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.