We received an Urgent Plea for Help!

Please Join us in standing with Danni Askini, Former Executive Director of Gender Justice League in Seattle.

Seattle Indivisible Stands with Danni Askini

Action: Sign Letter of Support

Click the link here to join us and add your name to a letter of support:

https://docs.google.com/…/1FAIpQLSev7UjCl-N0TZrZe…/viewform…

Excerpt from letter: September 2018:

Danni Askini - Executive Director of Gender Justice League in Seattle.

“I am writing to ask you to sign onto a letter drafted by Gender Justice League and NCTE (National Center for Transgender Equality) in support for my application for Asylum in Sweden following the recent revocation of my passport by the US State Department while here in Sweden.”

Exerpt from email: Yesterday

Danni Askini – Former Executive Director of Gender Justice League in Seattle

“I am really at my ropes end here in Sweden.

The State Department again rejected my passport application on September 28th despite unsealing my child welfare records, providing two juvenile name changes, along with endless other shit. Now they want an affidavit - my lawyer is putting it together - but again; it is only a passport and does nothing to address the primary safety reasons why I left Seattle. I haven't even been able to get into that shit because my literal existence is threatened. I have a final asylum hearing next Friday - yes, final. A decision will come as soon as 2 weeks after.”


If she is not allowed to stay in Sweden, she will be sent back to the US and has been told that since she has no valid passport, she will be arrested for illegal entry and put in a male prison.


Our Seattle Family Needs Help!

Danni specifically asked for help raising awareness any way you can: use social media and reach out to any media contacts you might have.

This week is trans awareness week so write a letter to the editor about her!

How else can you help?

https://www.gofundme.com/danni-askini-legal-fund

Get the word out anyway you can! Share this and encourage others to sign!

https://docs.google.com/…/1FAIpQLSev7UjCl-N0TZrZe…/viewform…

Background:

https://www.them.us/…/trans-women-state-department-passports

https://www.advocate.com/…/state-department-revoking-trans-…

Question Whitaker Under Oath

Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker is a Trump crony who is now the head of the Russia investigation. Although Special Counsel Mueller has not been fired, Whitaker has described the Mueller investigation as a “witch hunt” and has the power to slash the investigation’s budget, effectively stopping it without firing anyone. He also has ties to some of the individuals involved in the investigation, making his refusal to recuse himself legally questionable.

Whitaker must explain his decision not to recuse himself, and go on the record stating why his involvement will not undermine the investigation. Call your representatives and ask them to push for Whitaker to appear before the House Judiciary Committee.

Action: Protect Mueller’s Investigation!

Remember to log your calls here: https://goo.gl/forms/lbHUvI9h58f0dLqx1

Rep. Pramila Jayapal: (202) 225-3106, (206) 674-0040

Rep. Adam Smith: (202) 225-8901, (425) 793-5180

Script:

“Hi, my name is [NAME] and I’m calling from [City]. As you know, the Russia investigation is crucial and Acting Attorney General Whitaker puts everything in jeopardy. His decision not to recuse himself cannot be treated as a private decision – he must explain his reasoning on the record. I am calling to ask the [Rep.] do everything she/he can to get Matthew Whitaker to testify to the House Oversight and Judiciary Committees about his decision not to recuse himself from the Russia investigation and related conduct. Thank you!”

Background: https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/trumps-acting-attorney-general-matt-whitaker-has-no-intention-of-recusing-from-russia-probe-associates-say/2018/11/08/a5bc8d90-e370-11e8-ab2c-b31dcd53ca6b_story.html

REMINDER: Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, there will be no Tuesday night meeting next week!

Postcards to Mississippi Voters for Senate Runoff

Official Daily Action for Wednesday, November 14

The Senate race in Mississippi is going to a runoff on November 27. Of course it would be a huge help to have a closer Senate split, but there is an even stronger reason to push this election. Democrat Mike Espy is running against Republican Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith. Hyde-Smith was caught on tape making a lynching reference related to Espy, who is black. Let's help send the message that is completely unacceptable.

ACTION: Send postcards to voters in Mississippi to support Espy on November 27

Sign up at https://postcardstovoters.org/ to get a list of addresses. Then, pick up some postcards and 35 cent stamps and get writing!

Background

Check out the New Indivisible on the Offense Guide!!!

https://indivisible.org/resource/indivisible-offense-introduction

No Protection for Mueller, No Spending Bill

Official Daily Action for Tuesday, November 13th

We took to the streets to protect the Mueller investigation, now we need to take to the phones. Trump’s appointment of Matthew Whitaker, a vocal critic of the Mueller investigation and outspoken Trump devotee, is a clear attempt to undermine Mueller’s essential work. Whitaker is likely to limit the investigation’s scope, defund it, or end it entirely unless Congress stops him. Today’s action is another call to our Members of Congress to use their new leverage to keep Mueller’s team on-track to deliver a thorough investigation of the Trump campaign’s Russia ties and the Trump Administration’s likely obstruction of justice.

Top Democrats in both houses of Congress are reportedly considering tying provisions protecting Mueller’s work to spending bills that must pass by the end of 2018, but so far they are “stopping short” of threatening government shutdown. Urge our Members of Congress to have the courage to vote no on any “must pass” bill” that does not include protection for the Mueller investigation.

ACTION: Demand Mueller Protection Legislation

Sen. Patty Murray: (202) 224-2621, (206) 553-5545

Sen. Maria Cantwell: (202) 224-3441, (206) 220-6400

Rep. Pramila Jayapal: (202) 225-3106, (206) 674-0040

Rep. Adam Smith: (202) 225-8901, (425) 793-5180

Suggested Script:

“Hi, my name is [NAME] and I'm calling from [CITY, ZIP]. I am deeply worried that the new acting Attorney General will undermine or end Robert Mueller’s investigation into Trump’s Russia ties and possible obstruction of justice. Please ask [NAME] to insist that any “must pass” legislation include provisions protecting the Special Counsel. This is worth risking a government shutdown.”

References

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/11/us/politics/matthew-whitaker-russia-mueller-democrats.html

https://www.apnews.com/86930bd0a5654f888933c4040e42bb3b

GOOD NEWS:

Krysten Sinema wins Jeff Flake's AZ Senate seat

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/politics/wp/2018/11/12/kyrsten-sinema-wins-in-arizona-as-democrats-capture-a-longtime-gop-senate-seat/?utm_term=.29327b07aed9

MORE GOOD NEWS:

As ballots continue to be counted, last Tuesday night’s solid election results have matured into a true “blue wave,” with prospect off picking up “close to 40 House seats — the party’s best showing since the post-Watergate midterms.”

https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/first-read/democrats-had-good-showing-election-day-it-s-been-even-n935126

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TODAY: Resist Trump Tuesday

11:45 AM – 12:30 PM

Henry M. Jackson Federal Building, 915 2nd Ave, Seattle, Washington 98104

At this week’s Resist Trump Tuesday rally, our featured speaker will be Venus Aoki from the Gender Justice League. Venus is an immigrant, transgender woman of color, and LGBTQ community-based organizer and activist. She will be speaking on trans-rights/gender rights.

Following our rally outside the Federal Building from 11:45AM-12:30PM, we will go inside to meet with Sen. Murray’s staff from 12:30-1:30PM. All are welcome to hear the inside scoop update from Sen. Murray’s office, and to ask questions and share your opinion with your senator.

https://www.seattleindivisible.com/events-calendar/2018/11/13/resist-trump-tuesday

TODAY: Seattle Indivisible Weekly Meeting

7-9 p.m.

