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INDIMARIN'S UPCOMING EVENTS
NEW! - Coffee and Cards - Thursday, 9/19 at 9:30 AM in at Cafe Verde in Corte Madera
Dial for Democracy - Call VA to register voters - Thursday, 9/19 at 2 PM in San Rafael
NEW! - Coffee and Cards - Tuesday, 9/24 at 10 AM at Panera Bread in Novato
Write for Democracy - Wednesday, 9/25 at 7 PM at Sports Basement in Novato
Dial for Democracy - Call VA to register voters - Saturday, 9/28 at 10 AM in San Rafael
October Membership Meeting with Pat Shiu - 10/13 at 4 PM in San Rafael
See details below
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At last Sunday's membership meeting, "The Path to Victory in 2020," the energy and drive was palpable. People are woke! Member turnout was fantastic and many people brought their friends and family. We added sixty-two new members this week alone! Our leadership team has doubled. It's happening. We're gonna #TakeItAllBack! Special thanks to Susan Bolle, Charlie Varon, and our very own Cindy Ostroff for inspiring and energizing us to set aside minor discomforts and inconveniences and take action. Our country needs us!

ANNOUNCEMENT - OUR POPULAR POSTCARD-AT-HOME PROGRAM IS BACK! 
Sunday's meeting also marked the return of our very successful Postcard-at-Home Program, through which members wrote over 6,000 postcards during the midterms! We're now writing cards to help register voters in advance of the legislative elections in Virginia on 11/5. We have committed to write over 3,000 postcards by September 30! Will you help us meet this goal? Sign up here to postcard from the comfort of your own home.

THANKS TO MEMBERS WHO MADE CALLS FOR DAN MCCREADY!
We greatly appreciate those of you who worked up the nerve and carved out some time to make calls for Dan McCready in the special election in NC-09. While McCready narrowly lost by less than 2 percentage points, we can find tremendous encouragement in these results. This is a district Trump won by 12 points in 2016. Yet in a low turnout special election, we were so close to flipping this district blue. We are reversing Trump's 2016 gains in purple districts across the country because of the work of our incredible volunteers. However, this result underlines how hard we need to work for every single vote!  

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COFFEE AND CARDS  - Thursday, 9/19 at 9:30 AM at Cafe Verde in Corte Madera
Join us for coffee, conversation and postcarding. We'll be writing postcards to help register voters in Virginia. RSVP here.

DIAL FOR DEMOCRACY - Thursday, 9/19 at 2 PM in San Rafael
Help register voters of color in Virginia in time for their state legislature elections in November. No worries if you've never called voters before.  All training and support is provided! Currently, we have a shot at flipping Virginia in 2019 which will help in the fight to end gerrymandering, anti-abortion laws and many other egregious laws that are being passed at the state level. RSVP here.

COFFEE AND CARDS  - Tuesday, 9/24 at 10 AM at Panera Bread in Novato
Join us for coffee, conversation and postcarding. We'll be writing postcards to help register voters in Virginia. RSVP here.

WRITE FOR DEMOCRACY - WEDNESDAY, 9/25 at 7 PM at Sports Basement in Novato
Join us to write postcards with the Reclaim our Vote program to reach out to voters who live in states with high rates of voter suppression and encourage them to register. Please join the work (and the fun! ) RSVP here.

DIAL FOR DEMOCRACY - Saturday, 9/28 at 10 AM in San Rafael

Help register voters of color in Virginia in time for their state legislature elections in November. No worries if you've never called voters before.  All training and support is provided! RSVP here.

OCTOBER MEMBERSHIP MEETING WITH PAT SHIU - Sunday, 10/13 at 4 PM in San Rafael 
Appointed by President Barack Obama, our featured guest speaker served as the Director of the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs at the Department of Labor from 2009-2016. In that role, she enforced laws that prohibit workplace discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability and veteran status. We are honored that Pat will be our featured speaker. RSVP here.

Ongoing - Please join IndiMarin's #TakeItAllBackTeam
Our country, our democracy, and our ideals are in crisis. Please join IndiMarin's #TakeItAllBack Team to be part of the solution! By joining the #TakeItAllBackTeam, you are committing to be part of the solution, and will be kept apprised of our strategies and all opportunities to help Dems win in 2019 and 2020. Sign up here.

Ongoing - Please join IndiMarin's 5 Minute Action Team.
Do you have 5 minutes to give, once or twice a week to advocate for issues you care about? We will send you, on an "as needed" basis, concrete actions you can take to advocate for progressive ideals. Sign up here.

