Help Ukraine + Save Democracy Here
Happy Tuesday, Dear Activists, We see the atrocities unfolding in Ukraine right now and we know you want to help. There are many lists of worthwhile organizations out there, and here are some choices listed by NPR. If you can, now is a good time to show your support.
CALL TO ACTION - TWO ITEMS 1. Climate Action: We need the Defense Production Act! There has been an upswing of reporting on President Biden possibly using the Defense Protection Act to massively ramp up our ability to manufacture clean energy technology, transition to renewables, and create millions of jobs. We need to keep the heat on to get this done. 2. Student Debt – Cancel $50,000! Nearly 45 million people hold more than $1.8 trillion in student debt. Why? For decades higher education costs have risen at an exponential rise while wages in the jobs awaiting graduates have stagnated. And the affected generation spent their formative years fighting against two economic recessions. We need their debt cancelled to put them on a path to financial security. Pressure is building from student activists too. Contact our Senators and Representatives & ask them to urge the President to: 1. Declare a national climate emergency and mobilize our nation’s resources on a massive scale to transition to clean renewable energy and create millions of good paying green jobs. 2. Cancel at least $50k of student debt now! Rep. Evans – D.C. office 202-225-4001; Phila. office 215-276-0340; email link Rep. Boyle – D.C. office 202-225-6111; Phila. office 215-335-3355; email link Sen. Casey – Phila office 215-405-9660; D.C. 202-224-6324; email link For outside PA: Find your Senators’ phone numbers and emails at this link. Call the White House comment line 202-456-1111, open every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday from 11am-3pm Eastern. Email the White House at www.whitehouse.gov/contact
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CALL VOTERS - HELP HOLD ONTO THE HOUSE! Here's your chance to do something about an important U.S. House race in PA. Call voters for Matt Cartwright, a Democrat running to keep his House seat in PA-08 (Scranton area) so that Dems can maintain their House majority. Register for the Phonebank here To give you an idea of his impressive ability to win in a very purple district, Cartwright won his seat in 2020 in a District that Biden lost. You'll be trained first and then we'll start making the calls. When: April 19, 6:30 pm Where: Zoom Sign up here.
HEAR FROM THE SENATE CANDIDATES ON APRIL 27 Our Pennsylvania Statewide Indivisible Group is hosting a forum for the U.S. Senate Democratic Candidates on April 27. We'll hear from the three main Senate Candidates, Malcolm Kenyatta, John Fetterman, and Conor Lamb, for 30 minutes each. The event will be moderated by Kadida Kenner from the New Pennsylvania Project. Register at this link. When: April, 27, 7:00-8:30 pm Where: Zoom Sign up here.
PRIMARY ELECTION INFO Here are the deadlines for the Primary – May 2 – Last Day to register to vote in the Primary May 10 – Last Day to apply for a Mail-in or Absentee Ballot May 17 – Primary Election Day and Last Day for County Election Board to receive your Mail-in or Absentee Ballot Answer all your voter questions with this easy link!
MATCHING GRANT PROGRAM We have exciting news! Indivisible is once again generously offering a matching grant program. From today until the end of May, for every dollar donated we will receive a matching dollar up to a total of $500.00. So now’s your chance! When you donate now any amount you donate will be doubled! Click here to make your donation. Thank you for your support!