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6/18/17

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The latest news from the 49th!
 

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Rep. Darrell Issa, on protestors at the Orange County GOP's annual Flag Day Fundraiser this week:

"They’re pathetic. There were almost none. There’s a couple million people in the surrounding communities and to have those few tells you the real momentum of this movement has really died. The same has been happening at our office where they come every Tuesday. There’s less every week."

Republicans at the event also said it is critical for them to continue to win Orange County. Issa told the crowd. "“If not for Orange County, I might be standing here, but it wouldn’t be as a congressman,” His district straddles Orange and San Diego counties, and he was sent back to Congress by just 2,300 votes in November. 

Read the LA Times article about the event here.

This Week’s Successes
Tuesday Rally - Country Over Party

We had over 220 people at this week's rally. Ellen Montanari reminds us,  "We have far and away the largest continuous rallies in the country!"  Hooray for Indivisible 49! 

Photos of our intrepid members this week.

Friendships Form During Protest
10News reported on relationships that are developing during our weekly rallies at Issa's office. Just another perk of attending our rallies!

Members Meeting 
We had a great turnout for out first full membership meeting on June 11. Click here for a summary and photos of the event.  If you attended, we would appreciate your feedback via this quick survey. Thank you!

Indivisible 49 at Vista City Council Meeting - June 13
Thank you to the many members who represented us at the Vista City Council Meeting this week. Before our members even had the chance to speak, the Council assured us that our permit to continue protests at Issa's office would be renewed. Still, many people spoke eloquently on our behalf about our right to free speech and assembly. Democracy in action is a beautiful thing! Video of the meeting is here

Upcoming Events

June 20: "The Sound of Silence" Tuesday Rally at 10:00AM 
1800 Thibodo Rd., #310, Vista

The silence is deafening. Silence from Issa on this week's shooting. Silence from the GOP on gun control, on obstruction of justice, on the health care bill. Why aren't they outraged? We are! 

If you are making signs this week, include a picture of Issa with duct tape over his mouth to signify his silence. 

June 22: Indivisible Encinitas Issa Protest
5:00pm to 6:00pm - El Camino Real and Encinitas Blvd in front of the Ford dealership

Weekly Human Billboard protest for people in the Encinitas area. Feel free to bring your own signs. Parking is available in the Ralph's center next door. For more information email Dan or check encinitasunity.com

June 24: Immigrant Rights Solidarity Strategy Meeting
10:00am to 4:00pm
370 Mulberry Avenue, Suite e, San Marcos 
Organized by the North County Immigration Task Force, this meeting will work on developing a county-wide strategy to stand together to fight back against hate and for in our communities .RSVP required. 


June 25: Resistance Summer Community Cookout in Encinitas
11:00am to 2:00pm - Encinitas Community Park, 425 Santa Fe Drive
MoveOn.org is organizing Cookouts all around the country this to create opportunities for local Resistance groups to come together with friends old and new. For more information and to RSVP, click here, and look for the Encinitas listing. 


Flip the 49th Organizing Strategy
Read the Organizing Strategy which represents our current activities, our vision, and the sum total of what we can and are doing together!
 
Legislative Update
The fate of the health of millions of Americans is being decided behind closed doors in the Senate--with no public hearings and no budget score. Our Senators oppose the bill. But it's not enough!

Read the complete briefing here to find out what else can be done to stop TrumpCare in the Senate.
Action Items
Key Actions for this week: 

Call your Senators and say that talk is not enough. We expect them to withhold consent on all business and filibuster by amendment until there are hearings and a CBO score for the ACHA.

 


 
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