Stop the Flow of Money to Hate Groups

OFFICIAL ACTION for Wednesday, August 22

Yesterday's Resist Trump Rally was about Endeavor Capital. One of the repeat investors in Endeavour Capital, a Pacific Northwest-based private equity firm,  has given millions of dollars to extremist groups that campaign against a wide variety campaign of civil rights and womens' reproductive rights' issues.  Murdock Charitable Trust's donations have supported groups that campaign against LGBTQI rights, promote “gay conversion therapy,” provide false medical information to women seeking reproductive health services, and that use aggressive and misleading tactics to undermine public employee unions. In yesterday's Resist Trump Rally we protested about Endeavour Capitals's Seattle Office. Endeavour also invests in companies like Aladdin Bail Bonds, which profits from our unjust cash bail system, and New Seasons, which called in union busting consultants to intimidate their employees in Portland. We're asking them to cut ties with the far-right Murdock Trust.

Action 

Call Endeavour Capital’s office at (206) 621-7060 and tell them to cut ties with the Murdock Trust.

Script

"Hello. I'm a resident of Seattle, and I'm calling to ask you to you cut ties with the Murdock Trust. The Murdock Trust supports organizations which go against the values of the Pacific Northwest. 

(pick whichever of these resonate with you)

Murdock’s Money

The Murdock Trust has donated $975,000 to the Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF)

  • The ADF defends LGBTQ conversion therapy
  • The ADF fights against marriage equality
  • The ADF promotes anti-transgender discrimination bills nationally, including the “bathroom bills”
  • The ADF represents plaintiffs like Masterpiece Cakeshop - arguing for legalized discrimination against LGBTQ customers

The Murdock Trust has donated $1,547,200 to fund “pregnancy crisis centers”

  • These centers pose as legitimate medical or counseling clinics, but exist to prevent women from accessing abortion services
  • NARAL Pro-Choice America has asked for the boycott and defunding of these clinics

The Murdock Trust has donated $765,000 to the Freedom Foundation

  • The Freedom Foundation seeks to eliminate paid sick leave and opposes minimum wage increases for low-wage workers.
  • The Freedom Foundation staff publicly opposed the Supreme Court ruling that legalized same-sex marriage arguing that it is a “threat to personal freedom.”
  • The Freedom Foundation quotes in their blog “doom-and-gloom scenarios about climate change are based on a combination of political agendas and junk science.”
  • The Freedom Foundation’s staff consistently attacks Planned Parenthood, an organization that is dedicated to providing women’s health services, calling them a “radical social organization” and a “baby killing, body-part brokering, government money consuming machine.”

Background

Watch the video from yesterday's Resist Trump Rally https://www.facebook.com/SeattleIndivisible/videos/289118241867704/

Good News

So much good news today!
Paul Manfort, Trump's former campaign manager, was found guilty of 8 counts of fraud AND Michael Cohen, Trump's former lawyer, plead guilty to tax evasion, bank fraud, and campaign finance violations. Cohen implicated Trump in the campaign finance violations. Things are about to get very uncomfortable for the dishonest people in the White House.

Grab a cup of coffee, and enjoy these articles

UPCOMING EVENTS

Canvas on Saturday, and Join us for the Unite for Justice rally on Sunday

Unite For Justice
Westlake Park
Sunday, Aug 26, Noon

Join us on August 26th as we hold a national day of action in all 50 states to fight Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and demand that our representatives in Washington act NOW to protect our most fundamental rights and freedoms. Roe v. Wade, voting rights, workers' rights, LGBTQ rights, immigrant rights, and much more are all in grave danger if this Supreme Court nominee is confirmed. With so much at stake, we cannot back down.

Seattle Indivisible is co-sponsoring this event with Planned Parenthood Votes Northwest and Hawaii, Seattle Clinic Defense, NARAL Pro-Choice Washington, and FUSE Washington. Please help make this a large and successful event.


TAKE THE HOUSE

Canvas for Kim Schrier in the 8th District
These weekend canvasses are within 25 miles of Seattle

Saturday, August 25
Federal Way
10:30-2:30
32123 1st Ave S Ste A1
Federal Way, WA 98003
https://www.wa-democrats.org/ngpvanforms/14009

Covington
11-3
Covington Library
27100 164th Ave SE
Kent, WA 98042
https://www.wa-democrats.org/ngpvanforms/13934


ROAD TRIP!
Canvas for Lisa Brown in the 5th
(and knock out Cathy McMorris Rogers)

August 25, 2018 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Spokane Field Office, 1507 E Sprague Ave, Spokane, WA 99202
https://secure.ngpvan.com/1jBbh_3s2UOGrgQzzpEI8g2

August 25, 2018 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Medical Lake Public Library, 321 E HERB St, Medical Lake, WA 99022
https://secure.ngpvan.com/U5Ooh8OdU0q-e5VhmJgOXA2

Pullman
August 25, 2018 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
https://secure.ngpvan.com/BDl1BRy3_UihGfX9rsLodg2

August 25, 2018 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
My Fresh Basket, 1030 W Summit Pkwy, Spokane, WA 99201
https://secure.ngpvan.com/QSqGOG-27keHLIw_ZmqibA2

August 25, 2018 2:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Pioneer Park, 940 E Alder St, Walla Walla, WA 99362
https://secure.ngpvan.com/zrw2N6c4_0mRfSA03VQpBQ2

ROAD TRIP!
Canvas for Carolyn Long in the 3rd
(and knock out Jaime Herrera Beutler)

August 25, 10-1 or 1-4
2114 Main St, Vancouver, WA 98660, USA
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdbDytgIJL3FnXlMsWuPPUEWL08UILTs0pJFMig1CqWELjayg/viewform


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