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
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.