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PORT TOWNSEND INDIVISIBLE HUDDLE MEETING

Tuesday, October 8, 2019
5p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Unity Center, 3918 San Juan Ave., Port Townsend

For upcoming events, check out our website: https://ptindivisiblehuddle.org

 
 POSTCARD PARTY!!
Join us on October 6
Pippa's Real Tea at 636 Water Street - 3 to 4:30
postcards, sample text, addresses, stamps, and good company provided
INDIVISIBLE TEAM LEADERS
!!!

PLEASE SEND NEWSLETTER INFORMATION FOR THE NOVEMBER NEWSLETTER BY FRIDAY OCTOBER 18, TO: olivesandredwine@gmail.com
please include meeting dates, time, place and contacts


FOR TIME SENSITIVE EMAIL BLASTS OR NEWSLETTER CHANGES AND CORRECTIONS TO: deborahksteele@gmail.com
Environmental Team
 

Mission:  We focus on national, regional and local environmental issues, advocating for change in Trump's environmental policies. We do this through education of the public and political activism.
 
JOIN – SEPTEMBER 27!  GLOBAL CLIMATE STRIKE!  This September, millions of people will walk out of schools, workplaces and homes to join young climate strikers on the streets and demand an end to the age of fossil fuels. Mark your calendars and plan a week of activism!
 
Young people around the world have organized massive global climate school strikes inspired by 16-year old Swedish student Greta Thunberg’s leadership. This past March, a record-breaking 1.4 million young people marched for a healthier Climate Change future. 

Please signup:  Washington Climate Week; Global Climate Strike UN – (
http://www.un.org/en)
 
Indivisible and Port Townsend residents will have many opportunities to support our local high schools with their direct activism. PT Environmental Team will be sharing information on how we can help here in Jefferson County.  Watch for upcoming information!
 
Mark your calendar:  WALK TO PROTECT AND RESTORE THE SALISH SEA,
September 24.  Join Protectors of the Salish Sea and grassroots partner in an Indigenous-led walk from Puyallup land to Nisqually village site of St,chas  (Washington State Capitol) asking the State of Washington to officially declare a Climate emergency, and for our legislators to draft Emergency Legislation to terminate all current fossil fuel expansion projects such as Tacoma LNG, Kalama Methanol, Puget Sound Pipeline (tar sands oil), Snohomish Country Bilateral Pipeline…the walk will culminate in a Climate Emergency Gathering at the State Capitol on September 24th.  Local Environmental groups will organize carpools to Olympia on the final day of the walk, September 24th in Olympia!  Contact Cherri Mann for information and carpooling.  For more information: 
https://www.facebook.com/events/26528294603/?ti=cl
 
NEXT PT INDIVISIBLE ENVIROMENTAL TEAM MEETING:  Kickoff Potluck on Tuesday,
  October 15th For information and RSVP, contact Cherri Mann at cherrimann@aol.com; or Marilyn Friedrich at marilyninpt@msn.com
Join Meaningful Movies Port Townsend on Monday, October 14 at 6:30 PM in the Quimper Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Sanctuary for "Dammed to Extinction."
 
This documentary features the life’s work of orca whale researcher Ken Balcomb and the beloved Puget Sound Southern Resident orca, of which only 73 remain. The orcas’ prize food is Snake River chinook salmon — but those salmon are on the precipice of extinction due to four obsolete dams that choke off access to thousands of miles of rivers. “Dammed to Extinction” shows how removing these dams will save money, salmon, and orca.




 
Warriors for Healthcare and Reproductive Justice
MISSION:
We track and influence healthcare and reproductive justice legislation to insure that every person has access to the full range of medical care they need to live a productive and satisfying life. We strongly resist any effort at the local, state or national level to deny or restrict healthcare access or choices.
 
Warriors for Reproductive Justice will meet again 
October 3rd, 4 - 5:30, at the Jefferson County Library
Jefferson County Immigrant Rights Advocates (JCIRA)
 
Our mission is to support the rights of immigrants through legal services, standing witness, advocacy and community education.