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

Join us at our first post-election Weekly Meeting as we debrief and brainstorm what our resistance will look like next year like with Democrats in charge of the House. Newcomers are welcome, and for any new volunteers we will share how our organization works and what our volunteer needs are!

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.

Ongoing Election Efforts:

https://www.seattleindivisible.com/election-events/

Honor our veterans by gaining perspective

Major hostilities of World War I were formally ended at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, one hundred years ago yesterday.

On November 11, 1919, The US first Celebrated Armistice Day Which was later changed in the US to Veteran's Day.

ACTION: Read, Reflect, and Grow Resolve

PRESIDENT KENNEDY 1961:

General Gavan, Mr. Gleason, members of the military forces, veterans, fellow Americans:

Today we are here to celebrate and to honor and to commemorate the dead and the living, the young men who in every war since this country began have given testimony to their loyalty to their country and their own great courage.

I do not believe that any nation in the history of the world has buried its soldiers farther from its native soil than we Americans -- or buried them closer to the towns in which they grew up.

We celebrate this Veterans Day for a very few minutes, a few seconds of silence and then this country's life goes on. But I think it most appropriate that we recall on this occasion, and on every other moment when we are faced with great responsibilities, the contribution and the sacrifice which so many men and their families have made in order to permit this country to now occupy its present position of responsibility and freedom, and in order to permit us to gather here together.

Bruce Catton, after totaling the casualties which took place in the battle of Antietam, not so very far from this cemetery, when he looked at statistics which showed that in the short space of a few minutes whole regiments lost 50 to 75 percent of their numbers, then wrote that life perhaps isn't the most precious gift of all, that men died for the possession of a few feet of a corn field or a rocky hill, or for almost nothing at all. But in a very larger sense, they died that this country might be permitted to go on, and that it might permit to be fulfilled the great hopes of its founders.

In a world tormented by tension and the possibilities of conflict, we meet in a quiet commemoration of an historic day of peace. In an age that threatens the survival of freedom, we join together to honor those who made our freedom possible. The resolution of the Congress which first proclaimed Armistice Day, described November 11, 1918, as the end of "the most destructive, sanguinary and far-reaching war in the history of human annals." That resolution expressed the hope that the First World War would be, in truth, the war to end all wars. It suggested that those men who had died had therefore not given their lives in vain.

It is a tragic fact that these hopes have not been fulfilled, that wars still more destructive and still more sanguinary followed, that man's capacity to devise new ways of killing his fellow men have far outstripped his capacity to live in peace with his fellow men.

Some might say, therefore, that this day has lost its meaning, that the shadow of the new and deadly weapons have robbed this day of its great value, that whatever name we now give this day, whatever flags we fly or prayers we utter, it is too late to honor those who died before, and too soon to promise the living an end to organized death.

But let us not forget that November 11, 1918, signified a beginning, as well as an end. "The purpose of all war," said Augustine, "is peace." The First World War produced man's first great effort in recent times to solve by international cooperation the problems of war. That experiment continues in our present day -- still imperfect, still short of its responsibilities, but it does offer a hope that some day nations can live in harmony.

For our part, we shall achieve that peace only with patience and perseverance and courage -- the patience and perseverance necessary to work with allies of diverse interests but common goals, the courage necessary over a long period of time to overcome an adversary skilled in the arts of harassment and obstruction.

There is no way to maintain the frontiers of freedom without cost and commitment and risk. There is no swift and easy path to peace in our generation. No man who witnessed the tragedies of the last war, no man who can imagine the unimaginable possibilities of the next war, can advocate war out of irritability or frustration or impatience.

But let no nation confuse our perseverance and patience with fear of war or unwillingness to meet our responsibilities. We cannot save ourselves by abandoning those who are associated with us, or rejecting our responsibilities.

In the end, the only way to maintain the peace is to be prepared in the final extreme to fight for our country -- and to mean it.

As a nation, we have little capacity for deception. We can convince friend and foe alike that we are in earnest about the defense of freedom only if we are in earnest -- and I can assure the world that we are.

This cemetery was first established 97 years ago. In this hill were first buried men who died in an earlier war, a savage war here in our own country. Ninety-seven years ago today, the men in Gray were retiring from Antietam, where thousands of their comrades had fallen between dawn and dusk in one terrible day. And the men in Blue were moving towards Fredericksburg, where thousands would soon lie by a stone wall in heroic and sometimes miserable death.

It was a crucial moment in our Nation's history, but these memories, sad and proud, these quiet grounds, this Cemetery and others like it all around the world, remind us with pride of our obligation and our opportunity.

On this Veterans Day of 1961, on this day of remembrance, let us pray in the name of those who have fought in this country's wars, and most especially who have fought in the First World War and in the Second World War, that there will be no veterans of any further war -- not because all shall have perished but because all shall have learned to live together in peace.

And to the dead here in this cemetery we say:

They are the race –
they are the race immortal,
Whose beams make broad
the common light of day!
Though Time may dim,
though Death has barred their portal,
These we salute,
which nameless passed away.
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President John F. Kennedy 1961

Check out French President Emmanuel Macron's epic speech at Armistice centenary event in Paris as well:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=foJjgcLT-bE&app=desktop

Much has changed, Much has not.

EVENTS:

Resist Trump Tuesday

Tuesday, 11:45 AM – 12:30 PM

Henry M. Jackson Federal Building, 915 2nd Ave, Seattle, Washington 98104

At this week’s Resist Trump Tuesday rally, our featured speaker will be Venus Aoki from the Gender Justice League. Venus is an immigrant, transgender woman of color, and LGBTQ community-based organizer and activist. She will be speaking on trans-rights/gender rights.

Following our rally outside the Federal Building from 11:45AM-12:30PM, we will go inside to meet with Sen. Murray’s staff from 12:30-1:30PM. All are welcome to hear the inside scoop update from Sen. Murray’s office, and to ask questions and share your opinion with your senator.

Join us this Tuesday, and every Tuesday for Resist Trump Tuesday. We bring knowledgeable speakers, live music and personal meetings with our senate staffers every week. We started these weekly rallies in January 2017 right after Donald Trump became president, and we will persist.

Please Join Us, We Need Your Voice!

https://www.seattleindivisible.com/…/13/resist-trump-tuesday

Seattle Indivisible Weekly Meeting
Tuesday, 7-9 p.m.

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

What's Next: Join us at our first post-election Weekly Meeting as we debrief and brainstorm what our resistance will look like next year like with Democrats in charge of the House. Newcomers are welcome, and for any new volunteers we will share how our organization works and what our volunteer needs are!

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.

Help California:

https://twitter.com/BarackObama/status/1061821087724564480…

Ongoing Election Efforts:

https://www.seattleindivisible.com/election-events/

ACA Enrollment is open through December 15

Despite the current administrations attempts to dismantle it, the Affordable Care Act is still here, and is still providing a vital service: Affordable health insurance for everyone, regardless of your employment, gender, medical history, or coverage history.

