The Last Weekend with TWW San Jose

TTD this weekend: Movie nite, GOTV, Marriott Strike, Flores rule

Together We Will – San José is an intersectional, feminist, inclusive, anti-racist community dedicated to progressive activism.


Hello from TWW-SJ! In this issue:

  • Join us Sunday afternoon to see The Hate U Give Nov 4, 4:15 pm showing, Great Mall
  • It’s the Last Weekend to GOTV
  • Support striking workers at the SJ Marriott
  • Indefinite detention of immigrant children is not OK! **Comments due Nov 6**

Read on for details!


👉 TWW-SJ Monthly Gathering: The Hate U Give

Movie night! Join us at the Century 20 Great Mall in Milpitas, 4:15 showing, Sun Nov 4

Reserved seating – PM Felicia or Miriam or email feliciagershberg@yahoo.com to coordinate.
If there’s interest, we’ll go out after for food & discussion.
The Hate U Give is highly recommended and “examines with unflinching honesty the story of racial divides in present-day America.”


👉 GOTV: The Last Weekend

We’re in the home stretch of get-out-the-vote efforts for the all-important midterm elections on Tues, Nov 6. Looking for ways to help GOTV? Check out the many opportunities to do phone banking locally and canvassing in swing districts on our public calendar at http://twwsanjose.org/events/

Prefer to help from home? Many TWW-SJ members are text banking with Resistance Labs – go to their website https://resistancelabs.com/ for online training and to sign up to text.


👉 Marriott Strike, Day 30

Workers have been walking the picket line 24/7 for a month at the Marriott in downtown SJ. All they want is a contract that gives them fair wages and safe, reasonable working conditions. Here are some ways you can support them:

  • Donate to the Strike Fund organized by the South Bay Labor Council
  • Walk with them for an hour or two – you’re welcome any time! Just say hello, grab a sign, and join the line. Bringing food is great, too! Address: 301 S Market St, SJ
  • Special Event: Rally and March, Wed Nov 7, 4-6 pm, see Facebook event for details
  • Boycott striking hotels nationwide – see the boycott list here and spread the word!

👉 Let the children go!

URGENT: Comments due TUES, NOV 6, on the Trump administration’s proposed changes to the Flores Rule. These changes would allow indefinite imprisonment of immigrant children. Submit your comment directly on the Federal Register website.

In 1997, a federal court decided in Flores v. Reno that the government couldn’t detain an immigrant child beyond a reasonable amount of time, defined in 2014 as 20 days. To work around this legal obligation, the Trump administration is considering detaining asylum-seeking families together for 20 days, and then forcing the parents into a “binary choice” – either stay in family detention with their children for an undetermined amount of time, or allow the children to be taken into government custody in the hopes a relatives can seek guardianship. Asking parents to make such a choice is not only immoral, but also potentially illegal under current law.
More info here: https://www.fwd.us/action/stop-family-detention-comment/


We’re glad you’re with us!
Are you a member of our Facebook Group? That’s the best place to find current actions, local events, news, and discussions of trending issues, but there are other ways to stay in the loop – this email newsletter for highlights, our online event calendar for local events that have been shared with the group, and our monthly meetings, usually at the San Jose Peace & Justice Center – mark your calendar for the FIRST SUNDAY of every month!
–Miriam Martín & Felicia Gershberg, lead organizers, TWWSJ

Together We Will – San José is an anti-racist, inclusive community – an online and in-person home for feminist activists. TWW-SJ members show up for and amplify the voices of people of color, immigrants, workers, and others working for social justice at the local, state, and national levels.

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By | 2018-11-02T15:55:44+00:00 November 2nd, 2018|Newsletter Archive|0 Comments

TWW San Jose Calls to Action #C2A

C2As from TWW-SJ: Contact Gov Brown & Divest CalSTRS

Together We Will – San José is an intersectional, feminist, inclusive, anti-racist community dedicated to progressive activism.


TWO Calls to Action this week:

  • Spread the word to California educators about getting CalSTRS to divest from companies that profit from incarcerating immigrants – URGENT! Meeting is 9/20!
  • Contact Governor Jerry Brown about signing 5 bills that support immigrant and marginalized communities

Read on for details!


👉 URGENT: CalSTRS Update – if you’re covered by CalSTRS, see actions below. If not, please share with all your CA teacher/educator friends!

California State Teacher’s Retirement System (CalSTRS) has promised an update to its investigation about divesting from for-profit prison companies CoreCivic and GeoGroup at its next Investment Committee Meeting on September 20th. They’ve refused to include supplying corporation General Dynamics in this investigation.
Teachers please:
a) CALL or EMAIL CalSTRS at Phone: 800-228-5453 or 916-414-1099 or ExternalAffairs@calstrs.com Let them know how long you’ve been teaching and how you feel about your pension being invested in corporations that make millions off of the incarceration of migrant families and youth of color. Ask them to divest from CoreCivic, GeoGroup, AND General Dynamics.
b) SIGN the petition by Educators for Migrant Justice (even if you previously signed the TWWSJ petition – this is a different one).
c) ATTEND the CalSTRS meeting, 100 Waterfront Pl, West Sacramento, CA 95605. Bring a sign and a short speech if you like, wear Red for Ed, or just lend your support in person. More info on the Facebook event. Agenda posted here (scroll down for Sept 20).
d) FORWARD this email to your friends & coworkers and to your union, post on NextDoor, tweet, share this public TWWSJ Facebook post – SPREAD THE WORD that teachers don’t want their pensions supporting for-profit prisons!

