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October 16, 2019
N A T I O N A L

Executive Summary: The Mueller Report
The Cliff Notes many of us have been awaiting!

Common Cause has mobilized tens of thousands of its members to urge Congress to open an impeachment inquiry into President Trump. And it's pressuring representatives to make sure the inquiry is expeditious, deliberate, and transparent.

And they've mailed 550,000 copies of the Mueller Report Executive Summaries to Americans nationwide who may not know the whole truth about Special Counsel Mueller’s findings. They focused on Fox News viewers and people who hadn’t heard of Common Cause -- reaching beyond the choir to make sure everyone has the facts.

To date, everything that the public has heard about the Mueller Report from President Trump and his administration has been spin, a deliberate distortion, or an outright lie. Common Cause is working to get the REAL story out, so every American knows just how serious Russia’s meddling in our elections -- and the Trump team’s efforts to cover it up -- really was.

Request your FREE print or digital copy of the Mueller Report Executive Summaries -- then, share this link with your friends and family!

This condensed, reader-friendly summary of Mueller’s 448-page report lays out the key facts and findings that every American should know. Like that despite President Trump’s claims, Russian operatives DID interfere with our elections in 2016 -- and Trump, his family, and many of his campaign staff welcomed their meddling. Or that Mueller found 10 “episodes” of obstruction of justice by Trump and his staff -- on top of the 199 criminal charges, 37 indictments or guilty pleas, and 5 prison sentences that came from the investigation.

Many voters are shocked to learn that the Mueller Report describes any wrongdoing by the president whatsoever, thanks to his administration’s constant deception. Republican Michigan resident Cathy Garnaat told NBC News she was “surprised to hear there was anything negative in the Mueller report at all about President Trump.”

Get your copy of the 15-page Executive Summary of the Mueller Report by clicking here.

Robert Mueller himself encouraged every American to read what his investigation uncovered. Please share this free resource with your friends, family, and neighbors -- and help shine a light on the truth.

Source: Common Cause

S W I N G  S T A T E S
Web Voter Registration in Maine
Join the Field Team 6 Training Call

 
Thursday, October 17
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Online/Anywhere
More Info/RSVP here

This training call by Field Team 6 is for anyone interested in registering Democrats in Maine – a state crucial to holding the House, flipping the Senate, and defeating Trump in 2020.

Per Field Team 6, "We’ll hear from the people who have been registering Democrats in Maine! We’ll also give you a strategy overview of the state, where our time will be best spent, what kind of hot spots we’ve identified… and for those who don’t live in the state, how we plan on getting there… and when. We’ll also go over the state-specific voter registration form, so that at the end of this call you’ll be an expert on registering voters in Maine.

Total time: 60 minutes tops."
More Info/RSVP here

Source: Field Team Six, MobilizeAmerica, SwingLeft Greater Boston

S T A T E

Let's give 'em the green light!
Support the Work and Family Mobility Act*

The Work and Family Mobility Act would enable all qualified state residents to apply for a standard Massachusetts driver’s license, regardless of immigrant status, while keeping our Commonwealth in full compliance with REAL ID requirements.

In the Trump era, immigrant families risk being torn apart every time they drive. But Massachusetts has the opportunity to pass legislation to enable all qualified state residents to apply for a standard driver’s license, regardless of immigrant status. All families in Massachusetts should be able to get to work, bring children to school, and make it to medical appointments.

Massachusetts should join other states — including our neighbors in Vermont and Connecticut — that already allow residents the right to apply for driver’s licenses regardless of immigration status.

The end of the formal legislative session is November 20 and legislators need to know that there is overwhelming support for this bill across the state.
 
Please send an email to your legislator today to support this bill. It's so easy, it's not even funny. Just click here, fill in some brief contact info, and you're done (you needn't know your legislator's email to do this!) Every email or call your legislator receives in support of this bill matters more than you might know!
 

