Action Items & Upcoming Events

If you want to stay up to date with #IndivisibleCT we strongly suggest joining our private Facebook Group, but the next best choice is visiting this post regularly. We’ll tell you what we’ve been up to, and what’s coming up. For a list of other local events, visit our Facebook page.

August 15 — Patricia Fers is a Republican State Central Committee member, and she recently called immigrants “junk people.” Reprehensible statements are not “mistakes.” She should be removed. There are better people for the state GOP. Call the CT GOP and demand her resignation. Start local, go national. — 860.426.1920

August 13 — Vigil in Solidarity with Charlottesville, 12 pm, corner of Farmington Ave & Main St., West Hartford

June 11 — Songs of Hope and Despair, 2:30 p.m., Infinity Hall Hartford

May 21 — FightBack CT launch parties! Join us at Hanging Hills Brewery!

April 29 — Here to Stay, Hartford, Capitol Building, 1-3 p.m.

April 27 — We held our third meeting. Minutes will be available in our Facebook Group. You can also download the summary of a presentation on BillTracking

April 22 — Science March, Hartford, Capitol Building, 12 p.m.

April 17 — Did you miss the Tax March? Call the Ways and Means Committee to let them know you want to see Trump’s taxes. Phone numbers and a suggested script at: http://notrumptoday.org/WandMTaxReturn.htm

April 15 — Tax March Hartford, Capitol Building, 1-2 p.m. — IndivisibleCT members will meet at 12:30 p.m. near the bandshell in Bushnell park. Bring your #Indivisible signs. Please join us! Strength in numbers!

April 12 — Town Hall for Reps Himes, Larson, and Courtney, Mark Twain House & Museum, Hartford, 7-9 p.m.

April 12 — This week is CT Students for a Dream #AffordToDream Week of Action to protect immigrant students.

TODAY – take 2 minutes and call these legislators to ask them to support #AffordToDream. Let’s send the message that undocumented youth are #HereToStay and we will not stand for attacks on our community
HOW?
1) Rep Abercrombie (Meriden) – 1-614-656-1525
Rep Guerrera (Wethersfield / Rocky Hill) – 1-513-729-6020
Rep Serra (Middletown) – 1-205-490-2655
Rep Wood (Norwalk / Darien) – 1-210-852-2542
Rep Srinivasan (Glastonbury) – 1-484-718-8222
Sen Logan (Ansonia / Derby )- 1-215-874-6784
2) Call and leave a message:
“Hello, my name is ____________, I’m a [student at ____ OR resident of town/city] I’m calling Representative or Senator _________ to express my support for HB7000: An Act Equalizing Access to Student Generated Aid, and SB17. These proposals will equalize access to student-generated, institutional aid at CT public colleges and Universities to all CT’s students regardless of their immigration status. Institutional financial aid is funded by tuition revenue, undocumented students pay into this fund and should have access to it like all other students.
I urge the Representative OR Senator to support HB7000/SB17.

April 10 — HB 6973 needs to move out of the Finance Committee in Hartford. It is designed to close the carried interest loophole that hedgefunders use to avoid doubling the amount they are taxed on. Call committee chairs Sens. John Fonfara (860-240-0043; 1-800-842-1420) and Scott Frantz (1-800-842-1421) and Rep. Jason Rojas ( 860-240-8760) and urge them to approve proposed HB6973. There is a hearing on the bill tomorrow at the Legislative office Bldg. in Hartford.

April 8 — Mother’s Against Violence, Albany Ave & Main Street, Hartford, 9:30 a.m.

One Person, One Vote Rally, New Haven Green, 3-5 p.m.

