NOTE: Our regular Tuesday meeting is cancelled for today. Our next meeting will be Tuesday, October 1 at 7pm. In the meantime, please try to attend some of the events below.
Today's action comes directly from Invisible National, our national umbrella organization keeping an eye on the big picture.
Per Indivisible National:
Demand your member of Congress call for Brett Kavanaugh’s impeachment
In October 2018, Brett Kavanaugh’s lifetime appointment to the Supreme Court of the United States was hustled through the U.S. Senate in one of the most corrupt confirmation processes in history. Despite numerous credible sexual assault and harassment allegations made against him, by Christine Blasey Ford and other women, Kavanaugh was confirmed hastily and without a full investigation. This was appalling, abhorrent, and unacceptable -- and still is.
Recently, new reporting has corroborated accounts of some of the worst allegations against Kavanaugh, who should never have been confirmed in the first place. Make no mistake: Brett Kavanaugh is unfit to serve on our nation’s highest court. Period. And this new evidence is an important moment for us to make sure our elected officials know that it’s not too late to take action.
Call your member of Congress (MoC) and urge them to publicly call for Kavanaugh’s impeachment.
Congress has the power to impeach not only the president, but a Supreme Court Justice. Time to use it.
Action: Demand Brett Kavanaugh's impeachment
Rep. Pramila Jayapal: DC - 202-225-3106 Seattle - 206-674-0040
Rep. Adam Smith: DC - 202-225-8901 Renton - 425-793-5180
Senator Patty Murray: DC - 202-224-2621 Seattle - 206-553-5545
Senator Maria Cantwell: DC - 202-224-3441 Seattle - 206-220-6400
Script (per Indivisible National):
"Hello, my name is [YOUR NAME] and I am from [CITY/STATE]. I'm calling Representative/Senator [NAME] to urge them to publicly support impeachment proceedings against Justice Brett Kavanaugh immediately. While Kavanaugh should never have been confirmed, recently corroborated allegations against Kavanaugh further demonstrate that he is unfit to serve on the Supreme Court."
Wednesday, September 18: Migration, An Act of Courage
First United Methodist Church
180 Denny Way
Join a community gathering of families, allies, organizers, and activists to celebrate our common humanity, find out about the realities at the border, the intersections with our local work, the defense needed around raids, and how to be an accomplice to folks on the ground nationally, and locally.
We will celebrate the resilience and strength of immigrants and refugees with first hand accounts from our border, Mississippi, and our local leaders; while we experience art and music. Our fight is done with joy and uplifting the culture and humanity that unites us!
A Cultural Celebration & Community Gathering (family friendly with activities for children)
Firsthand accounts from the US/Mexico border and Mississippi.
Washington State risks, realities, and resources from WAISN Leadership
Specific Calls to Action that will make a real difference!
Friday, September 20: Climate Strike
Per 350 Seattle:
The September 20th #ClimateStrike and the following Week of Action are shaping up to be the world’s largest climate mobilization — ever.
Millions of people around the world will be walking off their jobs, from their schools, and from their daily lives—demanding climate justice and an end to the age of fossil fuels.
9-12pm Climate Justice Fest @ Cal Anderson Park
12-1pm March from Cal Anderson to City Hall (detailed route info coming soon)
1-3pm Youth-led rally for climate justice @ City Hall
Friday, September 20: Don't Give Hate a Platform
5:30pm - 7pm
Outside Hyatt Regency Bellevue
900 Bellevue Way NE
Washington-based right wing thing tank Freedom Foundation has invited Laura Ingraham to speak this Friday at their annual fundraiser at the Hyatt Bellevue. We asked the Hyatt to cancel this event, but they refused. Join MLK Labor Council and Washington State Labor Council to protest the Freedom Foundation and their white nationalist headline speaker.
Sunday, October 13: United We Stand for Gun Safety
2pm - 4pm
Temple De Hirsch Sinai
1511 E Pike St, Seattle, Washington 98122
STAND UP FOR GUN SAFETY!
Hear from Charleston and Parkland Survivor Activists
Special Showing of documentary "Emanuel"
Private pre-event student forum with Tyah-Amoy Roberts
Book Signing of "A Time Such as This" by Rev. Sharon Risher.
See below for whole program. Share widely and bring friends who have had ENOUGH and are ready to ACT!
Welcome: Rabbi Avi Fine, Temple De Hirsch Sinai
Rev. Sharon Risher, National gun safety activist and author, survivor of Emanuel Nine, Charlotte, SC.
Tyah-Amoy Roberts, MFOL Board, USOW Ambassador, Team Enough Exec Council, Parkland, FL.
WA State Senator David Frockt, Noted Legislator on Gun Safety
Special Screening of The Documentary “Emanuel”: An inspiring testament to the transformative power of forgiveness that highlights the urgent need for deeper racial reconciliation and justice.
UNITED WE STAND IS FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC