Exciting Events This Week
Updated: Dec 16, 2021
Happy Tuesday, Activists! We hope your week is off to a good start. We know the folks in Kentucky are suffering from the horrendous tornadoes destroying so much on Friday night. If you'd like to help, you can donate to Governor Beshear's Team Western Kentucky Relief Fund.
MEETING WITH A.G. JOSH SHAPIRO Good news! We’ll have a one-hour virtual meeting with Attorney General Josh Shapiro on January 24 at 7:30 pm. As you know, AG Shapiro is running for PA Governor next year. We’ll have a lot to ask him about why he’s running and his vision for the state. Bring your questions too! When: Monday, January 24, 7:30 pm Where: Zoom Sign up here.
EXCITING EVENTS THIS WEEK 1. Indivisible's 5th Birthday Party – With Katie Porter!! It’s time for a party!
Thursday, December 16, at 7 pm ET / 4 pm PT!
Purchase a ticket here. You’ll hear more about the work we’re doing in 2022 AND hear from special guest Representative Katie Porter, one of Indivisible's Give No Ground candidates. She will make remarks and take your questions! We need this champion for economic justice in Congress in 2022 to continue holding big banks and corporations accountable. 2. Redistricting – Two things you can do: > Get the updates TOMORROW our friends at Fair Districts are holding a redistricting Town Hall. You’ll learn about the state of the proposed redistricting maps, the schedule for approvals of the maps, and how we can have an impact on making them fair. Tomorrow, December 15, at 7:00 pm.
Sign up here. > Make your voice heard! You can comment on the maps on a secure platform provided by the Governor’s office. Send your redistricting comments to the Governor’s comment portal at this link. 3. BUILD BACK BETTER – Get the latest info This Thursday, December 16, at 10:30 am will be a roundtable discussion with Congressman Dwight Evans. You can learn all about what’s happening in DC on this essential legislation. Sign up here.
AND SPEAKING OF REDISTRICTING – Your Messaging For the Week See our full Messaging explainer from a recent newsletter here. See last week’s message in Friday’s newsletter here. You can use these short, strategic talking points when you’re talking to friends, family and neighbors and in your social media networks. Simply copy and paste them into your feed (Twitter version below.) This week’s messaging In Pennsylvania, we believe that voters pick our leaders and our leaders don't get to pick their voters. But power-hungry politicians are dividing our communities to try to silence some of us, based on what we look like or where we live. So let them know: when it comes to our districts, we draw the line. By joining together to speak out for fair districting, we can make our PA communities whole and deliver what our schools and families need for a decade to come. The Twitter Version: In PA we know voters must pick our leaders & not let leaders pick their voters. Power-hungry politicians are dividing our communities to try to silence some of us, based on what we look like or where we live. We're joining together to demand fair districts. #fairdistricting
CALL TO ACTION Sen. Casey – Phila office 215-405-9660; D.C. 202-224-6324 email link Sen. Toomey – Phila office 215-241-1090; D.C. 202-224-4254; email link For outside PA: Find your Senators’ phone numbers and emails at this link. Let's make sure we keep up the pressure on our senators. They need to hear from us to know we expect these bills to be passed right away! 1. Demand our senators pass BBB asap. The House just passed the Build Back Better Act. Now it is time for the Senate to do its job and pass BBB this week. It is urgent to call our senators and tell them how important it is that we pass an inclusive recovery bill immediately. 2. Demand our senators change the filibuster to pass the Freedom to Vote Act. Senator Schumer and other Democratic Senators have agreed to move forward with democracy reform, even without Republican support. Call our senators and tell them you want them to adjust the filibuster to pass the Freedom to Vote Act now.
We hope you're feeling the holiday joy. Have a great week!