👉 There are many bills on Gov. Jerry Brown’s desk right now, awaiting his signature. Our partners from SEIU-USWW, San Jo Brown Berets, and South Bay Coalition to End Human Trafficking have alerted us to these 5 important ones – please CALL (916) 445-2841, EMAIL leg.unit@gov.ca.gov AND/OR use Resistbot or other method of contact to urge the Governor to sign these bills.

a) Help stop rape on the night shift! Support the 100 brave women janitors who walked 100 miles from SF to SAC – urge Gov. Brown to sign AB-2079 Janitorial workers: sexual violence and harassment prevention training.
b) Support Ethnic Studies in California – Representation matters! AB-2772 allows for high schools in California to apply for grants to incorporate ethnic studies as a curriculum. SB-895 will require the Department of Education to make a Vietnamese American studies curriculum that will be accessible for district adoption. Studies have shown that when students feel represented in their classroom, it increases class engagement, attendance, and performance in other academic areas. Tell the Governor to sign these bills!
c) Stop human trafficking! AB-2034 will require transit employees in bus, train, or light-rail operations to undergo human trafficking awareness training by January 2021. Please email Gov Brown at leg.unit@gov.ca.gov AND cc: Ryan.Guillen@asm.ca.gov
d) Decriminalize street vending across the state! SB-946 is a way to empower and provide healthy food to immigrant and low income communities. Please email the Gov at leg.unit@gov.ca.gov AND cc: Daisy.Luna@sen.ca.gov, dsmith@publiccounsel.org, kmckeon@publiccounsel.org

We’re glad you’re with us!

Are you a member of our Facebook Group? That’s the best place to find current actions, local events, news, and discussions of trending issues, but there are other ways to stay in the loop – this email newsletter for highlights, our online event calendar for local events that have been shared with the group, and our monthly meetings – mark your calendar for the FIRST SUNDAY of every month! Coming Oct 7 and Nov 4: Voter Information parties to prep for the Nov 6 election.
We are always looking for members to get involved in the leadership of this group, so if you want to help out and like working with a great group of organizers, let us know! Reply to this email or PM us on Messenger, and we’ll get right back to you.  
–Miriam Martín & Felicia Gershberg, lead organizers, TWWSJ

About Together We Will San Jose
Together We Will – San José is an anti-racist, inclusive community – an online and in-person home for feminist activists. TWW-SJ members show up for and amplify the voices of people of color, immigrants, workers, and others working for social justice at the local, state, and national levels.

Visit our Website | Follow on Facebook | Follow on Twitter

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By | 2018-09-16T12:53:48+00:00 September 16th, 2018|Newsletter Archive|0 Comments

Together We Will SJ Sept Monthly Gathering & more

Sept 2 Text Bank, Prison Strike events, and more!

Together We Will – San José is an intersectional, feminist, inclusive, anti-racist community dedicated to progressive activism.
THIS WEEK: Monthly meetings are back! Also Prisoners Human Rights workshops, Abolish ICE/Support DACA rally, and Save SCOTUS Phone Bank/Postcards – read on for details!


September Monthly Gathering:

Rapid Resist Text Banking, Sun Sept 2, 5:00-7:00 pm

Training/tutorial for anyone who is new to text banking and a workflow for experienced texters. Join in person at the San Jose Peace & Justice Center or participate from home.

More info and RSVP on the Facebook event or reply to this email.

Mark your calendar for the FIRST SUNDAY of every month! Coming Oct 7 and Nov 4: Voter Information parties to prep for the Nov 6 election.


HIGHLIGHTED EVENTS THIS WEEK


WE’RE BACK!

We’ve brought back our email newsletter to reach folks who aren’t active on our Facebook Group. That’s still the best place to find Calls to Action (C2A), local events, news, and discussions of current issues, but there are other ways to stay in the loop – this email newsletter for highlights, our online event calendar for local events that have been shared with the group, and the C2A page on our website.
We are always looking for members to get involved in the leadership of this group, so if you want to help out and like working with a great group of organizers, let us know! Reply to this email or PM us on Messenger, and we’ll get right back to you.  
–Miriam Martín & Felicia Gershberg, lead organizers, TWWSJ

ABOUT TOGETHER WE WILL – SAN JOSE

About Together We Will San Jose
Together We Will – San José is an anti-racist, inclusive community – an online and in-person home for feminist activists. TWW-SJ members show up for and amplify the voices of people of color, immigrants, workers, and others working for social justice at the local, state, and national levels.

Visit our Website | Follow on Facebook | Follow on Twitter

Action Network
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By | 2018-08-26T18:34:20+00:00 August 27th, 2018|Newsletter Archive|0 Comments

Updates from Together We Will San José

Prison Strike Awareness, Access for All, and more!

Together We Will – San José is an anti-racist, inclusive community – an online and in-person home for feminist activists.
THIS WEEK: National Prison Strike Awareness March, Access for All in Activism and Organizing workshop, and TWW-SJ joins the Rise Up Contingent in the SV Pride Parade – read on for details!


HIGHLIGHTED EVENTS THIS WEEK


SAVE THE DATE for our next Monthly Gathering:

Resistance Labs* Text Banking, Sun Sept 2, 5:00-7:00 pm

Training/tutorial for members who are new to text banking and a workflow for experienced texters. Join in person at the San Jose Peace & Justice Center or participate from home – we’ll be sending out a link to the Facebook event.

* Formerly Rapid Resist

Monthly gatherings every FIRST SUNDAY at the San Jose Peace and Justice Center!


WE’RE BACK!

We’re reviving our email newsletter to reach folks who aren’t active on our Facebook Group. That’s still the best place to find Calls to Action (C2A), local events, news, and discussions of current issues, but there are other ways to stay in the loop – this email newsletter for highlights, our online event calendar for local events that have been shared with the group, and the C2A page on our website.
We are always looking for members to get involved in the leadership of this group, so if you want to help out and like working with a great group of organizers, let us know! Reply to this email or PM us on Messenger, and we’ll get right back to you.  
–Miriam Martín & Felicia Gershberg, lead organizers, TWWSJ

ABOUT TOGETHER WE WILL – SAN JOSE

About Together We Will San Jose
Together We Will – San José is an intersectional, feminist, inclusive, anti-racist community dedicated to progressive activism. TWW-SJ members show up for and amplify the voices of people of color, immigrants, workers, and others working for social justice at the local, state, and national levels.

