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The Art of Caucusing: Trainings for a stronger democracy

Art of Caucusing

Morris Training on January 30; Morris Senior Center

Online Training on January 31

Event check-in starts at 6:00 pm. The training runs from 6:30 – 8:30 pm. Details below.

How do we make a future that works for all of us? How do we support a non-partisan people’s agenda—a platform for us which recognizes and advances the needs and desires of all people to thrive in a healthy and just world?

Building a world that justly serves people requires that we all step up and participate, starting with political participation. Real change starts at the grassroots. Precinct caucuses are a grassroots, ground level way for you and me to get involved and be heard, even if we have never participated before. This is the first level of the political party structure. The main functions are to meet and support candidates, present and vote on party resolutions, and elect delegates to the party conventions. Precinct caucuses happen in every county and take place on Tuesday, February 6, 2018. Getting involved in shaping a better world is more than voting. CURE wants you to be ready.

In January and early February 2018, CURE’s Rural Democracy is presenting The Art of Caucusing training throughout west central and southwestern Minnesota. This training will teach you what caucuses are, how to participate, and how to write, present, and advance resolutions. The democratic process does not stop after the caucus; you will also learn about what happens at your County, Senate District Convention, Congressional District, and State Conventions, and how you can be a delegate who further advances a people’s agenda.

At your caucus and conventions that follow, we want you to talk to your neighbors about what you value and to make new connections. More likely than not, you and your neighbors share similar feelings about supporting progressive policies that create thriving communities, vibrant ecosystems, fair and affordable healthcare and education, and healthy families.

You have the power to shape the issues and political environment. You can elevate a vision for rural Minnesota. You can move candidates to talk about a better agenda for all people in rural Minnesota and—have them commit to working on those issues. You can shape the campaigns and hold candidates accountable.
It all starts with getting involved and empowering yourself.

This training is in conjunction with Our Minnesota Future.

To register CLICK HERE http://www.cureriver.org/the-art-of-caucusing/or contact CURE’s Rural Democracy project at peg@cureriver.org or 320-269-2984. Event check in starts at 6:00 pm. The training runs from 6:30 – 8:30 pm.

Defend Dreamers

dreamers*CALL TO ACTION* Our best chance to fight for the safety and protection of Dreamers has been through withholding votes on “continuing resolutions” (CRs), short-term government funding extensions (check out our explainer here). To pass a CR and keep the government open, Republicans need 60 votes (including 9 Democrats!). Initially, just a few Democrats stepped up to be Dream Heroes but, by the end of December, more than 30 Democrats in the Senate and all Democratic members in the House voted against the last CR because it didn’t include protections for Dreamers.

Congress must pass another CR by Friday, January 19, to keep the government open. That means Democrats have another opportunity to ensure the safety and protection of Dreamers by passing the Dream Act as part of any spending bill.

Here’s what you can do right now. Call to thank Senator Amy Klobuchar and Congressman Collin Peterson for their past support of Dreamers and ask them to again vote no to any CR that does not include protection for Dreamers. Call to ask our new Senator Tina Smith to be a Dream Hero. Call scripts are here. 

Amy Klobuchar (202) 224-3244

Tina Smith (202) 224-5641

Collin Peterson (202) 225-2165

Women’s March, Morris

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Join us for the Second Annual Women’s March, Morris. Celebrate, along with thousands of others across the country, the one year anniversary of the Women’s March on Washington and a hard fought year of resistance. Reignite your passion and help us harness the power of women, the power of the vote, to create change in 2018 and beyond.

The March begins at 1:00 pm on Sunday, January 21, 2018; Morris Senior Center, 603 Oregon Ave, Morris, MN.

After the march, stick around for light refreshments and join the discussions around effective caucusing, voter registration and winning big in November.

Indivisible Morris Member Meeting

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Thursday, January 18, 2018 at 7:00 pm at the Morris Public Library

It’s the beginning of a new year- the time to celebrate past achievements and look ahead to all that we want to accomplish in the coming months. The 2018 elections loom large already. Please join us as we discuss priorities and develop strategies for ensuring that progressives win in November. We need to stand strong in our continued resistance against hate and injustice and environmental havoc. We need YOU! Let’s make it a happy new year!

Holiday Call to Action

TODAY’S ACTION: Relax, unwind, nap, go for a walk

For the last week of the year we’ll be focusing on self care. No actions are planned unless something urgent comes up (i.e., Mueller is fired).

The plan for if/when Mueller is fired is this:

Indivisible Morris Rapid Response Event

This is an event planned as a rapid-response protest in the event that Donald Trump fires Special Counsel Robert Mueller. Please note that the listed date is a placeholder and will be updated to be within 24 hours of the firing, should it occur.

Location: Morris Public Library Mall, Morris.

Date/Time:

Rallies will begin hours after news breaks of a Mueller firing:

  • If Mueller is fired BEFORE 2 P.M. local time —>  events will begin @ 5 P.M. local time
  • If Mueller is fired AFTER 2 P.M. local time — events will begin @ noon local time the following day

Save the date: Second Annual WOMEN”S MARCH in Morris, Sunday, January 21, 2018

Enjoy a safe and peaceful holiday.

Some helpful links:

http://www.apa.org/helpcenter/stress-political-change.aspx

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/29/well/how-to-follow-the-news-in-a-political-age-of-anxiety.html

https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/do-the-right-thing/201706/5-ways-cope-better-political-stress-now

https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/friendship-20/201702/8-tips-tackling-political-stress-now

Self-care during tumultuous politics

Thank you from the Indivisible Morris team!

Stop the Senate #TrumpTaxScam

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The political weather is as dreary as the weather outside, and it’s tempting to feel down-hearted, but we mustn’t be discouraged. Here are 2 things you can do right now to stop the #TrumpTaxScam, actions that will help brighten the world considerably.

1) Call Senators Klobuchar and Franken, using the Democratic call scripts which urges them to commit to withholding consent on votes in the Senate so that we have time to mobilize against this bill.

2) Stop the #TrumpTaxScam with our proven call tool

Indivisible has brought back a super effective peer-to-peer calling tool from the TrumpCare fight so those from red states, blue states, and purple states alike can take action to stop this bill by reaching out to progressive constituents in our three target states: Alaska, Arizona, and West Virginia. The calling tool will connect you to a constituent in a target state and give you a script to emphasize the devastating impact of this bill. Then, you’ll ask them to call their Senator on the spot.

It’s super easy. We used it against TrumpCare and we won. We can win this time, too, with your help. The only way we can stop tax cuts for millionaires and billionaires at the expense of the most vulnerable Americans (immigrants, students, the elderly, the poor) is if we make a lot of noise.

This tool will help make the wave of constituent pressure we need to stop this bill once and for all. Get started now.

Thank you from the Indivisible Morris team!

#TrumpTaxScam Action

We still have work to do!

Congress will take a key #TrumpTaxScam vote this week. The House could vote on Wednesday or Thursday and the Senate begins markup of their bill today. The last we heard Representative Collin Peterson hadn’t decided how to vote on the issue. He’s waiting for input from his constituents. Don’t let the number of callers who are in favor outnumber the callers who are opposed.
 
Let’s light up those phone lines! Read our Democratic call scripts and start making calls to Representative Collin Peterson. You can call multiple offices. Feel free to leave voice messages if they are unavailable.

Washington DC Office
Phone: (202) 225-2165

Detroit Lakes District Office
Phone: (218) 847-5056

Marshall District Office
Phone: (507) 537-2299

Redwood Falls District Office
Phone: (507) 637-2270

Willmar District Office
Phone: (320) 235-1061

Thank you for taking action,
Your Indivisible Morris Team