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Actions – Week of August 6, 2018
Action #1: SB 100 = 100% Clean Energy
Deadline: August 30 – While the Current Occupant of the White House works to Make America Oil-Friendly Again, California is working on going 100% for clean energy with SB 100, the 100 Percent Clean Energy Act. That means cleaner energy for buildings, industry and transportation without fossil fuels. Read our article for more info about this opportunity for our state to become a national leader in combating climate change, and contact your Assembly member to support SB 100.
- What to say:
My name is ____, my zip code is ____, and I’m a member of Indivisible East Bay. I’m calling to ask Assembly member ___ to vote YES on SB 100. I support the goal of powering California with 100% clean electricity by 2045. California needs to move toward this goal as quickly as possible because global warming and extreme weather and fire are threatening the state as never before. SB 100 can help create jobs, clean our air, improve health conditions and prevent damage to our whole state. Let’s have California be a leader in taking this crucial step. Please vote YES on SB 100.
Action #2: A little privacy, please
Deadline: ASAP – Do you think it might infringe on your First Amendment rights if white supremacists have a campaign to harass or threaten you for taking part in a protest against them? How about if the government — the one headed by the guy who thinks white supremacists are “very fine people” — talks about passing a law that by its very name targets left-wing protesters who wear masks (as opposed to, say, Klansmen)? How about when the media publish the names and home towns of people arrested at an anti-alt right rally, making them clear targets for retaliation, as happened this past weekend in Berkeley? Read our article about why all of these are dangerous to the most vulnerable in our community — and maybe even to you — and several things you can do about it.
Action #3: Keep our air clean
Deadline: October 2, 2018 – Who doesn’t want cleaner air? You get one guess … On August 2, the administration released a proposal to weaken the Obama administration’s antipollution and fuel efficiency standards for cars and trucks, and to revoke the Clean Air Act waiver that lets California set tougher standards than the federal government. This is a terrible idea for our health, the environment, climate change, and the growing development of greener tech. Read our article for more info and actions you can take, including submitting a comment to the EPA and Department of Transportation. You can include these points:
- Climate change is real. We need to reduce our use of fossil fuels.
- The automobile industry needs a goal to work toward. It’s in no one’s interest to move the goalposts.
- Clean air is important for public health.
Action Still Needed – Past Weeks
These items still need our attention! A record of weekly actions are on the Archived Actions page.
Week of July 30, 2018
Action: Would it kill you to call your Senator?
Deadline: today and every day – The press is telling the country and DC staffers are telling us: Senators aren’t hearing from their constituents about Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, and there’s no groundswell against him. We now hear that Kavanaugh may have advised President Bush how to get around the torture ban — and that we’d find info about it in his records, but GOP Judiciary Committee Chair Grassley won’t supply them. You and yours must get on the horn, NOW, if we’re going to stop this 53 year old right wing extremist from spending the rest of his life on the Supreme Court. Yes, Senators Feinstein and Harris are already working on this, but public outcry is crucial, and that means calling your senators. And tell everyone you know to do the same — especially those who live in Maine & Alaska, home of crucial swing Senators Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski. Read our article for more info, but CALL NOW.
- What to say:
My name is ____. My zip code is ____ and I’m a member of Indivisible East Bay. Thank you for demanding to review all of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s relevant documents. Please keep it up! What we know about his views on reproductive rights, health care, and executive power is frightening enough already. I want to know what else is in his record that Republicans are so desperate to hide from the American people.
Week of July 23, 2018
Action: Stop the Charade of a Parade.
Action: Pass the PAVE Act
Action: Let’s See Your Papers, Kavanaugh
Trump’s proposed Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is a proponent of a strong Presidency, to the point that he said the Supreme Court’s 8-0 ruling requiring Nixon to turn over tapes might have been “wrongly decided.” Kavanaugh has an enormous (but non-public) paper trail documenting those and other views from when he worked for George W. Bush and Ken Starr. Before the Senate votes on his lifetime appointment, Senators need to see his written views to be able to ask intelligent questions about them. Read our article for more info and a suggested call script; then call Senators Feinstein and Harris — both of whom sit on the Senate Judiciary Committee — and ask them to insist that the White House and Kavanaugh turn over the documents Kavanaugh wrote, before the Judiciary Committee hearing.
Week of July 16, 2018
Action: REUNITE immigrant families
In a July 17 press conference, Senator Kamala Harris, with Senators Jeff Merkley (D-OR) and Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV), introduced the Reunite Every Unaccompanied Newborn Infant, Toddler and Other Children Expeditiously (REUNITE) Act, a comprehensive bill to reunite immigrant families ripped apart by the administration’s disastrous policies. Please thank Senator Harris for introducing the bill, ask Senator Feinstein to support it, and spread the word on social media! Read our article for more info, including talking points and more actions you can take.
Week of July 9, 2018
Action: Save the budget and ACA. AGAIN.