Actions you can do while enjoying your morning cup!
Call your MoC and tell them to do everything in their power to rein in Trumpâ€™s Syrian escalation.
Urge the Administration to lead with diplomacy to help the people of Syria. You can view the national Indivisible resource, and call script, here.
Voice your objection to having a torturer lead the CIA
To replace Pompeo at the CIA, Trump has nominated Gina Haspel
, a war criminal who personally helped torture detainees in a secret CIA-run prison in Thailand during the Bush Administration. Alberto Mora, former chief counsel of the Navy in the Bush administration, argues that thereâ€™s nothing else senators need to know to make their decision
. Haspel is a torturer and is therefore unfit to lead the CIA.
Her committee hearings, and a Senate vote, will likely come after Pompeoâ€™s. But itâ€™s never too early to read our resource and use our call script
to let your MoCs know you donâ€™t want a torturer to run the CIA.
|Continue to Oppose Mike Pompeo for Secretary of State|
Tell your Senators to oppose the nomination of Mike Pompeo as Secretary of State by voting no on his confirmation. Pompeo would help Trump take us closer to war with Iran as well as possibly making our relations with North Korea worse. He doesnâ€™t believe in climate change, supports torture and is Islamaphobic. For all those reasons and more, call your Senators using Indivisible's link.
Submitted by Kristan Smith-Park, Indivisible Acton
|Support Housing Equity in the Boston Area|
Consider donating to Black Lives Matter Boston's Campaign 21, which supports families who are fighting for housing equity in the Boston area. BLM Boston currently has requests from 7 families with children who need immediate assistance in accessing permanent, sustainable housing.
Submitted by Kristan Smith,-Park Indivisible Acton
|Protect the Integrity of the Census|
Ask your senators to block the addition of a citizenship question to the 2020 Census by clicking on 5calls website. Youâ€™ll help prevent dramatic negative effects on the drawing of political districts, allotment of congressional representatives, and fair distribution of federal funds for education and social services.
Submitted by Kristan Smith-Park, Indivisible Acton
|Support the Student Non-Discrimination Act|
Call or email your Members of Congress and ask them to cosponsor the Student Non-Discrimination Act. It prohibits discrimination against students in grades K-12 because of their sexual orientation or gender identity. Since no federal law protects LBGTQ youth and they are at greater risk of suicide, this legislation would help make a positive difference in our schools.
Submitted by Kristan Park-Smith, Indivisible Acton
|Ask Your Rep to Vote Yes for Clean Diesel|
S1447, the Diesel Emissions Reduction Act, has passed in the Senate and now awaits a House vote. This would allocate funds to extend the successful Clean Diesel program of the EPA which has been subsidizing the swap of high-emission diesel engines, like those typically found on school buses, with modern, low-emission engines. Please ask your House rep to vote YES on S1447/HR3107.
Submitted by Kristan Smith-Park, Indivisible Acton
|Act on Mondays to Support Mass Power Forward Priorities|
Contact your Reps and the House Speaker every Monday to keep the pressure on the 5 Mass Power Forward priorities.
- Contact Senate President Harriette Chandler and ask her to bring the Senateâ€™s Omnibus bill (S.2302), An Act to Promote a Clean Energy Future (with gas leaks consumer protection in it) to the Senate Floor for a vote.
- Since the House isnâ€™t ready to address the Senate bill yet, it may be most productive to lobby our Reps to ask Goldenâ€™s Joint Committee on Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy (TUE) to favorably report on Renewable Portfolio Standards (RPS) and Solar, while also telling them we want to revive the Department of Public Utilities Reform that was â€œsent to studyâ€ but is in the Omnibus along with our other bills. Find your legislator here.
- Please sign on to this letterâ€‹ to support the Environmental Justice Act. When you click on the letter, you will be able to read more on the subject.
