Rachel Chalmers

Attack on Syria: action you can take right now

The use of chemical weapons in Syria is an atrocity. But Trump’s missiles make the situation much worse. He is acting outside the Constitution, which requires Congressional approval for acts of war. He is harming the very civilians he claims to want to help. And he is further destabilizing an already frighteningly volatile region.

Congress must insist on its sole authority over military force. Our members of Congress must denounce these attacks. They must challenge the president’s refusal to accept Syrian refugees. They must call on the administration to work with international partners for a political and diplomatic resolution to the fighting in Syria.

ONE ACTION YOU CAN TAKE RIGHT NOW

Call (or use ResistBot) to ask all three of our MOCs to stand against these reckless and unconstitutional acts of war. IndivisibleHQ has published this call script and tool.

Call and keep calling. The world needs our resistance, now more than ever.

Rachel Chalmers

Replace Paul Ryan with a better human being

House Speaker Paul Ryan won’t seek re-election in 2018.

History will be no kinder to him than Ryan himself has been to American’s most vulnerable people. As a legislator, he was cruel in principle, and ineffective in practice. He’ll be remembered for his failures to take health care and social security away from poor people, and for his passage of a tax bill so regressive that it will propel the federal deficit to over $1 trillion.

Ryan claims he is retiring at 48 in order to spend more time with his family. In fact, he faced a tough re-election battle against Randy “@IronStache” Bryce, an Army veteran and union worker who outraised the Speaker by $1.75m in the first three months of 2018.

Even with Ryan out of the race, Bryce’s victory is no foregone conclusion. Remember the death of Antonin Scalia, and how it led, via Mitch McConnell’s professional misconduct, to the appointment of Neil Gorsuch. The Republican party has a deep bench of cruel and unprincipled people. We cannot afford to be complacent.


ONE THING YOU CAN DO RIGHT NOW


Support Randy Bryce’s campaign for Wisconsin’s first district by:

UPCOMING EVENTS

Stand Up SF General Meeting with special guest: Supervisor Jeff Sheehy
Sunday, April 15
Noe Valley Library, 451 Jersey St.
REGISTER NOW

Grassroots Organizing (GO) Team in Tracy
Join Stand Up SF, Swing Left, and Tracy Democrats to get out the vote and flip a house seat!
Saturday, April 21
11am – 4pm
902 N. Central Ave. Suite 201
Tracy CA
REGISTER NOW and we’ll follow up with details.

Brown Bag with Feinstein Staff
Friday, April 20
12pm – 1pm
Note new location: 301 Mission Street (lobby area)
REGISTER NOW

Thanks for all you do,

Rachel

Laura Shapiro

Sen. Feinstein MUST do the right thing

In January 2017, Senator Feinstein infuriated many of us in the resistance by voting to confirm Mike Pompeo as CIA Director. At that time, we pointed out that Pompeo is a supporter of torture and a war hawk, and we let her know that we were bitterly disappointed in her vote.

Now, due to Trump’s inability to retain his cabinet, Pompeo has been nominated as Secretary of State, with confirmation hearings beginning this week. And although she took plenty of heat from us last year, we don’t know how Senator Feinstein will vote.

If confirmed, Mike Pompeo would bring the #TrumpThreatLevel to a new high. He is a warmonger, a climate change denier, and an Islamophobe. If he were to become the face of U.S. foreign policy, he would export Trumpism across the globe, making us all less safe. You can help stop this. If we can get Democrats to stay strong, and vote against Pompeo, we can stop Pompeo from becoming our nation’s top diplomat. Call Senator Feinstein this week and tell her that she must say no to Pompeo!


ONE THING YOU CAN DO RIGHT NOW


Use this script to call Senator Feinstein and tell her she must vote against Pompeo as Secretary of State.

Have another two minutes? We don’t know how Senator Harris will vote either. Call her and tell her to vote no on Pompeo as well.


UPCOMING EVENTS


Congresswoman Pelosi Office Action
TOMORROW, April 9
3pm – 4pm
90 7th Street, Suite 2-800
REGISTER NOW

Grassroots Organizing (GO) Team in Tracy
Join Stand Up SF, Swing Left, and Tracy Democrats to get out the vote and flip a house seat!
Saturday, April 21
11am – 4pm
902 N. Central Ave. Suite 201
Tracy CA
REGISTER NOW and we’ll follow up with details.

