The Womxn's March is Saturday, Make Your Plan Now!

We hope to see you for the Womxn's March at Cal Anderson Park on Saturday morning between 8:00 A.M. - 9:00 A.M! We'll be there along with a special guest: Representative Pramila Jayapal, who will be marching with us! RSVP here: https://www.facebook.com/events/382176322547500/

This year the Womxn's March is just the first day of a fantastic 3-day activism event. The sheer amount of organizing going in to this year’s three-day event is astounding! If you'll be part of the march on Saturday, great! Look for our Seattle Indivisible banner and join us.

And that's just the beginning of this three-day engagement and immersion in Resist Activism. After the march join Seattle Womxn Marching Forward (SWMF) at some of the amazing workshops scheduled right after the march.

Saturday, January 19th Schedule:

https://www.seattlewomxnmarchingforward.org/march-2019/

Sunday, January 20th there are nine hub locations and fifty different events!

Our own Tae Phoenix will be doing Non-Violet Direct Action Training, at Noon at the Youngstown Cultural Arts Center.

https://taephoenix.com/event/non-violent-direct-action-training/

Sunday, January 20th Schedule:

https://www.seattlewomxnmarchingforward.org/act-2019/

We'll also be collecting donations for food and sundries for Food Lifeline, at all the HUBs, from 10 A.M. to 4 P.M. on Saturday.

https://www.seattlewomxnmarchingforward.org/food-2019/

The three-day event continues Monday as SWMF partners with the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebrations!

Monday, January 21st Schedule:

https://www.seattlewomxnmarchingforward.org/mlk-2019/

Seattle Indivisible is proud to partner with SWMF again this year and we know Seattle Womxn’s March 2019 will be the best yet!

See you Saturday! And Sunday! And Monday!

Get Wheeler Away from the E.P.A.

Since becoming interim E.P.A. Administrator in July 2018, Andrew Wheeler has done a lot of damage. He has replaced the Clean Power Plan with weaker rules that independent analysts have said will actually make emissions worse. He has proposed reversing Obama’s clean car standards. He has rolled back the “Waters of the United States” rule, which protects our waterways from pollution. He has consistently put the greed of big business over the health and safety of our environment.

Now Trump has nominated him to be the official E.P.A. Administrator, and yesterday was his confirmation hearing. The Senate is expected to vote to confirm his appointment as early as next month.

ACTION: Say No to Wheeler

Let’s call our senators and tell them to make statements against Wheeler’s appointment and to do whatever they can to get him out of E.P.A. leadership.

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

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

Script:

“Hi, my name is [NAME] and I am calling from [LOCATION] in reaction to yesterday’s confirmation hearing of Andrew Wheeler for E.P.A. Administrator. Since becoming interim Administrator, Wheeler has consistently valued the greed of big business over the health and safety of our environment. A former coal lobbyist focused on deregulation should not be at the head of the Environmental Protection Agency. Please make a public statement opposing his appointment and do whatever you can to stop his appointment to E.P.A. Administrator. Thank you.”

Background:

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/16/climate/wheeler-senate-epa-confirmation-hearing.html

EVENTS:

THE WOMXN'S MARCH IS THIS WEEKEND!

This year the Womxn's March is just the first day of a fantastic 3-day activism event. The sheer amount of organizing going in to this year’s three-day event is astounding! If you'll be part of the march on Saturday, great! Look for our Seattle Indivisible banner and join us - Rep. Pramila Jayapal will be joining and marching with us too! The Rally starts at 9AM at Cal Anderson.

https://www.facebook.com/events/382176322547500/

And that's just the beginning of this three-day engagement and immersion in Resist Activism. After the march join Seattle Womxn Marching Forward (SWMF) at some of the amazing workshops scheduled right after the march

--Saturday, January 19th Schedule:

https://www.seattlewomxnmarchingforward.org/march-2019/

Sunday, January 20th there are nine hub locations and fifty different events!

Our own Tae Phoenix will be doing Non-Violet Direct Action Training, at Noon at the Youngstown Cultural Arts Center. https://taephoenix.com/event/non-violent-direct-action-training/

Sunday, January 20th Schedule:

https://www.seattlewomxnmarchingforward.org/act-2019/

We'll also be collecting donations for food and sundries for Food Lifeline, at all the HUBs, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday.

https://www.seattlewomxnmarchingforward.org/food-2019/

The three-day event continues Monday as SWMF partners with the annual MLK Jr. Day celebrations!

-Monday, January 21st Schedule:

https://www.seattlewomxnmarchingforward.org/mlk-2019/

Seattle Indivisible is proud to partner with SWMF again this year and we know Seattle Womxn’s March 2019 will be the best yet!

See you Saturday! And Sunday! And Monday!

Senators: Bar Barr!

Official Daily Action for Wednesday January 16, 2019

(Thanks to Indivisible National for this action)

Trump has nominated William Barr to replace Jeff Sessions as Attorney General. This means that Barr will inherit Trump's and Sessions’ hate and discrimination agenda, and that he will take over the supervision of the Mueller investigation.

Barr has a long record of pushing for unchecked executive powers and wrote an infamous memo arguing against congressional oversight of presidential activities. He also has a proven record of willingness to undermine executive investigations.

