Indivisible Yolo newsletter 6/05/23

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Progressive Pressure Impacted the Debt Ceiling Deals

Of course we’re disappointed with the ‘red lines’ crossed on adding new work requirements and including the West Virginia pipeline in the debt ceiling deal, proving not only Republicans but also Joe Manchin were willing to hold US taxpayers hostage for leverage. In the end, Democrats delivered more votes to pass the measure than Republicans – in both the House and Senate. Including Thompson, Feinstein and Padilla. But it was progressive pressure that gutted the most stringent work requirements and actually expanded SNAP benefits to the homeless, veterans and former foster care children without work requirements.

The debt ceiling was not raised; it was suspended until January 2025 – we still need to work to eliminate the debt ceiling to avoid these hostage taking events. Doing so means a pivot to electing more true Democrats to win back the House and get a real majority in the Senate along with re-electing Joe Biden in 2024. Yes, it’s time to think about 2024!

Saturday, June 10, 2:45 – 6pm PDT
G Street & 11th Street parking lot, Merced, CA 95341

Want to fight for LGBTQ+ people’s rights, reproductive rights, and voting rights? Registering voters is the #1 most effective way to do all these things!

Sign up now to join Indivisible Yolo to register voters at the Merced County Fair. The Democrat Adam Gray lost by 500 votes in the 2022 election to Republican John Duarte. This district is one of the races that is flippable in 2024 to win back the House of Representatives.

No experience is necessary. We’ll start with a 15-minute training at the staging site located in the parking lot at 11th and G street, Merced, CA and deploy at the Fair Grounds. We’ll have clipboards, voter registration forms, stickers and pens. Just bring your smartphone or tablet if you have one, (a mask), a little water, sunscreen, and some comfortable shoes.

NOTE: If possible, wear a liberal-looking t-shirt, hat, or pin! It really helps. Bring a friend! Can’t wait to see you there!

RSVP here:

Join us TODAY Monday June 5 @ 5pm for a Town Hall with Josh Harder

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!


Our Indivisible Yolo Annual General Meeting will be June 26th @ 7pm on Zoom!

We Want (Need) Your Input! LAST CALL

Please take 3 minutes to complete our Member Feedback survey by June 8!

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! If you haven’t already done so, we’d love to hear your thoughts.

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

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