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TAX SCAM: Call CA GOP NOW! (do-over vote Wed.)

Today the House just voted 227-203 on the tax bill. Out of our 14 CA GOP members, 12 voted YES. The 2 NO votes were Issa, and Rohrabacher.

Then it turns out that a number of the provisions in the bill that just passed the House actually violates some Senate rules.

Therefore, those provisions will be removed when the Senate votes later tonight. And then the House will need to re-vote on the legislation tomorrow.

We have 2 call tools available to contact CA voters in targeted districts.
1) PDI VPB updated instructions here ( We heard that it is not clear how to enter the data on first page so instructions are now much clearer.)

2) Courage Campaign Hub Dialer here

We need to KEEP UP THE WORK! Make those phone calls. We have another 24 hours!

There will continue to be different analyses and resources coming out on the impact of the bill, and how we keep up accountability – and we’ll be sure to group them together and share. But here is a link for starters:

1. Center on Budget and Policy Priorities How does the final Republican tax bill affect your state? (interactive map here)



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GOTV Alabama – PHONE BANK

First rules:

  • Speak slowly and politely
  • Do not bad mouth Moore

GOTV- SF BAY AREA PHONE BANKS for Alabama US Senate Special Election – December 12, 2017

 

Saturday, December 09, 2017 at 10am – 2pm at El Sobrante.  RSVP
Sunday, December 10, 2017 at 1pm – 3pm at El Sobrante.  RSVP
Monday, December 11, 2017 at 1pm – 4pm.  Orinda.  RSVP
Monday, December 11, 2017 at 1pm – 3pm.  El Sobrante.  RSVP
Tuesday Election Day December 12, 2017 at 9am – 1pm in El Sobrante.  RSVP

EMAIL FROM FLIP TO BLUE

Election Day in Alabama is 4 days away, and the race is incredibly close. Voter turnout will be the deciding factor in who wins the election, and we’re holding several phone banks to help get out the vote.  For those that can’t make it, please call from home with the following links:

Phonebanks

The following Alabama phonebanks allow you to contact African American voters in urban Alabama as well as the rural Black Belt. Click the phonebank link and then login with your ActionID or create an ActionID.

 

Urban Alabama

Tuscaloosa

Stillman College (Hays Center)
https://www.openvpb.com/vpb_bycode/E30242L-7899

Belk Activity Center
https://www.openvpb.com/vpb_bycode/440242A-3713

Bobby Miller Activity Center
https://www.openvpb.com/vpb_bycode/540242B-6838

McDonald Hughes Community Center
https://www.openvpb.com/vpb_bycode/640242C-4562

New Life Baptist Church
https://www.openvpb.com/vpb_bycode/A40242G-9593

Mount Pilgrim Baptist Church
https://www.openvpb.com/vpb_bycode/050242M-7147


Jefferson County (Birmingham area)
https://www.openvpb.com/vpb_bycode/ED7142J-2640

Birmingham – Precinct 2010
https://www.openvpb.com/vpb_bycode/EEA142L-1644


Huntsville Oakwood University Church
https://www.openvpb.com/vpb_bycode/6E7142A-1654


Mobile

Here are the Mobile phonebanks; these include African American as well as Latino voters.

016 – Collins Rhodes Elementary School
https://www.openvpb.com/vpb_bycode/9A8142I-6501

025 – Hope Chapel AMEZ
https://www.openvpb.com/vpb_bycode/AA8142J-8995

028 – Moffet Road AOG
https://www.openvpb.com/vpb_bycode/2B8142A-4339

029 – Forest Hill Elementary
https://www.openvpb.com/vpb_bycode/3B8142B-1852

033 – Sunlight Auditorium
https://www.openvpb.com/vpb_bycode/4B8142C-7253

Rural Black Belt

Hale County
Precinct 43 (National Guard Armory, 515 Greene St, Greensboro, AL)
https://www.openvpb.com/vpb_bycode/250242O-4671


Bullock County

Precinct 0031
https://www.openvpb.com/vpb_bycode/AEA142H-1663

Precinct 0032
https://www.openvpb.com/vpb_bycode/BEA142I-6645


Sumter County

Precinct 0414
https://www.openvpb.com/vpb_bycode/4FA142A-8812


Perry County

Precinct 0011 – ( National Guard Armory 114 MLK Memorial Parkway, Marion)
https://www.openvpb.com/vpb_bycode/81D142E-8490

Precinct 0051 (270 LUICAN ST, Uniontown, AL)
https://www.openvpb.com/vpb_bycode/A1D142G-3973


Etowah County

Carver Community Center
https://www.openvpb.com/vpb_bycode/ABC142M-5853

East Gadsden Recreation Center
https://www.openvpb.com/vpb_bycode/9BC142L-1746

Wallace Hall at GSCC
https://www.openvpb.com/vpb_bycode/BBC142N-4917


Lowndes County

Precinct 0011

https://www.openvpb.com/vpb_bycode/9D7142E-2366

Precinct 0041
https://www.openvpb.com/vpb_bycode/AD7142F-7253

Precinct 0061
https://www.openvpb.com/vpb_bycode/BD7142G-6799

Precinct 0121
https://www.openvpb.com/vpb_bycode/DD7142I-6855 


Macon County
Macon County is home to the Tuskegee Institute; there are only 8700 voters in the County and 7,200 of them are African American. These phonebanks are the precincts with more than 1,000 voters.

