This is not what “freedom” should look like.

Things are starting to turn. Now is the time to press in for responsible gun laws. 

On Nov. 1, 2017, John Chiang, California’s Treasure asked CalSTRS to divest from companies that sell certain kinds of guns and ammunition that are illegal in California.

Our Senator Feinsteinjust introduced the  Assault Weapons Ban of 2017, along with Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), Patty Murray (D-Wash.), Jack Reed (D-R.I.), Tom Carper (D-Del.), Robert Menendez (D-N.J.), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), Al Franken (D-Minn.), Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii), Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii), Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Ed Markey (D-Mass.), Cory Booker (D-N.J.), Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) and Bob Casey (D-Pa.).

Your turn.

Minimal Script: I’m calling from [zip code] and I want Senator [___] to join Senator Feinstein in co-sponsoring and passing the Assault Weapons Ban of 2017.

If your Senators aren’t on this list, call them.

Thank Senator Feinstein: https://www.feinstein.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/e-mail-me
Thank Senator Harris: https://www.harris.senate.gov/content/contact-senator

Other Senator Contactshttp://www.phoneyourrep.com

Haven’t made any calls on gun violence yet? Ready to do them again?! Go here.

This covers call scripts for the “Background Check expansion“, re-authorizing the CDC to study gun violence, the “Automatic Gunfire Prevention Act” and asks our legislators to vote NO on the “Concealed Reciprocity Act.

More Info.: 

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Fire Bill Handel from KFI 640. Calling a United States Congresswoman a “Whore” is NOT ACCEPTABLE. #NeverSayWhore

This history…

Last week, we asked people to call Rep. Frederica Wilson’s office to share some kind words with her and her staff .

They’ve been swamped by negative and threatening messages for standing up to Trump. If you haven’t heard about this, click here and add your voice of support to her and her staff.

Of course, someone made it worse…

On Oct. 20th,  Los Angeles’ KFI 640 morning radio host Bill Handel called Rep. Wilson,  a “cheap, sleazy, Democrat whore” (if you can stomach listening to it: http://bit.ly/2yZ3Pi4), spreading this dangerous message of hate against Ms. Wilson. He’s contributed to the hate and death threats causing Rep. Wilson to feel too threatened to return to DC to do her job. (http://bit.ly/2id9SWp)

Let’s do something! First, contact the radio station.

Continue reading “Fire Bill Handel from KFI 640. Calling a United States Congresswoman a “Whore” is NOT ACCEPTABLE. #NeverSayWhore”

Show some love, California! Stand Indivisible. #StandwithFrederica.

Quick recap for those who missed this whole stupid excuse to beat on a successful black woman…
Rep. Frederica Wilson contradicted Trump’s story when he attacked Myeshia Johnson’s account of his “condolence” call regarding the death of her husband La David. Now Trump’s revenge against Wilson has spiraled out of control. WH Chief of Staff John Kelly has jettisoned his honor and dignity  to defame the legislator, lying about an incident in which contrary video evidence exists.

Now to Trevor Noah for the rest of the story…

Meanwhile, a storm of hate has hit Wilson’s office.

(from Chop Wood, Carry Water)

“I heard and read about the awful, racist phone calls coming in to Rep Frederica Wilson and picked up the phone to give her my support today. The guy who answered the phone sounded really overwhelmed. He said it’s mostly hate mail and phone calls from all over the country but a few people have called in support.

If you have a minute, pick up the phone and let them know it’s not all racists and Trump supporters out there. Sounds like Wilson’s staff needs a hug.”

Call DC office: 202-225-4506
Call local offices: (305) 690-5905, (954) 989-2688, ext. 4

Email: https://wilson.house.gov/contact/email-me

Postcards to: 

Washington DC: 2445 Rayburn HOB, Washington, DC 20515
Miami Gardens: 18425 NW 2nd Avenue, Suite 355, Miami Gardens, FL 33169, (305) 690-5905
Pembroke Pines: Pembroke Pines City Hall, 10100 Pines Blvd, Building B, Third Floor,  Pembroke Pines, FL 33026
West Park: West Park City Hall, 1965 South State Road 7, West Park, FL 33023 Phone: (954) 989-2688, ext. 4

More info:  Continue reading “Show some love, California! Stand Indivisible. #StandwithFrederica.”

Remind Marriott not to host hate groups.

“ACT for America is the country’s largest anti-Muslim hate group, and they work tirelessly to undermine Muslim communities and our allies. They support a broad racist, anti-Muslim, and White Nationalist agenda—not just the Muslim Ban, but a wall on the US-Mexico border, and the ending of DACA, too.

At their last national event back in June, ACT for America was joined by members of Identity Evropa and Vanguard America—the same groups involved in the deadly neo-Nazi riot in Charlottesville.

Now, ACT is planning their annual conference next weekend (October 2nd and 3rd)—at the Marriott in Arlington, VA.  

Let’s ask Marriot hotels not to host this hate group for meetings of any kind 

2 Actions – Choose 1 or both.

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Submit Trumpcare Comments to the Senate Finance Committee by Monday, Sept. 25!

