IY Virtual General Meeting TONIGHT at 7pm

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Virtual General Meeting tonight at 7pm

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Hi Indivisibles,

We hope you can join us TONIGHT, Monday May 24th at 7pm for our virtual General Meeting. We will be presenting and discussing a draft mission statement, vision statement and values statement for Indivisible Yolo. Members of the steering committee spent eight weeks working on the language to encapsulate our organization in these statements – working to define what we do and how we do our work, what our vision for the future is, and our values that embody our culture as an organization. We hope you can be there for the presentation and discussion!

For our actions this week, the For the People Act is suddenly urgent and we need your help. We are calling on our Yolo activist community to put pressure on our Democratic Senators to take action now. In their most recent newsletter, Ezra and Leah shared that time is short to pass S1 and urged us to act now. If we do not get S1 passed before the August recess it is very unlikely to pass at all. According to some, that means the Democrats will lose power for at least the next ten years. Trump could be re-elected.Can you help? Call Feinstein and Padilla today and everyday this coming week if you can. There’s an example script later in this newsletter, and on the link tree.

Many Members of Congress spoke out condemning the attacks, but their words are not enough. The U.S. has played a role in supplying the weapons used on innocent civilians for decades and it is long overdue that we take responsibility to protect human rights. That starts with blocking the U.S. sale of military weapons to Israel. Please contact your Members of Congress to cosponsor Rep. Ocasio-Cortez or Sen. Sander’s resolution to stop the sale of bombs to Israel.

Finally, we’d like to invite our Davis members (and all others who would like to join) to the March to Fund a Safer Davis, starting at 10:30am on Saturday, May 29 at Community Park in Davis (F and Covell). This action is part of a Davis public safety campaign demanding structural changes to community health and safety in Davis, including the creation of a new department that’s independent from policing and would address things like mental health crisis response, homelessness outreach, and code enforcement. Though this march is focusing on Davis, the work of re-imagining public safety is relevant to everyone.

Check out our event calendar at https://indivisibleyolo.org/calendar/for virtual events and actions, including Action Coffee on Mondays. Example action scripts, plus a tally sheet for your actions, can be found at: linktr.ee/dothework2020/

The (virtual) General Meeting will be TONIGHT, Monday, May 24th at 7pm.

We’ll discuss the Indivisible Yolo Mission, Vision, and Values statements. Hope to see you there!
Click on this link to join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87097287493?pwd=bi9xSVBxMVMwd3laN1RwOFk0U3JLdz09

Tell our Senators: the time for S1 is here!

Sample Call Script:
Hello, my name is [YOUR NAME]. I’m a constituent from [CITY, zip code] and I’m a member of Indivisible Yolo.

Our group made over 100,000 phone calls and individually donated a total of more than $200,000 in support of blue candidates in the 2020 election cycle.   We helped deliver the 2021 election for the Dems. 

Today I am asking the Senator to take up and champion the passage of S1, The For the People voting rights bill with [her/his] fellow Senators this week and every week in the month of June because we are running out of time. If we don’t pass it now, by the end of July, we chances of passage are greatly diminished. This is not an “optional-nice to have bill”, this is a make or break bill for the future of our democracy. As the Senator well knows, the GOP have lost their way and are under the strong influence of the former president. They are engaged in a full-on plan to win the next election via voter suppression. Please, Senator –  do everything you can to get this bill to the floor and use your influence to make sure it actually passes this summer!

Members of Congress: Stop the sale of bombs to Israel

Call both Senators and your Representative (Garamendi or Matsui)

Sample Call Script:
Hello, my name is [YOUR NAME] from [YOUR CITY, ZIP]

I am calling to ask [Rep. Garamendi/Rep. Matsui/Sen. Feinstein/Sen. Padilla] to cosponsor [Rep. Ocasio-Cortez’s/Sen. Sanders’] Resolution to block the planned $735 million sale of bombs to Israel. It’s time for Members of Congress to take action to stop the human rights violations happening with U.S. weapons; words are not enough.

Text: March to Fund a Safer Davis! Saturday May 29, 10:30am, Community Park (F St & Covell Blvd). The image contains a cartoon of rallygoers of diverse ethnicities and genders, including a wheelchair user and a cane user. Some of the crowd are holding signs reading "BLM", End Police Violence", "Invest in the People!" and a banner that reads "Our city, our budget, our values- Fund community services". An arrow with the text "From re-imagine to reality" goes from the ralliers to a cartoon of the Davis City Council members; in front of the council members is a cartoon of a bag of money and a budget graphic.

The March to Fund a Safer Davis will be Saturday, May 29, 10:30am, at the Community Park (F St. & Covell Blvd).

A year ago the world, and our own community was galvanized around a commitment to address systemic racism in law enforcement. We asked our City Council to defund the police and address the racism, classism, ableism, and misogyny baked into our local law enforcement. Our community came together to listen to each other, to march with each other, to make calls, to send emails, to participate in public meetings.

Now it’s time to invest in a new way forward for our community. Join us in a march to demand a city budget that implements the nine recommendations on reimagining policing and creating a new public safety department to handle non-violent public safety services.

->Bring signs🪧
->Wear a mask 😷
->Social distance 📏

Facebook link is here.

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