Weekly Call To Action - October 16, 2022
Quote of the Week:
“In the end, that's what this election is about. Do we participate in a politics of cynicism or a politics of hope?” – Barack Obama
OI All Member Event:
Rep. Marilyn Strickland Q&A Town-Hall
What: Olympia Indivisible, Tacoma Indivisible, and Grey Indivisible Zoom Town Hall Meeting with Congressional Representative Marilyn Strickland
When: Monday, October 24, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Details: Representative Strickland will take your questions in a Q and A session
Register for the online event: Indivisible Meeting with Rep. Stickland
Campaigns – Get Active!
Upcoming Events to Support Pro-Democracy Candidates
Road Party Canvassing for Kim Schrier at Bonney Lake
Bonus: Dr. Kim Schrier will meet us at our canvassing kick off!
When: Saturday, October 22, from 3:00 to 6:00 pm
Where: Carpooling to Bonney Lake, meet at 1:45 pm, register here
Sign Up: On Kim Schrier’s webpage for this date
Why: This is a Federal race in our own backyard that we need to win. Olympia Indivisible endorses Kim Schrier for US Congress. We need her to be re-elected to continue a pro-democracy, pro-reproductive rights majority in the US House of Representatives.
Last Chance to Write GOTV Postcards
What: Help pro-democracy Congressional candidates Marie Gluesenkamp Perez (CD-03) and Dr. Kim Schrier(CD-08) win their races against extremist MAGA Republican opponents. Olympia Indivisible can supply you with postcard packets AND stamps for these two candidates, but you need to respond NOW (the deadline is less than a week away!).
How: Email firstname.lastname@example.org to request postcards which have to be mailed by Oct. 21 (CD3) and Oct. 25 (CD8).
Bonus: Come to OI’s final writing party, Thursday, Oct. 20 from 10 to noon. Cookies, company, conversation, AND postcards! Email email@example.com to sign up & get an address.
Lit Drops for GOTV
Turn out on Saturday in Olympia to get your packet and go hit some doors for our Democratic candidates!
Where: 1014 E. 4th Ave, Olympia
When: Saturday, October 22, 10:00 am
Sign Wave for Democrats
When: Saturday, October 21, 4:30 pm
Where: College & Pacific in Lacey
Keep up with what is happening with candidates on OI’s Election 2022 resource page which includes the Candidate Support Calendar. And discover more about OI plans and activities on the website.
Research Ballot Measures
Get informed about these 2 ballot measures
This League of Women Voters public forum video describes two measures that will be on the ballot in November. They are one to expand the number of County Commissioners and one to expand the number of Port Commissioners. Each board currently has three members, but population growth in Thurston.
Speakers are: Bob Iyall for the Port, Carolina Mejia for the County and then a summary of pro and con points at 14:30 by Loretta Seppanan.
LWV Public Forum: Expansion of Port and County Commissioners?
Vote No on Port of Olympia Proposition No. 1 - Do Not Expand Port Commissioners to 5
Keep the Port Commission to three members.
On page 61 of the Voters’ Pamphlet, several arguments are made against expanding the Port Commission to 5 members. OI’s Port of Olympia Action Team encourages you to read those arguments and vote against expanding the Port Commission.
Arguments Against include:
Action: Please vote NO for Port of Olympia Proposition No. 1 - Expanding the Board from Three to Five Commissioners.
OI All-member Meeting Follow-ups
What's Next with Reproductive Justice?
Thank you to all who attended Olympia Indivisible’s “What's Next for Reproductive Justice?” An online event on October 6th, 2022, featuring Olympia City Councilmember Lisa Parshley and State Representative Jessica Bateman.
If you were not able to attend the event, you can watch the recording here.
Actions: Help elect U.S. Congressional candidate Dr. Kim Schrier (CD-08) and Marie Gluesenkamp Perez (CD-03) who are running against MAGA extremists who intend to ban abortion nationwide if elected.
See our Campaigns: Get Active section above for opportunities to make a difference this coming week.
A Tree Ceremony: All that Dies Will Rise Again At Cooper Point Crest Clear Cut
The whole neighborhood gasped and cried out when in June the Dept of Natural Resources (DNR) allowed a private developer to clear cut these 20 acres of beautiful old trees. Today as a community we will come together and move through our grief to action.
Come for a mourning march, a Eulogy, song, prayer, celebration, to learn about the tree’s role in climate protection, and to hear about restoration efforts being conducted by OlyEcosystems. We will celebrate these trees' lives as we celebrate all living beings.
What: Friends of Trees Event
When: Saturday Oct 22nd 3 to 3:45 pm.
Where: 2922 - 20th Ave NW, Olympia, WA 98505
Info: Please register for the free event: A Tree Ceremony
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