Enrollment for 2019 plans is now open, and will be open through December 15. To sign up, please go to https://www.wahealthplanfinder.org/

Be sure to tell your friends and family, as well. If they live in Washington, use the site above. For anywhere else in the country, go to www.healthcare.gov

Upcoming Events

Election Help Needed

There are still some campaigns, both in our state and nationally, that are seeking help making sure every vote counts. Because the situation is so dynamic, we recommend contacting individual campaigns to find out what their volunteer needs are. Go to https://www.seattleindivisible.com/election-events/ for links to individual campaigns.

Resist Trump Tuesday

Tuesday, 11:45 AM – 12:30 PM

Henry M. Jackson Federal Building, 915 2nd Ave, Seattle, Washington 98104

At this week’s Resist Trump Tuesday rally, our featured speaker will be Venus Aoki from the Gender Justice League. Venus is an immigrant, transgender woman of color, and LGBTQ community-based organizer and activist. She will be speaking on trans-rights/gender rights.

Following our rally outside the Federal Building from 11:45AM-12:30PM, we will go inside to meet with Sen. Murray’s staff from 12:30-1:30PM. All are welcome to hear the inside scoop update from Sen. Murray’s office, and to ask questions and share your opinion with your senator.

Join us this Tuesday, and every Tuesday for Resist Trump Tuesday. We bring knowledgeable speakers, live music and personal meetings with our senate staffers every week. We started these weekly rallies in January 2017 right after Donald Trump became president, and we will persist.

Please Join Us, We Need Your Voice!

https://www.seattleindivisible.com/events-calendar/2018/11/13/resist-trump-tuesday

Seattle Indivisible Weekly Meeting

Tuesday, 7-9 p.m.

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

What's Next: Join us at our first post-election Weekly Meeting as we debrief and brainstorm what our resistance will look like next year like with Democrats in charge of the House. Newcomers are welcome, and for any new volunteers we will share how our organization works and what our volunteer needs are!

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.

Mueller Marathon: No Budget without Safeguards

Official Action for Saturday, November 3

We are still recouping costs from our emergency #NobodyIsAboveTheLaw Rally last night. Anything you can give is appreciated: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/seattleindivisible

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This week’s midterms showed us the power of collective action, and now we finally have a good way to push back against the corruption of the Trump administration--a Democrat-controlled House. Not a moment too soon either, as Trump has placed a crony in charge of the Mueller investigation, thus compromising the investigation and precipitating a Constitutional crisis.

House Dems have reportedly met to discuss attaching protections for Mueller to the upcoming spending bill. Since this is a five-alarm crisis, we will continue calling our congresspeople into the weekend, asking them to 1) investigate Matthew Whitaker’s appointment over the Mueller investigation, and 2) support the creation of a spending bill with Mueller protections attached.

Rep. Pramila Jayapal: (202) 225-3106, (206) 674-0040
Rep. Adam Smith: (202) 225-8901, (425) 793-5180

Script:
“Hello, I’m [NAME], from [CITY]. Trump has created a constitutional crisis by placing Robert Whittaker in charge of the Mueller investigation. I’m asking Rep. [name] to call for an investigation into this unconstitutional action and to support efforts to include protections for Mueller in the upcoming spending bill.”

Background:
https://talkingpointsmemo.com/…/dems-may-tack-mueller-prote…
https://www.nytimes.com/…/mueller-investigation-matt-whitak…
https://www.nytimes.com/…/trump-attorney-general-sessions-u…
https://www.lawfareblog.com/matthew-whitakers-appointment-a…


UPCOMING EVENTS

Resist Trump Tuesday
Tuesday, 11:45 AM – 12:30 PM
Henry M. Jackson Federal Building, 915 2nd Ave, Seattle, Washington 98104

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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.


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

Light Up the Phones for the Rule of Law

**Yesterday there was another mass shooting at a bar in Thousand Oaks, CA. This is a fundraiser that benefits the victims and their families: https://www.gofundme.com/borderline-shooting-victim039s-fund

**We are also still recouping costs from our emergency #NobodyIsAboveTheLaw Rally last night. Anything you can give is appreciated: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/seattleindivisible

When the White House pulled their authoritarian stunt on Wednesday, they knew we were barely rested from our hard-fought Congressional victories. But we came out in force last night anyway, in Seattle and across the nation, to protest Trump’s power grab of firing Attorney General Jeff Sessions and naming Matthew Whitaker as acting Attorney General. We also learned definitively that Matthew Whitaker is now in charge of the Mueller investigation, that he will not recuse himself, and that he believes the Judicial branch is an “inferior” and not an equal branch of government.

This continues to be a five-alarm fire, and we know that the best way to keep up the pressure against this banana-republic move is to light up the phones – and ask our friends around the country to join in.

Sen. Patty Murray: (202) 224-2621, (206) 553-5545

Sen. Maria Cantwell: (202) 224-3441, (206) 220-6400

Rep. Pramila Jayapal: (202) 225-3106, (206) 674-0040

Rep. Adam Smith: (202) 225-8901, (425) 793-5180

SCRIPT: Hi, my name is [NAME], from [CITY]. Trump appointed acting Attorney General, Matthew Whitaker, in order to shut down the Mueller investigation – this is obstruction of justice, all the more so because Sessions’ firing should have made Rod Rosenstein the acting Attorney General. Please call for an investigation into whether Whitaker’s appointment was constitutional, and pass legislation protecting the special counsel as soon as possible.

Background:

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/08/opinion/trump-attorney-general-sessions-unconstitutional.html

https://www.lawfareblog.com/matthew-whitakers-appointment-acting-attorney-general-three-lingering-questions

https://www.cnn.com/2018/11/08/politics/matthew-whitaker-russia-investigation-recusal/index.html

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-11-08/mueller-gets-a-new-boss-who-s-blasted-his-russia-investigation?srnd=premium

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/08/us/politics/matthew-whitaker-courts-inferior.html

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Democratic State Senate challenger Mona Das is in a tight race where votes are still being counted! She is looking for volunteers to chase ballots: https://www.electmona.com/ballot-chase/

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And before we go, some much needed GREAT NEWS: with Dino Rossi conceding Wednesday night, Dr. Kim Schrier is officially going to congress! YOU flipped this seat with all of your grit, determination, and persistence this year.

https://www.cnbc.com/2018/11/08/dino-rossi-concedes-to-kim-schrier-in-washington-8th-district-house-race.html

EMERGENCY PROTEST - all hands on deck!

The results of the election are worth more than a day of celebration - we won back the House, which will give us the power to block much of Trump's harmful agenda, and the power to subpoena! Take a moment to appreciate all the hard work that you and your fellow activists put in to make this happen.

Unfortunately, we're not out of the woods yet. Trump has reacted to our win by firing Jeff Sessions, which endangers the Russia investigation by putting it in the hands of an unconfirmed Acting Attorney General, Matthew Whitaker. Whitaker has gone on record saying that the Mueller investigation should limit its scope. Rod Rosenstein, Mueller, and the entire investigation are hanging by a thread.

National organizations, including MoveOn, Nobody's Above the Law, March for Truth and Indivisible National, have called for an emergency Rapid Response. Join us at an emergency protest TODAY to demand that the Russia investigation proceed without interference!

ACTION: Join the nation in protest (and donate or volunteer to help it happen) - no one is above the law!

