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NATIONAL AND STATE ACTIVITIES
If you have other suggested activities or events, please email us at Info@IndivisibleHawaii.org
HAWAII: COMMON CAUSE, REMINDER TO CONTACT GOV IGE ON 4 BILLS
If you have not yet contacted Governor Ige about 4 bills pending his signature (3 to sign into law and 1 to veto) you may contact him here (this is not the Hawaii State Capitol Website so you do not need to open or have an account) or you can email him directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or you may call him at 808-586-0034.
Please contact the Governor ASAP. The bills are currently under review. Governor has until June 21, 2021 to let the public know if he will veto any bills. We want to provide our public comments to him as soon as we can. It is recommended that comments on legislation be provided through the Governor’s website (please follow instructions on site as it is slightly different from Capitol site) but you can email or call as you wish.SB0159 – Automatic Voter Registration SUPPORTHB0670 – Relating To Employees’ Retirement System SUPPORTHB0671 – Relating To The Code of Ethics SUPPORTSB0404 – Relating To Electioneering Communications
OPPOSENATIONAL: BLUE WAVE CAMPAIGN
We are currently working on our BlueWave campaign for Virginia. They are conducting their Democratic primary today, June 8, for Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General and all House of Delegates seats (their State House). General elections will be held this fall. Once the Democratic candidates are determined, we will start sending postcards. Keep Virginia Blue!
We’ll share information re postcard effort within the next few weeks.
NATIONAL: ACLU, SIGN PETITION, RE-EXAMINE PUBLIC SAFETY
Sign the ACLU’s petition and urge President Biden to use the power and purse strings of the federal government to make sure the proven alternatives to police institutions are embraced by every city across America.
Our country needs to re-examine public safety to save Black lives and reduce racist police violence – and the critical solutions to do so are straightforward: from training civilian professionals as first responders in mental health crises to dealing with low-level offenses through tickets instead of force, arrests, and preventable death
True justice would be if George Floyd were still alive. True justice would be Daunte Wright, Adam Toledo, Breonna Taylor, Philando Castile, Eric Garner, Sandra Bland – and countless others – still being alive. Instead, their lives were lost at the hands of law enforcement largely because in the U.S. heavily armed police officers are the first, last, and only resort in Black communities.
It’s time to fully fund true community safety and health in Black communities that helps bring the era of racist and violent policing to an end. Are you with us? Add your name now:
NATIONAL: ASK CEOS TO SUPPORT HR1 AND S1 TO END VOTER SUPPRESSION
Please take advantage of this opportunity to send emails to CEOs of large, U.S. based corporations, asking them to speak out against voter suppression laws and to support of the national voting rights legislation – H.R. 1 and S.1.
Ellen Caringer, Ph.D. and Head of Hui Aloha ‘O Maui Indivisible has graciously shared this information with us.
Hui Aloha ‘O Maui Indivisible members Connie Kissinger and Vollie Scott pulled together a list of CEOs from 50 large, US-based companies, all consumer facing, with headquarters around the US. They then worked with Vote.org to pull together a sample email, with specific actions that their members could send to the CEOs.
Download document to see document with company names, CEO email addresses, and a sample letter.
NATIONAL: WEBINAR, SOCIAL MEDIA MATTERS, MIS- AND DISINFORMATION ON SOCIAL MEDIA
THANK YOU to those that were able to attend the Secure Elections Network webinar on May 20. We gained an in-depth analysis of mis and disinformation on social media from Pam Vogel and Sharon Kann research directors with Media Matters. For those unable to attend last Thursday and/or those wanting a second listen, the recording of their excellent presentation may be accessed here. (Please note that I was able to play the video with my Firefox browser, but for some reason, unable to view it with Chrome.)
In addition, the slides from the program may be accessed here.
Our next program coming up in the next few weeks will continue our understanding of media coverage with an exhaustive look at local news in print and broadcast. Stay tuned for more details soon.
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