We Have a Busy Week
Happy Tuesday, Activists! We sure have an action-packed week ahead! You'll learn a lot at the Indivisible Convention, you'll learn a lot about abortion access and what we can do to cancel the Dobbs ruling at our Thursday meeting with Kathryn Kolbert, and you can join in any of our actions to persuade voters to turn out this election to get it done. All in one week!
CALL TO ACTION Biden was set to nominate an anti-choice candidate on the day that Roe v. Wade fell but he hasn't done it yet. Read the details here. Make two calls and let Biden know you strongly oppose this nomination. (1) Call the White House comment line at 202-456-1111 (Tuesday-Thursday, 11:00 am-3:00 pm Eastern). Or email the White House at www.whitehouse.gov/contact. Tell them that this nomination is a slap in the face to the millions of Americans who have spoken up about bodily autonomy since the reversal of Roe and an abdication of his duty to represent the American people. Biden can still choose a different nominee. Let’s make sure he does the right thing. (2) Call Senator Casey – Phila office 215-405-9660; D.C. 202-224-6324; email link Tell him that if Biden goes through with it, the Senate must not confirm this nomination. Tell him that Chad Meredith is unfit for a judicial seat. This is a lifetime appointment and a different nominee must be named. For outside PA: Find your Senators’ phone numbers and emails at this link.
THIS THURSDAY - REPRODUCTIVE FREEDOM ON THE LINE
Kathryn Kolbert is the co-author of the recently published Controlling Women: What We Must Do Now to Save Reproductive Freedom. She is an expert on the Supreme Court and on laws governing women’s reproductive freedom. Kathryn will discuss the ruling overturning Roe v. Wade and the freedoms based on the same right to privacy in Roe and that the Court may strip away in the future. We’ll learn how to plan our strategy to combat and prevent these regressive and dystopian laws. When: Thursday, July 14, 5:30 pm Where: Zoom Sign up here.
2022 INDIVISIBLE CONVENTION
This will be a great time to learn about Indivisible's plans from now until election day - and beyond. It's open to all Indivisibles.
Special guests include: Ezra! Leah! Senator Elizabeth Warren Senator Raphael Warnock Representative Pramila Jayapal Lieutenant Governor Mandela Barnes Navin Nayak from the Center for American Progress Maurice Mitchell from the Working Families Party And more!
When: July 12-14, 7:00-10:00 pm
Where: Zoom Sign up here and check out the agenda.
REACH VOTERS WITH US! See all of our events at this link and at this link. Canvassing In Philadelphia Nothing is more effective than canvassing. Period. We’ll train you, go over the script first, and pair you with a partner if you want. We’ll also feed you!! What could be better? Learn how! Join this training for our Canvassing and our 35 Doors Project. When: Wednesday, July 20, 6:30 pm Where: Zoom Sign up here. Oxford Circle, Ward 53 When: Saturday, July 16, 10:00 am Where: Meet at the Country Club Diner, 1717 Cottman Avenue. We’ll buy you breakfast too! Sign up here. Queen Village/Bella Vista, Ward 2 When: Sunday, July 17, 11:00 am Where: Meet at Cianfrani Park, 8th and Fitzwater Streets Sign up here. Oxford Circle, Ward 53 When: Saturday, July 23, 10:00 am Where: Meet at Country Club Diner, 1717 Cottman Avenue. We’ll buy you breakfast too! Sign up here. Overbrook, Ward 34 When: Sunday, July 24th 11:00 am Where: Meet at Tustin Playground, 59th Street and Columbia Ave. Sign up here. Voter Registration Philly AIDS Thrift When: Saturday, August 6, 2:00-4:00 pm Where: Philly AIDS Thrift, 710 South 5th Street Sign up here. MORE COMING ON FRIDAY -- STAY TUNED! Phone Banking for MOCs you love! John Fetterman, Matt Cartwright, Rev. Raphael Warnock, Andy Kim, Lauren Underwood. You’ll receive a one-hour training on Deep Canvassing techniques for moving voters to action. Then we’ll get on the phones to call voters for about 90 minutes, followed by a debrief to celebrate our results. We'll be talking with voters about abortion access issues - our personal stake and the impact of elections on that access. And you can choose who you want to phone bank for of the five listed above. When: Tuesday, July 19, 5:00-8:00 pm (Training is at 5:00, calls start at 6:00) Where: Zoom Register here.