Rachel Chalmers

Californians fight back

So much for states’ rights. The EPA aims to roll back California’s ability to set its own emissions standards. The attorneys-general of California and the states that follow its lead have vowed to sue. A disaster for anyone who has to breathe air or live on this planet, this proposal doesn’t even make sense for auto-makers:

…a long, protracted legal battle with state attorneys general creates uncertainty and regulatory limbo—a nightmare scenario for companies that need to design and plan their fleets years in advance.

Who benefits? Oil companies. There’s nothing they won’t stoop to if it lets them cling to their dirty profits for another decade or two.


ONE THING YOU CAN DO RIGHT NOW


You have until October 2 to leave a comment here. Try this, in language even the industry-lobbyist-appointees to the EPA may understand:

Weakening emissions standards undermines states’ rights and harms the auto industry, which cannot plan around unpredictable agency behavior. This proposal is an inexcusable waste of taxpayer money.

UPCOMING EVENTS


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

Tracy GO Team – Get out the vote!
Saturday, August 18
10am – 2pm
Tracy, CA
REGISTER NOW

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

Coffee with Senator Feinstein’s staff
Thursday, August 30
10am – 11am
301 Mission Street (lobby area)
REGISTER NOW

SF Fundraiser for Josh Harder in CA-10
Sunday, September 9
11am – 1pm
RSVP NOW

Thanks for all you do,

Rachel

Laura Shapiro

What it takes to win

We Indivisibles across the country have played a critical role in resisting the Trump agenda, stopping TrumpCare, and building power nationwide. Now, with the 2018 midterms on the horizon, we’re going on the offensive. Together, we have the power to not just resist, but to reshape our government.

The Indivisible strategy to win in 2018 relies on each and every one of us to make direct contact with voters. That’s why we’ve been asking you to canvass in Tracy every month, and why we’ve started hosting phone banks. The ultimate way to resist the Trump agenda is to vote these fascists out of office, and we need all hands on deck to make it happen.


ONE THING YOU CAN DO RIGHT NOW


Join our phone bank today! This will be a fun afternoon with fellow Stand Up SF members + Democracy action to flip a Senate seat.

Can’t make it today? Sign up to volunteer to talk to voters on the last few days before the election. Study after study shows that the most effective way to get people to vote is by having conversations with them in the four days before Election Day. Be there when it matters.


UPCOMING EVENTS


Congresswoman Pelosi Office Visit
This event needs more people — please join if you can!
Tuesday, August 7
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
90 7th Street, Suite 2-80
REGISTER NOW

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

Tracy GO Team – Get out the vote!
Saturday, August 18
10am – 2pm
Tracy, CA
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
11am – 1pm
RSVP NOW

Rachel Chalmers

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

Laura Shapiro

Stand up for the Earth today

It’s easy to get overwhelmed by the horrors of this administration. Sometimes I have to pull back from the news, get out of my house, and go for a walk. Then, I remember to be grateful for the beauty that surrounds us here in the Bay Area, the clean water we drink, the clean air we breathe.

And yet all of those things are at risk. The Trump Administration is gutting the Endangered Species Act in a corrupt attempt to expand oil, coal and gas development. We must rise to defend the planet.


ONE THING YOU CAN DO RIGHT NOW


Call all three MoCs and tell them they must protect the Endangered Species Act. You can say, “I am calling on you to vote against any legislation that would undermine the Endangered Species Act. Our survival depends upon these protections against unchecked environmental destruction. It is unacceptable to put fossil fuel polluters’ profits over our collective survival.”

Or use Resistbot to send your message.

Rise for Climate with Stand Up SF members! Mark your calendar for September 8th, when we will march together in the biggest climate march on the west coast. RSVP here, and stay tuned for updates.


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
11am – 1pm
Details: Email actionsfsolidarity@gmail.com

Rachel Chalmers

Free Trump’s child hostages

Family separation isn’t over. Hundreds of parents who were separated from their children at the border have been deported. In a ghastly parody of justice, toddlers have had to appear for themselves in immigration court.

The court-imposed deadline for reunifying children under five with their families was July 10. As of today, 45 little kids remain in prison. The deadline for the rest of these families is tomorrow. Safe to say it won’t be met either.

The Helsinki summit was a horror show and Trump’s rhetoric is increasingly apocalyptic, but despite the punishing news cycle, we cannot forget these children.


ONE THING YOU CAN DO RIGHT NOW


Call all three of our representatives TODAY. Insist on consequences if and when the administration misses tomorrow’s deadline. Use Resistbot if you prefer.


STAND UP SF TAKES BACK CONGRESS


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. 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 and Democracy Action to flip a Senate seat, or 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
1pm- 5pm
2624 3rd Street
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
2pm – 4pm
Noe Valley Library
REGISTER NOW

Thanks, as ever, for everything you do,

Rachel