Week of February 9, 2020

1) February Walk/Run: Our next meeting to get some fresh air and enjoy each other’s company is 9 am on Saturday, Feb. 15, at the High Bridge end of the Columbia Trail. Come join us, whether you are happy to walk casually or an avid runner. All are welcome, including kids and dogs! Please RSVP by email to indivisiblegsv@gmail.com so we know if we should wait for you before we head up the trail.

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 as well as someone from the State Census organization will talk about the importance of the 2020 census and how to ensure that we are all counted! Please RSVP by email to indivisiblegsv@gmail.com.

3) Payback Project: Are you frustrated with how the GOP members of the Senate refused to hold even the semblance of a fair and impartial trial of President Trump? Indivisible has started an initiative that they are calling the Payback Project, https://www.paybackproject.org. You can sign up to text people in states that have GOP Senators up for reelection, donate to support these efforts, and read more about effective strategies to flip the Senate. Don’t lose hope, just become even more motivated!

4) Be a Cheerleader: Do you feel yourself becoming disheartened? Do you see others feeling this way, too? Now is the time to explicitly remind ourselves and our neighbors that this country is worth fighting for. Make a commitment to do one act of Resistance each week, or two, or more! And then bring along any friends, family, or neighbors who are looking to be involved. Reach out if you need ideas!

Quote of the Week: “Being Asian and coughing loudly is fun rn.” – Our very own Michelle Sench, reminding all of us that we should not be racist and assume that any person of Asian descent could be carrying the coronavirus (https://twitter.com/Sench_ola/status/1226554331962466305)