Visit our Website | Follow on Facebook | Follow on Twitter

Action Network
Sent via Action Network, a free online toolset anyone can use to organize. Click here to sign up and get started building an email list and creating online actions today.
Action Network is an open platform that empowers individuals and groups to organize for progressive causes. We encourage responsible activism, and do not support using the platform to take unlawful or other improper action. We do not control or endorse the conduct of users and make no representations of any kind about them.
You can unsubscribe or update your email address or change your name and address by changing your subscription preferences here.

By | 2018-08-19T18:24:08+00:00 August 20th, 2018|Newsletter Archive|0 Comments

This Week’s Actions & Events // Updates from Together We Will San José // January 28, 2018

Welcome to the Together We Will - San Jose Email Action List

Thanks for subscribing to TWW San José’s email newsletter! Each week, we’ll be sharing important ways you can take action to resist the Trump Agenda, upcoming events in Silicon Valley, member updates, and more.

Have something you would like to share? Send it to us!


WELCOME & WOMEN’S MARCH WRAPUP

Welcome new members, and a welcome back members who are re-engaging after the new year, or the second Women’s March! We’re so glad you’re here!  Together We Will – San José is an intersectional, feminist, inclusive, anti-racist community dedicated to progressive activism in San José, California.
There are many ways to get involved, from signing petitions, to making calls, to showing up at advocacy meetings. We put together a big list of things you can do right now, see the “Take Action” section below.
Please also consider joining our Facebook Group, where you’ll see Calls to Action, events, social gatherings, and more! For our complete listing of local actions and events check out our online event calendar. Post in the Facebook group to find out who else is going!
We are always looking for folks to get involved in the leadership of this group, so if you want to help out and like working with a great group of women, let us know! Just respond to this email with a little more information about yourself and someone will get right back to you.  
 
Welcome back, welcome home, and I hope to connect with you soon!
–Miriam Martin, lead organizer, TWWSJ

SINGING FOR A BETTER WORLD

On Saturday January 20th, the Resistance Chorus Silicon Valley made our first appearance at an action.  The Chorus was started in September 2017 by leader/director David Creighton. From 12 people at our first organizational meeting, we have grown to dozens of active members at rehearsals. There were 45 of us on Saturday, wearing our white scarves and singing as loudly and joyously as we could to support the thousands of people marching in the San Jose Women’s March. We are eagerly looking forward to more appearances in support of progressive causes in our area—bringing our values of peace, inclusion, justice, and citizenship and “Singing For a Better World.”  For me personally, singing in the chorus is bringing joy and fulfillment to my resistance work in a way that my other activities haven’t done.

If you are interested in joining the Chorus, or in requesting our participation in a progressive event in the South Bay area, you can email David.

Contributed by Kerry Moore.


TAKE ACTION

Keep the momentum going after the Women’s March!

Here are some actions you can do in the coming week:

  1. Sign TWWSJ’s letter supporting the removal of the Christopher Columbus statue at San José City Hall: http://bit.ly/2E8jHiY. If you can attend the city council meeting this Tuesday (1/30), please come to show your support.
  2. In line with the Women’s March theme of #PowerToThePolls, TWWSJ is helping to collect signatures to get the Voting Restoration & Democracy Act (VRDA) on the ballot in 2018! Interested in signing? Contact: Deborah Garvey through the TWWSJ Facebook group.  
  3. Are you registered to vote? Is your voter registration up to date? If not, follow this link: http://registertovote.ca.gov
  4. Also continuing the theme of the march, please support Student Advocates for Higher Education (SAHE), a San Jose State University organization led by women of color. During the Women’s March, TWWSJ partnered with SAHE to raise funds for this worthy group; look for donation information here: http://www.sahesjsu.org/donate.
  5. Check out TWWSJ’s latest Call to Action (C2A), located at http://twwsanjose.org/c2a/, and pick one action to do today!  
  6. Click “Comment now” and leave a comment against Trump’s plan to open oil fields to lease off the coast of California: https://www.regulations.gov/docket?D=BOEM-2017-0074 (doesn’t work on mobile).
  7. Take action in support of immigrants:
    1. 15,927 young people have lost their DACA protections since September.  Call / use Resistbot to contact your Members of Congress and demand that they support a clean Dream Act. That means opposing proposals to build a 350-mile, $18 billion wall with taxpayer dollars, increase the number of detention centers, and fund increased interior enforcement (i.e. raids).  
    2. Save the numbers of your local Rapid Response Network to your phone, and be ready to call and report ICE activities if you see any. You can find the numbers for the Northern California Rapid Response Network here: http://rapidresponse.sfbar.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/Northern-California-Rapid-Response-Network-NCRRN.pdf

More actions to do this coming month:

  1. Join one of our action teams!  They are the heart of Together We Will – San José, allowing smaller groups of members to devote themselves to specific issues (e.g. immigration, the environment, etc.).  Each team offers opportunities to take direct action, learn more and educate others, and connect with community activists working on the same issues.  You can explore and sign up for the teams here:  http://bit.ly/twwsj-action-teams.
  2. Attend a training event or workshop:
    1. Santa Clara County Immigration Rapid Responder Training: http://bit.ly/SCC-RR-training
    2. Bystander Intervention Training (hosted by TWWSJ & CAIR): https://ca.cair.com/sfba/2018/01/bystander-intervention-training-together-we-will-san-jose/

More actions to do over the next few months:

