DREAMers: We Continue To Fight With You

Today, Ezra Levin, Co-Executive Director of the Indivisible Project, issued the following statement on the Senate’s vote on a continuing resolution:

This deal was morally reprehensible and political malpractice.

 

It’s Senator Schumer’s job to keep his caucus together and fight for progressive values. He failed in that today.

 

Republicans have consistently negotiated in bad faith, demonstrating that they have no interest in actually protecting Dreamers. And for months, Democratic leadership has reassured Dreamers that Democrats would use all their leverage to get the Dream Act done. They caved in early September, but promised to use their leverage in early December. They caved in early December, but promised to use their leverage by the end of the year. They caved at the end of the year, but they promised to use their leverage in January. And now they caved again, but promised to use their leverage in February. Democrats clearly want to keep Dreamers as a talking point, but they need to grow a spine and actually fight for the Dream Act.

 

There are exceptions. Indivisible is extremely proud of those senators that followed through on that commitment today, including Democratic Senators running for reelection. These are profiles in courage – true leaders who deserve the support of Indivisibles in their states and across the country.

 

The big blue wave that Schumer hopes will make him Senate Majority Leader in 2019 will not build itself. This weekend, millions of Americans literally took to the streets. They weren’t asking their Senators to cave to Trump’s racist, xenophobic agenda. They were asking their Senators to fight. Instead, Schumer led his caucus to surrender, demoralizing his base and ensuring more Dreamers will be deported before this is resolved.

 

Our message to Dreamers and their families: Indivisible is fighting with you. We’ve been honored to fight beside you and follow the lead of brave activists who have put their bodies on the line. Indivisible groups in every state are committed to fighting until everyone is here to stay.

Note that California Senators Dianne Feinstein and Kamala Harris stood firm for the DREAMers and voted NO.  Call and thank them!

SB562 – Stories From The Frontlines

Stories from the Frontlines – local community members are invited to make videos that support SB562 and tell their stories. Please consider submitting a video. It’s easy. Click here to see all videos and read and our video making and submission guidelines.

SB562, the Healthy California Act, is a plan for single payer, affordable, comprehensive healthcare for all Californians.  Find out more on our Health Care Issues page, and plan to attend our SB562 Community Forum on June 26 in Yucca Valley.  Share the Facebook Event and invite your friends.

Curious about single-payer healthcare? Come learn about SB 562!

Indivisible Morongo Basin members have been gathering petition signatures for SB 562, the Healthy California Act, and will be sponsoring a community forum to answer your questions on June 26 in Yucca Valley.  You are invited!

What is SB 562, the Healthy California Act, and why do we need it? 

SB 562 is a plan for single payer, affordable, comprehensive healthcare for all Californians. The bill is moving rapidly through the California State Legislature.

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) made history by expanding health insurance to millions of Californians for the first time. However, it left insurance companies in charge of our healthcare system. Also, even with the ACA, 3,000,000 California residents are still uninsured.

With the federal government again doing healthcare reform, moving more responsibility for healthcare to the states, it’s imperative that California establish a better, truly universal system, which finally gets costs under control. The Golden State can set the standard for the country by implementing a just and equitable healthcare system — Healthy California!

Come learn more at our community forum!  Indivisible Morongo Basin is hosting a community forum on SB 562, to be held on June 26 from 6 to 7:30 pm.  Keynote speakers are Ellen O’Rourke and Jimmi Kuehn-Boldt from Courageous Resistance Palm Springs, along with local community members who will tell their stories. There will also be time scheduled for questions and answers.  in the Yucca Room at the Yucca Valley Community Center, 57090 Twentynine Palms Hwy.  Free and open to the public.

 

 

You can help by getting the word out:  Share the event on Facebook and invite your friends.  Share the graphic on the web or print the flyer.  You can learn more about SB 562 on our new Healthcare Issues page.

IMB members have also been gathering petition signatures and traveled to Sacramento on May 19 for Healthy California Lobby Day.  They visited our representatives and turned in the petitions in support of SB 562.  THANK YOU to those who went and those who are collecting signatures!

 

Delivering petitions at Assemblyman Chad Mayes’ office, May 19, 2017.

Remember:  Healthcare is a right, not a privilege!