Stand Up SF General Meeting with special guest: Supervisor Jeff Sheehy
Sunday, April 15

Noe Valley Library, 451 Jersey St.
REGISTER NOW

Brown Bag with Feinstein Staff
Friday, April 20
12pm – 1pm
Note new location: 301 Mission Street (lobby area)
REGISTER NOW

Rachel Chalmers

Help California lead on Net neutrality

One thing that’s become very clear over the year-and-a-quarter we’ve spent talking to our Members of Congress is that we in California are leaders of progressive change. From marriage equality to tech innovation, as goes California, so goes the nation.

The December decision by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to repeal Obama-era rules on net neutrality gives Californians another opportunity to lead. SB 822, introduced by San Francisco’s own Scott Wiener, aims to be the strongest net neutrality policy in the country. Under SB 822, Internet service providers would not be allowed to block content or discriminate against sites, services or users.

Passing this bill would set a precedent and encourage Federal lawmakers to stand up to the FCC. Help California lead the way. Ask your State senators to support a free and open Internet.

Thank you for all that you do,

Rachel

UPCOMING EVENTS


Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi Office Action
Monday, April 9, 3-4pm
90 7th Street Suite 2-800
San Francisco
REGISTER NOW

Brown Bag Lunch with Feinstein Staff
Friday, April 20, 12-1pm
Note new location: 301 Mission Street (lobby area)
San Francisco
REGISTER NOW

Tracy Grassroots Organizing (GO) Team
Saturday, April 21, 11am-4pm
902 N. Central Ave. Suite 201
Tracy
REGISTER NOW

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Stand Up SF April Meeting
Sun, April 15, 2-4pm
Noe Valley Library
Guest speaker: Supervisor Jeff Sheehy, SF District 8
REGISTER NOW

Paul Silverman

Every one of us counts.

Let’s start today with a piece of hopeful news that you might have missed. An election in Wisconsin this week for a seat on the state Supreme Court was won handily by a circuit court judge named Rebecca Dallet, in the face of the efforts of Republican Governor Scott Walker and the whole GOP establishment.

Why is this notable? Because this was the first time in 23 years that a liberal candidate who wasn’t an incumbent won a seat on the state’s high court. As GOP Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell admitted today about Republican prospects in November’s midterms: “We know the wind is going to be in our face. We don’t know whether it’s going to be a Category 3, 4 or 5.”

Let’s make it a 5.


A FAIR COUNT FOR A FAIR COUNTRY


The U.S. Census can seem like a fairly uncontroversial topic — until you realize that the count of who’s present in America is used to determine congressional apportionment for the next decade, allocate federal funding for infrastructure, and serve as the basis for huge amounts of American research. And right now, the Trump administration is working to game the 2020 census to suppress the votes and voices of their constituents — even changing the process in attempts to undercount immigrants and minorities and avoid counting LGBTQ people entirely.

The census determines for the next ten years who we are and how our voices count.

WHAT YOU CAN DO RIGHT NOW

Call California Attorney General Xavier Becerra and voice your support for his decision to sue the Trump Administration over the plan to add a citizenship question to U.S. census-taking.

Call Senator Harris and thank her for co-sponsoring Senate bill S.2580: The Every Person Counts Act, which would remove the citizenship question from the census.

Call Senator Feinstein and ask her to co-sponsor Senate bill S.2580.

Call Nancy Pelosi and ask her to support a similar bill in the House of Representatives.


APRIL MEETING GUEST SPEAKER: JEFF SHEEHY


We hope you can attend our next monthly Stand Up SF meeting on Sunday, April 15, 2-4pm at the Noe Valley Library, where we’ll have a special guest speaker: San Francisco District 8 Supervisor Jeff Sheehy. He’ll be speaking to us about what resistance to the Trump agenda can look like on a local level. Be sure to register now so that we can save a seat for you!

Thank you for all that you do,
Paul


UPCOMING EVENTS


Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi Office Action
Monday, April 9, 3-4pm
90 7th Street Suite 2-800
San Francisco
REGISTER NOW

Brown Bag Lunch with Feinstein Staff
Friday, April 20, 12-1pm
Note new location: 301 Mission Street (lobby area)
San Francisco
REGISTER NOW

Tracy Grassroots Organizing (GO) Team
Saturday, April 21, 11am-4pm
902 N. Central Ave. Suite 201
Tracy
REGISTER NOW

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Stand Up SF April Meeting
Sun, April 15, 2-4pm
Noe Valley Library
Guest speaker: Supervisor Jeff Sheehy, SF District 8
REGISTER NOW