This is our moment. We need your help to win this fight. So we’ve got two big requests for you:
- June 14 – July 9 Write a letter to the editor (LTE) asking our Senators to be bold in their support of the For the People Act. Toolkit here.
- June 21-25 Take 5 minutes to call our Senators about the For the People Act by participating in our Senate Call-A-Palooza. Sign up here.
- Call your senators and demand that they eliminate the filibuster to save democracy. And keep calling every day until the fight is over. This isn’t just about the bipartisan Jan 6 commission -- Mitch McConnell can and will use the filibuster to block crucial democracy reform legislation.
- Donate $10 to Indivisible Project. Now more than ever, it’s crucial we keep our call lines open, our web resources up to date, our ads running, and all our organizer support on the ground to build pressure on senators. Grassroots funding (from people like you!) is what makes all of that possible.
Indivisible Skagit Bulletin Board
June 14 – July 9: Write a Letter to the Editor
LTE Toolkit here
The For the People Act (S1) is the single most important piece of pro-democracy civil rights legislation in decades. It will protect our elections from foreign interference; protect voting rights; create consistent, uniform minimum voting standards across the country; add ethics standards; reform campaign finance; promote fair redistricting that is free from partisan gerrymandering; and much more.
And it's popular with all Americans: poll after poll shows that the overwhelming majority of Americans across the entire political spectrum support its provisions. Yet it being blocked in Congress.
We need Senator Murray and Senator Cantwell to use the leadership positions they hold to fiercely, publicly advocate for S1.
Write a letter to the editor (LTE) asking our Senators to be bold in their support of the For the People Act. Everything you need, including links to news outlets across Washington State, is included in the LTE toolkit.
We are all saddened by the recent passing of our friend and associate Bill Pfeifer. Bill was a tireless volunteer who meant a lot to Indivisible Skagit.
As the editor of this web site, he posted many items and will be greatly missed for his dedication and diligence.
Goodbye Bill and may you never have to be frustrated by technology again!
Tuesday, 6/1 7pm
Register at bit.ly/FreedomToVote_TownHall
Attend this town hall panel discussion to consider actions and legislation to expand and ensure democracy for all. Panelists include Charles Douglas, III with Common Purpose, Cindy Black with Fix Democracy First, and our own Lisa Ornstein with Olympia Indivisible.
We have until August to pass the For the People Act in order to protect our elections. Senators must put our democracy first and end the Jim Crow filibuster. Let's get every Washington Indivisible group to join groups nationwide in taking action every Friday. Details on emailing, calling and digital media for #FilibusterFriday are HERE.
During the Indivisible Town Hall with Maria Cantwell, the Senator moved a smidge from "I support a talking filibuster" to maybe she would consider a democracy carve out if it could save voting rights in states like Georgia. She needs to do better than that. Let's keep the pressure up by participating in #FilibusterFriday this and every Friday and get your members involved! Details HERE.
Call-A-Palooza lasts 5 days — you can sign up for a single day & time, or be a superhero and call on 2 or more days.
Here's how it works: You are signing up to make 2 telephone calls within your 30 minute time window (one each to Senator Murray & Senator Cantwell's Washington D.C. office.) Your total time commitment will be 5-10 minutes each day.
We will send you everything you need by email the night before your calls, and by text message on the day of your calls. (That's why we ask for a cell phone number.) If you sign up for more than one day, look for an email and text message from us for each of those days.
Extra karma points for doubling your effort by getting at least one friend to sign up as well.
Indivisible Skagit is mourning the loss of our dear friend and fellow activist - Ginny Wolff. Ginny died December 30 after a long struggle with Parkinson's Disease. We remember her as a member of the support team, and as a tireless campaigner on important local issues such as the coal and oil trains.
Ginny was a steady hand, a wise voice, a compassionate spirit, an energetic spark. We will miss her.
We invite you to contribute your memories of Ginny to Indivisible Skagit so that we can compile them into a memorial to Ginny. You can attach your document to a reply to this email, or simply reply with your thoughts and wishes.
Thank you for sharing your memories of Ginny Wolff.
The IndiSkagit Support Team
Keep In Touch With Your Representatives
Senator Patty Murray
Senator Maria Cantwell
Congresswoman Susan DelBene
Mount Vernon Office
Congressman Rick Larsen