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
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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
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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

Crucial events this week

It’s recess week, and that means our representatives are at home where they can hear you in person. It’s all hands on deck to stop TrumpCare AGAIN, this time as part of the #TrumpTaxScam. And have you heard? The GOP have sneaked anti-choice “personhood” language into the bill! This week, raise your voice to demand that our representatives do everything in their power to stop it.

TODAY at noon: Join Stand Up SF members at Congresswoman Pelosi’s office to thank her for her ongoing defense of the Affordable Care Act (now once again at risk), and talk strategy for winning back the House in 2018. SIGN UP NOW!

TOMORROW at noon: Come out for an all-Indivisibles protest in front of Senator Feinstein’s office to stop the tax scam and ACA sabotage. Tell Senator Feinstein she must withhold consent to proceed on this bill. Learn more and sign up.


ONE THING YOU CAN DO RIGHT NOW


Call both senators and demand that the “personhood” language be removed from the tax bill. (call tool and script)

Not comfortable making phone calls? Try Resistbot, and send a fax to both Senators in under 2 minutes!


UPCOMING EVENTS


Senator Harris Office Visit
Thursday, November 30th
12pm
50 United Nations Plaza
REGISTER NOW

Protect activists and journalists from government spying

At the end of 2017, one of the National Security Administration’s most important legal powers will expire. Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act gives the government the authority to target anyone outside the US for surveillance. Right now, the government uses this law against Americans and sweeps up private information obtained from hundreds of millions of our emails, text messages, instant messages, video chats, and more.

Trump wants Congress to extend Section 702 without any reforms and it’s time for Congress to tell him NO.

Senator Feinstein, who sits on the Senate Intelligence Committee, will be a key vote for reform. Last week, she sponsored an amendment requiring the government to get a warrant to search through information about people in the U.S. Without this reform, there is little that stops the government from using Section 702 to improperly target journalists, activists, or communities of color for surveillance.

Sen. Feinstein needs to hear from you — she has to oppose efforts by the Trump Administration and others to extend this law without reform.


ONE THING YOU CAN DO RIGHT NOW


Call Senator Feinstein and ask her to:

  • Support the bipartisan USA RIGHTS Act, which reforms Section 702
  • Reject Sen. Burr’s bill to extend Section 702 without reforms

Not comfortable making phone calls? Try Resistbot, and send a fax to both Senators in under 2 minutes!


UPCOMING EVENTS


Don’t miss our November general meeting! We’ll hear about our latest “off the record” events with Congressional and Senate staff, learn about how to champion progressive legislation in California with guest speaker from Indivisible SF’s CaStateStrong, and plan our holiday party. Hope to see you there!

November General Meeting
Sunday, November 12th
12:30 – 2:30pm —please note the earlier start time
Noe Valley Library, 451 Jersey Street
REGISTER NOW

Thanks for all you do.