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Meeting Tuesday, 3/28 at 8 pm Senior Center, 546 Main Street

In recent weeks, you have been following the news, attending meetings, calling Members of Congress and sending emails and post cards.

Perhaps the resources provided below have been helpful to you and others concerned about the same issues.

We invite you to meet and discuss how Indivisible Roosevelt Island can be more helpful to you and what steps we might take, individually, in small groups and as a community.

If you have any questions or agenda items, please email: Indivisiblerinyc@gmail.com.
How to Get Involved with Indivisible Roosevelt Island.

Each week, or two, we will share with you news of events, articles and campaigns organized by progressive groups like Indivisible, MoveOn.org, NOW and Daily Kos.

For more spontaneous and immediate notices, we will post information on our Facebook page and our Twitter account.

Please visit the Facebook page NOW; it is a private group, so you must ask to be accepted as a member. This step is so that our posts will not be seen by those who are not members, i.e., people who are not supporters of the Indivisible cause and the protests taking place in NYC and across the US.

You DO NOT have to have a Twitter account to see messages on our Twitter account.

SHARE this newsletter. Encourage others to subscribe. Email us at indivisiblerinyc@gmail.com


 
Groups and Issues

Those who attended the meeting on Thursday, February 9 signed up for groups that focus on specific issues. 

Our member list includes the interests of each member, plus each interest is listed separately with the members for that group. We encourage you to communicate with each other on these topics. Share news of events, phone call campaigns and articles with others.

We are taking this de-centralized approach because we know that your time is valuable and we do not want to bombard you with email on a daily or more frequent basis.

Accordingly, keep in touch with the members interested in the same topics and watch the Facebook page and Twitter account for immediate news. 

If there is no leader for a group of which you are a member, then YOU, BE THE LEADER and share information about events and actions related to the issue.
Say NO to the Proposed Health Care Bill

Ryancare, known as the American Health Care Act proposed by the House Republicans, is terrible. There is growing interest in a Single Payer bill (H.R. 676. .

Call to express your opposition to Ryancare and your support for this single payer bill.

Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (212-860-0606)
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (212-688-6262)
Senator Charles Schumer (212-486-4430).


Sample script: "I am a NY resident. I am very worried about the proposed Ryancare bill. If it goes through, it will adversely affect my own health, wealth and well-being and the lives of family and friends. I urge you to support HR 676, the Single Payer bill.". 

 
Say NO to Supreme Court Nominee Gorsuch

In his time on the Tenth Circuit, Gorsuch demonstrated little to no understanding of sexual harassment in the real world, shrugged off corporate negligence that led to a worker’s death, and ruled against a disability claim by an employee recovering from leukemia. 

Call to express your opposition to his nomination.

Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (212-860-0606)
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (212-688-6262)
Senator Charles Schumer (212-486-4430).


Sample script: "I am a NY resident. I’m calling to ask you to oppose the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court. His record shows a long history of siding with corporations over every day Americans like me, and his decisions and votes have consistently put corporate interests over people’s lives. Please oppose Neil Gorsuch.” 

 
Calendars and Events

Protest events, town halls and rallies are taking place all around New York City and the nation. Concerned citizens are meeting with their elected officials and visiting their offices. When we have advance news of a large, multi-issue event in our area, we will notify you here.


I'm Not Buying It (click for info)
Monday, March 20 
I'M NOT BUYING IT is a call to temporarily opt-out of the financial growth machine by holding off on spending (or diverting it to smaller, more ethical companies and organizations).

Indivisible Roosevelt Island
Tuesday, March 28 at 8:00 pm
546 Main Street (Senior Center)
Discuss how Indivisible Roosevelt Island can be helpful to you and the steps we may take, individually, in small groups and as a community.

Election Reform (click for info)
Saturday, March 25 at 2:00 pm - 4:00pm
New York New Church
114 East 35th Street (bet. Park and Lex)
Let's make it easier to vote. Speakers include our Councilmember Ben Kallos.
Please RSVP as seating is limited.

Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney Town Hall 
Thursday, 3/30 at 7:30 pm
All Souls Church, 1157 Lexington Avenue at 80th Street
Contact Susan Wald to prioritize issues for this event.

NYC Tax March (click for info)
Saturday, April 15, 2017 from 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
1 Dag Hammarskjöld Plaza (2nd Avenue at East 48th Street)

Earth2Trump (click for info)
Friday, April 21. Doors open 6:15 PM, Starts 7:00 PM
The Great Hall at Cooper Union
7 East 7th Street
In conjunction with Earth Day (4/19) speakers, music and solidarity to protect Planet Earth. 


