Weekly Actions and Events for April 30 – May 5th

Things are gearing up for the campaign season so we’ll be posting more on the website plus on Facebook with weekly events and actions. ND especially needs phone bankers, door knockers etc so please reach out to local offices to see what you can do to help out.

If you are not on our Facebook group search for IndivisibleFM and send a request to join. There is a lot of actions/events posted there that don’t make it here.

Upcoming events:  

Please try to show up as it’s important to represent causes we care about and meet others who are working towards the same goals.

May 3rd – Fargo City Commission Candidate Form, 6-8pm, Fargo City Hall

https://www.facebook.com/events/190441721594146/

National MMIW Awareness Day March
May 5, 2018 
11:00AM
Route: Start at Fargo Public Library end at Veterans Memorial Bridge
Bring signs WEAR RED
Bring earrings to drop off for the Let’s Dance Earring Project
For more info contact: Pearl Walker-Swaney, pearl.r.walker@gmail.com

https://www.facebook.com/events/1596485020469103/

May 5th – ND- Democratic NPL

Come to our first big door knocking and phone banking event of the season!

If you’ve never done canvassing before, no need to worry! We will give you all the materials, training, and support you need to be successful!

https://www.facebook.com/events/471403773275866/

Sign up here for a shift: http://tools.demnpl.com/page/s/team2018

May 17 – Indivisible Regional Gathering, Crooked Lane Farms starting at 4pm. file:///C:/Users/Windows%20User/Documents/Karen’s%20files/Indivisible/indivisible-Regional-Gathering.pdf

May 19 – Ready to Run in Bismarck

What is Ready to Run™?
Ready to Run™ is a bi-partisan program for women who want to run for office, seek higher office, work on a campaign, get appointed to office, or learn more about the political system.
Ready to Run™ is your one-stop training on running for office or getting involved in public life. You will learn from prominent elected and appointed leaders, campaign consultants, party officials, and policy experts.

You will walk away with..
“How-to” instructions on running for office
Real-world advice and best practices from experts
Strategies for positioning yourself for public leadership
A better understanding of North Dakota politics
Internet strategies for campaigns

Sessions include:
What Women Candidates Need to Know
Launching Your Campaign
Laying the Groundwork for Public Life Panel
Running for Tribal Office and Stepping Up as a Native American Woman Panel
Developing Your Message and Platform
Recruiting and Engaging Volunteers

Why women leaders matter…
Center for American Women and Politics (CAWP) research shows that political women change the public policy agenda and the way government works. Women make our democracy more inclusive and more responsive to the concerns of all citizens.

https://www.facebook.com/events/154921735348357/

This week’s actions for ND residents:

  1. Stop by the Red Raven on Sundays at 1pm to sign the Fair Wage petition. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10155603755267686&set=gm.412017349262650&type=3&theater&ifg=1  Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/FairWageActofNorthDakotaVoterBallotInitiative/?hc_ref=ARSXiH_roJmKSTGzsFSI_Bwv2b-Pk5Qew6w0KpOFBxy1RJlCjizGAFK5_1k087CpEgc&fref=nf&hc_location=group

    2. Important information on net neutrality in ND. This is definitely worth a listen. Call Gov. Doug Burgum at 701-328-2200 to keep net neutrality in our state. http://kfgo.com/podcasts/news-views-with-joel-heitkamp/2615/legislative-candidate-and-tech-entrepreneur-brandon-medenwald-on-preserving-net-neturality-1/#

This week’s actions for MN residents:
From WatchYourRepsMN:
1. A bill that circumvents the process used to determine if pipelines are necessary and in the best interests of Minnesotans as passed committee in the Senate and is waiting for a full floor vote. It would immediately terminate the process the Enbridge Line 3 replacement is going through and allow for immediate construction along their preferred route which has been deemed a detriment to Minnesota by a judge. Please call your senators and say NO to SF3510.
Kent Eken: (651) 296-3205 or email: sen.kent.eken@senate.mn

2. Apparently Rep Sarah Anderson has added language to a funding bill (I don’t have the bill number yet) to allow some pretty crazy gerrymandering (they could draw maps around an incumbent’s address!). Sign the petition from Common Cause Minnesota and call Anderson at 651-296-5511 to say “no thanks”

https://actionnetwork.org/petitions/stop-minnesota-politicians-gerrymandering-power-grab?link_id=1&can_id=a675826d25e9e3b692879570f8364846&source=email-fair-redistricting-in-minnesota&email_referrer=email_342455&email_subject=fair-redistricting-in-minnesota