Regional Tuesdays: Include Your Voice!
As Indivisible & Michael Moore have pointed out, local actions are our best course to affect change nationally. While our team is mainly NY based, we want to include your voices, states & regions in our Tuesday Local Actions. (THANK YOU to all who shared this week's regional actions with us!)
1. INCLUDE YOUR VOICE. Please help us by submitting your local actions each week by Monday at 1pm EST.
2. TELL US HOW YOU WANT TO RECEIVE THIS. Answer our 1 question survey on whether you'd prefer to skip local actions if they don't affect you, or receive a breakdown so you can share with friends in those places.
Let's Win Back The House Starting with Georgia's Special Election!
The April 18th special election in Georgia's 6th congressional district is the Democrats first best chance to taking back the House! Democratic candidate Jon Ossoff is ahead in the polls and needs your help to ensure a win.
JOIN Swing Left's GA-06 team to get working on the ground and help swing the House to the left starting with this election.
DONATE OR VOLUNTEER directly with Jon Ossoff.
Urge State Lawmakers to Enact Corporate Tax Reform
Oregon is currently facing a $1.8 billion deficit. At the same time, corporations in Oregon pay one of the lowest tax rates in the country. There was a ballot initiative in November that would have changed that and ensured adequate state funding, but not surprisingly, it was heavily opposed by corporations and lobbyists. It is now the Oregon state legislature's turn to fix this problem. They are currently working with the business community on a bill, but it is not big or bold enough. Corporations are still calling the shots and Oregonians will suffer the burden. Oregon cannot be a progressive state and stand up to the Trumpublican agenda with adequate funding - this budget gap affects everything we do here.
WRITE/CALL the Oregon House Committee on Revenue and your individual Oregon House & Senate representatives and put pressure on them to enact meaningful corporate tax reform.
LEARN MORE & TAKE ACTION with A Better Oregon, Oregon Education Association or your local Indivisible chapters.
2 NEW YORK ACTIONS
1. Call Today To Demand These Measures Be Included In This Year's Budget
The budget is the most likely place that these important progressive measures will be passed. A little birdy told me today is the last/best day to call to demand:
• Updated Election Reform Measures: Early Voting, Automatic Voter Registration & Same Day Registration will help fix NY's abysmal voting participation rate.
• Raise the Age: NY is one of only three states that charges 16 and 17 year olds as adults. We need to raise the age of criminal responsibility from 16 to 18.
Governor Cuomo: 518-474-8390 (press 2, provide your zip code)
Speaker of the Assembly Carl Heastie: 718-654-6539 or 518-455-4812
Majority Leader Joseph Morelle: 585-467-0410 or 518-455-5373
TAKE ACTION with Common Cause, Citizen Action or a local Indivisible chapter.
2. In NYC & over 14? Vote on Participatory Budgeting and choose how to spend discretionary spending in your district!
OUR FINAL 3 NYC EVENTS
Thank you to everyone who participated in our "residency" at Hunter College, we've learned so much & met amazing people. Please join us at our final events:
Today 3/28 | 7-9pm | RSVP
Speak Up! Communications training for citizen-activists
Whether you're calling your reps, speaking at a community board meeting, running for office or just need to vent political frustrations, this hands-on workshop will help you speak with conviction & confidence.
Thursday 3/30 | 7-9pm | RSVP
Standing Rock: Turning Stones
A conversation with Northern Cheyenne Elder Raymond L Kingfisher, activist and journalist August White, and artist and photographer Pete Deevakul - three perspectives on the first chapter of Standing Rock into to the next.
Friday 3/31 | 7-9pm | RSVP
Mirror / Echo / Tilt
Performances created by three artists (Melanie Crean, Sable E. Smith, Shaun Leonardo) in collaboration with people who are court-involved, formerly incarcerated, or otherwise affected by the criminal justice system.