IY volunteers: You’re the best!
Our candidate didn’t win but we’re coming back stronger A huge thank you to Indivisible Yolo’s Local Issues action team, which spent many hours working to help elect Cynthia Rodriguez as the Yolo County District Attorney.
Although we’re deeply disappointed that Cynthia didn’t win, we’re so proud of the diligence and excellent effort our team put into the race. Our all-volunteer team was small but powerful. Back in February, we created an endorsement committee and set up weekly organizational meetings. We then spent almost 90 days lifting up our voices in favor of a candidate committed to implementing public safety strategies that embrace racial justice and to reforming the mass incarceration policies that take such a devasting toll on our communities.
Together, we knocked on doors, made phone calls and had lots of good conversations with voters. We distributed lawn signs and campaign literature. We wrote letters to the editor. On their own dime, volunteers sent over 1,200 handwritten postcards to local voters.
We think our small team actually reached over 6,000 Yolo County voters. The final election results are still being tallied but the fact that thus far 96.9% of those who voted in Yolo County cast a vote in the DA race—up from 92.1% in 2018—may be one indication that folks took notice of our efforts. That’s an impact we can build on.
Interested in joining IY’s Local Issues action team? Email us at email@example.com.
This week’s action: Register for IY’s Summer Meeting
When: Monday, June 27 at 7 pm
Where: Online on Zoom
Advance registration required:Click here to register
Join us on June 27 for our General Meeting as we explore how to Give No Ground in 2022. Learn about each of IY’s Action Teams and how you can get involved. We’ll also be voting on changes to our bylaws and new leaders to help pave the progressive way forward.
IY’s general membership meetings take place only a few times a year, so we really hope you can make it. See you soon!
Our State Strong Yolo volunteers #DoTheWork
Last week, IY’s Steering Committee sent a letter to our state legislators, Assembymember Cecilia Aguiar-Curry and Senator Bill Dodd, asking them to support 18 bills in the current legislative session. These bills include essential reforms that would benefit Californians in the areas of democracy reform, healthcare, economic justice, climate justice, and racial and criminal justice. You can read our letter here.
IY’s state-level legislative advocacy is spearheaded by volunteers in our new State Strong Yolo action team. Meeting weekly and collaborating with a coalition of over 60 Indivisible groups from across California, State Strong Yolo volunteers are making a difference by amplifying our members’ voices in Sacramento.
In addition to tracking our priority bills, State Strong Yolo keeps us up-to-date on emerging legislative priorities. Just a few days ago, lawmakers introduced SCA-10, a bill that would ask voters to approve a state constitutional amendment to protect the right to an abortion and contraceptives.
State Strong Yolo welcomes new volunteers. If you’re interested in helping advance progressive policies in our state legislature, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A little teaser…
We’ve heard that folks miss IY’s pre-pandemic happy hours. Good news—we’re working on bringing back outdoor social meet-ups this summer! Stay tuned for dates and details.
And as always:
- To join one of our Indivisible Yolo committees and to see where you can volunteer, Sign up to #DoTheWork and fill out this quick interest form so we can connect with you!
- And check out our calendar for upcoming Indivisible Yolo events.
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