Indivisible Yolo newsletter 9/11/23

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Register Voters at CSU Stanislaus with Indivisible Yolo!On Tuesday September 19 from 10am-1pm come register students at CSU Stanislaus in Congressional District CA-13 with Indivisible Yolo and the Bay Area Coalition!We need all the help we can get to help empower students to make their voices heard in 2024. No experience is necessary, we will teach you how to register voters on site! Be prepared to engage students going between classes and heading to lunch!Make sure to bring water, a phone and comfortable walking shoes. Carpooling from Yolo County will be available.

RSVP to register voters at CSU Stanislaus

The MAGA War on Our Schools- Yolo County local action

The MAGA war on our schools is a deliberate effort by by conservative political strategists to influence educational policies in line with their polarizing political objectives. They push for book bans, resist inclusive educational approaches, and inject politics into school board matters.

It’s a nationwide strategy to attack education, and we’re seeing multiple attacks here in Yolo County. In line with Indivisible’s principle of calling local officials to account, we’re sharing the movement to recall a Woodland school board member who “referred to transgender people as a “social contagion” and stated that the “normalization of transgender identity” has had “unintended consequences.”

Are you seeing inflammatory, divisive MAGA attacks but aren’t sure how to address them? Indivisible has created a messaging guide that helps keep the focus on the real issues instead of giving legitimacy to the MAGA framing. Please see the resources below, and please speak up for inclusion of ALL of our students and our community members.

Recall MacDonald background information
Recall MacDonald volunteer interest form

Indivisible’s Freedom to Learn messaging guide

Are you seeing inflammatory, divisive MAGA attacks on our educational system, but aren’t sure how to address them? Indivisible has created a messaging guide that helps keep the focus on the real issues instead of giving legitimacy to the MAGA framing. Please see the resources below, and please speak up for inclusion of ALL of our students and our community members.

Indivisible’s Freedom to Learn messaging guide

Online phonebanks for Virginia- Sundays and Mondays

Sister District Yolo is running online phonebanks on Sundays from 2-4 pm PST and Mondays from 2-4 pm PST to call voters in Virginia. We talk to a real voter using an online script.

Virginia is the last state in the South with access to abortion. Voting rights, gun safety, climate solutions, and LGBTQ rights are also on the line.

Training is always available for first-timers or volunteers who need a refresher course. Your host will be Rebekka, Kelly, Amy, or Betsy, who will get you up and running quickly.

Register to receive Zoom information.

RSVP for online Virginia phonebanks now!

Action to end the era of fossil fuels- Sacramento, Sunday September 17

The Oil & Gas action network will be holding an event in Sacramento Sunday September 17th from 11am-2:30pm to call on President Biden and Governor Newsom to stop permitting fossil fuels, make a plan to phase out oil and gas and declare a climate emergency. It coincides with a United Nations meeting on climate change and is sponsored by a long list of climate action organizations, labor and professional associations.

“This family-friendly action will feature a giant puppet show, carnival games, kayaks in the river, performers and speakers who will share how you can get involved in ending the era of Fossil Fuels and building a better future together.”

RSVP and more info on the climate action in Sacramento!

Bay Area Coalition Speakers series

We are joining the Bay Area Coalition in presenting a speaker series that is open to all who are interested. The details and registration links are below. Please consider signing up for the September and October speakers.

Indivisible Yolo has joined the Bay Area Coalition (BAC) as a partner. This coalition of 27 grassroots organizations includes Indivisible and Swing Left chapters in California.

Tuesday, Sept. 19, 6 – 7pm (PT)

Speaker: Shannon Watts, Founder, Moms Demand Action, activist, author

Shannon Watts started a Facebook group the day after the Sandy Hook tragedy with the message that all Americans can and should do more to reduce gun violence. The rest is history. The online conversation turned into a grassroots movement of Americans fighting for public safety measures that protect people from gun violence. Moms Demand Action has established a chapter in every state of the country and is part of Everytown For Gun Safety, with 10 million members. Shannon will update us on her latest projects and give us guidance on how to talk to voters about gun safety.

RSVP for Speakers Series – Shannon Watts

Thurs., Oct. 12, 5 – 6pm (PT)

Speaker: Dan Pfeiffer, Pod Save America co-host, Sr. Advisor to President Obama, author

Dan is a co-host of Pod Save America, Former Senior Advisor to President Obama, writer of books e.g. “Battling The Big Lie,” and author of the “Message Box,” a Substack newsletter about politics from someone that works in politics. Trump and his allies are flooding the zone with BS to confuse and exasperate a weary public. Learn from Dan how all of us can push back on the flood of lies.

RSVP for Speakers Series – Dan Pfeiffer

Interested in getting involved in Indivisible Yolo?

To learn more about joining one of our Indivisible Yolo action teams and to see how you can volunteer to help win elections, fill out this quick interest form so we can connect with you!

And check out our calendar for upcoming Indivisible Yolo events.

Fill out the volunteer interest form now!

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