie ticket from fandango.com.

    Dear Indivisibles,

    After the events of the past several days, in Charlottesville, Boston, and elsewhere, our responsibility to root out the evils of white supremacy has a renewed urgency. As Indivisibles, we must hold our elected officials accountable in fighting white supremacy in all its forms — from Nazi protests to Confederate statues to white supremacist policies. We must also practice good allyship and act in support of the racial justice groups who lead this movement.

    We must fight white supremacy head-on.  The openly violent acts motivated by racism and nationalism in Charlottesville were another example of the threat we face from white supremacist groups and their hateful ideology. We must confront white supremacy in all its sinister forms, and we’ve got ways to take action this weekend. You can also take a look at our new toolkit on how to stand indivisible against white supremacy on your home turf.

    Tune in to Facebook Live Monday 8/21 at 8 PM ET/5 PM PT
    This week’s Facebook live with Political Research Associates and #Resist will focus on understanding and confronting white supremacy in light of Charlottesville. Please tune in for this timely and important discussion.

    Demand your MoCs actually fight white supremacy.
    Congress is still out over August recess. But just because they’re out on vacation doesn’t mean they can sit on the sidelines while our nation faces a critical moment of truth. Did they condemn Donald Trump’s shameful comments in support of Nazis? Have they called for hearings into white supremacy? Have they demanded that Donald Trump fire ALL of the white nationalists that advise him in the White House? Have they committed to removing confederate statues from the halls of Congress? There should be no doubt where they stand. We have a new resource with 4 concrete congressional asks you can make to ensure your MoCs are standing against hate.

Stand up for immigrants.

No matter which way Trump’s agenda goes on healthcare, we know he will try to score political points with his base by attacking immigrants. That’s why we’ve partnered with the National Immigration Law Center (NILC) and United We Dream to launch standup.indivisibleguide.com—a hub for resources to fight Trump’s multipronged attack on immigrant communities and to support our immigrant neighbors. Our key asks this week: Tell your MoCs to:

  1. Oppose mass deportation. Oppose any budget that finances Trump’s mass deportation agenda using our explainer.
  2. Co-sponsor the DREAM Act (S.1615). Tell your senators to co-sponsor the bipartisan DREAM Act using our new resource.

Immigration must-read: NILC lays out all the ways Trump’s administration is threatening immigrants in a new post on the IndivisiBlog.

Save consumer protections.

There’s an agency in Washington swimming against the Trump tide, and it needs your help: the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) just restored your ability take collective legal action against big corporate players like Wells Fargo when they break the law. But Trump’s friends in the House are voting to repeal this important new rule on TuesdayTell your representative to leave the “Arbitration rule” in place and let the CFPB protect your rights without interference.  

Learn how to write Letters to the Editor that really get your MoCs’ attention.

Letters to the editor might not seem like the flashiest way to get your member of Congress’s attention. But there’s something about a sharp letter to the editor in a hometown paper that can really get under the skin of the most powerful lawmaker. Use our new resource to learn why they matter and how to write one that gets attention.

Celebrate a successful National Day of Action!

Congratulations on a successful first National Day of Action last week! Together, you held over 170 events in nearly 40 states and the District of Columbia to stop TrumpCare. This is no small feat, and we couldn’t be prouder to be part of this movement with all of you. Check out our video highlights from the day (that Rachel Maddow shared last week!).

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.