Week of February 21, 2021

1) Support DC Statehood: Washington, DC, is home to 700,000 people—a plurality of whom are Black—who have no voice in Congress. You can read some of the arguments for DC statehood here: https://statehood.dc.gov/page/why-statehood-dc. Then contact our three Members of Congress to let them know that they should support DC Statehood. You can read the Indivisible information here: https://indivisible.org/demand-your-representative-support-dc-statehood#.

2) IGSV Bylaw Meeting: As we move into the next, post-Trump-Presidency phase of IGSV, we need to write some basic bylaws to ensure that we have the appropriate structure moving forward. If you are interested in helping with this planning, please attend our meeting this Saturday, February 27, from 3-4:30 pm. We will first develop a list of bylaws, including their priority level. We will then divide up responsibilities and establish a timeline. While this may sound like a mundane task, it’s critically important to ensure that the group is sustainable.

Please RSVP by email to indivisiblegsv@gmail.org to receive the Zoom link.

3) Support Texas: Things have been pretty dire in Texas for the last week, and the local government is doing little to help. There are two ways in which you can help fill the gap: Alexandria Ocasio Cortez has created an Act Blue site for donations (100% of donations are split between 12 Texas organizations): https://secure.actblue.com/donate/aoc-social-20210219. If you would prefer direct donations, Indivisible has compiled a list of local organizations by city here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1rdMnbzYxfXFrG1DefGqN3R1zu_lan2fml2bEYRpMcRQ/edit

4) Indivisible National Activist Call: Indivisible has its next monthly activist call on Wednesday, March 4 2021 at 8 pm ET. All group leaders, group members and other Indivisible activists are welcome. At these calls, Indivisible provides an overview of their current top federal policies and where they stand in Congress, discuss upcoming Indivisible campaigns and actions, and more.

Register here: https://indivisible.zoom.us/webinar/register/2016125563689/WN_oo07cXDUQGmvy1kBiJQDaw

Quote of the Week: “The horrors currently unfolding in Texas expose both the reality of the climate crisis and the extreme vulnerability of fossil fuel infrastructure in the face of that crisis. So of course the Green New Deal finds itself under fierce attack.” – Naomi Klein, https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/21/opinion/green-new-deal-texas-blackout.html