Kavanaugh Marathon, plus Protect Immigrant Businesses

OFFICIAL ACTION for Saturday, September 29

The Senate Judiciary Committee’s mishandling of Dr. Ford’s testimony is another reminder of how important it is to reclaim Congress from Republicans. Find opportunities to canvass and phone bank later in this message.

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This week has been hard for a lot of us, but especially so for those who have experienced trauma. Please know there are resources available if you need them:
National Sexual Assault Hotline: 1-800-656-4673
https://www.rainn.org/

Yesterday the Senate Judiciary Committee voted to bring Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the Senate floor, but only after a week-long FBI investigation. The investigation is but a small solace: the FBI is unlikely to pursue criminal charges and will simply collect more evidence to hand over to the Senate. It is still up to us to show that we will not stand Kavanaugh’s appointment to this most powerful of lifetime posts. Our message is simple: Kavanaugh’s candidacy must end.

Sen. Patty Murray--DC 202-224-2621; Seattle 206-553-5545
Sen. Maria Cantwell--DC 202-224-3441; Seattle 206-220-6400

Sample Script:
"Hi, my name is [NAME] and I'm a constituent from [CITY, ZIP]. In light of Dr. Ford’s testimony yesterday, please call for Judge Kavanaugh’s name to be withdrawn from consideration for the Supreme Court.”

Background (content warning--this article contains references to sexual assault):
https://www.npr.org/…/judiciary-committee-set-to-vote-on-ka…

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Protect Immigrant Businesses

SeaTac City Council voted last Tuesday night to sell SeaTac Center to a private developer. SeaTac City Council member Peter Kwon voted to sell, and displace over 50 immigrant businesses.

Now State Representative Ryu (32nd Legislative District which includes Shoreline) wants to come to SeaTac this Monday and raise election funds with SeaTac City Councilmember Peter Kwon. Let her know she is joining with an elected leader who has voted against immigrant businesses, and voted against the community. Tell her to hold Peter Kwon accountable for his vote against his community.

Representative Cindy Ryu
Olympia office: (360) 786-7880
District office: (206) 466-5741
Email: cindy.ryu@leg.wa.gov


Election Events

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PHONE BANKS

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.

Phone Bank with Pramila Jayapal
For Kim Shrier (WA-08), Lias Brown (WA-05) and Carolyn Long (WA-03)
Thursday, 9/27: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Seattle Labor Temple: 2800 1st Ave #260
https://www.pramilaforcongress.com/organize/

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8TH DISTRICT CANVASS: DR. KIM SCHRIER
(Knock out Dino Rossi)
All of these canvases 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

Federal Way Canvass
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

Kent/Covington Canvass
September 30th, 2018 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Starbucks, 27177 185th Ave SE, Kent, WA 98042
https://www.wa-democrats.org/ngpvanforms/21254

Maple Valley Canvass
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

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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.

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3RD DISTRICT: CAROLYN LONG
(Knock out Jaime Herrera-Beutler)

Vancouver Canvass
Sat, September 29, 10am – 1pm
Sat, September 22, 1pm – 4pm
Sat, September 29, 4pm – 7pm
Sun, September 30, 1pm – 4pm
2114 Main St, Vancouver, WA 98660
https://docs.google.com/…/1FAIpQLSdbDytgIJL3FnXlMs…/viewform


Do you have an idea for a future daily action? If so, please e-mail us at daily-action@seattleindivisible.com.