We will be exercising more than just our vocal chords at our Resist Trump Tuesday Rally on April 17th. As we do every week, we will rally at 11:45AM at the Federal Building. Then we will march to the Dept. of Licensing offices at 205 Spring Street in solidarity with our allies in the immigrant community who have organized a sign waiving protest outside DOL offices demanding the resignation/firing of DOL Director Pat Kohler.
Seattle Indivisible has joined in calling for the ousting of Dir. Kohler upon learning in January that the DOL had been regularly reporting immigrants applying for drivers licenses to ICE in violation of Gov. Inslee's Exec. Order 17-01. This serious breach of trust has lead to deportation efforts and terrified our immigrant neighbors who now fear utilizing simple services like applying for a driver's license.
Let's show up in force on April 17th to say "NO, not in Washington State--we mean it when we say immigrants are welcome here." Details of the sign waiving protest, and suggested sign messaging can be found on the Facebook Event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/193752467898485?%3Fti=ia
For those of you reading this outside the Seattle area, Latino Civic Alliance is hosting several coordinated events all over the state:
EVERETT WA: 5313 Evergreen Way, Everett, WA 98203.
LACEY WA: 645 Woodland Square Loop SE, Lacey WA 8503
WHITE CENTER/BURIEN area: 8830 25th Ave SW, Seattle WA 98106
MOSES LAKE WA: 1007 W Broadway Ave, Moses Lake WA 98837
YAKIMA WA: 2725 Rudkin Rd., Union Gap WA 98903
Vancouver WA: 1408 Franklin St Vancouver Wa 98660
Bellingham WA. 4180 Cordata Pkwy. A Bellingham. 98226
*SUGGESTED SIGN WAVING POSTER MESSAGING
1) PROTECT OUR PRIVACY RIGHTS
2) DIRECTOR KOHLER MUST GO!
3) GOVERNOR ACT NOW!
4) DOL STOP BREAKING UP FAMILIES
5) DOL STOP COLLABORATING WITH ICE
6) DOL VIOLATED PUBLIC TRUST
Read Full Statement from State and Community Leaders the Reason for removal of WA State Director of DOL: http://www.latinocivicalliance.com/
Also this Tuesday: Seattle Indivisible Weekly Meeting
No, you’re not imagining it. This week really does feel like we’re coming up on the season finale of the world’s worst reality tv show. Other than his own children, there’s no one closer to Trump professionally and personally than Michael Cohen. Not so much his lawyer as his consigliere, Cohen’s office and home were raided by federal agents on Monday, and all his files taken as part of a criminal investigation. One cannot overstate how bad this is for Trump, and he could fire Rosenstein and/or Mueller any day now.
Come join your neighbors as we process this together and clarify what we will do as a group if and when Trump pulls the trigger. The very future of our democratic republic hangs on how we respond. To be continued…..
WHERE: Washington State Labor Council (321 16TH AVE S, Seattle, WA 98144)
WHEN: Tuesday, April 17 7-9pm
Bring a snack to share, bring a friend.
Volunteers Needed for Mueller Rapid Response:
We are still on HIGH ALERT that Rosenstein might be fired. We are planning a protest and march should that happen, but we're still looking for trained peacekeepers. If you are available over the next 48 hours, please fill out this form and we will contact you if we need to launch the protest.
Sign or Volunteer for I-1631:
Seattle Indivisible is proud to endorse Initiative 1631: Clean Air, Clean Energy. This initiative will provide investments in a healthier future for everyone, and a clean energy economy that works for everyone. This initiative was developed with a focus on environmental justice, and is the product of a coalition of organized labor, environmental groups, small business, faith communities, and groups representing communities of color.
Seattle Indivisible volunteers will be organizing a signature gathering at the U-District Farmers Market on 4/21. Sign up to gather signatures with us at http://bit.ly/U_dist
If that time doesn't work for you, there are hundreds of other times you can gather signatures. Search for one that works for you at http://www.yeson1631.org. Petitions will be available at both our Resist Trump Tuesday rally and our Weekly Meeting.
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