When: TODAY (Thursday Nov. 8) at 5 pm

Where: Cal Anderson Park

RSVP: https://www.trumpisnotabovethelaw.org/event/mueller-firing-rapid-response/search/?zip=98122>&akid=.38313868.vPgK0g

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/480856092409613/

Just showing up means everything - we must demonstrate that we are united in believing that no one is above the law. If you have the capacity to contribute further, here are some needs:

1. DONATE:

The minimum cost for this protest will be $18,000. Costs may rise to as much as $45,000. It's up to us, the people, to fund our protest and resistance efforts. Please contribute what you can at https://secure.actblue.com/donate/seattleindivisible?akid=.38313868.vPgK0g

2. VOLUNTEER:

If you'd like to volunteer, please fill out this form: https://goo.gl/forms/3Vq9Et1GrobPa7EL2

Thank You!

Official Daily Action for Wednesday, November 7

Two years ago, we all woke up in shock the morning after the election. But we knew we couldn't just let this happen to our country. You got up, put on your shoes, and got to work. You've worked your butt off for the last 2 years, and especially in the last few months leading up to this election.

THANK YOU!

Thank you for voting, for canvassing, for phone-banking, for text-banking, for writing postcards, for calling our Senators and Representatives every freaking day. Thank you for standing up for America.

Take a breath. Do your laundry. Get some sleep. And then, put those shoes back on, make a big cup of coffee, and get back to the fight.

The fight does not end today.

ACTION: Plan what's next

What do you want from this coming year? What do you want the new Congress to do? What do you want the State Legislature to do? The Democratic Party?

Do you want to get more involved? We're always looking for people to write daily actions. The time commitment is a couple hours, one night a week.

Send ideas for daily actions to us, or volunteer, at daily-action@seattleindivisible.com

Have an idea for a larger project? Please submit it through the Seattle Indivisible Project Pipeline https://www.seattleindivisible.com/pipeline/

There will be ballot-chasing and other vote-counting actions coming soon. Please watch this space for how to take action to get every vote counted.

Event Tonight

How to Read a Protest - L.A. Kauffman with Aneelah Afzali

7:30-9 pm, at The Summit on Pike

https://www.facebook.com/events/2180781302167742/

It feels powerful to march in a protest, but the enduring work that results from these demonstrations cannot often be seen in the moment. On the day after the midterms, journalist and organizer L.A. Kauffman makes her way to Town Hall to lend us her thirty years’ experience on the front lines of numerous protests and demonstrations and discuss the prospects for resistance in our time. She will be joined in conversation by civil rights organizer and interfaith leader Aneelah Afzali.

ALL-VOTE-DAY

FIRST: VOTE!

IF YOU HAVE NOT VOTED: It’s not too late!

Fill out your ballot and TAKE IT TO A DROP BOX. It’s too late to mail it - ballots that aren’t postmarked today won’t be counted.

- NEED A BALLOT? You can print and mark your ballot here: https://kingcounty.everyonecounts.com/page/281/543 (good until 8:00 pm Pacific Time, Tues. Nov. 6th, 2018).

- NOT SURE ON ISSUES? Check out this handy spreadsheet that shows you all of the endorsements from several different sources in one easy-to-read spreadsheet: http://bit.ly/waelex18

- NEED TO FIND A DROP BOX?

King County - https://www.kingcounty.gov/depts/elections/how-to-vote/ballots/returning-my-ballot/ballot-drop-boxes/ballot-box-locator.aspx

Pierce County - https://www.co.pierce.wa.us/334/Ballot-Drop-Boxes-Voting-Centers

Kitsap County - https://www.kitsapgov.com/auditor/Pages/kitsap-county-voting-locations.aspx

Snohomish County - https://snohomishcountywa.gov/225/Ballot-Drop-Box-Locations

Thurston County - https://www.thurstoncountywa.gov/auditor/Pages/elections-dropbox.aspx

OR Google: “find a ballot box” for locations.

Don't be intimidated! Mark your ballot for all the issues and candidates you have an opinion on and turn it in! Even a partially-filled ballot is better thank skipping voting! More info on avoiding voter intimidation: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/05/us/politics/midterm-elections-voting-guide.html

VOTERS WITH ACCESSIBILITY ISSUES: Information here - https://www.kingcounty.gov/depts/elections/how-to-vote/ballots/accessible-voting-options.aspx

IF YOU CANNOT VOTE for whatever reason, provide encouragement to friends and family to get in their vote.

Why voting is so important

It’s the most vital thing you can do for our country. Canvassing and phone calls are important, too, but only you can cast your own vote.

Now let’s talk about this election. Midterms are the first major election that we have after the 2016 election that put Donald Trump into office and which resulted in a Republican majority in the House and the Senate. It has been a tough two years, but in the meantime we have been stepping up, pulling together, and making a difference in how this country is run. We have told our MOCs and our government representatives that we won’t allow small-minded bigotry and short-sighted imperialism dictate what this country does. We have been taking a stand and making it known. This election is our say in what this country’s government looks like.

A few things to keep in mind:

1. Some races will be won, and some will be lost. But either way, we’ve had an enormous engagement about issues in the past 2 years. New enthusiastic and thoughtful candidates are emerging to lead this country. We are in this for the long haul, and we are speaking up about what matters.

2. We've done a lot of hard work. Take a moment to give yourself credit for being involved, for being engaged, and for caring about how our country treats its citizens, its refugees, and its vulnerable people. If you’ve made phone calls on issues, if you’ve kept informed on important events, if you’ve canvassed or gone to a rally, if you have VOTED, you’ve made a difference.

3. The next stop is 2019 and our municipal elections. Even though Trump’s constant disruptions of the political landscape are stressful and enraging, local races make a huge difference. For example, Seattle and the State of Washington are moving on climate change, environmental issues, and refugee concerns.

4. If we do secure a progressive majority in one or both of the houses of Congress, we will be expecting our Members of Congress to enact lots of bold, unapologetically progressive legislation. They’ll need our voices to stack up against the nasty rhetoric and name-calling that has become so common in the past two years.

Congratulations, and Kudos, for all your hard work! We will see you on the other side!

JOIN US!

Pramila Jayapal at Resist Trump Tuesday Rally Election Day (Nov 6)

Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal representing WA's 7th District will be our featured speaker!

https://www.facebook.com/events/1936884519752482/?ti=icl

When: 11:45AM-12:30PM Followed by a meeting with senate staff

Where: The Federal Building, 915 2nd Ave, Seattle

VOTING DAY: "VOTE WITH ME"

Vote with Me is free phone app that finds the voting records of your contacts, and helps you message them to remind them to vote. People are more likely to listen to voting requests from someone they know.

https://votewithme.us

GET OUT THE VOTE EVENTS

District 8

When: Election Day! Tuesday, November 6 from 8:30 am - 12:30 pm, 10 am - 2 pm, 2 pm - 6 pm

Where: Issaquah Field Office, 1320 NW Mall St Ste E, Issaquah, WA 98027

RSVP: 8:30 am - 12:30 pm, 10 am - 2 pm, 2 pm - 6 pm

UW STUDENTS for I-1631

https://www.facebook.com/events/700915076945229

MORE ELECTION EVENTS HERE: https://www.seattleindivisible.com/election-events/

Leave it all on the field! GOTV!

Only one day left!

Action: Get Out the Vote!

Text
Phone bank
Knock on some doors
And....Vote!

If you haven't voted yet, do it now. YES. RIGHT NOW!
Fill out your ballot and put it in your outgoing mail. Let the post office take care of the rest.

