Take Two Actions Now:
Who Is Protecting Voting Rights?
There is no bipartisan solution when one party refuses to protect voting rights and allows partisan officials to overturn our elections.
It is crystal clear that we cannot enter the midterms with voting rights reform left undone. The GOP is intent on keeping power any way they can. Gerrymandering, voter suppression, and contesting election outcomes are all being put into place.
From historian Heather Cox Richardson:
“According to voting expert Ari Berman, in Ohio, where former president Trump got 53% of the vote in 2020, the new maps would give Republicans 86% of seats. In North Carolina, where Trump won 49.9% of the vote, Republicans would take 71–78% of seats, which translates to a 10–4 advantage if the voters split the vote evenly. In Wisconsin, where Trump won 49% of the vote, the new maps give Republicans 75% of the seats. In Texas, where Trump got 52% of the vote, Republicans would take 65% of the seats.”
Action 1: Contact Senators Murray and Cantwell
Option A: Contact your representatives by telephone or email.
Script: My name is ___________. I am from Olympia Indivisible. My Zip Code is _______. I am calling upon Senator ______ to do everything in her power, privately and publicly, to pressure Senator Manchin to allow filibuster change. Our right to fair elections cannot be held hostage any longer. Pass the Freedom to Vote Act and the John Lewis Voting Rights Act NOW!
Option B: Take this action with one click in Take Action Network (TAN) Pass Voting Rights NOW!
Port Low-Income Housing Request
The Olympian’s 10/24/2021 article: Housing Authority proposes to convert Tumwater hotel to low-income housing for seniors explains how a Tumwater hotel could become 58 units of low-income housing for seniors as part of a proposal from the Housing Authority of Thurston County.
Restrictions set by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) prohibit “residential” uses.
At a meeting on Monday, Housing Authority executive director Craig Chance presented his case to the Port Commissioners, who unanimously agreed to forward a request to the FAA.
Action 2: Remind the Port of Olympia Commissioners to make the request to the FAA
Option A: Email Port Commissioners
Email Subject Line: FAA request
Script: Please forward a request to the FAA to allow low-income housing on Port property.
[NAME] from [CITY],[ZIP]
Take this action with one click in Take Action Network (TAN) Port of Olympia Low-Income Housing Request
OI’s Endorsed Candidates
Congratulations Lacey New (and Old) City Council Members
Thank you Lacey OI members for voting our endorsed candidates onto the Lacey City Council. This will go far to increase the collaboration between the cities of Lacey, Olympia and Tumwater as well as with the County and other involved organizations. Congratulations, and let us begin a new era.
Have You Scheduled These Events?
The Second of the Four Part Series on Addressing Burnout -- Tuesday, Nov 9 @ 7:00 PM
Washington Indivisible has teamed with trainer Susan Brooks Young (Indivisible Bremerton, WA) to bring you a 4-PART WORKSHOP SERIES on addressing burnout. These sessions will be led by trainer Susan Young, and facilitated by the WIN Town Hall team, Stephan Cox and Kat Pipkin.
In the first session we learned what we can and cannot control, and what we can and cannot do about that. Another action for dealing with stress is daily expressions of gratitude for all the good people and things in our life. You can see the first session on Youtube.
We are looking forward to session 2.
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