Post-Hurricane HealthCare in Puerto Rico

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

Seattle Indivisible will hold its next bi-weekly meeting this Sunday 10/22 from 2-4 PM at Columbia Branch Library, 4721 Rainier Ave S, Seattle. The library is ADA accessible and served by link light rail as well as Metro bus #7.

Almost four weeks after Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, 90% of the island’s electrical grid remains out, and almost 100% of Puerto Ricans either have no running water or must boil or treat their water before safely drinking it. Perhaps most worryingly, the island’s health care system, which has never been so critically needed, is barely functioning.

Yet barring immediate action by Congress, funding for Medicaid, a program that at least 40 percent of Puerto Ricans rely on for health care, is about to run out as a result of an arbitrary funding cap set by Congress decades ago.  Call our Members of Congress and demand that they support legislation giving Puerto Ricans fair funding for Medicaid, and urge them to act immediately on Puerto Rico’s other vital recovery and reconstruction needs as well.

Action:  Ask our Members of Congress to insist on fair funding for Medicaid in Puerto Rico

Rep. Adam Smith: DC 202.225.8901; Renton 425.793.5180

Rep. Pramila Jayapal: DC 202.225.3106; Seattle 206.674.0040

Sen. Patty Murray: DC 202.224.2621; Seattle 206.553.5545

Sen. Maria Cantwell: DC 202.224.3441; Seattle 206.220.6400

Script

“Hello, my name is [name], and I’m calling from [ZIP]. Our fellow Americans in Puerto Rico need far more relief and recovery assistance from the federal government than they have received to date, and they still struggle with past injustices such as the cap on Medicaid funding.   I"m asking [NAME] to insist on fair funding for Medicaid in Puerto Rico.  I'm also asking [him/her] to support all legislation addressing Puerto Ricans' urgent need for hurricane relief and recovery."

References:

http://www.governing.com/topics/health-human-services/khn-puerto-rico-hurricane-health-crisis.html

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/17/opinion/puerto-ricos-crisis-by-the-numbers.html

Good News

A second federal judge has blocked Trump’s latest travel ban

https://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/10/18/npr-federal-judge-maryland-blocks-trump-latest-travel-ban-attempt

Election Security is Everything

EVENTS TODAY: 

Faith Over Fear: Standing with our Muslim Neighbors
Learn about Islamophobia and how to combat it from excellent speakers and a Q&A with local leaders:
10:00 AM at Plymouth Church (https://www.facebook.com/events/484835695232190/)
7:00 PM at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church (https://www.facebook.com/events/931515906987574/)

No Muslim Ban Ever
Join multiple civil rights groups for a pray-in this evening to stand in solidarity with the Muslim community.
4-6:00 PM at 700 Stewart St. (https://www.facebook.com/events/1817910671832293/)

ACTION: Make Our Elections Secure

In 2016, Russian hackers attempted to break into the election systems of 21 states – and you can bet they’ll try again next time around. Much of our election infrastructure is aging and vulnerable, which is why both the House and the Senate have proposed bipartisan legislation to provide funding for states to upgrade their election security: the PAPER Act in the House, and the Klobuchar-Graham amendment in the Senate. Call your representatives to let them know that election security should be a top priority.

Rep. Adam Smith: 425-793-5180
Rep. Pramila Jayapal: 206-674-0040
Sen. Patty Murray: 202-224-2621 / 206-553-5545
Sen. Maria Cantwell: 202-224-3441 / 206-220-6400

Script for House:
“My name is [NAME] and I’m calling from [ZIP] about the security of our elections from cyberattacks. Election infrastructure in many states is aging and in need of expensive upgrades to ensure that everyone’s vote is counted correctly. I would like [Representative] to cosponsor the PAPER Act, to provide guidelines and funding to states who need to upgrade their election systems.”

Script for Senate:
“My name is [NAME] and I’m calling from [ZIP] about the security of our elections from cyberattacks. Election infrastructure in many states is aging and in need of expensive upgrades to ensure that everyone’s vote is counted correctly. I would like [Representative] to support the Klobuchar-Graham amendment and make the security of our elections a priority.”

Background: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/14/us/voting-russians-hacking-states-.html
 

GOOD NEWS: 

Yesterday, a Hawaii judge blocked the most recent version of Trump’s Muslim Ban! Read all about it here: https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/federal-judge-blocks-trumps-third-travel-ban/2017/10/17/e73293fc-ae90-11e7-9e58-e6288544af98_story.html

Don't let short-term insurance derail the ACA

Official action for Tuesday, Oct. 17


Events

TODAY: Resist Trump Tuesday Rally - Taxes, Taxes, Taxes!
11:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at Federal Building, Downtown Seattle
(https://www.facebook.com/events/1787041851593616/)

TOMORROW: Faith Over Fear: Standing with our Muslim Neighbors
10:00 AM at Plymouth Church (https://www.facebook.com/events/484835695232190/)
7:00 PM at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church (https://www.facebook.com/events/931515906987574/)


Action: Don't let short-term insurance derail the ACA

In a major part of his plan to sabotage Obamacare, President Trump has allowed individuals to stay on poorly regulated “short-term” insurance plans indefinitely. This has the potential to destabilize Obamacare markets. As we rally against Trump’s orders on a national level, let us also look to fill in the gap with state-level regulations. Call your state legislators, and demand they limit short-term insurance to ninety days!

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

Find your state legislators with this easy tool!
http://app.leg.wa.gov/districtfinder/

Example script:
“Hello, my name is [name] from [city, zip], and I’m calling about Trump’s recent executive order allowing people to stay on short-term insurance plans indefinitely. This order represents a deliberate attempt to sabotage Obamacare by destabilizing insurance markets. Please pass a regulation on the state level limiting participation in short-term plans to 90 days.”

Background:

Within Obamacare, you can spend three months on a less regulated insurance plan intended to serve as a stop-gap while you find a long-term plan. Trump’s executive order allows people allows people to stay on these long term plans indefinitely. This has the potential to draw healthy people away from proper insurance plans and destabilize the market.

https://slate.com/…/two-simple-ways-states-can-fight-trumps…
http://www.cnn.com/…/trump-obamacare-executive-o…/index.html


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

Defend health insurance against Trump

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

 

ACTION:  Demand immediate legislation to stabilize the insurance market.


