Quote of the Week:
“Choosing to be optimistic, determined, and undaunted is not foolish; it is necessary; it is our duty; it is our privilege as the beneficiaries of a gift entrusted to us by those who refused to give up when they faced challenges far greater than our own.” – Robert Hubbell, Oct. 22, 2022
Action Cafe: Chef Lisa says the Action Cafe will be closed tomorrow (Monday) so everyone can attend the following Marilyn Strickland Town Hall.
OI All Member Event:
Rep. Marilyn Strickland Q&A Town-Hall
Marilyn Strickland has exceeded expectations placed upon her as she entered her freshman year in Congress. She has learned from her experiences. Some of her most important efforts have been toward supporting:
Ask Marilyn Strickland your questions. Be sure your questions are concise and to the point. Please write your question down in advance to help be concise.
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
Here are in-person opportunities to get out the vote for our pro-democracy candidates and meet some fellow activists. It is fun meeting new people who care about the same things you do, as well as often meeting the candidates themselves.
Help GOTV for CD-08 Congressional Representative Kim Schrier and CD-03 Congressional Candidate Marie Gluesenkamp Perez!
Ballots are out! Join Team Schrier and Team Perez in a final push to get out the vote in WA-08 and WA-03. Doorbelling is the most important way to contact voters, and Kim and Maie need your help to do it! First time? No problem! Training and materials will be provided.
For the safety of voters, volunteers, and staff, all canvassers must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
Where: Covington, WA
When: Saturday, Oct. 29, 2022
Times: There are three shifts: 9am-noon, noon-3pm, 3pm-6pm
Get Details and Sign up HERE
Where: Centralia, WA. Meet up at the flagpole in George Washington Park in front of the Timberland Library, 110 S Silver St. Centralia, WA 98531
When: Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 29 and 30, Nov. 5 and 6
Get Details and Sign up HERE
Local Candidates Sign Waving and Lit Drops
Note that the sign waving event might be canceled due to rain.
Let’s Get Together and Sign Wave
(Pick your favorite spot or time; Signs will be provided)
Join us at 1014 E.4th Avenue in Downtown Olympia to get your packet and instructions, and then go hit some doors for our Democratic Candidates!
Senator Patty Murray
Senator Murray will be pounding the pavement for ongoing canvass launches as well as phone and text banking opportunities over the next few weeks across the state. You can find additional events near you HERE. Patty needs our help and that’s for real! Please do your part by signing up to knock on doors and contact voters between now and election day.
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.
Hands off our Medicare!
Keep Wall Street Out of Traditional Medicare - No to ACO REACH!
The Trump administration created a pilot program to privatize traditional Medicare, the Direct Contracting program. The Biden administration has rebranded this privatization scheme as ACO REACH.
Under ACO REACH:
The ACO REACH pilot program is scheduled to begin in January 2023. The plan is to have ALL Medicare beneficiaries under ACOs by 2030, unless we stop it NOW.
Grand Theft Medicare
Puget Sound Advocates for Retirement Action
Action: Contact your MoCs and President Biden
Option A: Take this copy/paste action in Take Action Network (TAN) Tell our Officials: Hands off our Medicare!
Option B: Contact your officials
Contact WA MOCs
Contact President Biden
Script: I want you to say no to privatizing our Medicare system and no to third party managers getting between seniors and the disabled and their doctors or other health care practitioners.
We cannot allow third party profit seekers between seniors and their chosen health care providers. And yet that is precisely what will happen under the DC/ACO REACH program. We cannot allow the quality of health services for seniors to decline, but that is financially incentivized through this privatization effort.
Join us in saying Hands off our Medicare!
Out-of-State Pop-Up Project
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