Protest Corruption in the Cabinet

Trump’s lack of morals is reflected in his choice of cabinet members. Just as Trump continually threatens to fire Robert Mueller for investigating his treason, so Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has just forced out the Deputy Interior Investigator General Mary Kendall while he himself was under 14 different investigations into corruption and scandal.

Her replacement, Tufts, has no government oversight experience, a history of overlooking corruption, and does not need to be confirmed by the Senate. This staff change was done quickly and quietly, and as Rep. Raul Grijalva said, it “stinks to high heaven”.

Call your representatives and demand an investigation into the firing of Deputy Interior Investigator General Mary Kendall.

TODAY'S ACTION: Demand an Explanation

Don’t forget to fill out our call log so that we can track our impact: https://goo.gl/forms/lbHUvI9h58f0dLqx1

Sen. Patty Murray: (202) 224-2621, (206) 553-5545

Sen. Maria Cantwell: (202) 224-3441, (206) 220-6400

Rep. Pramila Jayapal: (202) 225-3106; (206) 674-0040

Rep. Adam Smith: (202) 225-8901; (425) 793-5180

SCRIPT:

“Hello, I’m [NAME] from [CITY]. I’m calling to ask [Representative] to demand that Secretary Ryan Zinke explain why Deputy Interior Investigator General Mary Kendall has been forced out. Secretary Zinke is currently under investigation for a multiple instances of corruption, and this staff change seems to be aimed at disrupting these investigations. If an adequate explanation is not provided, I would like to see a congressional investigation into this occurrence. Thank you!”

Background:

DON’T FORGET – ELECTION EVENTS

At-Home Actions

Indivisible National Phone Banks

Sign up for a shift at https://www.indivisible.org/phonebank/

Sign up to receive notifications from Indivisible: https://act.indivisible.org/signup/gotv-volunteer/

Swing Left National Phone Bank

https://swingleft.org/p/call-voters

TEXT BANK FOR SENATE CAMPAIGNS:

Arizona: https://act.azdem.org/page/s/digivol

Nevada: https://events.mobilizeamerica.io/nvdems/?event_type=3&is_virtual=true

Postcards to Voters

https://postcardstovoters.org/

Postcards to Voters are friendly, handwritten reminders from volunteers to targeted voters giving progressives a winning edge in close, key races coast to coast.

Postcards to Voters provides the names and addresses, you make the cards and mail them on your own time.

Vote with Me

Vote with Me is a free phone app that finds the voting records of your contacts, and helps you message them to remind them to vote. People are more likely to listen to voting requests from someone they know.

https://votewithme.us/

MORE ELECTION EVENTS

https://www.seattleindivisible.com/election-events/

Fight Climate Change

This week global leaders re-stated their commitment to address climate change – without Trump – through the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report. Rising seas threaten Arctic populations of polar bears and other wildlife; super-hurricanes flatten parts of the U.S. Gulf Coast and Eastern Seaboard, as well as Puerto Rico; Antarctic glaciers are melting at record-setting rates. Yet Donald Trump continues to attack support for addressing climate change, and his administration continues to promote depletion of planetary coal and fossil fuel resources through the EPA and other agencies.

This month the U.N. report on climate change predicts a global crisis as early as 2050 if we don’t change what’s happening. It’s time to stop this plunge into global disaster. Our existence is at stake.

What can one person do? First of all, VOTE. Tell our lawmakers we will not stand for our living systems to be demolished by short-sighted human greed.

Second, thank Governor Jay Inslee for his actions to combat climate change, and ask Governor Inslee to encourage other states’ governors to join the United States Climate Alliance, to address this very important issue.

ACTION: Tell Governor Inslee to fight climate change

Governor Jay Inslee: (360) 902-4111

SCRIPT:

"Hi, my name is [NAME] and I'm calling from [CITY, ZIP]. I am deeply concerned about the findings of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and the U.N. this week. I am calling today to thank Governor Inslee for his actions and leadership to address climate change. I also would like to urge the Governor to work with other governors to join the United States Climate Alliance. Thank you for taking my call.”

Background:

“Leaders move past Trump to protect world from climate change,” The Guardian, https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/oct/16/leaders-move-past-trump-to-protect-world-from-climate-change

“A U.N. Report Gives A Glimpse Of A World Warmed By 1.5 Degrees Celsius,” NPR’s Science Friday, https://www.sciencefriday.com/segments/a-u-n-report-gives-a-glimpse-of-a-world-warmed-by-1-5-degrees-celsius/

“Major Climate Report Describes a Strong Risk of Crisis as Early as 2040,” The New York Times, https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/07/climate/ipcc-climate-report-2040.html

DON’T FORGET – ELECTION EVENTS

At-Home Actions

Indivisible National Phone Banks

Sign up for a shift at https://www.indivisible.org/phonebank/

Sign up to receive notifications from Indivisible: https://act.indivisible.org/signup/gotv-volunteer/

Swing Left National Phone Bank

https://swingleft.org/p/call-voters?source=20180927_tw

TEXT BANK FOR SENATE CAMPAIGNS:

Arizona: https://act.azdem.org/page/s/digivol

Nevada: https://events.mobilizeamerica.io/nvdems/?event_type=3&is_virtual=true

Postcards to Voters

https://postcardstovoters.org/

Postcards to Voters are friendly, handwritten reminders from volunteers to targeted voters giving progressives a winning edge in close, key races coast to coast.

Postcards to Voters provides the names and addresses, you make the cards and mail them on your own time.

Vote with Me

Vote with Me is free phone app that finds the voting records of your contacts, and helps you message them to remind them to vote. People are more likely to listen to voting requests from someone they know.

https://votewithme.us/

Cards Against Humanity Hacks the Election

Do you know someone in CA-25, IA-01, IL-06, IL-14, KS-4, or TX-26? Refer them through this website, and Cards Against Humanity will send each of you a midterm expansion pack. You can also buy a pack for $5 to benefit Run for Something.

https://www.cardsagainsthumanityhackstheelection.com/

MORE ELECTION EVENTS

https://www.seattleindivisible.com/election-events/

No Fossil Fuel Exports from Military Bases

The AP has reported that the administration is looking into using military bases on the West Coast to export fossil fuels, claiming that it is in the interest of national security. This is a way to avoid the local opposition that has stopped new fossil fuel terminals from being built. On the heels of the IPCC report showing the urgency of addressing climate change, we demand that our representatives push back.

https://www.apnews.com/573a19c3d43643e5b2d961b46cd99c67

Representative Adam Smith has already released a statement in opposition:

https://adamsmith.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/smith-blasts-trump-administration-proposal-to-export-coal-and-gas-from

Action: (If Adam Smith is your represenative) Thank Representative Smith for pushing back against fossil fuel exports on military bases

Rep. Adam Smith: DC: (202) 225-8901, Renton: (425) 793-5180

Sample Script

"Hi, my name is {NAME} and I'm calling from {CITY, ZIP}. I want to thank Representative Smith for pushing back against the administration's plans to export fossil fuels from military bases. Urge him to do what he can, using his position as ranking member of the House Armed Services Committee, to stop this proposal.”

Action: Ask the rest of your elected officials to push back against fossil fuel exports on military bases

Sen. Patty Murray: DC: (202) 224-2621, Seattle: (206) 553-5545

Sen. Maria Cantwell: DC: (202) 224-3441, Seattle: (206) 220-6400

Rep. Pramila Jayapal: DC: (202) 225-3106, Seattle: (206) 674-0040

Sample Script

"Hi, my name is {NAME} and I'm calling from {CITY, ZIP}. I'm concerned about the administration's plan to export fossil fuels from military bases on the West Coast. I want to see {Member of Congress} push back against this plan."

Events:

Resist Trump Tuesday

https://www.facebook.com/events/707067499653204/

THREE WEEK COUNTDOWN TO MIDTERMS--WE ALL MUST BE FULLY ENGAGED

Our featured speaker at this week’s Resist Trump Tuesday rally will be Hamdi Mohamed, Rep. Jayapal’s constituent services and outreach coordinator. Hamdi will explain the importance of grassroots engagement if we are going to get the government we want and make our government work for the people. She will tell us what works and what doesn’t when trying to engage the public. With only 3 weeks until the midterms, Hamdi’s insights could not be timelier.

Following our rally from 11:45AM-12:30PM, we will put this civic engagement lesson to use when we meet with Sen. Murray’s and Sen. Cantwell’s staff from 12:30-1:30PM

Weekly Meeting:

https://www.facebook.com/events/1927163707373668/

THIS WEEK: We will Phone Bank to flip the 8th for Dr. Kim Schrier!

Join us!

Election Events

WE NEED 25 INDIVISIBLES TO CANVASS IN WA-08 ON OCT 20

We agreed to bring enough volunteers to fully staff a Planned Parenthood Action GoTV canvass in Federal Way on Saturday Oct. 20--the first Saturday after ballots are received--so I really need your help. I can't think of a better way to harness that post-Kavanaugh energy than talking to PP supporters in the 8th District, explaining how essential it is that they turn that ballot in.

Please help (and bring your friends) by signing up on the below Google Form:

https://goo.gl/forms/zC4yrhvM1oqiKg253

Phone Bank in Seattle to Flip the 8th Congressional District:

Wednesday, October 17th (6-8pm) in Seattle:

Machinists Union Local 751, 9125 15th Pl S, Seattle, WA 98108

RSVP directly with the Schrier campaign so they know how many of us are coming:

https://secure.ngpvan.com/VZ3BR0FwE0SSH9gX9Cqy9Q2

Please join Seattle Indivisible for #MyVoteMyVoice

Monday, October 22, 7-9pm at Optimism Brewing. Speakers include Attorney General Bob Ferguson and State Poet Laureate Claudia Castro Luna. We’ll be joined by 10 human rights non-profits and DJ Megabooty of KBCS 91.3 FM spinning tunes. We will showcase the best videos from the #MyVoteMyVoice video challenge — some of which will be featured in Indivisible’s national video campaign leading up to the election! Be sure to bring your ballot with you, because at 9 pm, we will march down to the ballot box (with live music!) to deposit our ballots. Make your own #MyVoteMyVoice selfie video, write postcards to voters in WA-8, win Amplifier art, enjoy great food trucks and Cupcake Royale cupcakes as we celebrate the vote! Kids and dogs welcome.

Facebook event page:

https://www.facebook.com/events/2179967772217280/

Eventbrite sign up: (Tickets are free; we’ll accept donations at the event to help cover costs.)

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/myvotemyvoice-tickets-50893098628

MORE INFORMATION on Canvassing events: https://www.seattleindivisible.com/election-events/

Talk to your friends about your ballot! GOTV!

An important part of GOTV efforts is just making people aware of the election and the issues. Today, we will look at I-940, Seattle Indivisible's first endorsement!

Initiative 940 is on the ballot even though it should already be law! This was passed last year in the State Legislature and signed into law by Governor Inslee. It was amended slightly from the original text, but all parties involved agreed that it kept the original spirit and intent and should be law. Tim Eyman sued due to the difference and….. here we are trying to pass what should already be law.

This November, we have an opportunity to save lives in Washington state by voting Yes on Initiative 940 (De-Escalate Washington). Seattle Indivisible supports this important measure, and we hope you’ll join us, your friends, and neighbors in supporting Yes on 940 as well.

Initiative 940 will help save lives by improving de-escalation and mental health crisis training for all law enforcement officers, so our officers are better prepared to handle challenging situations.

No family should have to live through losing a loved one unnecessarily. However, in the last year, more Washingtonians were killed in encounters with law enforcement than in 45 other states, and almost a third of these people were experiencing a mental health crisis. We can and must do better. By voting Yes on Initiative 940 and improving training for our law enforcement officers, we can prevent potentially lethal encounters from happening in the first place helping to keep everyone safe.

If you want to learn more about Initiative 940, you can visit http://www.deescalatewa.org

ACTION: Talk to a friend about your ballot!

Build excitement about the upcoming elections and the issues that matter to you!

Tuesday Events:


Resist Trump Tuesday


https://www.facebook.com/events/707067499653204/

THREE WEEK COUNTDOWN TO MIDTERMS--WE ALL MUST BE FULLY ENGAGED

Our featured speaker at this week’s Resist Trump Tuesday rally will be Hamdi Mohamed, Rep. Jayapal’s constituent services and outreach coordinator. Hamdi will explain the importance of grassroots engagement if we are going to get the government we want and make our government work for the people. She will tell us what works and what doesn’t when trying to engage the public. With only 3 weeks until the midterms, Hamdi’s insights could not be timelier.

Following our rally from 11:45AM-12:30PM, we will put this civic engagement lesson to use when we meet with Sen. Murray’s and Sen. Cantwell’s staff from 12:30-1:30PM



Weekly Meeting:


https://www.facebook.com/events/1927163707373668/

THIS WEEK: We will Phone Bank to flip the 8th for Dr. Kim Schrier!

Join us!

Midterm Challenge – Know Your Ballot!

Let’s get ready for the 2018 Midterm elections! If you’re like many people, when you are face-to-face with your mail-in ballot here in Washington, it can feel overwhelming. So many issues, initiatives, so many offices to vote on! Today we’re taking a few minutes ahead of the election to prepare, with tools to review your ballot ahead of time, tools for getting information to help you decide how to vote, and an ask to extend the reach of your vote by sharing your opinion with other voters.

YOUR VOTE IS IMPORTANT. Research indicates that progressives, women and minority voters who did not go to the polls in 2016 elections would have made the difference in the choice for the President of the United States. Plus, the people you are electing are YOUR VOICE in Congress, in our courts, and in our local and state government offices.

Ballots will be here starting Wednesday, Oct. 18th. Let’s do our research now and make a plan for our vote for the November General Election.

ACTION: Decide who and what you will vote for!

Step 1. Make your list. You can go to BallotReady.org and view a personalized ballot for your vote. Just click on candidate names and scroll down to see additional non-partisan information on candidates and issues. After you make your candidate selections you can print or email the ballot with your choices from the BallotReady.org website.

Also, sample ballot for Washington State here: Sample ballot here: https://www.kingcounty.gov/~/media/depts/elections/elections/2018/11/sample-ballot-en.ashx.

Step 2. Still uncertain about specific issues or candidates? Other options for election information include

- The Washington State Voters Guide, https://www.sos.wa.gov/elections/research/2018-voters-pamphlet.aspx (interactive version at https://weiapplets.sos.wa.gov/MyVote/#/login)

- The League of Women Voters, https://www.lwv.org/blog/so-you-think-youre-ready-vote

- Fuse’s Progressive Voters Guide, https://www.progressivevotersguide.com/

- SI’s endorsements, https://www.seattleindivisible.com/blog/2018/9/29/seattle-indivisible-midterm-endorsements

Still not sure on a couple of key issues? Ideas to try for more in-depth information:

- Read an Op-Ed in your local newspaper

- Go to (or watch on TV or livestream) a debate or other campaign event

- Ask a candidate a question (call, email, Facebook, at a live event)  -- Try the Townhall Project at https://townhallproject.com/ to find live events featuring incumbents in your area

Step 3. Share your opinion! Maybe you felt fairly neutral about certain candidates or ballot measures before, but chances are that now you’ve done all this work, you have some new and potentially strong opinions. That’s a good thing! So now, tell people what you think and why. Pick one or more of the following:

- Talk to 5 friends about it in person or over text

- Post a Facebook status or tweet about it

- Write an Op-Ed for your local newspaper

IF YOU CANNOT VOTE for any reason, MAKE YOUR OPINION COUNT by making your decisions for Step #1 and Step #2 on your local sample ballot (to clarify what and who you really want to advocate for). Then really focus on Step #3 to help your local friends refine their voting plan.

Background:

“The Non-Voters Who Decided The Election: Trump Won Because of Lower Democratic Turnout,” Forbes Magazine, https://www.forbes.com/sites/omribenshahar/2016/11/17/the-non-voters-who-decided-the-election-trump-won-because-of-lower-democratic-turnout/#408791d653ab

Thanks to 5calls.org for information included in this Daily Action.

DON’T FORGET

Tuesday 11:45 am - Resist Trump Tuesday Rally

Meet outside the Henry M. Jackson Federal Building, 915 2nd Avenue, followed by a meeting with our Senators’ Staffers

Tuesday 7:00 pm - Weekly Seattle Indivisible Meeting

At the Washington State Labor Council in the Central District (new location!), 321 16th Avenue). This meeting venue is wheelchair-accessible, and can be reached by King County Metro buses 7, 14, 27, and 106, and the First Hill Streetcar.

ELECTION EVENTS

We just learned that SwingLeft now has a rolling phone bank for Kim Schrier that you can do from home!

https://events.mobilizeamerica.io/swingleft/event/61349/

WE NEED 25 INDIVISIBLES TO CANVASS IN WA-08 ON OCT 20

We agreed to bring enough volunteers to fully staff a Planned Parenthood Action GoTV canvass in Federal Way on Saturday Oct. 20--the first Saturday after ballots are received--so we really need your help. There’s no better way to harness that post-Kavanaugh energy than talking to PP supporters in the 8th District, explaining how essential it is that they turn that ballot in.

Please help (and bring your friends) by signing up on the below Google Form:

https://goo.gl/forms/zC4yrhvM1oqiKg253

Phone Bank in Seattle to Flip the 8th Congressional District:

Wednesday, October 17th (6-8pm) in Seattle:

Machinists Union Local 751, 9125 15th Pl S, Seattle, WA 98108

RSVP directly with the Schrier campaign so they know how many of us are coming:

https://secure.ngpvan.com/VZ3BR0FwE0SSH9gX9Cqy9Q2

Please join Seattle Indivisible for #MyVoteMyVoice

Monday, October 22, 7-9pm at Optimism Brewing. Speakers include Attorney General Bob Ferguson and State Poet Laureate Claudia Castro Luna. We’ll be joined by 10 human rights non-profits and DJ Megabooty of KBCS 91.3 FM spinning tunes. We will showcase the best videos from the #MyVoteMyVoice video challenge — some of which will be featured in Indivisible’s national video campaign leading up to the election! Be sure to bring your ballot with you, because at 9 pm, we will march down to the ballot box (with live music!) to deposit our ballots. Make your own #MyVoteMyVoice selfie video, write postcards to voters in WA-8, win Amplifier art, enjoy great food trucks and Cupcake Royale cupcakes as we celebrate the vote! Kids and dogs welcome.

Facebook event page:

https://www.facebook.com/events/2179967772217280/

Eventbrite sign up: (Tickets are free; we’ll accept donations at the event to help cover costs.)

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/myvotemyvoice-tickets-50893098628

MORE INFORMATION on Canvassing events:

https://www.seattleindivisible.com/election-events/

Comment on DC Protest Restrictions and GOTV

OFFICIAL DAILY ACTION for Saturday, October 13

According the ACLU, "President Trump has a record of attacking the rights of protesters, from suggesting that protest be illegal to praising dictators who crush any kind of dissent.

Now, the Trump administration proposes to dramatically limit the right to demonstrate near the White House and on the National Mall, including in ways that would violate court orders that have stood for decades."

We're not going to let Trump tell us to get off his lawn. It's our lawn, and we have a right to be there. Comments on this proposed rule close on Monday, so our first action is to fill the comment box, and make it clear where the American Public stands on the issue of freedom of assembly.

The way we end this sort of nonsense in the long term is to VOTE THEM OUT. Our second action is to get out the vote. Ballots come out this week.

ACTION 1: COMMENT AGAINST NEW RULE TO LIMIT DC PROTESTS

Comments close on Monday. Please make yourself heard this weekend.

Comment form: https://www.regulations.gov/comment?D=NPS-2018-0007-0001

Comments are not votes, and are more effective if they are make a cogent point in your own words. If you have a personal story you can add, that's even better.

Points to consider

  • Limiting access by the public to speak to the government is profoundly un-American.

  • This rule requires 48 hours notice before a demonstration. It would limit spontaneous protests against fast-moving actions.

  • This rule would limit access to the White House sidewalk along Pennsylvania, which is "perhaps the most iconic public forum in America."

  • Fee requirements would make large demonstrations, like the one where Martin Luther King gave his famous "I Have a Dream" speech, too expensive to happen.

  • These are public lands and they belong to the public.

  • Speaking your mind to your government shouldn't require paying a fee.

  • It is important for government officials to hear from their employers, the public, on a regular basis.

BACKGROUND

ACTION 2: COMMIT TO AT LEAST ONE CANVASS OR PHONEBANK THIS WEEK

We've been waiting 2 long years for this election. It's time to take back our country. Ballots will start arriving this week, and we need EVERYONE to vote. Are you excited? Let's go!

Join members of Seattle Indivisible this morning to canvass for Kim Shrier, and then get donuts!

Canvass With Seattle Indivisible Members - Location Update

**Please note the Schrier campaign has moved the meet-up point for this canvass to Lake Meridian Park, 14800 SE 272ND St, Kent, WA 98030 (it was previously at the Covington library). The time remains the same, and post-canvass donut location remains the same!

