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November 30, 2019



Monthly Newsletter
Sorry for the short delay in our November-end newsletter!

December meeting

Our next group meeting will be on Saturday, Dec 7, from 2:00 - 3:45 PM, at Torrance Zamperini Field.

  • As part of a VoteForward campaign, we'll write short personalized notes to under-represented Colorado voters to help them register to vote. 
  • Doug Bender will lead a discussion to choose our top advocacy priorities for 2020 CA leglslation
  • Jimmy Gow will discuss the upcoming Torrance city council elections (in March)- the first for the newly drawn districts.
RSVP for December 3 group meeting
Help Colorado voters get registered to vote!

Join us in the Purcell Room of the Peninsula Center Library (701 Silver Spur Road), on Sunday Dec 8 from 1:30PM - 3:00PM.

We'll write short hand-written notes to Colorado voters, with pre-printed registration forms, making it super-easy for people to register.
  This method has been shown to increase turnout by 1-3% - enough to swing critical elections.

Colorado is especially critical next year, with potential to both swing the Presidential election, and decide control of the U.S. Senate.
RSVP to register voters by mail
Debate Watch Round 6

Join us at 4:45 PM on the evening of Thursday Dec 19, at Sizzler on 2880 Sepulveda in Torrance.  It's always lively, and it's fun to watch with a crowd of engaged activists!

For this debate, we're going to combine our year-end celebration with this event, so come catch up and enjoy catching up with friends and fellow resistors!

RSVP for Debate Watch Party & Holiday Celebration
Cause of the Month

Every month we ask you to consider supporting a worthy cause- this month please consider supporting us!

With an increasing set of activities - including planned upcoming voter registration, text-banking, and other election-related activities, we find ourselves starting to be pinched for funds.  So help if you can afford to do so, and consider setting up a small monthly donation at the link below!
Donate to ISBLA
Join us for a peaceful rally for the impeachment of Donald J Trump for high crimes & misdemeanors, including abusing his powers in order to attack political opponents. We'll meet at the northeast corner of Hawthorne & Sepulveda, and march on the sidewalks in front of Del Amo Shopping Center.

This event will take place the evening before the House floor vote to pass formal articles of impeachment. That vote is not yet scheduled- we'll send out info once timing firms up.  RSVP below to stay current with latest information.

Make & bring signs that can be seen in the dark! (sunset is pretty early now)
RSVP for Impeachment Eve Rally!

Indivisible To-Do list 

  1. Sign up to make some calls connecting voters to 13 key senators. With impeachment hearings moving forward this week in the House, it’s critically important that we prepare for the next stage -- a fair impeachment trial in the Senate. We’ve hit 600,000 calls (!!) but we still have a ways to go to make our goal of calling one million constituents of the 13 senators who really need to hear from them. We're asking you to call voters in those states and ask them to turn up the pressure on their elected officials. It’s a simple four-part process:

    - You call a progressive voter in a key state with one of these 13 Republicans. These folks are your friends—they attended the Women’s March and/or fight for progressive causes.
    - You explain how they have power now. You’ll remind them why the continued fight for impeachment is so important—and why they have particular power in this moment.
    - You ask them to use their power. Then, you’ll ask them to call their senator and make their voices heard on why we’re demanding courage in this moment.
    - You push a button and connect them to their senator’s office. The call tool will allow you to automatically patch them through to the senator’s DC office.
     
  2. Register or find a Trump is Not Above the Law Impeachment Eve event now. We need to show that there is massive public support for impeaching Trump for his crimes and abuses of power. That’s why the night before the House of Representatives takes a historic vote to impeach Trump, we'll take to the streets to declare that Nobody Is Above the Law. There are more than 265 events on the map as of now with more being added every day. Make sure to RSVP for (or host) one near you.
  3. Write a letter to the editor on impeachment. This is a critical moment for our democracy -- a moment that requires us to turn up the heat on our elected officials, demand that they hold Trump accountable, and encourage others to get involved. Write a letter to the editor of your local newspaper and make sure your member of Congress and your neighbors know that nobody is above the law.
  4. Tell the House to lower prescription drug prices by improving H.R. 3. Nearly three in ten people in the country say they lack the funds to pay for their prescriptions. It’s time for Congress to act to take on Big Pharma’s greed. H.R. 3, which will likely get a vote in the House in mid-December, is a valuable first step, but it can still be expanded to benefit even more people, and put billions more dollars back in families’ pockets. Call your Member of Congress and tell them to improve H.R. 3 using our call script above!
  5. Register for the National Activist Call on Dec 5 at 8 PM ET. Make sure to join us to get the latest on the impeachment inquiry in the House, hear about the results of our presidential debate polling, and learn what’s coming next in our 2020 plan!
  6. Get involved in the fight for Medicare for All on Dec 4 at 8 PM ET. Our friends at Public Citizen have invited Congressional champions to share insights about how local resolutions efforts, like the recently passed resolution in Los Angeles, can support the growing momentum for Medicare for All in Congress. Make sure to RSVP to learn more from the activists and policymakers who pushed those resolutions across the finish line, and to get organizing updates from across the country.
Holding Our Elected Officials Accountable

We meet regularly with the staff of each of our elected representatives, at both the National and State level.  We advocate for our positions on current legislation, and provide feedback to them on their actions & votes.

The meetings are great way to engage in the democratic process!  The staff listens carefully - and we often see positive outcomes from these interactions. If you'd like to participate, look for upcoming meetings on the calendar link below.
Legislative meetings summary

Join in an event or action !

Go to our calendar to find upcoming political activities & events in and around the South Bay.  There's lots going on - find something to match your interests!

To list events here, just send a calendar invitation to isbla3366@gmail.com.

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