What We Do

Power of Many – In Sausalito we are “Small But Mighty” and as an Indivisible group we are part of a national network of 6,000 chapters, at least one in every congressional district in the country.  Locally, regionally, statewide, and  nationally, we talk to each other, we share best practices and strategize on how to use our combined power to effect change.  If you join Indivisible, you are not just joining a group you are joining a Movement.

We either partner with other groups specializing in these areas, or we create actions ourselves.

Given the mercurial nature of this administration, actions and mobilizations change rapidly.

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NEWSLETTER 4-2-18

POSTCARD PARTY

Join us at our bi-weekly gathering to move the masses to VOTE in the upcoming primary and special elections.  The revolution will be GLITTERIZED (glitter pens make it REAL):

WHAT:   Postcard Party!
WHERE:  Salito's Crab & Prime Rib House, 1200 Bridgeway, Sausalito CA
WHEN:  6:30PM
WHY:  To save our democracy and goddess forbid, HAVE FUN DOING IT
No RSVP necessary, drop-in ok

 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

April 22 (2-5pm) - Earth Day Festival in Mill Valley - We need tablers and greeters!
We'll provide materials and signage - you provide the smile!
MAY include voter registration - TBD - training will be provided
Shifts:  1:30-3:30, 3-5:30
Email:  lisabpolitics@gmail.com to sign up

April 28 (noon-2pm) - Marin City District Attorney Candidate Forum
This community event is being supported by Indivisible Sausalito and MV-CAN
We need setup, event support, and teardown help!
Tabling MAYBE - may include voter registration - training will be provided
Shifts:  11am-2:30pm (big shift) or smaller if you need
Email:  lisabpolitics@gmail.com to sign up

DISTRICT ATTORNEY FORUMS IN MARIN

There are four upcoming opportunities to hear from the three candidates running for District Attorney.  DAs are supposed to serve the interests of the people who live in their county. DAs are public servants who not only work in courtrooms, but also affect your day-to-day life by supporting or opposing statewide policies and deciding how to spend taxpayer dollars.  To learn more, the ACLU has a great website:  https://meetyourda.org/

MARIN DEMOCRATS
April 5, 6-9pm

Carpenters Hall, 647 Lindaro Street, San Rafael.  RSVP to marindems@gmail.com

INDIVISIBLE MARIN
April 11, 7-8:30pm
RSVP here
Indivisible Marin members will caucus at 8:30 to determine endorsement (or not).  We are invited to attend the presentation but not to the endorsement as we are also supporting another DA forum later in the month in Marin City.

ACLU-LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS
April 13, 7-9pm
San Rafael City Council Chambers
Candidates will make short opening statements and then each have a chance to answer audience questions selected by the moderator.  The public is also welcome to email questions no later than April 11 to:MarinDAForum2018@marinlwv.org

ISOJI
April 28, noon - 2pm
Marin City Rec Center
(RSVP to be determined)
This public forum for the community of Marin City will include short opening statements, moderated questions, and audience questions.  Indivisible Sausalito and MV-CAN are supporting this event together
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED:  email lisabpolitics@gmail.com to sign up (see above)

MERCH!

We need to order a new batch of tshirts and even hoodies if we get enough orders.  This is how it works - the more we order the better the price.  So let us know what you need by filling out THIS SURVEY.  It will give us a sense of order size, then we will follow up with a link to place your order.

T-Shirts can be ordered by color, by sleeve length, it doesn't matter, the price groups all them all together.  Hoodies are priced separately but if we get enough interest the price really goes down.  Tshirts range from about $15-$22 and hoodies from $47-$33.

 

MARIN ACTIVIST'S CALENDAR

THIS WEEK

April 2 - Sister District (Marin) announces its candidate! 6:30pm at Peet's in 402 Third Street, San Rafael to discuss our new candidate paired with Sister District Marin. The discussion will include ways to support our candidate immediately and in the long term which will likely involve text and phone banking, post cards, canvassing and of course fundraising.

 

April 3 - Indivisible Sausalito Postcard Party!  Salito’s Crab House & Prime Rib (1200 Bridgeway, Sausalito) 6:30-8:30 pm. Drop-in is fine, come join us as we change the world one postcard at a time.  GLITTER PENS ENCOURAGED.