In recent days President Trump used executive orders to cancel ACA cost-sharing subsidies, and to allow cheaper, non-inclusive health plans in the health insurance marketplace.  This has thrown uncertainty back into the ACA's health insurance market, and it permits health insurers to increase health care costs for the American people.


Sen. Patty Murray: 202-224-2621 / 206-553-5545
Sen. Maria Cantwell: 202-224-3441 / 206-220-6400
Rep. Adam Smith: 425-793-5180
Rep. Pramila Jayapal: 206-674-0040

Script:

“Hello, my name is [NAME] and my zip code is [ZIP].  I am absolutely outraged that President Trump can go against the decision of the Congress and the will of the American people to cut critical ACA subsidies and gut the ACA’s all-inclusive coverage in his recent executive orders.  I am calling today to urge you, as my lawmaker, to pass legislation immediately that would stabilize the insurance market.  Congress needs to protect the American people by supporting affordable health insurance through responsible legislation.  Thank you for taking my call today.”

Background:

“Trump’s Obamacare Moves Will Deepen Health Inequality” (New York Times) - https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/13/opinion/trump-obamacare-executive-order-health-insurance.html

 

DON'T FORGET

Reminder: TOMORROW is the Resist Trump Tuesday Rally - Taxes, Taxes, Taxes!  October 17, 2017 11:45am 12:30pmDowntown Seattle Federal Building.  As usual, we will enter the federal building immediately after the rally for a meeting with Senate staffers. RSVP at: https://www.facebook.com/events/1787041851593616

WEDNESDAY: Faith Over Fear: Standing with our Muslim Neighbors
10:00 AM at Plymouth Church (https://www.facebook.com/events/484835695232190/)
7:00 PM at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church (https://www.facebook.com/events/931515906987574/)

Reject new HHS mission statement

This week, Trump's scandal-ridden department of Health and Human Services quietly posted a new draft mission statement that included the following phrase:

"...serving and protecting Americans at every stage of life, beginning at conception."

Action: Reject this assault on reproductive rights.

Read and submit a comment on new HHS mission statement here: https://www.hhs.gov/about/draft-strategic-plan/introduction/index.html

Upcoming Events

TODAY: No Ban No Wall Rally, Westlake Park at 1 PM  
Sponsored by Americans for Refugee and Immigrant Rights.  Information and RSVP at: http://act.indivisible.org/event/stand-against-muslim-ban/7018/signup/?akid=&zip=

TUESDAY: Resist Trump Tuesday Rally - Taxes, Taxes, Taxes!  October 17, 2017 11:45am 12:30pm  Downtown Seattle Federal Building
As usual, we will enter the federal building immediately after the rally for a meeting with Senate staffers. RSVP at: https://www.facebook.com/events/1787041851593616

WEDNESDAY: Faith Over Fear: Standing with our Muslim Neighbors
10:00 AM at Plymouth Church (https://www.facebook.com/events/484835695232190/)
7:00 PM at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church (https://www.facebook.com/events/931515906987574/)

Sue for Our Subsidies

This week, Trump cut off $7 billion in healthcare subsidies with the stroke of a pen. These were the Cost Sharing Reduction subsidies that the federal government uses to ease the cost of monthly premiums for low-income Americans. This sabotages the Affordable Care Act, and could cause premiums to spike in Washington by as much as 28 percent, or even cause the individual market to collapse.

Thanks to our proactive state Attorney General Bob Ferguson, Washington has just joined 20 other states in suing the Trump administration over ending these subsidies. Let’s send an email to thank Bob Ferguson for his leadership and encourage him to continue to throw his resources behind the lawsuit to protect our healthcare. Use the following link:

https://fortress.wa.gov/atg/formhandler/ago/ContactForm.aspx

[SAMPLE SCRIPT]: “Hi, my name is [NAME], from [CITY]. I would like to thank Attorney General Ferguson for his leadership in the fight to support the ACA. Thank you for joining the lawsuit to challenge Trump’s suspension of CSR subsidies. Please continue to fight to protect our healthcare and continue to throw your resources into protecting us from this administration’s sabotage.”

Background:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/states-to-sue-trump-over-end-of-health-insurance-subsidy/2017/10/13/6aa4d8e0-b03e-11e7-9b93-b97043e57a22_story.html

http://www.atg.wa.gov/news/news-releases/ferguson-files-lawsuit-over-trump-s-decision-end-key-health-care-funding

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Upcoming Events

1) No Ban No Wall Rally on Sunday, Westlake Park at 1 PM

Sponsored by Americans for Refugee and Immigrant Rights. Information and RSVP at: http://act.indivisible.org/event/stand-against-muslim-ban/7018/signup/?akid=&zip=

2) Resist Trump Tuesday Rally - Taxes, Taxes, Taxes! October 17, 2017 11:45am 12:30pm Downtown Seattle Federal Building

As usual, we will enter the federal building immediately after the rally for a meeting with Senate staffers. RSVP at: https://www.facebook.com/events/1787041851593616

Fire! Help for California

TONIGHT! Friday the 13th with Betsy DeVos in Bellevue!  Betsy Devos will be at the Hyatt Regency in Bellevue this Friday, October 13th, from 5-7 pm to speak at a benefit. Join the terrific counter-rally! See below for details.

If you plan to do this action, please hit like, so we know.

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

Wildfires are currently burning out of control in Northern California. Entire neighborhoods have burned, thousands are homeless, one estimate suggests $65 Billion (with a B) in residential property damage, and air quality is the worst ever recorded in the US. It's not over yet, with dry wind forcast for the weekend.

Action

Our action today is for both short and long term help for California. For the short term, stand with California Senators Harris and Feinstein in calling for expedited federal assistance for Calfornia wildfires. For the long term, both the house and senate have bills in the works for increased wildfire funding. Cantwell and Smith are co-sponsors. Let's thank them and ask Murray and Jayapal to join them.

