Metairie Indivisible This Week – Friday, Nov 15, 2019

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By Julie Frontera

Election Day- THIS Saturday, Nov 16.


Today’s Action:

Another School Shooting. How many more students must die before the Senate acts?

  • Sen. Bill Cassidy – DC OFFICE: (202) 224-5824 and METAIRIE OFFICE: (504) 838-0130
  • Sen. John Kennedy: DC OFFICE: (202) 224-4623 and NEW ORLEANS OFFICE (504) 581-6190
  • Rep. Scalise: (202) 225-3015; Rep. Richmond: (202) 225-6636

2 dead, at least 4 injured in a Los Angeles high school on Thurs. This is our new reality: 

“Someone called 911 to report the shooting at 7:38 a.m., according to authorities. When deputies arrived two minutes later, they found six students with gunshot wounds in the quad…”

“The shooting is at least the seventh to take place on U.S. school grounds since the start of the academic year… More than 233,000 schoolchildren have been exposed to gun violence at their own schools since the shooting at Columbine High in 1999.” (Washington Post)

“When I was in the situation, I didn’t feel scared, and that’s the saddest part,” Carzola (student) said. “I felt like everyone was going to go through this at some point and this was my turn.” (Washington Post) 

Call Congress and ask them how many more students have to die before they act.

Tell the Senate to pass  H.R.8, the Background Checks Act of 2019.  This bill has been in the Senate since the spring. In fact, the bill was not allowed to go up for a vote TODAY while the shooting was taking place.

Closing loopholes in background checks is a necessary first step we must take to protect Americans from the rampant gun violence devastating our country.


ELECTION VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Make calls and canvas on Election Day with Together New Orleans:

8:30 am  – 12:30 pm- First Grace United Methodist Church, 3401 Canal St


MAKE PHONE CALLS FOR GOVERNOR JBE. The campaign is currently calling voters who supported him in the primary and to remind them to vote in Early Voting or Election day. The calls are very easy and you can call from home! Email lila@lademo.org to get set up to call from home!


Send Text Messages to Encourage People to Vote on Saturday

Power Coalition is doing voter mobilization outreach in advance of the upcoming runoff election on Nov 16.

You can volunteer for this effort by filling out the form on this link and emailing the contact at the Power Coalition:
Dynisha Hugle. dhugle@powercoalition.org 
Sign up Form: https://tinyurl.com/yg6g5a8o


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Metairie Indivisible is a bipartisan, grassroots community of like-minded Metairie residents (and those from surrounding areas), united to support progressive policies.

Inspired by the Indivisible Guide (www.indivisibleguide.com), this group is coordinates concrete, practical efforts to get the attention of our local congresspeople and pressure them to stand up for our core values.

We fight corruption and foreign influence in our government, and efforts to suppress the rights of all.

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