Actions to take this week

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MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE - JANUARY 28: Demonstrators protest the death of Tyre Nichols on January 28, 2023 in Memphis, Tennessee. The release of a video depicting the fatal beating of Nichols, a 29-year-old Black man, sparked protests in cities throughout the country. Nichols was violently beaten for three minutes and killed by Memphis police officers earlier this month after a traffic stop. Five Black Memphis Police officers have been fired after an internal investigation found them to be “directly responsible” for the beating and have been charged with “second-degree murder, aggravated assault, two charges of aggravated kidnapping, two charges of official misconduct and one charge of official oppression.” (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Indivisible Call with ASC

The Indivisible statewide Zoom call with Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins is Thursday.
The Invest In Our New York (IONY) platform calls for funding affordable housing, public education, childcare, workers & wages, climate action, and more in 2023.

Thursday, February 2nd @ 7:00 PM
Register here

How NY Can Expand Access to Abortion Care

After the fall of Roe v Wade, Blue States like New York passed laws protecting abortion care providers from prosecution for those traveling from states with abortion bans. Telemedicine shield laws take that one step further – protecting doctors who prescribe pills to out-of-state women seeking to have abortions at home.

Sen. Shelley Mayer joins us to talk about the legislation she’s sponsored that will expand access to abortion care nationwideClick here to listen to the podcast.

Court of Appeals Update

The NYS Senate Judiciary Committee voted 10-9 to defeat the nomination of Judge LaSalle as the state’s top judge. Although Governor Hochul refuses to say what’s next, we must continue to demand that she put forth a nominee who will protect the rights of New Yorkers.

  • We need to keep building our coalition as this process continues. Please encourage people and organizations that are not yet signed onto the campaign to sign on at
  • Publicly and privately thanking the 25 senators who opposed the last nomination will help keep them committed to the cause. Here is a list of those senators, their office phone numbers, and their Twitter handlesPlease give them a call to say thanks, publicly thank them on social media, and encourage other people to do the same.

Debt Ceiling

Let your Member of Congress know you’re concerned about the U.S. defaulting our debts.Background:

Action: Call Senator Schumer, (202) 224-6542; Senator Gillibrand, (202) 224-4451; Congressman Bowman (202)225-2464 and Congressman Lawler, (202)225-6506

Script:  Hi, I’m a constituent calling from [zip]. My name is _______. We have just hit our debt limit. The money owed is money Congress has already voted to spend— there is absolutely no reason we should be refusing to pay our debts. America can’t afford even the appearance of a default, and Republicans’ proposal to opt for debt prioritization instead is not a better option—it would mean huge cuts to critical federal expenditures such as Medicaid, food safety inspections, border control, and air traffic control. No way. Raise the debt ceiling and be done with it. Thanks.

Five Towns: One Book

IW is proud to cosponsor CURE’s Five Towns: One Book event again this year.
Help us pack the five events at the five libraries because we believe Westchester County cares about keeping the discussion around institutional racism alive. This time we do this through Lorraine Hansberry whose plays are having a resurgence. You can see A Sign In Sydney Brustein’s Window at BAM with Rachel Brosnahan and Oscar Isaac.  At this BAM production there will also be an EXHIBIT curated by Soyica Diggs Colbert, our featured author who wrote Radical Vision, A Biography of Lorraine HansberryDr. Colbert will be at the Croton Library with us on February 11th, at 2pm kicking off the five events that run from 2/11-4/15. 

Click here to register.

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