Precinct 0101
https://www.openvpb.com/vpb_bycode/EC7142K-4144

Precinct 0312
https://www.openvpb.com/vpb_bycode/2D7142O-2617

 


Dallas County (Selma and neighboring areas)

Precinct 0401 Orrville
https://www.openvpb.com/vpb_bycode/277142D-6595

Precinct 0501 Tipton
https://www.openvpb.com/vpb_bycode/577142G-7984

Precinct 0801 – Mt. Zion Church
https://www.openvpb.com/vpb_bycode/777142I-3119

Precinct 9343 – Woodrow Fire
https://www.openvpb.com/vpb_bycode/977142K-4636

Precinct 9342 – Selma Mall
https://www.openvpb.com/vpb_bycode/A77142L-1918

Precinct 9182 – Eastend
https://www.openvpb.com/vpb_bycode/D77142O-8530

Precinct 9521 – Cahaba Fire
https://www.openvpb.com/vpb_bycode/F77142Q-4847

 


Marengo County

Precinct 0101
https://www.openvpb.com/vpb_bycode/1E7142M-8561

Precinct 0102
https://www.openvpb.com/vpb_bycode/2E7142N-3831

Precinct 0408
https://www.openvpb.com/vpb_bycode/3E7142O-8055

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Ongoing Call for Help

 

We are in need of blog writers, phone/text bank hosts, drivers to canvassing events and more.  If you would like to help in some way, please feel free to respond to this email or email us at info@committoflipblue.com.

Thank you,

Jackie, Jill, Mario, Isabel, Sheila, David, Rebecca, Ellen, Amy, Molly, Nancy

Commit to Flip Blue Steering Committee



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Hotline, Network to assist undocumented immigrants in Napa, Sonoma counties

From: Bay City News Service Nov 10, 2017

A 24-hour hotline and rapid response network launched Thursday in Sonoma County to help defend undocumented immigrants from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement actions, organizers said.

The hotline can be reached at (707) 800-4544. It will give undocumented immigrants access to a wealth of resources organized by a network of community groups in Sonoma and Napa counties, the North Bay Rapid Response Network.

“Our goal when we interact with callers is to be sure they know their rights,” said Omar Medina, a spokesman for the network.

The hotline has bilingual dispatchers who will answer the phone and send trained legal observers to document ICE raids, Medina said. The legal observers will track, verify and document ICE raids in the workplace, homes, neighborhoods and checkpoints.

“The observers will be watching what is happening, taking video and writing stuff down to have a legal case,” Medina said.

“If anyone is detained, they (observers) will be getting the necessary details so we can get them with a lawyer, and the lawyer will know what location they are taken to,” he said.

Also, the Rapid Response Network will provide accompaniment teams to give families support, accompanying them to court and helping them deal with the system, according to Medina.

Everyone involved in the effort is helping out on a volunteer basis, he said.

The service will be extended to Napa County in a couple of months, he said. Training is still going on there, according to Medina.

“We were going to launch Oct. 12, but that was the week of the fire so we delayed our launch,” he noted.

The North Bay Rapid Response Network—Sonoma & Napa Counties is a network of various community groups and organizations in Napa and Sonoma counties working to create a way for people to cope with the increase in immigration enforcement, ICE raids and other actions.

“We want to make sure we are prepared and ready to defend our community and let people know there is a community behind them to keep families together,” Medina said.



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Napa Affordable Housing a Major Issue

I just signed the petition, “Napa County Board of Supervisors: Housing at Old Sonoma Road.” It’s important that we let our county supervisors know that providing housing that is affordable is important.  Will you sign it too?

Please share with your friends.

Please sign the petition.  Here’s the link:

https://www.change.org/p/napa-county-board-of-supervisors-housing-at-old-sonoma-road?utm_medium=email&utm_source=notification&utm_campaign=petition_signer_receipt&share_context=signature_receipt&recruiter=15535088

Posted at the request of Sharon Macklin, founding member of Progressive Women of Napa Valley



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RED ALERT: STOP McCONNELL’S LATEST VERSION OF TRUMPCARE

Today, Mitch McConnell introduced version 2 of Trumpcare and we must act NOW to stop this bill dead in it’s tracks.

