Hello, friends of Indivisible!
For our featured action for the week, we hope you will contact Representative Walorski and ask her to protect our clean air. Last week the GOP Administration proposed blocking California regulators from enforcing their own emissions standards for vehicles sold in the state. Let’s call Representative Walorski and tell her that this is not okay. Congress has the power to set air quality standards. This link provides a script: https://5calls.org/issue/clean-air-car-emissions-standards
Our featured event is the People Powered Progressive Potluck: Join MoveOn North Central Indiana and the Democratic Women of Elkhart County for a People Powered Progressive Potluck on Sunday, August 5 at 3 o’clock at the Roosevelt center in Elkhart Indiana. Sign up on Facebook to contact organizers to bring a dish or participate and join MoveOn as they gear up for a people powered movement! https://www.facebook.com/events/2193011030934056/
In the message below you will find (1) helpful links; (2) our featured action, (3) our featured event, (4) canvassing/volunteering opportunities, (5) other urgent actions, and (6) other local events.
Have a wonderful week!
Bethany, Cheri, Katelyn, & Carmella (on behalf of Indivisible Indiana District 2)
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FEATURED INDIVISIBLE ACTION OF THE WEEK
Protect Clean Air Car Emissions Standards. The GOP Administration proposed blocking California regulators from enforcing their own emissions standards for vehicles sold in the state. Let’s call Representative Walorski and tell her that this is not okay. Congress has the power to set air quality standards. This link provides a script: https://5calls.org/issue/clean-air-car-emissions-standards
FEATURED INDIVISIBLE EVENT OF THE WEEK
People Powered Progressive Potluck. Join MoveOn North Central Indiana and the Democratic Women of Elkhart County for a People Powered Progressive Potluck on Sunday, August 5 at 3 o’clock at the Roosevelt center in Elkhart Indiana. Sign up on Facebook to contact organizers to bring a dish or participate and join MoveOn as they gear up for a people powered movement! https://www.facebook.com/events/2193011030934056/
Want to help progressive candidates campaign? Here are some opportunities to pitch in.
Ruth Warren (School Board) - Visit her website: https://www.warrenforschoolboard.com/
Stuart Green (School Board) - Visit his website: http://www.stuartgreeneforschoolboard.com/
Westerhausen Campaign (Indiana House, District 5) - Contact Inna Francheska to volunteer: 317-625-6680, email@example.com, or join Team Westy here: https://www.votewesterhausen.com/get-involved
Mell Hall Campaign - Complete this form to volunteer for the Mel Hall campaign: https://www.melforcongress.com/take-action/.
Donnelly Campaign - Complete this form to volunteer for the Donnelly campaign: https://docs.google.com/…/1FAIpQLScZ3lCbVGYXHXk29n…/viewform.
OTHER URGENT ACTIONS
Action Topic Key. 1. Protect clean air. 2. Ask Donnelly to say no to Kavanaugh. 3: Repower Indiana. 4: Keep immigrant families together. 5: Advocate for Vote by Mail.
Action 1: Protect Clean Air Car Emissions Standards. The GOP Administration proposed blocking California regulators from enforcing their own emissions standards for vehicles sold in the state. Let’s call Representative Walorski and tell her that this is not okay. Congress has the power to set air quality standards. This link provides a script: https://5calls.org/issue/clean-air-car-emissions-standards
Action 2: Ask Donnelly to vote against Kavanaugh’s appointment to the Supreme Court. Visit the Indivisible site for a call-in script: https://www.indivisible.org/…/must-stop-kavanaugh-becoming…/
Action 3. Repower Indiana. The Sierra Club is collecting pledges to Repower Indiana from elected officials, organizations, and community members. The pledge asks that Indiana Michigan Power (I&M) “collaborate with the communities it serves to create plans to replace energy generated by the AEP-Rockport coal plant with clean, renewable energy and energy efficiency.” The Sierra Club is asking that we encourage elected officials to sign the pledge. There are several people, including Mayor Buttigieg, Jo Broden, Oliver Davis, and Tim Scott, who have not yet signed. Please visit this site to ask local officials to sign the pledge: http://tinyurl.com/sb20yearpledge. Read this document to learn more about the pledge: https://drive.google.com/…/1-YWnN8rHj82LS-_AJD0wBGc0A…/view…
Action 4: Keep immigrant kids with their families. ICE is acting without conscience or due process and separating immigrant children from their families to keep in holding cells, and Trump’s new executive order does not fix the crisis. These families include asylum seekers to the US and ICE is carrying out these actions with no oversight from the federal government. Contact Senators Joe Donnelly and Todd Young as well as Representative Walorski and demand that congress intervene to forbid ICE from separating children from their families. Indivisible has pulled together more information about this cruel policy here: https://www.indivisible.org/…/trumps-new-cruel-immigration…/.
