Quote of the Week:
One of the most vital ways we sustain ourselves is by building communities of resistance, places where we know we are not alone. — bell hooks
OI All Member Meeting:
What's Next for Reproductive Justice?
Comment on Thurston 2045 Comprehensive Plan
The Thurston Comprehensive Plan guides the growth of unincorporated Thurston County (areas outside of the cities). It details policies and goals for zoning and development regulations, and addresses requirements of Washington state's Growth Management Act.
Planners are referring to this Comprehensive Plan update project as Thurston 2045 because they are planning 20 years into the future, and the plan must be ready to implement by 2025.
The public needs to give staff specific guidelines for Climate Change and Housing that we want incorporated into the Comprehensive Plan update.
Action: Send separate comments on each topic area. Take this one click action in Take Action Network (TAN) Comment on Thurston 2045 Comprehensive Plan Update.
Support the Judicial Ethics and Anti-Corruption Act of 2022
Representative Pramila Jayapal and Senator Elizabeth Warren have introduced H.R.7706 and S.4177 respectively. The Judicial Ethics and Anti-Corruption Act of 2022 calls for more disclosure, a binding code of conduct for the Supreme Court and a new judicial recusal process.
The Supreme Court is the only court in the country that is not required to abide by a judicial code of ethics.
With high court in spotlight, Democrats push judicial ethics overhaul
Action: Contact your Members of Congress
Option A: Take this one click action in Take Action Network (TAN) Support the Judicial Ethics and Anti-Corruption Act of 2022
Option B: Contact your Members of Congress
- Senator Patty Murray, Phone: 253-572-3636 or Contact Form
- Senator Maria Cantwell, Phone: 253-572-2281 or Contact Form
- Marilyn Strickland, Phone: 202-225-9740 or Contact Form
- Email all three MOCs at once using Democracy.io.
Script: I urge you to cosponsor the Judicial Ethics and Anti-Corruption Act of 2022 introduced by Pramila Jayapal and Elizabeth Warren. Please do everything you can to get this bill passed. We have judges sitting on the Supreme Court that are not voluntarily policing themselves. We must enforce rules so that judges must recuse themselves when there is a conflict of interest. Court integrity is a high priority for me.
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Have You Scheduled These Events?
Join Olympia Indivisible, City Councilmember Lisa Parshley, and Representative Jessica Bateman on Zoom to talk about what YOU can do to fight back after the fall of Roe. This event will include breakout rooms where you can connect with other OI and community members passionate about reproductive justice. Register here to attend.
Thursday, Oct. 13 at 7pm: Thurston Climate Mitigation Plan Teach-in 101. Olympia Indivisible is proud to sponsor a youth-led teach-in by the Thurston Youth Climate Coalition. Learn about the TCMP and what you can do to advocate for a sustainable future for Thurston County. Come to this hybrid event at Temple Beth Hatfiloh or on Zoom. Registration is required for both the in-person and zoom events. Sign up on our registration page to attend.
Drinks and Democracy Saying Goodbye for the Winter
OI-Co-Founder Lisa Ornstein invited Olympia Indivisible members to her cozy back patio in SE Olympia for a Drinks and Democracy Happy Hour every Saturday during the Summer to enjoy a signature house drink on a democratic theme. Now that the days are getting darker earlier and earlier, sitting on the patio in the dusk and cold will be a whole lot less fun. We’ll do this again next Summer! And who knows? Maybe there will be some hot toddies in the living room later this Fall. Stay tuned!
Action Cafe, Every Monday at noon
Please come to tomorrow's Action Cafe! This weekly Zoom lunch hour gathering is a place to meet, eat, build fellowship and take actions together.
Register HERE. We will send you a Zoom link and tomorrow morning, we'll send you our "menu" with live links for the actions we'll take together.