Extra Credit: If you can spare a few bucks, please make a donation to https://www.gofundme.com/raise-funds/CAfirerelief

Rep. Adam Smith: 425-793-5180
Rep. Pramila Jayapal: 206-674-0040
Sen. Patty Murray: 202-224-2621/ 206-553-5545
Sen. Maria Cantwell: 202-224-3441/ 206-220-6400

SCRIPT for Adam Smith:

"My name is [NAME] and I’m calling from [ZIP]. I am calling about the fires currently burning in California. I want to thank Rep. Smith for co-sponsoring H.R.2862, the Wildfire Disaster Funding Act, and to ask him to stand with California Senators Harris and Feinstein in calling for President Trump to expedite federal assistance to areas impacted by the California wildfires."

SCRIPT for Pramila Jayapal:

"My name is [NAME] and I’m calling from [ZIP]. I am calling about the fires currently burning in California. I want to ask Rep. Jayapal to join Rep. Smith in co-sponsoring H.R.2862, the Wildfire Disaster Funding Act, and to ask her to stand with California Senators Harris and Feinstein in calling for President Trump to expedite federal assistance to areas impacted by the California wildfires."

SCRIPT for Patty Murray

"My name is [NAME] and I’m calling from [ZIP]. I am calling about the fires currently burning in California. I want to ask Senator Murray to join Senator Cantwell in co-sponsoring the Wildfire Disaster Funding Act of 2017, and to ask her to stand with California Senators Harris and Feinstein in calling for President Trump to expedite federal assistance to areas impacted by the California wildfires."

SCRIPT for Maria Cantwell

"My name is [NAME] and I’m calling from [ZIP]. I am calling about the fires currently burning in California. I want to thank Senator Cantwell for co-sponsoring the Wildfire Disaster Funding Act of 2017, and to ask her to stand with California Senators Harris and Feinstein in calling for President Trump to expedite federal assistance to areas impacted by the California wildfires."

Background

Upcoming Events

1.) TONIGHT! Friday the 13th with Betsy DeVos in Bellevue!  Betsy Devos will be at the Hyatt Regency in Bellevue this Friday, October 13th, from 5-7 pm to speak at a benefit. Join the terrific counter-rally!

2.) No Ban No Wall Rally on Sunday, Westlake Park at 1 PM  

Sponsored by Americans for Refugee and Immigrant Rights.  Information and RSVP at: http://act.indivisible.org/event/stand-against-muslim-ban/7018/signup/?akid=&zip=

3.) Resist Trump Tuesday Rally - Taxes, Taxes, Taxes!  October 17, 2017 11:45am 12:30pm  Downtown Seattle Federal Building
As usual, we will enter the federal building immediately after the rally for a meeting with Senate staffers.

All In for Dreamers!

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

Check out the exciting actions at the end of this e-mail!

Some members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus are reportedly willing to withhold their votes on “must-pass” spending bills—risking a government shutdown—unless Congress can pass a “clean” DACA renewal bill, without Trump’s toxic list of conditions.  These conditions include support for his border wall, sanctions against sanctuary cities and states, and mandating that employers use the error-prone “e-verify” program.   

Ultra-conservatives in Congress routinely vote against spending and debt-ceiling bills; Democratic votes are always needed to pass them.  This gives Democrats like our members of Congress extraordinary leverage, but only if they have the courage to use it! Tell our Senators and Representatives you want them to be prepared to go to the wall for Dreamers.

Action:  Ask our Members of Congress to be ready to go all the way for Dreamers

Rep. Adam Smith: 425-793-5180

Rep. Pramila Jayapal: 206-674-0040

Sen. Patty Murray: 206-553-5545

Sen. Maria Cantwell: 206-220-6400

Script

“Hello, my name is [name], and I’m calling from [ZIP]. If the administration insists on tying its anti-immigrant “principles” to DACA renewal legislation I want [NAME] to stand with the members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus who areprepared to withhold their votes from crucial spending and debt bills.”

Reference:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/powerpost/if-trump-doesnt-deal-on-daca-some-democrats-threaten-a-government-shutdown/2017/10/09/e31c7948-ad0c-11e7-9e58-e6288544af98_story.html

UPCOMING EVENTS

1) Friday the 13th with Betsy DeVos in Bellevue!  Betsy Devos will be at the Hyatt Regency in Bellevue this Friday, October 13th, from 5-7 pm to speak at a benefit. Join the terrifying counter-rally!

• Learn more about the event and sign up here: https://eec-wa.org/event/betsy-devos-counter-rally/

• We’ve designed beautiful posters for you to download, print, and bring to the rally! Find them here: https://www.seattleindivisible.com/blog/2017/10/10/download-and-print-betsy-devos-counter-rally-posters

2)  No Ban No Wall Rally on Sunday, Westlake Park at 1 PM  

Sponsored by Americans for Refugee and Immigrant Rights.  Information and RSVP at: http://act.indivisible.org/event/stand-against-muslim-ban/7018/signup/?akid=&zip=

3)Resist Trump Tuesday Rally - Taxes, Taxes, Taxes!  October 17, 2017 11:45am 12:30pmDowntown Seattle Federal Building

As usual, we will enter the federal building immediately after the rally for a meeting with Senate staffers.

Children Aren't Bargaining Chips

Last week, Congress allowed the bipartisan CHIP program to expire.  For 20 years, CHIP has given health care to children in need. This and other essential public health programs, such as funding for community health centers, must be extended immediately. 

Rather than proposing a clean bill to reauthorize these programs and get services to children in need as quickly as possible, House Republicans have proposed two bills – the Healthy Kids Act (H.R. 3921) and the Champion Act (H.R. 3922) – which would cut funds from Medicaid and from the ACA’s Prevention and Public Health Fund in order to pay for them. Stealing from those in need to pay for others is not acceptable – nor is using the lives of millions of children as a bargaining chip.

Action: Demand a Clean Reauthorization of CHIP

The Senate is on recess this week and, unlike the House, has already proposed a clean CHIP reauthorization that has bipartisan support. So this week, call your house reps and tell them to catch up!

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

Rep. Adam Smith: 425-793-5180
Rep. Pramila Jayapal: 206-674-0040

Script:

“My name is [NAME] and I’m calling from [ZIP].  I am appalled that the CHIP program was allowed to lapse, and am now saddened to see that Republicans wish to cut Medicaid and the Prevention and Public Health Fund in order to reauthorize it and extend other essential public health programs. Please vote against the Healthy Kids Act and the Champion Act, and demand that congress reauthorize CHIP and extend other essential services without playing political games.”