March 29, 2017 — Call your representatives and tell them to vote no on House Bill 610 (HR 610). This bill will effectively start the school voucher system to be used by children ages 5-17 and starts the defunding process of public schools. The bill will eliminate the Elementary and Education Act of 1965, which is the nation’s educational law that provides equal opportunity in education. ESSA is a big comprehensive program that covers programs for struggling learners, advanced and gifted kids in AP classes, ESL classes, classes for minorities such as Native Americans, Rural Education, Education for the Homeless, School Safety (Gun-Free schools), Monitoring and Compliance, and Federal Accountability Programs. This is just part of what this bill does.

March 26, 2017 — Earlier this week we held our second meeting–full meeting notes are available in our Facebook Group–and on Saturday many of our members attended a meeting with Congressman John Larson. This was not a full town hall meeting, it was a time to meet specifically with grassroots groups. On next weeks agenda, per the national office:

Block Gorsuch by blocking “cloture.” Judge Gorsuch didn’t have a lot of answers in this week’s Senate Judiciary Committee hearings, and what he did have to say just confirmed that as a Supreme Court Justice, he’ll keep on defending the interests of the wealthy and powerful. Fortunately, Democrats are showing some spine: Sen. Chuck Schumer has announced that he intends to filibuster Gorsuch’s nomination. But it’s not enough to just filibuster—they have to commit to voting against “cloture.” The cloture vote ends a filibuster, and it requires 60 votes. Regardless of who your senator is, your ask this week is for them to commit to voting against cloture for Gorsuch. Let them know that #WeObject with our updated script.

March 12 — Town Hall, John Larson, Sunday, March 12, 1-3 p.m., Smith Middle School, Glastonbury, CT (bring your #Indivisible Signs)

March 10 — CT Stands with Standing Rock Rally, 12PM, the CT Capitol Building.

March 9 — Town Hall with West Hartford Legislative Delegation, 7PM
March 9, 2017 — The first Action Team meeting will be held. Will report back!
March 8, 2017 — A Day Without A Woman (from WeHa Women’s Huddle)

Anyone, anywhere, can join by making March 8th A Day Without A Woman, in one or all of the following ways:

  • Women take the day off, from paid and unpaid labor.
  • Avoid shopping for one day (with exceptions for small, women- and minority-owned businesses).
  • Wear RED in solidarity with A Day Without A woman.
  • Make a donation to an organization that supports women.
  • Send a message of positivity on social media
  • For more info, visit https://www.womensmarch.com/womensday

March 6, 2017 — The following bills have been introduced:
1. HR 861 Terminate the Environmental Protection Agency
2. HR 610 Vouchers for Public Education
3. HR 899 Terminate the Department of Education
4. HJR 69 Repeal Rule Protecting Wildlife
5. HR 370 Repeal Affordable Care Act
6. HR 354 Defund Planned Parenthood
7. HR 785 National Right to Work (this one ends unions)
8. HR 83 Mobilizing Against Sanctuary Cities Bill
9. HR 147 Criminalizing Abortion (“Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act”)
10. HR 808 Sanctions against Iran

Here’s a helpful guide to contacting your CT-based officials to let them know which of these bills matter to you, and how you feel about them.

March 4, 2017 — Several Indivisible members attended a Swing Left house party. We hope our members will consider working with other local groups working on these very specific issues, and remember that turning Congress blue will be an important part of the resistance.

February 16, 2017 — We held our first meeting on February 16, 2017 at the Unitarian Meeting House in Hartford. Over 80 patriots showed up to express their concerns, and to start getting organized. We were also glad to see representative from other social action groups, like Action Together Connecticut.

In Connecticut, we’re lucky to live in a blue state with representatives in Washington D.C. who seem to “get it.” But that doesn’t mean we don’t have work to do. For instance, there is a special election in Connecticut’s 32nd district on February 28th, in which Democratic candidate Greg Cava is hoping to take back a traditionally conservative district. We shared the phone banking information, and hope our members are helping to make a difference in that race.

We also discussed the importance of local races in Eastern Connecticut, and how Indivisible can help make a difference in those districts. In the coming weeks and months we hope to bring our ideas to life!

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