You can defeat Roy Moore

Hey, you. Yes, you, blue-stater. Do you want to keep a pedophile out of the Senate? Do you want to put a Democrat into a historically Republican Senate seat, to help us win close votes on critical nominations and issues like health care and tax bills?

Do you want to stop Roy Moore, a serial harasser and assaulter of teenage girls, and proponent of slavery and of outlawing homosexuality, from becoming Alabama’s next senator?

You can help Democrat Doug Jones win that Senate seat. You just need two spare hours, a comfy chair, and a computer. You don’t have to pick up the phone. You just have to send a few texts.

Election day in Alabama is this Tuesday, and the race, incredibly, is too close to call. We have TWO DAYS to make a difference!


ONE THING YOU CAN DO RIGHT NOW


Get out the vote. Sign up for a shift at Indivisible’s text-bank for Doug Jones today, tomorrow, or Tuesday, anytime from 7am to 7pm.


NEWS


You might have noticed you haven’t seen an email from Phyllis in a while. She’s had to step away from Stand Up San Francisco for personal reasons, for an indefinite time. We are looking forward to reconnecting with her at the holiday party.

I am thrilled to announce that Rachel has joined our leadership team as of this week, and she will be working with Paul and me to steer Stand Up SF. She has a lot of great ideas about our work on the 2018 elections and we’re thrilled to have her aboard. She will be contributing as a member of our Policy Team as well. Please join me in welcoming Rachel to leadership!

We are continuing to recruit great leaders like Rachel! If you or someone you know has energy to give to Stand Up SF, check out the opportunities on our volunteer page. Want to do something but don’t see it listed? Just drop us a line.


UPCOMING EVENTS


Brown Bag Lunch with Sen. Feinstein Staff
Monday, December 11th
12pm
Rooftop garden (weather permitting), Crocker Galleria
50 Post St
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What’s next?

Thursday, when it started to look like we were going to lose on the tax bill, I realized: I wasn’t discouraged. I was angry. And now that the Senate has passed the bill, I am trying to hold onto that anger. Anger is fuel. Anger motivates us to take action.

However you’re feeling today, last night’s vote was a big loss. It’s not quite over yet, but most likely, the House will pass this bill as-is. But consider this: it’s December, and this is the very first time Republicans might actually have a major legislative victory. Nearly a year has gone by without a big win: that’s a huge testament to your strength and resilience. THANK YOU.

Trump and the Republicans who work exclusively for the wealthy top 1% would love for us to get so discouraged by this loss that we give up the Resistance. But if the history of progressive action in this country has taught us anything, it’s that standing up the next day and getting back into the fight is the way we win.

So what’s next? What do we do with our anger and frustration? The Senate calendar isn’t slowing down, which means we can’t either. Congress will need to pass a spending bill to fund the government by December 8 — and we need EVERY DEMOCRAT IN CONGRESS to pledge to withhold their vote for any spending bill that doesn’t include the DREAM Act. Republicans are trying to avoid including it in the funding bill, so it’s up to Democrats to stand up for Dreamers.


ONE THING YOU CAN DO RIGHT NOW


Call all three MoCs and thank them for standing strong on taxes (positive reinforcement is important!). Then demand that they take the Dreamer Pledge. (script)

Not comfortable making phone calls? Try Resistbot, and send an email to all your representatives in under 2 minutes!


UPCOMING EVENTS


Brown Bag Lunch with Sen. Feinstein Staff
Monday, December 11th
12pm
Rooftop garden (weather permitting), Crocker Galleria
50 Post St
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Bringing people together

SUBJECT LINE: Bringing people together

The internet isn’t nearly so important as racial injustice and vanquishing white supremacy, nor smashing patriarchy, nor rescuing our planet from looters and climate vandals, nor feudal inequality: but EVERY ONE of those fights will be won or lost with the internet.
—Cory Doctorow

We have three weeks to protect free speech on the internet.

Comcast, Verizon and AT&T want to end net neutrality so they can control what we see and do online. Make no mistake: ending net neutrality would strangle activism and organizing, so much of which occurs online. It would also have personal effects for each of us who use the internet to work, socialize, and connect with others.

The current rules prohibit internet providers from censoring, throttling, and paid prioritization—”fast lanes” for sites that pay, and slow lanes for everyone else. Our reps are strong defenders of net neutrality, but they are under tremendous pressure to cave in or compromise. They need to hear from you that they must protect the free and open internet, and that you support their efforts to do so.

Congress votes on this issue on December 14th.

“Net neutrality is doomed if we’re silent,” says FCC Commnissioner Mignon Clyburn. “The only way to defend something is to weigh in.”


ONE THING YOU CAN DO RIGHT NOW


Call all three representatives and demand that they protect net neutrality. (call tool and script)

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

More ways to protect net neutrality:


JOIN YOUR STAND UP SF COMMUNITY


The internet’s biggest strength is bringing people together, and we’ve created a new way for you to come together with your fellow activists in Stand Up SF: a discussion group on Google. Announce events, socialize, share cat photos — get to know other members! If you haven’t received your invitation, email me to get started.

Did you know we have an event calendar? Now there’s an easy way to stay up to date on our events and activities, and you can sign up for an event directly from the calendar.


UPCOMING EVENTS


Senator Harris Office Visit
Thursday, November 30th
12pm
50 United Nations Plaza
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Stop the Trump Tax Heist
Join other Bay Area Indivisibles for the National Day of Action against the tax bill.
Monday, December 4th
12pm
50 United Nations Plaza
Learn more and sign up

Brown Bag Lunch with Sen. Feinstein Staff
Monday, December 11th
12pm
Rooftop garden (weather permitting), Crocker Galleria
50 Post St
REGISTER NOW

Thank you

Let me reflect on gratitude for a second. In troubled times, when we’re fighting for justice on so many fronts, it’s crucial that we not lose sight of the remarkable achievements that you, the members of Stand Up San Francisco, have accomplished:

  • Creating a voice for justice and against ignorant and toxic tyranny.
  • Helping defeat legislation that would have deprived millions of health care.
  • Building a broad coalition of progressive groups in the Bay Area to work together against the Trump agenda.
  • Providing your great ideas so that Stand Up SF can become a better organization, and thus help create a more perfect union.
  • Generously giving of your time and energy when we needed your help.
  • Showing up! Participating in office actions, meetings, working sessions and strategy conversations, and bringing your best selves to the work.

Alongside my gratitude to you for all of the above, I think my deepest gratitude today is for the future that you’re building: one where an engaged and passionate citizenry participates in the important civic questions of the day, making a real government of, by and for the people. This is the legacy of Stand Up San Francisco; thank you for making it possible.

For Today

On this day, I want to encourage you to consider making a special effort in service of North America’s indigenous peoples. One way to do so, in keeping with our mission to resist the Trump agenda: Stand With Standing Rock.

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