Background: 

Protest Betsy Devos

This Friday, October 13, Betsy Devos will be at the Hyatt Regency in Bellevue from 5-7 pm to speak at a benefit. Join the counter-rally to let her know that education is not for sale!

Reject Trump’s immigration demands

Official action for Tuesday, October 10, 2017


Event today

Seattle Indivisible Biweekly Meeting
6:30 p.m., Yesler Community Center

Seattle Indivisible will be hosting a general meeting. We will welcome new members, give a recap of our recent events, and feature the following activities:
- Poster and sign-making for the October 13 Betsy DeVos protest (More information about the protest at https://www.facebook.com/events/111688962884008/)
- De-Escalate WA's I-940 ballot initiative & elections planning

This room is ADA accessible, and can be reached by transit on routes 27, 60, and the First Hill Streetcar. Parking is also available.

Please RSVP so we know how much poster-making materials we need to supply. (No artistic skills required - just show up!)

https://www.facebook.com/events/296003800881670/


Daily Action

Now that Trump has passed Congress the timebomb of DACA repeal, he is demanding that DACA’s renewal be couched in an immigration agenda “that hard-line conservatives have been pursuing for decades” (New York Times). The demands include building Trump’s wall, stripping the rights of asylum-claimers, restricting which family members residents can bring to America, and turning down unaccompanied children fleeing drug wars. Immigration advocates nationwide have opposed these cruel measures. So will we.

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

Rep. Adam Smith: 425-793-5180
Rep. Pramila Jayapal: 206-674-0040
Sen. Patty Murray: 202-224-2621 / 206-553-5545
Sen. Maria Cantwell: 202-224-3441 / 206-220-6400

Example script:
“Hello, my name is [name] from [city, zip], and I’m calling about Trump’s demands for DACA renewal. They are nothing less than a wish-list for anti-immigrant hard-liners, and we cannot give in. Any congressional proposal to protect Dreamers must do so without throwing countless other immigrants under the bus.”

Background:
https://www.nytimes.com/…/08/us/polit…/white-house-daca.html
http://www.politico.com/…/trump-immigration-plan-dreamers-2…


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

Demand pushback on Trump's "one-two punch" attack on birth control, LGBT rights

Please help us track our impact by completing the call log at this link: https://goo.gl/forms/lbHUvI9h58f0dLqx1

 

ACTION: Protect women's reproductive rights and non-discrimination policies for LBGT people in the workplace.

Last week, under the guise of promoting "religious liberty," President Trump issued orders to allow employers to eliminate some types of birth control from their workers' health insurance.  Striving to retain loyalty from social conservatives, the Trump Administration also dealt a blow to LGBT workplace rights in a directive that allows employers to hire employees based on their religious beliefs and an employer-mandated "code of conduct."

  • Rep. Adam Smith: 425-793-5180
  • Rep. Pramila Jayapal: 206-674-0040
  • Sen. Patty Murray: 202-224-2621/ 206-553-5545
  • Sen. Maria Cantwell: 202-224-3441/ 206-220-6400

Script:

My name is [NAME] and I’m calling from [ZIP]. I am calling to express my outrage at the two directives issued by the Trump Administration last week.  I'm asking you to support no-cost birth control as mandated under the ACA, and to prevent workplace descrimation against LGBT workers.  Please fight to protect these two issues from assault by the Trump Administration in the name of "religious liberty."

Background - https://www.seattletimes.com/business/trumps-one-two-punch-hits-birth-control-lgbt-rights/

 

Don't forget

Today is Indigenous People's Day.  Estimates for the number of native Americans (American Indians) who died as a consequence of European settlement run from 1/3 to 1/2 of the entire population - men, women, and children - due to disease, elimination or reduction of tribal lands, and attempts at assimilation.  Today's populations of native Americans are still suffering the poverty and discrimination of a brutally marginalized people.  Stand with them today.  Attend an event, provide a donation to an organization that supports native American people and culture, or simply take a few minutes to look around our beautiful Pacific Northwest environment and extend a feeling of gratefulness and recognition to those pre-European communities who came before. 

Nonprofit organizations that support native Americans include: Native American Rights Fund - https://www.narf.org; American Indians Health Commission for Washington State - http://www.aihc-wa.com; American Indian College Fund - http://collegefund.org.

Background - "Massive Population Drop Found for Native Americans, DNA Shows" http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2011/12/111205-native-americans-europeans-population-dna-genetics-science/

 

SEA NO H8 is Today

Thank you to everyone who joined us and Rep. Pramila Jayapal yesterday to canvass for these four progressive candidates for Burien City Council: Nancy Tosta, Krystal Marx, Pedro Olguin, and Jimmy Matta. This is a very hard-fought election, so we need all the help we can get on this.

We've got a loaded schedule ahead of us, so today's action will be to help you plan for these.

TODAY, 10/8: SEA NO H8: A Concert for Indivisible Project, Optimism Brewing, 5:30-7:30

Join your Seattle-area neighbors to stand together against hate-based rhetoric, politics and policies and celebrate strong social activism in our community. All proceeds benefit Indivisible Project. Featuring music by Seattle's "soul ambassador," Tiffany Wilson and En Canto, a classic Seattle-based Brazilian band. Hosted by Rich Smith from The Stranger & Blabbermouth podcast. Optimism will be serving a special "Indivisible Amber Ale", brewed with Liberty and Justice for all. Food trucks will be available, as well as special SEA NO H8 cupcakes by Cupcake Royale. Get tickets in advance in case it sells out: http://bit.ly/2xAO2Gx 
More info here: https://www.facebook.com/events/230457644151803/

TOMORROW, Monday 10/9: Online voter registration deadline for next month's elections ends TOMORROW, Monday, October 9. Have you moved recently, or did you just become eligible to vote? The easiest way to register is online, but time is running low. Register NOW if you haven't. https://weiapplets.sos.wa.gov/MyVoteOLVR/MyVoteOLVR

Tomorrow, Monday 10/9: Indigenous People's Day Events

The Stranger has put together a guide of things you can do to commemorate Indigenous People's Day. See the list here. http://www.thestranger.com/slog/2017/10/06/25458098/monday-is-indigenous-peoples-day-heres-how-you-can-celebrate
 
Tuesday, 10/10: Seattle Indivisible Biweekly Meeting, 6:30 pm, Yesler Community Center

Seattle Indivisible will welcome new members, give a recap of our recent events, and feature the following activities:
- Poster and sign-making for the October 13 Betsy DeVos protest (More information about the protest at https://www.facebook.com/events/111688962884008/)
- De-Escalate WA's I-940 ballot initiative & elections planning
This room is ADA accessible, and can be reached by transit on routes 27, 60, and the First Hill Streetcar. Parking is also available.
Please RSVP so we know how much poster-making materials we need to supply: https://www.facebook.com/events/296003800881670/

NOTE: Because the senate staffers are not holding office hours on 10/10, we will not be holding a Resist Trump Tuesday rally that day. Rallies will resume the following week.

Next week:

Tuesday, 10/17: Resist Trump Tuesday Rally

Join us at the Federal Building as we tell our elected officials in no uncertain terms that Trump's tax "reform" to benefit millionaires and billionaires will inflict untold harm on ordinary Americans, and our put our country's fiscal future in jeopardy.

As usual, we will enter the Federal Building immediately after the rally for a meeting with Senate staffers. Also as usual (from now through December), we will be gathering signatures for De-Escalate Washington's I-940 ballot initiative at the rally for better police training and accountability.

Wednesday, 10/18: Faith Over Fear: Standing with our Muslim Neighbors

10:00 AM at Plymouth Church (https://www.facebook.com/events/484835695232190/)
7:00 PM at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church (https://www.facebook.com/events/931515906987574/)

Signal Boost – Help Fight the Travel Ban

Action: Fight the latest Muslim travel ban.

Are you someone who would be affected by the Muslim travel ban? Do you have friends or family who would be affected by this despicable action? Today we are sharing a letter from Aneelah Afzali, the Executive Director of the Muslim Association of Puget Sound (MAPS), asking for stories from those who would be affected. Please read and share with anyone who may be impacted. Then check out our exciting weekend events at the bottom!

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Hello friends:

The WA State Attorney General's office (Civil Rights Unit) is considering its litigation strategy with respect to the newest "proclamation" banning travel from predominantly Muslim-majority countries ("Muslim Ban 3.0"). More info about Muslim Ban 3.0 here. http://immigrationimpact.com/2017/09/25/travel-ban-what-need-know/

I'm once again working with the AG's office to find specific stories of people in WA state who are impacted, to help support the case to challenge the ban in court. If you or someone you know has been, or will be, directly impacted by Muslim Ban 3.0 (see attached* summary of the travel restrictions for each affected country), please reach out as soon as possible by emailing MuslimActionList@gmail.com (or responding to me) with a quick summary of your story/situation. The AG's office needs these stories of impact on WA state residents asap, to decide whether to move forward with litigation before the Oct. 18 effective date of Muslim Ban 3.0. Please help us!

I look forward to hearing from you, and please spread the word throughout WA state. Thanks in advance.

P.S. There are also some events planned for Oct. 18, including two "Faith Over Fear: Standing With Our Muslim Neighbors" roadshow events in Seattle. One in the morning at Plymouth Church (https://www.facebook.com/events/484835695232190/); and one in the evening at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church (https://www.facebook.com/events/931515906987574/). Hope you can join us!

Aneelah Afzali
Executive Director, MAPS-AMEN
(Muslim Association of Puget Sound--American Muslim Empowerment Network)

*Detailed list of Travel Restrictions: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B0r-ftn1-0lWSWUtY1M2ak1pMlh1R3VaWW9MM1JkaXo0Y0Vr

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Weekend Events

TODAY is the Day of Action in Burien with Pramila Jayapal – Saturday 10/7, 10 a.m., Burien Press

Join Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal and volunteers as we knock on doors in Burien for progressive city council candidates. These elections are important because a slate of far-right candidates is attempting a takeover of the city council to repeal its sanctuary city ordinance. Sign up: https://www.facebook.com/events/294972207646010/

SEA NO H8: A Concert for Indivisible Project – Sunday 10/8, 5:30-7:30 pm, Optimism Brewing

Join your Seattle-area neighbors to stand together against hate-based rhetoric, politics and policies and celebrate strong social activism in our community. All proceeds benefit Indivisible Project. Featuring music by Seattle's "soul ambassador," Tiffany Wilson and En Canto, a classic Seattle-based Brazilian band; and hosted by Hosted by Rich Smith from The Stranger & Blabbermouth podcast. Get tickets in advance in case it sells out: http://bit.ly/2xAO2Gx

More info here: https://www.facebook.com/events/230457644151803/

Common Sense Gun Control

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

Republicans and the NRA have long been preventing congress from taking action to protect Americans from gun violence. Each year, over 11,000 Americans die in firearms incidents, including over 500 who die in mass shootings. The Las Vegas shootings this last weekend were a terrible tragedy, and one that happens all too often in our country. It is time for congress to enact common sense gun control, in order to protect the American public.

Senators Murray and Cantwell have joined 40 Democrats in sponsoring legislation to ban "bump stocks," like the ones used by the Las Vegas shooter to increase the speed of fire. This is a great first step, and they should be commended for taking positive action on regulating guns. But, it is not enough. The pendulum seems to be swining on gun control, with even the NRA supporting the "bump stocks" bill. Now is the time to push for common sense gun control legislation.

ACTION: Demand ‘common sense’ gun reform bills, and thank our Senators for starting the ball rolling.

  • Rep. Adam Smith: 425-793-5180
  • Rep. Pramila Jayapal: 206-674-0040
  • Sen. Patty Murray: 202-224-2621/ 206-553-5545
  • Sen. Maria Cantwell: 202-224-3441/ 206-220-6400

Script for House:

"My name is [NAME] and I’m calling from [ZIP]. Republicans and the NRA have prevented meaningful gun control legislation for too long. Most Americans support universal background checks and preventing people with violent criminal records from buying guns. I am asking Representative [NAME] to introduce common sense gun control legislation now. This can start with a 'bump stock' ban like the one introduced in the Senate, but needs to go farther."

