1) IGSV April Group Meeting! Our next meeting is on Saturday at 2 pm! We’ll be meeting via Zoom to hear from a special guest expert about how good policy can help combat the opioid epidemic. Please attend so we can keep our connections alive during the coronavirus pandemic. RSVP by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. You’ll get the Zoom link in response.
2) Support Each Other! These are trying times for all of us, especially listening to the inept response from President Trump (and his inevitable gaslighting). Keep finding ways to safely support each other and our communities. If you can continue to support businesses so that they can stay solvent, please do. If you can support local businesses rather than Amazon, please do! Here are a few quick tips: https://www.clickorlando.com/health/2020/03/17/5-simple-ways-you-can-support-local-businesses-during-coronavirus-pandemic/. If you need assistance of any kind, please let this group know so we can find you help. Stronger together, everyone!
3) Fight for Oversight: Almost as soon as Congress passed the financial rescue bill and President Trump signed it, he signaled that he will push back against any oversight about how the money is spent. Call all three of our Members of Congress to ask that they continue to push for independent checks on how the executive branch spends $500 billion of our taxpayer dollars. You can read more here: https://www.politico.com/news/2020/03/27/trump-congress-coronavirus-relief-oversight-152560.
4) Support Candidates: Given the social distancing and financial challenges facing the world right now, fundraising for 2020 races just got A LOT harder for candidates who are swearing off corporate PAC money. If you can give, please consider giving to candidates like Congressman Malinowski. We need to make sure that races up and down the ballot are won by candidates who support Truth and Equality!
Quote of the week: “Trump admitted that he instructs his team not to help, or to help less, states with governors who criticize his dangerously inept response to this pandemic. In his sick, sociopathic mind, his ego is more important than literally thousands of American lives.” – Evan McMullin, 2016 Republican candidate for President