  1. Learn about intersectionality, a key concept underlying progressive movements, and how it relates to contemporary feminism. As Jarune Uwujaren and Jamie Utt wrote, “Intersectional feminism is difficult. If you’re doing it right, it should be challenging you, stretching you, and making you uncomfortable.”  Here’s their quick overview: https://everydayfeminism.com/2015/01/why-our-feminism-must-be-intersectional/.  The term was coined by legal scholar Kimberlé Crenshaw; watch her TED talk here: https://www.ted.com/talks/kimberle_crenshaw_the_urgency_of_intersectionality.  And you can read more about how to be an ally to people of color at: http://mashable.com/2016/01/10/ally-to-people-of-color/#shoy7SryKSqs.
  2. Find, and follow on Facebook, intellectuals from marginalized and diverse communities.  Sit with what you read and practice listening to voices you may not hear every day.  Consider paying these writers, usually via PayPal or Patreon, for their intellectual work.
  3. Learn about, follow and donate to organizations headed by and devoted to people of color.  There are dozens of excellent groups, ranging from established ones like the NAACP, MALDEF, and the Southern Poverty Law Center to newer ones like Color of Change, CAIR, Black Lives Matter, Trans Women of Color Collective, the Innocence Project, the National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance, etc.
  4. Make a deliberate effort to show up for events and actions organized by groups led by people of color.  As a community, we can help to challenge racism and other injustices!  
  5. Support (with money, time, get-out-the-vote drives) progressives, especially people of color, running for office. Take a look at these websites for some ideas:  https://blackwomeninpolitics.com, https://www.runforsomething.net/, http://canyounot.org/.
  6. Need to take a break?  Absolutely.  As activist Jen Hoffman says, “Self care is a radical way to resist because it fuels your efforts to defend democracy, giving you energy and strength. … The goal of self care is to cultivate internal resourcefulness—no matter what’s happening in the world around you. When we’re resourceful, we can do more together.”  Take a break — we recommend checking out http://twwsanjose.org/resistcute/ — and then come back to join us!

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VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Our TWWSJ Intersectionality Action Group is planning on starting our Intersectionality 101 workshops up again and need help with logistics and planning. The role would involve scheduling participants and trainers and finding space to host the workshops. Time commitment will be just a few hours a month, in months when we have workshops. If you’re interested in learning to facilitate the workshops, that would be great, too, but not required. Contact Miriam for more information.


ABOUT TOGETHER WE WILL – SAN JOSE

About Together We Will San Jose
Together We Will stand up, refuse to be silenced, and reclaim our democracy as everyday people taking decisive, unified action to defend and advance our rights. TWW San José is a local Bay Area chapter of the progressive grassroots resistance organization, Together We Will USA. Learn more about TWWUSA here.

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By | 2018-01-28T13:53:29+00:00 January 28th, 2018|Newsletter Archive|0 Comments

This Week’s Actions & Events // Updates from Together We Will San José // October 3, 2017

Welcome to the Together We Will - San Jose Email Action List

Thanks for subscribing to TWW San José’s email newsletter! Each week, we’ll be sharing important ways you can take action to resist the Trump Agenda, upcoming events in Silicon Valley, member updates, and more.

Have something you would like to share? Send it to us!


OUR NEW MISSION STATEMENT

Over the last few months you may have taken part of several discussions in meetings and in the FB group about formalizing our mission and was finally presented to the group last week for our review and approval.

Together We Will – San José is an intersectional, feminist, inclusive, anti-racist community dedicated to progressive activism in San José, California. We work on local, state, and federal issues, and are a source of vetted and actionable information for our members. We support other activists, practice solidarity with the marginalized and oppressed, and work for positive social change, equality for all, human rights, justice, love, and a safe and healthy environment. We value personal connection with one another, and support our collective inspiration, education, training, and growth as activists and progressive human beings.

Thanks to TWWSJ Housing Action Group Nicol, for managing this project and putting all that we are trying to do into words!

MEMBER NEWS & UPDATES

TWWSJ Bake Sale Fundraiser

  • Members of the TWWSJ EARTH Environment & Climate Action group did a bake sale at the Campbell Farmers Market and raised $360 for a group of environmental organizations that are working to fight Trump’s border wall in South Texas. Thanks to everyone who baked & bought from us to support this great cause.
  • Our TWWSJ Immigrant & Refugee Rights Action group members compiled a list of trusted, vetted organizations that were providing support for DACA recipients to pay for their renewal fees. Looking to donate to an org that’s doing important work to support DREAMers? Please use, like and share this list: http://bit.ly/donate-daca
  • We are disturbed by situation in Puerto Rico and are looking for ways to help. TWWSJ lead Miram M. submitted this list of resources and ways you can help: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/22/world/americas/hurricane-maria-donate-charity.html
  • SAVE THE DATE: TWWSJ Member Kelly Y. is co-organizing this event on nonviolence in difficult times featuring Kazu Haga, Founder and nonviolence trainer at the East Point Peace Academy. Click here share the FB invite and RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1910937082457128/

SAVE THE DATE: OUR OCTOBER MEETING

Our next monthly meetings is coming up on Thursday, October 12. Please like & share the Facebook Invite. The room opens at 6:30, new member orientation at 6:45, and meeting starts at 7pm. Our guest speaker will be Matt King from Sacred Heart Community Services. He’ll be talking to us about the work they are doing and ways we can get involved.We hope to see you there!


TAKE ACTION

1. Call Your Represent to Fight Gun Violence

HR 3668, the “Sportsmen Heritage and Recreational Enhancement Act”, or SHARE act, is on its way to a House vote.  It would change federal regulation of gun “silencers”, making the wait time shorter.  But it also includes provisions to allow trapping on federally managed land wherever hunting is allowed, removes ESA (endangered species act) protection from wolves where they are not yet recovered, prevents the federal government from regulating lead in fishing tackle and ammo, and (this too!) allows importation from Canada of 40 already-dead polar bears. (Contributed by Kat N., OCI)

TAKE ACTION: Please call your rep and ask that they vote NO on HR3668, SHARE Act:

Zoe Lofgren: (202) 225-3072 or (408) 271-8700 / Ro Khanna: (202) 225-2631 or (408) 436-2720 / Anna Eshoo: (202) 225-8104 or (408) 245-2339

2. Comment to Stop Digital Monitoring of Immigrants & Citizens

The US Dept of Homeland Security announced a new plan to collect social media information on all immigrants, including permanent residents and naturalized citizens. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published the new rule in the Federal Register last week, saying it wants to include “social media handles, aliases, associated identifiable information, and search results” as part of people’s immigration file. The new requirement takes effect Oct. 18.