Action 5: Advocate for Vote by Mail. Voting by mail provides a secure paper trail and costs millions of dollars less to administer than our current voting system. Vote by Mail saves money, simplifies elections, eliminates voting lines, and best of all, it increases voter participation. Ballots are mailed to every registered voter prior to election, and are secure and trackable throughout the process. Electronic scanning registers ballots, and verifies voter identification, and the process eliminates the possibility of ineligible voters, and anyone voting more than once. Voters can still choose to vote at a polling site, if they choose. Learn more here: https://indianavotebymail.com/. Please consider writing a letter to the editor to show your support for vote by mail.
OTHER LOCAL EVENTS
Monday (7/30) 11am-10pm - Five Guys Fundraiser for the LGBTQ Center. The LGBTQ Center will be the beneficiary for a fundraiser at Five Guys at The University Park Mall on Monday, July 30th. 20% of sales and an additional $1 for every milkshake sold will come back to the center. Present the flyer linked in the Facebook event by printing it out or showing it on your phone to donate part of your purchase. https://www.facebook.com/events/261697981302846/
Tuesday (7/31) 5:30 - Mayor’s Night Out. The City of South Bend is announcing that the next Mayor’s Night Out, featuring Mayor Pete Buttigieg and other city officials, will be held on Tuesday, July 31, 2018 at 5:30 p.m. at the Pinhook Park Recreation Center. Residents are invited to come have a five-minute one-on-one conversation with the Mayor as well as City department heads and staff. Please call 311 for more information. https://southbendin.gov/…/next-mayors-night-out-tuesday-ju…/
Tuesday (7/31) 6pm - Guest Bartender Night at Bevi Bistro: Featuring Bill Redman for Sheriff. Come on out for a fun giveback night! Bill Redman for Sheriff will be the guest bartender this time. Any tips he earns will go to a local non profit, Angels In The Attic. Make him earn his tips and give back to those in need. https://www.facebook.com/events/323300324876856/
Wednesday (8/1) 9:30-3:30pm - Indiana Michigan Power’s 20-year Energy Planning Stakeholder Meeting. The Sierra Club will be delivering the Pledge to Repower Indiana sign-on letter (https://drive.google.com/…/1-YWnN8rHj82LS-_AJD0wBGc0A…/view…) on Wednesday, August 1, at Indiana Michigan Power's 20-year energy planning stakeholder meeting. Please let Megan Anderson (Sierra Club Organizing Representative - Office: (317) 222-1146, Cell: (812) 325-0685, firstname.lastname@example.org) know if you'd like to attend and she’ll send you registration information, and additional details about what to expect at the meeting. The meeting will be held at the Indiana Michigan Power Company South Bend Service Center at 2929 Lathrop Street.
Thursday (8/2) 3-6pm - South Bend Neighborhood Empowerment Fair. A community event to bring local employers and educational institutions together for the City of South Bend neighborhoods to network, research, and apply for job opportunities. This event is open to the public and free to attend. https://www.facebook.com/events/428242687692021/
Friday (8/3) 5-9pn - Tie-Dye at Purple Porch. Come to the Purple Porch on Friday, August 3rd from 5-9pm for a very special First Friday. Tie-Dye, Bike Repair, Discounted Draft Kombucha
Bring your own natural fiber (cotton, hemp, silk, etc.) shirt, towel, skirt, socks, etc. and they will help you tie-dye it. It's important that you bring something made of natural fibers so the color sets. $5-$10 suggested donation to go to Nick Snyder's family. Nick was an employee at Purple Porch who recently passed away. Nick would often wear tie-dye to work so they’re honoring him and his family with this event. South Bend Cycles will be on site helping with bike repairs. Bring your bike along a get a tune-up (chain, gears, brakes, and if you bring your own tube they can help fix flats). Please allow 40 minutes to get through the entire process. 20 of those minutes will be waiting for the shirts to reach the correct PH. During that time help yourself to our cafe offerings or grab a drink. https://www.facebook.com/events/217093682460182/
Friday (8/3) 6-9pm - Author Event: Rickey Gard Diamond. Come to Barnes & Noble on Grape Road on August 3rd at 6:00 PM to welcome author Rickey Gard Diamond with the release of her new book "Screwnomics: How Our Economy Works Against Women and Real Ways to Make Lasting Change". Rickey will give a short presentation and then open it up for a discussion. All ages are welcome! The YWCA North Central Indiana is co-sponsoring this event, in support of its efforts "ending racism" and "empowering women." https://www.facebook.com/events/670605936603700/
