Advocate for a Path to Citizenship for Farmworkers
The Farm Workforce Modernization Act (H.R. 4916) is a bipartisan immigration bill that would give undocumented farmworkers and their families a path to legal citizenship. In addition, the proposed legislation would give 2.4 million undocumented farmworkers the same legal protections that U.S. farmworkers have. While there are 46 co-sponsors of the bill, Congressman Denny Heck is not a co-sponsor.
ACTION: Call Congressman Denny Heck (360) 459-8514 and ask him to co-sponsor H.R. 4916.
Script: My name is _______________, and I am a member of Olympia Indivisible. I am calling because I am strongly in favor of the Farm Workforce Modernization Act. A majority of farmworkers in America are not permanent citizens, and this amendment to the Immigration and Nationality Act would provide these workers and their families with a path to legal citizenship, while reducing costs for growers. I am asking Congressman Heck to co-sponsor H.R. 4916. Thank you.
This month, November 21, the House is writing the budget for FY20 and can fight the Trump Regime in funding ICE, CBP (Customs and Border Protection) and the Wall. The appropriations process is our best chance to stop Trump's deportation atrocities.
ACTION: Call Congressman Denny Heck (360) 459-8514 and ask him to reject funding increases for ICE and CBP
This week in the Trump Impeachment Investigation.
On Episode 117 of The Overcast, The Seattle Times politics podcast, Representative Heck provides an inside glimpse of testimony gleaned in closed-door depositions — which, he notes, have occurred with Republicans present and allowed to participate. He describes formal sessions, sometimes testy, lasting several hours.
ACTION: Listen to the podcast and call Denny Heck (360) 459-8514 and thank him for his continued tenacity and fortitude in the Impeachment Investigation of the Trump Regime.
Buy We Are Indivisible Book, Join Cookies & Conversation
Olympia Indivisible's Cookies and Conversations hosts Glen Hubbard and Lisa Ornstein are organizing a four-session Saturday evening We are Indivisible book discussion group starting November 16 and running through December 14 (with time out for Thanksgiving week-end). Joining this book group is a great way to learn about the vision of Indivisible's founders, to share your responses and thoughts about that vision with fellow Indivisiblers, and to build fellowship and energy as we look forward to 2020 and beyond. Oh. And cookies! Let's not forget about cookies.
So, you might ask, how do you get geared up to be part of this soon-to-be-legendary book group?
STEP 1. Buy the book. It'll hit the shelves of local bookstores Nov. 5, OR you can order a copy right now for from Indivisible's nifty website and save a few bucks off the list price. Here's the website address : https://www.porchlightbooks.com/product/we-are-indivisible-a-blueprint-for-democracy-after-trump--leah-greenberg?variationCode=9781982129972
STEP 2. Sign up for the book club. We'll be meeting at Glen's home in NW and/or Lisa's in SE (tbd) on Saturday Nov. 16 and 23rd, and Dec. 7 and 14, from 7-8:30pm. We're limiting the group to 15, so ya gotta sign up in advance (and we suggest you do so quickly!). How? RSVP to Cookiesandconversationrsvp@gmail.com
Reminders and directions will be emailed to the members who sign up. The November 16 event will be at Glen's home.
STEP 3. Read chapters 1 and 2 by November 16.
Monday November 11 - 10:00 - 10:30 AM
Thank You Rep Heck! We Have Your BackHosted by South Puget Sound Action Network416 Snyder Ave SW, Olympia Territorial Sundial
Nov 13 Wednesday at 7 PM – 9 PM
Election Security is National Security
Hosted by South Puget Sound Action Network
Thurston County Courthouse Room 152, 2000 Lakeridge Drive SW, Olympia,
Guest Speakers: Kim Wyman, Wa State SoS; Mary Hall, Thurston Co Auditor; Kirsten Mueller, LWVWa Election Security Issue Chair
Friday, November 15 - 5:30
Olympia Indivisible Members TGIF Gathering!
Cooper Point Public House 3002 Harrison Ave NW, Olympia