Action Alert 2019.02.17 Fake Emergency & LNG

Action Alert 2019.02.17 Fake Emergency & LNG

This Week’s Actions

Tell the Tacoma City Council to Say NO on LNG, and Join the President’s Day Protest of Trump’s Fake Emergency in Olympia

Greetings Indivisibles. We have two actions this week so far, and both are crucial.

No LNG - Puget Sound Energy plant.

Photo by 350 Tacoma via Facebook.

Please support the Puyallup tribe and tell the Tacoma City Council NO LNG

In 350 Tacoma’s words:

“Still wonder why this thing is being built? With so many issues around it we do too!

First and foremost, Puget Sound Energy has built their fracked gas tank on Puyallup Tribal land without their consultation or consent, a direct violation of the Medicine Creek Treaty.

The Tribe has asked the community to write to the Tacoma City Council demanding an additional review of the project since it has changed so much since first reviewed.  Their goal is 500 emails sent to the City.  Can you help?

We stand in solidarity with the Puyallup Tribe!

#nofrackingway #wedonthavetime #tacoma_wa #cityoftacoma #fossilfree #port253″

Photo of Donald Trump as Generalissimo.

Image via The Daily Show.

Indivisible Olympia’s President’s Day Protest of Trump’s Fake Emergency

Monday, February 18, 12pm-1pm.
Washington State Capitol Building and Campus (Old Insurance Building)

(in Indivisible Olympia’s words):

Donald Trump has declared #FakeNationalEmergency. Now, we’re mobilizing rapid-response events on Presidents Day—Monday, 2/18. Attorney General Bob Ferguson and Congressman Denny Heck are in the speaker line-up. Join us as we protest against Trump’s fake crisis and racist deportation force and stand with immigrant, Muslim, and Black and brown communities to stop Trump’s dangerous and illegal power grab.

Details via Facebook:

Attend the Seattle Climate March with Us!

Join fellow Indivisible Tacoma members and friends as we bus to Seattle to march for the future of our planet. Stand together to #resist policies that contribute to climate change. There is no plan(et) B.

Wear your IT shirts, bring a sign, and march with the IT banner!

Invite your friends. Carpooling or transit to Tacoma Dome Station (TDS) is encouraged. Post comments to make arrangements with fellow marchers. Bring your ORCA card or $3.75 cash for transit fare EACH WAY.

8:58 AM – ST 594 departs TDS Zone B
9:48 AM – arrive at Occidental Square
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM – March 1 mile up Fourth to Westlake Park

Return to Tacoma at your convenience depending on event schedule. ST 594 leaves Westlake Center about every 30 minutes. Suggested return trip:
2:14 PM – ST 594 departs from Westlake Center (400 Pine St)
3:13 PM – arrive at TDS

People’s Climate March – Seattle
RSVP for the main event on Facebook

TrumpCare: Still Unfair and Inhumane

TrumpCare: Still Unfair and Inhumane

The latest version of Trumpcare remains patently unfair and inhumane.

This one, expected to be rolled out shortly after their Easter break (if not sooner), could easily be characterized as an attempt to “divide and conquer.”

For example, in order to lower premiums for most participants this plan will push those requiring the most expensive care into a high-risk pool. Then, perhaps as much as $15 billion will be set aside for insurers to mitigate the higher premiums certain to be charged the high-risk folks. No one yet knows how these dollars will be administered.

This is a slippery slope.

We must vehemently protest this plan. If we don’t, we can look forward to additional, special insurance pools: women of child-bearing age, persons with pre-existing conditions, smokers, people drinking more than one alcoholic beverage per day. The possibilities abound. Should we acquiesce and they succeed, that same tactic will be used on subsequent issues.

This is not how a responsible government of the people, by the people and for the people acts. This is how leaders show disdain and disregard for their constituents.

We must help anyone who will listen, especially our members of congress, to understand the core values that are being attacked here: fairness and caring for our fellow Americans.

Do you want to fight for humane healthcare? Join Indivisible Tacoma.