Indivisible Yolo newsletter 10/09/23

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Yolo County is for everyone! Gather Tuesday, Oct. 10 @ 5:30pm in Davis Central Park

Right-wing attacks on our schools and the rights of LBGTQ students are a national astroturf attempt by a very small minority to distract and divide us, and unfortunately we see that Yolo County is not immune from this blight.

Over the past several months, extremists have repeatedly attacked some of Yolo County’s valued public institutions—including our library, our annual Pride celebration, and our schools.

A coalition of groups and individuals is coming together to declare that in Yolo County, our values include equality, dignity, and respect for everyone, without exception. Sign the letter and bring your rainbows and flags to the event on Tuesday, Oct. 10 @ 5:30pm, Solidarity Space in Davis Central Park.

Sign the letter, then join us Oct. 10, 5:30pm at Davis Central Park

Yolo County is for Everyone! Woodland school board recall

Join the Woodland Education Association and community in gathering signatures to recall a Woodland school board member who referred to transgender people as a “social contagion.” All members of Indivisible Yolo (whether you live in the part of Yolo County (mis)represented by the school board member or not) are encouraged to take part.

When: Every Sunday for the rest of October. Meet up at 1:00 p.m.!

Location: Beamer Park (look for group set-up; there will be a few tents)

810 Hollister, Woodland, CA 95695

Check the link for more info and for other available volunteer times.

Join the campaign to Recall MacDonald
Link to sign petition if you live in Woodland district 2

Postcarding Party Monday Oct 16 in West Sac for Ohio’s abortion rights vote! (Note time change)

Join us in West Sacramento for postcarding with friends! We’ll be meeting at a member’s home and writing postcards to Ohio voters urging support for reproductive rights in the November 2023 election. Abortion rights remain at the top of many voters’ issues and will be key to a blue trifecta in 2024. Another win for abortion rights in a red state (remember Kansas?) will demonstrate strong, enduring support among a wide swath of America. What better way to set the tone for 2024?

The address will be sent after registration the day before the event.

Postcards, stamps and writing supplies will be provided, as well as refreshments.

RSVP for Postcarding in West Sac Monday, Oct. 16, 6-8 pm

NEW October voter registration events

We have exciting events for the month of October!

Check out the Indivisible Yolo voter registration team Link tree for up-to-date voter registration events, including registering voters at UC Merced.

Voter registration events Link tree- more info and signups here!

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.

RSVP to receive Zoom information.

RSVP for online Virginia phonebanks now!

Meet the Candidates- California Grassroots Alliance

The road to the House majority runs through California.

We have the power, right here in California, to take the Speaker’s gavel out of GOP hands by mobilizing grassroots volunteers statewide. We can do the work to sweep six key seats—five flips and one hold—and stop destructive MAGA stunts. Our state can put Congress back on the path to governing.

The MEET THE CANDIDATE interviews are the first events co-hosted by the brand new California Grassroots Alliance, formed to support Indivisible and other grassroots volunteers with focused strategy, effective tools, and fresh intel. Following each lively 45-minute candidate interview, Indivisible Sonoma County’s Tom Benthin will facilitate a wide-ranging participant discussion about the target district, the candidates, and the election outlook for re-taking the House via California victories.

Bring a friend, list your questions, and get ready to activate!

Meet the Candidates- SoCal series

Oct 18: George Whitesides, CA-27

Nov 1: Dave Min, CA-47

Nov 15: Joanna Weiss, CA-47

Dec 6: Kim Bernice Nguyen, CA-45

Dec 20:  Cheyenne Hunt, CA-45

RSVP for SoCal series (next: George Whitesides, Oct 18)

Meet the Candidates- NorCal/Central Valley series

Oct 12: Phil Arballo, CA-13
Nov 6: Rudy Salas, CA-22
Nov 27: Adam Gray, CA-13
TBD: Melissa Hurtado, CA-22

RSVP for NorCal/Central Valley series (next: Phil Arballo Oct 12)

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.

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 Oct. 12

Save the Date/Choose your event:

Zoom event Tues, 10/24, 5:30-6:30 pm: Jillian McLeod-Tardiff, Planned Parenthood Northern New England

Zoom event Tues, 10/24, 5:30-6:30 pm Simon Rosenberg  with CA Indivisibles

Our new Senator: Laphonza Butler

Our longtime Sen. Dianne Feinstein passed away Sept. 29th. Our new California Senator Laphonza Butler was sworn in on October 3rd.

Let’s welcome Sen. Butler in with our first ask, from Indivisible national:

Tell Biden: slam the brakes on border wall construction!

“The Biden administration waived 26 environmental, public health, and cultural resource protection laws, including the American Indian Religions Freedom Act and the Clean Air Act, in order to fast-track border wall construction in south Texas.”

“The Biden Administration must swiftly and unequivocally reverse this decision and slam the brakes on any further border wall construction. Our principles of justice, environmental preservation, and respect for Indigenous sovereignty demand nothing less than the promises he made on the campaign trail: no bans, no walls.”

Sen. Alex Padilla has already put out a statement against the waiver of environmental laws and wall construction and calling for “addressing root causes of migration, ensuring meaningful access to asylum, & reducing immigration court backlogs.” But we haven’t heard from our new Senator yet!

Sen. Butler Washington DC phone: 202-224-3841
Sen. Butler web contact form statement on border wall construction

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.

Check out our Link tree for up-to-date events and info!
Fill out the volunteer interest form now!

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