Barr has made many troubling comments about the Mueller investigation. He seems to share Trump’s idea that the Justice Department should represent the president and not the people, and has criticized Mueller’s team as overly partisan (echoing Trump’s “Angry Democrats” messaging). Barr also vigorously defended Trump’s firing of James Comey - a clear obstruction of justice.

Perhaps most alarmingly, Trump already considered William Barr for another job: his personal defense counsel, the role now held by Rudy Giuliani. In yesterday’s testimony, Barr continued to argue that the Mueller report should not be made public.

ACTION: Tell our senators to oppose Barr's nomination.

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

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

SUGGESTED SCRIPT

“Hello, I’m [NAME] from [CITY,ZIP]. I'm calling to ask [NAME] to publicly state her opposition to William Barr as Attorney General. Barr has a conflict of interest, as Trump wanted to hire him as his defense attorney, and has made statements that indicate he would help Trump undercut the Mueller investigation and obstruct justice. Further, he has a long record of arguing for expansive presidential power, ramping up mass incarceration, and attacking civil rights. Trump’s agenda puts vulnerable communities at risk, and William Barr would carry out that agenda if confirmed. I will be watching for [NAME]’s statement of opposition to William Barr as Attorney General."

BACKGROUND:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/barr-confirmation-hearing-trumps-attorney-general-nominee-likely-to-face-tough-questioning-today-from-senate-panel/2019/01/15/02467a16-15e0-11e9-803c-4ef28312c8b9_story.html?u

tm_term=.7f52a169b630&wpisrc=al_news__alert-politics--alert-national&wpmk=1#muellerreport

https://indivisible.org/resource/trumps-pick-attorney-general-could-help-him-undermine-rule-law

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EVENTS:

THE WOMXN'S MARCH IS THIS WEEKEND!

This year the Womxn's March is just the first day of a fantastic 3-day activism event. The sheer amount of organizing going in to this year’s three-day event is astounding! If you'll be part of the march on Saturday, great! Look for our Seattle Indivisible banner and join us! The Rally starts at 9AM at Cal Anderson.

https://www.facebook.com/events/382176322547500/

And that's just the beginning of this three-day engagement and immersion in Resist Activism. After the march join Seattle Womxn Marching Forward (SWMF) at some of the amazing workshops scheduled right after the march

--Saturday, January 19th Schedule:

https://www.seattlewomxnmarchingforward.org/march-2019/

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Sunday, January 20th there are nine hub locations and fifty different events!

Our own Tae Phoenix will be doing Non-Violet Direct Action Training, at Noon at the Youngstown Cultural Arts Center. https://taephoenix.com/event/non-violent-direct-action-training/

-Sunday, January 20th Schedule:

https://www.seattlewomxnmarchingforward.org/act-2019/

We'll also be collecting donations for food and sundries for Food Lifeline, at all the HUBs, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday.

https://www.seattlewomxnmarchingforward.org/food-2019/

The three-day event continues Monday as SWMF partners with the annual MLK Jr. Day celebrations!

-Monday, January 21st Schedule:

https://www.seattlewomxnmarchingforward.org/mlk-2019/

Seattle Indivisible is proud to partner with SWMF again this year and we know Seattle Womxn’s March 2019 will be the best yet!

See you Saturday! And Sunday! And Monday!

THANKS AND STAY STRONG: NO WALL

Official Daily Action for Tuesday January 15, 2019

Today, for the 3rd time, Democrats in the Senate blocked a bill unrelated to reopening the government. They are refusing to allow business as usual until the government is open, without funding for a wall on our southern border. Let's tell our Senators how much we appreciate them standing against Trump's racist wall, and that we want them to keep it up!

This call is especially important because Republicans have been trying to motivate their base to call into Senate offices in favor of funding the wall. There are more of us. Let's make sure it shows in the call logs.

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

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

Script

“Hello, I’m [name] from [city, zip]. I'm calling about the budget and the #TrumpShutDown. I want to thank [Senator] for standing against funding for Trump's racist wall. I appreciate her representing me and the people of Washington State. I'm also asking her to continue to withhold consent on all Senate business that isn't a floor vote on a clean budget, without a wall. The Senate passed a clean budget unanimously in December, and Speaker McConnell needs to bring it up for a vote in the new Senate."

Background

Events

Resist Trump Tuesday

TODAY at 11:45 a.m. at the Federal Building

https://www.facebook.com/events/346349719288748/

Seattle Indivisible Meeting

TONIGHT 7-9 p.m.

Many of us will be heading over to the Riveter to make signs for the Women's March. You can go directly there, or meet at the Washington State Labor Council and drive over together.

Tae Phoenix has partnered with the Riveter to produce a pre-Womxn's March sign making party on 1/15. Suggested donation $8-12. All proceeds go to offset SWMF costs. Tickets and more information here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/make-the-protest-sign-you-want-to-see-in-the-world-tickets-53985724756

THE WOMXN'S MARCH IS THIS WEEKEND!

