“We always hear about the rights of democracy, but the major responsibility of it is participation.” – Wynton Marsalis Therefore, Show Up, Get Involved, Participate!
Hello Fellow Indivisibles!
Going forward we will be splitting up the weekly email into two: one for actions, one for events. Shorter emails, still the same information. If you’d like to send us action alerts and events please do! You can fill out our form here: https://paradiselvindivisible.org/contact/
With core leaders stepping down and/or stepping back, our group will be going through some transitions in structure but we are still very much active! Keep following our activities on our website, via our newsletter, at our meetings, on Facebook, and on Twitter.
We will be sending out notes on which Senate and Assembly Bills we would like you to Support or Oppose in these Action Newsletters – please go to the Nevada Legislature site to state where you stand (you will have to fill out your contact information to prove you are a constituent). QUICK, EASY, and EFFECTIVE! If you would prefer to call your representatives instead, make sure you bookmark this page: http://mapserve1.leg.state.nv.us/whoRU/ and be sure to save their phone numbers to your cellphone.
Let’s get to work!
In solidarity, Saya
ACTION ALERT FROM INDIVISIBLE NATIONAL
… In a stunning, reckless, and baseless two-sentence letter, the Trump administration’s Department of Justice announced it won’t defend any part of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
Right now, there are three meaningful things that you can do to protect health care for millions while this makes its way through the courts:
Pressure House Democrats to use their oversight and investigatory power to hold the Trump administration accountable for their sabotage. Call them and demand that they ask the tough questions — ask them what they’re doing about Trump’s attack on our health care right now.
Keep calling to get your members of Congress to commit to building on the success of the ACA and lay the groundwork for a single-payer system. Yes, ask your representatives to cosponsor Rep. Pramila Jayapal’s Medicare For All Act (we’ve got a call script!), but go a step further. Demand your members of Congress lay the groundwork now for what comes next: that means holding hearings, hearing from experts, working through the policy debates, building consensus, and drafting legislation so that it’s ready when we take power. Your continued pressure can ensure that they do this.
Organize, organize, organize to reverse the radical, conservative transformation of our judicial system (read: win in 2020). Right now, that means asking your senators to fight like hell to block additional Trump appointees to district and circuit courts. It also means knocking doors to take back power in the Senate and the White House to ensure that our district and federal courts are occupied by qualified judges dedicated to safeguarding our rights and promoting justice — not advancing partisan political goals.
Want to meet with your representative to advocate for Paid Sick Leave? Join the Time to Care Nevada Coalition for a Road Trip up to Carson City for their Grassroots Lobbying Day! There are still spots on the bus – but hurry!
When: Sunday, March 31 to Monday, April 1, 2019
Where: The bus will leave and return from Make the Road Nevada’s office located at 4250 E Bonanza Rd #14, Las Vegas, NV 89110
Sign up HERE(Google Form).
PETITION via Daily Kos Sign to oppose David Bernhardt’s nomination for Secretary of the Interior Department (Link to Petition)
President Trump has nominated David Bernhardt, a veteran oil and gas lobbyist who has helped push the expansion of drilling at the Interior Department, to serve as its next secretary.
Let’s remove the corrupting influence of money from politics! Support #AJR5 Sign the MoveOn petition hereAND go leave an opinion the Nevada Legislature site. You will need to fill out your information to prove you are a constituent. (Link to NVLEG)
ACTION ALERT via League of Conservation Voters
Call Steve Sisolak (702-486-2500) Vote Yes on Bill 358!
More information on SB358 (Link to NELIS)
Last November, an overwhelming majority of Nevadans cast their ballots in support of Question 6 to increase clean energy in Nevada. On Monday, Senator Brooks introduced SB 358 which, if passed, will increase the state’s renewable portfolio standard to 50% by 2030.
SB 358 would put Nevada at the forefront of the clean energy economy, creating tens of thousands of jobs and bringing billions of dollars in economic impact to our state.
ACTION ALERT – BILLS TO SUPPORT
Karina Provost, Field Coordinator from NARAL NV, spoke to us about The Trust Nevada Women Act (SB179) during our Members Meeting this past Monday. She has kindly sent us a list of bills NARAL is supporting. Please call your reps and/or leave an opinion of SUPPORT on the NVLeg Opinion Page as linked above. – Abortion decriminalization – The Trust Nevada Women ActSB 179 – Paid sick daysSB 312 – Protecting health care SB 235 – Maternal health review boardAB 169 – State funded family planning SB 94 – Pay equity legislationSB 166
ACTION ALERT – END CASH BAIL
The Nevada Legislature is taking up a bill that could fix our broken cash bail systems. This has been one of our top priorities going into the 2019 session, and we need your help to see it through! The Assembly Judiciary Committee heard AB325 on Thursday, and we can’t move it forward without you. There are a couple ways you can make your voice heard: You can leave a comment on the bill online or contact your legislators directly. (Picture of Rell Davis, Jean Melby-Mauer, and the Indivisible OWLs at the End Cash Bail Rally in front of Grant Saweyer)
ACTION ALERT – VOTING RIGHTS
Introduced yesterday, AB431 would get rid of NV’s current time limits for restoring right to vote to previously incarcerated people and instead IMMEDIATELY restore right to vote upon release from prison/completion of parole/probation. Please call your reps and/or leave an opinion of SUPPORT.
