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Your Trump Impeachment Top 5 Weekly To-do List

Your Top 5 Weekly To-do List From Indivisible

Trump Impeachment Weeky Activist To Do List From Indivisible

The House is on recess (now through Nov 11), and that means we need you to step up and plan an event at a district office or RSVP to a town hall right now. No member of Congress should be able to escape the drumbeat of impeachment from their constituents right now.

Super important caveat – the committees investigating Trump, including the House Intelligence Committee, will not be returning home for recess. This is great news! It means our pressure is creating a growing sense of urgency among House Democrats to hold this administration accountable for its crimes. This likely means that we can expect the start of public hearings very soon.

And now for the most important number of the week, your 5 weekly to-dos to help impeach Donald Trump:

Your 5 weekly to-dos

  1. Demand your member of Congress #impeachnow this recess. The House is on recess from now through Veterans Day (November 2 – November 11). At this stage in the impeachment fight, it’s important to show up to town halls, plan a district office visit, or get members on the record at public events (think: parades). For Democrats, show up to tell them that you’ve got their backs. For Republicans, ask them #OneSimpleQuestion: do you think it’s OK for a president to ask a foreign power to interfere in our elections? Get their responses on video. Find or register your event now and coalition partners will help you recruit.
  2. Sign up to make some calls connecting voters to senators to demand a complete and fair impeachment trial. We’ve identified 13 senators who really need to hear from their constituents (folks who are vulnerable because they’re up for reelection next year and folks who are retiring and worrying a lot about their legacies). Now we’re asking you to call voters in those states and ask them to turn up the pressure on their elected officials. It’s a simple four-part process:
    • You call a progressive voter in a key state with one of these 13 Republicans. These folks are your friends—they attended the Women’s March and/or fight for progressive causes.
    • You explain how they have power now. You’ll remind them why the continued fight for impeachment is so important—and why they have particular power in this moment.
    • You ask them to use their power. Then, you’ll ask them to call their senator and make their voices heard on why we’re demanding courage in this moment.
    • You push a button and connect them to their senator’s office. The call tool will allow you to automatically patch them through to the senator’s DC office.
  3. Register or find a Trump is Not Above the Law Impeachment Eve event now. The night before the House of Representatives takes a historic vote to impeach Trump, we’ll head to every congressional office and public square to declare that Nobody Is Above the Law as representatives finalize their positions and senators look on. There are more than 160 events on the map as of now with more being added every day. 
  4. Order your Indivisible book today. As a reminder, 100% of the proceeds from We Are Indivisible: A Blueprint for Democracy After Trump are going to Indivisible’s Save Democracy Fund, which supports projects related to democracy reform and our vision for what happens after we take back the Senate and the White House in 2021.
  5. Register for the National Activist Call on Nov 7 at 8 PM ET. We’re going to cover the latest updates on the impeachment inquiry in the House, and recap the Defund Hate week of action from September — so make sure to tune in!

 Other Hill Happenings 

The House is currently out on recess, which means it’s a great time for you to make your voice heard in your home district! Here’s all the information you need to tell your members of Congress what you expect of them when they return to Washington:


 Election Update 

Tomorrow is Election Day in states around the country! We know, we know — we’ve all got our eyes on the prize of 2020. But there are some crucial races happening in 2019 too:

  • In Virginia, voters have the opportunity to flip both the Virginia House and Senate — potentially making the Commonwealth a Democratic trifecta ahead of 2020 redistricting.
  • In Kentucky, we’ve got our eyes on the effort to get Andy Beshear elected and protect Medicaid expansion in the Commonwealth.
  • And in Mississippi, Indivisibles have been knocking doors to turn out voters in key races up and down the ballot. 

If you live in a state with 2019 elections, don’t forget to vote tomorrow! Call 866-OUR-VOTE to verify your registration, check poll hours, confirm your polling site, or report any issues on election day.


 We Are Indivisible: A Blueprint for Democracy After Trump 

Every week we’ve shared excerpts from the book with our movement — and finally — the time has come. The book comes out tomorrow! We ended last week’s preview talking about the sad state of our democracy — about how it’s buckling and it’s rigged. 

Part 1: Democracy buckling. American democracy just wasn’t built for what we’re dealing with now—and it’s coming apart at the seams. The Founders didn’t foresee two political parties like we have now, and for most of our history we didn’t have them. Since the 1960s, the parties have grown ideologically distinct; they’ve polarized. That polarization, overlaid on top of our outdated democratic institutions, is a recipe for gridlock and dysfunction—and it’s only going to get worse. Our democracy is buckling.

Part 2: Democracy rigged. Our democracy isn’t just falling apart on its own; it’s being intentionally rigged. An unholy alliance between wealthy plutocrats, practitioners of white identity politics, and religious ideologues has produced a reactionary conservative party—and they’re systematically rigging the rules to keep themselves in power. They know that a truly representative democracy will reject their unpopular social and economic agenda. So they’re doing their best to prevent that from happening. Our democracy is being rigged.

If we’re ever going to fix the system and save our democracy, we need to understand how it came to be so broken and rigged in the first place. The following pages describe what we’re up against.

To Be Continued… when you buy the book! 

If you didn’t get the chance to order your book, you can still contribute to our goal of making the New York Times’s Best Seller List by ordering now! It’s critical to sell as many books as we can this week to make the list, and ultimately, to help us get the book in as many hands as possible.

Luckily, we’re still running our Indivisible Book Contest! Y’all can win an exclusive swag bag and a 30-minute conversation with Leah or Ezra — all you have to do is order, take a photo of the receipt, and tag us on Twitter or Instagram with #IndivisiBookClub.

PS — Click here to see the full rules of the contest. And don’t forget to block out any personally identifiable information from the receipt!


 Support the Movement 

Our big strategy on impeachment boils down to this: we need to build an unprecedented amount of pressure on Congress, because we know it’s the only way to get them to do their jobs and hold Trump accountable for his crimes. 

That’s why we’ve got a multi-pronged strategy to build the grassroots power we need to get it done. A massive ad campaign, regularly updated guides and resources, on-the-ground organizing and nationwide rapid-response efforts, Impeachment Daily and all our news roundups — we’re doing all this work and more to make sure our members of Congress take their jobs seriously and hold Trump accountable.

But building all those resources takes a ton of work from organizers, policy experts, and creative team members. We want our work to represent you, the people, which means we need our funding to come from the people too. Can you pitch in $10 to keep our impeachment strategy and all our work moving?


 IndivisiWin of the Week

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Indivisibles from across New York came together for Empire State Indivisible’s 2020 kick-off meeting! 2020 is going to be one of the most consequential elections in our lifetime and Indivisibles don’t plan on sitting on the sidelines for it!

This week is gonna be busy, James. But in the best possible way. So find a town hall, get ready to set up your IndivisibleBookClub, and keep your eyes peeled for impeachment updates as House Democrats continue investigating Trump during this recess. 

In solidarity,
Indivisible Team

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