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Good morning, Activists!
For what is normally a pretty quiet activism period, we sure have a lot going on! Take your pick from the lists below, sign up and join in the fun!
But first, let me say how thrilled we are to see all of the donations we received yesterday on Giving Tuesday. It’s so heartening to see your wonderful support and to know we’ll be able to take the good fight through 2020. We know you want to win big in 2020, so let's keep up the good work. Funding is a big part of that, so many thanks to all who donated!
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CALL TO ACTION
Lower Prescription Drug Prices by Improving H.R.3
Nearly three in ten people in the country say they lack the funds to pay for their prescriptions. It’s time for Congress to act to take on Big Pharma’s greed. H.R. 3, which will likely get a vote in the House in mid-December, is a valuable first step, but it can still be expanded to benefit even more people, and put billions more dollars back in families’ pockets. Call your Member of Congress (MOC) and tell them to improve H.R. 3.
Here is your script: Hi. My name is ____ and I’m calling from [City, zip]. I am calling to urge [MOC] to support improving H.R.3 by negotiating more drugs, and protecting patients from high launch prices and price spikes. H.R.3 is a good start, but key gaps in it need to be filled before the House votes on it. Please vote for amendments that would lower prices for people without insurance coverage, increase the number of drugs eligible for negotiation and increase the number of drugs that are negotiated each year. Will [MOC] commit to improving H.R.3?
IMPEACH & REMOVE RALLY: NOBODY IS ABOVE THE LAW
Indivisible Philadelphia is organizing an Impeach & Remove Rally for the night before the U.S. House votes on articles of impeachment. We’ll raise our voices and show the country – and the world – that we won't stand for Trump’s abuse of power and degradation of our democratic institutions and values. Come out and show our elected officials that we demand they vote to impeach and remove Trump.
Tell your friends and any other organizations you belong to. EVERYONE in the Philadelphia area needs to know about this and come out. What: Impeach & Remove: Nobody Is Above The Law Rally When: Date TBD; 5:30 pm the night before the House votes on Articles of Impeachment (likely late December) Where: Thomas Paine Plaza, 1401 JFK Boulevard (across the street from the northwest corner of City Hall) SIGN UP HERE
You remember that during the week of September 20th, over 7 million people held a global climate strike and the Philadelphia climate strike was part of that action. This Friday, December 6th Youth Climate Strike Philadelphia, Fridays for Future, the Youth Climate Strike Coalition, and other Philly friends and allies, including Indivisible Philadelphia, are going on another global climate strike. The strike will be at City Hall and we’ll see you there! What: World Climate Strike. More information is here. When: December 6th, 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Where: City Hall, Philadelphia, 19107
HOLIDAY PARTY + DEBATE WATCH PARTY
On Thursday, December 19th we are having a two-fer! We’ll hold both our annual Holiday/Volunteer Appreciation Party AND a Debate Watch Party! Our last debate party was a huge success, and so was last year’s holiday party. And we’ll have gifts for our most fearsome volunteers. Sign Up Here. What: Holiday Volunteer Appreciation Party + Debate Watch Party Where: Tir Na Nog Irish Pub, 1600 Arch St., Philadelphia, 19103 When: 7:30 pm Thursday, December 19th (note new time) Sign Up Here.
We’ll write to voters in Florida to remind them to sign up to Vote By Mail. It’s an extremely effective way to get people to vote. We’ve written some of these in the past, and now we have another county to blanket with cards. All you do is come with your writing hand and good humor. And bring a friend! If you sign up and then find you can’t make it, please email us and let us know. We depend on having the right count! If you can, bring $5.00 to help defray the cost of postcards.
CARDS & COFFEE
When: TODAY, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm Where: OCF Coffee House, 2100 Fairmount Ave. RSVP here.
When: Wednesday, December 18th, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Where: OCF Coffee House, 2100 Fairmount Ave.
CARDS & COCKTAILS
When: TODAY, 6-8 pm Where: Vicki Miller’s house (Graduate Hospital area). The exact address will be at the bottom of the confirmation email under Additional Information. RSVP here.
When: Wednesday, December 18th, 6-8 pm Where: Vicki Miller’s house (Graduate Hospital area). The exact address will be at the bottom of the confirmation email under Additional Information. RSVP here.
MAKE A CALL TO ANOTHER ACTIVIST
Last but not least, let's put some pressure on Joni Ernst. How about Mitt Romney? Ben Sasse? Here’s how you can do it with Indivisible’s hubdialer online phone calling system. It’s super easy.
We've identified 13 senators who really need to hear from their constituents (folks who are vulnerable because they’re up for reelection next year and folks who are retiring and worrying a lot about their legacies). Now we're asking you to call voters in those states and ask them to turn up the pressure on their elected officials. It’s a simple four-part process:You call a progressive voter in a key state with one of these 13 Republicans. These folks are your friends—they attended the Women’s March and/or fight for progressive causes.You explain how they have power now. You’ll remind them why the continued fight for impeachment is so important—and why they have particular power in this moment.You ask them to use their power. Then, you’ll ask them to call their senator and make their voices heard on why we’re demanding courage in this moment.You push a button and connect them to their senator’s office. The call tool will allow you to automatically patch them through to the senator’s DC office.
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~ In Solidarity, The Indivisible Philadelphia Team