Submitted by Catherine Loeb and Kristan Smith-Park, Indivisible Acton
|EC6: Social Justice & Activism Conference, April 21|
|Essex County 6 Indivisible Social Justice & Activism Conf Info|
Day April 21
Time 9:30 am to 5:00 pm
Place Salem, MA
Find out whatâ€™s happening in the grassroots movement for social, economic, racial, and environmental justice in our North Shore communities. Letâ€™s talk strategies for building a powerful movement for change with our neighbors. Get information, make connections, and be inspired! *EC6 is a co-sponsor of this conference* and will be hosting a workshop. The conference is Saturday, April 21, in Salem, MA, from 9:30 am to 5:00 pm.
|Three Forums With CD-3 Candidates|
|The 13 candidates for congressional district 3 (CD-3) will meet for an open debate and question period at Fitchburg State University. Candidates will be asked to focus on domestic issues, including the economy, immigration, education and national security.|
This debate is organized by The Sun of Lowell, Sentinel & Enterprise of Fitchburg and Nashoba Valley Voice, in partnership with Fitchburg State University and Nashoba Valley
The public is enthusiastically encouraged to attend.
|Day Wednesday, May 9|
Time 5:00 PM
Place Fitchburg State University 160 Pearl Street, Fitchburg
Two other debates with CD-3 candidates are scheduled, with the public invited to attend.
Day Sunday, April 29
Place UMass Lowell's Durgin Hall, 35 Wilder Street, Lowell
In June, the focus will be on foreign affairs, including trade, treaties and military defense.
Day Tuesday, June 5
Time 10:00 AM
Place Devens Commerce Center (33 Andrews Pkwy, Ste 207, Devens, MA).
Submitted by Margaret Scarsdale
|Join a Great Big Canvass For a State Senate Candidate|
Please join us in Natick for a Great Big Canvass for Becca Rausch for MA State Senate - Norfolk, Bristol, and Middlesex.
We've set an ambitious goal for number of doors to knock on, and welcome volunteers of all ages (kids too!) to help us get the word out about Becca's campaign. No experience required - we'll provide training and snacks.
RSVP at bit.ly/GreatBigCanvass. Thanks, and hope to see you there!
Day Sunday, April 15
Time 1:00 PM- 4:30 PM
Submitted by Becca Rausch
|Volunteer With the Environmental Voter Project This Earth Day|
We are celebrating Earth Day at the Environmental Voter Project this year by taking action! Please join us on April 19 as we gather in full force to text, call, and knock on the doors of environmental voters in the Boston area and across the country.
This is a great opportunity to get involved, meet new people, enjoy some food, and make an important impact this Earth Week.
Sign up here to volunteer with EVP this Earth Day!
Day Thursday, April 19
Time 2:00 to 5:00 pm. There are two shifts: 12:00 to 2:30 pm and 2:30 to 5:00 pm.
Place Meet at the Environmental Voter Projectr office located at 55 Court Street, Suite 520, just off of the Government Center T stop.
Submitted by Catherine Loeb, Indivisible Acton
|Billionaires Are Stealing Our Democracy|
A discussion of Dark Money: The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right by Jane Mayer, co-sponsored by Progressive Watertown and the Watertown Public Library, featuring these panelists:
Day Sunday, April 22
- Joan Vennochi, Associate Editor and Columnist of the Boston Globe
- Dr. Marshall Ganz, Senior Lecturer of Public Policy at the Kennedy School of Government
- Prof. Theda Skocpol, Victor S. Thomas Professor of Government and Sociology at Harvard University
Time 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Place Watertown Public Library 123 Main St., Watertown
Submitted by Lisa Baci, Minuteman Indivisible
|Meet the Candidates for Lt. Governor and Secretary of State|
Meet Quentin Palfrey and Jimmy Tingle (candidates for Lt Gov) as well as Bill Galvin and Josh Zakim (candidates for Sec of State).
Make an evening of it: you can head over to this event after attending the fundraiser in Brookline for Brendan Kelly (IL-12).
