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United in hope
November 25, 2019
N A T I O N A L
IMPEACH & REMOVE action in Hyannis

Because NOBODY is Above the Law

Day before the House impeachment vote
1-2:00 PM
Central Hyannis location

RSVP here and for more information

The day before the House of Representatives takes a solemn vote to impeach Trump, Cape Cod Indivisible groups and allies will hold a demonstration in Hyannis from 1:00-2:00PM to declare that Nobody Is Above the Law. Join us in a historic nationwide mobilization on the eve of Trump's impeachment vote. As the event will be "rapid response" (i.e., we have no set date at this time), it is important that you register on the MoveOn site to receive updates on late-breaking plans. 
 
The Impeach & Remove event will be a free, visible, family-friendly, public gathering to demonstrate to lawmakers that we, their constituents, support their defense of the Constitution—and that Trump has left us no alternative but to support his impeachment and removal from office. Event organizers are committed to nonviolent, peaceful action. All participants must agree to act lawfully and seek to de-escalate any potential confrontation with those who disagree with our values. 

If your organization would like to join us in promoting this action, please email lowercapeindivisible@gmail.com.
S W I N G  S T A T E S  --  S P O T L I G H T  O N  G E O R G I A
By Gregory Krieg, CNN Updated 11:28 AM ET, Wed November 20, 2019

Democrats look to Stacey Abrams as they try to make Georgia a 2020 swing state

Atlanta (CNN)Republicans have held dominion over Georgia's political landscape for decades, dominating state government while, every four years, comfortably collecting its presidential electoral votes.

No Democratic presidential nominee has won a general election here since Bill Clinton did it in 1992. He lost the state during his successful reelection bid in 1996 and Republicans, even as Hillary Clinton narrowed the margin in 2016, haven't felt serious pressure since. Until now.

For the first time in a generation, Democrats have reason to believe that Georgia could be a true swing state in the coming presidential contest
. Read more here.

By Jenna Johnson,The Washington Post, November 18, 2019 at 5:20 p.m. EST

In Georgia, Democrats find turning the state blue is easier to predict than pull off

NORCROSS, Ga. — Four Gwinnett County Democratic Party leaders gathered on living-room couches to hash out how to motivate voters for a runoff election in a few weeks, a Democratic presidential primary in a few months, a regular primary several weeks after that and then the 2020 general election.

But first they had a more pressing priority: In less than a month, Republican state leaders plan to purge the registrations of 330,000 voters who haven’t participated in recent elections — roughly 22,000 of whom are registered in Gwinnett County, many of them likely Democrats. They spent hours debating how best to find these voters and keep them registered, and organizing phone banks, including one ahead of a Democratic debate watch party Wednesday night. Read more here.

S T A T E
There's still time to sign up for the Indivisible MA conference 

U.S. Rep. Ayanna Pressley to keynote, Indivisible co-founder/-director Ezra Levin to speak


Saturday, December 7
8:30AM- 4:30PM
Worcester State University
486 Chandler St, Worcester, MA 01602

Register here

Admission*: $35 standard/$15 student (for registrations before December 1); $45/$20 after December 1

On December 7, activists from across Massachusetts will gather at Worcester State University to prepare for 2020 and beyond. Organized by Indivisible Massachusetts and allies, the conference will provide a full day of workshops on issues effective strategies for working on national and state elections, collaborating with faith communities, lobbying state legislators, and a host of other topics like fighting climate change, defending reproductive rights, and supporting immigrant rights. 

*If you or someone you know cannot afford the full fee, please email lior@indivisible-ma.org. And if you are able, please donate above the standard charge so reduced rates may be offered to those in need.

Source: Indivisible MA

A 2019 House Democratic legislative activity report  from Congressman Keating

"Do-Nothing Democrats?" We think not!

While Trump and henchmen decry the "Do-Nothing Democrats," these bleats couldn't be further from truth. According to US Congressman Keating (Massachusetts Congressional District 9), the House has passed numerous forward-looking bills important to the American people, which are D.O.A. in the Mitch (Grim Reaper) McConnell-controlled senate.
 

Since January 3, 2019, Congressman Keating and House Democrats have passed the following critical pieces of legislation, which Senate President Mitch McConnell refuses to bring up for debate and vote:
  • H.R. 1: For the People Act- sent to Mitch McConnell and the Senate 260 days ago
  • H.R. 8: Bipartisan Background Checks Act- sent to Mitch McConnell and the Senate 267 days ago
  • H.R. 7: Paycheck Fairness Act - sent it to Mitch McConnell and the Senate 239 days ago
  • H.R. 1585: Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act - sent to Mitch McConnell and the Senate 231 days ago
  • H.R. 9: Climate Action Now Act - sent to Mitch McConnell and the Senate 196 days ago
  • H.R. 5: Equality Act - sent to Mitch McConnell and the Senate 188 days ago
  • H.R. 6: The American Dream and Promise Act - sent to Mitch McConnell and the Senate 170 days ago
  • H.R. 582: Raise the Wage Act- sent to Mitch McConnell and the Senate 126 days ago
Roadblocked by Senate president Mitch McConnell, the U.S. Senate has not acted upon a single one of these bills, which demonstrates why your activism to turn the Senate Blue in 2020 is critical to the survival of democracy and the country.

