That’s our Senator!

Did you see Senator Harris grilling SCOTUS nominee Brett Kavanaugh last week? She went after him on abortion as well as the Mueller investigation, exposing his lies, corruption, and unwillingness to prosecute Trump for any crimes he’s committed.

In publicly opposing Kavanaugh, Senator Harris is fighting hard for Democracy. She’s fighting for us. Let’s make sure she keeps it up.


ONE THING YOU CAN DO RIGHT NOW


Call Senator Harris and thank her for opposing Kavanaugh’s nomination and for holding his feet to the fire in these hearings.

Extra credit: Call Senator Feinstein and ask her why she hasn’t committed to vote against Kavanaugh.

Don’t like calls? Use Resistbot.


UPCOMING EVENTS


Phone Bank TODAY for Josh Harder in CA-10
Sunday, September 9
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
1436 Taylor Street
REGISTER NOW

Can’t make today? Join one of Swing Left’s get-out-the-vote actions in District 10.

Tracy GO Team – Get out the vote!
Saturday, September 15
10am – 2pm
Tracy, CA
REGISTER NOW

Stand Up SF September Meeting
Sunday, September 16
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Noe Valley Library
REGISTER NOW

Win November phone bank at Phyllis’s
Sunday, September 23
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
249 Jersey Street
REGISTER NOW

Here’s how to suspend Kavanaugh’s hearings

The news cycle is punishing – that’s on purpose – but try to keep this top of mind: the president’s personal lawyer Michael Cohen pled guilty to 8 criminal counts. He testified that he paid hush money to women on Trump’s behalf, with the goal of influencing the outcome of the 2016 election.

The president is a criminal co-conspirator. He has nominated Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. Kavanaugh has argued that a sitting president should not be “distracted” by investigations into his or her crimes. Trump has found a judge that will overlook his treasonous acts.

Under the circumstances, Kavanaugh’s hearings, scheduled for September 4th, need to be suspended.


ONE THING YOU CAN DO RIGHT NOW


Some good news for a change: both our Senators sit on the Senate Judiciary Committee. Call Senators Feinstein and Harris and ask the Committee to suspend Kavanaugh’s hearings. There’s a great script here. If you’d prefer not to make a call, ResistBot is your friend.


UPCOMING EVENTS


Coffee with Feinstein Staff
Thursday, August 30
10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
301 Mission Street (lobby area)
REGISTER NOW

Rise for Climate, Jobs, and Justice
Join the Stand Up SF contingent of the biggest climate march ever!
Saturday, September 8
9:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Meet at Philz Coffee, 1 Front St., Annex Suite 100
REGISTER NOW

Phone Bank for Josh Harder in CA-10
Sunday, September 9
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
1436 Taylor Street
REGISTER

Tracy GO Team – Get out the vote!
Saturday, September 15
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
902 N. Central Ave. Suite 201, Tracy, CA
REGISTER NOW

Stand Up SF September Meeting
Sunday, September 16
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Noe Valley Library
REGISTER NOW

Thanks for all you do,

Rachel

Use your voice, make a difference

This week, the president called on Attorney General Jeff Sessions to end special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation “right now.” On the face of it, that’s as literal as a case of obstruction of justice gets. Of course, Sarah Huckabee Sanders has already walked the tweet back, saying it was just “his opinion.”

I don’t even know what to tell you. This is no way to run the United States of America.


ONE THING YOU CAN DO RIGHT NOW


Call all three MoCs and urge them to protect the Mueller investigation.

Think your calls don’t make a difference? Think again. Dianne Feinstein’s deputy state director Sean Elsbernd tells us last Thursday was a historic low for calls received by her San Francisco office. There were only 34. If only half the people reading this email made the calls, we could quintuple that number.

Or use Resistbot to send your message. Texts, faxes and emails all go into the same tally, which our MoCs can use to demonstrate grassroots support for protecting Mueller.


MURKOWSKI IN TAHOE: TELL HER NOT TO CONFIRM KAVANAUGH


We met with Sean on Friday. You can read the full action report here, but the big takeaway is:

Alaskan Senator Lisa Murkowski will be Nevada Senator Dean Heller’s guest at the 2018 Lake Tahoe Summit in Sand Harbor State Park, Nevada. This event is open to the public, and a Kavanaugh protest there would impact Murkowski in person.

If you can’t get to Nevada, call Murkowski and Maine Senator Susan Collins anyway. They’re under the impression people aren’t as upset about this as they were about the Affordable Care Act. Let’s show them they are wrong.


STAND UP SF TAKES BACK CONGRESS


We are 100 days out from the 2018 midterm elections. Our power can flip the House (and maybe the Senate) by electing progressive leaders who represent our values, but only if every one of us does our part.

Sign up for Stand Up SF’s very first phone bank on August 5th! Join our members + Democracy action for a fun afternoon to flip a Senate seat.


