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4/30/17

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Here is the latest news from Indivisible 49.

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Hello Indivisible 49 Members,

"Indivisible Is Fired Up" - 
San Diego City Beat writes about the Indivisible movement and about our rallies at Issa's office. Our work is making a difference!

Keep up the pressure on Issa to:
  • Oppose the latest, disastrous GOP AHCA proposal - worse than the first!
  • Oppose the tax reform outlined this week. Demand Trump's tax returns before any tax reform legislation is considered. 
  • Call for a full and independent investigation into Trump's ties to Russia.
  • Condemn the aggressive and illegal actions of ICE agents.
This Week’s Successes
Tuesday's Rally 
We built a Wall of Shame at Issa's office - listing the budget cuts to show who will actually pay for the wall. More photos here



People's Climate March of San Diego
Indivisible 49 members were part of the more than 7,000 people who marched on April 29 to protest the assault on the environment by the Trump agenda.  peoplesclimatesd.org
Upcoming Events
May 2: Tuesday Rally - "This Is Not A Drill"
Trump Care 2.0 is even worse than the first AHCA bill, and we still don't know what Issa thinks about it. As his constituents, he owes us information about how he will vote. Join us to deliver a small gift to his office, and more! 1800 Thibodo Road, #310, Vista

If you can't attend the rally, be sure to call or fax his DC office.

May 6 or May 20: Community Organizing Training
The 49th District Action Council, a coalition of progressive groups that Indivisible 49 is a part of and fully supports, is training people on how to engage voters and community members through neighbor-to-neighbor and other precinct operations. If you're willing to talk to neighbors about important political issues, attend one of two upcoming training sessions. This effort is a cornerstone of the plan to flip the 49th! RSVP here.

May 6 or May 20,  9:00am - 2:00pm: Official Program Launch and training at the Harding Center, 3096 Harding St, Carlsbad, CA 92008.

May 6: The Wagon Circle Youth Summit (Grades K-8)
1:30pm - 4:30pm Village Park Rec Center #2, 2100 Mountain Vista Drive, Encinitas
Empowering and engaging kids in the current political climate. This is a non-partisan, fun, inspiring, relaxed event where kids will explore current event news topics, learn the basics of how government works, hear from community activists and youth leaders, play games and more! Registration required.

May 7: Let's Celebrate the End of 100 Days of Trump 
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm, Kit Carson Park, El Arroyo Picnic Area #1, 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. Potluck picnic, with games and a Best Sign contest. RSVP.

If you can help at this event or provide support, please contact  Alisa.indivisibleNSDC@gmail.com.


May 7: The Wagon Circle Family Picnic and Unity Event
11:30am - 2:00pm Cottonwood Creek Park, 95 N. Vulcan Avenue, Encinitas
We've proven over and over in these FIRST 100 DAYS that resistance is NOT futile! We've accomplished so much together with our collective actions, within our communities and our country. This will propel us into the next round of the political battle as we prepare and work for the 2018 election. Bring your families and your own picnic lunch, and participate in our unity circle. wagoncircle.org  We will also be collecting non-perishable food for Vista Teen Outreach.


May 12: TEDX Cardiff by the Sea
This year's theme is "We're All In This Together" which to us is about the importance of community as it effects the quality of our lives. We believe in the synergistic power of people coming together. The speakers this year will include men and women from across the country who have done significant work in contributing to a better understanding of what it means to be "in this together." Tickets and details here.


 
Action Items
Legislative Action for this week: 
Continue to pound Issa on health care. Call, rally, make  your voice heard. We are having a huge impact! 

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! Resistance School


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
With the GOP/ACA repeal and replace stalling so many times, it is interesting to see a few bills that aim to dismantle certain pieces of the ACA gaining momentum in the House and Senate - HR 285,  HR 352 and S 260. We have our eyes on you, Congress! 

Budget talks continue as the new deadline of Friday, May 5 approaches.

See the complete legislative briefing.
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