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5/7/17

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Here is the latest news from Indivisible 49.

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Upcoming Events
Tomorrow, Monday May 8: 7 pm  SPECIAL RALLY - LIGHT BRIGADE
Join us for a rally at the I-5 Requeza Street overpass near Rancho Coastal Humane Society, between Santa Fe Drive and Encinitas Blvd. We will unfurl a large sign in lights that says "Issa, You Make us Sick" for all travelers on I-5 to see. We will be joined by San Diego Overpass Light Brigade. Bring your signs and battery powered candles, but no flashlights. Check our website or Facebook for more information.

Tuesday, May 9: Rally - Show Our Strength
10:00am - 1800 Thibodo Road, Vista  
Join us for a "sick in." Bring you surgical masks, canes, walkers, etc., and let's show Darrell how we feel about him voting to take away our health insurance. CNN will be covering our rally and we need a huge turnout. Please attend the rally and show our strength! We're hoping for 1,621 attendees, the same margin he won by in November. Details.

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.

May 20: Community Organizing Training
9:00am- 2:00pm Harding Center, 3096 Harding St., Carlsbad
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, please attend the training session. This effort is a cornerstone of the plan to flip the 49th! RSVP here.

DATE CHANGE May 21: 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.
 
Last Week’s Actions
Tuesday's Rally 
Our May 2nd rally focused on Health Care as we waited to see if or when the House would vote on Trump Care. We had a great turn out, with many people telling their stories about how devastating the health care changes would be for them, for their families and for our community. Photos of good people and great signs here

Health Care Vote Vigil
We were at Issa's office on May 4 - before, during and after the vote on the Health Care bill.  CBS8 news was there as we told Issa's staff how angry and disappointed we were with his vote. 
Action Items
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

Well darlings, you win some, you lose some. Obviously, we are all heartbroken over the passage of TrumpCare in the House. We should, at least, be heartened by the budget that was passed and kept money flowing to many causes that are dear to our hearts.

Now is the time to be vocal about how reprehensible and irresponsible it was for Issa and all that voted yes on TrumpCare to vote for a bill that did not have a budget assessment, not one public hearing, and no one had time to actually even read the bill in its entirety--not to mention it will harm millions of Americans. But the worst thing is: the GOP doesn't even know how it will affect us. They got a notch on their belts at our expense. Make your anger felt. Call Issa or your Rep no matter if they are a Dem or from the GOP. Attend a rally! Make your voice heard!

Legislative Briefing 
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