10/22/17 Weekly Call to Action

Each week, we'll gather the week's most relevant advocacy actions, legislation, and events so that we can target our actions to have the most impact. We'll bring in happenings at the local, state, and national level from several sources so you can have a one-stop shop for your information and advocacy actions. If you come across an item to include in an upcoming Call to Action post, please send us a link through the Contact form on this site. Thanks for your advocacy!!

Because you defeated healthcare, the primary legislative goal of the GOP, Republicans feel a lot of pressure to pass their tax scam. Their millionaire and billionaire donors are begging for it. Steve Bannon has declared war on “establishment” Republicans. The stakes are high. Lindsay Graham says if they don’t pass tax cuts for the wealthy “that will be the end of us {Republicans} as a party.”

To that, we say: GAME. ON.

 

Calls to Action- Do These Things!

Local Actions this Week

  1. VOTING IS UNDERWAY FOR 2017- THIS IS HAPPENING! 

    • Be a VOTER: Fill out your ballot and take a selfie of yourself mailing it in - post on social media to inspire your friends and family to be voters. Didn’t receive a ballot? Register by October 30th to receive a ballot in the mail.

    • Be an INFORMED VOTER. Know what your City Council candidates’ positions are on oil and gas, affordable housing, sanctuary cities, development, homelessness, and more. Know how your School Board candidates’ positions will have an impact on your neighborhood schools and who is donating major money to their campaigns. This site will be invaluable in your research: https://indivisiblefrr.org/wiki/index.php?title=Colorado_elections_project

    • Be an INVOLVED VOTER: Commit to volunteering for your favorite candidate 3 TIMES between now and November 7th.

    • Be a PROUD VOTER: Go to www.facebook.com/profilepicframes, then click your profile picture.  Search for a frame by entering the words “I'm registered are you?” Choose from 2 "I'm registered are you?" frames. You have the option to make this temporary or permanent.  Click Use as Profile Picture.

  2. School Board Elections Matter

State Actions this Week


1. TAX 'REFORM' GUTS HEALTHCARE Senator Gardner voted on a budget resolution that will pave the way to a vote on the TrumpTaxScam, but this fight is far from over.  The tax "reform" package will slash TRILLIONS from Medicaid and Medicare, with cut far deeper than the summer's repeal efforts. TODAY and every day, hold Gardner accountable for his Yes vote on the budget resolution, and tell him that his tax plan hurts our healthcare system. Learn more: https://www.indivisible.org/re…/trump-tax-scam-happens-next/


2. PROTECT HEALTHCARE
Support the bipartisan Alexander-Murray healthcare bill by telling ALL your members of congress that you expect them to work in a bipartisan manner on things as big as healthcare. Also, Tr*mp just slammed the bill, so RESIST.
 

3. COME OUT AND RESIST
First of all, check your local groups for school board and city council forums, canvassing, and phone banking. There are events for JeffCo, Aurora, Denver, etc. 

 

National Actions this Week- From our National Indivisible Coalition in Washington, D.C.

1. The #TrumpTaxScam is here. Last week Republicans in the Senate passed their budget resolution paving the way for tax cuts for millionaires and billionaires. And the House is poised to vote this upcoming week. But we can stop them. Visit www.trumptaxscam.org to find call scripts and contact information for your Members of Congress.


2. Alexander-Murray needs improvement. Senators Alexander (R-TN) and Murray (D-WA) have finalized a bipartisan deal that would help stabilize the ACA’s marketplaces. The deal isn't perfect, but it's far better than Trump's unchecked sabotage of the ACA and open enrollment. Tell your MoCs that the only acceptable changes to Alexander-Murray are those that would make it stronger.
 

3. 9 million kids are still at risk of losing CHIP. It’s hard to believe, but Congress still hasn’t reauthorized funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program, which 9 million kids rely on. Use our resource to tell your MoCs to do their job and fund the program.


4. Tell your MoCs to take the DREAMer Pledge. What is the DREAMer Pledge? It’s simple: If you have a Republican MoC, ask that they commit to supporting a CLEAN Dream Act. If you have a Democratic MoC, ask that they publicly commit to voting against a December spending bill unless it contains a clean DREAM Act. See our resource for more info.

FIND THE NUMBERS TO YOUR HOUSE AND SENATE REPS HERE: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1BL1dJ2vENTGCo0NbOLxy7rxhk3AY95dgvv6F84S13PQ/edit#bookmark=id.wavu32e4rd74


Upcoming Legislation - Watch these bills!

Energy/Environment/Science (National Level) - H.R. 1731 - RECLAIM Act

 

Upcoming Events - Go to these places!

Tuesday, October 24, 2017- 4 PM

Phone Bank for Northam for VA Governor
BoCo Dems HQ - 5735 Arapahoe Ave #1


Thursday, October 26, 2017- 3:30 PM

Pence in Denver: Protest
Denver Marriott Tech Center in Denver, Colorado
By Indivisible Front Range Resistance


Thursday, October 26, 2017- 10 PM

Women's Convention
Cobo Center in Detroit, Michigan
By Women's Marches and Meetups - Information Resource

Saturday, October 28, 2017- 8:30 AM
March on Colorado Women's Summit
Mile Hi Church | 9077 W. Alameda Avenue | Lakewood, CO 80226
By March On Colorado

Saturday, October 28, 2017- 7 PM

Halloween Resistance Bash
Colorado Democratic Party in Denver, Colorado
By Colorado Democratic Party
 

Indivisible Boulder