Week Ahead: February 19, 2018

Federal

There is a Congressional recess from Feb. 17-25. Be on the lookout for town hall announcements from our members of Congress. There are PLENTY of issues to press them on: no privatization of infrastructure, protecting the dreamers, commit to not taking NRA money, etc. Show up, ask questions, let your voices be heard. It matters. November is coming.
Infrastructure week was a bust (again) as the staff scandals and the indictments released by Special Counsel Mueller’s office dominated the news. However, the busy news cycle can provide cover for worrisome activity and Trump firing Mueller is always a concern. Remain vigilant!

State and Local

The next Indivisible GR monthly meeting is next Sunday, Feb. 25th at Fountain St. Church. Come learn and mingle with your fellow resisters.
Momentum is building across the country to protest mass shootings at schools led by the inspiring students in Parkland Florida. National events are planned for March 14th and 24th and April 20th. https://www.marchforourlives.com/ Closer to home, a protest is being planned in Lansing on February 22 from 10-2 at the state capital. http://www.rallylist.com/rally-for-common-sense-gun-violen…/
The Indivisible GR mid-term election guide available for your use. Download it today (click on Files on the left side of the page and click the link) and use it to get involved in this important election year.

MEETINGS/TRAINING (Thanks to Linda Kristensen, The Hub – Organize and Kent County Dems for much of this information!)

TUESDAYFebruary 20

WEDNESDAYFebruary 21

THURSDAYFebruary 22

SATURDAYFebruary 24

SUNDAY, February 25

On the Horizon

  • GVSU Town Hall with Abdul El-Sayed for Governor – Mar 14

Amplify Actions
– Tell your state representative to oppose SB 652-654 which give veto power over the Department of Environmental Quality to polluting industries
– Urge Senators Stabenow and Peters and Rep. Amash to support a clean Dream Act
– Tell Senators Stabenow and Peters to oppose H.R. 620 which weakens the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
– Tell your state representative to support HB 5238 to allow school districts to undertake needed energy efficiency projects
– Urge Governor Snyder to veto SB 574 to prevent tax dollars from to for-profit educational institutions