This year the Womxn's March is just the first day of a fantastic 3-day activism event. The sheer amount of organizing going in to this year’s three-day event is astounding! If you'll be part of the march on Saturday, great! Look for our Seattle Indivisible banner and join us! The Rally starts at 9AM at Cal Anderson.

https://www.facebook.com/events/382176322547500/

And that's just the beginning of this three-day engagement and immersion in Resist Activism. After the march join Seattle Womxn Marching Forward (SWMF) at some of the amazing workshops scheduled right after the march

Saturday, January 19th Schedule:

https://www.seattlewomxnmarchingforward.org/march-2019/

Sunday, January 20th there are nine hub locations and fifty different events!

Don’t miss this amazing opportunity to learn and grow. Whatever you’re interested in, SWMF has you covered. You could start your day in Greenwood learning about Reproductive justice then head down to The Riveter in Capitol Hill for a Trans Legal Clinic. With so many truly unique events, the only thing for sure is that you will need to plan. Check out Sunday’s schedule and map it out.

Our own Tae Phoenix will be doing Non-Violet Direct Action Training, at Noon at the Youngstown Cultural Arts Center. https://taephoenix.com/event/non-violent-direct-action-training/

Sunday, January 20th Schedule:

https://www.seattlewomxnmarchingforward.org/act-2019/


We'll also be collecting donations for food and sundries for Food Lifeline, at all the HUBs, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday. https://www.seattlewomxnmarchingforward.org/food-2019/


The three-day event continues Monday as SWMF partners with the MLK Jr. Day celebrations!

Monday, January 21st Schedule:

https://www.seattlewomxnmarchingforward.org/mlk-2019/

Seattle Indivisible is proud to partner with SWMF again this year and we know Seattle Womxn’s March 2019 will be the best yet!

See you Saturday! And Sunday! And Monday!


This weekend marks the two-year anniversary of the first Seattle Womxn’s March. Clear your calendars and buckle up!

This year the Womxn's March is just the first day of a fantastic 3-day activism event. The sheer amount of organizing going in to this year’s three-day event is astounding! If you'll be part of the march on Saturday, great! Look for our Seattle Indivisible banner and join us! The Rally starts at 9AM at Cal Anderson.

And that's just the beginning of this three-day engagement and immersion in Resist Activism. After the march join Seattle Womxn Marching Forward (SWMF) at some of the amazing workshops scheduled right after the march

Saturday, January 19th Schedule:

https://www.seattlewomxnmarchingforward.org/march-2019/

Sunday, January 20th there are nine hub locations and fifty different events!

Don’t miss this amazing opportunity to learn and grow. Whatever you’re interested in, SWMF has you covered. You could start your day in Greenwood learning about Reproductive justice then head down to The Riveter in Capitol Hill for a Trans Legal Clinic. With so many truly unique events, the only thing for sure is that you will need to plan. Check out Sunday’s schedule and map it out.

Sunday, January 20th Schedule:
https://www.seattlewomxnmarchingforward.org/act-2019/…

The three-day event continues Monday as SWMF partners with the MLK Jr. Day celebrations!

Monday, January 21st Schedule:
https://www.seattlewomxnmarchingforward.org/mlk-2019/

Seattle Indivisible is proud to partner with SWMF again this year and we know Seattle Womxn’s March 2019 will be the best yet!

See you Saturday! And Sunday! And Monday!

TOMORROW:

RESIST TRUMP TUESDAY:
https://www.facebook.com/events/346349719288748/

Seattle Indivisible Meeting


Tuesday, 7-9 p.m.
Washington State Labor Council, 321 16th Ave S., Seattle, Washington 98144
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.

Time is running out. #HandsOffIX

Last month, we asked you to comment against Betsy DeVos' proposed Title IX changes. The proposed changes will harm the rights of sexual assault survivors, and make schools a more dangerous place.

With the deadline approaching on January 28, we want to make sure you have enough time to prepare your comments. Sen. Patty Murray and Rep. Rosa DeLauro have sent a letter to the Department of Education asking them to extend the comment period. Without knowing if the Department of Education will grant an extension, the best we can do is remind you early to prepare your comments.

Action: Submit comments in opposition to new proposed Title IX regulations.

Know your IX and End Rape On Campus (EROC) have provided a website with more detailed information with background on what exactly this new rule does, and how to write an effective comment. Go to https://www.handsoffix.org/ to learn more and to help prepare your comments, and go to https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/11/29/2018-25314/nondiscrimination-on-the-basis-of-sex-in-education-programs-or-activities-receiving-federal to submit your comments.

Additionally, if you are affiliated with or have students in a K-12 school or university, we encourage you to ask your institution to submit a comment as well.

Events

DON'T JUST GO TO THE 2019 WOMXN'S MARCH- HELP OUT!

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- Tae Phoenix has partnered with the Riveter to produce a pre-Womxn's March sign making party on 1/15. All proceeds go to offset SWMF costs. Tickets and more information here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/make-the-protest-sign-you-want-to-see-in-the-world-tickets-53985724756

Make Washington State 100% Carbon-Free by 2045

Last month, Gov. Jay Inslee promised to introduce an aggressive state-level clean energy bill that would, among other measures, make Washington state’s electricity 100% carbon-free energy by 2045. This is an exciting step, and all the more urgent now that we’ve learned the oceans are warming as much as 40% faster than previously thought.

