Supreme Court tells the Grifter-in-Chief: Show them (NY grand jury) the money. Supremes also say: Don’t show them (House Dems) the $$, at least not yet. Bad news: we the voters may not see records until after Election Day. But sunny side: New York grand juries are legendarily able to indict a ham sandwich if the prosecutor wants to. The Court repeated that no one — not even a delusional President who believes otherwise — is above the law. It’s called checks & balances, kids, checks & balances. And a couple Supremes disagreed in the NY case, but they all joined the epic slap down of Bill “Unlimited Executive Power” Barr — unanimously rejecting absolute presidential immunity. We say again: #NobodyIsAboveTheLaw
Action Date: starting July 26, sign up now – In honor of the 100 days milestone, IEB is challenging ourselves — and you — to our biggest electoral Week of Action since 2018. Join us by setting a personal goal of at least 100 voter contact attempts, reaching out to voters to get them involved in our democracy. You could call with a phone bank, text, or write postcards or letters. You might ask voters to sign up to vote by mail, vote for a progressive candidate in an upcoming election, or remind folks how important it is to vote. We make it all easy for you. Plus — prizes! But really — do this because it’s urgent. More info in our article and sign up here.
IEB’s monthly AMM (via Zoom) was jam-packed! Highlights: a presentation about the Adopt-A-State campaign from Vote Save America, where volunteers adopt battleground states and connect to targeted voter outreach efforts; a presentation about what “defund the police” means; and breakouts on Law Enforcement Accountability, Vote by Mail, Legislative Hardball, and 2020 Election Activism. Check out the full agenda here and read all about the AMM here. Missed it? Mark your calendar for the next one, Sunday, July 26 at 1 PM.
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Activities & Events!
2020 Voter Outreach Events
100 Days Week of Action Challenge, July 26 to August 1. Info & sign up here.
Remote Phone & Text Banks:
- Phone bank to AZ & CO 7/11
- Phone bank to AZ & CO 7/15
- Phone bank to AZ & CO 7/18
- Phone bank to AZ & CO 7/25
- Text Bank to Win in 2020 7/25
- Phone Bank to AZ & CO 7/29
- We’re looking to expand our outreach to Spanish-speaking voters in Arizona and beyond. Please click here to add your name to our list of people available to phone bank in Spanish.
Postcards & letters to voters:
- Online Letter Writing Party to Win in 2020 7/9
- Postcarding 7/9
- Postcarding 7/11
- Online Letter Writing Party to Win in 2020 7/12
- Postcarding 7/13
- Online Letter Writing Party to Win in 2020 7/16
- Online Letter Writing Party to Win in 2020 7/23
- Postcarding 7/25
- Online Letter Writing Party to Win in 2020 7/30
- Want to write postcards from home? Emailfiona.IndivisibleEastBay1@gmail.com and we’ll give you complete instructions, scripts and addresses from one of the groups we work with.
Other Activities & Events
- See our article Come Zoom With Us about how to join us online or by phone, using the Zoom call app.
- July 26, 1-2:30 PM: Virtual IEB All Members Meeting. Stay tuned for the RSVP link & more info!
And Now For Something Completely Different
Oklahoma, where it’s still Indian Country, no matter what you sing on Broadway. The Supreme Court just ruled that much of eastern OK, including Tulsa, the state’s second-largest city, is Native reservation land. Among other things, members of some Native tribes living there may not be subject to state criminal and other laws. Justice Gorsuch joined the liberals for a 5-4 majority, and wrote the opinion, saying “Today we are asked whether the land these treaties promised remains an Indian reservation for purposes of federal criminal law. Because Congress has not said otherwise, we hold the government to its word.” A concept perhaps foreign to the White Man’s Friend-in-Chief, who incidentally thinks the Washington Redskins and Cleveland Indians should keep those names. And is Sen. Ted Cruz taking that Broadway connection too literally? He thinks Manhattan is next!
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