Indivisible St Johns Newsletter Week of October 13, 2019

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YOUR WEEKLY RESISTANCE NEWSLETTER
WEEK OF OCTOBER 13, 2019

We’re gonna be frank. We need some help from you. We understand you get way too many requests to do something, somewhere, sometime. We’ve had a busy year with a small but dedicated team of leaders.

For the last few newsletters, we’ve asked for you to emailus to help us out. No one has responded. For a reminder, we’re listing most of the things we’ve brought to you this year. Some are missing in the blur of activity everywhere. It takes thought, time and energy to make these happen. We will not be able to sustain this pace without your help. Consider what just 3-4 people pulled off this year:

INDIVISIBLE SPEAKERS 2019

  • JANUARY           Jen Lomberk, Matanzas Riverkeeper, Sea level rise 
                                and pollution
  • FEBRUARY        Jen Cowart, MD, Medicaid Expansion
  • MARCH              Pam Roines, League of Women Voters, National                                          Popular Vote movement
  • APRIL                 Gina Duncan, Equality Florida, Transgender Rights
  • MAY                   FL League of Conservation Voters, Sea level rise 
                                and climate change
  • JUNE                  Michelle Dillon, President SJC teachers union, 
                               Public and charter schools
  • JULY/AUG         No meetings
  • SEPTEMBER    Dr Dale Anderson, Speaker , How Fascism Works
  • OCTOBER         Voter Suppression  Best Democracy Money Can Buy

INDIVISIBLE ACTIONS 2019

We co sponsored the March for Our Lives, we marched 
in the MLK Day parade.               

We collected Medicaid Expansion petitions at the farmers market twice.               

We went to Tallahassee to advocate for Indivisible values.

We participated in rallies for LGBTQ, Families Belong 
Together Rally, Lights for Liberty co Sponsor, protest on 
International Childrens Day, co sponsored Climate change 
student march and organized the Rockin Our Rights event 
among other actions.

We held socials at local restaurants once a month.

If there are other things you want, tell us. We tried to respond to everyone’s requests this year. We will not be able to do this level of activity unless we get your help. Don’t assume someone else will sign up. They don’t. It’s on all of us to continue the resistance. Please.

Email: indivisible.st.johns@gmail.com               


THIS IS MISSION CRITICAL
INDIVISIBLE COMMITS TO CONTACTING LEGISLATORS
AT ALL LEVELS OF GOVERNMENT

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STAY INFORMED ON WHAT YOUR STATE REPRESENTATIVES ARE UP TO:

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based on your zip code  so you are ONLY TALKING TO YOUR REPS who are involved with the legislation.

It’s easy and the talking points are there. For those of you asking, the alerts will begin soon.

The Resources and Strategy section on the Legislative Advocacy page on the newly redesigned UU Justice Florida website at https://uujusticefl.org/ contains bill references and committee referrals that should be helpful information for you to print and leave with your representatives.

Sign up on the Take Action page to receive  Legislative Action Alerts for bills of interest as they progress  in the 2020 Legislative session.


UUJF Legislative Days

Registration is now open for Unitarian Universalist Justice Florida Legislative Days January 27-28, 2020. 

CONSIDER JOINING THE UU CONTINGENT LIKE INDIVISIBLE DID LAST YEAR IN TALLAHASSEE TO TALK TO OUR STATE LEGISLATORS!
YOU WILL MEET GREAT PEOPLE, LEARN A LOT AND MAKE A DIFFERENCE! 

UUJF invites all UUs and friends to participate in this important annual event.

This is your opportunity to visit our state capitol, have dinner at the UU Church of Tallahassee, and learn how you can influence your state legislators to vote on issues important to us as UUs.  The next day we meet with our legislators or their staff in their offices.   Lodging (for UU members only)is included free of charge at the local Days Inn. Several members have already attended and have found it a very interesting, informative experience.  

The antidote to despair is action – and actions such as this can be very healing.

Go to this link for further info.

In the past we have carpooled and can do so again.  Contact Nana Royer  nana@nrdp.net for more information.


POSTCARD PARTIES CONTINUE!
CLICK HERE FOR TOPICS IF YOU CAN’T MAKE IT

Email for next dates: Warren


Blue Wave Coalition of St. Johns County
Fall NPA Outreach Canvass

St. Johns County has nearly as many non-party affiliated (NPA) voters as Democrats, but many of them are left-leaning. Join us as we reach out to left-leaning NPAs and offer them the opportunity to change parties so they can vote in the March Presidential Preference Primary!  

As a canvasser, you will be paired with another person and visit just 20 homes of targeted voters. All training and materials will be provided, along with snacks and refreshments. 

We will use a strategy that will help us first identify whether the voter is a Trump supporter. If they are not, we’ll remind them that Florida is a closed primary state and if they would like to help Democrats pick someone to oppose him, they need to register as a DEM.  

We will have voter registration forms on hand to facilitate party changes.We are likely to have some pretty interesting conversations! Let’s have fun experimenting with this strategy — Blue Tsunami’s all around for returning canvassers! 

Date: 10/26/2019 (Sat.)
Time: 9:00am – 12:00pm EDT
Location: 143 Appaloosa Avenue, St Augustine FL 32095
SIGN UP HERE


AND FINALLY, NEVER FORGET 
YOU CAN GIVE SOMEONE HOPE:

Originally posted on the Indivisible St. Johns website. Re-posted with permission.


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MISSION STATEMENT: To build and sustain an inclusive proactive community that will protect our environment, our freedoms and our basic human and civil rights. We are committed to an indivisible St. Johns County with liberty and justice for all.

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