For a more complete description of the Mitch McConnell Senate "graveyard" and bills passed by the House, read more here
Sources: Office of Congressman Bill Keating and The Hill.com
T A K E  A C T I O N
GOTR(egistration) and V(ote) for Georgia!
Join us for a Letters to Voters action in Brewster
 
Monday, December 3
2-4:00PM
Brewster Ladies' Library, Lower Level

1822 Main Street, Brewster


This campaign targets not-yet-registered prospective voters in Georgia. By helping under-represented voters register in Georgia, we are working to increase voter registration in this state, which continues to be a target for voter suppression target by relentless Republicans.

We will be sending Vote Forward letters to 140 unregistered voters in Georgia. This is one of the easiest things we can do to increase turnout in this critical Swing State. It takes only two minutes and one stamp/letter, and meaningfully increases the odds that the recipient will vote. It's easy, fun, and you're one and done.

If you can, bring a few dollars to help defray LCI  printing, envelopes and postage expenses. This is a concrete action we can all take, no matter where we live, to get unlikely-to-vote fellow citizens to the polls. Refreshments will be served! 

To RSVP or if you have questions, email Anne Moore at moorea4924@gmail.com.
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If you would like help setting up your own Letters to Voters party in the New Year, please email lowercapeindivisible@gmail.com.

If this impeachment process and stonewalling by Senate Republicans has you steaming, take action!

Make calls from home to ensure a fair and open impeachment trial in the senate

Indivisible has launched a new tool--called HubDialer--to pressure U.S. senators to conduct a fair and transparent impeachment trial. With a goal of making 1.1 MILLION calls to build impeachment pressure on the Senate, Indivisible volunteers have already made more than 200,000 calls to help constituents contact senators like John Cornyn, Thom Tillis, and Martha McSally--Trump loyalists and apologists all.

You can volunteer from anywhere, and Indivisible will follow up to ensure you have everything you need to contact voters. This tool turns the energy of thousands of activists, like you, nationwide into specific, targeted calls to persuadable senators. It's absolutely essential that the Senate holds a fair and open impeachment trial that allows for the full array of evidence to be presented and considered -- but Mitch McConnell is the one who gets to set the rules for the trial -- and frankly, we don't trust him to do it fairly.

Click HERE to sign up for a shift and for more information.

Source: Indivisible.org

Safe Communities Act rally, hearing and lobby day at the State House 

Help pass one of most important immigrant advocacy bills of the year

Monday, Dec. 2
9:00 AM - Rally
10:00 AM - Hearings
Massachusetts State House
24 Beacon Street, Boston


The Safe Communities Act is one of the most important immigrant advocacy bills in front of the state legislature in 2019.  It would prohibit police entanglement in ICE functions, defund 287(g) agreements, and guarantee due process to non-citizens.

Lobby activities will kick off with a rally outside the State House starting at 9:00 a.m., followed by the Joint Committee on Public Safety and Homeland Security hearing testimony on the Safe Communities Act at 10:00 am. You will have opportunities to lobby legislators at the State House throughout the day. 


Other ways you can help:
If you would like more information about the event or about carpooling, contact Betsy Smith at bsmith@eastgate.net or the Cape Cod Coalition for Safe Communities at capesafecomm@gmail.com.

Sources: MIRA, Safe Communities Coalition, Cape Cod Coalition for Safe Communities
Swing State voter registration trainings with Field Team 6

Register Democrats. Save the World

Learn to register voters in critical Swing States with Field Team 6

These training calls are for anyone interested in registering Democrats in North Carolina, Florida, or Pennsylvania - all states crucial to holding the House, flipping the Senate and toppling Trump in 2020.

Field Team 6 will give you a strategy overview of the state, where volunteer time will be best spent, what kind of hot spots they've identified... and for those who don't live in the state, how they plan on getting there... and when.

They'll also go over the state-specific voter registration forms so that at the end of these calls you'll be an expert on registering voters in these states.

Total time: 60 minutes - but they'll always stick around if you have any questions. 

Online/ Anywhere Monday, November 25
@ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EST

Flippin' North Carolina: Voter Registration Training Call with Field Team 6!
Learn more

Online/ Anywhere   
Tuesday, November 26
@ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EST

Flippin' Florida: Voter Registration Training Call with Field Team 6!
Learn more
Online/ Anywhere Sunday, December 01
@ 7:30 pm - 8:00 pm EST

Flippin' Pennsylvania: Voter Registration Training Call with Field Team 6!
Learn more
 
E V E N T S
Cape Cod Grandmothers Against Gun Violence
Upcoming events

Making the World Safer for our Children and Grandchildren
December 4
10:30 AM
Cape Cod Synagogue, 145 Winter Street Hyannis
More information here
 
Monthly Rally at the Rotary
December 14
11:30 AM
Hyannis Airport Rotary
More information here
 
National Vigil for the Remembrance of Gun Violence Victims
December 14 - 5:00 PM
The Federated Church of Hyannis
320 Main St., Hyannis
More information here

 
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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