Ongoing - Sign up to make phone calls from home for Reclaim Our Vote

Help register people of color in suppression states. We provide participants with this at-home instruction guide, 1:1 tutorials and phone support. If desired you can pledge to make 100 calls (about 6 hours,) 200 calls (about 12 hours) or more. The sky's the limit! Sign up here.

Thank you for stepping up to help our country get back on track!

Visit our calendar page: www.indivisiblemarin.org for details and to sign up!

In Solidarity - The IndiMarin Steering Committee - Susan S, Justine, Laurie & Susan M.

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September Membership Meeting: On to 2020!

Indivisible Marin had a full house today for our September Membership Meeting!

We began the afternoon with a presentation of our campaign programs by our Voter Outreach team leader Cindy Ostroff. Susan Bolle, the Director of Democracy Action Marin, followed with a discussion of the Democrat’s plan to take back the Senate and the Presidency.

We ended the afternoon with a powerful monologue on campaigning in the age of Trump by political humorist Charlie Varon. and the launch of our home post carding program.

We ended the afternoon with a powerful monologue on campaigning in the age of Trump by political humorist Charlie Varon. and the launch of our home post carding program.

Thank you to everyone who attended this event!  Look forward to more dynamic meetings this fall as we move into 2020!

Thank you to everyone who attended this event! Look forward to more dynamic meetings this fall as we move into 2020!

Coming up this Fall with Indivisible Marin

2020 is just around the corner and Indivisible Marin is laying the foundation of a powerful campaign and electoral force. Phone banks, text banks,and postcarding programs will be expanded as campaigns to take back our Democracy are launched across the county. We will offer debate parties to gather and watch our candidates debate the issues. Our monthly membership meetings will feature local political leaders such as Susan Bolle of Democracy Action Marin, and a presentation on the Obama White House.

Our leadership team is expanding and focused on offering our growing membership a wide variety of campaign activities and strong programming. Our members love to post card and we will be launching a large home postcarding program in mid September, focusing initially on the national Reclaim our Vote voter registration program. Morning and evening postcarding and phone banks will be available. We will also be doing campaign work for state elections in North Carolina and Virginia.

Please join us at a watch party or membership meeting!

RSVP to a phone bank or post carding event!

We look forward to having you join us!

Lights for Liberty Novato

“GIVE ME YOUR TIRED, YOUR POOR, YOUR HUDDLED MASSES YEARNING TO BREATHE FREE.” - INSCRIPTION ON THE STATUE OF LIBERTY

On Friday July 12th, 2019, Lights for Liberty: A Vigil to End Human Detention Camps, will bring thousands of Americans to detention camps across the country, into the streets and into their own front yards, to protest the inhumane conditions faced by refugees.  Join us at Marin’s vigil, held at the Novato City Hall beginnning at 7 pm and make your voice heard.

On Friday July 12th, 2019, Lights for Liberty: A Vigil to End Human Detention Camps, will bring thousands of Americans to detention camps across the country, into the streets and into their own front yards, to protest the inhumane conditions faced by refugees. Join us at Marin’s vigil, held at the Novato City Hall beginnning at 7 pm and make your voice heard.

Summer with Indivisible Marin

School is out and summer is here but we aren’t slowing down a bit at Indivisible Marin! We are hard at work laying the foundation for the 2020 campaign. and building energy for the work ahead.

Our membership activities in July and August take a fun turn with a outdoor summer benefit concert and an evening comedy show. Bring your friends and family as we raise funds for the rigorous campaigning we are planning for next summer and fall.

Our membership activities in July and August take a fun turn with a outdoor summer benefit concert and an evening comedy show. Bring your friends and family as we raise funds for the rigorous campaigning we are planning for next summer and fall.

Do you miss that campaign camaraderie? Join us as we postcard and phone bank with the national Reclaim Our Vote program, targeting voter registration in states with high rates of voter suppression.

Do you miss that campaign camaraderie? Join us as we postcard and phone bank with the national Reclaim Our Vote program, targeting voter registration in states with high rates of voter suppression.

Love that debate environment? Come to our debate watch parties in June and July and see our candidates discuss the issues that face our country.

Love that debate environment? Come to our debate watch parties in June and July and see our candidates discuss the issues that face our country.

Want to make your voice heard with the critical issues of our time? On July 12th join us in Lights for Liberty Novato’s vigil protesting the inhumane treatment of refugees in our country.

Check our our calendar for dates and times. Indivisible Marin is growing and we love to see familiar and new faces! Please feel free to contact us at any time if you have questions or need more information.

Wishing you and your family a wonderful summer!

Help empower voters of color in voter suppression states!

As we know, Republicans are ratcheting up the level of voter suppression and voter list purging, dramatically impacting disenfranchised voters of color in southern states.