Adam Schwartz, an attorney with the Electronic Frontier Foundation, which advocates for privacy and free expression, said the plan was disturbing.

“We see this as part of a larger process of high-tech surveillance of immigrants and more and more people being subjected to social media screening,” Schwartz told BuzzFeed News. “There’s a growing trend at the Department of Homeland Security to be snooping on the social media of immigrants and foreigners and we think it’s an invasion of privacy and deters freedom of speech.”

This would also affect all US citizens who communicate with immigrants, Schwartz said, who could self-censor out of fear that information they exchange with someone overseas could be misconstrued and used against them.

TAKE ACTION: Please comment on the Federal Registry (link here)to ask the administration to reject this proposal and protect our privacy: https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2017/09/18/2017-19365/privacy-act-of-1974-system-of-records

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UPCOMING EVENTS


Here are some local progressive actions and events coming up this next week. Check out the full list on the TWWSJ Event Calendar. Comment if you are going in our Facebook group so that we can meet up!

  • Wed, October 4, 6:30pm – 9:00pm Bro Culture Discussion sponsored by Palo Alto Lean In. Computer History Museum, 1401 N Shoreline Blvd, Mountain View. More info on Eventbrite.
  • Thu, October 5, 6pm – 9pm. Light Up the Night Fundraiser by Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence. San Jose Woman’s Club, 75 S 11th St, San Jose. TWW-SJ members: RSVP to the Facebook event to meet up. See the main Facebook event for more info and tickets ($35 each)
  • Sun, October 8, 9am – 1pm: Voter Registration at the Campbell Farmer’s Market · Hosted by South Bay Swing Left. E Campbell Ave, Campbell. Shifts: 9-11:15 or 10:45-1. Sign-up by emailing Becca.
  • Thurs, October 12, 7pm – 9:00pm: TWWSJ October Meeting! SEIU 521, 2301 Zanker Rd, San Jose. Please join & share the Facebook invite.
  • Fri, October 13, 9am – 12pm. Friday Action Postcard Writing. Hosted by Jandy Jones. Message her on Facebook for info.
  • Sat, October 14, 1pm – 4pm: South Bay Swing Left Fall Kickoff. 400 W Campbell Ave, Campbell. RSVP to the Facebook event invite.
  • Sun, October 15, 9am – 1pm: Voter Registration at the Campbell Farmer’s Market · Hosted by South Bay Swing Left. E Campbell Ave, Campbell. Shifts: 9-11:15 or 10:45-1. Sign-up by emailing Becca.

ABOUT TOGETHER WE WILL – SAN JOSE

About Together We Will San Jose
Together We Will stand up, refuse to be silenced, and reclaim our democracy as everyday people taking decisive, unified action to defend and advance our rights. TWW San José is a local Bay Area chapter of the progressive grassroots resistance organization, Together We Will USA. Learn more about TWWUSA here.

Visit our Website | Follow on Facebook | Follow on Twitter

Action Network
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This Week’s Actions & Events // Updates from Together We Will San José // September 4, 2017

Welcome to the Together We Will - San Jose Email Action List

Thanks for subscribing to TWW San José’s email newsletter! Each week, we’ll be sharing important ways you can take action to resist the Trump Agenda, upcoming events in Silicon Valley, member updates, and more.

Have something you would like to share? Send it to us!


HAPPY LABOR DAY!

We hope you are having a wonderful holiday weekend with family & friends! If you want to start your day with a little Labor-related resistance action, check our calendar down below for a local event hosted by our friends (and monthly meeting host), SEIU 521.

MEMBER NEWS & UPDATES

  • Asking Assemblymember Evan Low to Stand Up for Our California Values: Our TWWSJ Immigration Action Group has been closely engaged in the debate around SB-54, the California Values Act. Many believe this bill would prevent our state & local governments from doing the work of federal immigration enforcement and keep our local tax dollars from supporting the President’s deportation machine. We were disappointed to learn that our local Assemblymember Evan Low had not taken a stance on this important bill so a group set up a meeting with Low’s staff at his Cupertino District office. They were disappointed he refused to take a stance, pending the Governor’s decision on whether or not to move it forward, but they were glad to talk and will continue to push him to take a stance and speak up for his most vulnerable constituents. Shared by TWWSJ Immigrant & Refugee Rights Action Group Leader, Cassie Kifer
  • Helping the Homeless in our Community: Update & volunteer opportunity from member Brooke Barnett Strishock: “Yesterday my family and I had the opportunity to volunteer with Sleeping Bags for the Homeless of Silicon Valley. It was an amazing experience and I’m so grateful to have been able to bring my 2 young children along. We met so many incredible people both in the organization and at the homeless camp that we visited. The organization takes any and all donations (food, drinks, clothes, toiletries, blankets, tarps, etc), divides them up equally between the number of camps they plan to visit that day and then takes them out for delivery. They have an event every other Saturday. I will definitely plan to go again and I’d be happy to set up an event for us to go as a larger group if anyone else is interested.” Join the conversation on Facebook.
  • Bake for the Resistance: Next Sunday, our TWWSJ EARTH Action group is doing a bake sale in Downtown Campbell to benefit resistance to Trump’s border wall in two key conservation zones – the National Butterfly Center & the Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge. The planned wall runs through both of the preserves and it would disrupt important conservation efforts and wildlife migration. If you are interested in donating a baked item, please sign up via the link on the Facebook invite or contact Erin S.

SAVE THE DATE: OUR SEPTEMBER MEETING

Our next monthly meetings is coming up on Wednesday,  September 13. Please like & share the Facebook Invite. The room opens at 6:30, new member orientation at 6:45, and meeting starts at 7pm. Guest speaker will be a representative from Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence (thanks to our Women’s Health & Safety Action Group for setting this up!) We’ll also be collecting used Eclipse Glasses to donate to Astronomers Without Borders, an organization that will be sending them to low-income schools in Latin America to protect their students during the 2019 eclipse. We hope to see you there!


