Actions for the Week of 1/19/2017

email Senator Cantwell: Phone: (202) 224-3441 Fax: (202) 228-0514
email Senator Murray: Phone: (202) 224-2621 Fax: (202) 224-0238
email Rep. Kilmer: Phone: (202) 225-5916
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Notable Events

Saturday January 20th
2018 Commemoration March: Women’s March – let’s march on BI!
http://www.indivisiblebainbridgeisland.org/event/2018-commemoration-march/
We have Handmaid’s Tale costumes available – please tell us if you want one.
Please join us at any point:
9-9:20 Meet at Winslow Green, and then walk to the ferry.
9:45 Ferry into Seattle. See you in the galley!
2:10 Ferry back: meet in the galley for photo ops
Dock: and walk to Winslow Green.
Power to the Polls – anniversary of the Womxn’s March in Seattle 10am-1pm
The Facebook event: FB
Friday January 26th
Indivisible Bainbridge Island General Meeting

4:30-6:30  This is a drop-in, informal session at OfficeXpats.
We will have speakers drop in and discuss ways that we can increase our activism and get out the vote. More details TBD.

Inclusion of the DREAM Act in the Funding Bill

On December 21st – as Washington State groups have repeatedly requested, our Senators voted against the continuing resolution, which amongst other things funds the government for a month: https://www.politico.com/story/2017/12/20/house-to-hold-government-shutdown-vote-thursday-311457. Nancy Pelosi urged her colleagues to vote against it because (along with other things) it does not include protections for our 800, 000 DACA recipients, and 144 a day lose their status.

The Democrats have the ability to cause the government to shut down due to lack of funding if they do not pass a clean dream act as soon as possible. If they do not use this leverage and they vote for the resolution (Republicans need 60 votes), the administration can insist upon including billions in the budget for ICE agents and a wall in return for protecting our dreamers.

The next vote for a resolution will be by January 19th.  Please contact our MoCs and encourage them to vote against it unless our dreamers are protected.

What is a clean dream act? https://www.nilc.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/Clean-Dream-Act-1pg-2017.pdf

The funding: https://projects.propublica.org/represent/votes/115/senate/1/325

Pelosi on the CR: https://www.rollcall.com/news/politics/pelosi-gop-youre-cr

What happens if the government shuts down? https://www.indivisible.org/resource/happens-government-shutdown/

Ask our MoCs to Keep us Safe From Drumpf

Drumpf is weakening our administration and threatening to spread racism and fear abroad. Ask our MoCs to protect us from him. Indivisible.org

Protect Mueller’s Investigation

Senators can co-sponsor legislation to protect against a Mueller firing: S. 1735 led by Senators Graham and Booker, and S. 1741 led by Senators Coons and Tillis. Representatives in the House can co-sponsor H.R. 3771, led by Representatives Jones and Conyers. Indivisible.org.

Questions? holly@hollybrewer.com.