Call Today to Protect Our Democracy!
We are coming perilously close to losing our democracy. The corruption of Trumpism was barely defeated in the last election. The Senate must act quickly to strengthen voter protection laws as well as give the District of Columbia the statehood it deserves.
You can read more here: Demand Your Senators Support and Move Swiftly on S. 1 and S. 51
Action: Contact our Senators Right Now!
Script: My name is __________. I am a member of Olympia Indivisible and am alarmed at how Trumpism almost defeated democracy in our last election. I urge you to act quickly to vote for Senate Bill 1 the For the People Act and Senate Bill 51 the D.C. Statehood Act. If we don’t end gerrymandering, voter suppression, corruption, and money in politics, our democracy will not survive.
Ask the Thurston County Commissioners to Declare a Climate Emergency
On February 9, 2021, the Thurston Board of County Commissioners will vote on adopting the Thurston Climate Mitigation Plan and a Climate Emergency Declaration. We want them to adopt the plan, as Tumwater already has and Olympia will do on February 2nd.
Like Tumwater and Olympia, it is also of utmost importance that the Declaration be adopted, with the language "Climate Emergency", which underscores the extreme urgency of the moment, not "Climate Crisis", which diminishes the reality of the severe climate impacts that are already upon us and will only get worse without immediate and ongoing mitigation efforts.
Action: Before February 9, 2021 email the County Commissioners
Subject: Climate Emergency Declaration
Script: As a constituent, I am asking you to vote to adopt the Thurston Climate Mitigation Plan. I am also asking you to adopt the Climate Emergency Declaration, as have the cities of Tumwater and Olympia. Please use the more appropriately descriptive word used by those cities: "Emergency." "Crisis" only diminishes the very real urgency to act.
I ask that the County Commission align itself with not only local jurisdictions, but with the state and federal governments, and to take climate change seriously.
According to scientists, we have nine years to take serious, comprehensive action. I ask the County Commissioners to act on climate as if our lives depended on it. Because they do!
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Tell Biden and Congress Not to Compromise for Less Than $1.2 Trillion
Ten Republican senators have a $600 billion counter-proposal to Biden’s $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package and are requesting a meeting with President Biden to detail their alternative proposal that they claim could be approved quickly by Congress with bipartisan support.
This proposal is less than one third of Biden’s package, and while we all want to see compromise, Biden must not give away crucial relief for Americans in the name of compromise.
Action: Call our SenatorsScript: My name is _______ and I’m a member of Olympia Indivisible. I’m calling to encourage our Senators to work with reasonable Republicans, but not to sacrifice relief to small businesses, local governments, schools and struggling families, just to reach a bi-partisan agreement. This relief bill is about saving American families and that must be the focus for the Biden Administrations, rather than any appearance of bi-partisanship.
Strengthen Democracy by Supporting the Local Options Bill in the Legislature
There is growing evidence that ranked-choice voting is an effective tool for keeping extremist candidates out of office, and reducing polarized and dysfunctional government. In this session of the Washington legislature, HB 1156 has been introduced by a bi-partisan group of 27 legislators, to increase the options for use of ranked-choice voting at the local level. It is supported by FairVote Washington and is largely supported by the League of Women Voters who express concern about the potential for eliminating odd year elections, in one section of the bill.
The bill is currently in the House State Government and Tribal Relations Committee, chaired by Rep. Javier Valdez. Rep. Laurie Dolan, one of our local legislators (22nd District) is a member, and both Rep. Dolan and Rep. Bateman are sponsors of HB 1156. Now is the time to let our local legislators that we support this common sense approach to election reform, to help get it moved out of Committee and onto the House floor.
Action: Call your local legislator and let them know that you support HB 1156 and want to see it moved out of committee. Sign up with the legislature to track this legislation and follow it on the FairVote Washington website.
Script: My name is _____________, and I am a member of Olympia Indivisible. I support local choices for ranked-choice voting, as I believe it offers voters more choices, leads to more civil campaigns and more equitable representation, and can result in financial savings for cash-strapped local jurisdictions. I support HB 1156, and want you to let members of the House Committee on State Government and Tribal Relations know that you support moving it out of Committee as soon as possible for a vote by the full House. Thank you.
(Note that calls to Rep. Dolan’s office should request that she vote to move it out of Committee as soon as possible as she is a member of that committee).
Legislative Engagement Training on Friday
Come Learn how easy it is to use the Take Action Network (TAN) to make your voice heard on issues important to you!
Take the opportunity to join a state-wide effort to promote legislation such as Ban Open Carry at the Capitol, Tax the Rich, Clean Fuel, Voting Rights and many more.
During our training on Take Action Network (TAN) we will walk you through all you need to get started making a difference today including signing up.
Using TAN you will learn how to:
Action: Register for our next Legislative Engagement Training using (TAN) coming up this Friday February 5, 2021 at 5pm
Register in advance for this meeting
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Virtual Town Hall with Sam Hunt, Laurie Dolan, and Jessica Bateman on February 3rd
Action: Join the LD22 Virtual Town Hall on February 3, 2021 at 7PM. See more about this event on Facebook. (The link to attending the event is coming soon.)
To submit questions before the event in advance click on
22nd LD Virtual Town Hall Questions Survey (surveymonkey.com)
To submit topics to the CTA Team use this email: OICTATeam@gmail.com.
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