Join fellow Seattle Indivisible members showing up for this Kent canvass:

Saturday October 13, 10am to 2pm at Lake Meridian Park, 14800 SE 272ND St, Kent, WA 98030

We hope you can join! If so, please do the following:

1) RSVP directly with the Schrier campaign so they know how many of us are coming: https://secure.ngpvan.com/CH4hvxj4cku3MkeVOKwB-g2

2) Reply to daily-action@seattleindivisible.com to confirm you are coming, and send your contact info if you haven’t before

After the canvass, we will meet at Legendary Donuts to say hello and debrief. It's a few minutes drive from Lake Meridian Park, at 27237 172nd Ave SE #109, Covington, WA.

If you can't make this one, there are other canvasses listed on our Election Events Page. The weather is beautiful this weekend, so pick one and have a nice walk talking to voters in the suburbs.

ACTION 3: DO ONE MORE THING TO CHANGE CONGRESS

  • If you can afford it, make a donation. There are so many great candidates running all over the country. Find one you like, and make a donation. Even a few dollars matters. It all adds up.

  • Remind your friends to vote (try https://votewithme.us/)

  • Send Postcards to Voters (postcardstovoters.org)

  • Read your voter's pamphlet and decide how you'll vote on all the down-ballot races. Be ready to fill out (and mail!) your ballot as soon as it arrives.

You can find details on how to do these things, and lots more election ideas on our Election Events Page: (link)

UPCOMING EVENTS

Seattle Indivisible and Planned Parenthood canvass in the 8th

Saturday, October 20, 2018 from 10AM-2:30PM (end time is approximate)

Meet-up Location: Planned Parenthood, 1105 S. 348th #B103, Federal Way, WA 98003

Sign up here: https://goo.gl/forms/XR4ZPBfCjYGXlAQJ2

No Fast-Tracking Judges

**Please note the location change of the Saturday Door-Knocking and Donuts event in Action 2.

Action 1: Tell your Senators to stop fast-tracking conservative judges

Fresh off the appointment of Brett Kavanaugh, Democratic Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer struck a second deal with Mitch McConnell yesterday to fast-track the appointment of 15 conservative judges. This means they will vote on all 15 Trump-nominees in succession, without debate, and then go home for recess.

These are lifetime appointments for anti-LGBT, anti-women, and anti-voting-rights judges, all in exchange for a few extra days of Senate campaigning! This was a bad deal the first time Schumer did it, and it’s a bad deal now. Tell your Senators - we demand full debate time on every judge, and don’t make it easy for them!

Sen. Patty Murray: 202-224-2621 / 206-553-5545

Sen. Maria Cantwell: 202-224-3441 / 206-220-6400

Script:

“Hi, my name is [NAME] and I’m calling from [CITY]. I am disappointed in Senator Schumer’s decision to fast-track the appointment of 15 conservative judges to federal courts. These are lifetime appointments of judges who will rule against voting rights, women’s rights, and LGBT rights, and they deserve a full floor debate. Stop fast-tracking Trump-appointed judges, and put up a fight!”

Background:

Bad deal #1: https://rewire.news/article/2018/08/28/schumer-lets-mcconnell-fast-track-fifteen-judges-days-before-kavanaugh-hearings/

Bad deal #2: https://www.politico.com/story/2018/10/11/senate-democrats-judges-895168

Action 2: Commit to at Least One Canvass or Phone Bank in the Next Week

Wednesday’s poll showing Kim Schrier 10 points behind in the 8th Congressional District should be a wake-up call to get to work! Every week between now and the November 6 Election, the Seattle Indivisible Daily Action Team will be posting a targeted list of election events and actions.

This is the most important election of our lifetimes, and winning will take more than just your vote. Please commit to doing at least one action a week, and as many more as you can.

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Top two opportunities:

Canvass With Seattle Indivisible Members - Location Update

**Please note the Schrier campaign has moved the meet-up point for this canvass to Lake Meridian Park, 14800 SE 272ND St, Kent, WA 98030 (it was previously at the Covington library). The time remains the same, and post-canvass donut location remains the same!

Join fellow Seattle Indivisible members showing up for this Kent canvass:

Saturday October 13, 10am to 2pm at Lake Meridian Park, 14800 SE 272ND St, Kent, WA 98030

We hope you can join! If so, please do the following:

1) RSVP directly with the Schrier campaign so they know how many of us are coming: https://secure.ngpvan.com/CH4hvxj4cku3MkeVOKwB-g2

2) Reply to daily-action@seattleindivisible.com to confirm you are coming, and send your contact info if you haven’t before

3) Let us know if you will need a ride to Kent or will be able to offer a ride (if so, say the general neighborhood you’re coming from).

After the canvass, we will meet at Legendary Donuts to say hello and debrief. It's a few minutes drive from Lake Meridian Park, at 27237 172nd Ave SE #109, Covington, WA.

Phone Bank in Seattle to Flip the 8th Congressional District:

Wednesday October 17th from 6PM to 8 Pm

Machinists Union Local 751, 9125 15th Pl S, Seattle, WA 98108

RSVP directly with the Schrier campaign so they know how many of us are coming:

https://secure.ngpvan.com/VZ3BR0FwE0SSH9gX9Cqy9Q2

FOR MORE OPPORTUNITIES TO CHANGE CONGRESS, SEE SEATTLE INDIVISBLE’s ELECTION EVENTS LIST:

https://www.seattleindivisible.com/election-events/

Defend Immigrant Families!

OFFICIAL DAILY ACTION for Thursday, October 11th

Yesterday the Trump administration’s Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued its long-planned regulation to penalize immigrants and their US-citizen children who use any form of public benefit, from health insurance subsidies to the earned income tax credit used by about one-fifth of taxpayers. The rule, which was crafted by the notoriously xenophobic Stephen Miller, also penalizes immigrants whose US-citizen spouses or children use a public benefit. Under this new rule, immigrants would be disqualified from receiving a green card if they claim almost any benefits or if DHS deems them likely to receive benefits in the future.

If this regulation moves forward, only the wealthiest immigrants could build a future in the United States. This regulation is part of the Trump administration’s ongoing effort to divide the country and vilify immigrants. The proposal could prevent immigrants from using the programs their tax dollars help support, preventing access to healthy, nutritious food and secure housing. Because one in four American children have at least one immigrant parent, this could impact millions. It would make us a sicker, poorer, and hungrier nation.

Action 1: Send DHS an Official Comment Opposing the Cruel New “Public Charge” Rule

Submit comments through the regulations.gov website https://www.regulations.gov/document?D=USCIS-2010-0012-0001

For key points to include and sample comments, see the National Employment Law Project’s “Protecting Immigrant Families” webpage:

https://tinyurl.com/y9k829te

Reference:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/paloma/the-health-202/2018/10/10/the-health-202-the-clock-is-ticking-on-stricter-public-charge-rules-for-immigrants/5bbd09641b326b7c8a8d18e8/

Action 2: Thank Senator Murray for Speaking Out Against the New “Public Charge” Rule

Leading Senate Democrats, including Senator Murray, have sent a letter to Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen requesting DHS withdraw from the proposal to refuse green cards to immigrants who use common public service benefits. Thank her for taking a stand for immigrant families.

Sen. Patty Murray--DC 202-224-2621; Seattle 206-553-5545

Sample Script

"Hi, my name is {NAME} and I'm calling from {CITY, ZIP}. I want to thank Senator Murray for joining with other leading Democratic Senators to demand that Homeland Security withdraw its cruel expansion of the “Public Charge” rule for legal immigrant families. Urge her to keep speaking out against this Administration’s racist immigration policies.”

Reference

https://www.feinstein.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/press-releases?ID=B1D12B47-340A-431C-8F20-CE3BF61EFC95

Action 3: Commit to at Least One Canvass or Phone Bank in the Next Week

Every week between now and the November 6 Election, the Seattle Indivisible Daily Action Team will be posting a targeted list of election events and actions. Changing Congress is he best way to defend immigrant families!

This is the most important election of our lifetimes, and winning will take more than just your vote. Please commit to doing at least one action a week, and as many more as you can.

We are lucky in Washington State to have 3 races that can help flip the house, along with some great progressive initiatives that can keep things moving forward, no matter what happens in the other Washington.

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Top two opportunities:

CANVASS WITH SEATTLE INDIVISIBLE MEMBERS

Join fellow Seattle Indivisible members showing up for this Covington canvass:

Saturday October 13, 10am to 2pm

Covington Library, 27100 164th Ave SE, Covington, WA 98042

We hope you can join! If so, please do the following:

1) RSVP directly with the Schrier campaign so they know how many of us are coming: https://secure.ngpvan.com/CH4hvxj4cku3MkeVOKwB-g2

2) Reply to daily-action@seattleindivisible.com to confirm you are coming, and send your contact info if you haven’t before

3) Let us know if you will need a ride to Covington or will be able to offer a ride (if so, say the general neighborhood you’re coming from).

After the canvass, we will meet at Legendary Donuts to say hello and debrief. It's around the corner from the Covington Library at 27237 172nd Ave SE #109, Covington, WA.

PHONE BANK IN SEATTLE TO FLIP THE 8th CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT

Wednesday October 17th from 6PM to 8 Pm

Machinists Union Local 751, 9125 15th Pl S, Seattle, WA 98108

RSVP directly with the Schrier campaign so they know how many of us are coming:

https://secure.ngpvan.com/VZ3BR0FwE0SSH9gX9Cqy9Q2

FOR MORE OPPORTUNITIES TO CHANGE CONGRESS, SEE SEATTLE INDIVISIBLE’s ELECTION EVENTS LIST:

https://www.seattleindivisible.com/election-events/

Tell Sen. Murray: No Money from Private Prisons

OFFICIAL ACTION for Wednesday, October 10

During the 2016 election cycle, Senator Patty Murray received $7500 from groups representing private prisons. Only one other Democrat in the 2016 Senate campaigns to received that much money from private prisons. $5000 of this money came from The GEO Group, which owns 140 ICE facilities nationwide, including the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma.

Tell Senator Murray that complicity with ICE is unacceptable!

Sen. Patty Murray--DC 202-224-2621; Seattle 206-553-5545

Sample script:
“Hello, I’m [name] from [city, zip]. I want to call on Senator Murray to stop taking donations from The GEO Group and from other organizations representing private prisons. Sen. Murray should not be beholden to anyone who cooperates with ICE or contributes to mass incarceration.”

Background:
https://www.seattletimes.com/…/sen-patty-murray-received-d…/


Election Events

Every week between now and the November 6 Election, the Seattle Indivisible Daily Action Team will be posting a targeted list of election events and actions.

This is the most important election of our lifetimes, and winning will take more than just your vote. Please commit to doing at least one action a week, and as many more as you can. You can find this week’s events below and keep up with the latest at https://www.seattleindivisible.com/election-events/.

