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POSTCARD PARTY!! Join us on August 4
Pippa's Real Tea at 636 Water Street - 3 to 4:30
postcards, sample text, addresses, stamps, and good company provided
Democratic Presidential Primary Debates
are July 30 and 31 viewed at 6pm
at local venues
To Be Announced
PLEASE SEND NEWSLETTER INFORMATION FOR THE JUNE NEWSLETTER BY FRIDAY AUGUST 23, TO: firstname.lastname@example.org
include meeting dates, time, place and contacts
FOR TIME SENSITIVE EMAIL BLASTS OR NEWSLETTER CHANGES AND CORRECTIONS TO: email@example.com
Mission: The Environmental Team’s primary focus is Climate Change education, political action, and mitigating our current national emphasis on increasing carbon usage.
Saturday, August 10 Indivisible teams will be at the Uptown Farmers' Market with information and Indivisible sign-up sheets. Please contact Marilyn Friedrich to volunteer.
Our current focus is on Fossil Fuel Exports. The Pacific Northwest stands squarely between the most voracious energy markets in the world and huge fossil fuel deposits in Canada most specifically, Alberta and transportation through British Columbia and ultimately the Salish Sea. The Transmountain Pipeline increase (former Kinder Morgan) was passed by Prime Minister Trudeau and his cabinet to expand the Tar Sands production. With the potential of an increase of 70% ships carrying oil through our waters, comes the threat of a catastrophic oil spill along our waterways. Tribal Nations are again organizing to fight the expansion in courts. If you want to help, please see www.pulltogether.org.
Please go to Zero Waste Washington and the Summer Quarterly Enewsletter to find the latest information about laws passed regarding recycling. It is currently illegal in Washington State to “bring your own container” for food. You can help next week by giving comments at public meetings around the state or sending in a comment. Washington’s Department of Health is updating State Food Code. Join Zero Waste Washington and others to support the update and inclusion of new “bring you own” provisions. New proposed language: The draft version of the code (WAC 246-215-03348.10), being reviewed this summer, would allow consumers to: *Bring your own container to fill yourself with not-ready-to-eat foods like dried pasta and beans or packaged foods like wrapped candies, and *Bring your own container that food establishment employees can fill for you with ready-to-eat food such as salads. There are several public meeting this next week or send in your comments to: Food.firstname.lastname@example.org by July 31st ! Or contact Heather or Elisabeth at @zerowastewashington.org Please send your comments in by the end of July!
Next Environmental Team Meeting will be Tuesday, September 17th at Debbie Steele’s house in Port Townsend. More information to follow or contact Cherri Mann at email@example.com
Raging Warriors for Reproductive Justice
Indivisible's Healthcare team
We will begin meeting regularly again on Sept. 5th, but we have been busy this summer planning projects that help the public understand what's at stake in the reproductive health issue -- the potential loss of the Roe v Wade decision through Supreme Court action. Here in WA state, we have been guaranteed the right to choose since 1970, and the "right to choose" has been codified in our state constitution. But that right, passed by ballot by the WA state electorate, could be at risk.
August 26, National Women's Equality Day
Port Townsend Indivisible presents "Life Without Roe v Wade" at the Pope Marine Building August 26 5:30-7pm.
Now: Susan Bone O'Brien, Jefferson County Department of Public Health on the status of access to familiy planning
What If: Kate Kelly, Policy Director, Washington Office of Attorney General on implications for Washington and neighboring states if Roe v Wade is overturned
Back then: survivor stories from the days before Roe v Wade
Mission Statement: We are an action-focused group of advocates providing information and leadership to the greater Indivisible community on a broad range of healthcare issues. Our areas of focus: healthcare costs and access to reproductive health, and public health-related issues linked to sexual assaults, intimate partner violence, and gun-related violence. We seek allies and partners across the political spectrum to improve all aspects of healthcare through large and small, state and national, legislative actions.
Life Without Roe v Wade - Part 1
A Community Art Event
10 to 4
Tyler St. Plaza (near Better Living Through Coffee)
Everyone welcome to lend a hand and support the women in Georgie, Alabama, Louisiana and Missouri. We won't go back. Come be a part of a special event to bring attention to reproductive justice in these difficult times.
Jefferson County Immigrant Rights Advocates (JCIRA)
Our mission is to support the rights of immigrants through legal services, standing witness, advocacy and community education.
Lights for Liberty vigil in downtown Port Townsend, July 12
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
JCIRA MEETS at
Quimper Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
2333 San Juan Ave. Port Townsend
every third Tuesday 4:30-6pm
Times: 8:30 a.m. [5:30AM Pacific Time]– House Judiciary Committee hearing; 12 p.m. – House Intelligence Committee hearing
Location: Washington, D.C
Listen Live Public radio station KUOW 94.9
Watch Live on most cable, PBS, and news stations
Schedule of Mueller's testimony
It will be split across two committee appearances with three hours allotted for the Judiciary Committee and two hours for the Intelligence Committee.
There will be a 30-minute break in between the two hearings, and the former special counsel will have the opportunity to ask for breaks during each appearance.
Neither committee is expecting Mueller to give lengthy or extensive answers to lawmakers' questions. Democratic staff members of the committees say they anticipate "yes" or "no" answers from the former special counsel or very short sentences. But in the end, they believe that the two hearings will help Americans better understand the Mueller report.
Foreign Policy Team
Jefferson County Citizens for Sound Foreign Policy
CCSFP has been following certain international issues with an eye to influencing U.S. actions under a president who is an absolute disaster when it comes to foreign relations.
We are informing ourselves through news reports, Congressional hearings and documents and discussion. We are targeting our own legislators and other relevant officials and committee chairs and ranking members to support worthwhile legislation.
General topics of interest:
• Russian meddling and Mueller report
• Trying to constrain Trump's chaotic and destructive foreign policy.
• Strengthening Congressional checks on the president's actions in the international arena. (military, economic, alliances, etc.)
• U. S. military capabilities vis-a-vis foreign policy
• hotspots and possible U.S. diplomatic solutions, sanctions, military ramifications etc.
Since the 116th Congress has a Democratic majority in the House now, we've been seeing a lot of good legislation coming from the House, only to face obstruction by Mitch McConnell in the Senate. Eliot Engel, Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, and his colleagues have been especially productive in terms of hearings and legislation, some of which has been bipartisan.
We are tracking and supporting new legislation to protect our elections from foreign hacking and requiring use of paper ballots. In HR 2722, the House has passed a set of critical new measures to safeguard our elections. The Securing America’s Federal Elections (SAFE) Act which will replace outdated & vulnerable voting equipment, mandate paper ballot voting & post-election audits and create strict cybersecurity requirements for voting systems. A related bill S.1540 has been introduced (sponsored by Klobuchar) and is in the Senate Rules and Administration committee. Safeguard our Elections and Combat Unlawful Interference in Our Democracy Act was introduced June 27 H.R. 3501 by Rep. Eliot Engel and has gone to several committees including Foreign Affairs. We urge Indivisible members to let Representative Derek Kilmer and Senators Cantwell and Murray know we want these bills passed.
Our next meeting is August 4 at 4 p.m., 41 Vista Boulevard, Port Townsend.
The next Elections Team meeting is at 6:30pm on Tuesday, August 20th at the home of Elaine Sullivan. Contact Cheryl Bentley for the address and directions at firstname.lastname@example.org
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!
If you want to be a part of the group, go to Indivisible Port Townsend and ask to be a member.