TAKE ACTION

1. Call your Members of Congress

Call Senator Feinstein: (202) 224-3841 or (415) 393-0707

“I am _____, a concerned constituent calling from (zip) because Senator Feinstein is on both the Senate Intelligence Committeee as well as the ranking minority member Senate Judiciary Committee. I would like these two key committees to hold public hearings on Russia’s actions during the 2016 elections. Hearings should include public testimony, under oath from Jared Kushner, Paul Manafort, Donald Trump Jr., Jeff Sessions, and Glenn Simpson.
I also have concerns about her comments at the Commonwealth Club that Trump could change to become a good president. When in this man’s life have we ever seen evidence that he will be something different?”
Call Senator Harris: (202) 224-3553 or (415) 355-9041
“I am _____, a concerned constituent calling from (zip) because Senator Harris is on the Senate Intelligence Committee. I would like this key committee to hold public hearings on Russia’s actions during the 2016 elections. Hearings should include public testimony, under oath from Jared Kushner, Paul Manafort, Donald Trump Jr., Jeff Sessions, and Glenn Simpson.”
Call your US Representative:
Zoe Lofgren: (202) 225-3072 or (408) 271-8700 / Ro Khanna: (202) 225-2631 or (408) 436-2720 / Anna Eshoo: (202) 225-8104 or (408) 245-2339
“I’m a constituent from (zip). I have three quick statements for Rep. ____.
First, I want to thank Rep. ____ for co-sponsoring the American Hope Act which gives those with DACA and others who arrived in the US as children a path to permanent legal status and eventual citizenship.
I’m also outraged that Trump issued a pardon of former sheriff Joe Arpaio. I ask that Rep. ___ publicly condemn this blatant abuse of power and dangerous acceptance of corrupt, racist law enforcement officials.
Finally, I’m asking Rep. ____ to set partisan issues aside to pass a robust Hurricane Harvey disaster relief fund and oppose any spending on a US-Mexico border wall.”

2. Call Governor Brown & Ask Him to Support a STRONG SB-54

Governor Brown and party leadership are deciding right now whether to amend SB-54 to make it cover fewer people. We have to push for the bill to remain strong & go to the Assembly in it’s current form.

Please call him (916-445-2841) and use this script :

“My name is _____, and I am calling to ask Gov Brown to support a strong California Values Act, SB54, in its current form. We cannot use CA’s resources to help the Trump administration deport our friends & neighbors! Will the Governor support a strong CA Values Act?

Also – please join our Immigration Action Group members on Wednesday 9/6 at this phone bank: https://actionnetwork.org/events/phone-bank-to-pass-sb-54-the-california-values-act

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UPCOMING EVENTS


Here are some local progressive actions and events coming up this next week. Check out the full list on the TWWSJ Event Calendar. Comment if you are going in our Facebook group so that we can meet up!

  • Mon, September 4, 8am – 12pm: Labor Day 2017 Rally: Silicon Valley Needs Unions. Hosted by SEIU 521. More info on Facebook.
  • Wed, September 6, 4pm – 8pm: Phone Bank to Pass SB-54. Hosted by TWWSJ’s Immigrant & Refugee Rights Action Group. Private location in Downtown San Jose – RSVP here for the address.
  • Sat, September 9, 10am – 12pm: Voter Registration Training. Santa Clara County Democratic Party Headquarters, 2901 Moorpark Avenue, San Jose. More info on Facebook.
  • Sun, September 10, 9am – 1pm: Voter Registration at the Campbell Farmer’s Market · Hosted by South Bay Swing Left. E Campbell Ave, Campbell. Shifts: 9-11:15 or 10:45-1. Sign-up by emailing Becca.
  • Sun, September 10, 9am – 1pm: Bake Sale to Support Wildlife Conservation & Fight the Border Wall. Hosted by TWWSJ EARTH Action Group. Campbell Farmer’s Market, East Campbell Avenue, Campbell, CA, United States (In front of Snake and Butterfly). More info on Facebook.
  • Wed, September 13, 7pm – 9:00pm: TWWSJ September Meeting! SEIU 521, 2301 Zanker Rd, San Jose. Please join & share the Facebook invite.
  • Wed, September 13, 7pm – 9pm: Santa Clara County Immigration Rapid Responder Training. Hosted by PACT, SHCS & Pangea Legal Services. More details & RSVP here.

ABOUT TOGETHER WE WILL – SAN JOSE

About Together We Will San Jose
Together We Will stand up, refuse to be silenced, and reclaim our democracy as everyday people taking decisive, unified action to defend and advance our rights. TWW San José is a local chapter of the progressive grassroots resistance organization, Together We Will USA. Learn more about TWWUSA here.

Visit our Website | Follow on Facebook | Follow on Twitter

Action Network
Sent via Action Network, a free online toolset anyone can use to organize. Click here to sign up and get started building an email list and creating online actions today.
Action Network is an open platform that empowers individuals and groups to organize for progressive causes. We encourage responsible activism, and do not support using the platform to take unlawful or other improper action. We do not control or endorse the conduct of users and make no representations of any kind about them.

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This Week’s Actions & Events // Updates from Together We Will San José // August 20, 2017

Welcome to the Together We Will - San Jose Email Action List

Thanks for subscribing to TWW San José’s email newsletter! Each week, we’ll be sharing important ways you can take action to resist the Trump Agenda, upcoming events in Silicon Valley, member updates, and more.

Have something you would like to share? Send it to us!


AUGUST MEETING RECAP

Instagram: @SilverLunaProject

Our August meeting was last week and as always it was wonderful to come together with our TWWSJ friends. This month we featured a presentation from some young women from the Silver Luna Project that are organizing a donation drive for pads and tampons for women for low-income, homeless women in need. Our members were generous with their donations and moved by wonderful project. You can find out more about the Silver Luna Project and where you can donate on Facebook.

–> Click here to watch the video from our August Meeting

MEMBER NEWS & UPDATES

  • Our last email newsletter highlighted a campaign to raise funds to help South Texas communities fight Trump’s proposed border wall. TWWSJ member donations helped to fund a protest march of hundreds of people AND helped the campaign get coverage in major national media, their two main goals. Here’s the story in the New York Times.
  • On Sunday, August 6 the TWWSJ EARTH action group came together and organized a Movie Night to see An Inconvenient Sequel.


