‘Twas the week before impeachment, and all through the land
The Resistance was stirring and showing our hand
Our protests were planned for Impeach Eve with care,
In hopes that Removal Day soon would be there.
Now, Nadler! Now, Lofgren! Now, Jeffries and Swalwell!
On Lee and on Bass and on Schiff! Give them all hell!
And you’ll hear us exclaim, ere you drive out of sight –
Indivisible we! Come and join the good fight!
The IEB newsletter is taking the rest of the month off. Whatever you’re doing in these winter days, your editrixes wish you comfort and joy! We’ll be back with the regular newsletter in the new year.
Action #1: Hit the streets to demand: Impeach & Remove!
Deadline: Sign up NOW – On Dec. 10, the House of Representatives announced Articles of Impeachment against the High-Criminal-in-Chief, charging abuse of power & obstruction of Congress. As of this writing, it looks like the full House could vote on impeachment the week of Dec. 16-20. We’ve been working for months to get the word out: this lawless criminal must be impeached and removed. Now it’s time to hit the streets again! A grassroots coalition spearheaded by Nobody Is Above the Law is mobilizing demonstrations to call for 45’s impeachment and removal, to be held the eve of the House vote. Search for an event near you at this link; then watch videos of our Indivisible East Bay/Indivisible San Francisco Model Impeachment Hearings; and find out more things you can do in our latest article.
Action #2: CliffsNotes for Indivisibles
Deadline: 12/15/2019 – Is your copy of Leah Greenberg & Ezra Levin’s We Are Indivisible sitting on your nightstand, spine uncracked and pages unopened? Not to worry — bring your book or electronic reading device and join us this Sunday, Dec. 15 from 2-3 PM for coffee & discussion. We’re meeting at the excellent 1951 Coffee on Channing Way, where you can support their mission to provide job training and employment to refugees, asylum seekers, and special immigrant visa holders by ordering a delicious drink or pastry. Seats limited, so email email@example.com if you can join us.
Action #3: The gift of Obamacare
Deadline: By Dec. 15 to get healthcare by 1/2/20; by Jan. 15 to get coverage in CA for 2020 – In the holiday spirit of giving and taking care of your loved ones (and yourself), make sure you all have health insurance coverage for 2020! Open enrollment for the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare, runs until Dec. 15, 2019 nationwide, and until Jan. 15 in CA (though if you want coverage to start at the beginning of January, it’s still the Dec. 15 deadline). It’s not surprising if you haven’t heard much about this, since the Plaguebringer-in-Chief cut spending on ads — again! — as part of his pet initiative to undermine or roll back anything by the Obama Administration (from the Iran Deal to low-flow appliances). But have no fear — you can visit Covered CA to shop now, and get the info you need about ACA Open Enrollment in our article.
On November 8, a group of IEB’ers met with Sen. Harris’s staff in her SF office to discuss topics from immigration to defense spending to Syria to election security and more. Oh, and of course impeachment! Read our detailed notes.
State and Local News
No December All Members Meeting!
January 26, 2020, 1-3 PM: Get that New Year’s resolution checked off by joining us at our January 2020 (!!) All Members Meeting! Updates on how we’re reclaiming Democracy (yes, with a big D) and our 2020 plans! At Sports Basement, Berkeley. Info & RSVP.
Your donations to IEB support our actions against the Evil Empire but do not go to candidate-related events.
- Reminder, there’s no December All Members Meeting. See you in January!
- Dec. 15, 2-3 PM: Join IEB’s coffee & discussion about We Are Indivisible At 1951 Coffee on Channing Way. Seats limited, email firstname.lastname@example.org if you can join us.
- January 26, 2020, 1-3 PM: All Members Meeting at Sports Basement, Berkeley. Info & RSVP.
OTHER EVENTS (see section below with links to phone banks & much more):
IEB doesn’t necessarily endorse the groups, events, or candidates included here. Submit calendar events to email@example.com
- OPEN ENROLLMENT for Obamacare and Covered California: dates vary but earliest deadline is Dec. 15 — see our article for all deadlines!
- Indivisible National’s live-streamed interviews with 2020 Democratic candidates: watch recordings at this link. More info here.
- EVERY TUESDAY, 4:30-5:30 PM: Resistance Rally by Grand Lake Theater, Oakland
- EVERY THURSDAY, 5-6 PM: Table with Indivisible Resistance Action East Bay at Rockridge BART.
- Jan. 12, 2020: 3-5 PM: Commit to Flip Blue Volunteer Thank You Party! In Lafayette. Info here.
- Jan. 18: Women’s March Oakland. Info & register here.
- Date TBD: Mass Impeachment Mobilization. Find an event, or host one! Date will be set when a House vote on impeachment articles is scheduled.
Phone! Canvass! More!
Check out phone & text banks, and much more, hosted by these great groups IEB works with:
- Democracy Action’s calendar (search by location)
- East Bay Activist Alliance phone & text banks, more. See list & RSVP here
- Flip the West: postcarding, voter registration, and more, listed here
- Indivisible Berkeley phone & text banks
- Indivisible National phonebank: call voters in key areas to urge their Senators to ensure a fair impeachment trial in Senate.
- Indivisible SF: phone banks, more.
- NorCal Blue’s events calendar.
- Swing Left East Bay phone banks, canvassing, more. See list here.
- West County Organizing: phone & text banks for state & special elections, in El Sobrante. Email Nancy for schedule & to RSVP
- Working America Central Valley canvasses. Sign up here.
We Could Not Make This Up
Too bad there’s no Nobel prize for creative digital marketing. Or irony. Or WTAF? This week, Time Magazine named teen environmental activist Greta Thunberg “Person of the Year” (unfortunately ignoring the many other young people, including young people of color, who’ve been fighting for environmental justice for much of their lives), and the Despoiler-in-Chief accused her of needing “anger management.” LOL. Not to worry, his team’s got a weapon more powerful than righteousness: Photoshop! (CW: pictures of 45.) Yes, he’s still trying to get his face on that cover of Time, even if it’s on a teenage girl’s body … eww. But if he can’t be an angry teen lauded for trying to save the world, he’ll be … a mass murderer defeated for trying to destroy it? And speaking of not getting their stories straight, we offer the “What happened to the world of laughter, it’s a world of tears” award to ICE for commemorating Human Rights Day with a lovely stock photo of kids’ joined hands in many colors. Well, mostly white. But anyway. It’s a small world, after all.
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