Monday, August 2, 2021

8-2-2021 Newsletter


Ezra Levin, Indivisible's co-founder and a savvy, dynamic national progressive leader
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Please contact Senators Merkley and Wyden, even if you've called before. Thank them for their support of S.1 and urge them to continue to push for its passage. Your calls matter!

Take part in Democracy Can't Wait: National Day of Action on Tuesday, August 10 at 7 pm. Details in the article below.

The Senate needs to pass S.1, the For the People Act, soon to allow time for its provisions to go into effect before the 2022 midterms.  Pro-democracy groups around the country, including Indivisible, are keeping up the pressure.
-- From his testimony to the House Select Committee investigating the January 6 insurrection, July 27, 2021.


Send postcards or letters of thanks to the four officers who testified at the first hearing of the January 6th Select Committee. The officers have been vilified for their honesty and service to America, so they deserve our support. Moreover, taking the time to write a note of thanks will serve as a moment of contemplation about the sacrifice others have made to protect our liberty. As Robert Hubbell says, "Gratitude is the secret to happiness. Let’s show gratitude to four brave officers who held the line for democracy on January 6th. It will be a blessing for them and for you."

• For Harry Dunn and Aquilino Gonnell:
United States Capitol Police
119 D St NE
Washington, DC 20510

• For Michael Fanone and Daniel Hodges:
Metropolitan Police Department of the District of Columbia
300 Indiana Ave NW.
Washington, DC 20001

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"Democracies are not defined by our bad days. We're defined by how we come back from bad days and how we take accountability for that."
-- Rep. Adam Kinzinger, member, US House Select Committee investigating January 6 insurrection, July 27, 2021

"Constitutional democracy is never won. It's earned. Daily."
-- Robert Henry Eller, New York Times, July 27, 2021

“But a failed coup is practice for a successful coup."
--Timothy Snyder, author and historian, 
quoted in the Washington Post, 7-15-21 
Democracy Can’t Wait: National Day of Action
Tuesday, August 10 at 7 pm
Join COIN LIVE on Facebook as we rally in support of democracy on August 10, 2021 at 7 p.m. PDT! We will connect with our member groups’ rallies happening around the state or show videos and photos and get recaps of rallies that took place earlier! 

The Democracy Can’t Wait rallies to take place across the country on August 10 will call on the Senate to protect voting rights and help ensure fair redistricting by passing the For The People Act and Voting Rights Act. We have been calling and writing our Senators in support of this critical legislation. It is time to join with Indivisibles across the country in a National Day of Action so that our message is unmistakeable: The Senate must protect voting rights. 
Order order free posters and a banner here. COIN will record videos during the event of members with posters and messages in support of democracy!

Facebook Live:
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INCO Weekly Newsletter  August 2, 2021