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ACTIONS FOR THE WEEK OF
Monday 8/14/2017 – Friday 8/18/2017

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This week, we are going to take a break. It is time to take a moment and reflect on what may be the single most important one: IndivisibleSB and like-minded organizations across the United States have become a major part of the national dialogue. Elected and other officials are listening to us – even if they sometimes don’t admit it – and the media are reporting on our efforts and their impact. This means we have laid the groundwork for having a systemic, positive impact in the months and years ahead.
During this week, get a friend or family member involved in the movement. Encourage them to join a local organization committed to issues dear to their hearts. If Indivisible Santa Barbara is a group they are interested in, encourage them to subscribe to our Newsletter or follow us on Twitter or Facebook. All the needed information is in one place on IndivisibleSB’s website, right here:

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CALL YOUR REPS DAILY!

Senator Dianne Feinstein
Washington, DC: (202) 224-3841
San Francisco: (415) 393-0707
Los Angeles: (310) 914-7300
San Diego: (619) 231-9712
Fresno: (559) 485-7430
FAX: 202 228 3954
Email

Senator Kamala Harris
Washington, DC: (202) 224-3553
Sacramento: (916) 448-2787
Fresno: (559) 497-5109
Los Angeles: (213) 894-5000
San Francisco: (415) 355-9041
San Diego: (619) 239-3884
FAX: 202-224-2200
Email

Congressman Salud Carbajal
Santa Barbara: (805) 730-1710
San Luis Obispo: (805) 546-8348
Washington, DC: (202) 225-3601
Email

CALIFORNIA
Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson
Sacramento: (916) 651-4019
Santa Barbara: (805) 965-0862
Oxnard: (805) 988-1940

Assemblywoman Monique Limon
Sacramento: (916) 319-2037
Santa Barbara: (805) 564-1649
Ventura: (805) 641-3700

Program your representative’s local AND DC phone numbers into your phone. Republicans outnumber Democrats in calling 4-1, and 11-1 on hot button issues. If you are still grappling with how Obama’s administration were not able to get anything done, this is how they did it. We MUST constantly call and continually exert pressure. If you can’t manage daily, pick a day, mark it recurring on your calendar, and call weekly.

DAILY CALLS:

  • Call your senators about an issue of concern EVERY DAY.
  • Always provide your ZIP CODE,
  • Call about ONE subject only, per call.
  • Call once per day, or multiple times per day with one ask for each call.
  • Leave a message if you can’t speak to a person.
  • If you can’t get through, try again later.

Failing that, DO send an email, one ask per email. Both Feinstein and Harris’ offices have said they tally emails as well as phone calls.

 

CABINET APPOINTEES

CALL YOUR SENATORS DAILY (on-going) Senate confirmation hearings are daily for cabinet appointees. Check C-span  on TV, or C-Span Live Stream online, for live hearings. Demand appropriate vetting of appointees.

Here is a link to a Political Appointee Tracker for over 600 appointees.

Here is Full Schedule of Cabinet Appointee Hearings and what to look for. (You will have to scroll way down as it is in chronological order)

Here is a guide for how the senate committe hearing process works, and what stage of the process nominees are in.

Please take a moment to fill out this online form after making your calls if you can, to help track your senator’s response.

CONGRESSIONAL HEARINGS 

In the House of Representatives, Congress continues to debate funding and pass bills. It is helpful for our Representatives to hear a large outpouring of support from his constituents. Our Representatives become bolder when they hear from a lot of us.

To see what is happening on the floor throughout each day, bookmark the Office of the Clerk. This site also has a live video stream of floor proceedings, and guides about how the legislative process works. It’s an amazing resource.

Govtrack is a website that makes it easy to track certain legislation, you may sign up for alerts. It also can help you find your representative. Their twitter account @govtrack posts all the legislation as it passes, live. congress.gov is an incredibly useful resource, which has every position on every bill.

#RESISTTRUMPTUESDAY

Indivisible, MoveOn and Working Families Party are joining in #ResistTrumpTuesdays. Each Tuesday, actions will be taken for the first 100 days of the new administration. These actions normally involve IN-PERSON VISITS to representative’s offices. Please join our facebook group, follow us on twitter, and/or sign up for our newsletter for these events!

GRAB YOUR WALLET

#GrabYourWallet was a movement that began during the election, started by Shannon Coulter. The public cannot know the extent of the Trump family’s conflicts of interest, and it’s up to each consumer to decide if they want to enrich the Trump family by buying their products and supporting businesses that sell Trump family products. A constantly updated list of companies may be found here: https://grabyourwallet.org/. When boycotting, be sure to share your decision on twitter, using the hash tag, #GrabYourWallet. Nordstrom is among the companies recently boycotted. Following pressure from Nordstrom customers who boycotted and wrote impassioned letters to the company, Nordstrom announced they are dropping all Trump family products. Consider writing each company to let them know you will not shop with them as long as they continue to carry Trump product lines.

UN-FOLLOW POTUS

On Inauguration day, former President Obama’s twitter accounts were archived. If you were following @WhiteHouse @POTUS @FLOTUS @VP or other Obama administration twitter accounts, you are now automatically following the Trump administration. These twitter accounts must be manually un-followed. Please also unfollow @realdonaldtrump. You can still read all these tweets from these sources without following them and bolstering their numbers.

HEALTH CARE

If live you in California’s 24th Congressional District, and you have a personal story about how the ACA has helped you that you are willing to share, Rep. Salud Carbajal would like to hear it. Please go to his website to submit your story: https://carbajal.house.gov/share-your-aca-story