Quote of the Week:
“Democrats’ chances of winning back control of the House of Representatives in 2024 just got a big boost from the most unlikely of places: the conservative-dominated Supreme Court.” -- Christian Paz, VOX
Co-sponsor the Judiciary Act of 2023
SCOTUS is stacked with justices handpicked by MAGA Republicans and dark money groups, and it is running out of control. This court has too much power to be ignored, and if we want our government and its policies to reflect the will of our beautifully diverse country, we must restore SCOTUS to a place of legitimacy. Senators Markey and Smith have reintroduced the Judiciary Act of 2023 to add four justices to the bench and undo decades of conservative court-packing.
Action: Contact your senators and make sure they are signed on today.
Contact WA Senators
Script: Hello, I’m a constituent from Olympia, Washington, and I am calling to urge Senators Murray and Cantwell to co-sponsor the Judiciary Act of 2023, the bill to expand the Supreme Court by four seats. Far-right dark money groups have been rigging our courts for decades, and have stacked the bench with extremists who are beholden to special interests and the GOP. As a result, I have lost confidence that the Supreme Court is a fair arbiter of justice in this country that will uphold my constitutional rights like the right to an abortion. Expanding the Supreme Court will undo the damage that has been done and would restore faith and trust in the institution.
Supreme Court expansion is just the first step in ensuring our judiciary is a fair, objective body that represents the constitution and the rights of the American people. Will Senators Murray and Cantwell co-sponsor the Judiciary Act of 2023? We must act now to save our abortion rights.
Remove 2020 Election Deniers from YouTube
On June 2nd, YouTube said it will no longer remove content featuring false claims that the 2020 US presidential election was stolen, reversing a policy instituted more than two years ago amid a wave of misinformation about the election.
The platform said in a blog post that it will stop removing “content that advances false claims that widespread fraud, errors, or glitches occurred in the 2020 and other past US Presidential elections.”
The announcement comes in the run-up to the 2024 US presidential election and at a time when former President Donald Trump, the current frontrunner in the Republican primary, continues to make baseless claims about the previous election.
Action: Take this TAN action Stop Election Fraud on YouTube
Oppose Billionaires Pay Zero Tax Act
Oppose the new Billionaires Pay Zero Tax Act (S.1108 - Death Tax Repeal Act of 2023). Billionaires — can pass unlimited investment gains to their descendants without paying a dollar in income tax.
Introducing the Republican ‘Billionaires Pay Zero Tax’ Act
Action: Take this TAN action to ask our Senators to oppose the bill.
Oppose Billionaires Pay Zero Tax Act
Have You Scheduled These Events?
Town Halls for Port and Thurston County Commissioners
Want to Know More About Elections?
Checkout the Elections 2023 page on our website where there is more information about the races as well as a list of candidates. Each candidate is sent a questionnaire developed by our Endorsement Team. When and if we receive responses to the questionnaire, we post them on the website, so please keep checking the website at www.olympiaindivisible.org.
Candidate Interviews Between June 14 and June 19
The Endorsement Team will be scheduling Zoom interviews with the candidates who have returned questionnaires. We will let you know dates and times as soon as individual interview dates are confirmed. This is an opportunity to get to know how the candidates deal with questions and how they present themselves.
Action: Register for currently scheduled Town Halls:
Endorsement Team Presentation
The Endorsement Team will give a presentation on Saturday, June 24 at 10:00 am to the OI membership which summarizes how the candidates meet OI values.
Action: Register here for the Endorsement Team Presentation.
June 17: Drinks and Democracy
This Saturday (June 17), Chef Lisa invites OIympia Indivisible members to her cozy back patio in SE Olympia for a Drinks and Democracy Happy Hour! From 5:30 to 6:30pm, come enjoy a signature house drink on a democratic theme. Non-alcoholic beverages will be on hand as well.
Come raise a glass of cheer, catch up with your fellow Indivisiblers, unwind, and build our fellowship!
Please note that you must be vaccinated and boosted for COVID in order to attend. Chef Lisa intends for these events to spread good cheer, not germs!
Action: RSVP at email@example.com
Action Cafe 2023,