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CANVAS WITH SEATTLE INDIVISIBLE MEMBERS

Join fellow Seattle Indivisible members showing up for this Covington canvass:

Saturday October 13, 10am to 2pm
Covington Library, 27100 164th Ave SE, Covington, WA 98042
We hope you can join! If so, please do the following:

1) RSVP directly with the Schrier campaign so they know how many of us are coming: https://secure.ngpvan.com/CH4hvxj4cku3MkeVOKwB-g2
2) Reply to daily-action@seattleindivisible.com to confirm you are coming, and send your contact info if you haven’t before
3) Let us know if you will need a ride to Covington or will be able to offer a ride (if so, say the general neighborhood you’re coming from).

After the canvass, we will meet at Legendary Donuts to say hello and debrief. It's around the corner from the Covington Library at 27237 172nd Ave SE #109, Covington, WA.

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8TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT
Weekends, within 25 miles of Seattle
Help Dr. Kim Schrier fill the seat vacated by Dave Reichert, and send Dino Rossi yet another defeat.

Saturday Morning in Federal Way
October 13, 10:30-2:30
32123 1st Ave S Ste A1
Federal Way, WA 98003
https://www.wa-democrats.org/ngpvanforms/22809

Saturday Afternoon in Sammamish
October 13, 12-4
Starbucks 4566 Klahanie Dr. SE
4566 KLAHAIE Dr SE
Issaquah, WA 98029
https://www.wa-democrats.org/ngpvanforms/21079

Sunday Morning in Federal Way
32123 1st Ave S Ste A1
Federal Way, WA 98003
https://www.wa-democrats.org/ngpvanforms/22799

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I-1631 CLEAN AIR CLEAN ENERGY
Weekends, within 25 miles of Seattle, and weeknights in Seattle.

Solo Canvassing in Seattle
Get a list of people to canvass in Seattle, in your own neighborhood, on your own schedule
https://act.yeson1631.org/event/field-events/2712/signup/

Sunday afternoon in Sammamish
October 14, 2:30-7
1855 Trossachs Blvd SE unit 601
Sammamish, WA 98074
https://act.yeson1631.org/event/field-events/2167/signup/

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ROAD TRIP TO VANCOUVER TO FLIP THE 3RD
Help Carolyn Long Retire Jaime Herrera-Beutler

Weekend Canvasses in Vancouver
2114 Main St, Vancouver, WA 98660
Saturday October 13, 10-1, 1-4 
Sunday October 14, 1-4, 4-7
https://events.mobilizeamerica.io/longforcongress/


Do you have an idea for a future daily action? If so, please e-mail us at daily-action@seattleindivisible.com.

Oppose Two Alarming DOJ Nominations

While Democrats were overruled in the contentious fight over the Kavanaugh nomination, first in the Senate Judiciary Committee vote on Thursday and then in the full Senate vote over the weekend, we must remember the vote was extremely close (50-48) and along party lines. Just because we were defeated in this vote does not mean we will lie down and allow this administration to destroy our planet’s environment, our civil rights, or our treatment of immigration populations.

ACTION: Say “No” to Climate-Change Denier Jeffrey Bossert Clark and Equal Employment Opportunity Attacker Eric Dreiband

This week two nominations, Jeffrey Bossert Clark for Top Environmenal Prosecutor, and Eric Dreiband for Head of DOJ Civil Rights Division, will be voted on by the full Senate.

- Clark is a lawyer who represented BP in Deepwater Horizon lawsuits in 2011; he has led oil industry challenges to government regulations to protect the environment; he has attacked government agencies that, in the DOJ role, he would be charged with protecting.

- Dreiband’s nomination has condemned by civil rights organizations. Like Clark, he is viewed as someone who would implement Trump’s conservative agenda. As a lawyer defending “high profile discrimination lawsuits” (https://chambers.com/profile/individual/272888), he has fought on the side of employers charged with discrimination against women, mothers, Muslims, the elderly, and people with criminal records.

Both Clark’s and Dreiband’s nominations have been delayed for over a year, and now that Republicans have run roughshod over Democrats and the public’s opposition regarding Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court, they are trying to force these two nominations past us as well.

Today: tell our Senators to say “No, no, and no!” to the confirmation of these two nominations that would continue to dismantle protections for the environment and for civil rights.

  • Sen. Patty Murray: 202-224-2621 / 206-553-5545

  • Sen. Maria Cantwell: 202-224-3441 / 206-220-6400

SCRIPT:

“Hello, my name is [NAME] and I’m a constituent calling from [CITY, ZIP]. Today I am calling to express my immediate and vehement opposition to the nomination of Jeffrey Bossert Clark for Assistant Attorney General for the Department of Justice Environment and Natural Resources Division.I am also opposed to Eric Dreiband as the Head of the DOJ’s Civil Rights Division. Both of these nominees have attacked the agencies that they would be charged with protecting. We can’t afford this. Thank you for opposing these and other outrageous nominations by the Trump Administration.”

Background:

“Trump Names BP Oil Spill Lawyer, Climate Policy Foe as Top DOJ Environment Attorney, https://insideclimatenews.org/news/06062017/trump-names-bp-oil-spill-lawyer-climate-policy-foe-top-doj-environment-attorney

“Civil rights activists raise alarm over Trump’s DOJ pick,” https://www.cnn.com/2017/07/01/politics/eric-dreiband-justice-department-civil-rights-lgbt/index.html

Thanks to 5calls.org for information included in this Daily Action.

DON’T FORGET

Tuesday 11:45 am - Resist Trump Tuesday Rally

https://www.facebook.com/events/172696546952099/

Our Causes Are Connected And We Need A Choir Of Progressive Voices

At our rally this Tuesday, we will discuss where we go from here in the aftermath of the Kavanaugh confirmation vote. Tae Phoenix will not only share her inspiring music at the rally, but will also speak about her experiences participating in the Kavanaugh confirmation battle in Washington D.C. We will discuss lessons learned and how we translate this energy into meaningful electoral change.

In our continuing work in coalition with Families Belong Together and a number of immigrant rights organizations, we also will welcome a speaker to educate us on the latest effort by the Trump Admin to penalize immigrants for using needed public services under the new “Public Charge” rule.

Efforts to marginalize, exclude and silence women, minorities and immigrants are all interrelated, and recent events only underscore why we all need to continue to stand up for one another and mobilize together to make our voices heard in the midterm elections.

COME JOIN US, WE NEED YOUR VOICE!

Note: We will NOT be having our regularly scheduled meeting with senate staff following our Tuesday rally this week due to unavoidable scheduling conflicts with the staffers, but this regular weekly meeting will resume on Oct. 16th.

Tuesday 7:00 pm - Weekly Seattle Indivisible Meeting:

At the Washington State Labor Council in the Central District, 321 16th Avenue. This meeting venue is wheelchair-accessible, and can be reached by King County Metro buses 7, 14, 27, and 106, and the First Hill Streetcar.

Did you know?

Election events and actions

Every week between now and the November 6 Election, the Seattle Indivisible Daily Action Team will be posting a targeted list of election events and actions.

This is the most important election of our lifetimes, and winning will take more than just your vote. There is something for everyone on our list! Please take a look (this week’s events listed below.): https://www.seattleindivisible.com/election-events/

Canvass

We are lucky in Washington State to have 3 races that can help flip the house, along with some great progressive initiatives that can keep things moving forward, no matter what happens in the other Washington.

Canvassing is the single most effective way to get out the vote, and persuade people who haven’t yet made up their minds. Please pick a shift that works with your schedule.

Planned Parenthood GOTV Canvass in WA-08 with Seattle Indivisible

On October 20th, Join Seattle Indivisible members for a Planned Parenthood GoTV Canvass in Federal Way (WA-08). Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018 10AM-2:30PM.
Sign Up

Flip the 8th Canvasses

Weekends, within 25 miles of Seattle
Help Dr. Kim Schrier fill the seat vacated by Dave Reichert, and send Dino Rossi to yet another defeat.

Saturday Morning in Kent
 October 13, 10-2
Lake Meridian Park, 14800 SE 272ND St, Kent, WA 98030
Sign Up

Saturday Afternoon in Sammamish
October 13, 12-4
Starbucks 4566 Klahanie Dr. SE
4566 KLAHAIE Dr SE
Issaquah, WA 98029
Sign Up

Sunday Morning in Federal Way
32123 1st Ave S Ste A1
Federal Way, WA 98003
Sign Up

I-1631 Clean Air Clean Energy

Weekends, within 25 miles of Seattle, and weeknights in Seattle.

Solo Canvassing in Seattle
Get a list of people to canvass in Seattle, in your own neighborhood, on your own schedule
Sign Up

Sunday afternoon in Sammamish
October 14, 2:30-7
1855 Trossachs Blvd SE unit 601
Sammamish, WA 98074
Sign Up


Road Trip to Spokane to Flip the 5th

Help Lisa Brown to Repeal & Replace Cathy McMorris-Rogers

Want to join a convoy already going for long weekends in October to take back the 5th? Please email Holly at mailto:holly@hollybrewer.com for further details.

Road Trip to Vancouver to Flip the 3rd

Help Carolyn Long Retire Jaime Herrera-Beutler

Weekend Canvasses in Vancouver
2114 Main St, Vancouver, WA 98660
Saturday October 13, 10-1, 1-4 Sign up
Sunday October 14, 1-4, 4-7 Sign up

More Election Events

https://www.seattleindivisible.com/election-events/

REGISTER TO VOTE

Today is the final day to register to vote online.

If you haven't already registered to vote, get it done TODAY using the link below. If you HAVE registered, take a moment to double-check your voter registration by clicking on this link.

https://www.headcount.org/verify-voter-registration/

You know what’s at stake in the upcoming election, particularly after the last few weeks. (That sentence would have made perfect sense at any point in Trump’s Presidency, but it was still absolutely sincere.) The last few weeks have been rough. We must harness this feeling and use it to power us through the midterms. Please make sure you’re registered as well as your friends and family. Share the link below!

ACTION: REGISTER TO VOTE

http://bit.ly/si_voterreg

Share the link with friends and family!

Today:

Sign up with Indivisible National to phone bank for Dr. Schrier and help win the 8th!

Noon-8pm shifts available

https://www.indivisible.org/phonebank/

Tuesday

Resist Trump Tuesday:

https://www.facebook.com/events/172696546952099/

Our Causes Are Connected And We Need A Choir Of Progressive Voices

At our rally this Tuesday, we will discuss where we go from here in the aftermath of the Kavanaugh confirmation vote. Tae Phoenix will not only share her inspiring music at the rally, but will also speak about her experiences participating in the Kavanaugh confirmation battle in Washington D.C. We will discuss lessons learned and how we translate this energy into meaningful electoral change.