TAKE ACTION


1. Support this House Resolution to fire any White House staff who have encouraged white supremacists.

It has been signed by 31 House Democrats, including Silicon Valley’s own Ro Khanna. Our CTA team made a lot of calls to check if Lofgren and Eshoo have signed it and it appears they have not. So, please call your rep – either thank Khanna or ask the other two if they have signed and encourage them to do so. (It doesn’t have an official number at this time, but was proposed by Rep. Jayapal in March.)

More info here: http://www.seattletimes.com/…/rep-jayapal-calls-on-trump-t…/

Zoe Lofgren: (202) 225-3072 or (408) 271-8700
Ro Khanna: (202) 225-2631 or (408) 436-2720
Anna Eshoo: (202) 225-8104 or (408) 245-2339

2. Object to Hate Having a Voice in San Francisco

White supremacist groups are planning to come to the Bay Area, including Crissy Field. The park service is reconsidering its decision of granting them a permit, and has set up a comment line. Please leave a message at the recording at 415-561-2822 to voice your concerns.

Also, donate to this fundraiser and money will be donated for every hour hate groups gather next weekend in San Francisco.

3. Please send words of love and encouragement to the youth of Charlottesville through postcards.

Postcards can be mailed to P.O. Box 814, Charlottesville, VA 22902.

More info: https://www.facebook.com/blueridgebigs/photos/a.393276948475.173433.201530488475/10155548543068476/?type=3&theater

4. Sign this petition from our friends at Color of Change to remove Confederate symbols.

5. Consider donating to victims’ medical expenses. There may be more but these are the ones I’ve found:

6. Call our senators and demand the removal of Bannon, Miller, and Gorka, who white supremacists see as an advocate for their cause.

“I’m [name] and I’m a constituent in [zip]. I am horrified by the rise of white supremacy in America. White supremacists say that Trump is supportive of their views and see Bannon, Miller and Gorka as their advocates in the White House. It is intolerable to have these men remain as White House advisers. A divided country can never heal until they are removed. I urge the Senator to demand that these three men be dismissed from the White House.”

Senator Harris: (202) 224-3553 or (415) 355-9041
Senator Feinstein (202) 224-3841 or (415) 393-0707

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UPCOMING EVENTS


Here are some local progressive actions and events coming up this next week. Check out the full list on the TWWSJ Event Calendar. Comment if you are going in our Facebook group so that we can meet up!

  • Sun, August 20, 9am – 1pm: Voter Registration at the Cambell Farmer’s Market · Hosted by South Bay Swing Left. Shifts: 9-11:15 or 10:45-1. Sign-up by emailing Becca. E Campbell Ave, Campbell.
  • Sun, August 20, 1pm – 3pm: The Silver Luna Donation Rally · Hosted by The Silver Luna Project. Donate new packages of pads and tampons for low-income women in need. Albert Augustine Jr Memorial Park, 1667 Conway St, Milpitas, CA. More info on the Facebook event.
  • Sun, August 20, 4pm – 5pm. Multi-Faith Prayer Service: Love & Justice over Hate · Hosted by PACT. At Emmanuel Baptist Church, 467 N White Rd, San Jose. More info on the Facebook event.
  • Tue, August 22, 5:30pm – 7:30pm: Black Lives Matter Signs · Hosted by TWWSJ Member Laura DeLeon. Cali Mill Plaza Park, 20488 Stevens Creek Blvd, Cupertino. More info on the Facebook event
  • Wed, August 23, 6:30am – 6:00pm. Bail Reform Lobby Day in Sacramento · Hosted by SEIU 521. Leave from the San Jose office (2302 Zanker Rd) in the AM. Transportation and meals provided. See more information + how to RSVP on the Facebook event.
  • Wed, August 23, 7:30pm – 9:00pm. US Rep. Ro Khanna’s August Town Hall. Berryessa Community Center, 3050 Berryessa Rd, San Jose. More infoon the Facebook event.

ABOUT TOGETHER WE WILL – SAN JOSE

About Together We Will San Jose
Together We Will stand up, refuse to be silenced, and reclaim our democracy as everyday people taking decisive, unified action to defend and advance our rights. TWW San José is a local chapter of the progressive grassroots resistance organization, Together We Will USA. Learn more about TWWUSA here.

Visit our Website | Follow on Facebook | Follow on Twitter

Action Network
Sent via Action Network, a free online toolset anyone can use to organize. Click here to sign up and get started building an email list and creating online actions today.
Action Network is an open platform that empowers individuals and groups to organize for progressive causes. We encourage responsible activism, and do not support using the platform to take unlawful or other improper action. We do not control or endorse the conduct of users and make no representations of any kind about them.

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This Week’s Actions & Events // Updates from Together We Will San José // August 5, 2017

Welcome to the Together We Will - San Jose Email Action List

Thanks for subscribing to TWW San José’s email newsletter! Each week, we’ll be sharing important ways you can take action to resist the Trump Agenda, upcoming events in Silicon Valley, member updates, and more.

Have something you would like to share? Send it to us!


MEMBER NEWS & UPDATES

  • Come to Our August Meeting! Our next monthly meetings is coming up this Tuesday, August 8. Room opens at 6:30, new member orientation at 6:45, and meeting starts at 7pm. Guest speaker will be Matt King from Sacred Heart Community Services to talk about the many programs they run to help support our community. We hope to see you there!
  • “Trump Fires Mueller” Protest Plan (Shared by TWWSJ’s Indivisible action group): In the event that Trump fires Special Counsel Robert Mueller, protests are planned throughout the country. Locally our plan is to meet at San Jose City Hall Plaza. If he is is fired before 2 pm Pacific time, we will meet @ 5 pm later that day; if after 2 pm, we will meet @ noon the next day. However, even if it occurs after 2 pm, we may still decide to protest that day, depending on how late it’s announced. Please refer to the TWW FB page for updated info. Can’t make it to SJ City Hall or have family/friends out of the area who may want to join the protest? Check out marchfortruth.info for a list of events around the country.