ACTION ITEM:

NO MUSLIM BANS … NO REFUGEE BANS

 

The NO BAN Act, H.R. 2214 will come to a vote on Tuesday, September 24If passed, this bill would repeal all versions of the Muslim ban, and would limit the broad executive authority that has allowed this country to turn away refugees because of who they are.  The bill is sponsored by Judy Chu (CA) and has 165 co-sponsors in the House of Representatives, including Susan del Bene, Pramila Jayapal, Adam Smith, Rick Larsen and Kim Schrier, all of Washington state.

 

    Derek Kilmer, our Representative from the 10th District, is not on this list.  He should be. Call NOW and demand that he join the strong Democrats supporting this bill.  

Port Angeles           360-797-3623

Bremerton              360-373-8725

Washington,DC               292-225-5916




HOW YOU CAN HELP LOCAL IMMIGRANTS
Add these two phone numbers to your cell phone contact list:
JCIRA Office       360-232-6070
JCIRA Hotline     360-531-2656
 
If you see an ICE or BP officer/van, call the Hotline and give complete information: time, location and what you are observing. Do not interfere with the action. Members of the Rapid Response Team will try to arrive as soon as possible to continue to bear witness, take photos or video, and assist anyone involved in the incident after it is over.  

JCIRA'S RAPID RESPONSE TEAM (RRT) IS WORKING TO PROTECT LOCAL IMMIGRANTS
Members of RRT have been meeting and reviewing their training in response to Trump’s July 23 mandate to greatly expand “Expedited Removal” (ER). As of July 23, people anywhere in the country can be stopped by ICE or Border Patrol officers. These officials have been given complete authority to demand proof of citizenship, a visa, and/or proof that someone has been in the US for at least 2 years. They can then take immediate action, acting as on-the-spot judge, jury, and enforcer.  It is unlikely that white people will be questioned but all others must carry documents with them at all times – racial profiling at its worst. JCIRA wants to get the word out to as many immigrants as possible. For more details, or to join the Rapid Response Team, contact Katie at  katiegagefranco@gmail.com, or Jean at jmwalat@gmail.com    
 

HELP AT THE SOUTHERN BORDER
  • Donate to organizations working directly with migrants: Al Otro Lado, Annunciation House, People Helping People and others.
  • Call the US Attorney’s office and demand that they drop the charges against humanitarian volunteers, such as Scott Warren.  Visit
http://forms.nomoredeaths.org/legal-defense-campaign/drop-the-charges
 
 COMMUNITY OUTREACH
  • Volunteers are now distributing JCIRA rack cards (Spanish/English) to schools, restaurants, libraries, social service offices and government agencies.  The rack cards describe JCIRA's legal services and include phone numbers to make appointments for low cost or free consultations.
  • JCIRA Education Group is contacting principals, teachers and guidance counselors at local schools, to share ways to help staff, students and their families when dealing with issues relating to immigrant rights. 
  • The JCIRA Legal Defense and Family Support Fund assists immigrants, detainees and others with legal fees, medical and housing costs, and educational expenses. Please help spread the word. Contact jcirawa@gmail.com for details.https://www.jcira.org
Urge Congress to defund ICE.  
Hold Customs and Border Patrol totally accountable for the conditions responsible for these deaths. 
Contact:  Senator Patty Murray  202-224-2621 
              Senator Maria Cantwell  202-224-3441 
              Representative Derek Kilmer  202-225-5916 


 
Next JCIRA meeting is Tuesday, October 15th, 4:30 - 6 PM at  QUUF, San Juan & 24th St.  Newcomers always welcome
 
Foreign Policy Team
Jefferson County Citizens for Sound Foreign Policy
 
 
Our next meeting is  Tuesday, October 1, 4 p.m. at 41 Vista Boulevard.
ELECTIONS COMMITTEE
Mission: We inform Port Townsend Indivisible members of the current electoral issues nationwide and suggest actions that will help defeat the Trump agenda.
 

