Our April Meeting

Our monthly membership meeting in April was full of great information...

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We discussed progress the progressive agenda has made this year, including federal, state, and local election results,  gains in traditionally GOP held areas, legislative wins, and a rapidly growing and passionate grassroots movement.

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We welcomed the California field director for Indivisible National, Chloe Stryker, who talked to us about the organization's explosive growth since the 2016 election and the dynamic plans for 2018, the midterms,  and beyond.  Advocacy work, activism at all levels, leadership training,  Get Out The Vote support, and inter-organization work are all part of what we are doing to flip the country blue.

 

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Indivisible has grown rapidly with groups in nearly every congressional district in the country.  Candidates are courting our endorsements.  We have become a powerful progressive voice at the national, state, and local level.  Come join us!

 

JOIN MARIN STUDENTS AT NATIONAL WALKOUTS!!

 

Friday, April 20th is the 19th anniversary of the Columbine massacre. Many local schools, including Tam High, are taking part in a national school walkout to take action against gun violence. The Tam walkout, organized by students, starts at 10 AM with a march from the school to Mill Valley's depot where there will be speakers and a call to action. 

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We encourage you to join the students in this effort! Indivisible groups across the country are marching with students in solidarity. Together, we will send a message to lawmakers that we won’t tolerate any more inaction on this issue. And if cowardly politicians fail to act, young people (and old alike) will VOTE THEM OUT!!

Other local schools are also organizing walkouts. You can search by zip code to fide one nearest you.

April Membership Meeting April 19th

Chloe Stryker, our CA Field Representative from Indivisible HQ, will fill us in on plans and programs in the works from National Indivisible. We'll cover some of the victories we've had, provide an update on current issues in the news and the activist community, and highlight opportunities to take action.

While socializing, we'll write postcards to rural voters in CD-21 who might otherwise not be reached by the in-district Democratic campaign.

Please join us - You'll leave "fired up, and ready to go" in the words of the president whose values we still uphold!

 

We are proud to endorse Anna Pletcher for Marin DA!

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Wednesday night, Indivisible Marin hosted a Candidates’ Forum for the District Attorney race in Marin County with a special focus on three social justice issues: Immigration, Environmental Justice and Racial Equity. Following the candidates’ remarks, members of Indivisible Marin present at the Forum convened and voted overwhelmingly to endorse Anna Pletcher based on her demonstrated passion for and alignment with our priorities for advancing social justice in Marin. Read the press release announcing our endorsement here. 


Before getting involved in this race, many of us were unaware that a woman raped in Marin County must travel over an hour to Vallejo to get the forensic medical examination that is needed to try and convict her rapist; that Latino youths are twice as likely and Black youths are 14 times more likely, to be arrested for curfew violations than White youths in Marin; that our Sheriff's office disregards the spirit of the California Sanctuary State immigration laws, and that the current DA’s office has pursued virtually no cases to protect our environment. For all these reasons, we recommend that you vote for Anna Pletcher in the primary election on June 5. In coming weeks, we will let you know about how you can get involved in supporting Anna's campaign.

To learn more about why a District Attorney is so influential in his or her jurisdiction, watch this informative 2 minute video produced by the ACLU and featuring John Legend.

Are you ready if Trump fires Mueller or Rosenstein?

Concerns are mounting that Trump may fire Special Counsel Mueller or Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. Either firing would trigger a constitutional crisis and will be met by massive protests across the country. This impending national protest is successfully signaling to the national media and congressional Republicans that the American people demand that the truth and rule of law prevail.

Activist organizations throughout Marin have worked together and agreed upon a single location. Our plan is to gather at the Court Street Plaza in San Rafael, off of 4th St. between A Street and Lootens Place. The timing is based on the timing of a firing.  Because we will be mobilizing through MoveOn’s website, it is imperative that you sign up there to ensure that you’re notified if we mobilize.

Sign up for any of the listed Marin events. They all are part of the same Marin-wide protest. 

Indivisible Marin hosts “Advancing Social Justice: A Forum with Candidates for Marin County DA

Indivisible Marin is hosting a Candidates Forum for the Marin County District Attorney race. The Forum will focus specifically on social three social justice issues - Immigration and deportation; racial disparity; and environmental justice.

Candidates Anna Pletcher, A.J. Brady, and Lori Frugoli will discuss their positions and answer questions on three important social justice issues:

1) Immigration - Is Marin operating in the spirit of Senate Bill 54 which made California a “sanctuary state” by legalizing and standardizing statewide non-cooperation policies between California law enforcement agencies and federal immigration authorities. If not, what steps need to be taken?

2) Environmental Justice - How can we best ensure the fair treatment and meaningful involvement of all Marin residents with respect to the development, implementation, and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations, and policies?