No postage is required this year!

If voting Tuesday, find the nearest drop box using this link:
https://www.kingcounty.gov/…/ballot…/ballot-box-locator.aspx

Check out this handy spreadsheet that shows you endorsements from several different sources in one easy-to-read spreadsheet: http://bit.ly/waelex18

IF YOU DON'T HAVE A BALLOT: Get that fixed here: https://www.kingcounty.gov/…/replacing-a-ballot-or-envelope…

Resources below:

Use our resource guide to election events:
https://www.seattleindivisible.com/election-events/

Email daily-action@seattleindivisible.com to phone bank to flip the 8th from home or for instructions on how to text, phone bank, and canvass.

Use VoteWithMe to influence your friends:

http://votewithme.us


Don’t miss Resist Trump Tuesday this week on Election Day!

Featuring Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal

https://www.facebook.com/events/1936884519752482/

NOTE: Seattle Indivisible’s Weekly Meeting is canceled this week, so we can all catch our breath and consider the amazing work we've done over the past two years.

No Family Detention

This is it: the next three days are your last chance to become a part of 2018’s blue wave. Below you can find opportunities to get out the vote, by phone, text or in-person canvassing. Commit to at least one event in the coming days!

But before going out to canvass, we have one more important action that ALSO has a November 6 deadline -- commenting against the administration's new family detention practices, in violation of the Flores agreement. This should only take a few minutes, so please submit your comments using the link below.

https://www.fwd.us/action/stop-family-detention-comment/

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Reminder: Vote!

If you haven't voted yet, do it now. Fill out your ballot and put it in your outgoing mail. Let the post office take care of the rest. No postage is required this year. However, ballots must be postmarked by Tuesday, November 6, so if you are planning to vote by mail rather than at a dropbox, please drop your ballot in the mail today.

Check out this handy spreadsheet that shows you all of the endorsements from several different sources in one easy-to-read spreadsheet: http://bit.ly/waelex18

IF YOU DON'T HAVE A BALLOT: Get that fixed here https://www.kingcounty.gov/depts/elections/how-to-vote/ballots/replacing-a-ballot-or-envelope.aspx

Here are Seattle Indivisible's endorsements: https://www.seattleindivisible.com/blog/2018/9/29/seattle-indivisible-midterm-endorsements

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Seattle Indivisible Phone Banks

You can do this from home! Today Seattle Indivisible has a new and updated list of numbers to call to encourage friendly voters to get their ballots in. Phone banking is easy – you can call from home any day from 3-9 pm. Email daily-action@seattleindivisible.com for a link and further instructions! Make sure to specify that you are interested in phone banking.

Text Bank for the 8th District

The 8th district is one of the closest house races in the country – and we live right next door. Seattle Indivisible is asking people to sign up to text bank on Sunday night from 5-8 pm. We need 25 people - if you want to fill one of those slots, email daily-action@seattleindivisible.com for a link and instructions! Make sure to specify that you are interested in text banking.

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Yes on 1631: Clean Air Clean Energy WA

Your help is needed in the final push to get Wahsington's Green New Deal, Initiative 1631, passed.

There are several canvasses throughout the state over these last three days - pick one that's close to you and help out, at

https://act.yeson1631.org/event/field-events/

Additionally, during the day on Monday and Tuesday, the Yes on 1631 campaign is looking for help specifically on the UW Campus to turn out students to vote. Wheezy the Inhaler and the Fossil Free Dinosaurs will be present. Will you?

https://www.facebook.com/events/700915076945229

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Canvass for Dr. Kim Schrier IN THE 8TH

Sunday, November 4

Where: Lake Meridian Park, 14800 SE 272ND St, Kent, WA 98030

RSVP:

10 am-2 pm: https://secure.ngpvan.com/9RbBFp4iU0u8K7c2tdCXvw2

12-4 pm: https://secure.ngpvan.com/qRDl4VQCBk6OhDATrzV9Qw2

2-6 pm: https://secure.ngpvan.com/b9ufmHGimE2V93eaKO8Zsw2

Monday, November 5

Where: Issaquah Field Office, 1320 NW Mall St Ste E, Issaquah, WA 98027

RSVP:

10 am - 2 pm: https://secure.ngpvan.com/0ehPIbJxxEiTALovo8bjCA2

2-6 pm: https://secure.ngpvan.com/pv3ozDOiiEmIyJy1pKl3YQ2

5-8 pm: https://secure.ngpvan.com/AId1mARV80SjbxLd2o1J5g2

Election Day! Tuesday, November 6

Where: Issaquah Field Office, 1320 NW Mall St Ste E, Issaquah, WA 98027

RSVP:

8:30 am - 12:30 pm: https://secure.ngpvan.com/6fDlJCiynE6p9WMgL-SthA2

10 am - 2 pm: https://secure.ngpvan.com/rQZMFLVJ20m1BWq9a-jF1A2

2 pm - 6 pm: https://secure.ngpvan.com/t2sweqG9nk6DDFFfKDCckg2

You can find event more events at https://www.seattleindivisible.com/election-events/!

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Resist Trump Tuesday with Rep. Pramila Jayapal

Tuesday, 11:45 AM – 12:30 PM

Henry M. Jackson Federal Building, 915 2nd Ave, Seattle, Washington 98104

https://www.seattleindivisible.com/events-calendar/2018/11/6/resist-trump-tuesday-with-rep-pramila-jayapal

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GOOD NEWS

A federal judge has ruled that over 3,000 naturalized citizens who would have been blocked from voting in Georgia next week must be allowed to cast a ballot. https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2018/11/a-federal-court-just-ruled-that-thousands-of-eligible-voters-in-georgia-must-be-allowed-to-vote-brian-kemp-stacey-abrams/

The last weekend before the midterms is upon us—make it count!

There are FOUR DAYS until Election Day. We have marched and protested and phone-called and donated and registered all in anticipation of THIS MOMENT. The past two years of hard work have all been leading up to right now. So, we're asking you to make a plan of action for how you can best help the blue wave become a reality on Tuesday.

ACTION 1: Phone bank with Seattle Indivisible

You can do this from home! Today Seattle Indivisible has a new and updated list of numbers to call to encourage friendly voters to get their ballots in. Phone banking is easy – you can call from home any day from 3-9 pm. Email daily-action@seattleindivisible.com for a link and further instructions! Make sure to specify that you are interested in phone banking.

ACTION 2: Join us to Text Bank for the 8th District

The 8th district is one of the closest house races in the country – and we live right next door. Seattle Indivisible is asking people to sign up to text bank on Sunday night from 5-8 pm. We need 25 people - if you want to fill one of those slots, email daily-action@seattleindivisible.com for a link and instructions! Make sure to specify that you are interested in text banking.

ACTION 3: Sign up to canvass!

Here is a list of canvassing opportunities that would love to see your friendly face and door-knocking expertise:

Help Dr. Kim Schrier flip the 8th!

Saturday, November 3

Where: Issaquah Field Office, 1320 NW Mall St Ste E, Issaquah, WA 98027

RSVP:

Sunday, November 4

Where: Lake Meridian Park, 14800 SE 272ND St, Kent, WA 98030

RSVP:

Monday, November 5

Where: Issaquah Field Office, 1320 NW Mall St Ste E, Issaquah, WA 98027

RSVP:

Election Day! Tuesday, November 6

Where: Issaquah Field Office, 1320 NW Mall St Ste E, Issaquah, WA 98027

RSVP:

If these don't work for you, there are more election actions on our Election Events page: https://www.seattleindivisible.com/election-events/

ACTION 4: VOTE!