RECENT CHANGES IN UPCOMING CANDIDATE FORUMS 

The following information has been updated to reflect changes in the the League of Women Voter/AAUW forums on October 1 and October 10.  The changes are a result of candidates’ decisions on participation.

October 1 – The planned Part 1 has been cancelled because 1 candidate will be out of town and the other candidate has decided not to attend the forum.  The October 1 forum will be exclusively for the Port of Port Townsend Commissioner position.

October 10 – Tyler Myles Vega has decided to withdraw from the race with David Faber although his name will still appear on the ballot.  David Faber will run uncontested.

League of Women Voters, AAUW-Port Townsend to sponsor three candidate forums in October

Three public forms are coming in October for 18 candidates seeking elected positions this fall with the Port Townsend and Chimacum school districts, Port of Port Townsend, and Port Townsend City Council.

“The League of Women Voters of Jefferson County and AAUW-Port Townsend are sponsoring these forums as a service to Jefferson County voters,” said forums Chair Dennis Daneau of the League of Women Voters. “The forums will help voters get the information they need to make informed choices in the November 5 general election.”

Daneau said that AAUW members nationwide are encouraging young millennial voters to get registered and vote in November. 

There is no charge to attend these events.  Coffee and cookies will be available during breaks; tip jar contributions are encouraged.

Tuesday, Oct. 1, 7 p.m.

Port Townsend Community Center, 620 Tyler St.; moderator, Siobhan Canty

Port of Port Townsend Commission (approximately one hour)

Commissioner District 1: Chuck Fauls and Pam Petranek

Thursday, Oct. 10, 7 p.m.

Port Townsend Community Center, 620 Tyler St.; moderator, Shelly Randall

Port Townsend City Council  (approximately 30 minutes per position)

Position 3: Monica MickHager and Deborah Stinson

Position 6: Bernie Arthur and Amy Howard

Position 7: David Faber’s opponent has withdrawn from the race.  As a result, Mr. Faber will be invited to attend but not to participate in the forum.  He will be introduced and can meet the public during breaks but will not take part in the forum under League policy.

Position 4: Owen Rowe, uncontested candidate, will be invited to attend. He will be introduced and can meet the public during breaks but will not take part in the forum under League policy.  

Monday, Oct. 14, 7 p.m.

Tri-Area Community Center, 10 West Valley Road, Chimacum; moderator, Renee Klein

Chimacum School District  (approximately 30 minutes per position)

Director, Position 2: Mike Aman and Mickey Nagy

Director, Position 3: Steve Martin and Kristina Mayer

Director, Position 4: Michael Raymond and Tami Robocker

 

For information, contact Dennis Daneau, LWVJC chair, at lwvjeffcowa@gmail.com


 

The 2020 Candidate Pledge.
Make the primary constructive. I’ll respect the other candidates and make the primary election about inspiring voters with my vision for the future.

Rally behind the winner. I’ll support the ultimate Democratic nominee, whomever it is — period. No Monday morning quarterbacking. No third-party threats. Immediately after there’s a nominee, I’ll endorse.


Do the work to beat Trump. I will do everything in my power to make the Democratic Nominee the next President of the United States. As soon as there is a nominee, I will put myself at the disposal of the campaign.

Go to the Indivisible page to take the grassroots pledge!

https://pledge.indivisible.org/?akid=48320.163751.zuYSct&rd=1&source=email_20190429_link2&t=6&utm_medium=link2&utm_source=email

We are excited about our huddle taking over the Indivisible Port Townsend Facebook page! We are working on turning this page back into a community conversation. To that end, we are starting slow and our first step will be monitoring posts and posting everything we possibly can as soon as we see it. The topic remains HOW TO RESIST THE TRUMP AGENDA and we are moving forward with re-opening this conversation.

It's time to submit posts again Indivisible Port Townsend!

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