Thursday, March 28, 5:30 – 7:30 PM
Sex Ed Loteria Night
Erotic Heritage Museum, 3275 S Sammy Davis Jr Dr, Las Vegas, NV 89109 Public · Hosted by Progressive Leadership Alliance of Nevada and Planned Parenthood Votes NevadaYou are invited to an educational and fun-filled night at the Erotic Heritage Museum! Sign up here: http://bit.ly/2Fl2Ni5PP Promotores de Salud will lead you through an interactive sexual health education game, leaving you better informed about your sexual and reproductive health. Participants will also have an opportunity to tour the museum and enjoy all the exhibits, including the recently updated Planned Parenthood display. Come have fun, learn about your sexual health, grab a bite, tour the museum, and as if that weren’t enough excitement, learn how to get involved during our state’s 80th legislative session.
Thursday, March 28, 6:30 – 9:30 PM
Make It Work Nevada Celebrates PLAN’s 25th: Rent Party
Suggested Donation $10
600 S 7th St, Las Vegas, NV 89101-690
Public · Hosted by Make It Work Nevada and Progressive Leadership Alliance of NevadaIn celebration of the Progressive Leadership Alliance of Nevada’s 25th Anniversary, we will be hosting our monthly Rent Party to raise funds for PLAN. Our theme this month is 90’s Karaoke!! So be ready to sing your heart out to some 90’s songs as we are dressed in the most fashionable way. Let’s see those overalls and neon colored shirts. (EDITOR NOTE FROM SAYA: Calvin Klein minimalism (all beige) and Grunge seem more appropriate, no?)
Saturday, March 30, 11 AM – 12:30 PM Get to Know Our New Members!
Grouchy John’s: 8520 S Maryland Pkwy Suite #100, Las Vegas, Nevada 89123
Event for Paradise Las Vegas Indivisible · Hosted by Sayuri Rupani-HayesCome join us for great coffee and conversations. Come whenever, stay as long as you like!
Tuesday, April 2, 2019 at 5 – 8 PM
Un-Equal Pay Happy Hour
Le Pho DTLV: 353 Bonneville Ave Ste 115, Las Vegas, NV 89101
Public · Hosted by Make It Work NevadaApril 2nd is National Equal Pay Day…Why? Because we are still out here talking about this wage gap and ladies, if you’re making less, you should be paying less for your booze.Join MIWNV for their 4th Annual unEqual Pay Happy Hour and learn more about the fight for equal pay, Make It Work Nevada and the work they’re doing to even the playing field.
Wednesday, April 3 from 6 PM
Make the Road Nevada Community Meeting
4250 E Bonanza Road Suite 14, Las Vegas, NV 89110Open to the public for anyone interested in hearing and willing to have an honest and respectful discussion with issues facing our Minority and Latinx Las Vegas Community. The need for having paid sick days, affordable housing, a higher minimum wage, immigrant rights, women’s rights, and clean air are only some of the topics that we discuss. From time to time we will have a special invited local or state elected official guest join our meeting to give them an opportunity to hear our stories and meet the people they represent.Our meetings are always children friendly and we always have delicious complimentary food for everyone that attends. So come with an appetite for food and justice! The meeting is primarily in Spanish with English translators always present.
For more information contact: Jose Macia 702-624-8084
Friday, March 29, 9 AM – 6 PM
Last Day of Early Voting Phone Bank
Clark County Democratic Party: 2320 Paseo Del Prado Suite B107, Las Vegas, NV 89102Voter turnout in municipal elections in our county is under 7%. We saw record turnout in the midterm election and want to encourage voters to participate in choosing their candidates in city races.Early Voting is March 16-29. This is the last day to vote early in the municipal Primary.
We are going to call voters to make sure they know about this municipal election and have all the information they need to cast their ballots. We are not recommending any candidate but are encouraging participation
Please join us to talk with voters and get out the vote!
The office is near Palace Station. We are in Building B, Suite 107.
Sunday, March 31 2 – 8 PM
Trans Day of Visibility
The Gay & Lesbian Community Center of Southern Nevada
401 S Maryland Pkwy, Las Vegas, NV 89101Trans Day of Visibility is a time to celebrate the gender diverse community and ourselves as individuals taking control of our own gender destinies. Trans, genderqueer, agender, nonbinary, genderfluid, intersex, and gender rebellious individuals are all welcome to come see and be seen. You and the people you care about are invited to find out what is new, here at the Center, as well as at other trans/gender diverse communities around the Las Vegas Valley. People will share stories of their favorite moments in their gender journeys, memories of acceptance, affirmation, validation, comfort, fulfillment, break-through’s and joy.
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