Make them pay

Yesterday, we watched in outrage as Republicans sold out women and Democracy and voted to seat Brett Kavanaugh on the Supreme Court. A lot of us felt helpless this week watching these events play out, and realizing what they will mean for the future of this country.

But we aren’t helpless. The fight isn’t over. There will be no justice in America until we vote out Donald Trump and end Republican control of Congress. Every senator who voted for Kavanaugh should lose their job, and we are going to make that happen.

Election day is one month away. Stand Up San Francisco is leading canvasses in Tracy every Saturday from now until then, to take a House seat away from Republican Jeff Denham. Join us in our minivan, which Rachel calls “The Beast of the Resistance”, for a fun and vitally important day out.


ONE THING YOU CAN DO RIGHT NOW


Sign up to join the Tracy GO Team next Saturday, or October 20th, or October 27th.


UPCOMING EVENTS


Resistathon is back!
Join fellow activists for a week of activities to support Democratic candidates, including phone banks, canvasses, postcard parties, and even an art show!
LEARN MORE AND SIGN UP

Senator Harris office visit
Tuesday, October 9
1pm – 2pm
333 Bush Street, Suite 3325
REGISTER

Tracy GO Team 10/13
Saturday, October 13
10am – 3pm
Tracy, CA
REGISTER NOW

Flip-the-House phone bank at Shannon’s
Wednesday, October 17
5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
137 Crown Court #6
REGISTER NOW

Tracy GO Team 10/20
Saturday, October 20
10am – 3pm
Tracy, CA
REGISTER NOW

Stand Up SF October Meeting
Don’t miss this crucial meeting to discuss the upcoming election and the future of Stand Up San Francisco.

Sunday, October 21
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Bethany United Methodist Church — note new location!
1270 Sanchez Street
REGISTER NOW

Tracy GO Team 10/27
Saturday, October 27
10am – 3pm
Tracy, CA
REGISTER NOW

Don’t see an event that works for you? Sign up for one of these! You’ll see some familiar faces there, too.

A predator and a liar

SUBJECT LINE: A predator and a liar

Hi ,

This has been an excruciating week for survivors of sexual assault, and for women in general. We remember what the Senate put Anita Hill through, and it’s infuriating to see Dr. Blasey Ford have to suffer the same misery. This week was a stark reminder that the men who are running our country see women as objects to be raped and discarded.

Our outrage has made an impact: senators agreed to move forward with an FBI investigation before the confirmation vote. But make no mistake: the White House has placed significant limits on that investigation, and it’s clear that the GOP still expects to confirm Brett Kavanaugh before midterms.

We could still see to it that Kavanaugh is impeached. But that will only happen if we take back Congress.


ONE THING YOU CAN DO RIGHT NOW


Sign up for a phone bank or canvass to elect Democrats in November!


UPCOMING EVENTS


Resistathon is back!
Join fellow activists for a week of activities to support Democratic candidates, including phone banks, canvasses, postcard parties, and even an art show!
LEARN MORE AND SIGN UP

Senator Harris office visit
Tuesday, October 9
1pm – 2pm
333 Bush Street, Suite 3325
REGISTER NOW

Flip-the-House phone bank at Shannon’s
Wednesday, October 17
5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
137 Crown Court #6
REGISTER NOW

Tracy GO Team – Get out the vote!
Saturday, October 20
10am – 3pm
Tracy, CA
REGISTER NOW

Stand Up SF October Meeting
Don’t miss this crucial meeting to discuss the upcoming election and the future of Stand Up San Francisco.

Sunday, October 21
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Bethany United Methodist Church — note new location!
1270 Sanchez Street
REGISTER NOW

Don’t see a phone bank that works for you? Sign up for one of these! You’ll see some familiar faces there, too.

Thanks for all you do,

Laura

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