 

April 7 - Swing Left Marin’s Canvassing Training (Back by popular demand!) Engaging Effectively With Voters - 2pm-4pm, Corte Madera Community Room, Corte Madera, CA  RSVP here.

 

April 7 Phonebanking in Sausalito 2:30-4pm (Democracy Action) Please click here  to register and get more details/directions.

 

April 8-9 ACLU Conference & Lobby Days (Sacramento)  Holiday Inn Capitol Plaza. You and hundreds of other Californians will learn about and advocate for local and state-level campaigns to reclaim our future.  Sign up here.

ASSM. MARC LEVINE STAFF MEETING APRIL 10

On April 10 at 10AM at the Marin County Civic Center we'll meet with our state Assemblymember (Marc Levine)'s staff to hash out the issues and bills we'd like to discuss at our meeting with Marc on May 3.  Attendance at the meeting with staff is limited to about 6, and is open to anyone who has a burning issue or issues (not observers).  To join us, email lisabpolitics@gmail.com

STATESTRONG BILLS

In March you were asked to select 15 bills in the state legislature which we should focus on as part of our advocacy work with our state legislators.  We have recurring meetings with Assm. Marc Levine (see above) and Mike McGuire where we discuss these bills and other bills face to face.
After a round of voting from Indivisible groups across the state, we have narrowed down our top Indivisible CA: StateStrong's bill priorities for the year. (Not that we can't work on other bills but that these are ones we'll be writing information & call scripts and pushing calls to action for.)

 

- AB3131 (Gloria, Chiu) — Police Demilitarization
I am bolding and highlighting this bill because we are co-sponsoring it (which is huge!). Here is our announcement, an LA times article about the bill, and more press where we are mentioned! Stay tuned - we'll be asking your groups to send support letters soon.
- SB822 (Wiener) – Net Neutrality

- SB10 (Hertzberg) – California Money Bail Reform

- SB1100 (Portantino) – Age and Quantity Limit for Gun Purchases

- AB1775 (Muratsuchi, Limón) and SB834 (Jackson) – Offshore Drilling

- SB183 (Lara) – ICE in Public Buildings

- SB1346 (Jackson) – Bump Stock Ban

- SB100 (De León) – 100% Renewable by 2045

- AB1793 (Bonta) – Clears Marijuana Convictions

- SB651 (Allen) – Petition Disclosure Act

- SB320 (Leyva) – Abortion at Student Health Centers

- SB1449 (Leyva) – Rape Kit Testing

- SB974 (Lara) – Health4All

- SB419 (Portantino, Leyva) – Legislative Sexual Harassment Retaliation Prevention Act

- AB1745 (Ting) –  Clean Cars - WITHDRAWN MARCH 30

- SB562 (Lara, Atkins) – Healthy California

- AB2066 (Stone) – Expand Earned Income Tax Credit

 

We have put already together some materials that we hope will be everything you need to go into a meeting with your state representatives to advocate for these bills!

 

- Talking points: http://bit.ly/2018BillTalkingPoints

CALL SCRIPTS

Every week we update our call scripts on Amplify, and this week our topics include (but are not limited to):

RSVP to Local Tax March (April 15)
Tell our Senators to vote NO on Haspell and Pompeo
Tell our House members to regulate Facebook

Tell our Senators to protect the Mueller Investigation
Tell your State Senator to support SB1017 which prevents offshore drilling

To access these call scripts and be connected directly to your member of congress, go through our Amplify app.  If you dont have Amplify:

Amplify is an app that you install on your phone, and it makes it easy for you to access these scripts, make these calls, and cheer each other on!

To make it work:
1.  Install the app on iphone or Android by going to getamplify.org/install
2.  Sign up for a new account
3.  Search for us by name or enter code 838-208-920
4.  Take an action and cheer others on! Parting Comments

Find something you love to do and DO IT.  Think about a year ago when we were still processing the shock of the election and getting our bearings.  We HAVE our bearings now and with the inspiration of the student movement, special elections, and the alliances being formed by many grassroots groups, we WILL WIN.  We will get our democracy back inch by inch, small victory by small victory.  This is a marathon, not a sprint, and it will take time, and we will prevail.  ROCK ON.

