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Tell our Members of Congress: No negotiation with MAGA hostage-takers!

Hi Indivisibles,

Our calls to Members of Congress this week still focus on lifting the debt ceiling without giving in to the MAGA hostage-takers who want to cut the safety net and decimate our economy. Though raising the debt ceiling just allows the U.S. to pay what’s already owed, MAGA extremists are threatening to induce a recession and a global economic crisis by using the debt ceiling as a hostage. Our Members of Congress should not budge a fraction of an inch- and historically, giving in to hostage-takers on this subject has never satisfied them, only encouraged them to more extreme behavior. We’re calling our MoC’s to tell them: no negotiation with hostage-takers!

(For an in-depth look at the debt ceiling issue, here’s Indivisible National’s guide:

Rally and March for Michael Barrera – February 8, 10am-noon. 1000 Main St., Woodland

“Feb. 8, 2023 marks 6 years to the violent and brutal murder of Michael Barrera at the hands of 5 Woodland Police officers.
Our family is calling an action to raise awareness on his death and remind WPD and the City of Woodland that they have blood on their hands.
We invite family, friends, supporters, and impacted families to join us on this day.
*Live-stream available for those who cannot attend in person.
10 AM: Press Conference in front of the Yolo County Courthouse followed by a March to rally at WPD.
*Private gathering with the Barrera Family to remember and celebrate Michael’s life after.”


Call script- To our Members of Congress: don’t negotiate with MAGA hostage-takers- raise the debt ceiling now

California’s 2 Senators:

A lot of Indivisible Yolo members have a new representative! You can find out whether your representative is Rep. Mike Thompson or Rep. Doris Matsui here.

Example call script (your own words are best!):
Hi, my name is [your name] and my zip code is [zip code]. I’m a voter and a constituent of [Sen. Feinstein/Sen. Padilla/Rep. Thompson/Rep. Matsui] and I am asking the [Senator/Representative] to demand their Republican colleagues lift the debt ceiling now, without conditions. MAGA extremists are taking the economy hostage and using it to try to force cuts to Social Security, Medicare, and more. Will the [Senator/Representative] commit to demanding a clean debt ceiling increase without giving an inch to the MAGA hostage-takers?

Did you miss the Indivisible National deep dive into the strategy for the new Congress?

You can download and read: “A Practical Guide to Defeating MAGA”

Here’s a link to the recording of the training:

 And to the training slides:

State Strong Yolo- Wednesdays 7-8:30pm

State Strong Yolo – progressive advocacy at the State Capitol! State Strong Yolo is the state legislative advocacy team for Indivisible Yolo. Across the nation, State Capitals are incubators for new laws and state laws have the biggest impact on people’s lives. With a Democratic supermajority in Sacramento, our expectations are high and we will insist on progressive accomplishments in 2023. Bring your ideas for state legislation and get ready to advocate with your activist colleagues! Everyone interested in promoting progressive policies is welcome!

RSVP here:

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