Now that the bill has been introduced, it’s our job to voice our support for it. In your own words, let your state representatives know this bill is a top priority, and ask them to make sure it’s not watered downed by special interests. Please click the following link to leave a comment on this bill, which will automatically notify your state representatives:

https://app.leg.wa.gov/pbc/bill//5116

In particular, ask your legislators to defend the bill's provisions for:

1. No coal-generated electricity by 2025.

2. The strong benchmarks which require that by 2030 no more than 20% of our electricity comes from fossil fuels. This will prevent utilities from replacing coal with fracked natural gas and put us on a path towards 100% clean energy by 2045.

Background:

https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/420611-washington-governor-plans-major-climate-initiatives

https://www.apnews.com/bab643e963ec431facd50fbb71b4a344

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2019/01/10/global-warming-oceans-hottest-record-2018-heating-up-faster-pace/2539570002/

Events:

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DON’T JUST GO TO THE 2019 WOMXN’S MARCH- HELP OUT!

- Volunteer using this link:

https://www.seattlewomxnmarchingforward.org/volunteer/

- Seattle Indivisible is also looking for volunteers for our part.

Volunteer with us and help with the food drive that weekend!

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeoEj7Y0goVWdjlKYl7LLEmbFWsWVIDiwh_qmx7ryQYt01cxw/viewform

- Seattle Womxn Marching Forward (the March organizers) has a way to go to reach their funding goals. Let’s help!

If you can donate, please do.

If you cannot, please share on social media to help spread the word to make the 2019 Seattle Womxn’s March the best yet!

https://www.gofundme.com/womxn039s-march-seattle-2019

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- Tae Phoenix has partnered with the Riveter to produce a pre-Womxn's March sign making party on 1/15. All proceeds go to offset SWMF costs. Tickets and more information here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/make-the-protest-sign-you-want-to-see-in-the-world-tickets-53985724756

Investigate Trump's caravan election stunt

Do you remember the frenzy that was whipped up in the right-wing media just before the mid-term elections in October about the migrant caravan? The migrant caravan was the collection of people who trekked thousands of miles across Central America seeking asylum in the United States from violence, poverty, and political repression. Trump, especially, tried to stoke a xenophobic backlash against the caravan and Democrats through both his words and deeds.

The entire response to the migrant caravan by the right was reprehensible, but one particular choice made by Donald Trump deserves additional scrutiny: specifically, his decision to deploy thousands of U.S. troops to the border during an election campaign to serve as props in an apparent political stunt.

Luckily for us, Representative Adam Smith, of Washington's 9th Congressional District, happens to be the Chairman for the House Armed Services Committee, and has the ability to hold a hearing on this issue.

Today's Action: Call for Hearings into Trump's Troop Election Stunt

If you happen to live in Washington's 9th Congressional District, please call Adam Smith.

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

Sample Script for Rep. Smith:

"Hi, my name is {NAME} and I'm calling from {CITY, ZIP}. Please ask the Congressman to schedule hearings into Donald Trump's decision to send thousands of troops to the border just before the midterm elections. We deserve to know why Trump wasted hundreds of millions of dollars on a political stunt."

Or, if you happen to live in Washington's 7th District, represented by Pramila Jayapal, please call her and ask her to pass along your message.

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

Sample Script for Rep. Jayapal:

"Hi, my name is {NAME} and I'm calling from {CITY, ZIP}. I'd like to see an investigation into Donald Trump's decision to send thousands of troops to the border just before the midterm elections. Can the Congresswoman call on Adam Smith to investigate why Trump wasted hundreds of millions of dollars on a political stunt?"

Background

Trump Is Expected To Extend U.S. Troops' Deployment To Mexico Border Into January - https://www.npr.org/2018/11/28/671472765/trump-is-expected-to-extend-u-s-troops-deployment-to-mexico-border-into-january

Events

DON’T JUST GO TO THE 2019 WOMXN’S MARCH- HELP OUT!

- Volunteer using this link:

https://www.seattlewomxnmarchingforward.org/volunteer/

- Seattle Indivisible is also looking for volunteers for our part.

Volunteer with us and help with the food drive that weekend!

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeoEj7Y0goVWdjlKYl7LLEmbFWsWVIDiwh_qmx7ryQYt01cxw/viewform

- Seattle Womxn Marching Forward (the March organizers) has a way to go to reach their funding goals. Let’s help!

If you can donate, please do.

If you cannot, please share on social media to help spread the word to make the 2019 Seattle Womxn’s March the best yet!

https://www.gofundme.com/womxn039s-march-seattle-2019

Tae Phoenix has partnered with the Riveter to produce a pre-Womxn's March sign making party on 1/15. All proceeds go to offset SWMF costs. Tickets and more information here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/make-the-protest-sign-you-want-to-see-in-the-world-tickets-53985724756

Senators: Don’t Cave to Trump’s Mob

Yesterday evening, Trump gave an unhinged speech threatening to declare a national emergency in order to bypass Congress and build a wall. Proposing to increase executive power solely to complete a pet project – that is the action of a tyrant.