Peace,
Lisa

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NEWSLETTER 3-25-18

We welcome you to join us at our March General Meeting this week:
WHERE:   333 Caledonia Street, Sausalito, CA  94965
WHEN:      Wednesday, March 28, 7pm-8:30pm
WHY:         Because you care about our democracy
RSVP:       https://www.eventbrite.com/e/indivisible-sausalito-monthly-meeting-tickets-44437573980

We'll have report-backs on visits with our elected officials, actions we've taken, and actions we will be taking, as well as partnerships and collaborations which help amplify and expand our opportunities.  Join us and bring a friend, it doesn't matter where you live just that you want to change angst into action!

Indivisible Sausalito is focused on resisting this administration and demanding that our elected officials reflect our values. We stand for fundamental human rights and a government by the people, for the people, and of the people.
Speaking of actions - here are some great resources and opportunities coming up:
(for all actions - see the Marin Activist Calendar - here)

March 27- The Marin Dems have opened their headquarters dedicated to taking back Congress in 2018. Drop in anytime to work on California Congressional Districts that need to be flipped from red to blue. Check out their calendar for lots of upcoming opportunities to get involved. On the 27th, Jared Huffman will be stopping by from 5-7pm.  To RSVP email marindemocrats@gmail.com or Mark "Going" on Facebook

March 31 -Phonebanking in Sausalito 2:30-4pm (Democracy Action)Join us at our weekly Saturday phone bank. We'll be calling for the Special Congressional Election for AZ-08, to replace Republican Trent Franks--to be held April 24; we'll also offer calls to CA-10 and CA-21. And of course, we'll be texting for Beto O'Rourke. Please click here to register and get more details/directions.More Info: https://demaction.us/events/44248010992/?mc_cid=1f20af47b6&mc_eid=fee12f9a09

April 5 - Marin Democrats Candidates’ Forum and Endorsement Night for local candidates.  Meet local candidates for District Attorney, Assessor, and District 5 Supervisor. Candidates will have time to discuss their priorities followed by a question and answer period. Following the forum, Marin Democrats will caucus and vote on endorsements in these races.6-9pm, Carpenters Hall, 647 Lindaro Street, San Rafael.  RSVP to marindems@gmail.com.

April 7 - Swing Left Marin’s Canvassing Training (Back by popular demand!) Engaging Effectively With Voters - 2pm-4pm, Corte Madera Community Room, Corte Madera, CA  RSVP here.

April 7 Phonebanking in Sausalito 2:30-4pm (Democracy Action) Please click here  to register and get more details/directions.

April 8-9 ACLU Conference & Lobby Days (Sacramento)  Holiday Inn Capitol Plaza. You and hundreds of other Californians will learn about and advocate for local and state-level campaigns to reclaim our future.  Sign up here.

April 10 - Meet w/Assm. Marc Levine’s field rep (10AM) for an hour to go over pending legislation (prior to our meeting w/Assm. Levine on May 4).  To join, contact Lisa Bennett at lisabpolitics@gmail.com

April 11 - Phonebanking in San Rafael (Democracy Action) 4-6pm - We're co-hosting this phone/text bank at Marin Democrats' new headquarters in San Rafael.  We'll be calling for the Special Congressional Election for AZ-08, to replace Republican Trent Franks--to be held April 24; we'll also offer calls to CA-10 and CA-21. And of course we'll be texting for Beto O'Rourke. Please click here to register and get more details/directions.

April 13 - ACLU/League of Women Voters DA Candidate Forum - San Rafael CIty Council Chambers (7-9pm)  The forum will allow the public to hear from and submit questions to all three candidates running to replace Marin’s retiring District Attorney, Ed Berberian. This is a critically important election for legal justice in Marin. Candidates will make short opening statements and then each have a chance to answer audience questions selected by the moderator. The public is also welcome to email questions no later than April 11 to: MarinDAForum2018@marinlwv.org

April 14 - Phonebanking in Sausalito (Democracy Action) 2:30-4:30 Please click here to register and get more details/directions.

April 15 - Rock The Congress (Napa)!  Rock the Congress: Napa Valley is a one-day conference that will provide leading North Bay activists with the training and skills they need to take back Democratic control of the U.S. Congress — with a focus on districts right here in California.  Eventbrite RSVP here.

