Upcoming IOC Events
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It was only a matter of time before we would find the last straw to break the camel’s back. The revelations that the president tried to strong-arm the Ukranian president in order to help with his re-election campaign, has changed the impeachment landscape. Please stay tuned for more information from Indivisible on this quickly changing front. Indivisible has joined forces with ImpeachNow.org to keep the pressure on.
It’s time to put the pressure on Republican Members of Congress and you can help! Indivisible has set up phone banking for us to call voters in other states and to connect them with their Republican MoCs. You don’t even have to leave the house!
HELP SUPPORT THE ROE ACT IN MASSACHUSETTS!
JOIN CAPE COD WOMEN FOR CHANGE TO POSTCARD
– OCTOBER 24, 2019, 6:00-8 PM –
Unitarian Church of Barnstable
3330 Main St.
Please bring a sheet of postcard stamps and/or a small donation!
Several Cape Cod legislators do not support the ROE Act and several MA Democratic legislators are on the fence. They are being targeted by opponents who are spreading lies about the ROE Act and need to hear from the majority of their constituents who actually do support a right to choose. We are writing postcards to these voters, informing them of the importance of this bill and asking them to contact their legislators to tell them to support the ROE Act. The stakes are high. We can’t let them block this bill and send us back in time.
Please bring a sheet of postcard stamps and/or a small donation!
BET ON KENTUCKY BLUE! #DITCHMITCH2020!
SUMMER KENTUCKY FUNDRAISERS WERE A HUGE SUCCESS ($20K)!
We want to thank everyone who made the summer fund raising parties to help Indivisible Kentucky to #DitchMitch2020 such a big success! All monies raised went straight to folks on the ground in Kentucky to build their grassroots capacity and to spread the word that Mitch is bad for Kentucky – and bad for the country!
McConnell himself has bragged that he is the ‘grim reaper of progressive legislation’ and many hold him personally responsible for the degradation of our democracy. Ezra Levin, co-founder of Indivisible, spoke recently about the serious danger McConnell poses to representative democracy. Even if we win all three branches of government in 2020, if McConnell is still there, he will block every progressive bill via filibuster. You can read more about the strategy to #DitchMitch2020 in the blog section of our website.
We will not forget his blocking of Obama appointees to SCOTUS and “Our House” of Representatives has already passed more than 40 progressive bills which are now stalled because McConnell will not allow them to come for a vote. These bills are all teed up and ready for 2021, but we need to put Mitch out to pasture in order for them to passed!
Indivisible Outer Cape, Lower Cape Indivisible, Martha’s Vineyard Indivisible, and Indivisible Nantucket joined forces for this series of fun summer fundraisers.
Brewster, June 27, 5-7PM – raised $4000!
Eastham, July 10, 6-8PM – raised $2000!
Truro, August 4, 11AM-1PM – raised $2000!
Nantucket, August 14, 5-7PM – raised $7500!
Martha’s Vineyard, September 21, 4-6PM – raised $6000!
Alternatively, you can go to indivisibleky.org to just make a donation!
SAVE THE DATE!
Let’s Can Collins Fundraiser!
Based on the success of our #DitchMitch2020 fundraising, we are holding a similar action to help Mainers #CanCollins!
Indivisible Outer Cape has partnered with Women’s Week organizers and Provincetown Brewing Co. to help our fellow Indivisible members at Mainers for Accountable Leadership raise funds to build grassroots capacity and inform voters of Senator Susan Collins’ bad policies. The event will be held on Friday, October 18, from 5-7 pm at the PBC at 141 Bradford St. Enjoy your first round of beer, a snack, and mingle with local dignitaries and celebs, all for your $25. donation at the door!
If you can’t make it to the event, but would like to make your contribution, please click here!
WEEKLY ROE ACT POSTCARDERS NEEDED!
Please bring a sheet of postcard stamps or a small donation to help us with costs.
There will be other postcarding events happening across the Cape and beyond, as this is a joint effort including Cape Cod Women for Change, Lower Cape Indivisible, Indivisible Martha’s Vineyard, Indivisible Nantucket, and other Indivisible groups across the state.
