We need your support to oppose the LNG plant at the LAST public hearing.

Final Public Hearing on Tacoma LNG Plant! 

Rally and March to the Hearing at 11:00 AM. Details Here

Last month, PSCAA announced their plan to issue the final permit required for PSE’s proposal, ignoring the latest science on fracked gas. This unacceptable decision disregards the climate, health, and safety impacts of this proposed fracked gas facility. On July 22nd, a 45 day comment period opened, and on August 27th there is a major public hearing in Tacoma.

This comment period and public hearing is precedent setting for how Washington state deals with fracked gas projects. We’re looking for support from Indivisible groups in the state to help. The Indivisible perspective will continue to strengthen the opposition to these facilities.

Can you help with any of the following?

1. Spread the word about the hearing! The room holds 500 people so we need lots of help telling folks. Scroll down, and you will find two email templates from the coalition that you are welcome to use or modify as you see fit.

Where: Rialto Theatre, 310 S 9th St, Tacoma WA 98402
When:  August 27th
Hearing 2-5pm & 6:30- 10pm
Native Daily Network’s Ancestral Waters 5pm
-Facebook for hearing
-Facebook for Ancestral Waters documentary that will be held in between the hearing sessions
-Carpool link
-Flyer and posted attached to help spread the word

2. Send someone to testify from your group/organization. If so, let me know (suzanneggreenberg@gmail.com) if they can come to the afternoon or evening session so we can make sure we get them a slot.

3. Share the comment email with your list. Template is In this email below the hearing recruitment template. The more comments we get, the clearer message we send to PSCAA and the more attention we get from the media and other decision making bodies.

Please let me know what you all might be able to help with — anything makes a difference! Thank you!

Suzanne Greenberg (suzanneggreenberg@gmail.com)
Indivisible Vashon and the Vashon Climate Action Group

In This Week’s Newsletter:   

  • Final Public Hearing on LNG Plant
  • Launching Go4Action
  • This Weeks Actions
  • March for Our Lives Peace Plan
  • We the People March
  • Town Hall with Rep. Heck
  • MOC Meeting Reports
  • Voter Registration Team Update
  • We Need YOU!
  • Save the Dates!
  • About Indivisible Tacoma

  Hard at work! Many thanks to all helped with our Letter Writing Party last week!

Launching Go4Action!

     A Local Weekly Action for our Members and Allies…

Impeachment Action!                                                                            This Friday August 30th our GO4Action Team is meeting for an Impeachment Action at the Lakewood Public Library
Meet in the Lobby Area to get signs

GO4Action will meet from 5:00 – 6:00 PM
Lakewood Pubic Library
6300 Wildaire Road SW

 Telephone Town Hall!
Residents of the 6th District who would like to join the call can send an email to kilmer.teletownhall@mail.house.gov with their name, address, and phone number by Sunday, September 8. Residents who sign up before the deadline will receive a phone call on Monday, September 9 inviting them to the telephone town hall.

JOIN US on Monday, September 9th
GO4Action will join the Telephone Town Hall at 5:00 PM

And, so you don’t miss out join our Indivisible Tacoma Community Facebook Page to keep up on our upcoming events.  
                                                                     See you there!

This Week’s Actions… 

 Actions for August Recess…
      All Indivisible Members Can Take Action This Week!Right now, we have a just one more week to make some noise, while our MoCs are home for recess and the candidates are back on the trail, to elevate our issues and demonstrate our real political power. Let’s make it count.

  1. Get ready for the September funding fight by texting Defund Hate to 977-79. We’ll send you the latest updates on our plan for the Week of Action, and we’ll let you know when events are registered near you.
  2. Call your member of Congress right now at 1-844-909-0232 to tell them you demand that they cut funding for ICE and CBP in this September’s funding bill. We’ll give you a script and connect you directly with your representative’s office.
  3. Tell your Senators thoughts and prayers are not enough. After the mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton, every Senator should publicly demand Mitch McConnell call an emergency session to debate and vote on gun violence prevention legislation AND co-sponsor S.42 which would close loopholes and require background checks for all gun purchases.

