CNY Solidarity members and supporters:
Please find below the weekly ACTION ALERTS from Indivisible NY24. Our main focus nationally remains on democracy reform, including S. 1: For the People Act (a big package of voting rights, gerrymandering, campaign finance, and ethics reforms), H.R. 4: John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act (which would restore provisions of the 1965 VRA that have been gutted by Supreme Court), and H.R. 51: Washington, DC Admission Act (which would finally grant statehood and full congressional representation to D.C. residents).
These measures will only pass if the Democrats change the Senate rules to get rid of the filibuster, a Jim Crow relic at odds with the majority rule the Framers envisioned.
At the state level, most of our attention through April 1 must focus on the budget process and the Invest in Our New York campaign. On this front, note the Monday action below, or click here for more ways to get involved.
And now, on to the week’s actions.
Monday (Mar 29)
Invest in New York ActCall the State Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stuart Cousins and the Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie and ask them to hang tough in keeping Invest in New York bills in the budget. You can contact them through this webpageTuesday (Mar 30) Support DC Statehood. Ask John Katko to support H.R. 51, the bill giving statehood to Washington, D.C. Call 202 225 3701 or 315 423 5657.Information on DC statehood is here.
Wednesday (Mar 31)
Write a Letter to the Editor on Abolishing the FilibusterUrge Senators Schumer to vigorously support abolishing the filibuster. Information is here
Thursday (Apr 1)
Tom Keck Talk on Constitutional Democracy in the Post-Trump Era
On Zoom at Noon. Sign-up here.
Friday (Apr 2)
Support DC Statehood
John Katko voted against H.R. 1. Write a letter to the editor urging him to vote for D.C. Statehood (H.R. 51). A list of publications and emails is here. Information on D.C. Statehood is here.
Save the Date for These Upcoming Events
April 5 – 9: Climate, Jobs, and Justice Action Week (recess week for NYS Legislature and US Congress). NY Renews and Indivisible OneNYS are coordinating a statewide week of action to build support for landmark climate justice legislation both in New York State and nationally –the NYS Climate and Community Investment Act (CCIA), and the national THRIVE Agenda! (Transform, Heal, and Renew by Investing in a Vibrant Economy). Watch this space for further details.
Sun., Apr. 11, 3-4 pm: CNY Solidarity Meeting via Zoom
Tue., Apr. 13, 7pm: Indivisible NY24 mtg via Zoom
Fri., Apr. 16 DC Emancipation Day; Possible Activities around DC Statehood.
Sun., Apr. 25, 3-4 pm: CNY Solidarity Meeting via Zoom. Indivisible NY24 will meet during breakout time.
Sat., May 8: Votercades to support John Lewis Voting Rights Act.
Sun., May 9, 3-4 pm: CNY Solidarity Meeting via Zoom
Sun., May 23, 3-4 pm: CNY Solidarity Meeting via Zoom. Indivisible NY24 will meet during breakout time.
May 28: Voter registration deadline for 2021 primary election.
Sun., June 6, 3-4 pm: CNY Solidarity Meeting via Zoom
June 12-20: In-person early voting for primary election.
Sun., June 20, 3-4 pm: CNY Solidarity Meeting via Zoom. Indivisible NY24 will meet during breakout time.
Tue., June 22: Election day (2021 primary).
Oct. 8: Voter registration deadline for 2021 general election.
Oct. 23-31: In-person early voting for general election.
Tue., Nov. 2: Election day (2021 general election).
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