3) Racial Inequity - Marin Country ranks as the first most racially disparate county in California, according to the recent "Race Counts" study. How do you propose that we begin to improve this alarming ranking?

Wed, April 11, 2018

7:00 PM – 8:30 PM PDT

LOCATION

Terra Linda Community Center

670 Del Ganado Road

San Rafael, CA 94903


Indivisible Marin members are invited to stay after the conclusion of the public forum to discuss and cast votes on whether or not we wish to endorse, and which candidate, if so. We anticipate that seats will fill quickly, so please sign up soon if you wish to participate.

March for Our Lives

 

 

March for Our Lives Mission Statement

Not one more. We cannot allow one more child to be shot at school. We cannot allow one more teacher to make a choice to jump in front of a firing assault rifle to save the lives of students. We cannot allow one more family to wait for a call or text that never comes. Our schools are unsafe. Our children and teachers are dying. We must make it our top priority to save these lives. 

March For Our Lives is created by, inspired by, and led by students across the country who will no longer risk their lives waiting for someone else to take action to stop the epidemic of mass school shootings that has become all too familiar. In the tragic wake of the seventeen lives brutally cut short in Florida, politicians are telling us that now is not the time to talk about guns.  March For Our Lives believes the time is now. 

On March 24, the kids and families of March For Our Lives will take to the streets of Washington, DC to demand that their lives and safety become a priority. The collective voices of the March For Our Lives movement will be heard. 

School safety is not a political issue. There cannot be two sides to doing everything in our power to ensure the lives and futures of children who are at risk of dying when they should be learning, playing, and growing.  The mission and focus of March For Our Lives is to demand that a comprehensive and effective bill be immediately brought before Congress to address these gun issues.  No special interest group, no political agenda is more critical than timely passage of legislation to effectively address the gun violence issues that are rampant in our country. 

Every kid in this country now goes to school wondering if this day might be their last. We live in fear. 

It doesn’t have to be this way. Change is coming. And it starts now, inspired by and led by the kids who are our hope for the future. Their young voices will be heard. 

Stand with us on March 24. Refuse to allow one more needless death.

MARCH FOR OUR LIVES!

 

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Indivisible Marin General March Membership Meeting

Our monthly membership meetings will now be held on the third Thursday of every month so that they don't conflict with the monthly meeting of the Marin Dems which many of our members like to attend. 

Please join us for our March membership meeting.

The agenda for the meeting is:
- Taking Back Congress - How members of Indivisible Marin can help make it happen
- Campaigning 101 - Phone banking, text banking, postcards and more
- Updates from Working Groups
- Socializing

OUR NEW PHONE BANK CENTER IS NOW OPEN!

We need YOU to help flip 14 winnable CA districts!

 

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Indivisible Marin launched its own phone bank last Sunday! Participants not only made calls to voters in CD-39, but also provided feedback to the district organizer which we learned will be incorporated into the campaign messaging.

By starting on the ground floor, Indivisible Marin members have an exciting opportunity to significantly impact the outcome of flippable races by helping to shape the quality and efficacy of campaign scripts. If you would like to phone bank, or become a phone bank captain, please sign up here. Please also recruit your friends and family.

While phone banking is not difficult, many people feel a bit nervous about the prospect. To help overcome that common reaction, we are offering personalized training to all new phone bankers. We will also have two co-captains staffing each phone bank to answer any questions and help with tech support.

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We have already recruited nearly 90 Indivisible Marin members to join our Campaigners group. If you haven't already joined, this is the best way to receive updates about a wide range of campaigning opportunities. With the new energy of 2018 in full swing, additional members are joining each day, and we expect the group to grow to 200-300 strong!

Together we can flip 14 districts in CA as well as key national races!! To do so, we need every member to participate!  We'll provide the training, the teammates, and the munchies - you provide the people-power. No more complacency!! Let’s ensure a blue victory in the midterms! Please sign up today! And don't just sign up - SHOW up!

Democratic Strategy Survey Results

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Thank you to those who participated in our Democratic Strategy Survey, released after the election of Doug Jones in Alabama last month. The survey gathered information regarding views of the Democratic Party, their political messaging, and issues Democrats face in the upcoming 2018 election.  

Here are some of the highlights from the survey.  Please click on the link below for the full results.

The majority of the people who completed the survey were members of Indivisble Marin, residents of Marin County, older than 51, and identified themselves as Progressive Democrats.
Very few responders look to the DNC website for political information about candidates and policy.
Most responders strongly agreed that the Democrats should use strong condemnation toward Trump and the GOP agenda in their messaging.
The most popular motto was “Opportunity & Dignity for All”.  
Most responders think healing the party’s divisions is necessary going into the 2018 midterm elections.

Click here for the full report.