Reopen the government or grind Senate business to a halt!

If Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell will not allow a Senate vote on legislation to reopen the government, then it’s time to tell our Senators to withhold consent and filibuster everything.

The legislation that McConnell refuses to bring up for a vote is literally identical to a bill that passed the Senate unanimously last month. This bill would reopen the government at 2018's funding levels without any money for Trump's obscene wall, and provide 800,000 public servants with their much-needed paychecks. It is unacceptable to continue to deprive government employees of their income, to cut off health services for Native Americans, and to allow National Parks to be trashed without supervision, simply because Trump wants a wall.

No Senate business should occur until our government is working again.

Tell our Senators to vote against the motion to proceed on S.1, the first Senate Bill of 2019 and the new Congress, and to vow to use every tactic at their disposal to grind business to a full stop until McConnell gives in and holds a vote to reopen government.

ACTION: Tell our Senators this is worth a fight!

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

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

Script:

“Hi, my name is [NAME], calling from [CITY]. I’m calling to let Senator [Name] know that I believe that opening the government should be a top priority. If Mitch McConnell will not schedule a vote on legislation that just passed the Senate in December, then I expect Senator [Name] to withhold consent and filibuster everything until we get the vote. Please tell Senator [Name] to start by voting against the motion to proceed on S.1 on Tuesday.”

Background:

Ezra Levin, the co-executive director of Indivisible National, put out a call-to-action on Sunday night, asking for all of us to put pressure on our Senators to withhold consent. If 41 members of the Democratic caucus agree, then the Senate will grind to a halt.

https://twitter.com/ezralevin/status/1082018026772484096

ATTN: Don’t just go to the Seattle Womxn’s March. Help make things happen!

Volunteer using this link:

https://www.seattlewomxnmarchingforward.org/volunteer/

Seattle Indivisible is still looking for help with our volunteers for our part.

Volunteer with us and help with the food drive that weekend!

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeoEj7Y0goVWdjlKYl7LLEmbFWsWVIDiwh_qmx7ryQYt01cxw/viewform

January 15: Get ready for Womxn’s March by making some signs!

https://www.facebook.com/events/1035917826595710/

IMPORTANT: Seattle Womxn Marching Forward has a way to go to reach their funding goals. Let’s help!

If you can donate, please do.

If you cannot, please share on social media to help spread the word to make the 2019 Seattle Womxn’s March the best yet!

https://www.gofundme.com/womxn039s-march-seattle-2019

Reminder: No Resist Trump Tuesday Rally this week.

See you soon, though!

Seattle Indivisible Weekly Meeting

Tuesday, 7-9 p.m.

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

This meeting venue is wheelchair accessible, and can be reached by King County Metro buses 7, 14, 27, and 106, and the First Hill Streetcar.