Roots for resistance

Let’s examine the lowly root. Roots anchor. Roots collect and store nutrients. Roots sustain. Roots are the unseen masses, without which even the most stately trees cannot thrive.

It’s time for progressives to put down roots. Voter registration and empowerment are an important start. Interstate Crosscheck has got to go (see also Project Vote and The Best Democracy Money Can Buy. ) Vote by mail needs boosting, and the electorate must demand examination of The United States voting process. The meta issue, however, is choice: Who can the newly registered and reinstated turn to for just and responsive representation?

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Today is the day to subscribe to a newspaper. Or two.

Today’s banishment of several major news organizations from the White House press conference is yet another step on the ladder of authoritarianism. If you don’t subscribe to a good newspaper, now is the time to do it. Put your money where your mouth is.

In the nightmarish days after 45’s election, one of the first things I did (once I pulled myself together) was to subscribe to the New York Times and the Washington Post. I also subscribed to the Seattle Times. I’d let my subscription to the Times lapse sometime after GW took office, and over the years since then I was content to glean what I could from various websites online. But after the election, I was constantly exhausting my quota of free articles on these websites, so I coughed up the money and became a legit digital subscriber. I can tell you: it’s worth every penny.
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Looking for Volunteers

As our Indivisible Movement takes shape, we will have need of volunteers with certain skill sets. Today, thousands of pages of Scott Pruitt’s emails during his tenure as Attorney General were released. We are putting together a team of volunteers to read through these emails. Please contact us if you would like to assist this effort. We have special need of those with Law background, investigative skills, and data science/analytic skills.

Additionally, in the future, artists are needed to help with protest signs. Graphic designers are needed to help with banners and flyers. Anyone with experience in public speaking and/or media relations would be helpful. Photographers and those with Video or YouTube expertise can help us spread the truth and combat propaganda. Writers are needed to help with blog posts and write letters to the editor.

We have recently found out that grassroots efforts have sprouted in Reddit, Meetup and LinkedIn. We will need volunteers to act a liaison on these platforms. We are also looking for volunteers for Tumblr, Snapchat, and Instagram accounts.

Join Our Constituent Led Town Hall

IMPORTANT: EVENT HAS BEEN MOVED TO SEATTLE UNITY CHURCH in order to accommodate larger audience! Please share this update to help get word out. Thank you!

Multiple Indivisible groups are joining forces to host a Constituent Organized Town Hall for Senator Patty Murray and Senator Maria Cantwell.

We are living in a much different world than we were just a short time ago. This time in history will be defined by those brave enough to stand up for what we know is right, no matter the costs. That goes for you, me, and our elected representatives. This time is too important for us not to have access to our Senators.

Currently, both Senators Murray and Cantwell do not have town halls scheduled in Washington State, where they can meet with and hear the concerns of their constituents. Indivisible Groups in Washington State are working together to provide the platform for our Senators to engage in meaningful dialogue with the people of their state — all they have to do is show up. Continue reading “Join Our Constituent Led Town Hall”

Power Up Indivisible Resistance! Free Daniel & Solidarity Strike Friday

Take off, be allies, speak up, stand together and defend democracy!

Free  Daniel                                                                                                       Solidarity Strike

9a.m.-1p.m., Friday, Feb. 17                                        11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday, Feb. 17   

Seattle Federal Courthouse,                                                           Volunteer Park Amphitheater,

700 Stewart Street, Seattle                                                               1400 E Prospect St., Seattle

      Strike your everyday routine tomorrow. Put boots on pavement to support immigrants and recharge yourself and the movement during this national, general strike day in resistance to the Trump administration’s policies of intolerance, suppression and fear.
      Join immigrant allies at 9 a.m. to pack Seattle Federal Courthouse and demand that they free Daniel Ramirez Medina! Over the last week, the administration has detained and deported hundreds of immigrants nationwide. In Seattle on Tuesday, Daniel, 23-year-old father, was taken by ICE (U.S. Department of Homeland Security Immigration and Customs Enforcement), despite having received repeated approval to stay and work under the DACA program (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals). Daniel’s hearing is tomorrow.    

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Calls to Action for the Week

Hello, NSP!

Calls to action for you to consider. Please set an hour aside this week to stand up and fight back.

Redistricting Legislation: HB 2575 – 2019-20

Concerning reforms to increase transparency and accountability of the Washington redistricting commission.

Sponsors:  PellicciottiRyuTarletonOrwallDolanJohnson, J.Pollet

https://app.leg.wa.gov/billsummary?BillNumber=2575&Initiative=false&Year=2019

ACTION:

The bill passed the House 57-41 on party lines. We now move the Senate. 

1)Senate State Gov Ctte hearing is on Weds 26th at 8:00am in Olympia. We need anyone who can be there to come and sign in PRO for 2575. 

2) They need as many people as possible to send in the action alert. HERE: 

http://participate.lwv.org/c/9163/p/dia/action4/common/public/?action_KEY=13866

Please send in this pre-filled out form and then get 5 more people to send it in.

3) They need people from the 10th, 12th and 25th districts to testify and send in the action alert.  If you are in these districts or know someone in these districts – let Liz know or email organizers@NorthSeattleProgressives.org

Thank you for making yourself heard!