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

Keep calling about Kavanaugh

Our representatives tell us that every phone call matters. When the issues are crucial, we can’t stop with just one call. And with extremist Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh being vetted right now, we have to do everything in our power to stop him. That means: keep calling.

Kavanaugh, who suggested that the Supreme Court might have gotten it wrong when it compelled President Richard Nixon to turn over the Watergate tapes, is shaping up to be the worst possible judge for this country, someone who would let the Trump Administration off the hook for its crimes while punishing women, LGBTQ people, and people of color.

Senator Feinstein is doing a great job holding Kavanaugh’s feet to the fire, but she has not said she will vote against him. We need her to make that promise.


ONE THING YOU CAN DO RIGHT NOW


Call Senator Feinstein, thank her for her work on slowing down the SCOTUS vote, and tell her she must commit to voting against Kavanaugh. Use Resistbot if you prefer.


STAND UP SF TAKES BACK CONGRESS


Next weekend marks 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.

For the next 100 days, we need to go hard. If you’ve been phone- and text-banking and canvassing already, keep up the good work. If you haven’t begun, it’s time to start! 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.

Too social for you? Sign up to phone bank from home with Indivisible’s calling tools. They’ll give you all the training you need.


UPCOMING EVENTS


Coffee with Senator Feinstein’s staff
Friday, July 27
10am – 11am
301 Mission Street (lobby area)
REGISTER NOW

Phone Bank for US Senate
Sunday, August 5
1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
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

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

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

“I don’t know why there aren’t uprisings all over the country”

“Any parents here, mother or father, knows that this is barbaric. This is not what America is. But this is the policy of the Trump administration. I just don’t even know why there aren’t uprisings all over the country. And maybe there will be, when people realize that this is a policy that they defend.”
Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi

Our representatives are justifiably outraged at the separation of children from their parents at the border. Rallies demanding that #FamiliesBelongTogether have in fact been taking place all over the country, but what Congresswoman Pelosi’s comments suggest that we need to be a LOT louder on this issue.

We cannot allow our government to imprison children for any reason. We cannot allow people of color to be held in indefinite detention. We must take action.


ONE THING YOU CAN DO RIGHT NOW


Call Congresswoman Pelosi and ask her to co-sponsor H.R.5950, the HELP Separated Children Act, which strengthens protections for immigrant families while they are in ICE custody. There’s a script you can use at the bottom of this page (you can also use Resistbot).

Extra credit: Help separated families now. Donate to RAICES, a nonprofit legal agency that works with underserved immigrants, to raise the money needed to post bond and reunite these children with their families. Then sign up for action updates from Families Belong Together, so you can be alerted the next time there’s a rally.


STAND UP SF TAKES BACK CONGRESS


Resistance is not enough; we must also elect Democrats to reclaim our country. Kathleen is now our phone banking organizer for the 2018 elections. She’ll be contacting you soon about our first Stand Up SF phone bank. Meanwhile, we are strongly encouraging every one of you to attend Democracy Action’s phone- and text-banking events. There’s one today — see the “UPCOMING EVENTS” section below to sign up.


UPCOMING EVENTS


Phone Bank for Sen. McCaskill with Democracy Action
TODAY, June 17
1-4pm
2624 3rd St., SF
SIGN UP NOW!

Brown Bag Brunch with Feinstein Staff
Tuesday, June 19
10:30am – 11:30am
301 Mission Street, lobby area – note new address!
REGISTER NOW

Fireside Chat with Pelosi Staff
Wednesday, June 27
6pm – 7pm
Noe Valley Library, 451 Jersey St.
REGISTER NOW

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