Trump kicks a hornet’s nest…

“The former CEO of that exchange, Counihan, told Politico that the cessation of ads and outreach “will clearly have a material impact” on the volume of sign-ups on the (ACA) marketplace.”(cnbc)

Action #1

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We need to use the power of Indivisible to protect health care for our neighbors, our friends and ourselves.

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Fight to Make CA a Sanctuary State: Stop Trump’s Deportation Machine!

Minimal Script: Hi, I’m calling to ask {State Sen.[1 call] (&) Assembly [1 call]} to ask that she/he/they support SB 54, the California Values Act.

(Additional if you want to: CA should no longer comply with any “hold” requests to detain immigrants for US Immigration and Customs Enforcement or permit state and local agencies to use their facilities for immigration enforcement.)

State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson: SAC (916) 651-4019, SB (805) 965-0862, OX (805)988-1940

State Assemblymember Monique Limón: (CA-37): SAC (916) 319-2037, SB (805) 564-1649, VTA (805) 641-3700

Other Rep Contacts: http://www.phoneyourrep.com 

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Fight Hate Crime: Demand a DOJ Task Force to Address the Rise in Domestic Hate Crimes

Script: I am writing (https://www.justice.gov/doj/webform/your-message-department-justice ) to urge Attorney General Sessions to support Sens. Mazie K. Hirono (D-Hawai‘i) and Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.) request to create an interagency task force to address the tragic increase in domestic hate crimes.

The recent outburst of violent racism and domestic terrorist activity by white supremacist organizations and individuals in Charlottesville, Virginia, has made the senators’ call for action even more urgent.

More info:  Continue reading “Fight Hate Crime: Demand a DOJ Task Force to Address the Rise in Domestic Hate Crimes”

Fight White Nationalism: Government Must Fund the Countering Violent Extremism Program!

Minimal Script: I’m calling to ask {Sen.[2 calls] (&) Rep [1 call]}  to require that the Countering Violent Extremism program stays focused on white nationalism, and that CVE grants are fully funded.

(Additional script if you want to: A substantial portion of CVE grants are awarded to respond to the threat of white nationalism. We need a Department of Homeland Security that fights domestic terrorism on every front—including white nationalism—and they need to have the budget to do it.)

Call Senator Feinstein: DC (202) 224-3841, LA (310) 914-7300, SF (415) 393-0707, SD (619) 231-9712, Fresno (559) 485-7430

AND Senator Harris: DC (202) 224-3553, LA (213) 894-5000, SAC (916) 448-2787, Fresno (559) 497-5109, SF (415) 355-9041, SD (619) 239-3884

AND Rep. Julia Brownley: (CA-26): DC (202) 225-5811, Oxnard (805) 379-1779, T.O. (805) 379-1779

OR Rep. Salud Carbajal: (CA-24): DC (202) 225-3601, SB (805) 730-1710 SLO (805) 546-8348

Not your people?: http://www.phoneyourrep.com

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Your Weekly Dose of Sanity-Saving Good News! – “We are braver than we thought we were” Edition

This is a massive awakening. We’ve already seen an awakening taking place in the last few years. It will intensify. We’ve seen marvelous demonstrations in a variety of different cities… I think that we have to have a real sense of commitment to being a hope in such a bleak moment. And we can turn things around.” (Dr. Cornel West, Professor of the Practice of Public Philosophy, Harvard University)

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Good News in Civil Rights – Updates on Charlottesville and more.

If you missed our last “Weekly Dose of Sanity-Saving Good News – “Look for the Helpers” Edition on Charlottesville, click here. It includes maps of where the vigils  for Solidarity-with-Charlottesville took place, as well as some local pics of our own event. There were nearly 700 events across this country. Amazing!

The best of America is still alive and kicking. Continue reading “Your Weekly Dose of Sanity-Saving Good News! – “We are braver than we thought we were” Edition”

NO on Sam Clovis – yet another climate change denier – and worse! Where does Trump find these people?

Script: I’m calling Senator [Feinstein/Harris] to oppose Sam Clovis to serve as the Department of Agriculture’s top scientist. He is neither a scientist, nor does he accept that climate change is real. He has accused progressives of “enslaving” minorities, and called black leaders “race traders.” He is a purely political appointment with no real qualifications to serve.

Senator Feinstein: DC (202) 224-3841, LA (310) 914-7300, SF (415) 393-0707, SD (619) 231-9712, Fresno (559) 485-7430

Senator Harris: DC (202) 224-3553, LA (213) 894-5000, SAC (916) 448-2787, Fresno (559) 497-5109, SF (415) 355-9041, SD (619) 239-3884

Not in California? Other Senator Contacts: http://www.phoneyourrep.com

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Vote Yes on S.1006, The Equality Act. Extend the protections of the Civil Rights Act to LGBTQ Americans.

 Script: I’m calling Senator [___] to ask her to support S 1006, The Equality Act. It’s time to extend the protection of our Civil Rights Act to this vulnerable group of citizens.

Call Senator Feinstein: DC (202) 224-3841, LA (310) 914-7300, SF (415) 393-0707, SD (619) 231-9712, Fresno (559) 485-7430

AND Senator Harris: DC (202) 224-3553, LA (213) 894-5000, SAC (916) 448-2787, Fresno (559) 497-5109, SF (415) 355-9041, SD (619) 239-3884

More Information: Continue reading “Vote Yes on S.1006, The Equality Act. Extend the protections of the Civil Rights Act to LGBTQ Americans.”

Vote NO on HR 2796, the hate-based Civil Rights Uniformity Act. Transgender rights are human rights!

Script: I’m calling to ask Congressperson [_____] to vocally denounce HR 2796, the Civil Rights Uniformity Act, as an unacceptable bigoted assault on transgender people’s rights.

Call Rep. Julia Brownley: (CA-26): DC (202) 225-5811, Oxnard (805) 379-1779, T.O. (805) 379-1779

OR Rep. Salud Carbajal: (CA-24): DC (202) 225-3601, SB (805) 730-1710 SLO (805) 546-8348

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Thank Senators Feinstein and Harris for standing up for civil rights in our schools!

Senator Feinstein and Senator Harris were among 34 Senators who sent a letter to Education Secretary Betsy DeVos detailing their concerns over her failure to support civil rights within the realm of public education.  Let’s thank them by email for signing the letter and let them know that their constituents support civil rights at all levels of public education.

Thank Senator Harris: https://www.harris.senate.gov/content/contact-senator

AND Senator Feinstein: https://www.feinstein.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/e-mail-me

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Thank Ventura-based Patagonia for supporting Planned Parenthood – Brieitbart is slamming them!

Patagonia is being slammed by Breitbart and other right-wing media outlets for its strong defense of our national parks and monuments and for its donations to Planned Parenthood. As a result, the company has been receiving tons of negative phone calls, which has been demoralizing to the staff. A little love from the public would be very much appreciated.

Script:  I’m calling to thank Patagonia for its support for our environment and Planned Parenthood. We’ve heard that you’ve been getting a lot of harsh calls, but we want you to know that a lot of people appreciate your support for these important issues.  I’m proud have Ventura-headquartered Patagonia as my neighbor.

Call Patagonia: 805-643-8616

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