In our continuing work in coalition with Families Belong Together and a number of immigrant rights organizations, we also will welcome a speaker to educate us on the latest effort by the Trump Admin to penalize immigrants for using needed public services under the new “Public Charge” rule.

Efforts to marginalize, exclude and silence women, minorities and immigrants are all interrelated, and recent events only underscore why we all need to continue to stand up for one another and mobilize together to make our voices heard in the midterm elections.

COME JOIN US, WE NEED YOUR VOICE!

Note: We will NOT be having our regularly scheduled meeting with senate staff following our Tuesday rally this week due to unavoidable scheduling conflicts with the staffers, but this regular weekly meeting will resume on Oct. 16th.

Stand up and fight back

Yesterday, the Senate confirmed Brett Kavanaugh for a lifetime appointment to the Supreme Court. Our Senators, Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell, did the right thing and voted to stop him, but all but one of the Republicans in the Senate, along with Democrat Joe Manchin, failed us and, against the will of the people, voted to confirm him.

The Republicans have shown that they don't care about survivors. They don't care about the will of the people. They don't care about perjury. They don't care about judicial temperament. The only thing they care about is power. On November 6, we can take it away, but only with your help.

Action 1: Thank your Senators for standing up for us

If you haven't already, please call our Senators to thank them for standing up and voting "no".

Sen. Patty Murray--DC 202-224-2621; Seattle 206-553-5545

Sen. Maria Cantwell--DC 202-224-3441; Seattle 206-220-6400

Sample script:

"Hello, I’m [name] from [city, zip]. I wanted to thank Senator [name] for voting against the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh."

Background:

https://www.murray.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/newsreleases?ContentRecord_id=DBB15071-FDFE-4230-A3F1-86F81B6628C4

https://www.cantwell.senate.gov/news/press-releases/cantwell-statement-on-judge-brett-kavanaughs-nomination-to-us-supreme-court-

Action 2: Check your Voter Registration Status

Go to myvote.wa.gov and check to make sure your voter registration is up to date. If you have not registered yet, Monday, October 8 is the last day to register online for this election.

Action 3: Canvass and Phonebank

Indivisible Phone Banks

Sign up for a shift at https://www.indivisible.org/phonebank/

Today (Sunday October 7): 12pm-8pm: Make calls for Andrew Janz (CA-22) to replace Trump crony Devin Nunes.

Tomorrow (Monday October 8): 12pm-8pm: Make calls for Dr. Kim Schrier just next door in WA-8.

Sign up to receive notifications from Indivisible National: https://act.indivisible.org/signup/gotv-volunteer/

Swing Left National Phone Bank

Tonight at your house

Call for swing candidates: Ron DiNicola (PA-16), Xochitl Torres Small (NM-02), Dan Feehan (MN-01), and Alyse Galvin (AK-AL)

https://swingleft.org/p/call-voters

8th District: Dr. Kim Schrier

(Knock out Dino Rossi)

All of these canvasses and phonebanks are within 25 miles of Seattle

Flip the 8th Phonebanks for Dr. Kim Schrier

Wednesday, October 10th (6-8pm) in Seattle: IAM District 751, 9125 15th Pl S, Seattle, WA 98108 Sign up now: https://events.mobilizeamerica.io/swingleft/event/57882/

Canvass for Dr. Kim Schrier

Auburn Sunday Midday

October 7th, 2018 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

1919 Auburn Way N, Auburn, WA 98002

Sign Up Now: https://www.wa-democrats.org/ngpvanforms/21659

Kent Sunday Afternoon

October 7, 2018, 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Lake Meridian Park, 14800 SE 272nd St, Kent, WA 98030

https://events.mobilizeamerica.io/swingleft/event/51280/

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ROAD TRIP!

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5th District: Lisa Brown

(Repeal & Replace Cathy McMorris-Rogers)

Want to join a convoy already going for long weekends in October to take back the 5th? Please email Holly at holly@hollybrewer.com for further details.

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3rd District: Carolyn Long

(Retire Jaime Herrera-Beutler)

Weekend Canvasses in Vancouver

2114 Main St, Vancouver, WA 98660

Sunday 1-4, 4-7 Sign Up: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdbDytgIJL3FnXlMsWuPPUEWL08UILTs0pJFMig1CqWELjayg/viewform?usp=send_form

Yes on 1631: Clean Air Clean Energy WA

Get Out the Vote (GOTV) Kickoff with Van Jones

Wednesday, October 10, 1pm, UW Campus

SPACE IS LIMITED RSVP to guarantee attendance: https://bit.ly/2NqDGMV

Join Van Jones, CNN political commentator & co-founder of Green For All, for a Get Out The Vote event on the University of Washington's campus! You'll hear from Van as well as Green For All's National Director, Michelle Romero.

After a comprehensive GOTV training, you'll hit the streets to talk to voters about the importance of I-1631 and voting in this midterm election!

The talks & training will take place between 1pm-2:30pm, followed by the door knocking efforts.

No previous experience necessary!

You can find out more about Initiative 1631 by visiting https://yeson1631.org/

This event is sponsored by the UAW4121 - Climate Justice Workgroup, in conjunction with Green For All & the Yes on 1631 Coalition.

https://www.facebook.com/events/963204440554830/

Text banking every Sunday in Capitol Hill

AT THE CANTERBURY ALEHOUSE:

Bring your laptop to the Canterbury Ale House and text to flip red seats blue. We'll be there from 3 to 6, so come when you can! (And bring your beer money)

https://www.facebook.com/events/1160023490818249/

Pramila Jayapal - Don’t Agonize, Organize

The Summit on Pike, 420 E Pike St, Seattle, WA 98122

Oct. 11, 6-8 p.m.

http://www.capitolhillseattle.com/2018/10/next-week-dont-agonize-organize-with-rep-jayapal-on-our-capitol-hill/

Whatever Happens, We Keep Fighting

Official Action for Saturday, October 6

With Senators Collins, Manchin and Flake all saying that they will vote “yes” on Brett Kavanaugh, it is looking likely that the Senate will confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. We said we would fight Kavanaugh until the end, and we will. What’s more, we will keep fighting the thing that got us here in the first place--the Republican stranglehold on Congress.

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Action 1: Fight to the Finish

While our senators are safe ‘no’ votes, calling them gives them the chance to show their colleagues and the nation at large that the American people are against Kavanaugh. Until the vote on Kavanaugh (probably around 1:30 p.m. Pacific Time), we will continue to call them.

Sample script:
“Hello, I’m [name] from [city, zip]. I wanted to thank Senator [name] for voting against the cloture motion for Brett Kavanaugh. Today Senator [name] must vote to block Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court.”

Background:
https://www.npr.org/…/protesters-make-final-push-to-derail-…
https://www.theguardian.com/…/brett-kavanaugh-vote-latest-l…
https://www.nytimes.com/…/…/manchin-murkowski-kavanaugh.html


Action 2: Take Back Congress for the People

Swing Left National Phone Bank 
Tonight at your house
Call for swing candidates: Ron DiNicola (PA-16), Xochitl Torres Small (NM-02), Dan Feehan (MN-01), and Alyse Galvin (AK-AL)
https://swingleft.org/p/call-voters?source=20180927_tw

Indivisible SaveSCOTUS phone banks
Sign up for a shift at https://www.indivisible.org/phonebank/
Friday, October 5, 7am-5pm Pacific: Mississippi

Yes on 1631: Clean Air Clean Energy WA
Kent Saturday Afternoon
Saturday, October 6, 2:00 PM
23205 114th Way SE, Kent, WA 98031
Sign Up Now

Text Banking Every Sunday in Capitol Hill 
At the Canterbury Alehouse:
Bring your laptop to the Canterbury Ale House and text to flip red seats blue. We'll be there from 3 to 6, so come when you can! (And bring your beer money)
https://www.facebook.com/events/1160023490818249/

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8TH DISTRICT: DR. KIM SCHRIER
(Knock out Dino Rossi)
All of these canvasses and phonebanks are within 25 miles of Seattle
Additionally
Flip the 8th Phonebanks for Dr. Kim Schrier
Wednesday, October 10th (6-8pm) in Seattle: IAM District 751, 9125 15th Pl S, Seattle, WA 98108 Sign up now: https://events.mobilizeamerica.io/swingleft/event/57882/

Canvass for Dr. Kim Schrier
Renton Saturday Morning
October 6, 2018 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Ridgewood Elementary School Parking Lot, 18030 162nd Pl SE, Renton, WA 98058
Sign Up Now: https://secure.ngpvan.com/RWOUmdooAU2vbFWiPK9CEw2

Snoqualmie Saturday Afternoon
October 6, 2018 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Riverview Park, 3900 SE PARK St, Snoqualmie, WA 98065
Sign Up Now: https://secure.ngpvan.com/PKa8pohPK0KsfvcOdtr6Vw2

Auburn Sunday Midday
October 7th, 2018 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
1919 Auburn Way N, Auburn, WA 98002
Sign Up Now: https://www.wa-democrats.org/ngpvanforms/21659 

Kent Sunday Afternoon
October 7, 2018, 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Lake Meridian Park, 14800 SE 272nd St, Kent, WA 98030
https://events.mobilizeamerica.io/swingleft/event/51280/

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3RD DISTRICT: CAROLYN LONG
(Knock out Jaime Herrera-Beutler)

Weekend Canvasses in Vancouver
2114 Main St, Vancouver, WA 98660
Saturday 10-2, 1-4, 4-7 Sign up: https://docs.google.com/…/1FAIpQLSdbDytgIJL3FnXlMs…/viewform
Sunday 1-4, 4-7 Sign Up: https://docs.google.com/…/1FAIpQLSdbDytgIJL3FnXlM…/viewform…


Action 3: Rally against Kavanaugh

Finally, you can help denormalize everything Kavanaugh stands for by joining with these great organizations and protesting the upcoming Senate vote.

NARAL Pro-Choice Washington
No Justice, No Seat: March and Rally to #StopKavanaugh
Today, 3 PM – 4:30 PM
Westlake Park, 401 Pine St, Seattle, Washington 98101
https://www.facebook.com/events/244206836451664/

Pramilla Jayapal
Don’t Agonize, Organize
The Summit on Pike, 420 E Pike St, Seattle, WA 98122
Oct. 11, 6-8 p.m.
http://www.capitolhillseattle.com/…/next-week-dont-agonize…/


GOOD NEWS

In a rare conviction against a police officer, Jason Van Dyke has been found guilty of second-degree murder for shooting Laquan McDonald:
https://www.cnn.com/…/jason-van-dyke-laquan-mcdo…/index.html


Do you have an idea for a future daily action? If so, please e-mail us at daily-action@seattleindivisible.com.