Call call call!
Senators Feinstein and Harris tell us that our call volume has declined.  So dust off the speed dialer and make some calls!

Our scripts are up on Amplify and include:

Close loopholes, institute universal background checks, and fund research!

Bolton is an Existential Threat

Facebook is Failing Democracy

Protect Mueller

NO on Pompeo and Haspel

NO on Howard C. Nielson

Amplify is an app that you install on your phone, and it makes it easy for you to access these scripts, make these calls, and cheer each other on!

To make it work:
1.  Install the app on iphone or Android by going to getamplify.org/install
2.  Sign up for a new account
3.  Search for us by name or enter code 838-208-920
4.  Take an action and cheer others on!

That's it for now - lots of good work being done, lots more to do!

Peace,
Lisa

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NEWSLETTER 3-21-18

A short but sweet version this week:
MARCH!
LETTER!
MUELLER!
STATESTRONG!
GLITTER!
MEETING!


MARCH!

The #MarchForOurLives is happening across the nation this Saturday, March 24th at 1pm.  There will be a rally which will last approximately 90 minutes at the SF Civic Center Plaza (335 McAllister Street).

Download these posters!

There is an informal carpool at Mill Valley Middle School at 11:45 on Saturday.

Wear your Indivisible Sausalito Tshirt!  It's tough herding cats and finding each other but that sure will make it easier!

Other local marches are:
Novato City Hall - 901 Sherman Ave, Novato 94945 - 11AM
Santa Rosa:  25 Old Courthouse Square, Santa Rosa, 95404 - 10AM
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LETTER!

You are invited to sign on to this letter to urge CalPERS to divest pension funds from retailers and wholesalers who sell assault weapons that are banned in California.

We encourage you to sign as an individual; many Indivisible groups (ours included) have supported this message.
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MUELLER!

Right now, the following are the red lines, which if crossed, could trigger the call for a national mobilization (hit the streets!)

    1. Firing Mueller;
    2. Pardons of key witnesses;
    3. Actions that would prevent the investigation from being conducted freely, such as replacing Mueller’s current supervisor, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, or repealing the regulations establishing the office.

Plans are in place to gather in San Rafael at the plaza between 4th/5th and A/Lootens.  If you are NOT already signed up we encourage you to do so to make notification more rapid.  To do so, go here: https://act.moveon.org/event/first-response-events/14358.

MoveOn is hosting a call for all registrants on Sunday, March 25th, and will notify you with instructions to dial in.
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STATESTRONG!

Indivisible groups from around the state are joining together to support and promote approximately 15 California state bills over the coming months.  To be more democratic, we are accepting input from Indivisible members.  Apologies for the last-minute notice, but if there any bills that you are interested in us promoting, please let us know by using this survey by 10am Friday morning.  (There is a list of all the bills under consideration on the survey itself.)

California StateStrong, a project of Indivisible, is a grassroots group that applies the principles of the Indivisible Guide to politics at the state level.We track certain bills through the legislative process to make our lobbying efforts as effective as possible. The bills that we follow must meet at least one of the following criteria:

  • The bill resists the Trump agenda (for example: making California a sanctuary state, the Presidential Tax Transparency Act, protecting workers and students from ICE, protecting Planned Parenthood, etc.)
  • The bill advances progressive goals (for example: bail reform, climate policy, universal healthcare)
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GLITTER!

This week we made 115 postcards to Get Out The Vote in key progressive races in California and Arizona.  We had so much fun we have decided to to this on a recurring basis.

POSTCARD PARTY!
Every other Tuesday
Next on April 3
6:30 pm
Salito's Crab House & Prime Rib
1200 Bridgeway, Sausalito  94965

Drop-in, no need to RSVP
GLITTER PENS A MUST*

*we have some...well, we have many....

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MEETING!


Our March Monthly Meeting is coming up:

Wednesday, March 28
7pm

Studio 333
333 Caledonia Street
Sausalito, CA  94965

Share what you've been up to, learn what we've been up to, get involved, take action to save our democracy!
Eventbrite RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/indivisible-sausalito-monthly-meeting-tickets-44437573980

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Peace,
Lisa

Meetings with elected officials, from city council to Senators