*Bill Number: H.3012/S.2061, Sponsors: Sen. Crighton and Reps. Farley-Bouvier & Barber

Sources: ACLU Massachusetts, Cape Cod Coalition for Safe Communities
Extra! Extra! The latest edition of the Indivisible MA Newsletter is in
It's chock-full of information about national Indivisible and group activities around the state

Learn how other Massachusetts Indivisibles are engaged in democracy here!
 
R E G I O N A L  /  L O C A L

CIDC Fall Canvasses are making an impact
Get some fresh air...and do good for the Dems

Saturday, October 19
10 am
Nirvana Coffee Company
3206 Main St, Barnstable, MA 02630

RSVP HERE

In case you missed it, the Cape & Islands Democratic Council launched its Fall Canvasses back in September, consisting of weekly Saturday outings to support Democrats running for the Barnstable Town Council. 

With just a few weeks 'til the November 5 election, the CIDC needs help to knock on as many doors as possible. The next fall canvass event is this Saturday, October 19th at 10AM. 

Friends and family are welcome -- please feel free to share these details far and wide! Interested and want to know more? RSVP on the form linked here and the CIDC will provide all the info needed before Saturday.

T A K E  A C T I O N

Just a few weeks left to get Ranked Choice Voting on the ballot

Voter Choice Massachusetts has only 4 WEEKENDS LEFT before its signature collection deadline passes, and they still need a lot more signatures to qualify for placing Ranked Choice Voting on the November 2020 ballot. If every person receiving this email collected just 12 signatures, the Ranked Choice Voting campaign would move closer to its goal.

Here are three different ways to help:

  1. Join a Super Canvass
  2. Join a Single Canvass
  3. Canvass Independently

1.  SUPER CANVASS OPPORTUNITIES

2.  SINGLE-DAY CANVASS

Harwich Stop & Shop Signature Gathering
Thursday, October 17 | 3-6pm
Stop & Shop
111 Brewster-Chatham Rd, Harwich, MA 02645
RSVP

Team Spirit Super Canvass at Market Basket
Saturday, October 19 | 10am-2pm
Market Basket
1 Factory Outlet Rd, Bourne, MA 02532
RSVP

Team Spirit Super Canvass at BJ's
Sunday, October 20 | 10am-4pm
BJ's Wholesale
420 Attucks Ln, Hyannis, MA 02601
RSVP

View all events to find an event near you.

3.  CANVASS INDEPENDENTLY 
You can canvass on your own schedule. If you are collecting signatures on your own (instead of at canvassing events) and you haven't turned in sheets to Lindsay, email her. It's important to get signatures rolling in as soon as you have them, so even if the sheets do not have the full 5 signatures yet, please contact Lindsay, who will make arrangements to collect them from you.

Every shift counts, so join an event and bring a friend! Questions? Email Lindsay CrouchRegional Field Organizer, Barnstable/Dukes/Nantucket Counties, Voter Choice Massachusetts.

Source:  Voter Choice for Massachusetts
Business Insider, Richard Feloni and Áine Cain, Oct 8, 2019, 5:13 PM

Dick's Sporting Goods destroyed $5 million worth of assault weapons
Let's thank the CEO for taking this step.

Dick's Sporting Goods destroyed $5 million worth of "assault-style rifles," semi-automatic rifles like the AR-15, last year after it stopped selling them at all of its stores. "We had a fair amount invested in these guns," Dick's CEO Ed Stack (said)....In the wake of the 2012 Sandy Hook massacre (which left 26 people, including 20 children, dead), Dick's stopped selling assault weapons at its big box stores across the country... After the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland, Florida, in February 2018 left 17 dead, Stack decided Field & Stream would follow Dick's lead. As the largest sporting-goods retailer in the United States, its commitment was a big deal for the industry.

"We're in this meeting and I said, 'We think these guns should be outlawed. We think that the ban that was in place between 1994 and 2004 should be reinstated." Read more here.
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Let's give Ed Stack and Dick's Sporting Goods a hand by publicly thanking him for his courage on Facebook and Twitter (@DICKS). Check out their website and make a purchase and send a note of thanks to customer service
Photo credit: Eduardo Munoz/Reuters
Environmental Voter Project text bank training
Are you an environmentalist? Want to help get more environmentalists to vote? Join us!

