November 13, 2018 5:00 PM
Unity Center - 3918 San Juan Ave.
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Join us on November 4
Pippa's Real Teas - 3 to 4:30
postcards, sample text, addresses, stamps, and good company provided
This will be a special session: Pick up VOTE! Cards to hand out to everyone on Sunday and Monday, or to give to your neighbors. Add a personal note if you wish. Go into every shop and hand them to every young person (18-25) and make sure they have voted or will vote.
There are only 12 days left and we want to make sure that you don’t miss out on being a part of the historic blue wave.
Indivisibles and resistance groups rose up and built the blue wave to fight the Trump agenda. We made noise at town halls and defeated TrumpCare. We stood with immigrants to fight for DACA and against family separation. We’ve fought for an America we believe in -- a nation truly of, by, and for the people.
We’ve got to fight with everything we’ve got to protect our democracy, and that means we need you (and everyone you know) to show up from now until the polls close on November 6.
So put on your best walking shoes, pick up your phones, and show up!
12 days left. We can do this.
The Indivisible Team
We know the public is on our side, and they are angry at Trump & Republicans. But we don't know how many Democrats will show up to vote and help us win seats across the country.
Vote Forward organizes volunteers to write heartfelt, handwritten “please vote” letters to registered voters in swing states or swing districts who do not have the best track record when it comes to actually voting. However, through careful analysis, Vote Forward knows that if these voters do cast ballots, they are highly likely to vote Democratic.
You sign up, say how many letters you can write and Vote Forward will assign you some targeted voters. You then print out the letters, write them & place them in an envelope. Near the end of October (in the final week of the election), you will be asked to mail them out.
It's really just that simple, and it also works. In a test run during the 2017 special election for U.S. Senate in Alabama -- where Democratic U.S. senator Doug Jones won a narrow victory -- a rigorous statistical analysis determined that this get out the vote activity increased turnout by 3%!
This survey is our last meaningful chance to have an impact on the Orca Recovery Task Force’s year one recommendations to the Governor. The decisions they make will likely determine whether we are able to recover southern resident orcas from their slide into extinction. Please take the survey today.
Several of us are helping with canvassing for Initiative 1631, knocking on doors, helping residents understand the Initiative and encouraging a YES vote. Interested in helping too? contact firstname.lastname@example.org
The Environmental Team meets the third Tuesday of every month and invites the public to attend and learn more about crucial topics and ways to work toward Environmental Justice.
NEXT MEETING: TUESDAY November 16; Unity Church – 5:00-6:30
Raging Warriors for Universal Healthcare
Raging Warriors meets first Thursday of the month 4:00 to 5:30 at the JC Library
Everyone Welcome. For more information email Linda Martin: email@example.com or Shari Stroup: firstname.lastname@example.org
Because so many of our local families will be affected by Trump policies on Healthcare
JEFFERSON COUNTY IMMIGRANT RIGHTS ADVOCATES
WHAT'S NEW - WHAT HASN'T CHANGED
Family separation takes many forms:
It happens at the border as a result of the "zero tolerance" policy.
It happens here on the Olympic Peninsula when a father is detained in the Northwest Detention Center for months while his family suffers his absence at home.
It happens when a married couple is seized by ICE, the husband sent to the Detention Center in Tacoma and the wife to a Detention Center in California,. Neither is told where the other one is, and they have no way to communicate with each other.
JCIRA works hard to help in all of the above cases.
Population of children at federal shelters
"Population levels at federally contracted shelters for migrant children have quietly shot up more than fivefold since last summer, according to data obtained by The New York Times, reaching a total of 12,800 this month. (as of Sept. 12). There were 2,400 such children in custody in May 2017.
CONTRIBUTE so they can pay their legal fees. During October, contribute to GIVE JEFFERSON: https://www.givejefferson.org/ CONTRIBUTE so they can maintain their families, keep their jobs and homes. All year, contribute to the recently established JCIRA LEGAL DEFENSE AND FAMILY SUPPORT FUND. Contact Courtney email@example.com for complete information. NOMINATE JCIRA to receive Food Coop Beans for Bags Funds. You can do it online now.
1. Go to https://www.foodcoop.coop/beans-for-bags/#Process 2. Read the short text and then scroll down further to find the online nomination form.
3. Fill out the form and submit. DONATE Chromebooks and laptops you're no longer using. PT Schools have computers for all students in school but many children in immigrant families lack computers at home and can't keep up with homework. They could use - and truly appreciate - your portable computers in excellent working condition. Contact Nancy Zamberlin, ESL teacher, firstname.lastname@example.org
NORTHWEST DETENTION CENTER HOW CAN WE HELP DETAINEES AND THEIR FAMILIES? PLEASE JOIN US
JCIRA'S next rally and witness event at the NW Detention Center is tentatively scheduled for Saturday, November 10. We show support for detainees and their families, become inspired by their stories and plan ways to help them. For details about driving and carpooling, contact Cheryl Bentley email@example.com
OTHER UPCOMING EVENTS
Saturday, Oct. 27, 7-9 pm, Bainbridge Library Conference Room "Deported from Kitsap County: An up-close view of the American deportation system". What happens to the Undocumented in the current U.S. deportation system? Speakers will present the steps from their capture locally to detention, deportation and attempts to return to their families. FREE.
Saturday, Nov. 10, 1-3 PM - a FREE Public Education Program: Immigration Today: How are federal immigration rules changes affecting residents and agencies? In Bremerton at the Norm Dicks Government Center, 345 6th St. Speakers are Ray Garrido (KIAC), Mitchell Riese (WA State Asst. Attorney General) and Martitha May (Director, Kitsap Mesa Redonda)
Wednesday, Dec. 12 - Our Lady of Guadalupe procession, mass and potluck with a mariachi band. All JCIRA members and friends are invited. Details will be posted soon.