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Haiku about voting, created with Chat GPT – Voting voices rise, Echoing through the land, Democracy thrives. Happy Tuesday, Activists! Once again, we hope your week is off to a good start. And we hope you like the voting Haiku above that Drew created with Chat GPT. Kind of fun.
TODAY at 4:00 - PROTEST UNION LEAGUE'S AWARD TO RON DESANTIS The Union League is awarding its highest honor - its gold award - to Florida Governor Ron DeSantis today. In a sold-out event no less. Several groups have organized a protest outside the Union League today at 4:00. All are welcome to attend! The organizers are calling this the "Fight Against Anti-Blackness" event and indicate that the groups will include: the Black Clergy of Philadelphia and Vicinity, the Philadelphia branch of the NAACP, the Black Women’s Leadership Council, Northeast Against Racism, Philadelphia NOW, PA NOW, the Black Voters Matter Fund, the National Action Network, as well as some members of City Council. This is in response to DeSantis's refusal to allow Florida's public schools to teach AP African-American history.
Contacting Our Representatives Last Friday a few of us visited Representative Evans's and Boyle's offices. \ We took them a memo thanking them for passing so many laws in the last Congress that are now helping everyday people. We also asked them to stand strong against Republican MAGA extremists, specifically against their antics over the debt ceiling. We also dropped off some popcorn as an homage to the popcorn House Democrats proudly ate while watching the debacle of the Republicans' five days of House Speaker votes. Check out the photos below! And you can continue the conversation, below.
CALL TO ACTION: Call your Representative and tell them to stand strong against the Republican MAGA extremists, right now in the debt ceiling fight. We need them to know we are behind them and they need to keep fighting for all of us. Rep. Evans – D.C. 202-225-4001; Phila. offices 215-276-0340, 215-254-3400; email link Rep. Boyle – D.C. office 202-225-6111; Phila. office 215-335-3355; email link
You Still Have a Chance -- Make A "Get Well Card" For Senator Casey With Us! Join us and all of the Pennsylvania Indivisible groups in making "Get Well Cards" to Senator Casey in light of his prostate cancer diagnosis. Nothing fancy is required! If you are camera shy you can just take a photo of your sign/card. We'll send all of them to him in a fun video format. Here's how it works: 1. Make a simple sign telling Senator Casey that you wish him well, or you hope he is better soon, depending on the message you want to send. 2. Take a selfie of you holding the sign. 3. Reply to this email, attaching the photo. 4. Know that you did a good thing! We'll show you the final result once we send it to him. Here's a sample for you
Call Voters for the February 7 Special Elections Make calls with Turn PA Blue and the PA Dems You may know that the court decided on February 7 as the date for the three special elections in Allegheny County. This doesn't give us much time to get out the vote to make sure democrats are elected to all three seats, and that we hold the state House. So we're making calls to voters to remind them to vote by mail. You can really make a big difference. The calls will be made on various dates and on an autodialer, so you will get real people answering your calls. Sign up here.
Volunteer for The DNC's Winter Meeting The Democratic National Committee is hosting their Winter Meeting in Philadelphia from Thursday, February 2, through Saturday, February 4, and they need help with some exciting volunteer opportunities. The DNC is looking for volunteers in the Philadelphia area. If you are interested, you can fill out this Volunteer Interest Form. You can also reach out to email@example.com with any questions.
The New Indivisible Guide Is Out! You can read the new Guide here. We'll be discussing it at our 2023 Kickoff Meeting, which we are scheduling soon.