Thursday, November 14
4-5:30 PM
Brewster Ladies' Library (Lower Level Meeting Room)
1822 Main Street, Brewster 02631


Deborah Shah of the Environmental Voter Project will hold a text bank training in Brewster to teach us how to text environmentally-leaning but inactive voters GET OUT THE VOTE. Our goal will be to significantly increase voter demand for environmental leadership by identifying inactive environmentalists and then turning them into consistent activists and voters.

The texting system is very simple to learn--all you need is a phone (or computer)! And once you've learned, you can join--or hold--a texting gathering to make sure we do all we can to GOTV in 2020.
Questions? Contact:  LowerCapeIndivisible@gmail.com for information.
E V E N T S
                                 
Monday, October 21, 2019 at 9:00 AM
Chatham Community Center
702 Main Street, Chatham
 
Monday, October 21, 2019 at 1:00 PM
Wellfleet Council on Aging
715 Old Kings Highway, Wellfleet
 
Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at 6:00 PM
Cape Cod and Islands Association of Realtors
22 Mid-Tech Drive, Yarmouth
 
Tuesday, October 29, 2019 at 10:00 AM
Mashpee Library
64 Steeple Street, Mashpee  

SAVE THE DATE!
Suppressed: The Fight to Vote

Voter suppression in Georgia's 2018 gubernatorial election - and what's in store for 2020

Saturday, November 9
8:45 am - doors open/refreshments for sale in lobby
9:15 am - Show Time

10:10-11:00 am - Guest Speaker/Q&A

Chatham Orpheum Theater
637 Main Street, Chatham 02633

Reserve your seat now!

The powerful new documentary by Robert Greenwald (Director of Outfoxed, Walmart: The High Cost of Low Price, and Making A Killing: Guns, Greed, & the NRA) weaves together personal stories from voters across the state of Georgia to paint an undeniable picture of voter suppression in the 2018 midterm election where Stacey Abrams fought to become the first Black female governor in the U.S. 

The issues Georgians faced included polling place closures, voter purges, missing absentee ballots, extreme wait times and a host of voter ID issues – all of which disproportionately prevented many students and people of color from casting their ballots. 

Suppressed: The Fight to Vote features experts, poll watchers and everyday Georgians speaking to the reality of voter suppression and the threat it poses in 2020. In a race that was ultimately decided by 54,723 votes, the film exposes that the basic constitutional right to vote continues to be under siege in America.

All proceeds to benefit FAIR FIGHT (FairFight.com), a national campaign led by Stacey Abrams to build voter protections in 20 states.

Reserve your seat now!

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A word from Lower Cape Indivisible:


We are seeking 10 individuals or families to contribute $35 each to defray Chatham Orpheum Theater rental costs for the screening of Suppressed: The Fight to Vote. 

If you would like to help, please email
lowercapeindivisible@gmail.com
or click here.

Thank you.

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Your donation—no matter the size—will help defray the direct costs of operations, from meeting room rentals and printing to posters and transportation. What’s more, your contribution will enable us to grow our programs to further inform and mobilize Cape Cod communities to resist the Trump administration and promote progressive values, candidates and policies at all levels.

*Contributions to LCI made through ActBlue are not deductible as charitable contributions for federal income tax purposes.
Lower Cape Indivisible is an all-volunteer group of Cape Cod citizens whose mission is to mobilize for social, economic and environmental justice; promote universal participation in the democratic process; and resist political agendas that subvert American democracy. Standing for inclusion, tolerance, and fairness, we are one of more than 6000 Indivisible groups committed to resisting the Trump/Pence/McConnell agenda, as well as to holding our state and local leaders accountable for fair and ethical action. Our work is based on the original Indivisible Guide, created by former congressional staffers who wanted to demystify political activism and share effective tactics for change.
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