During his Tuesday night speech, Trump asked his supporters to call their Senators in support of his racist border wall. Our Senators’ voiceboxes filled up yesterday – we hope with messages of support from SI members and like-minded people across the state. But we can’t let our voices be drowned out by hate! If you called yesterday, call again and share this action with friends and family. If you haven’t called yet, now is the time! Be sure to try the DC office if you can't get through to Seattle.

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

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

SCRIPT:

“Hello, I’m [name] from [city, zip]. After Trump’s call for extremist support during Tuesday night’s speech, I'm calling to reiterate my support for Senator [NAME]’s refusal to fund Trump’s wall. I hope that the Senator will continue to block business-as-usual in the Senate until a clean no-wall budget is brought up for a vote. Thank you for fighting for what is right."

BACKGROUND:

https://www.cnn.com/2019/01/08/politics/lisa-murkowski-senate-republicans/index.html

https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/shutdown-day-19-trump-comes-to-congress-as-gop-faces-unity-test-over-wall-funding/2019/01/09/8f3bfab8-1423-11e9-b6ad-9cfd62dbb0a8_story.html

Senators: Thank You and Keep It Up! #NoWall #EndTrumpShutdown

Official Daily Action for Wednesday January 9, 2019

Yesterday, Senate Democrats listened to you and stood up to Trump and McConnell on the wall and the #TrumpShutDown. 44 Senators blocked a Middle East policy bill until McConnell brings a clean, no-wall budget up for a vote. Our Senators were among them. Let's thank them, and ask them to keep it up!

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

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

Script

“Hello, I’m [name] from [city, zip]. I'm calling to the thank the Senator for blocking business-as-usual in the Senate until a clean no-wall budget is brought up for a vote. I want to thank her for listening to her constituents on this critical issue, and ask her to keep blocking votes until McConnell calls a vote on the same funding bill that passed the Senate unanimously last month."

Background

WA Legislature: Immigrants are Welcome Here

Official Daily Action for January 8th, 2019

While immigration policy paralyzes the federal government, we have a chance here in Washington State to stand up for immigrants. The Keep Washington Working Act failed to pass in the 2018 legislative session, but will be reintroduced in 2019, which begins next week with a stronger Democratic majority in the Legislature. It would guarantee that the state will not play an active part in helping remove people from the United States.

The law directs specific state agencies to review their confidentiality polices and identify changes necessary in order to make sure the agency is not compiling data which may be used by immigration enforcement agencies. It also prohibits state agencies from using their resources to investigate, enforce, cooperate with, or assist immigration enforcement agencies. And it prohibits local law enforcement agencies from transferring or holding individuals for federal immigration authorities, and prohibits local law enforcement agencies from placing people into federal custody solely because of immigration status.

ACTION: Ask Your State Legislators to Support the Keep Washington Working Act

Find your one State Senator and two State House Representatives (and save them to your phone if you haven’t already—it will be a long session):

http://app.leg.wa.gov/DistrictFinder/

Suggested Script:

“My name is [NAME] and I am a constituent calling from [City or Neighborhood]. I would like [legislator NAME] to support the Keep Washington Working Act, to make sure that ALL Washingtonians feel safe to work, attend school, and thrive in our state.”

More information:

https://yakimaresponsenetwork.org/community-support/advocacy/keep-washington-working/

http://sdc.wastateleg.org/wellman/wp-content/uploads/sites/36/2017/02/SB-5689-Keep-Washington-Working.pdf

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REMINDER: No Resist Trump Tuesday Rally today, but the weekly meeting is ON.

Seattle Indivisible Weekly Meeting

Today, 7-9 p.m.

Washington State Labor Council, 321 16th Ave S., Seattle, Washington 98144

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.

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DON’T JUST GO TO THE 2019 WOMXN’s MARCH- HELP OUT!

-Volunteer using this link:

https://www.seattlewomxnmarchingforward.org/volunteer/

-Seattle Indivisible is also looking for volunteers for our part.

Volunteer with us and help with the food drive that weekend!

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeoEj7Y0goVWdjlKYl7LLEmbFWsWVIDiwh_qmx7ryQYt01cxw/viewform

- SWMF (the March organizers) has a way to go to reach their funding goals. Let’s help!

If you can donate, please do.

If you cannot, please share on social media to help spread the word to make the 2019 Seattle Womxn’s March the best yet!

https://www.gofundme.com/womxn039s-march-seattle-2019

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-Tae Phoenix has partnered with the Riveter to produce a pre-Womxn's March sign making party on 1/15. All proceeds go to offset SWMF costs. Tickets and more information here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/make-the-protest-sign-you-want-to-see-in-the-world-tickets-53985724756

Reopen the government or grind Senate business to a halt!

If Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell will not allow a Senate vote on legislation to reopen the government, then it’s time to tell our Senators to withhold consent and filibuster everything.

The legislation that McConnell refuses to bring up for a vote is literally identical to a bill that passed the Senate unanimously last month. This bill would reopen the government at 2018's funding levels without any money for Trump's obscene wall, and provide 800,000 public servants with their much-needed paychecks. It is unacceptable to continue to deprive government employees of their income, to cut off health services for Native Americans, and to allow National Parks to be trashed without supervision, simply because Trump wants a wall.