1. Call Your Senators and say, “We need safe gun laws now!”

Script: Hello. I’m [First Name, Last Name], [Senators Name]’s constituent from [Zip Code].  You should publicly demand Mitch McConnell call an emergency session to debate and vote on gun violence and co-sponsor S.42 which would close loopholes and require background checks on all gun purchases.”

Here are their phone numbers: 
Senator Maria Cantwell  
 (253) 572-2281
Senator Patty Murray 
(253) 572-3636

Save the Date!!
Stay Tuned for more details to come here and on our Facebook page.

Indivisible Tacoma Town Hall
with Rep. Denny Heck a Big Success!

Approximately 120 people showed up to hear Congressman Heck speak and to ask questions. He spoke about his recent trip to the border and the impact it had on him. He also discussed economic issues and the work the House is doing to investigate Russia’s interference in our elections. After that Rep. Heck took questions directly from the audience for over an hour.  The questioners pressed hard on health care and fossil fuel issues. This entire event was live streamed and is available on the IT Community Facebook Page. 

Many thanks to all of our volunteers who made this event possible!

Indivisible MOC Meetings with Reps. Leavitt, Kilduff and O’Ban

IT Leg Action Team members from LD28 met with Reps. Christine Kilduff and Mari Leavitt on Aug 5th.  We thanked them for all the excellent bills passed in the 2019 WA Legislative session on Voting; Healthcare; Environment; Human Rights; Gun safety, Corporate Taxes, etc. We then addressed some of our interests for the 2020 Legislative session: Affordable housing issues; continued movement on strong environmental protections and our opposition to the LNG and other fossil fuel expansions; our opposition to ICE detentions centers & private prisons; concern about PFAS in JBLM water supplies; support for more movement toward single-payer healthcare, fair elections, and fair taxation with corporations paying their fair share.

On August 14th, Team members from LD28 met with Senator Steve O’Ban on Aug 14th, described IT’s values and goals, asked him what he is working on during the interim.  We questioned him about his vote on I-1000, the Affirmative Action Initiative (he voted NO in the Senate) and looked at areas such as mental health where we might have common ground We felt it was a good first meeting and intend to push him harder on issues we disagree on in future meetings.

Voter Registration – We’re Up and Running!

After successful events at In the Spirit, the Peoples’ Rally, and Tacoma Main Library among others, we are looking for people who can spend a couple of hours actively registering voters. The experience is rewarding — you build a heightened awareness of the importance of your vote, in everyone around. You have great conversations with an amazing cross-section of our fellow Tacomans.  You build people’s confidence in the ways that you can register and then track your ballot.  And you can directly register voters.  If you have never done this, we will be happy to pair you with an experienced volunteer.  Email nina.rook@gmail.com to get connected.  

We are a 100% Volunteer Organization
and We Can Use Your Talents
Though our gains were encouraging after the mid-terms, we need to keep the pressure up to insure that we keep the House and take back the Senate and the White House in 2020.

In a typical week our newsletter and social media presence is reaching over 2,000 people and you can imagine how that keeps us busy.

If you want to make a difference, we have something for everyone! 

Love people? Join our Membership Team. Some of our bigger events like Town Halls and Candidate Debates attract over 100 people so we need extra help welcoming everyone. 

Enjoy Rallies and Community FairsOur Events and Voter Registration Teams are out and about year-round. We’re always looking for folks to staff our tables and help with event organization on the ground.  

Interested in Policy? Our Legislative Action Team Our Legislative Action Team informs membership about issues and plans meetings with our local and national representatives, pressing for Indivisible values.

Media, Tech and Graphics Savvy? Our Communications Team engages our members on most social media platforms, our website and newsletter and can always use help with keeping everyone up to date. 