Script for Senate

"My name is [NAME] and I’m calling from [ZIP]. I want to thank Senator [NAME] for co-sponsoring the Automatic Gunfire Prevention Act, to ban 'bump stocks' like the one used in the Las Vegas shooting. This is a great start, but it is not enough. We need comprehensive, common sense gun control. Please introduce bills that most Americans support, like universal background checks and preventing people with violent criminal records from buying guns."

Background

Upcoming Events

Day of Action in Burien with Pramila Jayapal – Saturday 10/7, 10 a.m., Burien Press

Join Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal and volunteers as we knock on doors in Burien for progressive city council candidates. These elections are important because a slate of far-right candidates is attempting a takeover of the city council to repeal its sanctuary city ordinance. Sign up: https://www.facebook.com/events/294972207646010/

SEA NO H8: A Concert for Indivisible Project – Sunday 10/8, 5:30-7:30 pm, Optimism Brewing

Join your Seattle-area neighbors to stand together against hate-based rhetoric, politics and policies and celebrate strong social activism in our community. All proceeds benefit Indivisible Project. Featuring music by Seattle's "soul ambassador," Tiffany Wilson and En Canto, a classic Seattle-based Brazilian band; and hosted by Hosted by Rich Smith from The Stranger & Blabbermouth podcast. Get tickets in advance in case it sells out: http://bit.ly/2xAO2Gx

More info here: https://www.facebook.com/events/230457644151803/

Seattle Indivisible Biweekly Meeting, Tuesday, 10/10, 6:30 pm, Yesler Community Center

Seattle Indivisible will welcome new members, give a recap of our recent events, and feature the following activities:

This room is ADA accessible, and can be reached by transit on routes 27, 60, and the First Hill Streetcar. Parking is also available.

Please RSVP so we know how much poster-making materials we need to supply: https://www.facebook.com/events/296003800881670/

Faith Over Fear: Standing with our Muslum Neighbors, Wednesday, 10/18

10:00 AM at Plymouth Church (https://www.facebook.com/events/484835695232190/)

7:00 PM at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church (https://www.facebook.com/events/931515906987574/)

Dignity for Detained Immigrants!

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

Check out the exciting upcoming Indivisible events and actions at the end of this e-mail!

Our immigration detention system has long been a national disgrace: inhumane, unjust, and driven by private, for-profit corporations like The GEO Group, which operates the Northwest Detention Center located in Tacoma, Washington. As one survivor of immigration detention writes "My time in detention... was a nightmare, a scene in which there is fear, anguish, and desperation in every breath.” As President Trump’s anti-immigrant policies gain steam, the numbers and conditions of immigrant detentions will only worsen unless Congress acts.  

On Tuesday, Representatives Adam Smith and Pramila Jayapal--with 40 co-sponsors--introduced the “Dignity for Detained Immigrants Act” . The bill would end the use of private immigration detention prisons and repeal mandatory detention, while improving due process, oversight, accountability, and transparency for detained immigrants. Call Representatives Smith and Jayapal to thank them for introducing this important legislation. Ask our Senators to introduce or support similar legislation in the Senate.

Action 1:  Thank our Representatives for introducing the Dignity for Detained Immigrants Act

Rep. Adam Smith: DC 202-225-8901/ Renton 425-793-5180

Rep. Pramila Jayapal: DC 202-225-3106/ Seattle 206-674-0040

Script

“Hello, my name is [name], and I’m calling from [ZIP]. I want to thank Representative [NAME] for Introducing the ‘Dignity for Detained Immigrants Act.’ This is a long-overdue first step in reforming our county’s horrific treatment of immigrants. Representative [NAME] has my support in pushing for just and open-hearted immigration policy

Action 2: Ask our Senators to introduce or support immigration detention reform legislation

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

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

Script

“Hello, my name is [name], and I’m calling from [ZIP]. I was excited to see Representatives Jayapal and Smith introduce the ‘Dignity for Detained Immigrants Act.’  The bill ends mandatory detention, prohibits private immigrant detention prisons, and requires due process and humane treatment. This kind of reform is long overdue, and more urgent than ever under the Trump administration. Please ask Senator [NAME] to move similar legislation in the Senate.”

References:

https://adamsmith.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/representatives-smith-and-jayapal-introduce-legislation-to-reform-deeply

http://www.seattleweekly.com/news/an-end-to-private-prisons-washington-reps-introduce-act-to-phase-out-immigration-detention/

UPCOMING EVENTS

1) Day of Action in Burien with Pramila Jayapal – Saturday 10/7, 10 a.m., Burien Press

Join Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal and volunteers as we knock on doors in Burien for progressive city council candidates. These elections are important because a slate of far-right candidates is attempting a takeover of the city council to repeal its sanctuary city ordinance. Sign up: https://www.facebook.com/events/294972207646010/

2) SEA NO H8: A Concert for Indivisible Project – Sunday 10/8, 5:30-7:30 pm, Optimism Brewing

Join your Seattle-area neighbors to stand together against hate-based rhetoric, politics and policies and celebrate strong social activism in our community. All proceeds benefit Indivisible Project. Featuring music by Seattle's "soul ambassador," Tiffany Wilson and En Canto, a classic Seattle-based Brazilian band; and hosted by Hosted by Rich Smith from The Stranger & Blabbermouth podcast. Get tickets in advance in case it sells out: http://bit.ly/2xAO2Gx

More info here: https://www.facebook.com/events/230457644151803/

3) Seattle Indivisible Biweekly Meeting, Tuesday, 10/10, 6:30 pm, Yesler Community Center

Seattle Indivisible will welcome new members, give a recap of our recent events, and feature the following activities:

- Poster and sign-making for the October 13 Betsy DeVos protest (More information about the protest at https://www.facebook.com/events/111688962884008/)

- De-Escalate WA's I-940 ballot initiative & elections planning

This room is ADA accessible, and can be reached by transit on routes 27, 60, and the First Hill Streetcar. Parking is also available. Please RSVP so we know how much poster-making materials we need to supply: https://www.facebook.com/events/296003800881670/

Stop Trump’s Tax Scam Before it Starts

Republicans are gearing up to ram through tax cuts for corporations just like they tried to ram through Trumpcare. Their first step is to pass a budget resolution through both the House and the Senate to establish reconciliation rules, which would allow them to pass their tax scam with a simple majority.  The Senate budget resolution also eliminates the waiting requirement associated with CBO scores. This tax scam is going to look a lot like Trumpcare, with the same sneaky tricks – so let’s try to stop it before it starts.

