Week of February 2, 2020

1) Impeachment: This week, the Senate will vote to acquit President Trump. Please call our Senators one more time before the vote on Wednesday and reach out to any friends in states with Republican Senators to ask them to call their Senators to tell them that they should vote to remove Trump from office. While he may be acquitted, let’s make sure this is as painful as possible for the GOP enablers. Then take a big breath and be grateful for finding each other, fellow Resisters standing up for truth and equality: https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/02/02/i-wish-youd-never-happened-donald-trump-im-grateful-you-too

2) February meeting: Our next IGSV group meeting will be February 22, 2-4 pm, at the home of Cindy Barter, 2 Deer Run Rd. in Pittstown. Dr. Barter will talk about the importance of the 2020 census and how to ensure that we are all counted! Please RSVP to indivisiblegsv@gmail.com.

3) February run/walk: Our next IGSV run/walk will be February 15 at 9 am at the High Bridge end of the Columbia Trail. Come enjoy the fresh air and community while getting out any anxiety and improving your health! All are welcome, including pets and children! Please RSVP to indivisiblegsv@gmail.com.

4) 2020: This week is a great one to make two commitments for November: 1) support the candidate running against Trump for President, and 2) support Democratic candidates who can keep the House blue and can flip the Senate. Chip in a few dollars (or more!) to Congressman Malinowski. Contribute to candidates like Amy McGrath in KY, Sara Gideon in ME, Jaime Harrison in SC, Theresa Greenfield in IA, John Hickenlooper in CO, Mark Kelly in AZ, and Cal Cunningham in NC.

Quote of the week: “Don’t ask whether you need an umbrella. Go outside and stop the rain.” – Italian philosopher Benedetto Croce, quoted in “The Last Time Democracy Almost Died,” https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2020/02/03/the-last-time-democracy-almost-died