Save the Supreme Court of the United States
Trump’s nomination of Brett Kavanaugh for the Supreme Court poses an extreme threat to our judicial system. If Brett Kavanaugh is confirmed, the Supreme Court will have a pro-business majority favoring more deregulation and fewer protections for consumers and for the environment. In addition, the constitutional protections women have had for four decades could be lost. Women have the right to make their own reproductive health care decisions. We must fight to preserve these protections and regulations by defeating this nomination. Indivisible has proposed a plan to fight this nominee and save the Supreme Court. First, we should thank our Senators for opposing this nomination and ask them to do everything in their power to stop his appointment. Second, we should sign up to join an upcoming phone banking effort to contact voters and stop Trump’s nominee.
ACTION: Call Senator Patty Murray (253)572-3636 Call Senator Maria Cantwell (253)572-2281
Script for our Senators:
My name is ____________, and I am a member of Olympia Indivisible. I am calling to thank Senator ___________ for strongly opposing the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh for the Supreme Court. This appointment would radically shift the Supreme Court and cause damage for generations to come. I am asking the Senator to do everything in her power to stop the appointment of Brett Kavanaugh. Thank you.
ACTION: Sign up to join an upcoming phone banking shift and help put the brakes on Trump’s nominee. Go to
https://www.indivisible.org/save-scotus/ to join.
In April Jeff Sessions announced the new policy of zero tolerance for immigrants coming across the southern border. The action of this new policy has been separating families, mothers, fathers from their children. Since the courts have ruled that families could no longer be separated. Health and Human Services provide grants to house the separated families. The monies go to nonprofits, religious organizations and for profit companies that provide the care and housing. We are talking about $74.5 million in 2007 with an increase of $958 million in 2017. The separating and housing to families in tents in the desert hearkens back to darker episodes of US history. The spending of our tax dollars in unconscionable when HHS should have properly documented these families and given them a court date.
ACTION: Ask our MoCs to change the message to family values and to NOT separate families seeking asylum and to financial responsibility of NOT increasing the grant monies to house the immigrants. Send them out with a $50 ankle bracelet and a court date. Jewelry not stripes.
Tell NY Governor Cuomo to Investigate Trump Foundation
The Attorney General of the State of New York, Barbara Underwood, has sued for civil fraud, Donald Trump, his three oldest children and the Trump Foundation. It has been published that they have illegally used foundation money to contribute to campaigns and on personal luxuries. The AG, however, cannot bring criminal action against the foundation unless the governor of New York, Andrew Cuomo, refers the case to her office. Cuomo, is unlikely to do that without pressure, as he has taken campaign money from Trump. We must provide that pressure. Call Cuomo's office and tell them you want the New York Department of Taxation to refer Donald Trump and the Trump Foundation taxes for criminal inquiry.
Important note: We must learn from the Republicans. You will be asked for your zip code and you must give a New York zip. Below is a list from which to choose one.
ACTION: Call 518-474-8390
Script: Hi – I am from (NY Zip code) and I want Governor Cuomo's office to open a criminal investigation of the taxes of Donald Trump and the Trump Foundation. Please refer this to the New York Attorney General for a criminal inquiry.
Choose any number from within a group so we don't all give the same zip. Exp. 10032, 10164, 12207, 14219,
or choose your own.
New York zips:
10001 – 10048 10101 – 10133 10150 – 10185 10256 – 10292
12201 – 12212 14201 – 14228 13201 – 13221
Americans of Conscience Action Checklist By Jen Hofmann has more good actions this week.
July 18 Wednesday 7:00 – 8:30 (please arrive by 6:45 pm)
New Member Orientation
To New Members of our Resistance,
You are invited to attend New Member Orientation next Wednesday, July 18. These small, informal gatherings of new members are a wonderful way to connect with fellow members, leadership, and great cookies. You’ll hear how we do what we do, where we’ve been, where we’re going, and what you can do to quickly get engaged. We also want to get to know you better, so this is a chance to share your skills, passions, and interests with us!
Attend, and you’ll go home with all you need to know to be an engaged Citizen Activist and a participating member of our band of local powerful trouble-makers!
Location furnished upon registration at firstname.lastname@example.org You are most welcome to bring a family member or friend with you. Please RSVP to email@example.com so we have enough cookies and chairs!
July 20 Friday 6-8:00 pm
Olympia Indivisible Members TGIF Gathering!
OI fellowship abounding! RJ’s Gourmet Grill 318 4th Ave E Olympia
Saturday July 21st, 11am-1pm
Zero Hour Youth led Rally for the Climate: Heritage Park, Olympia
This week’s Call to Action brought to you by Mindy Allen, Joni Brill, Karen Lichtenstein, and Tom Dyer. Interested in joining our team?