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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Mostly Weekly Newsletter 1-8-20

ANTI WAR PROTEST-NOVATO
POSTCARDS RETURN!
WOMEN’S MARCH
MLK DAY MARIN CITY
RESILIENT SAUSALITO
FIGHT VOTER SUPPRESSION
JUST TELL ME WHAT TO DO
NPP DOESN’T GET A SAY


Well we promised we’d return in 2020 with tons of actions. We weren’t kidding.  We apologize in advance for the length of this newsletter, please consume coffee before diving in.  Warning – there are curse words….


ANTI-WAR PROTEST TOMORROW

Thanks to the formidable local activist, Patty Hoyt, Marin will be participating in a nationwide protest tomorrow against the general idiocy of Trump’s egregious escalation in the Middle East.

Stand up. Speak up. Raise your voice. Join with others in saying #NoWarWithIran.

Thursday, January 9 – 5pm
Novato City Hall

RSVP Here


POSTCARDS, BABY!

We are back!  Join us for an evening of existential therapy and meaningful action as we return to our recurring postcard parties.  We meet every other Tuesday at Salito’s, starting up again on Tuesday, January 14th.

POSTCARD PARTY
Tuesday, January 14th – 6:30pm
Salito’s, 1200 Bridgeway, Sausalito

We provide the supplies, the scripts, you just need to provide the hands and heart. 


WOMEN’S MARCH

Saturday, January 18th
SF Civic Center
11AM

Oh yes we are!  If you’re interested in carpooling to the Larkspur Ferry, and ferrying over let me know!


MLK CELEBRATION MARIN CITY

You don’t want to miss this wonderful program including inspirational speeches, music, dance, and celebration. 

MONDAY, JAN 20
MARIN CITY REC CENTER
10-12, lunch follows


RESILIENT SAUSALITO

The Sausalito Public Library and Resilient Neighborhoods are partnering to offer a Sausalito Climate Action Team.  The first meeting is on January 21 from 6:30-8:30pm at the Library.  RSVP HERE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/resilient-neighborhoods-sustainable-lifestyle-climate-action-workshop-tickets-73468713901

Experience Resilient Neighborhoods’ unique and hopeful climate action program along with great people who also care about a healthy planet. Have fun calculating your carbon footprint and taking steps to reduce it. Receive support and access to local resources to personalize your climate action plan and get your household prepared for emergencies, wildfires, and power outages. You will achieve measurable results in five meetings, and it’s fun!

More than 1,300 Marin residents have already reduced more than seven million pounds of CO2 pollution through Resilient Neighborhoods. You could be next! All you need to participate is access to your utility bills and a computer.

The workshop series is held on the following dates from 6:30-8:30: 1/21, 2/4, 2/18, 3/3, and 3/17. The workshop is free and registration is required.

Plan to attend all 5 meeting dates or make arrangements with Resilient Neighborhoods ahead of time at RNOutreachAssociate@gmail.com.


FIGHT VOTER SUPPRESSION

Fundraiser for Reclaim Our Vote
Saturday, February 8
3-5pm

First Presbyterian Church of San Anselmo
72 Kensington Road, San Anselmo 94960

RSVP HERE


JUST TELL ME WHAT TO DO

We get it.  There are so many things to do.  There are so many events and actions (this newsletter, cough….cough)….so how do you know what is the best use of your time? How do you start?  Who are all these people who know things ? HAH.  We have the answer.

It’s 2020 and that means we’ve got to do everything we can to take back our country in this critical time. If you’ve been outraged and fed up and want to get involved, join us!

Come hear about all of the actions available to you from here in Marin, to help hold and flip districts, to help overcome voter suppression and gerrymandering, and meet folks like you who want to make a difference.

We’ll share information on phonebanking, canvassing, letter-writing, postcarding, and voter registration, as well as what we do once we’ve helped elect good candidates – how we hold them accountable! And we’ll also learn about the 2020 Census and what we need in Marin to make sure everyone is counted.
 

