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4/22/17

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Here is the latest news from Indivisible 49.

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Hello Indivisible 49 Members,

Thanks for your energy and fighting spirit! Our pressure is getting to Issa - let's keep it up.

As usual, Darrell Issa avoided any tough questions on his "Telephone Town Hall" this past Monday, but our ongoing efforts drew him out of his office to face us during Tuesday's rally. He's clearly pandering to the press to show more "moderate" credentials: see the 
LA Times article on Issa's so-called "move to the center." This is a great opportunity to write a letter to the editor or email the author to let them know Darrell is only pretending.

By popular demand, Ellen Montanari and the team have graciously agreed to continue the Tuesday rallies at Issa's Vista office through May. Thank you!
 
This Week’s Successes
Tuesday's Rally 
Thanks to the 370+ who joined us on April 18. Issa came out briefly to talk to us. After several questions (and a sad attempt to convince us he's not "that conservative"), he said he would attend if we put on a Town Hall. We raised $656 immediately at the rally! Stay tuned.

March for Science 
Indivisible 49 members joined a huge crowd of marchers in San Diego. San Diego Union Tribune coverage: Fearing Trump policies, 15,000 in San Diego join science marches across the globe
Upcoming Events
April 25: Tuesday Rally - Let's Build a Wall of Shame for Darrell Issa 
Join us at Issa's Vista office as we build a wall of oversized bricks listing the budget cuts to show who’s actually paying for the wall. As usual, please bring your great signs and spirit. Click here for details and to RSVP.

April 29: People's Climate March - San Diego

May 7: First 100 Days Celebration 

1:00 pm - 3:30 pm, Kit Carson Park, Escondido 

Let's get together to celebrate our victories in this first 100 days, to recognize folks for their support, and to just have a good time. If you can help plan this event or provide support, please contact Alisa.indivisibleNSDC@gmail.com.

May 6 & 20: Precinct Outreach Training
The 49th District Action Council, a coordinating council of progressive groups in the district, is holding two trainings on engaging voters and community members through neighbor-to-neighbor and other precinct operations. Please try to attend one of these two sessions. This effort is a cornerstone of the plan to flip the 49th! RSVP for either training here.

May 6, 9 am - 2 pm: Official Program Launch         
May 20, 9 am - 2 pm: Makeup Training (curriculum is the same as May 6th)

Both trainings will be held at the Harding Center, 3096 Harding St, Carlsbad, CA 92008.
Action Items
Legislative Action for this week: 
Call on Issa to vote against any budget bill that funds the border wall or cuts ACA healthcare subsidies.

Resistance School
This is an excellent online training program for resisting at the federal, state and local levels. The online sessions make it easy for you to participate or study. Highly recommended!

Weekly Action Suggestions:
  • 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:
  • If you have one hour, attend our Tuesday morning rally at Representative Darrell Issa’s office. Issa needs to know that we are watching and we are not going away! For information and to RSVP, click 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
Big week ahead! Negotiations are under way for the budget bill which must be passed on Friday, April 28 by midnight to avoid a federal government shutdown. (Right around when 45’s 100 days are up. Good work, team! We got the baby to whine. Sad.) Hot-button issues are funding the wall (wow, that’s a really bad idea) and the fate of the health subsidies for the ACA. Keep the pressure on!

New ACA repeal bill in the pipeline. It is a lot like the previous bill: a main feature is that states could opt out of provisions such as “preventing insurers from raising an individual's premium based on that person's health.” (Read: Penalizing sick people with preexisting conditions). The Freedom Caucus has signaled that it will most likely back the bill.

See the complete legislative briefing.
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