Friday (8/3) 6:30-8:30pm Central/7:30-9:30pm Eastern - Resistance: Reclaiming an American Tradition book tour. Politics Arts Roots Culture (PARC - 1713 Franklin Street, Michigan City) welcomes Jeff Biggers back to Michigan City for a book reading of his latest work, 'Resistance: Reclaiming an American Tradition.' Light refreshments to be served. This event is all ages. Suggested donation of $5. No one will be turned away for lack of funds. Jeff Biggers is an American Book Award-winning historian, journalist, and playwright. He is the author of several books, including 'The United States of Appalachia,' 'State Out of the Union', and 'Reckoning at Eagle Creek,' winner of the Delta Prize for Literature and David Brower Award for environmental reporting. https://www.facebook.com/events/985314098293120/
Sunday (8/5) 3pm - People Powered Progressive Potluck. Join MoveOn North Central Indiana and the Democratic Women of Elkhart County for a People Powered Progressive Potluck on Sunday, August 5 at 3 o’clock at the Roosevelt center in Elkhart Indiana. Sign up on Facebook to contact organizers to bring a dish or participate and join MoveOn as they gear up for a people powered movement! https://www.facebook.com/events/2193011030934056/
Tuesday (7/17) 7-10pm - Lady Parts Justice League Vagical Mystery Tour. Join Lady Parts Justice League for a hilarious night of comedy and activism! LPJL’s second annual #VagicalMysteryTour will make you laugh, dance, and learn how to fight for reproductive rights! This show will not only present some of the most hilarious and sought after comedians in the business, but will include an informal post-show talkback with abortion providers and activists, who will break down what’s at stake for abortion rights in your state, and offer tangible ways for you to roll up your sleeves and fight back. Starring Lizz Winstead (The Daily Show Co-Creator), Jenny Yang, Helen Hong, and other special guests soon to be announced. Lineup subject to change. The event will be held at Vegetable Buddies. https://www.facebook.com/events/1627212260711372/
Thursday (7/19) - Sunday (7/22) - A Gathering of Faiths. Hosted By Social Action Project. A Gathering of Faiths will be an interfaith gathering with two objectives: 1, to become literate in faiths other than our own, and 2, to develop action plans for social justice. In addition to celebrations, blessings, and music, activist workshops will guide attendees in strategies for reducing huge social issues into doable chunks.
Saturday (7/21) noon-2pm - Families Potluck. Join the LGBTQ Center for their monthly Families Potluck! Every 3rd Saturday of the month they host a family-friendly potluck where the community can come together in a safe and affirming place! Bring a friend and bring a dish to share! https://www.facebook.com/events/238692556908656/
Saturday (7/21) 1-5pm (Eastern) - Progresstival. Check out the 2018 Progresstival! This year’s festivities will focus on educating ourselves to become better advocates for progressive values, with a focus on preparing for the 2018 Midterm Elections. Please come for workshops including the following topics: white privilege, empowering people powered campaigns, inclusion/sensitivity workshop, bias in the media/politics, education in the state of Indiana and more! Please come from 12-1pm (Central), 1-2pm (Eastern) for food and networking with workshops starting at 1pm (Central) 2pm (Eastern). Any groups interested in having a table should email: email@example.com.
Thursday (7/26) 5-8pm - St. Joe County Democrat Precinct Committee Person training. Save the date! More details later. https://www.facebook.com/events/2210352262312540/
Saturday (7/28) 11am-3pm - 2nd Annual Out of the Shadows Mental Health Awareness March. The 2nd Annual Out of the Shadows- Mental Health Awareness Walk & Resource Fair at Battell Park, Mishawaka. https://www.facebook.com/events/397652714087123/
Saturday (8/11) 3:30pm - Parade with Dee Moore. Here’s another chance to show your support for Dee Moore. She’ll be marching in the North Manchester Fun Fest parade. She’ll be lining up at Manchester High School parking lot on Market Street beginning at 3:30 pm. Dee Moore is running for State Congress in District 18. She’s a fantastic candidate. Learn more about here here: https://www.facebook.com/pg/District18DeservesMoore/issues/?tab=Most%2BRecent
Thursday-Sunday (8/16-19) - Annual IDEA Convention in French Lick. Join the Democrats for their 138th annual IDEA Convention in French Lick. Learn more here: http://www.indems.org/annual-idea-convention-in-french-lick/
Sunday (8/26) 3pm - Health Care Voter Forum 2.0 at the Century Center. NICCHC is planning another forum on Health Care. Details to come!
Sunday (8/26) 2-4pm - Celebrating Michiana Women Leaders. Celebrate Women's Equality Day by honoring twelve women who have shaped Michiana through leadership. Some are widely recognized; some have led quietly in the background. Each has changed the course of our community. Browse the exhibit, enjoy light refreshments, and join us for a short program to honor these women. https://www.facebook.com/events/2094798180795084/
Saturday (9/8) 12pm - Parade with Dee Moore. Join Dee Moore in the Roann Covered Bridge Festival Parade. Line up begins at 12 noon at the Roann Water Tower/Ball Field at 420 E Pike Street. This is another great parade to walk. Dee Moore is running for State Congress in District 18. She’s a fantastic candidate. Learn more about here here: https://www.facebook.com/pg/District18DeservesMoore/issues/?tab=Most%2BRecent