Our next meeting will be next Sunday March 27, 4:30 via Zoom. Andy will post and send out Zoom link.
|1. Don’t forget to circulate our donation link to support Dr. Tipirneni and Nurse Underwood. We are half way to our $1,000 goal. Last week to influence the Wisconsin election so get your Tony the Democrat postcards and votefwd.org letters in the mail.|
|2. Items from Berkeley Invisible|
Elections Team Meeting via Videoconference | Sunday, March 22nd, video opens at 6:30pm, meeting at 7pm. Click here to join.
Indivisible Berkeley Action Hour via Videoconference | Monday, March 23rd from 12pm to 1pm | Jump into this videoconference, then tackle all any Actions in this newsletter (or others) you haven’t taken yet, together. Report out on results.
Phonebank – Together via Videoconference | Wednesday, March 25th from 2pm to 4:30pm | Call to re-register voters who have been purged from the rolls in southern states through Reclaim Our Vote.
Indivisible Berkeley Happy Hour via Videoconference | Thursday, March 26th from 5:30pm to 7:30pm | This is just a social time. Pour yourself a favorite glass of wine, mix a cocktail, or blend a green smoothie, and join this video gathering.
Indivisible Berkeley Office Hours – How To Get Involved via Videoconference | Friday, March 27th from 5:30pm to 6:30pm | Pissed? Trying to figure out how to plug in on what you care about right now? Hop into this office hour session to talk things through.
ACTIONS Call Each of Your Representatives and Be on Record Supporting the Priorities Outlined By the American Nurses Association, the American Medical Association and the American Hospital Association. The joint letter with the full details, sent today — March 19th, 2020 — is here. If you don’t have the district offices saved in your phones, here’s the Capital Switchboard: (202) 224-3121.
National Indivisible: Demand Your Senators Ensure Safe, Secure Elections During the COVID-19 Outbreak. A few actions here: 1) Call your senators to demand they fight to include the Natural Disaster and Emergency Ballot Act in the next coronavirus relief package. We must act now to build alternatives to in-person voting across the country so that nothing will put the November presidential election at risk. Read the details here.
Racism & Criminal Justice Reform Team: [from Restore Oakland] Urge Alameda County Sheriff and District Attorney to address the pandemic and adjust procedures at Santa Rita Jail. As the coronavirus sweeps the globe, Restore Oakland and our public health and community allies are calling for the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office (ACSO) and Alameda County District Attorney’s Office to reduce the risk of this pandemic for those incarcerated at Santa Rita Jail, their families, and our community. We are only as safe and healthy as the most vulnerable and under-resourced among us. Support the following 4 demands by calling the Sheriff and DA today using the following call script. [Sheriff Gregory Ahern – (510) 272-6866 and District Attorney Nancy O’Malley – (510) 272-6222.] Call Script: “My name is ____, I am concerned about the safety and well being of everyone inside Santa Rita Jail. COVID-19 is rapidly spreading. Your agency has a legal & moral obligation to take bold action before it’s too late. I urge you to reduce the jail population by immediately releasing seniors and those who are immunocompromised, as well as anyone who is scheduled for release in 2020 or 2021. I urge you to halt all charges and jail bookings. I urge you to meet the immediate medical needs of people currently in custody at Santa Rita Jail. Thank you.”
Petition to Tech Companies to Stop Powering ICE during Coronavirus(from Mijente). Palantir, Amazon, Microsoft, Thomson Reuters, RELX, and other tech companies are continuing to provide software and data to ICE during this time. These companies make millions selling software and information to ICE — and they’ve done nothing to stop this support during the coronavirus pandemic. We’re calling on every tech company that works with ICE to immediately halt its support for the agency at this time. The hundreds of contractors on which ICE relies can still put a halt to its operations. More here.
Tell ICE: Release All Immigrants at Risk of Coronavirus (from RAICES). Tell ICE to release all immigrants in detention, because detention is no place for a family, and no place for a family to be during a pandemic. More here.Science & Environment Team: Urge Chase Bank to Drastically Reduce Fossil Fuel Financing. Sign your name to this letter to JP Morgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon and co-Presidents Daniel Pinto and Gordon Smith, urging them to align the Bank’s financing plans for fossil fuels with the targets set by the IPPC for limiting global warming increase to 1.5°C. Click here for full letter text and more info!Visit Teams Page to learn more & subscribe to individual team lists