JUST TELL ME WHAT TO DO
Sunday, February 9
, 3-5pm
Sausalito Fitness, 3020 Bridgeway, Sausalito
RSVP HERE : https://www.eventbrite.com/e/indivisible-sausalito-just-tell-me-what-to-do-meeting-tickets-88517240449
 


WHAT, YOU WANTED TO VOTE?  HAH.


If you are not registered with a political party, you will not be able to vote for a Democrat for President in the March 3 primary – unless you request a ballot.  And many folks were unknowingly de-registered as Democrats recently because of a state database snafu. 
YES THIS HAPPENED. 

Check your voter registration status here.  EVERYONE SHOULD DO THIS. You may not be aware that your party preference was changed to No Party Preference (NPP). 

Wait, I have to request a ballot if I am a “No Party Preference” voter?  YES.  For most elections, California operates by the “top two” election system where candidates share one ballot and voters can choose regardless of party. But rules in presidential primaries are different for NPP voters:

  • Your default ballot will not list presidential candidates.
  • To vote in the presidential primary of the Republican, Green or Peace and Freedom party, you have to re-register with that party (which you can do here).
  • To vote in the Democratic, American Independent or Libertarian party primaries, you needn’t re-register, but you do have to request that party’s ballot.

How to request a ballot? If you vote by mail, you should have received a postcard from the county giving you the option to do so. Fill it out and send it back ASAP.

Otherwise, call or email your voter registrar to make the request. You can find their contact information here. And if you vote in person, make sure you request the ballot at your polling place or vote center.

So check your voter registration status, and ask for a ballot if you need one.


Well this has been a big newsletter.  Dare I say YUUUGE. 

We are heading into an “interesting” year when we’re going to need each other more than ever.  These guys could use some help too….

XO,

Lisa


WOMEN’S MARCH UPDATE

Our earlier plans to take the 9:30 Larkspur Ferry are changed.

Based on the start of the actual march, it makes more sense to leave from Sausalito at 11:20 and arrive at the Ferry Building at 11:50, then BART to the Civic Center (here’s the Sausalito Ferry Schedule). 

We’ll be gathering at the Sausalito Ferry Landing at 11am. 

  • Rally begins at 11:00 AM (Programming at 11:30 AM) at San Francisco Civic Center Plaza
  • Pre-registered contingents line-up begins at 1:00 PM from Civic Center, March will kick off at 1:30 PM down Market Street to Embarcadero (approximately 1.7 miles)

https://womensmarchsf.org/logistics

Let us know if you’re in!

XO
Lisa

Our earlier plans to take the 9:30 Larkspur Ferry are changed.

Based on the start of the actual march, it makes more sense to leave from Sausalito at 11:20 and arrive at the Ferry Building at 11:50, then BART to the Civic Center (here’s the Sausalito Ferry Schedule). 

We’ll be gathering at the Sausalito Ferry Landing at 11am. 

  • Rally begins at 11:00 AM (Programming at 11:30 AM) at San Francisco Civic Center Plaza
  • Pre-registered contingents line-up begins at 1:00 PM from Civic Center, March will kick off at 1:30 PM down Market Street to Embarcadero (approximately 1.7 miles)

https://womensmarchsf.org/logistics

Let us know if you’re in!

Mostly Weekly Newsletter – A Pause

We get a chance to start over tomorrow, and I for one am grateful for this lovely pause before we dive back in.  Next year we put it all on the line to defeat the Thing In the White House (and all it represents).  We will have actions aplenty soon enough.  But the reasons we do the work, the values we’re upholding, the foundation behind everything we will do is what I’d like to share with you now.

W.E.B. DuBois asked us to ask ourselves four questions:

What does integrity do in the face of oppression?
What does honesty do in the face of deception?
What does decency do in the face of insult?

How does virtue meet brute force?

 – The Black Flame Trilogy
 

As you enter into 2020, live to answer them. XO
Lisa