“Whose House? Our House!”
WA-state Indivisible groups in CDs 7 and 9 are joining other Indivisible groups across the state and country in a nationwide Day of Action on Thursday, January 3, 2019. On the first day of this newly Blue Congress, Indivisibles will be the first to hear their representatives' new agenda as their staffers address us at the rally, then we will host an in-depth question and answer listening session where you will have a chance to ask representative staffers direct questions. Indivisibles are turning out in Congressional Districts throughout the nation to say here we are, and we are taking out seat at the table.
Sign up for both the Rally and the Meeting on the National Indivisible Events Page:
10:45 Rally w/ Rep. Jayapal's & Rep. Smith's Staff – Henry M Jackson Federal Building – 915 2nd Ave, Seattle, WA https://act.indivisible.org/event/local-actions/135834/signup
11:45 Extended Q&A w/ Rep. Jayapal & Rep. Smith Staffers – SEIU 775 offices – 215 Columbia St, Seattle, WA https://act.indivisible.org/event/local-actions/135835/signup
Seattle Indivisible, Indivisible Eastside, Wallingford Indivisible, Indivisible Renton and Indivisible Kirkland will be meeting with congressional staff. Our focus will be on the critical "First 100 Days of Congress," during which the agenda priorities for the next two years will be set. We intend to be there to bring our collective influence to our Members of Congress and to hold them accountable for driving the progressive values and actions that were the basis of our Blue Wave.
From the Indivisible.org Jan 3 Day of Action explainer and toolkit:
“We expect the first major legislative effort in a Democratically-controlled House to be a democracy reform effort (H.R. 1). This legislation is expected to strengthen everyone’s right to vote and to have their vote count, to stem the tide of big money in politics, and to root out corruption at all levels of government—including the White House. The election of Donald Trump (and the first two years of his administration) has brought into sharp focus the importance of preserving and protecting our democracy against blatant attempts to erode it. While Trump and his GOP enablers suppress the vote, profit off of corruption and attack essential democratic norms, Democrats now have an opportunity to change course. They must prioritize undoing that damage, and creating institutions in which we are all represented, included, and protected.
It is critical that we are loud, coordinated and powerful on January 3rd to make sure that this democracy package is as progressive as possible.”