Ready to March? Join us on January 20!

Indivisible FM is excited to announce that we are organizing this year’s Women’s March!

Join us for “A Step Beyond the March” on January 20. How have you participated in our democracy, and what is one step you can take what you have done before now?

The Women’s March will start at the Fargo Civic Center.  Doors will open at 12:30 for sign-making. The rally will start at 1:00 in Centennial Hall in the lower level. We’ll start marching at about 1:30. Route and rally speakers will be announced soon.

You can keep up to date with news about the march at our Facebook event or at fmwomensmarch.com. We hope to see you there!

TODAY’S ACTION: Say no to nuclear war.

Call your reps to tell them to say no to nuclear war and to back Ted Lieu’s HR 669/ S 200 that would require congressional approval before a nuclear strike.

Also, if you are on twitter, please report Trump’s post as in violation of their rules.

North Dakota
Sen. Heidi Heitkamp
Fargo: 701-232-8030
Washington: 202-224-2043
Or text RESIST to 50409

Sen. John Hoeven
Fargo: 701-239-5389
Washington: 202-224-2551
Or text RESIST to 50409

Rep. Kevin Cramer
Fargo: 701-356-2216
Washington: 202-225-2611

Minnesota
I still need to find Tina’s contact information. If anyone already has it post it in the comments and I’ll update it here.

Sen. Amy Klobuchar
Minneapolis: 612-727-5220
Washington: 202-224-3244
Moorhead: 218-287-2219
Or text RESIST to 50409

Rep. Collin Peterson
Detroit Lakes: 218-847-5056
Washington: 202-225-2165
Or text RESIST to 50409

TODAY’S ACTION: Relax, unwind, nap, go for a walk

For the last two weeks of the year we’ll be focusing on self care. No actions are planned unless something urgent comes up (i.e., Mueller is fired).

The plan for if/when Mueller is fired is this:

IndivisibleFM Rapid Response Event

This is an event planned as a rapid-response protest in the event that Donald Trump fires Special Counsel Robert Mueller. Please note that the listed date is a placeholder and will be updated to be within 24 hours of the firing, should it occur.

Location: US Bank Plaza, 2nd and Broadway, Fargo.

Date/Time:

Rallies will begin hours after news breaks of a Mueller firing:

  • If Mueller is fired BEFORE 2 P.M. local time —>  events will begin @ 5 P.M. local time
  • If Mueller is fired AFTER 2 P.M. local time —> events will begin @ noon local time the following day
    • This is the general plan—please confirm details on your event page, as individual hosts may tailor their events to their local plan.

https://act.moveon.org/event/mueller-firing-rapid-response-events/19036

Hopefully it’s a quiet, peaceful holiday.

Some helpful links:

http://www.apa.org/helpcenter/stress-political-change.aspx

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/29/well/how-to-follow-the-news-in-a-political-age-of-anxiety.html

https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/do-the-right-thing/201706/5-ways-cope-better-political-stress-now

https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/friendship-20/201702/8-tips-tackling-political-stress-now

Self-care during tumultuous politics

TODAY’S ACTION: Keep fighting against the GOP tax plan!

Call and send a resistbot text to your reps to tell them to vote no on the GOP tax reform bill. Vote is this week in both the house and senate.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/gop-faces-5-day-scramble-to-pass-tax-bill-avoid-government-shutdown/2017/12/17/e3292264-e363-11e7-833f-155031558ff4_story.html?hpid=hp_hp-top-table-main_taxreform-715pm%3Ahomepage%2Fstory&utm_term=.ca5613bfd4ff

https://www.npr.org/2017/12/18/571342691/week-ahead-trump-might-get-his-tax-bill-but-that-might-be-it-until-after-2018

http://www.cnn.com/2017/12/15/politics/senate-votes-tax-reform/index.html

http://money.cnn.com/interactive/news/new-2018-tax-brackets/

North Dakota
Sen. Heidi Heitkamp
Fargo: 701-232-8030
Washington: 202-224-2043
Or text RESIST to 50409

Sen. John Hoeven
Fargo: 701-239-5389
Washington: 202-224-2551
Or text RESIST to 50409

Rep. Kevin Cramer
Fargo: 701-356-2216
Washington: 202-225-2611

Minnesota
Sen. Al Franken
St. Paul: 651-221-1016
Washington: 202-224-5641
Moorhead: 218-284-8721
Or text RESIST to 50409

