SAVE OUR DEMOCRACY
Take the Protect the Results Pledge!
For almost four years, Olympia Indivisible has been pushing back against the Trump agenda and working to ensure that the 2020 presidential campaign results in his removal from office. But it is clear that the Trump administration is laying the groundwork for a constitutional coup in which, if he loses, he uses his powers of office to overturn the election results.
Indivisible's national team is now working to create a response called Protect the Results, intended to avert this constitutional coup. They are building a nationwide coalition of grassroots civic leadership which is planning for different crisis scenarios, with appropriate advocacy and mobilization responses. They are organizing to ensure that every vote gets counted, however long it takes.
SO WHAT CAN YOU DO--RIGHT NOW--to make a difference?
ACTIONS: 1. Pledge to stay informed and to take action if Trump refuses to accept the results by signing up with Indivisible's Protect the Results campaign: https://www.protecttheresults.com. (this will take all of one minute or less)
2. if you have the means and feel moved to do so, make a personal donation to Indivisible's Protect the Results Contingency Fund by visiting: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/igotmail3
Tell your friends!
Help Flip Michigan Back to Blue This November
For twenty consecutive years, Michigan voted for a Democratic President. This battleground state must flip back to Blue if we are to win in November... and they need our help to do it.
Olympia Indivisible members and volunteers from around the country have joined the Michigan Voter Registration project calling left-leaning young people, minorities, and women mostly in Detroit and Lansing to register them to vote by phone. This amazing project has three weeks left to register 25,000 new voters.
The OI Team offers training sessions on Zoom twice a week with step-by-step instructions. Join us on Mondays at 12 noon and Fridays at 10 a.m. When you’ve completed the training, we’re there to support you as you begin making calls using a user-friendly dialing platform that makes calls using a Michigan area code and phone number. The more volunteers calling at the same time allows the dialing platform to perform most efficiently. After you’ve taken the training, you can find additional support with the Guide to Making Calls in Michigan and a Printable Phone Script which are now available on the OI website.
ACTION: Register only once for either a Monday or Friday Training on Zoom followed by making calls as a group. 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.
Turn Up The Heat On Postmaster General DeJoy
Despite public pressure and congressional hearings, Postmaster General DeJoy and the Board of Governors are still refusing to be transparent about their ability to be ready for the November elections.
This week under orders from senior USPS officials, Postal Police blocked Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Shultz from viewing operations inside a Postal Facility in Florida, even though she serves on the House Oversight Committee that oversees the Postal Service and has every right to view the facility and interview workers. You can read more here: https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2020/09/04/usps-dejoy-wasserman-schultz/
And today it got even worse.
The Washington Post reported today that Postmaster Dejoy urged his past employees to donate to the GOP and then be reimbursed by his company through bonuses. If true, this is illegal, disqualifies him to serve as Postmaster General, and would mean he committed perjury at the House hearings.
Clearly, Postmaster DeJoy does not want the public to know what is going on at the USPS.
ACTION: Call our Members of Congress and let them know you want them to TOUR OUR LOCAL USPS Distribution center in Tukwilla before they head back to Washington and to Investigate Postmaster Dejoy for Illegal Campaign Contributions.
Script: My name is ___________ . I am calling to ask (Senator/ Congressman _______) to insist on being allowed to tour the Tukwilla USPS Distribution Center that serves our area. The USPS is a public service and must answer questions to prove their ability to protect our votes with realistic, prompt delivery of our ballots. Will the Senator/Congressman commit to visiting the Tukwilla facility? The public has a right to know.
I also want to know what the Congressman/Senator plans to do about the new allegations that Postmaster Dejoy made illegal campaign contributions as reported in the Washington Post this week.
Congressman Denny Heck: 360-459-8514
Senator Maria Cantwell: (253) 572-2281
Senator Patty Murray: 202-224-2621
Further focus on the election.
Less than 2 months to go, and the pre-election jitters are starting to spread. Annoying, but it is probably a good thing, as there is no reason to believe that the corrupt and tyrannical Trump administration will not try to interfere. The jitters are useful to remind us that we have to be prepared, we’ve seen what this administration is capable of. Staying active and being prepared are the best antidotes to the pre-election jitters.
One of our partners, Jen Hoffman, who publishes a weekly Americans of Conscience Checklist that often provides the OI Action Team with good ideas for the CTA, is providing a pre-election checklist of actions that individuals can take to make sure they are prepared to have their vote counted, and to help friends, neighbors and community to be active voters.
ACTION: Access her checklist at:
She provides some very creative and fun ideas, as well as time tested and proven methods for getting out the vote. Subscribe and enjoy, and feel those jitters begin to fade!
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 Events
Help 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:
Phone Banking: Yes You Can
Get comfortable calling voters for any kind of campaign. We are offering another class this week on Thursday, September 10, from 6:00-7:30 pm. Register here:
Olympia Indivisible members are writing postcards for several campaigns including Carolina Mejia, Jessica Bateman and an Arizona U.S. Senate campaign. Email email@example.com 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 1
ALERTS: 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 - 7 pm
Friday from 4 pm to 7 pm on: 9/11, 9/18, and 9/25
Every Saturday from 11 am - 2 pm
Contact the volunteer coordinator Antonia Moore:
Phone: (253) 468-3725
Michael Steadman -
Thurston Commissioner District 2
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org). 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 2
Ready to roll up your sleeves? Sign up below to volunteer!
Beth Doglio -
Congressional District 10 Representative
Upcoming 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:
and Indivisible Puyallup.
To submit topics to the CTA Team use this email: OICTATeam@gmail.com.
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