Action: Say No to Reconciliation

The House votes on its budget resolution tomorrow (10/5), and the Senate will vote next week. Make sure your reps oppose it.

Rep. Adam Smith: 425-793-5180

Rep. Pramila Jayapal: 206-674-0040

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

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

SCRIPT FOR HOUSE:

“My name is [NAME] and I’m calling from [ZIP].  Republicans are gearing up to push through tax cuts for corporations, and they are laying the groundwork in the upcoming budget resolution that establishes reconciliation rules. Please oppose the budget resolution and do everything you can to stop it.”

SCRIPT FOR SENATE:

“My name is [NAME] and I’m calling from [ZIP].  Republicans are gearing up to push through tax cuts for corporations, and they are laying the groundwork in the upcoming budget resolution that establishes reconciliation rules and gets rid of CBO requirements. Please oppose the budget resolution and do everything you can to stop it.”

BACKGROUND:

Upcoming Events

Day of Action in Burien with Pramila Jayapal – Saturday 10/7, 10 a.m., Burien Press

Join Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal and volunteers as we knock on doors in Burien for progressive city council candidates. These elections are important because a slate of far-right candidates is attempting a takeover of the city council to repeal its sanctuary city ordinance. Sign up: https://www.facebook.com/events/294972207646010/

SEA NO H8: A Concert for Indivisible Project – Sunday 10/8, 5:30-7:30 pm, Optimism Brewing

Join your Seattle-area neighbors to stand together against hate-based rhetoric, politics and policies and celebrate strong social activism in our community. All proceeds benefit Indivisible Project. Featuring music by Seattle's "soul ambassador," Tiffany Wilson and En Canto, a classic Seattle-based Brazilian band; and hosted by Hosted by Rich Smith from The Stranger & Blabbermouth podcast. Get tickets in advance in case it sells out: http://bit.ly/2xAO2Gx

More info here: https://www.facebook.com/events/230457644151803/

Seattle Indivisible Biweekly Meeting, Tuesday, 10/10, 6:30 pm, Yesler Community Center

Seattle Indivisible will welcome new members, give a recap of our recent events, and feature the following activities:

This room is ADA accessible, and can be reached by transit on routes 27, 60, and the First Hill Streetcar. Parking is also available. Please RSVP so we know how much poster-making materials we need to supply: https://www.facebook.com/events/296003800881670/

 

We can’t be gutting gun laws now

Official action Tuesday, October 3, 2017


Event today


Resist Trump Tuesday Rally
Noon, Henry M. Jackson Federal Building

Join us at our Tuesday rally for the latest on disaster relief and Puerto Rico. After the rally, we will enter the federal building for a meeting with Senate staffers. Come and bring a friend!
https://www.facebook.com/events/720107968185194/


Daily Action


Yesterday saw the deadliest mass shooting in the modern US history, with at least 58 dead in Las Vegas. Yet even at this moment congressional Republicans are trying to push a bill that requires states, municipalities and federal lands to recognize concealed carry permits issued by other states. If passed, this legislation would make the most lax gun laws in the country into de facto federal law, forcing Washington to recognize concealed carry permits obtained in Idaho or Montana.


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


Patty Murray:
DC - 202-224-2621  Seattle - 206-553-5545
Maria Cantwell:
DC - 202-224-3441  Seattle - 206-220-6400
Pramila Jayapal (7th District):
DC - 202-225-3106 Seattle - 206-674-0040
Adam Smith (9th District):
DC - 202-225-8901 Renton - 425-793-5180


Example script:
“Hello, my name is [name] from [city, zip], and I’m calling about the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Bill [S.446 for senators, H.R.38 for representatives]. Washington should not be forced to recognize concealed carry permits obtained in states with laxer gun laws. I urge you to vote no on this terrifying bill.”


Background:
https://www.bustle.com/p/what-is-the-concealed-carry-reciprocity-act-it-could-allow-guns-to-surge-into-cities-2754487
http://www.politico.com/story/2017/06/26/mayors-conference-oppose-concealed-carry-gun-bills-239965
http://www.cnn.com/2017/10/02/us/las-vegas-attack-deadliest-us-mass-shooting-trnd/index.html


Upcoming Events


Day of Action in Burien with Pramila Jayapal
Saturday, October 7, 10 a.m., Burien Press


Join Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal and volunteers as we knock on doors in Burien for progressive city council candidates. These elections are important because a slate of far-right candidates is attempting a takeover of the city council to repeal its sanctuary city ordinance. 

Sign up:
https://www.facebook.com/events/294972207646010/


SEA NO H8: A Concert for Indivisible Project
Sunday, October 8, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Optimism Brewing Company


Join your Seattle-area neighbors to stand together against hate-based rhetoric, politics and policies and celebrate strong social activism in our community. All proceeds benefit Indivisible Project. Featuring music by Seattle's "soul ambassador," Tiffany Wilson and En Canto, a classic Seattle-based Brazilian band; and hosted by Hosted by Rich Smith from The Stranger & Blabbermouth podcast. 


Make sure to get tickets in advance!
http://bit.ly/2xAO2Gx
https://www.facebook.com/events/230457644151803/

Seattle Indivisible Biweekly Meeting
Tuesday, October 10, Yesler Community Center


Seattle Indivisible will be hosting a general meeting. We will welcome new members, give a recap of our recent events, and feature the following activities:
- Poster and sign-making for the October 13 Betsy DeVos protest (More information about the protest at https://www.facebook.com/events/111688962884008/)
- De-Escalate WA's I-940 ballot initiative & elections planning


This room is ADA accessible, and can be reached by transit on routes 27, 60, and the First Hill Streetcar. Parking is also available.


Please RSVP so we know how much poster-making materials we need to supply. (No artistic skills required - just show up!)


https://www.facebook.com/events/296003800881670/



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

Demand Aid for Puerto Rico NOW!