We will keep fighting until the end

On Thursday morning, Senator Heidi Heitkamp, one of the last Democrats who was undecided on the Kavanaugh nomination to the Supreme Court, announced that she would vote against Kavanaugh's appointment. This means that the path to confirmation runs through Joe Manchin, another Democrat in a tough re-election fight, and Republican Senators Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski.

Here's how the calendar for the Kavanaugh vote shakes out:

Our Senators are both on the record as 'no' votes against Kavanaugh, but that shouldn't keep you from calling. On the contrary, we should keep calling them to remind them of why they need to keep fighting for us.

Kavanaugh's peers in the legal community are repudiating him, with over 2,400 law professors (and counting) calling on the Senate to reject him. (see https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/10/03/opinion/kavanaugh-law-professors-letter.html)

The National Council of Churches, which represents over 45 million Christian Americans, has also called on the Senate to reject Kavanaugh, saying “Judge Kavanaugh exhibited extreme partisan bias and disrespect towards certain members of the committee and thereby demonstrated that he possesses neither the temperament nor the character essential for a member of the highest court in our nation.” (see http://fortune.com/2018/10/03/national-council-of-churches-demands-kavanaugh-withdraw/)

Today's Action: Tell our Senators to fight the Kavanaugh nomination to the end

Call:

Sen. Patty Murray--DC 202-224-2621; Seattle 206-553-5545

Sen. Maria Cantwell--DC 202-224-3441; Seattle 206-220-6400

Don’t forget to fill out our call log so that we can track our impact: https://goo.gl/forms/lbHUvI9h58f0dLqx1

Sample Script:

"Hi, my name is {NAME} and I'm calling from {CITY, ZIP} to ask the Senator to fight the Kavanaugh nomination to the end because of {REASON}. Please let her know that her constituents are with her, and that we need her to stand strong for us."

Reasons:

  1. A personal story - These are always the best reasons you can give.

  2. Believe Survivors: Multiple credible allegations of sexual asssault by Brett Kavanaugh exist. These should be investigated thoroughly.

  3. He's lied to the Senate. Repeatedly. Both in the 2000s during his appointment to the Federal Judiciary and during the SCOTUS nomination hearings, Kavanaugh has lied to Senators. This should be flatly disqualifying.

  4. Choose your own reason.

Events

Tonight at your house

Swing Left National Phone Bank

Call for swing candidates: Ron DiNicola (PA-16), Xochitl Torres Small (NM-02), Dan Feehan (MN-01), and Alyse Galvin (AK-AL)

https://swingleft.org/p/call-voters?source=20180927_tw

Indivisible SaveSCOTUS phone banks

Sign up for a shift at https://www.indivisible.org/phonebank/

Friday, October 5, 7am-5pm Pacific: Mississippi

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8TH DISTRICT: DR. KIM SCHRIER

(Knock out Dino Rossi)

All of these canvasses and phonebanks are within 25 miles of Seattle

Flip the 8th Phonebanks for Dr. Kim Schrier

Wednesday, October 10th (6-8pm) in Seattle: IAM District 751, 9125 15th Pl S, Seattle, WA 98108 Sign up now: https://events.mobilizeamerica.io/swingleft/event/57882/

Canvass for Dr. Kim Schrier

Renton Saturday Morning

October 6, 2018 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Ridgewood Elementary School Parking Lot, 18030 162nd Pl SE, Renton, WA 98058

Sign Up Now: https://secure.ngpvan.com/RWOUmdooAU2vbFWiPK9CEw2

Snoqualmie Saturday Afternoon

October 6, 2018 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Riverview Park, 3900 SE PARK St, Snoqualmie, WA 98065

Sign Up Now: https://secure.ngpvan.com/PKa8pohPK0KsfvcOdtr6Vw2

Auburn Sunday Midday

October 7th, 2018 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

1919 Auburn Way N, Auburn, WA 98002

Sign Up Now: https://www.wa-democrats.org/ngpvanforms/21659

Kent Sunday Afternoon

October 7, 2018, 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Lake Meridian Park, 14800 SE 272nd St, Kent, WA 98030

https://events.mobilizeamerica.io/swingleft/event/51280/

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ROAD TRIP!

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5TH DISTRICT: LISA BROWN

(Knock out Cathy McMorris-Rogers)

Want to join a convoy already going for long weekends in September/October to take back the 5th? Please email Holly at holly@hollybrewer.com for further details.

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3RD DISTRICT: CAROLYN LONG

(Knock out Jaime Herrera-Beutler)

Weekend Canvasses in Vancouver

2114 Main St, Vancouver, WA 98660

Saturday 10-2, 1-4, 4-7 Sign up: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdbDytgIJL3FnXlMsWuPPUEWL08UILTs0pJFMig1CqWELjayg/viewform

Sunday 1-4, 4-7 Sign Up: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdbDytgIJL3FnXlMsWuPPUEWL08UILTs0pJFMig1CqWELjayg/viewform?usp=send_form

TEXT BANKING EVERY SUNDAY IN CAPITOL HILL

AT THE CANTERBURY ALEHOUSE:

Bring your laptop to the Canterbury Ale House and text to flip red seats blue. We'll be there from 3 to 6, so come when you can! (And bring your beer money)

https://www.facebook.com/events/1160023490818249/

One Copy for 100 Senators

The FBI background check on Brett Kavanaugh will be made “available” to the Senate on Thursday – in the form of one hard copy, with readings restricted to one hour shifts and separated by party. Even with all these restrictions, Republicans plan to move forward with Kavanaugh’s confirmation on Friday.

This sort of bureaucratic obstacle to the truth is the very definition of corrupt use of power. Call your Senators and ask them to raise hell.

ACTION 1: Resist Obfuscation

Sen. Patty Murray--DC 202-224-2621; Seattle 206-553-5545

Sen. Maria Cantwell--DC 202-224-3441; Seattle 206-220-6400

Don’t forget to fill out our call log so that we can track our impact: https://goo.gl/forms/lbHUvI9h58f0dLqx1

Sample Script:

"Hello, I’m [name] from [city, zip]. I’m calling because I heard that the results of the FBI investigation into Kavanaugh will be made available under severely restricted conditions – one copy for the whole Senate, and only 1 hour of viewing at a time. I’m sure [Senator] is aware of how absurd it is to move forward with Kavanaugh’s confirmation only one day after such a crucial report is made available under such extraordinary restrictions. I would like to see her bring as much attention to this as possible, and force Republicans to release the report in a way that will allow its thorough review prior to a confirmation vote."

Background:

https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/409786-senators-will-view-fbi-report-on-kavanaugh-thursday

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/flake-says-trumps-mocking-of-ford-at-political-rally-was-kind-of-appalling/2018/10/03/286c3dba-c6f4-11e8-b1ed-1d2d65b86d0c_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.bb6b7683fda3

ACTION 2: Planned Parenthood SaveSCOTUS Phone Bank

Head to a phone bank TONIGHT to get people in swing states to call their senators re: Kavanaugh.

Sign-up link: http://plannedparenthoodeventsc4.ngpvanhost.com/ngpvanforms/11839

From PP: At the phone bank we are going to be calling Alaskans and helping them connect with Sen. Murkowski's office to urge her to VOTE NO on Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court. Sen. Murkowski has stood with us before to help save the ACA and we want to do all we can to make sure she stands with us again! Don't worry if you've never phone banked before, we'll have a training before we get going!

When? Today, October 4th from 6:00-8:00pm

Where? We will be meeting in the Admin Office of Planned Parenthood Bellevue Health Center (14730 NE 8th Street, 98007) *come to the lowest parking lot and enter through the door under the Pristine Dental sign.

What do I need to bring? Please bring your phone and a laptop! If you don't have one or both of those I will have a few extra, but it is much easier if you have your own!

ELECTION EVENTS

Indivisible SaveSCOTUS phone banks.

Sign up for a shift at https://www.indivisible.org/phonebank/

Today, October 4, 8am-6pm Pacific: Texas

Friday,

Yes on 1631: Clean Air Clean Energy WA

Kent Saturday Afternoon

Saturday, October 6, 2:00 PM

23205 114th Way SE, Kent, WA 98031

https://act.yeson1631.org/event/field-events/2118/signup/?akid=&source=

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8TH DISTRICT: DR. KIM SCHRIER

(Knock out Dino Rossi)

All of these canvasses and phonebanks are within 25 miles of Seattle

Flip the 8th Phonebanks for Dr. Kim Schrier

1) Wednesday, October 3rd (6-8pm) in Seattle: IAM District 751, 9125 15th Pl S, Seattle, WA 98108 https://secure.ngpvan.com/7viUBOapAkuhlfvkbw8sDw2

2) Thursday, October 4th (6-8pm) in Issaquah: Issaquah Field Office, 1320 NW Mall St, Ste E, Issaquah, WA 98027 https://secure.ngpvan.com/fCmH5I8GR0WgG1dix387KA2

Canvass for Dr. Kim Schrier

Renton Saturday Morning

October 6, 2018 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Ridgewood Elementary School Parking Lot, 18030 162nd Pl SE, Renton, WA 98058

https://secure.ngpvan.com/RWOUmdooAU2vbFWiPK9CEw2

Snoqualmie Saturday Afternoon

October 6, 2018 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Riverview Park, 3900 SE PARK St, Snoqualmie, WA 98065

https://secure.ngpvan.com/PKa8pohPK0KsfvcOdtr6Vw2

Auburn Sunday Midday

October 7th, 2018 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

1919 Auburn Way N, Auburn, WA 98002

https://www.wa-democrats.org/ngpvanforms/21659

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ROAD TRIP!

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5TH DISTRICT: LISA BROWN

(Knock out Cathy McMorris-Rogers)

Want to join a convoy already going for long weekends in September/October to take back the 5th? Please email Holly at holly@hollybrewer.com for further details.