The ROE Act
Did you know that in 1974, in reaction to Roe v. Wade, conservative Massachusetts enacted a package of anti-abortion restrictions? These harmful laws are still on our books, making MA the most restrictive New England state. The ROE Act, currently in the MA legislature, would bring our laws into the 21st century by changing inflammatory and inaccurate legal definitions about pregnancy and abortion, and ensuring that a person’s right to make all decisions about their own health care is part of our MA laws.
The ROE Act would:
- Make abortion accessible regardless of age, financial or legal status
- Remove unnecessary barriers to abortion
- Replace inflammatory language with real medical terms
- Allow abortion after 24 weeks where the fetus has no chance of survival
Indivisible Outer Cape has organized with many other groups across the state to send messages to fellow MA residents informing them of this very important bill and asking them to contact their state legislators to support it. We have started with Cape Cod and have written thousands of postcards in order to counteract the dangerous and false rhetoric that has been spreading here and across the state.
Now we are pivoting to postcarding for other ‘red’ districts in MA, where Democratic Representatives are besieged by an ill-informed electorate and need to be emboldened by hearing from the majority of voters who support reproductive rights.
September and October will be two months of action as legislators will be returning to their offices and we want to fill their inboxes full of messages from their constituents supporting the ROE Act. The end of this year’s session is November 20, so in order to get this bill on the House floor for a vote, we need to act now!
This is one of the ways we can fight back against the misogyny of Republican agenda! Please lend us a hand!
Letters to Voters
Indivisible Outer Cape has coordinated with Outer Cape libraries to hold non-partisan letter writing sessions throughout the summer to unregistered voters in other states. We will be carrying this on in the Fall. With the help of the Vote Forward organization, we can get the names and addresses of the unregistered and encourage them to get registered in time for elections!
At these letter writing sessions you will be provided with everything you need: scripts, addresses, envelopes! Donations to cover the costs of printing and postage will be greatly appreciated!
Wellfleet Library: October 21 and November 4 – 2:30-4 PM
Ptown Library: October 10 and 24, and November 7 and 21 – 2-4 PM
UPDATE on Impeachment August: The following letter garnered 68 ‘signatories’ in just 24 hours! It was delivered on July 26, 2019. More folks were signing on and plans were made to deliver another letter when Rep. Keating came out in favor of impeachment proceedings. In a recent conversation with the Congressman, he admitted that our letter and your calls to his office made the difference!!
July 26, 2019
Dear Congressman Keating,
On July 24, 2019, in front of two Congressional Committees, Special Counsel, Robert Mueller reiterated that he did not exonerate the president of criminal activity, making it clear that even though he did not indict the president, he expects Congress to do something. It is the job of Congress to follow up on the findings of the report and if Congress continues to shirk this most solemn responsibility it will jeopardize everything our Constitution stands for.
The president’s crimes and misdemeanors are well-known and too numerous to mention here, but even two and half years after his election, he continues to obstruct justice by thwarting and ignoring Congress’ attempts to investigate his actions. In more than twenty investigations, he has attempted to block requests for testimony and documents that could shed light onto his corruption and cruelty. This outright disregard for the checks and balances that define our government needs to be stopped and it needs brave Democrats in Congress to do so.
An impeachment inquiry is the answer. By launching an impeachment inquiry into whether the president has violated his oath of office, House Democrats would be able to make clear to the courts that they have a “legitimate legislative purpose” and would have greater access to materials and testimony currently being blocked by the administration. This could bring even more damning information to light, increasing the chance of successful impeachment later; but even without the support of Republicans or the Senate, it is the right thing to do. There is a moral imperative to do so and refusing to do so sets a dangerous precedent and example for the world and for future generations.
The president is an out-of-control, dangerous man, and he is using the power of the White House to harm us all and to dismantle our democracy. The old rules and norms have been tossed aside and to stand up to his abuses, Democrats have to be bold. There is one tool left in the Constitution to do that.
The constituents in your district want to see you be bold. The time to follow the leader is gone; it has got us nowhere. There is no smooth road ahead so at least take the high road and do the right thing. Support beginning an inquiry into impeachment immediately.