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We Must Keep the Pressure On! Help Us Raise $500 and Indivisible U.S. Will Match Your Gift

Barely four months into 2019, it’s clear that our hard work in taking back the House is paying off. The House Democrats we helped elect are using their new power to stand fast against Trump’s border wall and investigate the White House’s corruption and crimes… All while pushing for popular programs like electoral reform, a Green New Deal, Single Payer, and protection for Dreamers and TPS recipients.

With your help, U.S. Rep. Kim Schrier (D-8) and State Rep. Mari Leavitt (D-28) won Republican-held seats. And, amazingly, Brian Duthie and Jamie Smith came within just a few hundred votes of winning seats in the GOP-leaning 25th district.

But none of this would be possible without your support, and that of other Indivisible groups across the nation. We worked tirelessly to get progressives elected. And now, we keep pushing every day for these important bills as a compelling alternative to Trump’s cruel and toxic agenda. We’ve got the leverage. Now, we need to urge Sens. Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell and Reps. Derek Kilmer and Denny Heck to go full-tilt for our progressive values.

To do this, we need your help. After pushing back in 2017 and 2018, we’re running low on funds. Now we’ve set our goal to raise $500 this month for upcoming actions… AND Indivisible National has offered to match this goal, dollar for dollar — but only for support we receive in April!

Help us reach our goal and meet this matching challenge by chipping in $20.19 — your gift will go twice as far if you give today!

Indivisible Tacoma is completely volunteer-run and we operate on a shoestring budget.  Your contributions will help us pay for signs, printed materials, our website, email list, rent for our meeting venue at the Tahoma Unitarian Universal Congregation, voter registration booths, gas, snacks for volunteers, and other expenses.

Chip in $20.19 today so Indivisible Tacoma can keep organize, build power, and continue to fight back in 2019.

Give 20.19 to Indivisible Tacoma Today!

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We’ve scored some important victories in Washington D.C. and Washington state. But we need to keep the pressure on! This week, we’ve got an important fundraiser and some important actions on our to-do list. Plus, we’ve got our next general meeting coming up on May 1st.

Our Next General Meeting

Voter Registration 2.0:  New technology, New Laws! With Julie Anderson, Pierce County Auditor

Learn about how Washington State’s new voting laws will affect the 2020 election and beyond.

Wednesday, May 1, 2019
6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Tahoma Unitarian Universalist Congregation
1115 S 56th St, Tacoma, WA 98408

This Week’s National Actions: Release the Mueller Report and Defund ICE/CBP

Group of Indivisibles holding signs.

At Indivisible Puyallup’s #ReleaseTheMuellerReport action on Thursday, April 4.

Demand a Full Release of the Mueller Report

Call your MoCs and demand they make Mueller’s findings public and continue investigations to hold Trump accountable. On March 14, the House voted 420-0 to release the Mueller Report (that’s right, everyone, including Republicans). For more info, read Indivisible U.S.’s report and call to action.

Script: Hi, I’m [Your First and Last Name], your constituent, calling from {Address and Zip]. Please use the full extent of your oversight and investigative powers to ensure that the results of Robert Mueller’s investigation are made public. I also ask you to continue your own investigations — which are wider in scope than Mueller’s — in order to get to the truth and hold Trump accountable.

Urge Your Rep to Defund Hate (ICE and the CBP)

Trump is still committing human rights abuses at the border to try to scare asylum seekers and refugees away. The best way to fight back is to defund Trump’s deportation machine through the appropriations process and demand major cuts to ICE and CBP’s funding levels.

If you’re in the 6th District, we urge you to call Derek Kilmer because he’s on the House Appropriations Committee. That means he helps decide how much funding ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) and CBP (Customs and Border Control) receive. If you’re in the 10th, 9th, or 8th Districts, please scroll down for a slightly different script.

For more info, read Indivisible U.S.’s report and call to action.

Script for Derek Kilmer’s Constituents
(Because he’s on the Appropriations Committee)

Since Kilmer has direct influence over ICE and the CBP’s budget, we need to let him know we want funding for these cruel and hateful agencies cut back and eventually defunded entirely.

Script: Hi, I’m [First and Last Name] from the 6th District at [Address and Zip]. This is to demand we cut funding for ICE and CBP to FY16 levels. We also urge you to add specific language that bans ICE and CBP from raiding other DHS accounts to fund their activities. I want us to defund these cruel and racist agencies for good.

Script for Reps. Denny Heck, Adam Smith, and Kim Schrier’s Constituents
(Because they’re not on the Appropriations Committee)

Just because they’re not on the House Appropriations Committee doesn’t mean they have no say. Urge them to sign on to Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.) and Norma Torres (D-Calif.)’s “Dear Colleague” letter.

Script: Hi, I’m [First and Last Name] from the 6th District at [Address and Zip]. Please sign on to Rep. Pramila Jayapal’s and Norma Torres’ “Dear Colleague” letter. This requests that we cut funding for ICE and CBP to FY16 levels, ban ICE and CBP from raiding other DHS accounts, and to eventually ban these cruel and racist agencies for good.

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This Week’s State Actions

If you’re in the 25th and the 28th districts, you can have a huge influence on whether a housing and a fuel bill make it from committee onto the floor for a vote. That’s because you’ve got state reps on the House Rules Committee and Senators on the Senate Transportation Committee. And we’re making it easy for you. All you need to do is copy and paste their email addresses and our message into your email and hit Send.

SB 5812 – Accessory Dwelling Units

House Rules Committee

  • Kelly Chambers (R-25) kelly.Chambers@leg.wa.gov
  • Chris Gildon (R-25) chris.Gildon@leg.wa.gov
  • Christine Kilduff (D-28) christine.Kilduff@leg.wa.gov

Copy and paste this message: Hi, I’m [Your Name] from your district at [address and zip]. Please vote YES on SB 5812 in your House Rules Committee. I support this bill, which makes affordable housing easier to build, provides important housing justice and plays an important role in combating climate change by allowing us to build more energy efficient cities.

HB 1110 – Low Carbon Fuel – Due date: 4/9/2019

Senate Transportation Committee Members

  • Hans Zeiger (R-25) hans.Zeiger@leg.wa.gov
  • Steve O’Ban (R-28) steve.OBan@leg.wa.gov

Copy and paste this message: Hi, I’m [Your Name] from your district at [address and zip]. Please vote YES on HB 1110 in your Senate Transportation committee to provide reduced carbon transportation fuel. I support this bill, which reduces risk of wildfires, fisheries depletion and food crop stress by reversing climate change. Please vote YES on this bill before the April 9 cutoff date.

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Other Actions


Support the Puyallup Tribe and demand full and accurate analysis of impacts from the proposed LNG project. 350 Tacoma wants to pack the room! There will be an opportunity for us all to speak for 2 minutes each. So please come and speak from your heart.

Tacoma City Council Public Forum
Tuesday, April 9, 4:00pm, Rally, 747 Market St., Tacoma 98402
5:00–7:00pm, Council Meeting, 759 Market St.
More details here, and carpooling here.

Youth Climate Rally and Day of Action

Thursday, April 11, 10:00am–3:00pm
The United Churches of Olympia, 110 11th Ave SE, Olympia 98501
Click here to RSVP.

Salt Marsh Work Party

Hosted by Salt Marsh Stewards
Saturday, April 20, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
1747 Port of Tacoma Road, Tacoma, WA 98421-3714
Click here for more info and to RSVP.

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