Three Strikes Against Kavanaugh

OFFICIAL DAILY ACTION FOR Tuesday, September 25: Three Strikes Against Kavanaugh

[Trigger warning: some of the background articles linked below include detailed descriptions of sexual assault.]

Trump and Republican Senate leaders insist on “plowing through” the credible allegations of sexual assault against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

We say, “No.” The travesty of the Kavanaugh nomination must end.

Dr. Christine Blasey Ford alleges Kavanaugh attempted to rape her. Deborah Ramirez alleges Kavanaugh forced her to touch his genitals. Another woman, as yet unnamed, represented by Michael Avenatti, also alleges that Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her.

Kavanaugh’s confirmation is not a trial, it's a job interview. We have enough information to make a decision.

Action: Call Our Senators

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

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

“Hello, I’m [name] from [city, zip]. I'm calling about the Kavanaugh nomination. Three women have made allegations of sexual misconduct against Mr. Kavanaugh. This indicates a pattern of dangerous behavior. We need all relevant witnesses to testify. I want to ask the Senator to keep fighting the Kavanaugh nomination with everything she has."

Background

“Brett Kavanaugh, Facing New Allegations, Vows He Will Not Withdraw” (The New York Times)

“Senate Democrats Investigate a New Allegation of Sexual Misconduct, from Brett Kavanaugh’s College Years” (The New Yorker)

“Avenatti describes his client as a ‘witness and victim’ and says she will make her allegations public within the next 48 hours.” (Maddow Blog)


EVENTS

RESIST TRUMP TUESDAY

https://www.facebook.com/events/2163097357304415

This week Seattle Indivisible is dedicating RTT to Joe Colgan and the Downtown Peace Vigil.

Gold Star father and Army veteran Joe Colgan started what is referred to informally as "The Downtown Peace Vigil". Joe lost his son Lt. Ben Colgan, in Baghdad, Iraq, November 1, 2003. In 2006, Joe started the vigil. Every Tuesday from 11am to 1pm Joe and a group of volunteers set up in front of the Federal Building talking to people about the virtues of pacifism and the dangers of the military industrial complex. They collect postcards every week and deliver them to the offices of both Senators Murray and Cantwell. Once a month Vets4Peace joins them to show support.

Seeing Joe there every week has been inspirational as he set an example of persistence through adversity.

This coming Tuesday will be Joe's last Vigil and we're looking to honor him!

ATTN: There will be no staff meeting this week, but please show up and honor someone who really deserves it.

SEATTLE INDIVISIBLE TUESDAY NIGHT MEETING

Join Seattle Indivisible for our regular Tuesday Night Meeting

September 25, 7-9PM

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

ELECTION EVENTS

PHONE BANK WITH PRAMILA JAYAPAL

Phone Bank with Pramila Jayapal for Kim Shrier (WA-08), Lisa Brown (WA-05) and Carolyn Long (WA-03)

Thursday, September 27, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Seattle Labor Temple: 2800 1st Ave #260

https://www.pramilaforcongress.com/organize/

(you can also sign up to phone bank from home and for canvasses)

INDIVISIBLE NATIONAL PHONE BANKS

Now-Sept. 30

https://www.indivisible.org/phonebank/

We’re calling out the vote for IndivisiCandidates across the country! Sign up right now for one of our upcoming shifts, and we’ll send you everything you need to take part.

8TH DISTRICT: DR. KIM SCHRIER

(Knock out Dino Rossi)

All of these weekend canvasses are within 25 miles of Seattle.

Issaquah/Sammamish Canvass

September 29, 2018 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Issaquah Field office, 1320 NW Mall St, Ste E, Issaquah, WA 98027

https://secure.ngpvan.com/BVgHOnEOWkq2OCbkZcjrbA2

Issaquah Morning Canvass

September 29, 2018 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Issaquah Field office, 1320 NW Mall St, Ste E, Issaquah, WA 98027

https://secure.ngpvan.com/WER0_JJaMkagVJNDmZaGiw2

Flip the 8th and 30th

Sunday, September 30th, 10:30 AM - 2:30 PM

32123 1st Ave S Ste A1, Federal Way, WA 98003

https://www.wa-democrats.org/ngpvanforms/14129

Flip the 8th Kent/Covington

September 30th, 2018 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Starbucks, 27177 185th Ave SE, Kent, WA 98042

https://www.wa-democrats.org/ngpvanforms/21254

Flip the 8th Canvass Maple Valley

September 30th, 2018 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Gravity Coffee, 23912 SE Kent Kangley Rd, Maple Valley, WA 98038

https://www.wa-democrats.org/ngpvanforms/13749

Flip the 8th Phonebanks for Dr. Kim Schrier

1) Tuesday, September 25th at 6:00 in Issaquah: RSVP and Details Here

2) Wednesday, September 26th in Seattle: RSVP and Details Here

3) Thursday, September 27th in Auburn: RSVP and Details Here

5TH DISTRICT: LISA BROWN

(Knock out Cathy McMorris-Rogers)

Want to join a convoy already going for long weekends in September/October to take back the 5th? Please email Holly at holly@hollybrewer.com for further details.

3RD DISTRICT: CAROLYN LONG

(Knock out Jaime Herrera-Beutler)

Canvass for Carolyn in Vancouver

Sat, September 29, 10am – 1pm

Sat, September 29, 4pm – 7pm

Sun, September 30, 1pm – 4pm

2114 Main St, Vancouver, WA 98660

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdbDytgIJL3FnXlMsWuPPUEWL08UILTs0pJFMig1CqWELjayg/viewform

Canvass with Carolyn in Longview

Sun, September 30, 11AM - 3PM

1118 14th Ave, Longview, WA 98632

https://www.facebook.com/events/676878102698812/?active_tab=about

Carolyn Long will be in Longview for the Sunday, 9/30 canvass!

Everyone is invited to join her, as we canvass Longview and Kelso, which may be the critical battleground in this race. Arrive between 11 and 11:30 am, at 1118 14th Ave, Longview, to talk with Carolyn over coffee and pastries. After that we'll head out to knock on doors, which is one of the most effective and fun ways to reach voters.

But wait, there's more: after you're done canvass, join us for a happy hour party at the home of two of our wonderful volunteers, with food and refreshments provided!

Call or email Michael Gaskill (360-663-5655, mailto:michael@electlong.com), to sign up, or for more information.

TEXT BANKING EVERY SUNDAY IN CAPITOL HILL

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)

https://www.facebook.com/events/1160023490818249/