“Such poor leadership ability by the Mayor of San Juan, and others in Puerto Rico, who are not able to get their workers to help. They want everything to be done for them when it should be a community effort. 10,000 Federal workers now on Island doing a fantastic job."-Trump’s tweet 9/30/17

That was just one of Trump's eighteen tweets this past Saturday about Puerto Rico, the Mayor of San Juan, the territory’s debt, and the real eye opener that Puerto Rico is in fact an island.

This is everything we’ve feared. This is very real crisis with millions of American lives in jeopardy and Trump’s completely incompetent and inept leadership. He is out of his depth and American lives hang in the balance. Puerto Rico, as a US Territory, does not have direct congressional representation. We need to let our MoC’s know that we care and they need to act.

Action:

Please Call:

Rep. Adam Smith: 425-793-5180
Rep. Pramila Jayapal: 206-674-0040
Sen. Patty Murray: 202-224-2621/ 206-553-5545
Sen. Maria Cantwell: 202-224-3441/ 206-220-6400

Sample Script:

“My name is [NAME] and I’m calling from [ZIP] about helping Puerto Rico recover from Hurricane Maria. They are experiencing a humanitarian crisis and need aid as soon as possible. Please push for an aid package for Puerto Rico to pass as soon as possible to relieve the suffering of our fellow Americans.”

Looking for another way to help? Use the link below to find out how.

http://www.unitedforpuertorico.com/

Background:

http://edition.cnn.com/…/trump-tweets-puerto-rico/index.html

https://www.vox.com/2017/10/1/16390006/puerto-rico-trump

https://www.theguardian.com/…/donald-trump-san-juan-mayor-p…

Upcoming Events:

Saturday, October 7: Day of Action in Burien with Pramila Jayapal, 10am at Burien Press.

Join Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal and volunteers as we knock on doors in Burien for a slate of progressive city council candidates. These elections are important because a slate of far-right candidates is attempting a takeover of the city council to repeal its sanctuary city ordinance.

Sign up:

https://www.facebook.com/events/294972207646010/

Sunday, October 8: SEA NO H8: A Concert for Indivisible Project at Optimism Brewing Company, from 5:30-7:30.

Join your Seattle-area neighbors to stand together against hate-based rhetoric, politics and policies and celebrate strong social activism in our community that promotes inclusivity, tolerance and diversity. All proceeds benefit Indivisible Project. Featuring music by Seattle's "soul ambassador," Tiffany Wilson, En Canto, classic Seattle-based Brazilian band, and hosted by Hosted by Rich Smith from The Stranger & Blabbermouth podcast.

https://www.facebook.com/events/230457644151803/

Gather Signatures for I-940

We have several upcoming events this week that we want you to know about. Keep reading, because we do have a call to action that involves contacting elected officials today.

Upcoming Events this Week:

Today, October 1: Gather signatures for I-940 outside the Seahawks game!

De-Escalate Washington will be outside CenturyLink Field from 3PM-11PM to gather signatures for I-940, an initiative to mandate de-escalation training for police officers and revise the standard for use of deadly force. Sign up for a shift at http://www.deescalatewa.org/10_1_seahawks

ACTION: Did you participate in this? If so, send us an e-mail at daily-action@seattleindivisible.com and let us know how it went, and how many signatures you picked up.

Saturday, October 7: Day of Action in Burien with Pramila Jayapal, 10am at Burien Press.

Join Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal and volunteers as we knock on doors in Burien for a slate of progressive city council candidates. These elections are important because a slate of far-right candidates is attempting a takeover of the city council to repeal its sanctuary city ordinance. Sign up at https://www.facebook.com/events/294972207646010/

Sunday, October 8: SEA NO H8: A Concert for Indivisible Project at Optimism Brewing Company, from 5:30-7:30.

Join your Seattle-area neighbors to stand together against hate-based rhetoric, politics and policies and celebrate strong social activism in our community that promotes inclusivity, tolerance and diversity. All proceeds benefit Indivisible Project. Featuring music by Seattle's "soul ambassador," Tiffany Wilson, En Canto, classic Seattle-based Brazilian band, and hosted by Hosted by Rich Smith from The Stranger & Blabbermouth podcast. https://www.facebook.com/events/230457644151803/

Action: Thank our port commissioners for taking a stand against the Muslim Ban

The Port of Seattle has filed a brief with the U.S. Supreme Court in opposition to the Muslim Ban. Send the commissioners an e-mail to thank them!

tom.albro@portseattle.org
stephanie.bowman@portseattle.org
john.creighton@portseattle.org
felleman.f@portseattle.org
Courtney.Gregoire@portseattle.org

Background:

http://www.thestranger.com/slog/2017/09/21/25427473/port-of-seattle-becomes-first-port-in-the-country-to-oppose-trumps-travel-ban-in-court

Fight 'Extreme Vetting' of Visa Applicants

**In light of the Seahawks players taking a stance on racial and social justice, we invite you to join De-Escalate WA tomorrow, October 1 at 3pm, to help collect petition signatures for I-940 outside Centurylink Stadium during the Seahawks game! http://www.deescalatewa.org/10_1_seahawks

Action: Submit a Regulatory Comment against 'Extreme Vetting'

Yesterday we asked you to call our representatives in opposition to a rule that would allow Homeland Security to invade the privacy of both immigrants and naturalized citizens by monitoring their social media accounts. We also have a few days left to comment on a DIFFERENT Homeland Security rule targeting a DIFFERENT group--those applying for visas. Under this rule the Trump administration would have free reign to invasively search the social media history of visa applicants for the past five years. The rule was given a six-month emergency approval back in May and they are now asking for an extension.

This is part of Trump’s xenophobic efforts to implement ‘extreme vetting’ of immigrants. The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) believes it could be a backdoor way for Trump to implement his Muslim ban. They have made an easy one-click form for us all to submit a comment against this proposed rule! Please do so here:

https://oneclickpolitics.com/messages/edit?promo_id=3507

Background:

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-immigration-visa/trump-administration-approves-tougher-visa-vetting-including-social-media-checks-idUSKBN18R3F8

https://www.cair.com/press-center/action-alerts/14654-cair-action-alert-one-week-left-to-speak-up-against-trump-s-backdoor-muslim-ban.html

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