Week of August 1, 2021

1) ACLU Program on Police Reform: The ACLU has a new guided online course for free on police reform. Please sign up and consider joining Michael McCall and Suzanne Wilder on a new IGSV committee focused on police reform. Help brainstorm actions that IGSV can take towards a more equitable justice system! https://action.aclu.org/petition/want-know-more-about-police-race-and-calls-divest

2) Infrastructure: Last week saw a breakthrough in negotiations about an infrastructure bill. Since that probably makes this “Infrastructure Week”, please call our three Members of Congress to let them know your support for the items in the compromise but also your opinions about things that were cut. You can read more here, including a link to infographics comparing the original bill with the compromise: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/07/28/us/politics/senate-infrastructure-deal.html. I’m particularly distressed about the elimination of funding for school infrastructure and clean-energy tax credits.

3) Indivisible National Activist Call: The National Activist Call is a space held on the first Thursday of every month for Indivisible activists, group leaders, and new members alike. The next one is this Thursday, August 5. Join Indivisibles across the country as we celebrate successes; discuss our national strategy, and take time to create connections while building community with each other. Register here: https://indivisible.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_QqQY9fPeTSWEhAwDGCBU1Q

4) For the People Act: Keep up the pressure on our Senators to pass S1, the For the People Act. The bill would strengthen our democracy by helping to make our elected representatives more accountable to the public. Indivisible is giving out “No Filibuster” stickers to everyone who makes a call this week. You can use the form here twice to be connected to each of our Senators: https://indivisible.org/demand-your-senator-eliminate-filibuster-pass-s-1.

Quote of the week: Congressman Malinowski’s MSNBC interview from today: youtu.be/KoMmEbKUoFA