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Get up to speed on what happened this week in our 49th Congressional District.
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Hello Indivisible 49 Members,

We were out in force at back-to-back Issa town hall meetings on Saturday, March 11 in Oceanside. Approximately 1,000 people attended, with only a small number of Trump/Issa supporters. Inside the town hall, Issa faced questions about the ACA,  immigration, Planned Parenthood, the EPA and the Russia investigations. His responses were often met with jeers, boos, and “Disagree” signs.
 
The event, and the large crowd protesting outside, received major press coverage, including live reports on CNN and MSNBC and coverage by the Washington Post,  NBC7, the Union TribuneKPBS, the Orange County Register and the Los Angeles Times.
 
Our pressure is getting lots of attention - including Issa's!
 
Upcoming Actions
March 14 – Resist Trump Tuesday at Issa’s office in Vista at 10:00am. 
Keep it going! Join us on Tuesday as we share our stories and our hopes for our country and our communities. Learn more about our continuing action plans. Please RSVP here. If you can help, sign up on the Google Doc.
 
March 24 – Protest at Meet the Leaders with Vista Chamber of Commerce at 5:00pm
We will be protesting at the Annual Meet the Leaders Dinner, where Congressman Darrell Issa will be the keynote speaker.  Other speakers invited are California State Senator Patricia Bates and Board of Equalization Vice Chair Diane Harkey. 
Location: Shadowridge Country Club, 1980 Gateway Drive, Vista, CA
 Details here


If you have 5 minutes, make a phone call.  Don't know who to call? Subscribe to Daily Action to receive instructions for one new action item each day: dailyaction.org
 
If you have 10 minutes, write a postcard to your members of Congress. For their addresses in Washington, look here.
 
If you have 30 minutes, write a letter to the editor. Keep it short and simple and definitely under 150 words. You will need to give your full name, your city, and your phone number. Send letters here:
San Diego Union Tribune
San Clemente Times
Orange County Register
Oside News
Coast News Group
Voice of San Diego
Rancho Santa Fe Review
 
If you have one hour, attend our Tuesday morning rally at Representative Darrell Issa’s office. Issa needs to know that are watching and we are not going away! For information and to RSVP here.
 
And if you have an hour a week to spare, consider volunteering to help Indivisible 49 continue our great work. Information about these opportunities here.


 
Legislative Update
In Congress This Week:
 
House: Introduced ACA Repeal/Replace Bill and also, passed it through two committees without a budget estimate. Week of 3/13, it is supposed to go through the Budget committee, and then the Rules committee. Finally, they are hoping to have it on the floor of the House for a vote on 3/23. These bills were drafted hastily without the Health Secretary in the country. When the ACA passed, Obama held 79 hearings over the course of a year, heard from 181 witnesses and accepted 121 amendments. This bill will affect millions and the GOP and Trump are trying to push it through Congress in just three weeks to score some kind of notch on their belts. Check each committee the bill will go through to see if your Rep is on it and if they are, call.
Senate: Overturning more Obama-era legislation.
 
Issa’s activities:
March 11th- Last minute town hall by reservation, Junior Seau Recreation Center in Oceanside, two sessions: One at 8:30am and one at 10am.
March 24th- Fundraiser at Shadowridge Golf Club in Vista. $125/person.
 
Monitoring Closely:
 
HR 354 Defund Planned Parenthood Act
HR 1021/S361 To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to deem specified terrorist activities as a renunciation of nationality
S 295/276 Divide Ninth Circuit into two and add more federal judges for Trump to appoint
HR 781 Allow charitable organizations (churches) to make political statements
HR 727 To prohibit federal funding for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting after 2019  
HR 861 Eliminate EPA
HR 899 Disband the Department of Education by 2018
HR 610 To distribute vouchers for primary/secondary education and repeal certain nutrition standards in schools.
HR 483 No federal funding for sanctuary campuses that violate immigration laws
SB 562 (CA State Bill) Single-payer health system for California!!
S Con Res 8 Positive bill clarifying Emoluments Clause and calling on 45 to divest from his businesses. Four co-sponsors are on committee it is in so it has better chances of getting through. NEW BILL!
HR 1408 Repeal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act NEW BILL!
 
Legislative Action Item:
Call Issa/Your Representive to urge them to oppose the Repeal/Replace Bill.
 
***This is not a comprehensive list. We have focused on issues/people that most relate to civil rights, first amendment rights, health care, environment, women’s rights, and other causes.
Keep up the great work everyone!
Indivisible49.com
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