Indivisible St Johns Newsletter August 16, 2020

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The U.S. Postal Service Edition

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     YOUR WEEKLY RESISTANCE NEWSLETTER
WEEK OF AUG. 16, 2020



Trump admits he wishes to withhold funding from the U.S. Postal Service in order to put the kibosh on vote-by-mail. Don’t just sign the petition–Get angry! We need to flood our legislators’ phones every day!
When you call, another point to make:   Millions of Florida retired military depend on #USPS for delivery of Express Scripts Rx.

We need the post office!  Sign the petition, and, better yet, write and/or call your senators:  Sen. Marco Rubio 202-224-3041  https://www.rubio.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/contact

Sen Rick Scott  202-224-5274
https://www.rickscott.senate.gov/contact_rick
Rep. John Rutherford, Dist. 4  202-225-2501 https://rutherford.house.gov/contact/email 


Trump opposes election aid for states and Postal Service bailout, threatening Nov. 3 vote

DROP BOX, DROP BOX, DROP BOX!!!! Take your ballot to a Drop box and circumvent his sabotage!

Drop boxes are at all Early Voting locations in St. Johns County during early voting hours and at the Elections office 24 hours! Just SIGN and date back of the envelope and get it in by 7 pm Aug 18th. For Early Voting locations, see Votgesjc.com._

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Our friend Warren Clark made it on First Coast News!

“St. Augustine man’s mailbox has message of support for postal service workers”

Tie One On for our U. S. Postal Service Workers HERE and HERE!


WHO ELSE  YOU  CAN CALL OR WRITE: 
Louis DeJoy, the U.S. Postmaster General who is doing Trump’s bidding and dismantling the USPS right before the election, reports to the 6-member USPS Board of Governors (pictured here).

These six men have the power to stop DeJoy.

Let ‘em hear your voice! (If you click on this link, you can get a larger view of the addresses–click on the photo that comes up.)#savetheusps#savetheusps


You can also write to the postmaster general himself at his N.C. home:


SAVE THE DATE FOR OUR NEXT MEETING!
This will be the second appearance with us of Dr. Dale Anderson.  Last fall he gave a great presentation on fascism.  He is returning on AUGUST 26, 7 – 9 PM. His presentation will cover (1) The Stakes of our 2020 Election, (2) GOP’s Voter Suppression Strategy,  (3)  House Resolution (H.R.) 1’s powerful support for Democracy, and (4) Creating a Democratic “Landslide”

See his bio HERE.

Lend a hand to our West Augustine neighbors!

Sign up link HERE

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MUST SEE!  “IMMIGRATION NATION” — an original docuseries by Netflix

An ICE agent (right) exercises a warrant in Netflix’s ‘Immigration Nation.’
This  series came out just this month on Netflix.  It is definitely a must-see.  It is amazing what the Netflix crew was able to capture on tape.  The Trump administration tried to block its release until after the election.  It gives a picture of what it’s like inside ICE, the attitudes of the ICE officials, and the experiences and heartbreaks of the immigrants.  It will induce anger, as well as tears.   It’s a series of 6 episodes, one hour each and well worth every minute. (Editor’s opinion)         _________________________________________________________

MEET YOUR CANDIDATES

Brenda StrattonSoil & Water Conservation, Dist. 4

“I firmly believe that education is the key to a future that works well for all of us.  One of the most basic and actually fairly simple things to do for a quality life for everyone is to increase awareness and the information available about the environment including soil and water conservation.”

Roxanne Horvath  City of St. Augustine Seat 1rhorvath@citystaug.com

https://www.facebook.com/CommissionerRoxanneHorvath


These roads would increase Florida panther deaths, hastening their extinction.
The Alachua County Board of County Commissioners on Tuesday voted unanimously to reject plans to build new toll roads across the state.  We need to keep applying pressure to keep these roads from being built.
With the need for severe budget cuts,  it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out that the state needs to spend its precious tax dollars on critical state needs (education, public health, the unemployed, housing — the list goes on and on) and should immediately stop wasting money on M-CORES.

See one article here.


What can we do?  We can lobby the task force members (and here) directly.  We can write letters to the editor.  WE CAN LET OUR VOICES BE HEARD!



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MISSION STATEMENT: To build and sustain an inclusive proactive community that will protect our environment, our freedoms and our basic human and civil rights. We are committed to an indivisible St. Johns County with liberty and justice for all.

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