SAVE OUR DEMOCRACY
We’re On It - Registering Voters in Michigan!
Michael Moore, filmmaker and political activist who predicted Trump’s win in 2016, recently cited a CNN poll of registered voters showing that Trump has closed the 4% polling gap and is “on course” for winning Michigan this November. In anticipation of this possibility, progressives in Michigan launched a major project to register 25,000 new voters by the end of September. Twice a week, Olympia Indivisible members will be joining this effort to call left-leaning young people, minorities, and women in Detroit and Lansing. Your help is very much needed.
The OI Team will provide easy to follow step-by-step trainings twice a week - Mondays at 12 noon and Fridays at 10 a.m. When you’ve completed the training, we’ll support you as you begin making calls using a user-friendly dialing platform that makes calls from a Michigan area code. If you’ve already taken the training and feel comfortable making calls on your own, join us briefly on Zoom and then begin your calls. This voter registration project runs only for the next four weeks!
Register only once for either a Monday or Friday Training on Zoom followed by a Phonebank Session. If you’ve already registered for one of the days and received a Zoom link, the link for that specific day will work for the next session.
It’s Time To Call Out The President For Inciting Political Violence
The right to peaceful protest is essential to a democracy. We are now at a point where open violence and shootings at peaceful protests are happening on a regular basis. This is not political protest, it is gang violence, incited by our President. Enough is enough.
This summer an alarming pattern of violence has often accompanied lawful public protest. Rather than condemning these acts on behalf of ALL AMERICANS, President Trump is falsely and actively working to promote this violence for his political benefit.
According to our National Intelligence leaders, Russia is also actively engaged in a disinformation campaign to incite political violence by trolling conservative social media with false information about Black Lives Matter protesters claiming “they want to take over our communities”. Conservative media such as Fox News is also contributing to this false narrative with the goal of creating fear and uncertainty in our country.
You can read more about this here: https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/protests-violence/2020/08/27/3f232e66-e578-11ea-970a-64c73a1c2392_story.html
It is time to demand that our Members of Congress speak out publicly and forcefully on this issue and call out President Trump for his part in inciting this violence. While this is a complex issue, condemning ALL VIOLENCE regardless of political beliefs is not complex, it is common sense. It is also urgent to Call out the President for inciting violence to further his re-election chances.
ACTION: Call your Members of Congress and demand that they condemn this pattern of violence and identify Trump as the source.
Representative Denny Heck (360)459-8514
Senator Patty Murray (253)572=3636
Senator Maria Cantwell (253)572-2281
Script: My name is ___________________, and I am a member of Olympia Indivisible. I am calling because I am alarmed by the pattern of violence that has developed during peaceful protests. I want Senator/Representative __________________ to condemn this pattern of violence and make it clear that Trump is the source of this violence. President Trump’s agenda is to promote fear and incite violence for political reasons. This must stop.
Demand The Director Of National Intelligence Must Brief Congress
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA) released the following statement following the cancellation of all election security briefings for the Congress by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence:
“The Office of the Director of National Intelligence has informed us that it will no longer provide briefings to Members of Congress, including the House and Senate Intelligence committees, on foreign efforts to interfere in our upcoming election. This is a shocking abdication of its lawful responsibility to keep the Congress currently informed, and a betrayal of the public’s right to know how foreign powers are trying to subvert our democracy. This intelligence belongs to the American people, not the agencies which are its custodian. And the American people have both the right and the need to know that another nation, Russia, is trying to help decide who their president should be.
Our MoC's need to speaker out against the action of DNI, it is there duty to inform Congress, so Congress can perform their constitutional authority and oversight on the Executive Branch.
ACTION: Call our MoC's and ask them to vociferously condemn the action of the DNI to cancel the in-person intelligence security briefings concerning the interference of foreign agencies in the November Election.
A WEEK OF POST OFFICE ACTION - RESULTS!
The Action Team would like to thank all of the volunteers who helped hold signs and hand out fliers at the Post Office this past week. Three cheers to all of you for an outstanding effort in getting information out to our community! The response from the public was overwhelmingly positive and we got a write-up in the Olympian which furthered our informational reach. In particular the Postal Workers were appreciative of our consistent turnout and support. Bravo!
Sept. 1st (Tues) 7PM: Gael Tarleton, Chris Reykdal, Marko Liias, Mike Pellicciotti
September 9th, 2020 Wednesday 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Sierra Club Monthly Meeting, featuring Olympia Indivisible member Helen Wheatley on Trees and Carbon Sequestration
Did you know that we need to preserve and plant 40,000 acres of trees here in Thurston County in order to meet our carbon emissions reduction goal of 85% below 2015 levels by 2050? Trees perform important services, for example, they store carbon, purify the air, and divert stormwater from our waterways. Register for the Zoom meeting to learn about trees, the proposed Thurston Climate Mitigation plan and more important environmental issues.
Olympia Indivisible Elections Alerts and EventsHelp out our OI endorsed candidates – go to https://www.olympiaindivisible.org/endorsed-candidates.html to see their upcoming needs. Here’s what’s posted this week:
Postcarding Notice:Olympia Indivisible members are writing postcards for several campaigns including Carolina Mejia, Jessica Bateman and an Arizona U.S. Senate campaign. Email firstname.lastname@example.org and let them know you are a willing writer!
If you can stamp the cards, that is great but even if you can't, we need writers. The postcards will be written between September 1 and October 1, 2020. We aren't doing delivery except in special circumstances because of the volume.
Carolina Mejia - Thurston County Commissioner District 1ALERTS: Team Carolina Mejia needs your help! We need volunteers and we will train!
Phone Gaby at (360) 481-3241
Coffee with Carolina: Join us every Saturday @ 10:00 am as Carolina hosts a livestream with community members that is broadcasted on Facebook Live. Watch
Phone Bank Party - (Meet virtually)
Every Thursday from 4 pm to 7 pm,
Friday from 4 pm to 7 pm on: 9/11, 9/18, and 9/25
Every Saturday from 11 am to 2 pm; until
Contact the volunteer coordinator Antonia Moore:
Phone: (253) 468-3725
Michael Steadman - Thurston Commissioner District 2ALERTS:
Michael Steadman’s campaign is currently requesting volunteers who will do phone banking.
Phone Banking will be held weekly from 6pm to 8pm on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from Tuesday Aug 18 to Tuesday Nov 3.
Any of our members who would be willing to volunteer should contact Jesse Simmons via email (email@example.com). Campaign phone: (360) 525-4142
Sharonda Amamilo - Superior Court Judge
Want to know more? Contact her team with questions or to volunteer.
Or visit her website.
Jessica Bateman - Representative District 22 Position 2Ready to roll up your sleeves? Sign up below to volunteer!
Beth Doglio - Congressional District 10 RepresentativeUpcoming volunteer opportunities for the general election!
Members can sign up here for all of our virtual events: https://www.mobilize.us/doglioforcongress/
We'll be starting with 3 weekly volunteer events, and ramping up as the general election nears: