We hope you get some rest this weekend after your incredible work this recess to hold your Members of Congress (MoCs) accountable at town halls, constituent-led town halls, meetings, marches, and other events across the nation. By our count, over 250,000 of you stood indivisible at 450 events over the last two weeks. Give yourself a round of applause.
Take Action for Immigrants
This Thursday, join Indivisible and the National Immigration Law Center on Facebook Live to talk about what you can do to support immigrant families. On Thursday, April 27 at 9 PM ET/6 PM PT, join Indivisible and the National Immigration Law Center (NILC) for a Facebook Live event where we will discuss the upcoming May 1 Rise Up marches in support of immigrant families. Immigration experts will be on hand to answer your questions about Trump’s efforts to tear families apart, sanctuary cities, and how you can support immigrants. RSVP to get a reminder and other streaming options now. Submit all of your questions here or by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
May 1, Rise Up: The attacks against immigrants and refugees have been nonstop, from the Muslim ban to Trump’s mass deportation force. It’s time we rise up and show our support for the immigrants and refugees who are fighting back. That’s why we’ve teamed up with the Fair Immigration Reform Movement for Rise Up, a nation-wide action for immigrants and allies to stand together and resist. Rise up with us by attending an event near you! Any attack on immigrants is an attack on all of us. Together we can shine a light on the path to freedom and end the cruelty against immigrants and refugees.
If you are interested in joining us to promote the Rise Up events across the country on May 1, here’s a digital toolkit to get you started.
New Immigration Ally Toolkit: Check out our new Immigrant Ally Toolkit, developed in partnership with the Fair Immigration Reform Movement (FIRM), Local Progress, National Immigration Law Center, Reform Immigration for America, and United We Dream, for more information on the May 1 day of action and how you can work in your communities to rise up, unite, and protect immigrant families.
Join the People’s Climate March
Watch and share the Why I March video from 350.org.
April 29, March for Our Climate: The Trump administration’s first 100 days have been filled with unprecedented attacks on the health and safety of American families and have decisively shown that his administration has sided with polluters over people at every turn. (See our new policy brief on defending the environment.) We encourage Indivisible groups to join the People’s Climate March in DC and sister marches across the country. Get started with the People’s Climate March toolkit and spread the word.
The Week Ahead in Congress
Zombie TrumpCare: Trump just won’t let this one die, as it should. Humiliated by the failure of the House to bring his TrumpCare bill for a vote, Donald Trump is still demanding that Congress pass his ACA repeal bill. But as the White House and congressional Republicans continue to make changes to their TrumpCare bill, they’ve only managed to make it worse. What hasn’t changed is the devastation the bill will cause: at least 24 million Americans would lose their coverage, premiums would increase, and people with pre-existing conditions could face astronomical premiums.
That’s why it’s critical that your Representative continue to hear from your group. Tell them that you don’t want them wasting any more time on TrumpCare. For additional resources and talking points, see our “Obamacare is the law of the land” guide.
The Budget: When your MoCs come back to Washington next week, they will have to pass a stopgap funding bill, known as a “CR” (Continuing Resolution), to fund the government past April 28. But with his 100-day report card looming on that same day, Trump is desperate for any legislative win he can get—so much so that his cronies in Congress may be willing to risk a government shutdown by including unpopular policy riders in the funding bill, such as:
- Defunding of ACA subsidies that millions of Americans rely on
- Defunding Planned Parenthood and other family planning initiatives
- Additional funding for Trump’s mass deportation force, including his border wall, detention facilities, and more ICE agents
- Restricting federal funding for cities that take up sanctuary policies
- Defunding the EPA and other climate protection programs
Ask your MoC not to risk a shutdown and to oppose policy riders in any CR.
New Group Leader How-To: Recruiting New Members
Want to grow the size of your group? This week’s new how-to resource covers the ins and outs of how to create a recruitment strategy and how to move prospective members through the stages of recruitment: from contact to consideration to connection to commitment: How To Make New Friends! (i.e. Recruiting New Group Members).
This recess, you proved again what it means to stand indivisible. As Congress returns to session next week, keep the pressure on with phone calls, office visits, and marches, and make sure they know that you and your group are watching what happens next, and you aren’t letting up. As always, let us know how we can support you and your group in the Indivisible actions you’re taking on your home turf: email us at email@example.com. Also, if you haven’t already, please join Indivisible leaders from across the nation on Mobilize, a new tool for communication and collaboration. If there are others members of your team who should be on Mobilize, let us know!
The Indivisible Team
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