Week of December 1, 2019

1) Rally to Support Impeachment: Register for a “rapid response” rally in Princeton demanding Congress impeach and remove President Trump! The rally will take place in Hinds Plaza at 5:30 the evening before the House votes on articles of impeachment. Sign up with this link to attend and to receive rapid updates on when the rally will occur:https://act.moveon.org/event/impeach-and-remove/125742/signup/

2) World AIDS Day: Today is World AIDS Day, and a great reminder that affordable health care and effective public health efforts help prevent and treat life-altering illnesses. While the story of HIV and AIDS in the US is mostly positive these days, challenges remain, as described in this article: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/01/opinion/hiv-aids-rural-america.html. Rural America, in particular, is susceptible to spreading HIV because of needle-sharing by opioid addicts. Call all three of our Members of Congress to remind them that we support making health care affordable to all and keeping programs that address public health threats.

3) Donate to Indivisible: As you are planning out your holiday shopping, please consider donating to Indivisible (https://indivisible.org). They have provided critical resources and leadership over the past three years, and deserve our financial thanks. Without the mobilization of grassroots groups like ours, it is unlikely that we would have protected health care in 2017, flipped the House in 2018, and started impeachment hearings in 2019. Please send them some love!

4) IGSV December Walk/Run and Group Meeting: Our next monthly walk/run and our December IGSV group meeting will both be on December 21. At 8 am, meet at the High Bridge parking lot for the Columbia Trail to get a little exercise before holiday feasts, meet other resisters, and enjoy our natural surroundings.

Then at 2 pm, we will meet at the Clinton library for “Getting to zero: What it will take to get to zero carbon” by Stephen Leftly.

Please spread the word and bring friends! If you have not been to an in-person event in a while, please come to one of these to reconnect. Community is so important!

RSVP to either event by email to indivisiblegsv@gmail.com.

Quote of the week: “I’m simply amazed that some people find expressions of rage about the destruction of our republic controversial. Nitwits have even written articles about the loss of decorum. What I find controversial is not being filled with rage. I think it’s partly to blame for our situation.” – Walter Shaub, former director of the US Office of Government Ethics