People's Climate March (click for info)
Saturday, 4/29
The website has details for an event in DC. Sign up to get info for NYC.

If you are interested in monitoring events for a specific topic, you may search these websites or subscribe for notification. 

NYC Protests.com List of events, day by day, submitted by event organizers. Search (control F) by topic. Register: protestsnyc@gmail.com

Take Action NYC.com: List of events, day by day, submitted by event organizers. Search (control F) by topic. Register: nyctakeaction@gmail.com; See List of groups.

 
Reports from Events

No reports at this time.
Directory of Informational Websites

We alert you to this list of websites that offer information and ideas for action -- events, phone calls and petitions -- on a national level.

Civics101: Podcast from New Hampshire Public Radio; each segment describes a different part of US government.

5calls.org Provides phone numbers for elected representatives, topics and scripts.
 
ACLU.org: Sign up to receive notices of legislation and events to advocate for civil liberties: marriage equality, disability rights, LGBTQ, prisoners, privacy & technology
ACLU@aclu.org
 
Credo.action.com: Sign up to join national campaigns of petitions  act@credoaction.com

DailyKos.com: Sign up to receive notices of news and national campaigns campaigns@dailykos.com

GovTrack a web tool for tracking legislation. It lets you share your location, select an issue and view the bills that have been introduced.
 
Indivisible, www.indivisibleguide.com, an activism guide published by former congressional staff members.
 
Moveon.org, the largest independent, progressive, digitally-connected organizing group in the US.   
 
NOWnyc.org: National Organization of Women Sign up to receive news of proposed legislation and events to advocate for women’s health and economic security nownyc.org/events/    nownyc.org/political-action/

Overturn Citizens United: Fight a Supreme Court ruling that opened the door for corporations to contribute unlimited money to political campaigns. 

Rise Stronger: a citizen watchdog organization with the mission of empowering Americans to monitor and take action in response to the Trump Administration, Congress, and state and local governments.
 
Sister District: Sign up to be matched with groups in other Congressional Districts to support election of progressive candidates

Specific Issues

If you are interested in a particular topic, you can work with others on RI or by yourself to advocate for this topic.

Climate Change: Climate Store.com, Greenpeace.org 
Disability Rights: ACLU.org
Entitlements: Medicare, ACA: AARP.org
Free Press: Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press.org
Gun Control: Coalition to Stop Gun Violence; ACLU.org 
Immigrants and undocumented workersWe Are Here to Stay.org 
LGBTQ: ACLU.org; American Progress
Overturn Citizens UnitedOverturn Citizens United
Public Schools: UFT.org
Russian involvement: Rise Stronger.org
Trump business interestsCitizens for Ethics.org
Voter Suppression: Southern Poverty Law Center.org; Let America Vote.org
Women's Health and Reproductive Rights: NARALNOWnyc.org, Planned Parenthood NYC


Other topics of interest, but with no single organization focused on them, include:

Bannon should not serve on the National Security Council
Block cabinet nominees
Block Executive Orders
Local elections


 
Interesting Articles

Here we will offer you links to some articles:

A Political Opening for Universal Healthcare?



 

About Indivisible Roosevelt Island.

We are a group of committed activist residents who will advocate for policies and actions that promote equality and justice, concerns we find lacking in the current administration.

We are a resource for our community, letting you know about important activities, campaigns, get out the phone call and other events of interest.

We encourage you to share this information with your friends, family members, neighbors and five members of any community groups you belong to (social, religious, etc.) who may wish to get involved. 

 

Our Member List
This is a private list of our members and their emails. It also has groups of members interested in specific topics, so individuals can connect with each other. If you received this newsletter and did not yet sign up for a group, you may be added to the list for one of the topics listed above by contacting us here

http://bit.ly/2ltZTz6


List of Senators, emails and phone numbers
This is a list to contact Senator Schumer, Senator Gillibrand and their colleagues, plus Congresswoman Maloney. 
http://bit.ly/2k7Bjjh

If you cannot access these lists, please email us here.
Contact

We will respond to your inquiries at IndivisibleRINYC@gmail.com.
Keep it Up

The proposed budget, with drastic cuts to the NEA, NEH, Meals on Wheels, State Department, Environmental Protection Agency and many other programs has been broadly denounced. 

More than 100 faith leaders and an additional 120 retired generals oppose the budget.

When you call our New York elected officials, you show where you stand and remind them of the importance of fighting for what is right and just for ALL Americans, not only the 1%. 
 
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