Quote of the Week:
“May each of these heroes, those whose names we know–Brian Sicknick, Howard Liebengood, Billy Evans, Michael Fanone, Eugene Goodman–as well as all the unsung defenders who proved their mettle and selflessness that day, receive the appreciation and commemoration they so justly deserve.”
-- Rev. Margaret G. Kibben, Chaplain of the United States House of Representatives, December 6, 2022 Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony for law enforcement officers defending the U.S. Capitol when it was under attack on January 6, 2021
OI Sponsored Virtual Event
Washington Indivisible Network (WIN) and Olympia Indivisible (OI) are laying groundwork for a virtual event the first week of January 2023 for members of Indivisible chapters across Washington state to combine the remembrance of the 2021 January 6th insurrection with opportunities to actively engage on behalf of democracy in 2023.
We’ll have more news soon!
Fully Fund the NLRB!
The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is in a funding crisis. We need a fully funded NLRB to investigate unfair labor practices and conduct union elections. Take two minutes to send a letter to your senators to demand funding for the NLRB.
All over the country, workers are organizing to win union elections and fight illegal corporate union-busting. The NLRB is supposed to back us up by enforcing labor law and worker protections.
But the NLRB is severely underfunded and doesn’t have enough staff to do its job.
The agency hasn’t had a budget increase since 2014, which is a 25% budget decrease when you factor in inflation.
Without the NLRB, we can’t hold corporations accountable or build worker power through stronger unions.
It’s that simple.
Action: Take two minutes to write a letter and tell your senators: Fund the National Labor Relations Board. Script provided.
Help Pass Gun Safety Bills
Inslee, Ferguson join efforts to ban semi automatic rifles in WA
Any bill, including ones on gun control above, will go through many iterations during the upcoming legislative session. An easy way to help get a bill passed is to sign up for Take Action Network (TAN) whereby a “tracker” follows the bill and creates actions for you to take at appropriate times.
Once you are signed up in TAN and have your Washington Indivisible Legislative Action (WILA) search set up, you will be sent email links when you need to take easy one click action to help get good bills passed.
Action: Sign up to Zoom TAN Training Register Here. You have an opportunity for TAN training on Friday at 10:00 a.m. from December 16 through the 30th. Get signed up to Take Action Network (TAN) and set the searches you need for one click activism. Or get in touch to set up an individual training session for you or your group: Take Action Network (TAN) Help Form
Update Countywide Planning Policies
Before Thurston County Planners can begin to determine the scope of the Comprehensive Plan update known as Thurston 2045, they must resolve any differences between the county and the cities.
If we want affordable housing we need to make sure the County has resolved any policy differences with the cities before they start their work and ask them to update the Thurston County County-Wide Planning Policies.
Action: Send a pre-prepared email by clicking on the link inside the Take Action Network (TAN) action Ask Thurston to Update Countywide Planning Policies.
Fight Climate Change
We can fight climate change by insisting on transportation goal changes in the upcoming Thurston County Comprehensive Plan.
Action: Send a pre-prepared email by clicking on the link inside the Take Action Network (TAN) action Fight Climate Change with Updates to the 2045 Comprehensive Plan Update
We can fight for affordable housing by insisting on affordable housing goals in the upcoming Thurston County Comprehensive Plan.
Action: Send an email to email@example.com.
Subject: Input on Housing – Chapter 4 in Thurston County Comp Plan
Make sure you add your name and email address.
Copy and paste the Housing Script into your email.