No Senate business should occur until our government is working again.

Tell our Senators to vote against the motion to proceed on S.1, the first Senate Bill of 2019 and the new Congress, and to vow to use every tactic at their disposal to grind business to a full stop until McConnell gives in and holds a vote to reopen government.

ACTION: Tell our Senators this is worth a fight!

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

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

Script:

“Hi, my name is [NAME], calling from [CITY]. I’m calling to let Senator [Name] know that I believe that opening the government should be a top priority. If Mitch McConnell will not schedule a vote on legislation that just passed the Senate in December, then I expect Senator [Name] to withhold consent and filibuster everything until we get the vote. Please tell Senator [Name] to start by voting against the motion to proceed on S.1 on Tuesday.”

Background:

Ezra Levin, the co-executive director of Indivisible National, put out a call-to-action on Sunday night, asking for all of us to put pressure on our Senators to withhold consent. If 41 members of the Democratic caucus agree, then the Senate will grind to a halt.

https://twitter.com/ezralevin/status/1082018026772484096

ATTN: Don’t just go to the Seattle Womxn’s March. Help make things happen!

Volunteer using this link:

https://www.seattlewomxnmarchingforward.org/volunteer/

Seattle Indivisible is still looking for help with our volunteers for our part.

Volunteer with us and help with the food drive that weekend!

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeoEj7Y0goVWdjlKYl7LLEmbFWsWVIDiwh_qmx7ryQYt01cxw/viewform

January 15: Get ready for Womxn’s March by making some signs!

https://www.facebook.com/events/1035917826595710/

IMPORTANT: Seattle Womxn Marching Forward has a way to go to reach their funding goals. Let’s help!

If you can donate, please do.

If you cannot, please share on social media to help spread the word to make the 2019 Seattle Womxn’s March the best yet!

https://www.gofundme.com/womxn039s-march-seattle-2019

Reminder: No Resist Trump Tuesday Rally this week.

See you soon, though!

Seattle Indivisible Weekly Meeting

Tuesday, 7-9 p.m.

Washington State Labor Council, 321 16th Ave S., Seattle, Washington 98144

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.

Help Needed: Seattle Womxn's March 2019

Everything you need to know about 2019 Seattle Womxn'S March Events Jan. 19-21

Details are now available online for the Womxn's March events organized by Seattle Womxn Marching Forward in collaboration with MLK Day organizers for a 3-Day weekend of action Jan. 19-21. https://www.seattlewomxnmarchingforward.org/anniv-2019/.

Saturday is the main rally and Womxn's March from Cal Anderson to Seattle Center followed by a dozen or more choices of exciting and diverse programming at Seattle Center. Sunday there will be deeper dive trainings, workshops and programming at 5 neighborhood Hubs throughout Seattle. The Food Lifeline Food Drive Seattle Indivisible is committed to staffing is on Sunday at each Hub location--last year we collected one ton of food and this year we're trying to double that! Then Monday there is a full day of MLK events at Garfield High School.

We are currently working with other regional Indivisible groups to have Indivisibles from around the region march together at the Womxn's March on Saturday, Jan. 19th (stay tuned, but we're tentatively talking about meeting at Cal Anderson at 8:30AM at the Seattle Indivisible banner--the rally begins at 9AM).

Finally, Seattle Indivisible is a co-sponsor of this event weekend and we still need 15 more Indivisible volunteers to staff the Food Drive at Hub locations around the city on Sunday, Jan. 20th (specific locations listed online at the above link and below sign-up link). This all happens in just 2 weeks and we really need your help to pull this off. Please sign up here if you can help with the food drive: https://goo.gl/forms/aELMJmuAhKusrUZh2.

Upcoming Events

No Resist Trump Tuesday this Tuesday!

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Seattle Indivisible Weekly Meeting

Tuesday, 7-9 p.m.

Washington State Labor Council, 321 16th Ave S., Seattle, Washington 98144

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.

Welcome Back, Democrats - We Support HR 1!

Yesterday was a big day - a new Congress was sworn in, and thanks to our hard work, Democrats are in control of the House. While we need to stay strong in the face of Trump's shutdown, we also need Democrats to offer a strong alternative vision and bold progressive agenda to the country - and that starts with HR 1, an omnibus pro-democracy package that protects voting rights, fights money in politics, and fights corruption. It is scheduled to be introduced this morning.

Let's tell our members of Congress that we support this package, and that we don't want to see it watered down.

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

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

SCRIPT:

“Hello, my name is [NAME] calling from [CITY], and I am calling in support of H.R. 1. I would like to see it passed in full and would not like to see it watered down. Please publicly demand that it remain a bold, comprehensive democracy reform package.”

Background:

https://indivisible.org/resource/hr-1-strengthening-our-democracy

https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2019/1/3/18148633/hr1-voters-independents-anti-corruption-bill-poll

No to PAY-GO

Wrapped up in the House Democrat’s Rule Package is a statute known as Pay-Go. Pay-Go stipulates than the cost of any new government program must be offset by new government revenue from somewhere else. This seems like a reasonable rule on its face, but it could hamstring our ability to enact the sort of sweeping programs, like medicare-for-all, that won us the House majority in 2018. Rather than try to fit crucial social programs into tiny, impossible budgets while Republicans drive us into debt with tax cuts, we need to be ambitious and think in the long term of how much things like universal health care will save our country in the future.

