The Flip the 49th Community Organizing Training on May 20th was a great success! A coalition of progressive groups, including Indivisible 49, offered training to people on how to engage voters and community members through neighbor-to-neighbor and other precinct operations. Stay tuned for future training dates.
May 23: Tuesday Rally - It's Time to Clean House
Rally at Issa's office again this Tuesday at 10:00 a.m.! Our theme this week is It's Time to Clean House Bring your mops, brooms, plastic gloves, tie your hair up in a kerchief, and most importantly, bring a sponge. We will leave a couple of buckets full of sponges Darrell Issa's office. We're gathering across the street this week, so be careful crossing over. RSVP.
1800 Thibodo Road, #310, Vista. Note: we've been attempting to obtain a permit to allow us to peacefully protest here, but have not succeeded yet due to local Republicans' many roadblocks. We will protest anyway, as is our right, and will continue to try to get the permit.
Save the Date May 31 at 7:00 p.m.: Issa Town Hall in Oceanside. Venue TBD.
Issa announced a tentative date for a Town Hall on May 31 in Oceanside; see the San Diego Union Tribune article. Note that Issa constituents who sign up for his e-newsletter should receive invites. However, he usually sends invites at the very last moment to keep attendance down. Stay tuned for our updates via email, Twitter and Facebook!
June 3: Orange Walk Coronado - National Gun Violence Awareness Day
9:00 a.m. at the Tidelands Park Coronado, 2000 Mullinex Dr, Coronado
Wear orange and join the march to send a powerful message that there is more we can do to end gun violence. Details here.
Key Actions for this week:
Call both Senators (CA) and thank them for all they’ve done to obstruct 45’s agenda so far. Ask them to continue to stand up to the GOP and insist that there is no business as usual until investigations are truly underway.
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.
In the space of a week, a lot can happen, right?! 45 is busy digging his own grave but we must not get so focused on the drama, that we forget what this all comes down to: we need to win back Congress (and state and local governments) in 2018. The GOP has lost its way. And is obviously so corrupt, immoral, and cowardly, that it would throw our democracy under the bus to move its agenda forward. Let’s not trust them to get us out of this. We, the people, are our country's best and brightest hope! We must put our backs into it, kick these clowns back to where they came from, and steer our nation back towards democracy.
Organize. Resist. Be beacons in this dark time for our country.