UPCOMING EVENTS


Phone Bank for US Senate
Sunday, August 5
1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
2624 3rd St., SF
REGISTER NOW

Senator Harris Office Visit
Tuesday, August 14
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
333 Bush St., Suite 3325
REGISTER NOW

Stand Up SF August Meeting
Guest speaker from Swing Left
Sunday, August 19
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Noe Valley Library
REGISTER NOW

SF Fundraiser for Josh Harder in CA-10
Help the Democratic nominee unseat Republican Jeff Denham in California’s 10th congressional district.
Sunday, September 9
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
DONATE NOW

Thanks for all you do,

Rachel

Cut off Putin’s puppet

The president disgraced himself again in Helsinki. He rejected the findings of our intelligence community that Russia attacked the 2016 election and determined its outcome. He praised Russian president and former KGB agent Vladimir Putin at the expense of our NATO allies.

He looked every inch Putin’s puppet.

His performance was so disastrous, even his loyal lapdogs Mitch McConnell and Paul Ryan were forced to condemn it.

Of course Trump has tried to walk back what he said. His explanation is this: “In a key sentence in my remarks, I said the word would instead of wouldn’t.”

Would you believe that? I wouldn’t.


ONE THING YOU CAN DO RIGHT NOW


We don’t often ask you to take to the streets. We call our work “activism for introverts”. But desperate times call for desperate measures. The United States has hit a new low.

In 2016, mass protests in South Korea brought down a corrupt president. Now it’s our turn.

Tomorrow night, Wednesday 7/18, from 8:30pm, Indivisible SF is hosting a candlelight vigil at the Powell Street Cable Car Turnaround to confront corruption and demand democracy.

Bring a sign, a votive candle, or a friend. More details here. I’ll see you there.


UPCOMING EVENTS


Tracy GO Team
Saturday, July 21
10am – 2pm
Tracy CA
REGISTER NOW

Coffee Meeting with Feinstein Staff
Friday, July 27
10am – 11am
301 Mission Street, SF
REGISTER NOW

Phone Bank for US Senate
Sunday, August 5
1pm – 5pm
2624 3rd St, SF
REGISTER NOW

SF Fundraiser for Josh Harder in CA-10
Help the Democratic nominee unseat Republican Jeff Denham in California’s 10th congressional district.
Sunday, September 9
11am – 1pm
Details: Email actionsfsolidarity@gmail.com

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Stand Up SF August Meeting
Guest speaker from Swing Left SF
Sunday, August 19
2pm – 4pm
Noe Valley Library
REGISTER NOW

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Thanks, as always, for everything you do.

Rachel

Don’t get mad. Get organized

I’m not going to lie to you. Between the awful SCOTUS decisions on fake health centersgerrymanderingthe Muslim ban and unions, and the resignation of Justice Kennedy, it’s been an exhausting, depressing week.

If you feel terrible right now, it’s because you care about other people. I’m proud of you.

In the dark days after the 2016 election, the only thing that could cheer me up was resistance. It’s still true. Let’s turn this grief into action.

Start small. Hold Senate Leader Mitch McConnell to his own standards. Senator Chris Murphy of Connecticut said it best:

Here it is, plain and simple. McConnell set the rule. Now, he and Senate Republicans need to follow it. No vote on a Supreme Court nominee until after the new Congress is seated.

Kamala Harris and Dianne Feinstein were quick to add their voices. Now add yours.


ONE THING YOU CAN DO RIGHT NOW


Call Senators Feinstein and Harris. Thank them for being so ready to insist on the McConnell rule. Ask them to use their influence to hold Democratic Senators together on this matter.

If you don’t want to call, use ResistBot.


LOTS MORE THINGS YOU CAN DO: JOIN THE RESIST-A-THON


From July 9 through July 15th Swing Left SF and the San Francisco Resistance Coalition are hosting a week-long Resist-A-Thon. Sign up for any of the events below:

UPCOMING EVENTS


Families Belong Together National Protest
Saturday, June 30
10am
Dolores Park
RSVP

Phone Bank with Democracy Action
Sunday, July 1
1-5pm
2624 3rd Street
SIGN UP NOW!

Senator Harris Office Visit
Wednesday, July 11
3pm – 4pm
333 Bush Street, Suite 3325
REGISTER NOW

Stand Up SF July General Meeting
Join us for a conversation with CARA, the California Alliance for Retired Americans, to learn about their Senior Vote 2018 initiative, and how you can become a Senior Ambassador to win back the house this November. Bring a friend!
Sunday, July 15
2pm – 4pm
Noe Valley Library, 451 Jersey Street
REGISTER NOW

Tracy GO Team
Saturday, July 21
11am-4pm
902 N. Central Ave. Suite 201, Tracy CA
REGISTER NOW

Thanks, always, for everything you do,

Rachel