Indivisible Marin is excited to announce a new partnership that will enable us to fight this situation to protect our democracy and win in 2020! We have joined forces with a national, non-partisan coalition called “Reclaim Our Vote.” The coalition is organized by the Center for Common Ground in conjunction with the NAACP, Mi Familia Vota, DemLabs, and Black Voters Matter.  

The objective of the coalition is to phone hundreds of thousands of voters of color in voter suppression states, with the goal of empowering every voter who is eligible and wants to vote. Through this program, we will be reaching out to under-represented voters—voters the mainstream political campaigns have overlooked all too often. Last fall, the coalition made 253,000 phone calls to disenfranchised voters to help them register and to get out the vote.

Unlike phonebanking during the midterms, these voters are happy to hear from us since they have been neglected by the system. Our calls are welcome!

This year, we will be helping the Reclaim Our Vote Project increase its impact in North Carolina, Virginia and other states where significant off-year and special elections are taking place. The phonebank effort will be supplemented by postcard-writing, canvassing and texting, to reach both rural and younger voters of color. We are also laying the groundwork for an even more intensive effort in multiple states in 2020. 

Please join us in this crucial, democracy-building effort! We need every voter to be engaged and empowered to win in 2020!

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Important Update for our Members

Last fall Indivisible Marin launched a partnership with Action Network, a comprehensive communication program designed for progressive activist organizations. This program has helped us build our organization and organize our membership data base, as well as increased the efficiency of communicating and organizing events. In general, the program has been extremely successful. However, we have had a continuing problem with a small number of members who are not receiving our electronic newsletters. They are automatically marked as unsubscribed through the Action Network platform., even when there are efforts to resubscribe. This is usually because the member has unsubscribed at some point to another organization who also uses the Action Network platform. This is not uncommon in today’s electronic world, and unfortunately, difficult to resolve. If you are a member but are not receiving our newsletters or weekly emails and have checked your spam folders, please email us directly at info@indivisiblemarin.org.. We will look into the issue and if necessary, walk you through the process of resubscribing. In cases when that is not successful, members have found that using an alternative email address is the best option.

Spring at Indivisible

The weather may not be there yet….but spring is here and with it new and exciting events at Indivisible Marin. We offer a wide range of activities and everyone is welcome to join at any time. Please see our calendar for details!

Our Book Club is growing. We read several interesting books over the winter, looking at social, communication, and political forces affecting our current national and local dialogue. This spring we are going to read a guide for activists and then move into specific issues, starting with Climate Change, that will define the 2020 campaign.

Our Climate Conversations have gotten off to a great start by discussing organizations that can help us reduce our carbon footprint. We learned a great deal from each other about how to tackle this monumental threat. This spring we will be discussing strategies to reduce food waste and use of single use plastics and move on to other ways to combat climate change,

Our Membership Meetings now feature a Speaker Series highlighting local, state, and national issues. This winter included a live stream presentation of the Sunrise group discussing the Green New Deal and an evening with our State Assemblyman Mark Levine discussing legislation impacting California. We will start off the spring with a discussion of national and local immigration issues led by the Canal Alliance. Later in the spring we will be hosting a benefit to fund raise for the campaign season in 2020 - stay tuned for details!

The midterms may be over, but campaigning continued this winter with our popular Post Carding Events at The Zinz Wine Bar and The Sports Basement and the Home Post Carding Program. In January, we participated in a major national study looking at the effectiveness of post carding and will be working on the 2nd phase of this project in May. Post carding campaigns directed at our elected officials and thanking voters in 2018 midterm districts that flipped were also offered and will continue this spring.

As part of our commitment to hold our elected officials accountable and stay updated on both state and national legislation, our Legislative Teams met regularly with staff from the offices of Senators Feinstein and Harris, as well as Congressman Huffman, State Senator Mike McGuire, and State Assemblyman Mark Levine.

Internally, our Steering Committee and Support Team meet monthly to discuss administrative issues and plan for 2020 campaigning. We attend monthly meetings with other local activist groups to coordinate activities such as the postcarding study and mobilizing for action, such as the Mueller protests. Indivisible is growing rapidly and is now one of the largest activism groups in the United States. We are poised to have a major impact in 2020 and take back our government. Please join us!

Call to help stop excessive use of deadly force!

ACTION OF THE DAY

Over the weekend, Sacramento County DA Anne Marie Schubert announced that the police officers that murdered Stephon Clark in his grandmother's backyard would not be charged. Stephon was unarmed and the father of two children. Stephon's family, and their coalition of supporters, would like to use this announcement as an opportunity to draw attention to the importance of AB 392 - the bill to change the police use of deadly force standard.

Please take a few moments today to call your state legislators in support of AB 392. Click below for a call script the phone numbers.