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Save the Dates: October 17 Townhall and November 5 Member Meeting

394 DAYS TO THE 2018 MID-TERM ELECTION

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A week has gone by since the Las Vegas shooting and we continue to be profoundly affected by that event. The devastation left by recent hurricanes still needs our attention and support. Jeff Cours read a moving piece at Tuesday's rally. Here are a couple excerpts; you can find his full piece on our website
 
“Going to pick up my sister. She is inconsolable... Her best friend was shot in Vegas last night. She died this morning. Hold your loved ones tight.” (Quote from Facebook)
 
What can we do in the face of such events? What should we do? ... One thing is to hold our loved ones tight. ... And to hold our leaders accountable for real leadership.


We have a special opportunity to support a local high school senior and to bring our issues to Issa's D.C. office in November:  "My name is Maddie, I'm a senior in high school and this November I will be attending a social justice advocacy conference in Washington D.C. I am collecting letters from constituents of the 49th district about various social justice issues that effect our community and country that demand strong action and response by Rep. Issa. These letters will be delivered in person, in a meeting with Rep. Issa's D.C. office. Examples of issues discussed in these letters can include but are not limited to: DACA/immigration, gun violence and safety, legislative protections for Special Counsel Mueller, and the Muslim travel ban. Please include your name, email address, zip code, and street address. Please send letters to lettersfromthe49th@gmail.com. Please visit here for more information." Thank you, Maddie!
 
Upcoming Events
Tuesday, October 10, 10:00 a.m.: Weekly Rally at Issa's Vista Office - Common Sense Gun Control NOW!
1800 Thibodo Rd., #310, Vista, CA
Republicans, including Darrell Issa and Donald Trump, say it's too soon to talk about gun control. If not now, when?? This Tuesday, let's show up in numbers to remind Issa that he works for us and we want to see Congress pass common-sense gun control legislation! Please RSVP here.

Thursday, October 12, 5:00 p.m.: Weekly Encinitas Unity Issa Street Corner Protest
At the corner of El Camino Real and Encinitas Blvd. Please join our lively weekly protest and show your support! For more information, check encinitasunity.com. 

Tuesday, October 17, 6:30 p.m.: Money Talks - A Town Hall on the Federal Budget
Quantum Learning Network, 1938 Avenida Del Oro, Oceanside, CA 92056
The 49th District Action Council, in collaboration with Health Access California and the North County Immigration Task Force, would like to invite you to this Town Hall. Invited Guest: Congressman Darrell Issa. Please click here to RSVP.

Save the Date - Sunday, November 5: Indivisible 49 Member Meeting
5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., Carlsbad Senior Center, 799 Pine Avenue Carlsbad, CA
You will get an update on what's going on in Indivisible 49 and the positive results of our activism. Then, we'll break out into several sessions designed to help you up your activism game, learning from the best. RSVP here
 
Legislative Update

What’s happening in the House this week?

  • HR 378 - Bonuses for Cost-Cutters Act 2017 - Bonuses paid to any federal employees who find ways of saving money in their departments. 
  • Three bills to protect whistleblowers. 
  • HR 2989 - Frederick Douglass BiCentennial Commission - To establish a commission to plan activities to celebrate the bicentennial of the birth of Frederick Douglass so that we can “ensure that his tireless struggle, transformative words, and inclusive vision of humanity continue to inspire and sustain us.”
  • HR 3243 - FITARA Enhancement Act of 2017 - Issa is involved with this bill and was the sponsor for the original FITARA bill. The bill is essentially allowing the federal government more time to improve the acquisition and management of Federal information technology assets. Essentially, the government has more work to accomplish than it thought and needs more time.
Action Items
Support Maddie's project by sending her letters about the social justice issues you want Issa to address. Please visit here for more information.

CALL Issa's Office: Let him know what you think and want.
  • Ask Issa to support funding of the Children's Health Care Program (CHIP)
  • Demand common-sense gun control legislation NOW
Issa's Phone numbers:
  • Washington DC Office - 202-225-3906
  • Vista CA - 760-599-5000 
Other Updates
Our Tuesday rally made the local news again on CBS-8: Tax plan, gun control protesters rally at Rep. Issa's Vista office

Want to support Puerto Rico? Here are 2 good articles that tell you about the best ways to help our fellow US citizens.
time.com article
consumerreports.org

 

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