Rep. Ocasio-Cortez and Rep. Khanna have both said they will vote against the Rules Package because of Pay-Go. Ask your House Reps to do the same!

ACTION: Vote No on Pay-Go

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

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

SCRIPT:

"Hi, my name is [NAME], calling from [CITY]. I’d like to ask that [Rep] vote no on the House Rules Package as long as it contains Pay-Go. Saying it will be fixed later is not enough. We need sweeping social programs like Medicare for all, which cannot be effectively enacted if they must be squeezed into tiny budgets as Pay-Go would require. Look to the future and the benefits, both economic and social, to investing in such programs – please vote against Pay-Go. Thank you.”

BACKGROUND:

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/progressives-ro-khanna-alexandria-ocasio-cortez-paygo-rules-fight_us_5c2d2401e4b0407e9087b393

https://www.cnn.com/2019/01/02/politics/alexandria-ocasio-cortez-democratic-rules/index.html

Don’t Forget: Indivisible National Day of Action

Indivisible’s National Day of Action is today! It starts at 10:45 outside the Henry M. Jackson Federal Building.

Rally w/ Rep. DelBene, Jayapal & Smith Staff - 10:45-11:15 @ Federal Building (915 2nd Ave, Seattle)

SIGN UP: https://act.indivisible.org/event/attend-local-actions/135834

Extended Q&A w/ Rep. DelBene, Jayapal & Smith Staff

SIGN UP: https://act.indivisible.org/event/attend-local-actions/135835

Brought to you by Seattle Indivisible, Indivisible Eastside, Wallingford Indivisible, Indivisible Renton and Indivisible Kirkland.

https://www.facebook.com/events/278516789504892/

Do You Want to Volunteer for Seattle Indivisible?

There's one more day to go before the new Congress is sworn in and we resume the fight to end the Trump Shutdown. In the meanwhile, if you have been taking action with us and want to get more involved, we'd love to hear from you! Seattle Indivisible is run entirely on volunteers; we are open to new roles and projects, but we also have some specific volunteer needs, including:

  • Daily Action writers and proofreaders

  • Video editor

  • Musicians for our Tuesday rallies

  • Facebook moderators

If you or someone you know is interested in any of the above, or you just want to chat with our organizers and brainstorm ways to get involved, just reply to us at daily-action@seattleindivisible.com!

Event Reminder:

Indivisible’s National Day of Action starts tomorrow, January 3rd at 10:45 outside the Henry M. Jackson Federal Building.

Rally w/ Rep. DelBene, Jayapal & Smith Staff - 10:45-11:15 @ Federal Building (915 2nd Ave, Seattle)

SIGN UP: https://act.indivisible.org/event/attend-local-actions/135834

Extended Q&A w/ Rep. DelBene, Jayapal & Smith Staff

SIGN UP: https://act.indivisible.org/event/attend-local-actions/135835

Brought to you by Seattle Indivisible, Indivisible Eastside, Wallingford Indivisible, Indivisible Renton and Indivisible Kirkland.

https://www.facebook.com/events/278516789504892/

Read the Indivisible Guide 2.0 “Indivisible on Offense”

https://indivisible.org/resource/indivisible-offense-introduction

New Year’s Resolution: Go on Offense

Official Daily Action for January 1st, 2019

We had sweet wins (hello Democratic House, more progressive state legislature!) and bitter losses (Brett Kavanaugh) in 2018. Now it’s time to take our experience and our commitment on offense. It has been pretty easy to ask our Members of Congress to say “no” to the Administration and its enablers, but now that our Members of Congress have a measure of power, we must resolve to make tougher asks:

• Use the House majority (and the stronger majority in the WA legislature) to lay out a bold progressive agenda on health care, immigration, climate change and civil rights.

• Make oversight real: demand deep investigation of the culture of corruption, collusion and conspiracy pervading the White House.

• Keep defending: immigrants, women, vulnerable groups, and the planet.

• Build our grassroots strength and coalitions so we are ready for 2020.

COMMIT TO THE “DAY OF ACTION” 3/3/19

A good way to start working on our New Year’s resolution is turning out for Indivisible’s National Day of Action, Thursday January 3rd. Locally, we will rally with multiple area Indivisible groups from 10:45-11:15 at the Federal Building to hear from MOC staff on their legislative priorities for the first 100 days of the new session.

Following the rally we will march up to our Listening Session location (inside!) where we will have an extended Q&A session with Rep. Jayapal and Smith staff. Our focus will be on the critical "First 100 Days of Congress," during which the agenda priorities for the next two years will be set.