McConnell is effectively giving  nothing on either the bill’s astonishingly brutal Medicaid cuts, or on the broader structure of how the bill treats the exchanges. It does sound like this new version would scale back a few tax cuts for the wealthy, and pump extra money into stabilizing insurance markets and combating the opioid epidemic. But that’s it.

The most critical senators are in Nevada, Maine and Ohio.  If you know  anyone in those states, please reach out and have them contact their senators – NOW!

 

URGE THESE SENATORS TO SAVE HEALTH CARE

These  senators are most likely to vote against Trumpcare. They need to hear from you. Call and tweet their offices right now to tell them not to take our health care away.

Sen. Dean Heller (NV)

Sen. Susan Collins (ME)

Sen. Rob Portman (OH)



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Pledge Time: If Mueller is fired mobilize IMMEDIATELY

If Robert Mueller gets the axe it’s essential that we drop everything and become visible — hundreds of thousands of us within 10 minutes, millions within two hours. We will need to hit the streets, at once:  Do not pass GO, do not bother to collect $200 from George Soros.  But most important, DO NOT HESITATE.

There will be anger and it must be seen, but even more important than that, it will need to be channeled into non-violent means of protest. We have to be prepared for that. We need to set the tone — we can’t afford to leave this one to chance.

Be ready. Pass the word. May we not need to actually do this, but if we do our reaction should be instantaneous, peaceful, and massive. It is possible for Congress to reestablish an Independent Prosecutor position if Trump has Mueller fired, but Republicans will hesitate to do so. Only the scale of our reaction can force their hand to do so.  But we must represent the non violent affirmation of democracy’s spirit through our highly visible presence, one that can resonate with true patriots everywhere, regardless of their party affiliation. Our manifest resolve to do this, if needed, could even be what finally deters a dismissal that would trigger this event.

If we are forced to respond it should be as close to a General Strike as our nation in its current state can muster — but I wouldn’t call it that, rather it’s a mass mobilization display of our resolve. The goal isn’t to shut down our economy anywhere — just to demonstrate the breadth and strength of our resistance to another “Saturday Night Massacre” and the constitutional crisis that one would inevitably plunge America into barring swift Congressional intervention. We owe this response to multiple past generations of Americans who preserved a working Democracy for us to have and pass on to future generations of Americans.

None of this is because any of us can know with certainty what Robert Mueller may or may not find if allowed to do his job, I trust in his integrity to be guided by the facts. Rather it is because we do know with certainty that, in a Democracy, no Ruler can dictate which rules govern them, or who is allowed to question their conduct while in office.

If Robert Mueller is fired, Into the streets. Everywhere. Instantaneously. Simultaneously: PEACEFUL MASS RESISTANCE.

Spread the word..



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RED ALERT: Stop Trumpcare While We Can

A vote in the US Senate will likely happen within days on the terrible, reckless Trump/GOP Replacement (aka Trumpcare). We CAN stop this bill!  Take action to help stop this bill that will rip insurance away from 23 million and will gut preexisting condition protections. Let’s flood Senators’ offices with a TIDAL WAVE of calls NOW to bury Trumpcare once and for all. Call and send a letter to your Senator and tell them to vote “NO” ➜ (844) 856-9449 and https://goo.gl/yIOmT2

See what Senator Claire has to say:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XRt7tqlD-og

Senate Republicans are pushing desperately this week to find a health care plan they can coalesce around — but hopes are fading, even among lawmakers.

Senator Mitch McConnell Setting up secretive health care bill

Instead, observers in Washington think the Senate is preparing to take a failed vote that would bring a seven-year quest to repeal and replace Obamacare to a spectacular but definitive end.

It’s the “show them a body” strategy.

“I think the destination is already set. But what’s the path?” one Republican health care lobbyist, who asked for anonymity to speak candidly, told me. “They have to be able to show the electorate a body, to say that they tried and failed.”

That’s not Republicans’ preference, of course. Senators have been talking for a month and are reviewing more detailed policy options this week, as the pressure mounts for them to find a plan that can win support from 50 of the 52 Senate Republicans — which would still allow Vice President Mike Pence to be the tie-breaking vote. After House Republicans found a way to pass a bill, senators don’t want to be the ones responsible for failing to undo Obamacare.

Republicans have campaigned for years on repealing the law that they’ve derided as a government takeover of health care. Their base expects it and President Donald Trump is pushing hard to get a policy win after a tumultuous first few months in office. But now, with the time coming to make the tough policy decisions to enact their own vision for US health care, Senate Republicans are struggling to unite around a plan.

Senate Republicans are pushing desperately this week to find a health care plan they can coalesce around — but hopes are fading, even among lawmakers.

Instead, observers in Washington think the Senate is preparing to take a failed vote that would bring a seven-year quest to repeal and replace Obamacare to a spectacular but definitive end.

It’s the “show them a body” strategy.