If you haven't voted yet, do it now. Fill out your ballot and put it in your outgoing mail. Let the post office take care of the rest. No postage is required this year.

Check out this handy spreadsheet that shows you all of the endorsements from several different sources in one easy-to-read spreadsheet: http://bit.ly/waelex18

IF YOU DON'T HAVE A BALLOT: Get that fixed here https://www.kingcounty.gov/depts/elections/how-to-vote/ballots/replacing-a-ballot-or-envelope.aspx

Here are Seattle Indivisible's endorsements: https://www.seattleindivisible.com/blog/2018/9/29/seattle-indivisible-midterm-endorsements

BONUS ACTION for WA-09 residents: Thank Congressman Smith

Adam Smith announced on Thursday that he has led over 100 members of Congress to demand answers from Trump on the announcement that thousands of U.S. soldiers would be deployed to the southern border:

"The United States can maintain a secure border and the rule of law while still upholding our country’s values to protect those fleeing persecution and violence. The use of military personnel, however, will not help us meet this challenge and only exacerbates the potential to unnecessarily escalate the situation." (https://www.facebook.com/RepAdamSmith/posts/2409986089027888)

Let's thank him for standing up against the President's xenophobic political theater.

Rep. Adam Smith: DC - 202-225-8901 Renton - 425-793-5180

Sample script:

"Hi, my name is {NAME} and I'm calling from {CITY, ZIP}. I want to thank Congressman Smith for standing up to Donald Trump's decision to send American troops to our southern border in order to score political points. Please tell him to keep fighting for our values."

What can you do to make the next two years better?

It’s a new month, and we have only 5 days until election day. Imagine the impact that all of our activism could have if Democrats won back the House! Everything we do as citizens can be amplified by people in power, as long as we work hard to elect people who care about us. So, take a deep breath and think about what you can do between now and the election to help liberals win and set the stage for the next two years of resistance – here are some suggestions:

ACTION 1: Phone bank with Seattle Indivisible

You can do this from home! Today Seattle Indivisible has a new and updated list of numbers to call to encourage friendly voters to get their ballots in. Phone banking is easy – you can call from home any day from 3-9 pm. Email daily-action@seattleindivisible.com for a link and further instructions! Make sure to specify that you are interested in phone banking.

ACTION 2: Join us to Text Bank for the 8th District

The 8th district is one of the closest house races in the country – and we live right next door. Seattle Indivisible is asking people to sign up to text bank on Sunday night from 5-8 pm. We need 25 people - if you want to fill one of those slots, email daily-action@seattleindivisible.com for a link and instructions! Make sure to specify that you are interested in text banking.

ACTION 3: Sign up to canvass!

Here is a list of canvassing opportunities that would love to see your friendly face and door-knocking expertise:

Help Dr. Kim Schrier flip the 8th!

When: Saturday, November 3 from 10 am - 2 pm, 12-4 pm, or 2-6 pm

Where: Issaquah Field Office, 1320 NW Mall St Ste E, Issaquah, WA 98027

RSVP: 10 am - 2 pm, 12-4 pm, or 2-6 pm

When: Sunday, November 4 from 10 am - 2 pm, 12-4 pm, or 2-6 pm

Where: Lake Meridian Park, 14800 SE 272ND St, Kent, WA 98030

RSVP: 10 am - 2 pm, 12-4 pm, or 2-6 pm

When: Monday, November 5 from 10 am - 2 pm, 2-6 pm, or 5-8 pm

Where: Issaquah Field Office, 1320 NW Mall St Ste E, Issaquah, WA 98027

RSVP: 10 am - 2 pm, 2-6 pm, or 5-8 pm

When: Election Day! Tuesday, November 6 from 8:30 am - 12:30 pm, 10 am - 2 pm, 2 pm - 6 pm

Where: Issaquah Field Office, 1320 NW Mall St Ste E, Issaquah, WA 98027

RSVP: 8:30 am - 12:30 pm, 10 am - 2 pm, 2 pm - 6 pm

If these don't work for you, there are more election actions on our Election Events page: https://www.seattleindivisible.com/election-events/

ACTION 4: VOTE!

If you haven't voted yet, do it now. Fill out your ballot and put it in your outgoing mail. Let the post office take care of the rest. No postage is required this year.

Check out this handy spreadsheet that shows you all of the endorsements from several different sources in one easy-to-read spreadsheet: http://bit.ly/waelex18

IF YOU DON'T HAVE A BALLOT: Get that fixed here https://www.kingcounty.gov/depts/elections/how-to-vote/ballots/replacing-a-ballot-or-envelope.aspx

Here are Seattle Indivisible's endorsements: https://www.seattleindivisible.com/blog/2018/9/29/seattle-indivisible-midterm-endorsements

GOOD NEWS:

2018 ballot returns in King County are at 98% of 2016's numbers! https://twitter.com/kcelections/status/1057679173400084481

Can You Take Election Day Off Work to Get Out the Vote?

Official Daily Action for Wednesday, October 31

We're almost there! Let's keep going strong and cross the finish line. Let's take back the House, and start to take back our country.

Happy Halloween! Let's make sure that we're not scared on November 7!

Action 1: Take Monday and Tuesday Off Work to Get Out the Vote!

Do you have flexibility in your work schedule? Some PTO or personal days saved up? Consider taking Monday or Tuesday (or both!) off from work to help get out the last votes. Then check out our election events page (link) for ideas on where to volunteer.

Today's action is to talk to your manager (or whoever you need to) and take Monday and Tuesday off, so you can work the doors to get out the vote.

Action 2: Sign Up for Canvass Shifts This Weekend, Monday, and Tuesday

Help Dr. Kim Schrier fill the seat vacated by Dave Reichert, and send Dino Rossi to yet another defeat.

When: Saturday, November 3 from 10 am - 2 pm, 12-4 pm, or 2-6 pm
Where:
Issaquah Field Office, 1320 NW Mall St Ste E, Issaquah, WA 98027
RSVP: 10 am - 2 pm, 12-4 pm, or 2-6 pm

When: Sunday, November 4 from 10 am - 2 pm, 12-4 pm, or 2-6 pm
Where: Lake Meridian Park, 14800 SE 272ND St, Kent, WA 98030
RSVP
: 10 am - 2 pm, 12-4 pm, or 2-6 pm

CAN YOU TAKE ELECTION DAY OFF TO GET OUT THE VOTE? HOW ABOUT MONDAY TOO?

When: Monday, November 5 from 10 am - 2 pm, 2-6 pm, or 5-8 pm
Where:
Issaquah Field Office, 1320 NW Mall St Ste E, Issaquah, WA 98027
RSVP: 10 am - 2 pm, 2-6 pm, or 5-8 pm

When: Election Day! Tuesday, November 6 from 8:30 am - 12:30 pm, 10 am - 2 pm, 2 pm - 6 pm
Where:
Issaquah Field Office, 1320 NW Mall St Ste E, Issaquah, WA 98027
RSVP: 8:30 am - 12:30 pm, 10 am - 2 pm, 2 pm - 6 pm

If these don't work for you, there are more election actions on our Election Events page: https://www.seattleindivisible.com/election-events/


Action 3: VOTE!

