Indivisible has announced three critical priorities for the Senate during these final weeks and needs your help. Please call Senator Merkley's office (202-224-3753) and Senator Wyden's office (202-223-5244) and ask them to stay in session until the following priorities are passed in these final weeks of a Democratic trifecta:
PASS S4573, The Electoral Count Act, to strengthen the presidential certification procedures and prevent future presidents from trying to overturn an election, as we witnessed Donald Trump try to do.
PASS S4556, The Respect for Marriage Act, to guarantee protections for millions of marriages so that Americans are free to marry the person they love, regardless of sexual orientation or race, without fear of discrimination or fear that their marriages will be invalidated.
Lift the debt ceiling through reconciliation, to prevent the GOP from holding our government hostage in order to get their legislative agenda passed. Key Republicans in Congress are threatening to block raising the debt ceiling. If they succeed, the American and global economies would implode.
A Republican takeover of the House in January means Democrats must use every bit of their Congressional control they have now to deliver as much of the Democratic agenda as possible, before the end of this Congress! That means they have from now until January 3rd, 2023 (Swearing-In Day) to deliver on a long list of priorities.
Activists enjoyed atmosphere and good company at INCO's Under 40's Thanksgiving postcarding party for Senator Warnock, hosted by Beeb Ashcroft via Zoom.
* * * * * * * * * * LAST CHANCE TO POSTCARD FOR SENATOR WARNOCK You and over 15,287 other volunteers have written and mailed 749,516 fun, friendly election reminders to Georgia Dems in just 16 days! Electing Senator Warnock means 51 Democratic Senators will make the difference for passing legislation you care about.
Ways you can help: 1. Postcards To Voters (PTV) at postcardstovoters.org The PTV postcard campaign for Warnock will keep assigning addresses through Tuesday, November 29.Check out the website and it will lead you through the steps to get started. You’ll need to provide your own postcards and postage. (Tony The Democrat, who started PTV, is based in Georgia, so understandably they are all in for the Warnock race.) If you need stamps or index cards/postcards, contact Laurie at email@example.com.
2. Vote Forward (VF) at VoteFwd.org Sign up for the Warnock runoff letter campaign here. If you're writing for the runoff, mail your letters by Tuesday, November 29.For this letter writing, you print out the letters, personalize them and then mail them. If you need stamps or envelopes, contact Laurie at firstname.lastname@example.org.
3. Indivisible Sign up here for volunteering through Indivisible national.
Check out this overview of "a sea change moment in American history" regarding representation, women in politics, new and younger Democratic leadership in Congress. -- Heather Cox Richardson, Substack newsletter, November 25, 2022
"Prior generations sustained the promise of America through periods of darkness and turmoil, asking only that we safeguard that promise for future generations. We can do that; indeed, we are doing it with every small act of democracy and kindness that we allow to course through our lives." -- Robert Hubbell, Substack newsletter, November 23, 2022
POLITICS AND PROSE: THE SUPREME COURT
The behind-the-scenes deal-making and dark money shaping today's Supreme Court are featured in a recent conversationwith Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, author of THE SCHEME, and New Yorker writer Jane Mayer. Both have a passion for democracy and truth. The event was at the legendary Washington DC bookstore, Politics and Prose. The store features author readings and interviews that are posted on YouTube.