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3RD DISTRICT: CAROLYN LONG

(Knock out Jaime Herrera-Beutler)

Weekend Canvasses in Vancouver

2114 Main St, Vancouver, WA 98660

Saturday 10-2, 1-4, 4-7 Sign up: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdbDytgIJL3FnXlMsWuPPUEWL08UILTs0pJFMig1CqWELjayg/viewform

Sunday 1-4, 4-7 Sign Up: https://goo.gl/forms/FY0Cfg5eImWyhkRj2

TEXT BANKING EVERY SUNDAY IN CAPITOL HILL AT THE CANTERBURY ALEHOUSE:

Bring your laptop to the Canterbury Ale House and text to flip red seats blue. We'll be there from 3 to 6, so come when you can! (And bring your beer money)

https://www.facebook.com/events/1160023490818249/

No Kavanaugh Vote Until Full Investigation

OFFICIAL DAILY ACTION for Wednesday, October 2

Mitch McConnell says "We’ll have an F.B.I. report this week, and we’ll have a vote this week." However, it has become clear that the FBI report will not include all of the necessary information. The FBI hasn't interviewed Dr. Ford yet, nor have they interviewed other witnesses identified by her and by Deborah Ramirez. Five former classmates of Mr. Kavanaugh have been trying unsuccessfully to reach the FBI. This is unacceptable. The FBI needs to take as much time as is needed to get to the bottom of the multiple accusations of rape and perjury against Mr. Kavanaugh. The vote must be delayed until every lead is investigated.

ACTION 1: Call our Senators

Sen. Patty Murray--DC 202-224-2621; Seattle 206-553-5545
Sen. Maria Cantwell--DC 202-224-3441; Seattle 206-220-6400

Don’t forget to fill out our call log so that we can track our impact: https://goo.gl/forms/lbHUvI9h58f0dLqx1

Sample Script:

"Hello, I’m [name] from [city, zip]. I'm calling about the Kavanaugh nomination. Mitch McConnell has said he will schedule a vote this week, but there are many reports from potential witnesses that they have not been interview by the FBI. Please do everything you can to postpone the vote until the FBI completes a full investigation of every lead into Mr. Kavanaugh's pattern of sexual misconduct and his perjury about it. We simply must have the highest standards for the character of our Supreme Court Justices, and so far, Mr. Kavanaugh is coming up short."

ACTION 2: Indivisible SaveSCOTUS Phone Bank

Sign up for a shift and get people in swing states to call THEIR senators.

  • Tennessee: Wednesday, October 3, 7am-5pm Pacific

  • Texas: Thursday, October 4, 8am-6pm Pacific

  • Mississippi: Friday, October 5, 7am-5pm Pacific

https://www.indivisible.org/phonebank/

Background

ELECTION EVENTS

Tonight at your house

Swing Left National Phone Bank

Wednesday October 3 at 3:30 or 6:30 Pacific

Call for swing candidates Dana Balter (NY-24), Amy McGrath (KY-06), M.J. Hegar (TX-31), and Connor Lamb (PA-17)

https://swingleft.org/p/call-voters?source=20180927_tw


Indivisible SaveSCOTUS phone banks

Sign up for a shift at https://www.indivisible.org/phonebank/.

Wednesday, October 3, 7am-5pm Pacific: Tennessee

Thursday, October 4, 8am-6pm Pacific: Texas

Friday, October 5, 7am-5pm Pacific: Mississippi


Yes on 1631: Clean Air Clean Energy WA

Kent Saturday Afternoon

Saturday, October 6, 2:00 PM

23205 114th Way SE, Kent, WA 98031

Sign Up Now


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8TH DISTRICT: DR. KIM SCHRIER

(Knock out Dino Rossi)

All of these canvasses and phonebanks are within 25 miles of Seattle

 Flip the 8th Phonebanks for Dr. Kim Schrier

1) Wednesday, October 3rd (6-8pm) in Seattle: IAM District 751, 9125 15th Pl S, Seattle, WA 98108 Sign Up Now

2) Thursday, October 4th (6-8pm) in Issaquah: Issaquah Field Office, 1320 NW Mall St, Ste E, Issaquah, WA 98027 Sign Up Now

Canvass for Dr. Kim Schrier

Renton Saturday Morning

October 6, 2018 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Ridgewood Elementary School Parking Lot, 18030 162nd Pl SE, Renton, WA 98058

Sign Up Now


Snoqualmie Saturday Afternoon

October 6, 2018 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Riverview Park, 3900 SE PARK St, Snoqualmie, WA 98065

Sign Up Now


Auburn Sunday Midday

October 7th, 2018 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

1919 Auburn Way N, Auburn, WA 98002

Sign Up Now


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ROAD TRIP!

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5TH DISTRICT: LISA BROWN

(Knock out Cathy McMorris-Rogers)

Want to join a convoy already going for long weekends in September/October to take back the 5th? Please email Holly at holly@hollybrewer.com for further details.


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3RD DISTRICT: CAROLYN LONG

(Knock out Jaime Herrera-Beutler)


Weekend Canvasses in Vancouver

2114 Main St, Vancouver, WA 98660

Saturday 10-2, 1-4, 4-7 Sign up

Sunday 1-4, 4-7 Sign Up


TEXT BANKING EVERY SUNDAY IN CAPITOL HILL

AT THE CANTERBURY ALEHOUSE:

Bring your laptop to the Canterbury Ale House and text to flip red seats blue. We'll be there from 3 to 6, so come when you can! (And bring your beer money)

https://www.facebook.com/events/1160023490818249/



Perjury is a Felony

** Indivisible is hosting SaveSCOTUS phone banks every day this week. Sign up for a shift at https://www.indivisible.org/phonebank/

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Last week, we asked you to to call our representatives to call to open an investigation as to whether Brett Kavanaugh has committed perjury, and if he should keep his job as a judge on the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals. Thankfully, Congresswoman Jayapal has followed through and joined her colleagues on the House Judiciary Committee in calling for an investigation.

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/house-judiciary-committee-kavanaugh_us_5bae3d5ee4b0b4d308d277d9

Action: Thank Congresswoman Jayapal for her call to investigate Brett Kavanaugh

Rep. Pramila Jayapal: DC (202) 225-3106; Seattle (206) 674-0040

Script:

"Hello, I'm [name] from [city, zip]. I'm calling to thank Congresswoman Jayapal for joining her colleagues on the Judiciary Comittee in their call to investigate if Brett Kavanaugh committed perjury in his testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee."

Although Rep. Smith does not sit on the House Judiciary Committee, he can still use his voice as a US Representative to support this investigation.

Rep. Adam Smith: DC (202) 225-8901; Seattle (425) 793-5180

Script:

"Hi, my name is [NAME] and I'm a constituent from [CITY, ZIP]. In light of Dr. Ford's testimony last week, and the other women accusing Judge Kavanaugh of assault, please release a public statement in support of the members of the House Judiciary Committee who have called for investigations into whether Kavanaugh should keep his current job on the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals."

Events

TODAY, Tuesday, October 2: Resist Trump Tuesday

https://www.facebook.com/events/1920907481543922/

Join us this Tuesday when we welcome former State Representative Jesse Wineberry to explain I-1000; the state initiative that seeks to bring back affirmative action in this state. Jesse Wineberry will explain how current law makes it difficult to recruit, hire or promote applicants who are under-represented and how I-1000 would change that.

We will also welcome a speaker from Families For Families to speak on the Trump administration's new policy of indefinite detention of immigrant children, and how the administration's threat of no green card if you're a "public charge" has immigrant families fearfully avoiding needed public services.

We rally every Tuesday from 11:45AM-12:30PM, followed by our standing meeting with Senator Murray's and Senator Cantwell's staff from 12:30-1:30PM. Please join us -- we need your voice!

TODAY, Tuesday, October 2: Seattle Indivisible Weekly Meeting

Please join Seattle Indivisible for our regular weekly meeting today from 7-9PM Washington State Labor Council, 321 16th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98144.

Bring your laptop if you have one and a phone, as we will be phone banking into the 8th CD at this meeting.

Good News

Former President Barack Obama has announced his second round of endorsements for the midterm elections, and we are excited to see that he has endorsed the following local candidates:

Dr. Kim Schrier, US House, 8th Congressional District

Carolyn Long, US House, 3rd Congressional District

Lisa Brown, US House, 5th Congressional District

https://twitter.com/BarackObama/status/1046803503988006912

Investigate Kavanaugh….FOR REAL!

It is shameful but not remotely surprising that an FBI investigation aimed at shedding light on accusations against Supreme Court nominee Brett M. Kavanaugh has already become the object of political manipulation. But here we are in the Trump era. The Senate’s main purpose is to represent us. They are supposed to represent us in all areas of their work, including their “advise and consent” duties regarding presidential nominees. The issue here is not political. Brett Kavanaugh is in the middle of an extremely important job interview. How could any responsible manager hire Kavanaugh with so many unanswered questions and hugely disturbing allegations for any job? Let alone a lifetime appointment to the US Supreme Court?

Bottom line: The White House is limiting the scope of the FBI’s investigation into allegations against Kavanaugh. This is unacceptable! We demand a real investigation!

Senator Murray sent this tweet when she found out:

“This is deeply concerning. FBI investigation shouldn’t be limited or a box to check in rush to confirm. It needs to be real investigation of all credible allegations, relevant witnesses, and info -PM”

Thank Senator Murray for her strong leadership on this issue and ask our other MoCs to lend their voices as well in calling for a real investigation.

ACTION 1: Thank Sen. Murray:

• Sen. Patty Murray - DC 202-224-2621; Seattle 206-553-5545

Script:

“Hello, I’m [name] from [city, zip]. I’d like to thank Senator Murray for her principled leadership in opposing Brett Kavanaugh’s appointment to the Supreme Court. I also want to thank her for speaking out on the White House limiting the scope of the FBI’s investigation into Kavanaugh. Please ask her to continue to use her platform to speak out on this. We deserve a complete investigation.”

ACTION 2: Call our MoCs

• Sen. Maria Cantwell - DC 202-224-3441; Seattle 206-220-6400
• Rep. Pramila Jayapal: DC (202) 225-3106; Seattle (206) 674-0040
• Rep. Adam Smith: DC (202) 225-8901; Seattle (425) 793-5180

Script:

“Hello, I’m [name] from [city, zip]. I’d like to call on Senator/Rep [name] to use their platform to speak out and let people know that the White House is limiting the scope of the FBI investigation into Kavanaugh. This is simply unacceptable given the disturbing nature of the allegations. We deserve a thorough investigation.”


Background:


https://www.nbcnews.com/…/white-house-limits-scope-fbi-s-in…

https://www.cnn.com/…/james-comey-op-ed-fbi-inve…/index.html

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/…/white-house-puts-limits-on…

EVENTS

Resist Trump Tuesday

https://www.facebook.com/events/1920907481543922/

Join us this Tuesday when we welcome former State Representative Jesse Wineberry to explain I-1000; the state initiative that seeks to bring back affirmative action in this state. Jesse Wineberry will explain how current law makes it difficult to recruit, hire or promote applicants who are under-represented and how I-1000 would change that.

We will also welcome a speaker from Families For Families to speak on the Trump administration's new policy of indefinite detention of immigrant children, and how the administration's threat of no green card if you're a "public charge" has immigrant families fearfully avoiding needed public services.

