Every one of us counts.

Let’s start today with a piece of hopeful news that you might have missed. An election in Wisconsin this week for a seat on the state Supreme Court was won handily by a circuit court judge named Rebecca Dallet, in the face of the efforts of Republican Governor Scott Walker and the whole GOP establishment.

Why is this notable? Because this was the first time in 23 years that a liberal candidate who wasn’t an incumbent won a seat on the state’s high court. As GOP Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell admitted today about Republican prospects in November’s midterms: “We know the wind is going to be in our face. We don’t know whether it’s going to be a Category 3, 4 or 5.”

Let’s make it a 5.


A FAIR COUNT FOR A FAIR COUNTRY


The U.S. Census can seem like a fairly uncontroversial topic — until you realize that the count of who’s present in America is used to determine congressional apportionment for the next decade, allocate federal funding for infrastructure, and serve as the basis for huge amounts of American research. And right now, the Trump administration is working to game the 2020 census to suppress the votes and voices of their constituents — even changing the process in attempts to undercount immigrants and minorities and avoid counting LGBTQ people entirely.

The census determines for the next ten years who we are and how our voices count.

WHAT YOU CAN DO RIGHT NOW

Call California Attorney General Xavier Becerra and voice your support for his decision to sue the Trump Administration over the plan to add a citizenship question to U.S. census-taking.

Call Senator Harris and thank her for co-sponsoring Senate bill S.2580: The Every Person Counts Act, which would remove the citizenship question from the census.

Call Senator Feinstein and ask her to co-sponsor Senate bill S.2580.

Call Nancy Pelosi and ask her to support a similar bill in the House of Representatives.


APRIL MEETING GUEST SPEAKER: JEFF SHEEHY


We hope you can attend our next monthly Stand Up SF meeting on Sunday, April 15, 2-4pm at the Noe Valley Library, where we’ll have a special guest speaker: San Francisco District 8 Supervisor Jeff Sheehy. He’ll be speaking to us about what resistance to the Trump agenda can look like on a local level. Be sure to register now so that we can save a seat for you!

Thank you for all that you do,
Paul


UPCOMING EVENTS


Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi Office Action
Monday, April 9, 3-4pm
90 7th Street Suite 2-800
San Francisco
REGISTER NOW

Brown Bag Lunch with Feinstein Staff
Friday, April 20, 12-1pm
Note new location: 301 Mission Street (lobby area)
San Francisco
REGISTER NOW

Tracy Grassroots Organizing (GO) Team
Saturday, April 21, 11am-4pm
902 N. Central Ave. Suite 201
Tracy
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Stand Up SF April Meeting
Sun, April 15, 2-4pm
Noe Valley Library
Guest speaker: Supervisor Jeff Sheehy, SF District 8
REGISTER NOW