Indivisible Yolo newsletter

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Call State Sen. Bill Dodd and urge him to end pretextual traffic stops (May be voted on this week!):

Example call script (your own words are best!):
Hello, I’m a member of Indivisible Yolo and I’m calling to ask Senator Dodd to support SB 50. Pretextual stops inflict devastating harm on Californians of color—including dehumanization, degraded public health, economic extraction through fees and fines, physical violence through uses of force, and devaluation of life.  SB 50 will help protect Californians of color from unnecessary harm and help ensure that public dollars dedicated to community safety are being used resourcefully. I urge your support.

Call Assemblymember Aguiar-Curry in support of two bills (may be voted on this week!)

Assm. Aguiar-Curry: (530) 757-1034 (Davis) (916) 319-2004 (Sacramento) emailSample Call Script:
Hello, my name is [YOUR NAME]. I’m a constituent of Assemblymember Aguiar-Curry and my zip code is [zip code].

I’m calling to ask Assemblymember Aguiar-Curry to support AB 742which restricts law enforcement’s weaponization of canine attacks against unarmed people. These attacks have frequently led to permanent disfigurement and even death, have injured babies and innocent bystanders, and are used vastly disproportionately against people of color. Nationwide, more than 3,500 people injured by police canines need emergency medical treatment each year. In the past 2 years in California, police dogs have seriously injured more people than tasers or batons. Yet there are state or national rules governing their use. I support AB 742’s restrictions on inappropriate use of police dogs, and hope Assm. Aguiar-Curry will too.

I’m also asking Assemblymember Aguiar-Curry to support AB 93which helps curb racially biased policing and protect people from unnecessary interactions with police. Baseless searches disproportionately impact Black, Latinx, and multiracial people. AB 93 will help curb racially biased policing and protect people from unnecessary interactions with police by prohibiting consent searches that are not based on any threat to public safety. With AB 93, police will not be able to pursue these searches without justifiable cause or evidence.

Come to an In Person Fundraiser for Michael Feggans

We’re joining Sister District Yolo in co-sponsoring this important (and fun!) fundraiser. Share cool drinks on a hot afternoon while we listen to MICHAEL FEGGANS, the progressive candidate running in a key swing district in Virginia. If he wins, it’s likely the state legislature will flip blue. This is a district that the conservative candidate won by just 112 votes in 2021. Abortion rights, public education, gun safety, and environmental protections are all at stake.  Here are the steps to registration:

REGISTER here on Mobilize

DONATE a minimum of $25 at this Act Blue link

There is $2500 in matching funds on the table, so your donation (no matter how small or large) can get us to our goal of raising $5000.

Indivisible Yolo to Co-sponsor CTD Town Hall with Josh Harder June 5 5PM

IY is joining with other Indivisibles (San Fernando Valley Indivisible and Indivisible Santa Cruz County as co-sponsors of Commit to Democracy (CTD)’s Town Hall featuring Josh Harder, Congressman from District 9 in the Central Valley, California.
In 2018 Harder defeated a Republican incumbent and was reelected in 2020 and 2022, Josh Harder works for the working families of the Central Valley and serves on the House Appropriations Committee. He is a powerful leader and Speaker!
Join us to hear Congressman Harder’s perspective on why we lost CA seats in 2022 and how we can win them back as well as his thoughts on Districts we need to focus on to keep in 2024. He will discuss potential candidates for these Districts and some key methods he believes and is promoting for Victory in the House in 2024. After his presentation we will be holding a Question-and-Answer session. This is a DO NOT MISS EVENT. RSVP today!

We Want Your Input!

We reached out to several of you via phone calls to get your feedback that will help inform our planning for 2023-2024. But we simply don’t have the bandwidth to call all of you! So, if you haven’t already done so, we’d love to hear your thoughts.Please take 3 minutes to complete our Member Feedback survey by June 8!We will be reporting the results at the General Meeting on June 26.Thanks for your input – and looking forward to learning what’s most important to you!

Interested in getting involved in Indivisible Yolo?

Do you like what we are doing at Indivisible Yolo?  Do you find yourself thinking, “how about we….?” There is an open position on the Steering Committee and we’d like to hear from you! The Steering Committee directs the organization’s activities, makes endorsements and sets policies for Indivisible Yolo. If this is something you’d like to do, please contact us at or text Steve Murphy @415-378-8805.

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