If you haven't voted yet, do it now. Fill out your ballot and put it in your outgoing mail. Let the post office take care of the rest. No postage is required this year.

IF YOU DON'T HAVE A BALLOT: Get that fixed here https://www.kingcounty.gov/depts/elections/how-to-vote/ballots/replacing-a-ballot-or-envelope.aspx

Here are Seattle Indivisible's endorsements:
https://www.seattleindivisible.com/blog/2018/9/29/seattle-indivisible-midterm-endorsements

Here's the FUSE Progressive Voter Guide:
https://progressivevotersguide.com/

Keep the receipt at the top of your ballot, so you can track that your ballot got counted. You can also download some fun "I Voted" digital stickers for social media from kingcounty.gov/elections/ivoted.

Good News

The Supreme Court on Monday refused to hear a case brought by Republican officials in Pennsylvania challenging the state Supreme Court’s ability to redraw their congressional redistricting plan.

https://thehill.com/regulation/court-battles/413616-supreme-court-turns-away-gop-challenge-to-new-pennsylvania-electoral


Say “No to Tax Cheaters” AND VOTE

Donald Trump likes to say he is a self-made businessman, but this month New York Times investigative reporters have reported that Trump made millions by cheating the government out of taxes. According to the Times investigation, Trump and his family defrauded the government by setting up dummy corporations, lying about tax deductions, and dishonest valuations of his real estate holdings. According to allegations, Trump and his family gained millions and millions of dollars through tax cheating. In addition to these allegations, the New York Times reported yesterday on a lawsuit accusing President Trump and his children of persuading vulnerable people to invest in fake business opportunities.

Why does this matter? Don’t we have larger issues to fight for?

If we do not speak up, if we let these allegations of cheating and fraud pass without comment, then we are sending the message that we don’t care, and that it is okay to cheat the government – the American people – and to defraud unprotected people. This is NOT okay. We should protest, and we should demand our MOCs protest, the alleged fraud and tax cheating that has been reported.

In the run-up to midterm elections, Trump is hoping we will ignore investigations into his tax practices. Let’s tell our MOCs that we won’t ignore allegations of President Trump’s illegal and fraudulent tax and business practices.

Action: Express outrage at allegations of Donald Trump’s tax cheating

Senator Patty Murray: DC - 202-224-2621 Seattle - 206-553-5545

Senator Maria Cantwell: DC - 202-224-3441 Seattle - 206-220-6400

Rep. Pramila Jayapal: DC - 202-225-3106 Seattle - 206-674-0040

Rep. Adam Smith: DC - 202-225-8901 Renton - 425-793-5180

Script:

"Hi, my name is [NAME] and I'm calling from [CITY, ZIP]. I am deeply concerned about allegations of tax fraud by Donald Trump and his family in the report in the New York Times earlier this month. I am calling to express my outrage. I am furious. It is unacceptable to brush off continued allegations of wrongdoing by this President. I would like to ask [MOC] to stand with me in protesting tax cheating and other fraudulent business practices alleged in the New York Times report.”

Background:

“Trump Persuaded Struggling People to Invest in Scams, Lawsuite Says,”

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/29/nyregion/trump-acn-lawsuit.html

“Trump Engaged in Suspect Tax Schemes as he Reaped Riches From His Father,” https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/10/02/us/politics/donald-trump-tax-schemes-fred-trump.html

“New York Regulators Examine the Trump Family’s Tax Schemes,” https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/04/us/politics/donald-trump-fred-trump-tax-schemes.html

Also:

Activist singer-songwriter Tae Phoenix is using her adaptation of the classic protest song “We Shall Not Be Moved” to remind people of what we are fighting for and inspire them to vote in solidarity with their fellow human beings this November 6 and beyond.

Tae is using the song and the video to draw attention to The New Data Project’s Vote With Me app. She wants progressives to use this app to motivate friends who can vote in competitive elections.

http://www.taephoenix.com/wsnbm

New! Election Endorsement "Meta Spreadsheet"

Check out this handy spreadsheet that shows you all of the endorsements from several different sources in one easy-to-read spreadsheet: http://bit.ly/waelex18

Voting Reminders

Fill out your ballot if you have not already done so! It is postage paid this year, no stamps required. Good news: It's also shorter than usual. Voting early will significantly reduce the delay in counting votes after Election Day in Washington State. It gets you off a lot of call and text lists, so the volunteers can focus on the people who haven't voted yet. It makes sure you won't forget or miss the dropbox cutoff on Election day. Go for it!

IF YOU DON'T HAVE A BALLOT YET: Get that fixed here https://www.kingcounty.gov/depts/elections/how-to-vote/ballots/replacing-a-ballot-or-envelope.aspx

Don’t Forget – Election Events

Seattle Indivisible WA-08 Phone Bank from home

We at Seattle Indivisible now have our OWN 8th district phone bank set up through Indivisible National. It will be live every day from 3pm to 8:30pm, and will be a crucial opportunity to contact voters in the 8th district who may not normally be reached by the campaigns.

If you are interested in making calls from home, please email daily-action@seattleindivisible.com and we will send you everything you need to get started.

Seattle Indivisible WA-08 Phone Bank from Tuesday night meeting

This coming Tuesday night, October 30, is the last weekly Seattle Indivisible meeting before the election – as usual it will be 7pm at the Washington State Labor Council, 321 16th Ave S. This will also be a phone bank! Bring your laptop and we will set you up to make calls.

Tina Podlodowski at Resist Trump Tuesday Rally Oct 30

Chair of the Washington State Dems, Tina Podlodowski will speak on the importance of finishing the election strong.

https://www.facebook.com/events/189988798565867/?ti=icl

When: 11:45AM-12:30PM Followed by a meeting with senate staff

Where: The Federal Building, 915 2nd Ave, Seattle

Pramila Jayapal at Resist Trump Tuesday Rally Election Day (Nov 6)

Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal representing WA's 7th District will be our featured speaker!

https://www.facebook.com/events/1936884519752482/?ti=icl

When: 11:45AM-12:30PM Followed by a meeting with senate staff

Where: The Federal Building, 915 2nd Ave, Seattle

More Election Events:

https://www.seattleindivisible.com/election-events/

Power through the election strong!

You have registered hundreds of voters in the 8th!
You have canvassed!
You have phone banked!
You have contacted thousands of voters!
You have already made a meaningful impact!

Thank you so much!

You’re likely emotionally and physically wiped, but we are asking you to keep it up for just a little longer. You know the stakes. Push yourself.

ACTION:

DO NOT LET UP EVEN A LITTLE.
Do the opposite.
Hit the accelerator.
Try to do one more event than you had planned!

Use our Election Events Guide to help find one that works:
https://www.seattleindivisible.com/election-events/

Regardless of the results of the upcoming election, don’t you want to be able to say you did all you could?

That’s the part you have control over. You do not have control over the outcome.

All any of us can do is our best, however nothing less than your best will do this time!

Let’s leave it all on the field!

Last chance to register to vote!

You must register in person TODAY to vote in the midterms.