Day Monday, April 23
Time 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Place Brookline Town Hall, 333 Washington Street, 5th Floor
|Third District Congressional Candidate Forum|
Joint candidate forum with Indivisible Westford and the Littleton Democratic Town Committee.
Each candidate will have 20-25 minutes, scheduled between 1:30- 3, to speak and answer questions.
Day Saturday, April 28
- 1-1:30pm General announcements for the group
- 1:30-1:55- Dan Koh, speech and Q & A
- 2:00-2:25- Barbara Lâ€™Italian speech and Q & A
- 2:30-2:55- Bopha Malone, speech and Q & A
Time 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Place Ruben Hoar Library, 41 Shattuck St, Littleton
Meeting room in the rear of the building
Submitted by Beth Morrison, Indivisible Westford, Progressive MA Chapter
|Meet Brendan Kelly, Running in IL-2|
|Participate in a fundraising event to support flipping a House district for Brendan Kelly (IL-12) from 5:30 â€“ 7:00 p.m. This district is in that â€œsweet spotâ€ for supportâ€”it is neither a long shot nor one of a handful of races that are virtual sure things.|
|Brendan was born in the 12th and is currently the Stateâ€™s Attorney in St. Claire County. The IL12 has historically been a democratic district, but narrowly went for Republican Mike Bost in 2014 and 2016. Brendan, a Navy Vet, is a good match for his opponent, Bost, who is a Marine Vet.|
$100 (suggested to attend, but give what you can) RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Organized by Brookline DTC and Force Multiplier.
Make an evening of it: after the fundraiser, head over to the Brookline Town Hall for a candidate forum with candidates for MA Secretary of State and Lt. Governor.
Day Monday, April 23
Time 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Place Home of Marc Foster & Andrea Roberts, 122 Naples Rd, Brookline
Submitted by Monica Burke, Indivisible Acton
|Have Breakfast With Elissa Slotkin, Running in MI-8|
|Elissa Slotkin is running against Republican Mike Bishop in Michiganâ€™s 8th congressional district. Many believe that Elissa has the skills and experience to flip this Republican-leaning district. As a veteran, she has been endorsed by Congressman Seth Moulton, and by the DCCC who made her one of their first choices in their â€œRed to Blueâ€ campaign.|
|Sign up to have breakfast with Elissa on April 24 or to make a contribution at any level.|
Elissa is a third-generation Michigander who, after growing up on her family's farm, chose a career in public service. Until January 2017 she served as Acting Assistant Secretary of Defense, where she oversaw policy at the Pentagon on Russia, Europe, the Middle East and Africa. She served three tours in Iraq, where she met her husband Dave, an Apache helicopter pilot.
You will want to meet this candidate! Join us on April 24. You can donate to her campaign here.
Day Tuesday, April 24
Time 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Place 49 Oliver Street, Watertown
Submitted by Susan Labandibar, Indivisible Somerville
|Learn About Carbon Pollution Pricing|
Join Marc Breslow of ClimateXChange and leading author of Massachusetts State Clean Energy Plan for a discussion on CARBON POLLUTION PRICING -- Climate Change and our Economy.
Carbon pollution from the burning of fossil fuels, which is the primary cause of climate change, is the greatest environmental and economic threat facing the planet. Adding a pollution charge to fossil fuel prices is the most cost-effective way to cut carbon pollution and strengthen our economy. Such a charge would give energy producers and consumers a strong incentive to shift from fossil fuels to clean energy while having the freedom to decide how to do so.
Marc Breslow will be available for a Q&A following his presentation, during which he will answer any questions about carbon pricing or how to approach your legislator. For more information visit: www.Climate-XChange.org
Sponsored by: No Canton Gas Pipeline; Toward an Equitable Sustainable Future, and Canton Indivisible
Day Tuesday, May 1
Time 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Place Unitarian Church; 1508 Washington St. Canton
Submitted by Denise Falbo, Indivisible Canton
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