URGENT! Monday is the last day to say “NO!” to this cruel and unnecessary immigration change by the Trump Administration.
Submit a public comment to help stop the “Public Charge” rule proposal.
Congress long ago enacted a law to prevent prospective immigrants from getting visas or green cards if they were at risk of becoming fully dependent on public services to survive. This is called becoming a “Public Charge”. Since it is illegal for immigrants to apply for welfare or Medicaid, it has been very rare for this law to be actually used. Prospective immigrants must first prove they can be self-sustaining during the time of their stay.
Now, President Trump’s cruel administration wants to substantially change the “Public Charge” rule to deny green cards or visas to ANY immigrant who has ever used public assistance in any way (Emergency Room, Food Stamps, etc.)
You can read more about the implications of this cruel rule change here:
This video from the National Immigration Law Center is also important to watch:
ACTION: Please take action by Monday if your own immigration status is secure:
Go to Regulations.gov. Click the dark blue “Comment Now!” button.
Points to make in your comments:
-I oppose a policy that refuses citizenship to families that have used public assistance.
-The changes to the “public charge” rule would deny people over 61 a future.
-The proposed changes would violate Washington state’s right to provide benefits to families in short term crisis.
-I absolutely do not want this rule implemented. It is cruel and unfair. Our country needs to show decency to aspiring Americans.
REJECT TRUMP’S DEPORTATION MACHINE AND THE WALL
Oppose Funding for Border Wall and ICE Detention
The current fight over government funding is all about the wall. Trump says he will not sign a bill unless it has $5 billion for the Department of Homeland Security to build the wall and increase enforcement measures. If Congress does not provide the funding, Trump said he will shut down the government. This comes at a time when moral atrocities continue to escalate at the border. Children have been targeted with tear gas by border agents. Trump stands for separating children from their families. He stands for terrorizing Dreamers and their families. He tried to scare American people with stories of an immigrant invasion, and the American people overwhelmingly rejected it.
Democrats can refuse to pass anything but a funding bill that keeps the government running and has no new funding for the wall and enforcement. Trump’s shutdown strategy should not be rewarded with the funding for his ridiculous, costly, unnecessary wall.
ACTION: Call Senator Patty Murray (253) 572-3636 Call Senator Maria Cantwell (253) 572-2281 Rep. Denny Heck (202) 225-9740
Script: My name is ____________, and I am a member of Olympia Indivisible. I am calling because the budget for ICE detention and enforcement has jumped by nearly a billion dollars in two years. I do not want to pay for a border wall, a boarder fence, or incarcerating families seeking asylum. I want Senator ___________ to support a clean, short-term continuing resolution without extra enforcement funds so the next Congress may debate the appropriate budget and oversight for the Department of Homeland Security. Thank you.
GET DENNY HECK ON BOARD THE H.R. 1 TRAIN AND GET IT PASSED
Indivisible is “planning a day of action on January 3 to urge the House to pass H.R. 1 as soon as possible without watering it down or breaking it up. Here’s what you need to know....”
“While systematic problems with our democracy are longstanding, Trump and his GOP enablers have added a sickening layer of corruption, as they work to further suppress the vote, profit off the Presidency, and attack essential democratic norms and the rule of law. Democrats have an opportunity to push back and to change course. Additionally, we just saw in the midterm elections how hard Republicans are working to suppress the vote and specifically to disenfranchise people of color. It is crucial that Democrats show their commitment to fight even harder to ensure that everyone has the unimpeded right to participate in our democracy.
Bill number 1 is usually reserved for the top legislative priority of the party in control of that chamber. In the last Congress, H.R. 1 was reserved for the GOP’s number one priority: the #GOPTaxScam...
We expect H.R. 1 to be a robust package that includes these essential reforms:
To make sure H.R. 1 passes the House we need make sure Denny gets on board.ACTION: Call Representative Denny Heck (360) 459-8514 and make sure he gets on board.
Script: My name is ____________, I'm a member of Olympia Indivisible and I'm calling to demand that H.R. 1 be a bold, progressive, comprehensive democracy package that includes reforms on voter's rights through empowerment and access, reforms on rules governing money in politics, and ending corruption by strengthening and applying ethics rules. Can I count on Representative Heck supporting H.R.1?
SUPPORT A GREEN NEW DEAL
Green New Deal. We The People ask what's the deal? We are asking that Denny Heck support the plan to get off a carbon-based energy system to a renewable energy system.
Further we are asking our Senators to use their influence to have West Virginia Senator Manchin removed as the ranking Dem of the Subcommittee on Energy. He supports coal mining and we need to end that. Give him a different committee.
The following is the basic info.
The Plan for a Green New Deal (and the draft legislation) shall be developed in order to achieve the following goals, in each case in no longer than 10 years from the start of execution of the Plan:
ACTION: Call Denny Heck and ask him to support the Green New Deal. 360-459-8514.
ACTION: Call our Senators and ask them to work with Senator Schumer to move the Green New Deal in 2020. Part of what needs to be done is have Senator Machin replaced with a senator pledges to support for the Green New Deal.
Here is an event to help support the Green New Deal.
YOU ARE WARMLY INVITED!!!
What: Rally to ask Rep Denny Heck to support a Select Committee on a Green New Deal
Where: 420 College St. SE, Lacey, WA 98503 (Lacey City Hall).
When: Tuesday, December 11, 9:30-10:30am
MEET OUTSIDE. PLEASE DO NOT GO UPSTAIRS TO DENNY'S OFFICE.
DRESS FOR RAIN!!!!
Why: Sunrise Movement is organizing a rally outside Rep Denny Heck's office in Lacey Tuesday, December 11 at 9:30am. The rally is to ask Denny Heck to support a Select Committee on a Green New Deal, for the transition of the United States economy to become carbon neutral and to significantly draw down and capture greenhouse gases from the atmosphere and oceans and to promote economic and environmental justice and equality.
As part of the rally we will be honoring and eulogizing the 2 Orca Whale calves that died this past summer. We would like to draw attention to the threats climate breakdown exacerbates for Orca Whales. If you have a personal story of why Orca Whales are important to you there will be time for some people to take 2-3 minutes to share their stories. The point of the rally is to inspire (not antagonize, calling IN rather than calling out) Rep Heck to join over 20 colleagues in the House to call for a Select Committee on a Green New Deal.
Call for help & volunteers: There are many roles available to play including: livestreaming, photography, contacting media outlets, making artwork, creating a visual memorial for the Orcas, and more. Please contact Robert, info below.
Please feel free to share this invitation far and wide.
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1932773060361690/
More info on a Green New Deal:
Thurston Conservation District DECISION DELAYED
The public hearing scheduled for Friday, December 7, 2018 to consider the removal of two Thurston Conservation District (TCD) board supervisors, Eric Johnson and Richard Mankameyer was canceled due to health conditions of some of the Commissioners. The meeting has not yet been rescheduled. We will inform you when we hear more.
December 14 Friday 6-8:00 pm
Olympia Indivisible Members TGIF Gathering!
Time for more genius ideas!! RJ’s Gourmet Grill 318 4th Ave E Olympia