NEWS & UPDATES
Help us meet our post card goal!
Our weekly postcard party at Allendale United Methodist Church is suspended until further notice due to Covid-19. We are now distributing postcard kits for folks to write at home.
Presently, we have 240 Pinellas County volunteers preparing personalized postcards for other Pinellas voters who are not currently signed up for vote by mail. We also have recruited Indivisible groups in Los Angeles, San Jose, San Francisco and Portland OR.
Since we put out our appeal on April 11th you returned more cards than we got since we started the program in early January! Over 25,000 cards are ready to mail out in early May. Our West Coast friends are mailing us over 3,000 more completed cards. WOW!
This is our web page if you want to learn more and get involved: Pinellas County Postcard Project – https://tinyurl.com/pinellaspostcards
Write to Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders
Indivisible Safety Harbor has started an action asking individuals to write to Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders urging them to work together, and to form a broad coalition needed to beat Trump this fall. This will require compromise on both their parts.Background, instructions and suggested message texts
Immokalee Emergency Medical Campaign
Immokalee farmworkers are putting their lives on the line every day to make sure we have food on our tables. The Coalition of Immokalee Workers is working in overdrive to take steps that Florida local and state government will not take, in order to protect this vulnerable community. Simply put in the New York Times article published April 3, 2020, by one of the CIW founders,
“We can’t treat the people who harvest our food as expendable. Like health care workers and emergency medical workers, they are putting themselves in harm’s way for the rest of us. We need to take steps now, ahead of the surge of cases, to erect fully staffed field hospitals…”
And so we fight. Immokalee has virtually no medical facilities or personnel, and that paired with the harsh living and working conditions, this virus is sure to devastate this already vulnerable community. Your immediate action could be the difference between life and death in Immokalee, so we thank you.
What you can do:
Save The Post Office
Here are two links to online actions you can take to support the post office. The first will send a letter to your representatives and the second will include your name on a petition to congress.
Please Like Or Follow The Pinellas Coalition For Immigration Justice Facebook Page
Donate to Allendlale UMC
Allendale United Methodist Church has been a friend to Indivisible FL-13 and other progressive groups in the age of Trump. For nearly four years that I know of and probably longer they have been a safe and welcoming space for numerous progressive activist groups and causes.
In this time of Covid-19 they are struggling with decreasing offerings and donations. If you are able please visit their web site and make a donation of any size. Every little bit adds up. The give link is in the upper right or click here to go directly there.
Please mention Indivisible FL-13 in the optional comments field. Thank you and thank Allendale United Methodist Church for their help and encouragement.
Weekly Demonstrations Go Virtual During Pandemic
Contact John Stewart at email@example.com for information on the weekly virtual demonstration. Every Monday or Tuesday he is sending out the current week’s topic and virtual protest signs to his direct contacts.
Or just contact your Senators every Tuesday with your current concerns:
Below is contact information for the Senators’ offices in the federal courthouse in downtown Tampa where we protest every Tuesday. Once a week you help stage a virtual demonstration by contacting the offices by phone and/or e-mail to let them know your concerns. You can let them know this is part of the Tuesday morning virtual demonstration.
We can keep a regular presence on line, even if we don’t in the flesh.
One request: the staff in the two offices have always been professional and courteous to us. No matter what you think of their bosses’ morals and policies, please be polite to the staff when you communicate. We have nothing to gain by being hostile or rude.
Here is the contact information:
Senator Rubio’s office: (813) 853-1099
Senator Scott’s office: (813) 225-7040
This will be a great way to keep active and, once the crisis has passed, to amplify the voices of those demonstrating. Not everyone has the ability or inclination to demonstrate, so we can let the senators know that there are countless people who agree with those who are in front of their offices every week.
via John Stewart
Indivisible FL-13 Contact Information:
Indivisible FL-13 on Facebook
|Florida 13 Congressperson Phone Numbers:|
Senator Marco Rubio (R): DC (202)224-3041 Local (813)287-5035
Senator Rick Scott (R): DC (202) 224-5274
Representative Charlie Crist (D): DC (202) 225-5961 Local (888)205-5569
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