We rally every Tuesday from 11:45AM-12:30PM, followed by our standing meeting with Senator Murray's and Senator Cantwell's staff from 12:30-1:30PM. Please join us -- we need your voice!

Let’s not forget: Protect the Mueller Investigation!

GOOD NEWS: Yesterday the Senate Judiciary Committee voted to postpone a full Senate vote until the FBI has had a week to investigate sexual misconduct claims against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. While this is only a partial reprieve, the delay in the vote prevents the nomination from being confirmed until the FBI gets a chance to look into Kavanaugh allegations. https://www.seattletimes.com/nation-world/nation-politics/how-sen-flake-brought-the-senate-back-from-the-brink/

THANK YOU! for contacting our Senators and Members of Congress over the past several weeks to denounce this nomination!

TODAY let’s turn the focus back to the Mueller investigation. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, second-in-command at the Justice Department, and the official in charge of the Russia investigation by former FBI Director Robert Mueller, is at risk of losing his job.

Reports have swirled regarding the Deputy AG’s job for several days and weeks. Last week the New York Times reported that Rosenstein was intending to resign after hearing rumors that President Trump was about to fire him. Following a detailed conversation with White House Chief of Staff John Kelly and with Trump by phone, Rosenstein remains in his job. Reportedly both Kelly and Trump have indicated that the president has plans to “clean house” at the Justice Department – but not until after the midterm elections, to avoid political fallout that might influence the elections even more.

Rosenstein has also indicated he is alert to ways that President Trump could be removed from office. Along with his supervision of the Mueller Investigation into Russian government meddling in U.S. elections, this puts him in a precarious position. Yet by doing his job Rosenstein is defending our open and democratic system of government that is under attack by Trump and his supporters.

ACTION: Call and leave voicemail for our Members of Congress to defend Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein and his work!

- and thank our Senators for their work to defeat the Kavanaugh nomination.

 

  • Sen. Patty Murray--DC 202-224-2621; Seattle 206-553-5545

  • Sen. Maria Cantwell--DC 202-224-3441; Seattle 206-220-6400

  • Rep. Pramila Jayapal: DC (202) 225-3106; Seattle (206) 674-0040

  • Rep. Adam Smith: DC (202) 225-8901; Seattle (425) 793-5180

 

Sample Script:

"Hello, my name is [NAME] and I'm calling from [CITY, ZIP].

[IF SENATOR] First, thank you for your work toward defeating the Kavanaugh nomination. The delay in the Senate vote and the FBI investigation is an important step forward.

[ALL] Today I am calling about the need to protect the Mueller investigation. I am very concerned that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein may resign, or be fired by President Trump. I have read that Rosenstein is defending the Mueller investigation and has prevented attempts by the Trump Administration to fire Robert Mueller. Please do everything possible to ensure the investigation continues and that Rosenstein continues in his job.

 

 Background:

“Rod Rosenstein’s Job Is Safe, for Now: Inside His Dramatic Day,”

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/24/us/politics/rod-rosenstein-justice-department-trump.html

 

“Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to Meet Donald Trump to Consider His Future at DOJ,”

https://www.wsj.com/articles/deputy-attorey-general-rod-rosenstein-expects-to-be-fired-monday-1537801806

 

"How Sen. Flake brought the Senate back from the brink,"

https://www.seattletimes.com/nation-world/nation-politics/how-sen-flake-brought-the-senate-back-from-the-brink/


EVENTS

SEATTLE SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT Denise Juneau's "Listening and Learning Tour"

 Seattle's new school superintendent is holding a series of "Listening Tour" sessions to hear concerns of city residents about the state of Seattle Schools. Considering participating in one of these sessions between now and Oct. 18th.

https://www.seattleschools.org/district/calendars/news/what_s_new/superintendent_blog/superintendent_juneau_listening_and_learning_tour

 

Resist Trump Tuesday

We rally every Tuesday from 11:45AM-12:30PM, followed by our standing meeting with Senator Murray's and Senator Cantwell's staff from 12:30-1:30PM. Please join us -- we need your voice!

Election Events

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PHONE BANKS

Indivisible National Phone Banks
Now-Sept. 30
https://www.indivisible.org/phonebank/
We’re calling out the vote for IndivisiCandidates across the country! Sign up right now for one of our upcoming shifts, and we’ll send you everything you need to take part.

Phone Bank with Pramila Jayapal
For Kim Shrier (WA-08), Lias Brown (WA-05) and Carolyn Long (WA-03)
Thursday, 9/27: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Seattle Labor Temple: 2800 1st Ave #260
https://www.pramilaforcongress.com/organize/

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8TH DISTRICT CANVASS: DR. KIM SCHRIER
(Knock out Dino Rossi)
All of these canvases are within 25 miles of Seattle

Federal Way Canvass
Sunday, September 30th, 10:30 AM - 2:30 PM
32123 1st Ave S Ste A1, Federal Way, WA 98003
https://www.wa-democrats.org/ngpvanforms/14129

Kent/Covington Canvass
Sunday, September 30th, 2018 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Starbucks, 27177 185th Ave SE, Kent, WA 98042
https://www.wa-democrats.org/ngpvanforms/21254

Maple Valley Canvass
Sunday, September 30th, 2018 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Gravity Coffee, 23912 SE Kent Kangley Rd, Maple Valley, WA 98038
https://www.wa-democrats.org/ngpvanforms/13749

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5TH DISTRICT: LISA BROWN
(Knock out Cathy McMorris-Rogers)
Want to join a convoy already going for long weekends in September/October to take back the 5th? Please email Holly at holly@hollybrewer.com for further details.

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3RD DISTRICT: CAROLYN LONG
(Knock out Jaime Herrera-Beutler)

Longview Canvass
Sun, September 30, 11pm – 3pm - Carolyn Long will be there!
1118 14th Ave, Longview, WA 98632-3017

https://m.facebook.com/events/676878102698812/

Vancouver Canvass
Sun, September 30, 1pm – 4pm
2114 Main St, Vancouver, WA 98660
https://docs.google.com/…/1FAIpQLSdbDytgIJL3FnXlMs…/viewform


Do you have an idea for a future daily action? If so, please e-mail us at daily-action@seattleindivisible.com.

Kavanaugh Marathon, plus Protect Immigrant Businesses

OFFICIAL ACTION for Saturday, September 29

The Senate Judiciary Committee’s mishandling of Dr. Ford’s testimony is another reminder of how important it is to reclaim Congress from Republicans. Find opportunities to canvass and phone bank later in this message.

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This week has been hard for a lot of us, but especially so for those who have experienced trauma. Please know there are resources available if you need them:
National Sexual Assault Hotline: 1-800-656-4673
https://www.rainn.org/

Yesterday the Senate Judiciary Committee voted to bring Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the Senate floor, but only after a week-long FBI investigation. The investigation is but a small solace: the FBI is unlikely to pursue criminal charges and will simply collect more evidence to hand over to the Senate. It is still up to us to show that we will not stand Kavanaugh’s appointment to this most powerful of lifetime posts. Our message is simple: Kavanaugh’s candidacy must end.

Sen. Patty Murray--DC 202-224-2621; Seattle 206-553-5545
Sen. Maria Cantwell--DC 202-224-3441; Seattle 206-220-6400

Sample Script:
"Hi, my name is [NAME] and I'm a constituent from [CITY, ZIP]. In light of Dr. Ford’s testimony yesterday, please call for Judge Kavanaugh’s name to be withdrawn from consideration for the Supreme Court.”

Background (content warning--this article contains references to sexual assault):
https://www.npr.org/…/judiciary-committee-set-to-vote-on-ka…

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Protect Immigrant Businesses

SeaTac City Council voted last Tuesday night to sell SeaTac Center to a private developer. SeaTac City Council member Peter Kwon voted to sell, and displace over 50 immigrant businesses.

Now State Representative Ryu (32nd Legislative District which includes Shoreline) wants to come to SeaTac this Monday and raise election funds with SeaTac City Councilmember Peter Kwon. Let her know she is joining with an elected leader who has voted against immigrant businesses, and voted against the community. Tell her to hold Peter Kwon accountable for his vote against his community.

Representative Cindy Ryu
Olympia office: (360) 786-7880
District office: (206) 466-5741
Email: cindy.ryu@leg.wa.gov


Election Events

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PHONE BANKS

Indivisible National Phone Banks
Now-Sept. 30
https://www.indivisible.org/phonebank/
We’re calling out the vote for IndivisiCandidates across the country! Sign up right now for one of our upcoming shifts, and we’ll send you everything you need to take part.

Phone Bank with Pramila Jayapal
For Kim Shrier (WA-08), Lias Brown (WA-05) and Carolyn Long (WA-03)
Thursday, 9/27: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Seattle Labor Temple: 2800 1st Ave #260
https://www.pramilaforcongress.com/organize/

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8TH DISTRICT CANVASS: DR. KIM SCHRIER
(Knock out Dino Rossi)
All of these canvases are within 25 miles of Seattle

Issaquah/Sammamish Canvass
September 29, 2018 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Issaquah Field office, 1320 NW Mall St, Ste E, Issaquah, WA 98027
https://secure.ngpvan.com/BVgHOnEOWkq2OCbkZcjrbA2

Issaquah Morning Canvass
September 29, 2018 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Issaquah Field office, 1320 NW Mall St, Ste E, Issaquah, WA 98027
https://secure.ngpvan.com/WER0_JJaMkagVJNDmZaGiw2

Federal Way Canvass
Sunday, September 30th, 10:30 AM - 2:30 PM
32123 1st Ave S Ste A1, Federal Way, WA 98003
https://www.wa-democrats.org/ngpvanforms/14129

Kent/Covington Canvass
September 30th, 2018 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Starbucks, 27177 185th Ave SE, Kent, WA 98042
https://www.wa-democrats.org/ngpvanforms/21254

Maple Valley Canvass
September 30th, 2018 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Gravity Coffee, 23912 SE Kent Kangley Rd, Maple Valley, WA 98038
https://www.wa-democrats.org/ngpvanforms/13749

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5TH DISTRICT: LISA BROWN
(Knock out Cathy McMorris-Rogers)
Want to join a convoy already going for long weekends in September/October to take back the 5th? Please email Holly at holly@hollybrewer.com for further details.

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3RD DISTRICT: CAROLYN LONG
(Knock out Jaime Herrera-Beutler)

Vancouver Canvass
Sat, September 29, 10am – 1pm
Sat, September 22, 1pm – 4pm
Sat, September 29, 4pm – 7pm
Sun, September 30, 1pm – 4pm
2114 Main St, Vancouver, WA 98660
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