As you may have heard, a gunman with a history of anti-semitism opened fire on the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh yesterday during Shabbat prayers, killing at least 11 people. At the time of this writing, he has been charged with two hate crimes and 11 counts of murder.
While nothing can replace the lives lost, there are some things that we can do to help those most affected.
The shooter made several social media posts criticizing HIAS, a refugee assistance nonprofit with Jewish roots. You can find out about the work they do, and how you can support them at www.hias.org
Several people in the Muslim-American community, including our ally MAPS-AMEN, have been organizing a fundraiser to help the victims and their families with their immediate short-term needs. Though this is a Muslim-led fundraiser, the organizers have invited friends of all faiths to contribute:
The Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle is hosting a vigil at Temple De Hirsch Sinai in Seattle, 1511 E Pike St, this Monday at 7pm. Please RSVP here: https://www.facebook.com/events/294037464545143/
Voter Registration Deadline
This Monday is the last chance to register for the midterms! The deadline for online registration has passed, but you can still register in person at The Election Annex in the County Administration Building downtown and King County Election headquarters in Renton. https://seattletransitblog.com/2018/10/25/register-to-vote-in-person-for-one-more-week/
Once you and your friends are registered, it’s time to get out the vote! Below we have a variety of events to help get out the vote, from in-person canvasses to phone and text banks. Commit to one or two on this critical weekend!
Seattle Indivisible Phone Banks
We at Seattle Indivisible now have our OWN 8th district phone bank set up through Indivisible National. It will be live every day from 3pm to 8:30pm, and will be a crucial opportunity to contact voters in the 8th district who may not normally be reached by the campaigns.
If you are interested in making calls from home, please REPLY to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will send you everything you need to get started.
This coming Tuesday night, October 30, is the last weekly Seattle Indivisible meeting before the election – as usual it will be 7pm at the Washington State Labor Council, 321 16th Ave S. This will also be a phone bank! Bring your laptop and we will set you up to make calls
Indivisible National Phone Banks
Sign up for a shift at https://www.indivisible.org/phonebank/
Swing Left National Phone Bank
Tonight (or any day) at your house
Text Banking Every Sunday in Capitol Hill
At the Canterbury Alehouse:
Bring your laptop to the Canterbury Ale House and text to flip red seats blue. We'll be there from 3 to 6, so come when you can! (And bring your beer money)
Yes on 1631: Clean Air Clean Energy WA
Find an event, and get out the vote for Washington's Green New Deal at
Canvass with WA Democrats (3rd, 5th and 8th Legislative Districts, and more!)
You can find event more events at https://www.seattleindivisible.com/election-events/
Families for Families Rally and March / Familias por Familias
TODAY, Sunday, 2 PM – 5 PM
El Centro de la Raza, 2524 16th Ave S, Seattle, Washington 98144
Resist Trump Tuesday
Tuesday, 11:45 AM – 12:30 PM
Henry M. Jackson Federal Building, 915 2nd Ave, Seattle, Washington 98104
Seattle Indivisible Weekly Meeting
Tuesday, 7-9 p.m.
Washington State Labor Council, 321 16th Ave S., Seattle, Washington 98144
This week, and every week until the election, we will be phone banking to get out the vote for the midterms.