4/8/19 Weekly Call to Action
We apologize for not posting the past month. Unfortunately, due to limited availability of our volunteers, we can not guarantee there will be weekly action posts made on the website. But we hope you continue to fight the good fight in our absences! Be sure to check the State Actions section for some events this week that you can participate in.
* And every week...be sure to check out our Events Calendar often, as we add all the time to it.*
Call to Action - Do these things!
City Council Meetings coming up:
April 16: Next City Council Meeting 6pm.
View 4/2 City Council Meeting - You can see the recording of the last meeting HERE.
💪TAKE ACTION TO SUPPORT THOSE THREATENED BY RECALLS💪
Various right-wing groups are organizing recalls of newly-elected state and local officials due to their support of progressive causes (ERPO, comprehensive sex ed). We need to gear up on our elected officials’ behalf.
FB: like this page: https://www.facebook.com/OurColoradoWayofLife
Twitter: follow this account- https://twitter.com/OCWOL
Web Site (donate and sign up for info): www.standwithrochelle.com
📌SHOW UP for FAMLI Lobby Day TUESDAY MORNING, APRIL 9th 8-11 a.m. then RALLY 11:30-12:30 📌
The Family and Medical Leave Insurance Act needs our support in the State Senate. Come get prepped and pumped to talk to your legislators about this necessary legislation. Then rally!
Details here: https://www.facebook.com/events/297601877602614/?ti=icl
📱ALL WEEK CALL, EMAIL, and TWEET SEN. CORY GARDNER & DEMAND HE SUPPORT H.R. 1585 Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act (VAWA)📱
The NRA is lobbying against the reauthorization of VAWA because a proposed amendment restricts those convicted of domestic abuse, assault or stalking from buying or owning a firearm. Seems like a no-brainer, right? Let Cory know!
Call Sen. Gardner: (202) 224-5941 & (303) 391-5777 Email him: https://www.gardner.senate.gov/contact-cory/email-cory
Tweet him: @SenCoryGardner
📱ALL WEEK CALL & EMAIL YOUR STATE REP to SUPPORT HB19-1312📱
This bill modernizes immunization requirements for school entry to improve vaccination rates.
📌First House Health and Insurance Committee Hearing 1:30 p.m. WEDNESDAY APRIL 10th 📌*REMOTE TESTIMONY FROM AROUND THE STATE IS AVAILABLE*
Find your rep: https://leg.colorado.gov/find-my-legislator
Federal Actions (from Indivisible National)
Congressional Democrats continue to exercise their oversight authority to ensure that Trump can’t escape accountability. Just last week, House Judiciary chairman Nadler authorized subpoenas to get the full Mueller report and House Ways and Means chairman Neal requested six years of Trump’s personal and business tax returns. Even if there are extended legal battles over each of these, it’s clear that this is what the Blue Wave did: it gave us the power to hold Trump accountable in a way that the Republicans refused to.
There was another major win in Congress last week: a bipartisan majority in the House voted to end our involvement in the Saudi-led war in Yemen, and the resolution will now head to Trump’s desk (where he is expected to veto it). This is a historic vote. It is the first time that Congress has ever used its power under the War Powers Resolution to withdraw the US from an unauthorized war, and it’s an important step in checking Trump’s power (along with every future president’s power) to unilaterally commit our country to fight endless, global wars.
Tell your Members of Congress that the full Mueller report must be made public. Call your MoCs and demand they make Mueller’s findings public and continue investigations to hold Trump accountable. We’ve got everything you need to know and a call script here.
Review our Defund Hate resource and call on Congress to stand against Trump’s atrocities at the border. Trump is still committing human rights abuses at the border to try to scare asylum seekers and refugees away. The best way to fight back is to defund Trump’s deportation machine through the appropriations process, and demand major cuts to ICE and CBP’s funding levels.
Read up on the latest attack on the Affordable Care Act. The ACA is still the law of the land, but Trump’s Justice Department is refusing to defend it in a lawsuit being filed by a group of Republican attorneys general. If the courts rule in their favor, tens of millions of people would be at risk of losing their health care coverage or being charged more for coverage due to a pre-existing condition -- and ultimately, this case could go before the Supreme Court.
Your thoughts needed: Do you support impeaching Trump?
With the Justice Department’s intransigence in releasing the full Mueller report, and Congresswoman Tlaib’s recent introduction of a resolution of impeachment, there’s been a renewed discussion in our movement on the topic of impeachment and potential removal of Trump from office.
We know working on impeachment would be no small thing, and we want to make sure we’re hearing from Indivisibles directly on the issue. That’s why we’ve put together a quick survey to collect your thoughts on an impeachment campaign. We’re asking everyone (including group leaders, group members, and general supporters) this month to complete the survey individually. Click here to review the survey and share your thoughts.
Upcoming Legislation - Watch these bills!
SB19-181 - Protect Public Welfare Oil And Gas Operations - Concerning additional public welfare protections regarding the conduct of oil and gas operations.
SB19-188 - FAMLI Family Medical Leave Insurance Program - Concerning the creation of a family and medical leave insurance program.
HB19-1032 - Comprehensive Human Sexuality Education - Concerning comprehensive human sexuality education, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.
HB19-1118 - Time Period To Cure Lease Violation - Concerning the time allowed for a tenant to cure a lease violation that is not a substantial violation.
HB19-1225 - No Monetary Bail For Certain Low-level Offenses - Concerning prohibiting the use of monetary bail for certain levels of offenses except in certain circumstances.
HB19-1224 - Free Menstrual Hygiene Products In Custody - Concerning providing free menstrual hygiene products to people in custody.
H.R.883 - Families Belong Together Act - To grant lawful permanent resident status to certain eligible persons who were separated from immediate family members by the Department of Homeland Security.
Upcoming Events - Go to these places!
Visit our Events Calendar to see upcoming events.