If interested, email us at IndivisibleTacomaChapter@Gmail.Com

Save the Dates!

For more listings for Indivisible Tacoma and our progressive allies, check out our Calendar of Events. For the latest news, current events, actions, meetings, and discussions join our Indivisible Tacoma Community group on Facebook.

Indivisible Tacoma Events for Active Citizens in Pierce County

Fri, Aug 30th
Indivisible Tacoma GO4Action Team
Impeachment Action
Lakewood Public Library
6300 Wildaire Rd SW
Lakewood, WA 98499
Tues, Sept 3rd
IT Legislative Action Meeting
Tacoma Public Library
South Tacoma Branch
3411 S. 56th (near S. Tacoma Way)
Mon, Sept 9th
Indivisible Tacoma Steering Team 
Lakewood Public Library (note location)
Tues, Sept 10th
Indivisible Puyallup Monthly Meeting
Puyallup Public Library
324 S. Meridian
Wed, Sept 11th 6:30PM         
Indivisible Tacoma General Meeting
Green New Deal/Climate Strike Panel
Tahoma Unitarian Universalist Church
1115 S 56th St, Tacoma, WA 98408
Mon, Sept 16th 
Voter Registration & Engagement
University Place Library 
Sunday, Sept 18th We the People National March and Rally
More details to come. Website Here
Sunday, Sept 18th, 3:00PM Coffee with Rep. Jake Fey
Red Elm Cafe
1114 M.L.K. Jr Way, Tacoma, WA 98405

Other Important Meetings for Active Citizens in the
Greater Tacoma Area
Mon, Aug 26, 7PM               LD27 Monthly Meeting   
First United Methodist Church
Downtown, South 7th and Tacoma
Mon, Aug 26, 7PM              LD29 Monthly Meeting, 
3049 S. 36th St, Tacoma
Tues, Aug 27
Ancestral Waters – Documentary Screening  FREE
Urban Grace Church
902 Market Street, Tacoma
August 27th
2:00-5:00PM and
6:30 to 10:00PM
Final Public Hearing on the Tacoma LNG Plant Rialto Theatre
August 28th 6:00PM Tenants Rights Workshop
Southlake Shore Christian Church, Tacoma
August 31st
Family Fest Back To School Event
Peoples Park
Hair Cuts and School Supplies
Tues, Sept 3th, 5:30PM Town Hall with Derek Kilmer
Peninsula High School Auditorium
14105 Purdy Dr. NW
Gig Harbor, WA 98332
Thurs, Sept 5th, 6:30PM          LD28 Democrats Monthly Meeting
Roundtable Pizza
Tues, Sept 10th
LD25 Democrats Monthly Meeting
Puyallup Public Library
324 S. Meridian 
Thurs, Sept 12th, 7:00PM           Pierce County Democrats 
3049 S. 36th St, Tacoma
Thurs, Sept 12th
Democratic Presidential Debates in Houston
TV Channel: ABC
Thurs, Sept 12th 
UP City Council Candidate Forum
Curtis HS Theatre, University Place
Sun, Sept 22, 10AM     Rosa Parks/Eleanor Roosevelt
Champagne Brunch
South Sound Democrats Fundraiser & Auction
Pacific Lutheran University
Buy tickets HERE
Got questions? Email us at:  IndivisibleTacomaChapter@Gmail.Com

About Indivisible Tacoma & How You Can Help

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Indivisible Tacoma’s mission is to promote social and environmental justice and democracy through representative government on all levels. We are citizen lobbyists and social activists resisting the Trump agenda and holding our local lawmakers and public officials accountable. We are non-partisan and wholly inclusive in our membership.  Want to donate? Or get more involved? Visit our website for more info. Indivisible Tacoma is entirely staffed by volunteers and runs on a shoestring. That’s why we love it when people help. We’d also like to thank all of you who’ve donated. The funds go to print signs and fliers and other materials, host our general meetings, set up voter registration booths, and run our website, email list, and other items.
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