Details below:
https://seattletransitblog.com/…/register-to-vote-in-perso…/

EVENTS:

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MONDAY:
Showing up matters! Community Vigil for Pittsburgh
https://www.facebook.com/events/294037464545143/?ti=icl

When: 7PM
Where: 1441 16th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122, United States

Hosted by Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle

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TUESDAY
RESIST TRUMP TUESDAY

We Are Closing out election season strong!

Tomorrow: Tuesday, October 30

Chair of the Washington State Dems, Tina Podlodowski will speak on the importance of finishing the election strong.

https://www.facebook.com/events/189988798565867/?ti=icl

When: 11:45AM-12:30PM Followed by a meeting with senate staff
Where: The Fed BLDG 915 2nd Ave

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Tuesday, November 6 (Next Tuesday)

Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal representing WA's 7th District will be our featured speaker!

https://www.facebook.com/events/1936884519752482/?ti=icl

When: 11:45AM-12:30PM Followed by a meeting with senate staff
Where: The Fed BLDG 915 2nd Ave

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FRIDAY:

Circle of Love, Circle of Kindness

https://www.facebook.com/events/361285644614802/?ti=icl

When: 6PM
Where: Location TBD

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November 3rd: Team Pramilla Ballot Party

https://www.facebook.com/events/299175904003767/

When: 2PM-4PM
Where: High Point Community Center at 6724-6920 34th Ave SW

Pittsburgh: How you can help

As you may have heard, a gunman with a history of anti-semitism opened fire on the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh yesterday during Shabbat prayers, killing at least 11 people. At the time of this writing, he has been charged with two hate crimes and 11 counts of murder.

https://twitter.com/jewishaction/status/1056306279575101441

While nothing can replace the lives lost, there are some things that we can do to help those most affected.

The shooter made several social media posts criticizing HIAS, a refugee assistance nonprofit with Jewish roots. You can find out about the work they do, and how you can support them at www.hias.org

https://forward.com/fast-forward/412829/hias-ceo-were-in-a-state-of-shock/

Several people in the Muslim-American community, including our ally MAPS-AMEN, have been organizing a fundraiser to help the victims and their families with their immediate short-term needs. Though this is a Muslim-led fundraiser, the organizers have invited friends of all faiths to contribute:

https://www.launchgood.com/project/muslims_unite_for_pittsburgh_synagogue#!/

The Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle is hosting a vigil at Temple De Hirsch Sinai in Seattle, 1511 E Pike St, this Monday at 7pm. Please RSVP here: https://www.facebook.com/events/294037464545143/

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Voter Registration Deadline

This Monday is the last chance to register for the midterms! The deadline for online registration has passed, but you can still register in person at The Election Annex in the County Administration Building downtown and King County Election headquarters in Renton. https://seattletransitblog.com/2018/10/25/register-to-vote-in-person-for-one-more-week/

Once you and your friends are registered, it’s time to get out the vote! Below we have a variety of events to help get out the vote, from in-person canvasses to phone and text banks. Commit to one or two on this critical weekend!

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Seattle Indivisible Phone Banks

We at Seattle Indivisible now have our OWN 8th district phone bank set up through Indivisible National. It will be live every day from 3pm to 8:30pm, and will be a crucial opportunity to contact voters in the 8th district who may not normally be reached by the campaigns.

If you are interested in making calls from home, please REPLY to daily-action@seattleindivisible.com and we will send you everything you need to get started.

This coming Tuesday night, October 30, is the last weekly Seattle Indivisible meeting before the election – as usual it will be 7pm at the Washington State Labor Council, 321 16th Ave S. This will also be a phone bank! Bring your laptop and we will set you up to make calls

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Indivisible National Phone Banks

Sign up for a shift at https://www.indivisible.org/phonebank/

Swing Left National Phone Bank

Tonight (or any day) at your house

https://swingleft.org/p/call-voters?source=20180927_tw

Text Banking Every Sunday in Capitol Hill

At the Canterbury Alehouse:

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/

Yes on 1631: Clean Air Clean Energy WA

Find an event, and get out the vote for Washington's Green New Deal at

https://act.yeson1631.org/event/field-events/

Canvass with WA Democrats (3rd, 5th and 8th Legislative Districts, and more!)

https://www.wa-democrats.org/event/index

You can find event more events at https://www.seattleindivisible.com/election-events/

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Families for Families Rally and March / Familias por Familias

TODAY, Sunday, 2 PM – 5 PM

El Centro de la Raza, 2524 16th Ave S, Seattle, Washington 98144

https://www.facebook.com/events/475110749642670/

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Resist Trump Tuesday

Tuesday, 11:45 AM – 12:30 PM

Henry M. Jackson Federal Building, 915 2nd Ave, Seattle, Washington 98104

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Seattle Indivisible Weekly Meeting

Tuesday, 7-9 p.m.

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

https://www.facebook.com/events/1927163707373668/

This week, and every week until the election, we will be phone banking to get out the vote for the midterms.

Make Sure Your Friends Are Registered and Get Out the Vote!

OFFICIAL ACTION for Saturday, October 27

This Monday is the last chance to register for the midterms! The deadline for online registration has passed, but you can still register in person at The Election Annex in the County Administration Building downtown and King County Election headquarters in Renton. https://seattletransitblog.com/…/register-to-vote-in-perso…/
https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/…/bulletins/1fd497d

Once you and your friends are registered, it’s time to get out the vote! Below we have a variety of events to help get out the vote, from in-person canvasses to phone and text banks. Commit to one or two on this critical weekend!

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Seattle Indivisible Phone Banks
We at Seattle Indivisible now have our OWN 8th district phone bank set up through Indivisible National. It will be live every day from 3pm to 8:30pm, and will be a crucial opportunity to contact voters in the 8th district who may not normally be reached by the campaigns.

If you are interested in making calls from home, please REPLY to daily-action@seattleindivisible.com and we will send you everything you need to get started.

This coming Tuesday night, October 30, is the last weekly Seattle Indivisible meeting before the election – as usual it will be 7pm at the Washington State Labor Council, 321 16th Ave S. This will also be a phone bank! Bring your laptop and we will set you up to make calls

****
Indivisible National Phone Banks
Sign up for a shift at https://www.indivisible.org/phonebank/

Swing Left National Phone Bank 
https://swingleft.org/p/call-voters?source=20180927_tw

Text Banking Every Sunday in Capitol Hill 
At the Canterbury Alehouse:
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/

Yes on 1631: Clean Air Clean Energy WA
Find an event, and get out the vote for America’s first carbon fee
https://act.yeson1631.org/event/field-events/

Canvass with WA Democrats (3rd, 5th and 8th Legislative Districts, and more!)
https://www.wa-democrats.org/event/index

You can find event more events at https://www.seattleindivisible.com/election-events/!


UPCOMING EVENTS

Families for Families Rally and March / Familias por Familias
Sunday, 2 PM – 5 PM
El Centro de la Raza, 2524 16th Ave S, Seattle, Washington 98144
https://www.facebook.com/events/475110749642670/

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Resist Trump Tuesday
Tuesday, 11:45 AM – 12:30 PM
Henry M. Jackson Federal Building, 915 2nd Ave, Seattle, Washington 98104

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Seattle Indivisible Weekly Meeting
Tuesday, 7-9 p.m.
Washington State Labor Council, 321 16th Ave S., Seattle, Washington 98144
https://www.facebook.com/events/1927163707373668/

This week, and every week until the election, we will be phone banking to get out the vote for the midterms.


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