Prescott Indivisible Newsletter – January 14, 2021

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Prescott Indivisible is a non-partisan community which seeks to promote a progressive and inclusive agenda in support of human rights and the environment.


Prescott Indivisible Newsletter:
January 14, 2021

 Link to the Prescott Indivisible website

Message From Mavis
Perspective From The Chair

I sent an email to my extended family on January 11. I also submitted is to the Daily Courier Letter to the Editor and posted it on our private Facebook page.

Dear Family,

I don’t know if you know this but our democracy is under siege. Last Wednesday, January 6, 2021, Trump incited domestic terrorists to break into our nation’s capitol building in an attempt to disrupt the process of counting certified electoral votes so he could retain the presidency. The stated basis for his action is that he has repeatedly told the same “big lie” that he won by a landslide and the election was rigged. If you believe the “big lie” then his actions could be interpreted as protecting our constitution.

Our presidential election was the most clean and fair election probably in the history of our country because of all of the oversight from both parties. The results were contested in over 60 lawsuits and no evidence of fraud was ever uncovered. From this perspective, Trump committed a dangerous treasonous act and should be removed from office even though he only has 9 more days – because – a lot more damage can be done in 9 days!
Mavis

I wrote this email because I felt the need to express the truth. Timothy Snyder in “On Tyranny” said that the antidote for tyranny is to tell the truth. Simple to say. Sometimes hard to do. I would encourage all of you to tell the truth to your family, in whatever way it feels rights, because it makes a bigger impact when it comes from someone you know.

“Freedom is not a state; it is an act. It is not some enchanted garden perched high on a distant plateau where we can finally sit down and rest. Freedom is the continuous action we all must take, and each generation must do its part to create an even more fair, more just society.” —John Lewis

PI General Meeting Announcement: February 4, 2021
Video link to the January 7th meetinHERE

The direction PI is taking is chaning. Biden is going to be inaugurated on January 20, 2021.  Our goals are shifting. Indivisible National put out a guide right after the Georgia senatorial election. They waited until then because the outcome determined what direction we’d take next so Indivisible actually wrote two guides. Pretty impressive, huh! Now it’s up to PI to determine how we can most effectively influence politics in our area of the country.

At the February General Meeting, we will be getting input from all of you and from our team leaders. Then we can discuss how best to work together to effect change. We’ll send out more information later but I wanted to give you a heads up so you can mark you calendar.  February General Meeting: Thursday, February 4, 6-7:30 pm.

Recommended Reading:

The American Abyss: A historian of fascism and political atrocity on Trump, the mob and what comes next. CLICK HERE
…Mavis Brauer, chair@prescottindivisible.org


Monday, January 18th, MLK Day
Event schedule    
HERE
MLK Principles of Non-Violence and Steps to Non Violence 
CLICK HERE


SAVE THE DELLS ACTION…

Yesterday, the majority of city leaders bypassed the choice of the public by choosing City Charter Option B to fill Billie Orr’s vacant council seat. This means that an individual will be chosen from a group of applicants and then will serve for ALMOST THREE YEARS without having been duly elected by the citizens! Jim Lamerson’s name was mentioned as a candidate for the seat. Mr. Lamerson was a voted out by the citizens in 2018!  We need to respond to this bad decision and stop the appointment of any predetermined individual!

Now is the time for you to get on the record as opposing this decision. Write a rant, Letter to the Editor, call, or email the council.
Thank Cathey Rusing and Phil Goode for promoting the choice of the people.

https://www.dcourier.com/submit/rants-and-raves/
https://www.dcourier.com/submit/letter-to-the-editor/
greg.mengarelli@prescott-az.gov
steve.blair@prescott-az.gov
phil.goode@prescott-az.gov
alexa.scholl@prescott-az.gov
cathey.rusing@prescott-az.gov


#RemovePaulGosar from Congress


See video HERE
SHARE on Facebook and 
RETWEET on Twitter using #RemovePaulGosar

As constituents of Paul Gosar in Yavapai County we are asking for petition signatures from residents of Arizona and Arizona CD-4. And a call to contact members of Congress asking them to refuse to seat Paul Gosar.

Sign the petition to recall Paul Gosar HERE
–The Yavapai County Democratic Party

WHAT IS RTS?


