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CALL TO ACTION – Week of December 10, 201 7

12/10/2017

Demand DACA Legislation!
Last week the Continuing Resolution for the budget was passed. Going into the vote, we asked our MOCs to insist on legislation (the DREAM ACT) to protect these young people as part of the budget resolution. We asked our MOCs to do everything possible including shutting down the government if this is not remedied.Only 8 Senators voted against the CR. The rest voted to deport Dreamers, including both our senators.ACTION:Call each of our Members of Congress:

  • Congressman Denny Heck: 360-459-8514
  • Senator Maria Cantwell: 206-220-6400
  •  Senator Patty Murray: 206-553-5545

Script for Murray and Cantwell:

My name is _________________.  I am a District 10 Voter and a member of Olympia Indivisible.
I am extremely disappointed by your vote supporting the Continuing Resolution without having resolved DACA the way you promised you would. I appalled by what will happen to our country if the tax bill goes through, with the ACA mandate repeal, defunding CHIP and all the giveaways for the rich. This is the beginning of the Republicans’ insidious strategy to dismantle our public safety net for the American middle-class and more so, for our most vulnerable citizens.

I want to know what you are going to do on the next vote on the CR Dec. 22. Will you do as you promised or will you continue to appease the Republicans?

Script for Heck:

My name is _________________.  I am a District 10 Voter and a member of Olympia Indivisible.
I was extremely disappointed by our Senators’ vote supporting the Continuing Resolution without having resolved DACA as they promised. I appalled by what will happen to our country if the tax bill goes through, with the ACA mandate repeal, defunding CHIP and all the giveaways for the rich. This is the beginning of the Republicans’ insidious strategy to dismantle our public safety net for the American middle-class and more so, our most vulnerable citizens.

I am calling to urge Congressman Heck to do everything possible, including shutting down the government if necessary, to pass legislation that protects DACA recipients.

 

Read This Week’s Research Report and find other important actions to take this week.
Topics include:

  • Protect Net Neutrality …        Page 5
  • Protect Our National Monuments ……      Page 7

 
FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THESE TOPICS IN THIS WEEK’S EXCELLENT RESEARCH REPORT:  http:// www.olympiaindivisible.com/archives.html
 
WE HAVE A NEW FACEBOOK GROUP!

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What to do? Easy – just go to this link and click join!
https://www.facebook.com/groups/135495803816831/

 

December 13 and 20 Friday
Come join OI members Glen H. and Lisa O.this month for Olympia Indivisible’s first-ever book discussion group!
Historian Timothy Snyder wrote On Tyranny: 20 Lessons from the 20th Century during the Trump campaign, foreseeing Trump as a potent source of homegrown authoritarianism.  His wise, succinct book clarifies what is happening here at home and begins to illuminate a path forward from it. On Tyranny is a slim book that fits alongside your pocket Constitution and feels only slightly less vital. Setting our current history against the backdrop of the rise of fascism and authoritarianism in central and eastern Europe in the 20th century, Snyder writes with bracing immediacy, providing 20 plain and mostly actionable lessons on pushing back against and preventing the repression of lives and minds.
Interested? Read this book now! There were 20+ copies of it at both Browsers and Orca last we checked! 
Book Discussion Dates: Wednesday December 13, 6-8pm  (lessons 1-10) and Dec. 20, 6-8pm  (lessons 11-20) details on location furnished upon registration
Registration Required! As we will limit this group to 20 participants, it’s first come first served (rsvp at olympia.indivisible@gmail.com
Dec. 15 Friday (6-8 pm) 
Olympia Indivisible Members TGIF Gathering!
Bring your ideas for making the whole dang world better! Get to know your fellow resisters!
For the next 3 weeks (at least) we are moving to a new location:
RJ’s Gourmet Grill – American, Indian, & Mediterranean food.  Wine (chardonnay & merlot) and bottled beer served.   
318 4th Avenue E. Olympia, 98501
(Past Franklin Street, closer to Adams street,  north side of street  (left side) heading east on 4th . There is parking in the back.)

December 22, 4-8 
Raise A Glass of Celebration: Olympia Indivisible 500-member Solstice Open House!
Olympia Indivisible started out 11 months ago with just 34 members. We now number more than 500! Come drop by co-founder Lisa Ornstein’s home anytime between 4-8pm Friday, Dec. 22nd to celebrate the Solstice, our strength and fellowship! Lisa welcomes you to bring potluck snacks and drinks for sharing. Lisa’s address will be sent to members in the Weekly Call to Action email.