Sen. Amy Klobuchar
Minneapolis: 612-727-5220
Washington: 202-224-3244
Moorhead: 218-287-2219
Or text RESIST to 50409

Rep. Collin Peterson
Detroit Lakes: 218-847-5056
Washington: 202-225-2165
Or text RESIST to 50409

TODAY’S ACTION: Further action on Net Neutrality

Please call or email your state’s Attorney General and ask that they sue over net neutrality repeal.
ND: (701) 328-2210
Email form:

https://attorneygeneral.nd.gov/attorney-generals-office/email-attorney-general-0

MN: (651) 296-3353 (Twin Cities Calling Area) or (800) 657-3787 (Outside the Twin Cities)
Email: Attorney.General@ag.state.mn.us.

http://thehill.com/policy/technology/364945-washington-ag-to-sue-over-net-neutrality-repeal

https://www.aclu.org/blog/free-speech/internet-speech/trumps-fcc-nukes-network-neutrality-what-happens-now

 

Upcoming events: Holidemocracy on Monday Dec 18 from 5:30-7:30

Where: 703 31st Ave W, West Fargo, ND 58078

Event description: The Democratic-Nonpartisan League districts of 13, 16, and 22 invite you to a FREE social to celebrate all the hard work during 2017 and to prepare for 2018.

Everyone is welcome to this kid-friendly social with a hot chocolate bar and chili. No speaker, no agenda, Just a fun filled night of getting to know each other even better. All are welcome!

And great news this week with Doug Jones winning the Alabama senate seat over Roy Moore!  Hopefully much more to come in 2018!

http://www.cnn.com/2017/12/14/politics/big-number-house-analysis/index.html

TODAY’S ACTIONS: Follow up from past actions

Please call your reps on these two outstanding unresolved issues.  Thanks!
1. Call your reps to say you want a clean Dream Act passed.

https://www.npr.org/2017/12/07/568935124/daca-fix-looms-over-talks-to-prevent-government-shutdown

2. Call your reps to say you want CHIP funding resumed immediately.

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/05/health/childrens-health-insurance-program.html

North Dakota
Sen. Heidi Heitkamp
Fargo: 701-232-8030
Washington: 202-224-2043
Or text RESIST to 50409

Sen. John Hoeven
Fargo: 701-239-5389
Washington: 202-224-2551
Or text RESIST to 50409

Rep. Kevin Cramer
Fargo: 701-356-2216
Washington: 202-225-2611

Minnesota
Sen. Al Franken
St. Paul: 651-221-1016
Washington: 202-224-5641
Moorhead: 218-284-8721
Or text RESIST to 50409

Sen. Amy Klobuchar
Minneapolis: 612-727-5220
Washington: 202-224-3244
Moorhead: 218-287-2219
Or text RESIST to 50409

Rep. Collin Peterson
Detroit Lakes: 218-847-5056
Washington: 202-225-2165
Or text RESIST to 50409

TODAY’S ACTIONS: Protect Net Neutrality! 

Action #1: Here’s a super quick way to support net neutrality (less than 5 minutes).
1. On a computer (not your phone!), go to: www.fcc.gov/ecfs/filings/express
2. Enter (under “Proceeding”) the numbers 17-108.
3. In comments, say you support Title II oversight of ISPs. Also say that you support net neutrality. Your comments will be entered into the official FCC proceeding.
*Fill in the form carefully; they’ve made it less friendly and impossible to fill in by phone, on purpose.
*Don’t be silenced. Do it now.
*Copy & Paste and Pass it on.

Action #2: Email the commissioners to tell them to vote no on eliminating net neutrality.
Ajit Pai, Chairman
Ajit.Pai@fcc.gov

Mignon Clyburn, Commissioner
Mignon.Clyburn@fcc.gov

Michael O’Rielly, Commissioner
Mike.O’Rielly@fcc.gov

Brendan Carr, Commissioner
Brendan.Carr@fcc.gov

Jessica Rosenworcel, Commissioner
Jessica.Rosenworcel@fcc.gov

Action #3: Call your reps to let them know you want net neutrality protected.