Weigh in on bills from the comfort of your couch! Arizona’s Request to Speak (RTS) is an online tool that lets everyday citizens give Arizona state lawmakers our feedback on bills. It’s an easy way to get involved in state politics, stay informed on the bills that directly affect us, and make sure our elected officials honor the wishes of us, their constituents. 

REGISTER AND PARTICIPATE


Go to Civic Engagement Beyond Voting  (CEBV)https://www.cebv.us/
Click on RTS and find the sign up form.

After you complete and submit the form someone will go to the Capitol for you to create your account (required) and send you a confirming email with instructions and a temporary password.  When you create your account with them you will automatically receive the Legislative Weekly directly from CEBV

RTS TRAINING   

Trainings every Thursday in January at 5:30. 
Register for Zoom training Sessions HERE
AND/OR
Open House on Sundays to learn about upcoming bills and have RTS questions answered.  Sundays at 4:00, Jan 17- Feb 14. Register HERE
RTS refresher video HERE

KEEP UP TO DATE WITH–LD 1 Legislative Action Update


CLICK HEREThe LD1 Legislative Action Update was started in 2017 to keep people living in LD 1 apprised of how our State Legislative Officials were representing us at the State Capitol.  The Update gives links to promote constituent participation in the Democratic process

President Trump became the first president to be impeached twice, after the House approved a single charge citing his role in whipping up a mob that stormed the Capitol. He faces a Senate trial that could disqualify him from future office.  READ THE STORY HERE
–New York Times


Comic Relief with Randy Rainbow HERE


AZResist is an independent calendar covering
civil rights and progressive politics across Arizona.  

CONTACTS

PRESCOTT INDIVISIBLE
prescottindivisible.org Calendar of Events HEREEmail      info@prescottindivisible.org
 Prescott Indivisible onYouTube 

Start a discussion on:
TWITTER:@IndivisPrescott
FACEBOOK:  (Public page) / (Closed group)


CONTACT
NATIONAL, STATE, AND LOCAL REPRESENTATIVES

National
SENATOR MARK KELLY

PO Box 27202, Tucson, AZ 85726
https://markkelly.com
https://www.facebook.com/CaptMarkKelly/

SENATOR KRISTEN SINEMA
825 B&C Hart Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224-4521 
contact@sinema.senate.gov

REPRESENTATIVE PAUL GOSAR
2057 Rayburn HOB, Washington, DC 20515       202-225-2315
6499 S. Kings Ranch Rd. #4, Gold Canyon, AZ 85118  480-882-2697
220 N. 4th St., Kingman, AZ (by appt. only)
122 N. Cortez St., Suite 104, Prescott, AZ 86301       928-445-1683
http://paulgosar.house.gov/contact/

Arizona
GOVERNOR DOUG DUCEY
State Capitol, 1700 West Washington Street, Phoenix, AZ 85007      602.542.4331
http://azgovernor.gov/governor/form/contact-governor-ducey

Legislature  http://www.azleg.gov/
Senator Karen Fann          kfann@azleg.gov                 602-926-5874  
Rep. Noel Campbell         ncampbell@azleg.gov          602-926-3124
Rep. Steve Pierce            spierce@azleg.gov               602-926-5584

Prescott
MAYOR GREG MENGARELLI
201 S. Cortez  St. Prescott  928.777.1248


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Prescott Indivisible was founded in 2017, when Paul Hamilton and Nicole Romine put an ad in the local paper, requesting local progressives to show up at the library. Over 100 people lined up. In short order, we had formed a local chapter of the national Indivisible movement. Within six months we adopted a set of Guidelines that sets the framework in which we work, designed a logo and printed and sold t-shirts. Our mailing list quickly expanded from 100 to over 1,200. We usually have 100 or more attend our general monthly meetings.

Prescott Indivisible has a strong track record of activism. We adopted the team concept: Communication/Events; Voter Education and Elections; Education; Environment; Human Rights; Immigration and Peacekeepers to assist with safely issues. Initially we had a steering committee that consisted of volunteers. After our guidelines were adopted, the steering committee is made up of elected officers and members at large and the heads of the various teams, or their designees. A diverse group of community activists, social justice advocates and others that have volunteer ties to non-profits and religious organizations, the steering committee assists the teams when asked and sets the agendas.

Our teams and their members have worked diligently to make their voices heard. We have made thousands of calls, mailed hundreds of postcards to our legislators in Arizona and in congress. We have collaborated with like-minded organizations to advocate for issues of crucial importance to Arizona and the nation.

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