We’re still keeping a full calendar of remote events. Check https://indivisibleyolo.org/calendar/ for the most up-to-date information on actions and events you can join!
Republicans have now released an atrocious version of a coronavirus “relief” bill, months after Democrats in the House passed the HEROES act (a real relief bill). The Republican proposal cuts unemployment benefits, gives a special liability shield to employers if their employees get sick, and puts NO money into safety measures for the election. It’s unconscionable that Trump allies continue to let the pandemic rage unchecked and then refuse to do anything to help the victims of their negligence.
The unemployment enhancements and protection from evictions in the last coronavirus relief bill have already expired. 30 million people have recently lost their jobs and more job losses are imminent due to the continuing economic devastation from the uncontrolled pandemic. We need our senators to be strong in negotiations and to keep the protections in the HEROES act. And right now, 3 months out from the Nov. 3rd election, we have very little time to ensure a secure election. Keeping the election protection measures in the HEROES act is vital: we’ll need the provisions for safer in-person voting, vote-by-mail, and post office funding in order to fight the Trump administration’s effort to suppress the vote.
Below, you can find example call scripts and contact information for our Senators.
Would you like company making calls to representatives or doing the action of the week? Join our Virtual Action Coffee Zoom meeting Monday mornings at 10 am: https://zoom.us/j/721847201. We’ll talk through Indivisible Yolo’s action of the week, call or email our representatives, talk politics, and stay connected to each other and the work in this challenging time.
We’re just 3 months away from the election! If you haven’t had a chance to get involved yet,this is the time! There are SO MANY remote events you can join, even if you’ve never participated before. We have phone banks, text banks, advocacy calls, postcard meetups and more, all online via Zoom. We’re doing more than ever – in spite of the pandemic – as we count down to the most critical election of our lives. You can find up-to-date events on our calendar at https://indivisibleyolo.org/calendar/.
Take care, and take action!
-The Indivisible Yolo Team
The final Community Read event will be Wednesday, August 5th, 7pm.
Author David Daley will join us at 7pm on Wednesday, Aug. 5 to talk about his book “Unrigged: How Americans Are Battling Back to Save Democracy.” He will talk about grassroots efforts in 2018 and update on us what is happening in 2020. Local activist Beth Foraker will moderate an open Q & A. This will be both a motivating and enlightening evening! Pre-registration is required; you can register by clicking here. You will receive your Zoom link after registration.Action: Tell our Senators to pass the HEROES Act without watering it down:Sen. Feinstein: 415-393-0707 (SF) 202-224-3841 (D.C) (email)Sen. Harris: 916-448-2787 (Sacramento) 202-224-3553 (D.C.) (email)Sample Call Script for Sen. Harris and Feinstein:
Hello, my name is [YOUR NAME] and I am a constituent from [CITY/Zip Code]. I’m calling Senator Harris/Feinstein to urge her to do everything possible to ensure that the HEROES Act is considered and passed in the Senate without watering it down. The bill includes necessary protections to keep people on payrolls, provide financial relief, protect our public health, and defend democracy.While Donald Trump is trying to suppress the vote, it’s clear we need to keep the measures to expand voting by mail and to make in-person voting safer, as well as fund the Postal Service. We need to keep the moratorium on evictions and foreclosures, expanded paid, sick, and family leave for all workers, and free testing and treatment for all, including immigrants regardless of status.
Please support the Heroes Act, and don’t let Republicans include any of their harmful provisions, like a liability shield for employers. Thank you!
Action: Pick a phonebank, textbank, and/or information session event from the Indivisible Yolo calendar and attend (remotely)!
It’s just 3 months until the November 3rd election- the work we do now decides not only whether Trump stays or goes, but what the Senate will look like in 2021. We can’t knock on doors, but we can call and text. With the Trump administration trying to suppress the vote and cast suspicion on election results, we have to make sure the turnout is overwhelming!
Indivisible Yolo has a full calendar of remote phonebanking and textbanking events.The action of the week is to attend a phonebanking, textbanking, or information session from the Indivisible Yolo calendar here: https://indivisibleyolo.org/calendar/Don’t worry if you haven’t attended an event before- now’s the time! Just pick any event on the calendar that mentions training will be provided.
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