|Weekly Action Alert from Indivisible AVL TAKE ACTION #1 – KEEP FIGHTING THE WALL!The latest is that after trading offers and counteroffers for several days, negotiations in Congress have essentially stalled. But given the immense pressure negotiators are under to avert a shutdown, it is still expected that the conference committee will reach a deal before Friday the 15th – or perhaps agree to another stopgap spending bill. It’s hard to say what might be included in a final deal. Indivisible National recommends that you call your Members of Congress (MoC’s) and tell them No Beds, No Boots, No Wall!|
Call Sen. Thom Tillis – (202) 224-6342
Call Sen. Richard Burr – (202) 224-3154
Call Representative Mark Meadows (District 11) – (202) 225-6401
Call Representative Patrick McHenry (District 10) – (202) 225-2576TAKE ACTION #2 – CALL SENATOR THOM TILLIS: NO DRILLING ANYWHERE!U.S. Senator Thom Tillis is one of the lone NC Legislators who won’t stand in defense of the coast. He has aligned himself with Trump and his oil industry cronies in expanding offshore oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico, the Arctic, and the Pacific coast, while allowing for leasing along the Atlantic seaboard for the first time. With climate chaos already wreaking havoc on our shoreline, and wildlife and fish die-off still present from past spills, enough is enough!
Call Senator Tillis today and tell him no more oil drilling anywhere!
Call Sen. Thom Tillis – (202) 224-6342NORTH BUNCOMBE DEMS MET
All Democratic Party precincts in Buncombe County met on Saturday, February 9th, to elect officers for the next two years and to enact resolutions. Those resolutions will be passed to the county Democratic Party; the ones adopted there will go to the state level; the resolutions approved at the state level will go to the national organization for consideration. Members of Indivisible Asheville / WNC and Stronger Together WNC North who have been active in their precincts gave brief presentations about the priorities and actions of their respective groups to the North Buncombe Cluster of precincts, who met at the Big Ivy Community Center in Barnardsville. A GOOD READ“Enlightenment Now” by Steven Pinker. Pinker presents persuasive data demonstrating that by many objective measures human flourishing is increasing world-wide.
MARK YOUR CALENDAR!February 11. Forum on Medicaid Expansion in NC, presented jointly by Pisgah Legal Services and Indivisible AVL, at the monthly meeting of Progressive Democrats of Buncombe County.February 12 @ 6:30 PM. Monthly meeting Asheville Buncombe NAACP (every second Tuesday of the month) in the Sanctuary of Hill Street Baptist Church, 135 Hill Street. For more info contact 4ward2getherCall2Action@gmail.com.February 12 @ 6:00 PM. Medicare For All Barnstorm. Buncombe Co. Democratic HQ, 951 Old Fairview Road, Asheville. For more info contact firstname.lastname@example.org or (828) 505-8718.February 18 @ 6:00 – 7:30 PM. Democracy NC Asheville Coalition Meeting. Come take a tour of the new Democracy NC office and review what we know about the new [voter] ID law (SB824). We will also reveal the positive policy changes Democracy NC will be pushing for this year, including rights restoration for folks with a felony conviction, and prison gerrymandering. United Way, 50 S. French Broad, Asheville, NC 28801.February 18 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm. Indivisible Black Mountain Special Program: Police Militarization & the 1033 Program. Lakeview Center, Lake Tomahawk, 401 Laurel Cir Dr., Black Mountain, NC 28711.February 22 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm. The Power to Heal: Film Screening. YMI Cultural Center, 39 S. Market St., Asheville, North Carolina 28801. A film, narrated by Danny Glover, which documents how the passage of Medicare in 1965 influenced the desegregation of hospitals in the South.
Followed by a discussion on healthcare reform and a path towards a more equitable system. Sponsored by Healthcare for All – WNC. February 26 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm. Indivisible AVL February General Meeting. Indivisible AVL monthly meetings are held on the 4th Thursday of the month, from 6:00 to 7:00 pm. Gather at 5:30 to catch up on current actions, write your MOCs, and visit with activist friends. Meeting from 6:00 to 7:00 includes actions updates, news, and more in-depth information on a particular issue. This month we focus on Medicaid Expansion and will be writing our reps in Raleigh to support “clean Medicaid expansion,” with no work requirements or co-pays. Taco Tuesday specials at Mountain Madre include specially priced food and drinks. Mountain Madre, 13 Walnut St., Asheville, NC 28801.February 27 @ 8:30 am – 4:00 pm. Medicaid Expansion Advocacy Day. North Carolinians from the mountains to the sea will join together in Raleigh to tell our lawmakers that we want to close the health insurance coverage gap by expanding Medicaid during this legislative session. Carpools are getting organized from the Asheville area. Register for the event here.March 3 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm. Big Pharma: Market Failure – Film Screening. Explores the problem of extreme drug prices in the US. Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Hendersonville, 2021 Kanuga Road, Hendersonville, North Carolina 28739. Do you have upcoming actions or events we should share with our members? Please email email@example.com and let us know.
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