Activities for Indivisible Members – June 18, 2021

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THIS IS A CRUCIAL TIME FOR OUR DEMOCRACY
WE’VE INCLUDED A NUMBER OF ACTIVITIES,
FROM VARIOUS ORGANIZATIONS,
THAT ADDRESS NATIONAL AND LOCAL ISSUES

PLEASE TAKE A LOOK AND SEE HOW YOU CAN HELP

PLEASE TAKE A LOOK AND SEE HOW YOU CAN HELP INDIVISIBLE’S “FOR THE PEOPLE PROJECT,” A NATIONWIDE CAMPAIGN TO SAVE OUR DEMOCRACY

If we are going to remake our democracy into one that works for the people and achieves all of our progressive priorities—like affordable healthcare, a green new deal, a pathway to citizenship for all immigrants, and economic and racial justice—we need our members of Congress to use the majority that we built to defend our democracy. Click this link to see an  overview of the “For the People Project”Indivisible’s For the People Project See these these links to see specific actions you can take to support this project.

Demand your Senators vote Yes on S.1 and Eliminate the Filibuster to Pass It https://indivisible.org/demand-your-senators-vote-yes-s-1-and-eliminate-filibuster-pass-i

Demand your Senators Pass S.51, The Washington, D.C. Statehood Bill, Now
https://indivisible.org/demand-your-senator-pass-s-51-washington-dc-statehood-bill-now

Why Reforming the Filibuster Doesn’t Go Far Enough
https://indivisible.org/resource/why-reforming-filibuster-doesnt-go-far-enough

Record a Video, Tell Your Story
https://indivisible.soapboxx.us/prompt-single/democracyreform

Download Graphics and Share them on Social Media to Spread the Word
https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1L2dHvd8wq0yJp5Am4buzv8V_WJspg3vVLetters to the Editor
Letters to the editor might not seem like the flashiest way to get your Member of Congress’s attention. But there’s something about a sharp letter to the editor in a hometown paper that can really get under the skin of the most powerful lawmaker. Use our tools below to get a sample letter to the editor template as well as contact information for your local papers.

Make Democracy Reform a Priority with the For the People Act
https://act.newmode.net/action/indivisible-project/making-democracy-reform-priority-people-ac

tMake Democracy Reform a Priority with DC Statehood
https://act.newmode.net/action/indivisible-project/making-democracy-reform-priority-dc-statehood

Demand the Senate Eliminate the Filibuster to Save Our Democracy
https://act.newmode.net/action/indivisible-project/demand-senate-eliminate-filibuster-save-our-democracy


INDIVISIBLE NATIONAL – DEADLINE FOR DEMOCRACY 
Click above link to download document sent by Indivisible National June 14. It’s a couple of days late, so some of the events have already occurred, but we thought it would still be good to share with our members. It outlines Indivisible’s best assessment of where we stand on getting the For the People Act through the Senate, why we think that June and July are absolutely crucial, and what you can do about it.

STAND UP AMERICA – SAMPLE SCRIPTS FOR PHONING, TEXTING OR EMAILING YOUR MEMBERS OF CONGRESS 
Click here, enter your name and location to access scriptsWrite – Urge Congress to Pass the For the People ActWrite – Demand the Senate Abolish the FilibusterCall – Eliminate the FilibusterWrite – Submit a Letter to the Editor about the FilibusterCall – Demand Congress Stop Voter SuppressionWrite – Urge Congress to Pass D.C. StatehoodWrite – Restore the Voting Rights Act

FAIR FIGHT – TEXTING CAMPAIGN TO PASS S.1
Fair Fight, the group founded by Stacey Abrams, is starting a campaign to pass S1, For The People Act to fight voter suppression. They plan to send out over 10 million texts to get voters to contact their senators. This will be a multi-state endeavor.

It is good to get trained by them. They may not offer training and admission to their texting corps later on. They use Slack and a texting website called Impactive.

Training schedule signup

SECURE ELECTIONS NETWORK (SEN) – WEBINAR, WED, JUNE 23, 1 PM
Local News, Democracy, and the 2020 Elections:
As the local news crisis accelerates, shady news networks fill the voids left behind

Register here
A weakened local news ecosystem is corrosive to democracy. In its absence, government transparency, political competition, and voter turnout suffers. We are currently at a critical moment in the evolution—or devolution—of both the quality and quantity of local journalism. All the while, 2020 proved to be a watershed year for newsroom cutbacks throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. As the U.S. local news industry contracts, a vast array of political “news” networks have emerged.

This webinar will provide an overview as to how “slimy” manipulation of trust in local news played out in the 2020 elections in Arizona, Georgia, and Pennsylvania. It will also dive into its broader implications for the future of fair elections and an informed American democracy.

INDIVISIBLE HAWAII BLUE WAVE CAMPAIGN
Information will be coming out soon on how to postcard for the Virginia elections this fall – Governor, Lt Governor, Attorney General and House of Delegates.

OAHU DEMOCRATS BLUE WAVE COMMITTEE, DAVY STRAND
POSTCARD WRITING FOR VOTER REGISTRATION IN COLORADO CD 3

Given Congressional redistricting required by the census and Republican control of the process in numerous states, it will be a real challenge to retain Democratic control of Congress in 2023 in order to support President Biden and our Democratic policies. 

Oahu Democrats intend to continue our efforts to support Democrats in competitive districts. We have begun to assist  voter registration efforts in Colorado CD 3 where we have a chance of defeating a particularly distasteful Republican next year.

In 2020 gun extremist Lauren Boebert (R) won her first term in a district that was once Democratic.  CD 3 is diverse, geographically extensive, sparsely populated district, which covers most of western  Colorado.  Turnout will be crucial to defeating Boebert in 2022 before she has time to entrench herself.  Winning means mobilizing new voters and outraged Democrats in unprecedented numbers.  We are working with the Field Team 6 voter registration program in a postcard campaign to register likely Democrats.

If you are willing to help this effort by addressing and sending 25 or 50 or more postcards, please contact me during the next few days and I will bring to you a packet of postcards, a mailing list, and instructions. 

David Strand, dnstrand@gmail.com, 415-823-0910

SIERRA CLUB HAWAI’I – WRITE CONGRESS ASKING THEM TO SHUT DOWN RED HILL

Recent data shows that the fuel leaked from the Red Hill facility on May 6 did in fact reach the environment, despite the Navy’s claims that the fuel was “properly collected by the fuel contamination system”. This latest leak and subsequent data—on top of almost 80 years of fuel releases totalling nearly 200,000 gallons of fuel—demonstrates that the Navy is unable to deliver on its promises to protect our water from their fuel and the tanks need to be drained and the fuel relocated away from drinking water and other natural resources.    

The Navy is choosing to make the least expensive, least protective “upgrades” to the Red Hill tanks and is not considering relocating the fuel as an immediate option. Oʻahu’s drinking water and public and environmental health is too important to keep the tanks where they are in similar conditions.

Hawaii’s congressional delegation has the power and means to require the Navy to relocate the fuel. We need your help to urge them to make it happen.

This link contains background info, words to say, and who to say it to. Sierra Club is suggesting that handwritten notes are the most effective. Click here


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Indivisible Hawaii brings the fight to save our democracy to nearly 400 of our friends and neighbors on Oahu plus members through the Indivisible Hawaii Statewide Network chapters on Kauai, Maui County and Hawaii Island.

Indivisible Hawaii is a pro-democracy citizen activist group whose mission is to protect and enhance the institutions of democracy in our Country and our State. We seek to resist Trumpism by engaging our elected officials at all levels of government and promote progressive and democratic values.

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