“I think the destination is already set. But what’s the path?” one Republican health care lobbyist, who asked for anonymity to speak candidly, told me. “They have to be able to show the electorate a body, to say that they tried and failed.”

That’s not Republicans’ preference, of course. Senators have been talking for a month and are reviewing more detailed policy options this week, as the pressure mounts for them to find a plan that can win support from 50 of the 52 Senate Republicans — which would still allow Vice President Mike Pence to be the tie-breaking vote. After House Republicans found a way to pass a bill, senators don’t want to be the ones responsible for failing to undo Obamacare.

Republicans have campaigned for years on repealing the law that they’ve derided as a government takeover of health care. Their base expects it and President Donald Trump is pushing hard to get a policy win after a tumultuous first few months in office. But now, with the time coming to make the tough policy decisions to enact their own vision for US health care, Senate Republicans are struggling to unite around a plan.

(Articled copied from VOX:  https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2017/6/6/15741986/senate-republicans-obamacare-repeal-vote-show-em-a-body)



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Jon Ossoff for Congress!

Dear friends:

A reminder that we are starting our series of phone banks, calling for Jon Ossoff of Georgia (see dates and times below). Jon Ossoff is a Democrat running for the Congressional seat vacated by Tom Price, now Health and Human Services Secretary and in charge of eviscerating the affordable Care Act, in the 6th District of Georgia (northeast of Atlanta). This very important run-off election will take place on June 20, 2017 and early voting is already happening. Jon is running approximately 6 percentage points ahead of the Republican candidate but the pundits are describing the race as a dead heat. The 6th Congressional district of Georgia has been held by a Republican since 1965. The Republicans are bringing the big guns to counteract Jon’s momentum: robocalls by Trump, campaign visits by Pence and Ryan. WE NEED TO BRING IT as well! Winning this seat would be a remarkable achievement for all progressive citizens of our nation. Jon Ossof has the endorsement of John Lewis of Georgia, famed 1960s civil right activist, and will be a wonderful addition to the national conversation as well as for the citizens of Georgia.

Please bring a cell phone, and tablet or laptop: this is a virtual phone bank and everything you need to make calls will be on the screen.

The dates for the phone banks are:
6/3: 11 am – 3 pm;
6/4: 11 am – 3 pm;
6/10: 11 am – 3 pm;
6/11: 11 am – 3 pm;
6/17: 11 am – 3 pm;
6/18: 11 am – 3 pm;
6/20: 7 am – 9 am & 11 am – 1 pm (Election Day!!!)

Place: 1040 Main Street, Suite 302

Please call / text / e-mail Sheila Barry, (707) 337-2716 or sheila@cohowines.com to sign up for a shift.

Read about Jon here: electjon.com Jon is running against Republican, Karen Handel.



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Rally to Win SB 562 – Medicare for All

There are less than ten days left for the California State Senate to bring SB 562 to the floor for a vote. Also known as the Healthy California Act, this Medicare for All bill would guarantee health care to all Californians, regardless of their income.

We are rallying on the steps of the Capitol building in Sacramento this Friday, the first day of the California Democratic Convention, to tell the State Senate to vote “Yes!” on SB 562. Joining with Healthy California and the California Nurses Association, we’re making it crystal clear that we expect Democrats to support Medicare for All. It’s a moral imperative for which we are all responsible. Join us at the Rally to Win SB 562.

Rally to Win SB 562
Capitol West Steps
1315 10th St, Sacramento, CA 95814
Friday, May 19, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM PDT

RSVP TO ATTEND »

Medicare for All is within reach in California. If you can’t attend the rally, please call your State Senator and tell them to pass SB 562 before the end of their session next Friday, May 26.

Folks without health insurance want to see their elected officials be proactive, not reactive. They cannot afford for us to wait around for the GOP to strip away health care first, and then react only once the problem has gotten worse. Building power is about making the change, not reacting to it. That’s how we win.

We need to pass Medicare for All in California, and we have a good chance of accomplishing it before next Friday. But insurance lobbyists and corporate Democrats are trying to defeat this bill — we can’t allow that to happen.

Call your state senator today and tell them to bring SB 562 to a vote and pass it this session. We’re not going to wait for the problem to get worse when we can do something to fix it now.

We have to rely on one another to make real change possible. People are counting on us to make the difference here — let’s win SB 562 for all of us.

In solidarity,

Nina Turner
Board Member
Our Revolution



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Health Care for All – Napa Chapter

Working toward starting a Napa chapter of Health Care for All.

The goal is single payer health care, which means eliminating the 25 or so percent of our health care dollar that goes to private insurance companies, not to our medical care. Now we’re working on SB562, The Healthy California Act, which goes to appropriations in the next two weeks and then to the Senate for a vote.

If you’re interested, we look forward to hearing from you. And thanks!

Email:  info@naparesist.com



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