North Dakota
Sen. Heidi Heitkamp
Fargo: 701-232-8030
Washington: 202-224-2043
Or text RESIST to 50409

Sen. John Hoeven
Fargo: 701-239-5389
Washington: 202-224-2551
Or text RESIST to 50409

Rep. Kevin Cramer
Fargo: 701-356-2216
Washington: 202-225-2611

Minnesota
Sen. Al Franken
St. Paul: 651-221-1016
Washington: 202-224-5641
Moorhead: 218-284-8721
Or text RESIST to 50409

Sen. Amy Klobuchar
Minneapolis: 612-727-5220
Washington: 202-224-3244
Moorhead: 218-287-2219
Or text RESIST to 50409

Rep. Collin Peterson
Detroit Lakes: 218-847-5056
Washington: 202-225-2165
Or text RESIST to 50409

Action #4: Attend the Save Our Internet rally tonight at 5:30 pm in front of Cramer’s Fargo office.  Address: 3217 Fiechtner Dr S, Fargo, ND 58103

https://www.forbes.com/sites/tonybradley/2017/11/30/fcc-makes-tone-deaf-appeal-to-destroy-net-neutrality-and-possibly-the-internet/#7db6f0355f96

https://cdt.org/blog/help-us-protect-an-open-internet/

https://www.savetheinternet.com/net-neutrality-what-you-need-know-now

https://www.battleforthenet.com/

 

TODAY’S ACTION: Follow up with Reps regarding tax plan votes

Let’s call our reps to let them know what we think of their votes on the tax plan. As for what happens next, please check out this article on the reconciliation process. It sounds like they want to get it through this week.

And just as a heads up Tim Hoye for district 45 has a Save Our Internet Rally tomorrow (Tues) at 5:30 in front of Cramer’s Fargo address.  Please come!  I’ll have extra signs available. Address: 3217 Fiechtner Dr S, Fargo, ND 58103

https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/another-delicate-challenge-for-republicans-reconciling-house-and-senate-tax-bills/2017/12/03/4943f854-d873-11e7-a841-2066faf731ef_story.html?hpid=hp_hp-top-table-main_taxreform%3Ahomepage%2Fstory&utm_term=.1e914b177a76

North Dakota
Sen. Heidi Heitkamp
Fargo: 701-232-8030
Washington: 202-224-2043
Or text RESIST to 50409

Sen. John Hoeven
Fargo: 701-239-5389
Washington: 202-224-2551
Or text RESIST to 50409

Rep. Kevin Cramer
Fargo: 701-356-2216
Washington: 202-225-2611

Minnesota
Sen. Al Franken
St. Paul: 651-221-1016
Washington: 202-224-5641
Moorhead: 218-284-8721
Or text RESIST to 50409

Sen. Amy Klobuchar
Minneapolis: 612-727-5220
Washington: 202-224-3244
Moorhead: 218-287-2219
Or text RESIST to 50409

Rep. Collin Peterson
Detroit Lakes: 218-847-5056
Washington: 202-225-2165
Or text RESIST to 50409

URGENT ACTION: Just say NO to the GOP tax scam!

Please call your senators today and tell them to vote no on the GOP tax plan.  The vote scheduled for last night was delayed due to a report that came out saying it would add $1 trillion to the deficit.  We need to make some noise on this!  The GOP is secretly re-writing the plan today hoping to vote on it tonight.  This is not following regular process at all!  Where are the experts, hearings, debates, etc?

If you can stop by John Hoeven’s office today in Fargo, do that too.  They just take down your name and issue.  It’s easy! Address: 123 Broadway North, Suite 201. Fargo.  You’ll have to use the black building skyway entrance as the one on the other side of the street is closed.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/2017/11/30/c2118302-d5e7-11e7-a986-d0a9770d9a3e_story.html?hpid=hp_hp-top-table-main_taxreform-1142am%3Ahomepage%2Fstory&utm_term=.d4ee6a1e1b66

And in case you missed it, Michael Flynn seems to be cooperating with Mueller’s team!

https://www.npr.org/2017/12/01/561238303/michael-flynn-sr-expected-to-plead-guilty-to-lying-to-fbi

http://www.cnn.com/2017/12/01/politics/michael-flynn-charged/index.html

North Dakota
Sen. Heidi Heitkamp
Fargo: 701-232-8030
Washington: 202-224-2043
Or text RESIST to 50409

Sen. John Hoeven
Fargo: 701-239-5389
Washington: 202-224-2551
Or text RESIST to 50409

Minnesota
Sen. Al Franken
St. Paul: 651-221-1016
Washington: 202-224-5641
Moorhead: 218-284-8721
Or text RESIST to 50409

Sen. Amy Klobuchar
Minneapolis: 612-727-5220
Washington: 202-224-3244
Moorhead: 218-287-2219
Or text RESIST to 50409