|Friday was just an incredible victory for Americans—and also an incredible victory for you. There is no way TrumpCare would have been defeated before coming to a vote if it hadn’t been for the thousands of office visits, phone calls, and town hall questions from constituents like you and your Indivisible group members. This is your win, and you did it by standing indivisible. Phenomenal, just phenomenal. We hope you and your group are taking the time to celebrate—you deserve to relish this moment and be proud of what you’ve accomplished.
Then, it’s time to get back to work—because standing #indivisible works.
What comes next?
- Give your MoC fast feedback on their planned TrumpCare vote. Even though the vote didn’t happen, it’s vital that your representative hears your thanks for their opposition to the bill, or disappointment if they had supported it. Make plans to visit your representative’s office as a group on Monday to let them know your thoughts.
- Block Gorsuch by blocking “cloture.” Judge Gorsuch didn’t have a lot of answers in this week’s Senate Judiciary Committee hearings, and what he did have to say just confirmed that as a Supreme Court Justice, he’ll keep on defending the interests of the wealthy and powerful. Fortunately, Democrats are showing some spine: Sen. Chuck Schumer has announced that he intends to filibuster Gorsuch’s nomination. But it’s not enough to just filibuster—they have to commit to voting against “cloture.” The cloture vote ends a filibuster, and it requires 60 votes. Regardless of who your senator is, your ask this week is for them to commit to voting against cloture for Gorsuch. Let them know that #WeObject with our updated script.
- No more secrets on Trump’s tax returns. Rep. Bill Pascrell’s Resolution of Inquiry (H.Res. 186), directing the Treasury Secretary to provide the House of Representatives with Trump’s tax returns from 2006 through 2015, will have a markup in the House Ways and Means Committee on Tuesday afternoon. Only 62 Members have cosponsored this resolution so far. Tell your MoC to cosponsor H.Res. 186: here’s our script.
Tell us about your digital training needs!
We’re hard at work on the Indivisible Digital Toolkit to give you more resources on how to use technology to stand indivisible. But we need your input! Please have the person in your group running your Facebook/Twitter/website complete this survey and help us tailor our efforts to what you need most: Digital Toolkit Survey.
New Indivisible toolkits: You asked, we answered!
This week, we have two new group leader resources in response to some of the most frequently asked questions we’ve heard from you—check them out!
Plus, we’ve added a few other Indivisible resources recently:
- Last week, Trump released a disaster of a budget proposal. If you’ve been wondering whether he’s actually going to get what he wants, read our explainer on how the budget and appropriations process works and what you can do to resist Trump’s priorities: Legislative Process 101—Appropriations (or “Keeping the Lights On”).
- We’ve collected all of our materials on legal questions together on one page: Legal Resources. If your group has been considering officially incorporating as an organization, be sure to check out the link to Bolder Advocacy to find out more about your options.
April recess will be here soon!
We know it feels like recess just happened, but it’s coming up again fast, and you’ll get to keep building on everything your groups accomplished last round. Start making plans—and expect some brand new tips and tricks from us next week. If you have suggestions for other things your group needs, please feel free to send them our way at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are so proud to be a part of this Indivisible movement. Thank you for all of the hard work you’ve done over the past few months to save health care—every minute of it has paid off. This is just our first big win: we’re looking forward to standing indivisible with you for many more victories ahead.
The Indivisible Team
P.S. We want to amplify your group’s voice! Keep sharing your pictures, videos, and stories with us at email@example.com.
Happy birthday, ACA—and many more! (Photo credit: Pete Souza)
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