(From Indivisible Austin)

Here are instructions from our friends at Community Catalyst:

Working against the September 30th deadline for the budget reconciliation instructions, Senate republicans are trying once again to ram a repeal bill through the Senate. After some members of the Senate called for regular order – a public process with committee hearings, expert testimony and opportunity to offer amendments – the Senate Finance Committee will meet on Monday, September 25th at 2:00pm EDT in a hastily thrown together attempt at “regular order.” However, without a full CBO score detailing the impact on how many consumers will lose coverage and with no time for actual debate, this hearing is nothing more than a distraction from what is really happening: the latest attempt to gut Medicaid and strip health care from millions of Americans.

The hearing record needs to be filled with strong statements of opposition from organizations and individuals!

  1. Draft comments detailing the harmful effects of the Graham-Cassidy bill.
  2. At the committee’s request, be sure to submit comments with the following formatting instructions: a typewritten, single-spaced statement, not exceeding 10 pages in length, with title and date of the hearing and the full name and address of the individual or organization on the first page of the statement.
  3. Email to GCHcomments@finance.senate.gov by 12pm CDT on Sept. 25.
  4. We recommend that you also provide a copy of the letter to your own Senators.

Talking points from Community Catalyst (PDF)

This one is easy…The Sierra Club’s got it all set up for you.

Tell the Bureau of Land Management that they should protect public lands, not polluters. 

Submit your public comment here.

(Extra Credit: If you customize your comment to show why you care about this issue it will have a bigger impact)
The Trump administration is trying to remove environmental protections that would shield public and tribal lands and water from the worst effects of fracking.

The Bureau of Land Management’s fracking rule was created to make sure that fracking well construction protects local water supplies, ensure that the fluids that flow back to the surface because of fracking are managed responsibly, and provide public disclosure of the chemicals used in fracking. Removing safeguards only benefits Trump’s oil industry buddies.

Fracking injects millions of gallons of fluids and chemicals directly into the earth. A 2011 study by the House Committee on Energy identified more than 700 chemicals used in fracking, including benzene, acrylamide, ethylene oxide, bisphenol A (BPA), and formaldehyde — all well-known carcinogens.

More Info Continue reading “This one is easy…The Sierra Club’s got it all set up for you.”

Protect Working People’s Savings: Oppose Trump’s efforts to do away with the “Fiduciary Rule”

Script: I am contacting Secretary Acosta to demand that the Department of Labor preserve the Fiduciary Rule. Banks and other financial institutions advising individuals should be required to put their clients’ financial interests above their own.

Contact Secretary Acosta: executivesecretariat@dol.gov/ 1-202- 693-6000

More Info: Continue reading “Protect Working People’s Savings: Oppose Trump’s efforts to do away with the “Fiduciary Rule””

10-minute Fun-Pak of Voting & Equal Rights Actions. Get ready for the March!

Women line up to vote for the first time in New York after the passage of the 19th Amendment, New York, New York, 1920. 

On Saturday 8/26, join in the Indivisible March on Los Angeles, both to celebrate the 97th anniversary of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, granting women the right to vote, and to show that we’re willing to stand up to “the most openly misogynist, regressive, bigoted, corrupt and dangerous administration in United States history” as well.

So today, we thought we’d put together some quick actions in honor of equal rights and voting. If you don’t have your phone optimized for fast calling yet, do that first.

We recommend that you CALL legislators that haven’t supported a bill yet and EMAIL to thank those who have. “Thank you” emails are encouraging to our legislators without tying up phone lines needed for action calls.

Call or thank? We’ve put in our legislators in the examples below. Not sure whether or not yours has signed up to sponsor something? Go to Congress.gov. Type in the bill # in the search function, hit the “Co-sponsors” tab. Sorting by “Alphabetical – by name” makes finding them easy.

Representative/Senator Contacts are listed at the bottom of this post.

Action #1 – Extend the deadline of the ERA. (H.J.Res 53 / S.J.Res 5) 

Continue reading “10-minute Fun-Pak of Voting & Equal Rights Actions. Get ready for the March!”

Warning: Flint is coming to a tap near you. Stop EPA from poisoning us!

polluted

Submit online comment form – Due 8/28/17

Save the Clean Water Rule! 

The EPA is moving forward with a Clean Water Rule repeal by revising the definition of “Waters of the United States” covered by the Rule. The 30-day public comment period is now open.  The rollback threatens drinking water for 117 million people.

Go to the Federal Register to submit your own comments:  https://www.regulations.gov/docket?D=EPA-HQ-OW-2017-0203

More Info: http://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/343898-epa-to-seek-comments-on-obama-water-rule-repeal

https://indivisibleventura.org/2017/07/27/update-from-sierra-clubs-jim-hines/

https://indivisibleventura.org/waters-of-the-united-states-definition/

 

Your Weekly Dose of Sanity-Saving Good News!

Watch the celebrations outside the Senate when word of the failure came back! (There’s a bunch of happy videos here)

I hear over and over…”Don’t talk to me about politics. It’s too overwhelming. It stresses me out.”

I’m going to make a different plea. Come join in! Continue reading “Your Weekly Dose of Sanity-Saving Good News!”