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  • Sen. Patty Murray
    (202) 224-2621 | Email

  • Sen. Maria Cantwell
    (202) 224-3441 | Email

  • Rep. Suzan DelBene (1st)
    (202) 225-6311 | Email

  • Rep. Kim Schrier (8th)
    (202) 225-7761 | Email

  • Rep. Adam Smith (9th)
    (202) 225-8901 | Email

  • For the Week of June 17, 2019

    🔷 Our next Alphabet Resistance is this Thursday June 20, 4:45 – 6 pm – Bellevue – 45 WELCOMES COLLUSION / PROTECT OUR ELECTIONS” – click the Alphabet Resistance link to sign up.

    🔷 We’re excited to announce 🎉 The Presidential Debate Watch Party 🎉 is now on Thursday June 27th. On Wednesday (the day before), watch Jay Inslee and Elizabeth Warren from your home, then on Thursday join Indivisible Kirkland and Indivisible Eastside members watching in Redmond. We’ll have a fun POT-LUCK, BYOB evening with like-minded people to hear what the 2nd group of candidates have to say. Attendance is limited to 60 people so signup on Eventbrite to attend. – All the details, including location and a signup genius link for the pot-luck are included in the eventbrite.

    🔷 If you attended our June Group Meeting or read our weekly actions for the past 2 weeks, you know IE is dedicated and focused on using our Blue power to help candidates in red and purple districts. Here’s a recap of who we suggest you support and why.

    • Takele Gobena for SeaTac City Council Pos. 5 – help this minority majority city achieve a minority majority city council.
    • Lance Gurel for Spokane Valley City Council Pos. 3 – help him defeat incumbent Arne Woodward who is closely associated with the white supremacist affliated Matt Shea.

    • Joshua Cole for Virginia House Of Delegates District 28 – help him flip the Virginia House of Delegates before 2021 redistricting.

    Supporting minorities and immigrants ✅, combating white supremacy ✅, protecting democracy ✅ – this is what Indivisible is about. Keep a lookout here for opportunities which, in addition to your small donations, will help these candidates achieve these goals. There are two opportunities in the calendar section below. Don’t miss the phonebank training opportunity for Lance on Tue June 18th.

    🔷 Here are your 3 actions for this week.

    Action 1 – [US HOUSE & SENATE] Prevent War With Iran

    From 5Calls.org

    In April of 2018, Trump appointed John Bolton, a known Iran hawk who served in the Bush White House, as his National Security Advisor. Bolton’s position that Iraq possessed weapons of mass destruction played a role in the Bush administration’s invasion of Iraq. One month after Bolton’s appointment, the Trump administration announced the United States would withdraw from the Iran Nuclear Deal, a diplomatic agreement reached in 2015 to ensure Iran does not develop nuclear weapons. The highly criticized decision began a downward spiral in US-Iran relations.

    Over the last few months, the Trump administration has escalated its hawkish rhetoric about Iran, prompting concerns that the White House is now trying to push Iran into war.

    We must not stumble into another costly, tragic and endless war in the Middle East. Congress must step up and speak out against any invasion of Iran and assert their constitutional war power authority.

    ☎ Sample Script:

    “Hi, my name is [NAME] and I’m a constituent from [CITY, ZIP].

    I’m calling today because I am very concerned about the Trump administration’s apparent desire to start a war with Iran. I urge [NAME] to oppose troop deployment or an invasion of Iran and make it clear that Congress will not authorize another costly, deadly, and tragic war in the Middle East.

    Thank you for your time and attention.”

    IF LEAVING A VOICEMAIL: Please leave your full street address to ensure your call is tallied.

    Action 2 – [US HOUSE] Tell Your Representative: Co-sponsor the Medicare Negotiation and Competitive Licensing Act

    From Indivisible.org

    Prescription drug prices are substantially higher in the United States than in other high-income countries, and as a result, Americans spend more on prescription drugs than residents of other countries. Despite this, the government is not allowed to use its position as the largest purchaser of prescription drugs in the country to bargain for lower prices for patients.

    Rep. Lloyd Doggett (D-TX) has introduced the Medicare Negotiation and Competitive Licensing Act (H.R. 1046) to give Medicare the power it needs to effectively negotiate with drug companies and bring drug prices down. Read more here.

    Every representative should co-sponsor H.R. 1046, but so far in Washington, only Pramila Jayapal has done so.

    Call your Representative and tell them: reject bills that would use arbitration to bring down drug prices, and co-sponsor H.R. 1046, the Medicare Negotiation and Competitive Licensing Act!

    ☎ Sample Script:

    “Hi, my name is [NAME], and I’m a constituent from [CITY, ZIP].

    I’m calling to urge [NAME] to co-sponsor H.R. 1046, Rep. Doggett’s Medicare Negotiation and Competitive Licensing Act, to bring down excessively high drug prices and protect access to critical medicines.

    To help Medicare negotiate drug prices, H.R. 1046 uses competitive licenses as a “backstop” to bring any uncooperative drug companies to the table. It’s the strongest proposal out there. Arbitration isn’t good enough. I urge [NAME] to reject arbitration as a way to bring down drug prices, and to co-sponsor the Medicare Negotiation and Competitive Licensing Act.

    Thank you for your time and attention.”

    IF LEAVING A VOICEMAIL: Please leave your full street address to ensure your call is tallied.

    Action 3 – [US HOUSE & SENATE] Demand Congress Act to End Abuses of Detained Immigrants

    From 5Calls.org

    Appalling stories continue to emerge about abuses of immigrants detained at the border. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is currently detaining over 53,000 immigrants in jails nationwide. The record-breaking spike in immigrant detention stems from a Trump administration policy to arrest nearly all undocumented immigrants. The draconian policy has led to dangerous overcrowding at ICE facilities, with one processing facility holding 900 people despite having a maximum capacity of 125. The explosion of detentions has also masked horrifying human rights abuses by immigration enforcement, including the confiscation of immigrants’ necessary medication, the abandonment of 37 children in a van in the Texas heat for 39 hours, and ongoing denial of necessary medical care to detainees—sometimes with deadly consequences. Meanwhile, an 800,000 case backlog in the overloaded, under-resourced immigration court system guarantees immigrants will languish in dangerous conditions for far too long.

    Despite having directly manufactured this humanitarian crisis, the Trump administration continues to demand additional funding for ICE and detention facilities and refuse accountability for ICE and Border Patrol’s abuses. Congress must unequivocally oppose these funding requests, demand an end to mass detention of all undocumented immigrants, and advocate for sufficient funding for the immigration court system to alleviate overcrowding. The Trump administration’s treatment of desperate immigrants seeking safety in the United States is a crime against humanity, and Congress must treat it as such.

    ☎ Sample Script:

    “Hi, my name is [NAME] and I’m a constituent from [CITY, ZIP].

    I’m outraged and appalled by the reports of abuses of detained immigrants, from massive overcrowding to denial of necessary medical care to children. I urge [NAME] to demand a robust investigation of immigration enforcement practices and detention conditions, deny additional funding to ICE, and allocate adequate funding to immigration courts to ensure timely processing of asylum applications.

    Thank you for your time and attention.”

    IF LEAVING A VOICEMAIL: Please leave your full street address to ensure your call is tallied.

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