Rally w/ Rep. DelBene, Jayapal & Smith Staff - 10:45-11:15 @ Federal Building (915 2nd Ave, Seattle)

SIGN UP: https://act.indivisible.org/event/attend-local-actions/135834

Extended Q&A w/ Rep. DelBene, Jayapal & Smith Staff

SIGN UP: https://act.indivisible.org/event/attend-local-actions/135835

Brought to you by Seattle Indivisible, Indivisible Eastside, Wallingford Indivisible, Indivisible Renton and Indivisible Kirkland.

https://www.facebook.com/events/278516789504892/

Read the Indivisible Guide 2.0 “Indivisible on Offense”

https://indivisible.org/resource/indivisible-offense-introduction

Happy New Year

Thank you for all your tireless activism and hard work in 2018. Of course, there is still an amazing amount of work and we have much still to accomplish together, but as the tasks ahead look daunting please remember how much YOU have already done!

YOU changed the balance of power in the US Congress by winning the House in 20018!

That is not an overstatement. That is a fact!

You did much more than any one thing we could point out, but that result will help shape this year and those ahead so let’s not forget the power we have when we ALL stand together.

Last year we asked you to make a commitment, not to us, but to yourself. How did you do?

This year, knowing all you learned from 2018, could you commit to doing more? Did you overcommit? Give yourself a fair evaluation then make another commitment, this time for 2019.

Action:

Make a realistic commitment to yourself about what you can do to help in 2019, and then follow through!

Whatever you can do, it matters. Don’t fall into the trap of thinking that because you can’t do everything, you might as well do nothing. This is a battle of attrition and every little bit helps. If you can commit to calling your MOC once a week, great! We need that call! Don’t feel bad that you couldn’t make all the calls. Keep making that call every week if that’s your commitment.

We absolutely need it. Everything helps!

Want to help out with a donation? Here’s a link for that:

https://secure.actblue.com/donate/seattleindivisible

Bottom line:

Make a commitment! Keep it!

Keep fighting hard!

We’re ready to take on 2019 together!
Happy New Year!

Tell BLM: No Drilling in ANWR

Official Daily Action for Sunday December 30th

(Thanks to the Sierra Club for this Action)

Last year, the Trump administration snuck language into the tax bill that would open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) to oil drilling. Since then they've only gotten greedier -- and sloppier. They're clearly rushing to hand the Refuge over to Big Oil before their decision can be reversed in 2020. And we need to do everything in our power to make sure they miss that deadline.

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) just released a detailed Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) that outlines their drilling plans. And while the tax bill recommended opening 800,000 acres to drilling, this new plan ups that number to a minimum of one million.

The EIS is also supposed to consider the harm that drilling could do to wildlife and Alaska Native tribes, but the BLM is intent on ignoring any concerns that might get in the way of short-term profit.

There would be lots of harm -- burning the oil in the Refuge would be the carbon equivalent of adding 776 million cars to the road. It would also threaten the human rights of the Gwich'in, who consider the Refuge sacred and rely in its caribou population for 80% of their food supply.

ACTION: Add your comment and tell the BLM that this sloppy, reckless oil grab is an outrage.

https://eplanning.blm.gov/epl-front-office/eplanning/comments/commentSubmission.do?commentPeriodId=74027

Sample Comment

“The Arctic Refuge is one of America's last wild places, and the overwhelming majority of Americans support its protection. At a time when the Arctic is warming twice as fast as the rest of the United States, burning the oil in the Refuge would be the carbon equivalent of adding 776 million more cars to the road. A few corporations might make money from this deal, but all of us will suffer the long-term consequences of their greed.”

Background:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/trump-administration-takes-another-step-toward-oil-drilling-in-arctic-national-wildlife-refuge/2018/12/20/5fb93f40-0469-11e9-b5df-5d3874f1ac36_story.html?utm_term=.79272df7bde2

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Indivisible Day of Action

Thursday, January 3, 2019 at 10:45 AM – 1 PM

Henry M. Jackson Federal Building

915 2nd Ave, Seattle, WA 98104

215 Columbia St, Seattle, WA 98104

https://www.facebook.com/events/278516789504892/

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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

Stand Strong Against Trump’s Wall

Official Daily Action for Saturday, December 29

According to a Reuters poll released yesterday, voters at large rightly blame Trump for shutting down the government in spit of a bipartisan compromise. Democrats have the benefit of public support--they just need to stand strong and not give Trump $5 billion for his cruel border wall.

Our representatives have opposed Trump’s demands so far. Call them to show support and encourage them to keep up their opposition to Trump’s cruel demands.

Sen. Maria Cantwell--DC 202-224-3441; Seattle 206-220-6400
Sen. Patty Murray--DC 202-224-2621; Seattle 206-553-5545
Rep. Pramila Jayapal: DC - 202-225-3106; Seattle - 206-674-0040
Rep. Adam Smith: DC - 202-225-8901; Renton - 425-793-5180

Script:
“Hi, my name is [NAME], calling from [CITY]. I’m calling to support [REP] in standing strong during this government shutdown. I would like [REP] to continue to vote NO on any budget or continuing resolution that includes funding for the border wall, or that includes increased funding for ICE and Border Patrol. We support you staying strong and united against this xenophobic agenda, even if it means a lengthened government shutdown. There is too much at stake to do otherwise.”

Background:
https://www.reuters.com/…/more-americans-blame-trump-for-go…


UPCOMING EVENTS

Indivisible Day of Action
Thursday, January 3, 2019 at 10:45 AM – 1 PM
215 Columbia St, Seattle, WA 98104
https://www.facebook.com/events/278516789504892/


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