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Join an ACLU special volunteer team.
Sign up here to join a new Ground Support Team. In addition to the organizing that you do on the ground for the ACLU, you can also join one of its Special Volunteer teams. These groups help support the work of activists nationwide. The Texting Team gives the ACLU the capacity to text for rapid response events and more local events. The Call Team has helped activists fight back — from healthcare rallies in West Virginia, to vigils in Alaska, to voting rights action training in Florida. The Translation Team has been working around the clock to translate some of its most important People Power resources from English to Spanish. And, its Ground Support Team helps with Freedom Cities and beyond.
Advocate for press freedom and safety for journalists.
With growing hostility toward the press, reporters are receiving threats and news agencies are increasing security for reporters. This is not normal. Learn more: These four organizations (including the ACLU) protect journalism and support freedom of the press.
Call your governor to join the U.S. Climate Alliance.
Take 30 seconds and use this number to be connected automatically to your governor's office: (844) 559-9552. Just say something like this, "I urge you to join the U.S. Climate Alliance, a bipartisan coalition of states committed to honoring the Paris Climate Agreement." 37 states, including Michigan, launched campaigns urging their governors to join the U.S. Climate Alliance, a coalition of 12 states and Puerto Rico that committed last month to honoring the promises made in Paris.
Millions did not vote illegally.
Stop this anti-voter attack in its tracks by sending a written comment to The Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity. Common Cause
Indivisible District 14 maintains a calendar of events. See it here.
Thursday, July 21, through Sunday, July 24, Volunteer with Planned Parenthood at the Ann Arbor Art Fairs
Planned Parenthood will be will be tabling in three-hour shifts. To learn more about this opportunity, click here. Ann Arbor Art Fairs, 9:30 am–9 pm.
Monday, July 24, 4–6 pm Millions Marching for Medicare for All
This event is being coordinated with the national march and will take place at the Michigan Capitol Building, East Lansing.
Tuesdays, July 25, August 8, and August 22, Planned Parenthood Activist Nights.
Meetings will consist of event planning, occasional training and some administrative tasks as necessary. Check Facebook page here for updates. RSVP now. Location subject to change due to local events and actions; changes or cancellations will be posted by 3 pm on Tuesdays.
Ann Arbor Main Health Center, 3100 Professional Drive, 6 pm.
Chip in $5 to help Planned Parenthood. Help counteract the Senate Republicans’ threat to defund this organization that provides family planning services to women throughout the country. (When the Texas legislature defunded it in their state, the maternal mortality rate doubled, and they now have 20,000 unplanned births.) UltraViolet is taking action at congressional offices across America to insure that every legislator gets the message: Hands off Planned Parenthood! Will you chip in $5 to help?
Yes, I'll chip in $5 to UltraViolet PAC.
Wednesday, July 26, Educate yourself about gerrymandering.
Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) will sponsor a presentation by Washtenaw County Clerk Larry Kestenbaum on this important topic. Cost is $8. Click here for more information.
Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Road, Ann Arbor, 7-9 pm.
Council Candidate Forums: August 8 Primary Election
This week, the local League of Women Voters will interview candidates for Ann Arbor City Council races in the August 8 primary election.
Tell Governor Snyder you support "Welcoming Communities” in Michigan.
Click here for a sample letter and the address of the Gov. Also please reach out to people you know in other parts of the state and jurisdictions to oppose bills similar to those that came up in Michigan. Washtenaw County Sheriff Jerry Clayton gave an informative talk June 25th and explained some of the nuances of the Executive Order regarding how law enforcement and ICE work. As a "Welcoming Community," Washtenaw County is a collection of 11 jurisdictions that worked to create a unified position on the Executive Order. President Trump’s order casts a wider net than that under Obama. While Sheriff Clayton doesn't see the point of challenging the federal order (although he felt there are parts that are unconstitutional), he encouraged us to work hard to oppose Michigan HB 4105 and MIchigan HB 4334 which reiterate the federal Executive Order and ultimately endorse racial profiling, among other issues.