TAKE ACTION


1. Donate to fight the border wall & protect a National Wildlife Refuge in South Texas.

(Shared by TWWSJ member & Interesectionality Action Group leader, Ana Cantu) The Trump administration is laying the foundation for the border wall in South Texas at the Santa Ana Wildlife Refuge, a critical habitat for endangered species. I grew up nearby and went there often as a kid when the butterflies migrated through. It’s a lovely spot and currently draws a lot of eco-tourists and schoolchildren. However, the refuge is located in the poorest region of the United States and many residents there have the will but lack the resources to oppose the wall. Donate if you can to the resistance effort led by a local Sierra Club chapter. And if you can’t donate, share the link with your networks.

TAKE ACTION: https://www.gofundme.com/resist-the-wall-save-santa-ana

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UPCOMING EVENTS


Here are some local progressive actions and events coming up this next week. Check out the full list on the TWWSJ Events Calendar. Comment if you are going in our Facebook group so that we can meet up!

  • Sun, August 6, 9am – 1pm: Voter Registration at the Cambell Farmer’s Market – Hosted by South Bay Swing Left, Shifts: 9-11:15 or 10:45-1. Sign-up by emailing Becca. E Campbell Ave, Campbell.
  • Sun, August 6, 6:30pm – 9pm. Movie Night to see An Inconvenient Sequel – Host: TWWSJ EARTH Action Team. AMC Saratoga 14, 700 El Paseo de Saratoga, San Jose. Find out more on the FB invite.
  • Tue, August 8. 7pm – 9pm. Together We Will – San Jose: August Meeting.  In the Great Room @ SEIU 521, 2301 Zanker Rd, San Jose. Find out more and RSVP on Facebook.

ABOUT TOGETHER WE WILL – SAN JOSE

About Together We Will San Jose
Together We Will stand up, refuse to be silenced, and reclaim our democracy as everyday people taking decisive, unified action to defend and advance our rights. TWW San José is a local chapter of the progressive grassroots resistance organization, Together We Will USA. Learn more about TWWUSA here.

Visit our Website | Follow on Facebook | Follow on Twitter

Action Network
Sent via Action Network, a free online toolset anyone can use to organize. Click here to sign up and get started building an email list and creating online actions today.
Action Network is an open platform that empowers individuals and groups to organize for progressive causes. We encourage responsible activism, and do not support using the platform to take unlawful or other improper action. We do not control or endorse the conduct of users and make no representations of any kind about them.

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This Week’s Actions & Events // Updates from Together We Will San José // July 28, 2017

Welcome to the Together We Will - San Jose Email Action List

Thanks for subscribing to TWW San José’s email newsletter! Each week, we’ll be sharing important ways you can take action to resist the Trump Agenda, upcoming events in Silicon Valley, member updates, and more.

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MEMBER NEWS & UPDATES

  • HEALTHCARE! We had a big win last night with the Senate voting down the repeal of the Affordable Care Act! There is no doubt that the resistance – OUR resistance – our calls and emails and rallies and endless pressure – made that happen and saved healthcare of 24 million people. This fight is certainly not over, attacks on the ACA, Medicaid, Medicare, and Planned Parenthood will continue as the GOP seeks to whittle away these programs bit by bit, but take solace in knowing we’re making a difference.
  • Great conversation in our Facebook group: What kind of world do you want to live in? What are you fighting for? Share your thoughts here.
  • Care about protecting the environment and stopping climate change? Our TWWSJ EARTH Action Team is looking for new members to help organize our environmental actions. Sign up for it (and other TWWSJ action teams) here: http://bit.ly/twwsj-action-teams
  • Our next two monthly meetings are: Tuesday, August 8 and Wednesday, September 13. As always, room opens at 6:30, new member orientation at 6:45, and meeting starts at 7pm. We hope to see you!

TAKE ACTION


1. Thank the Senators who voted down the “Skinny Repeal” of the ACA last night, by the slimmest of margins.

Susan Collins (R-Maine), Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), John McCain (R-Arizona), and of course our own Dianne Feinstein and Kamala Harris.

Contact info for district offices (national phones expected to be busy): John McCain: (928) 445-0833, (602) 952-2410, or (520) 670-6334 / Lisa Murkowski: (907) 271-3735, (907) 456-0233, (907) 586-7277,(907) 376-7665, (907) 262-4220, or (907) 225-6880 / Susan Collins: (207) 780-3575, (207) 945-0417, (207) 622-8414, (207) 493-7873, (207) 784-6969, or (207) 283-1101 / Kamala Harris: (202) 224-3553 or (415) 355-9041 / Dianne Feinstein (202) 224-3841 or (415) 393-0707. Thank the GOP senators for their courage and for upholding the interests of their constituents and all Americans over party, and thank our senators for their ongoing persistence in fighting for all Californians.

2. Call Senator Feinstein & Harris and urge them to reject the nomination of Sam Clovis as the Department of Agriculture’s Chief Scientist.

Sam Clovis is not a scientist; he’s a longtime Trump campaign aide an a leading climate change denier. Contact Senator Harris: (202) 224-3553 or (415) 355-9041 and Senator Feinstein (202) 224-3841 or (415) 393-0707, and say this: “Hello, my name is ___ and I’m a constituent from (zip). I am asking the Senator to reject the nomination of Sam Clovis to serve as the Department of Agriculture’s undersecretary of research, education and economics. By statute, this position requires a distinguished scientist with specialized training or significant experience in agricultural research, education, and economics. Mr Clovis’s career as a conservative talk show host does not meet that standard. Thank you.”

3. Contact your Members of Congress to a) decry Trump’s attack on transgender servicepeople, and/or b) express your budget priorities, especially for affordable housing and against budget cuts that would fuel the deportation machine.

Contact Zoe Lofgren: (202) 225-3072 or (408) 271-8700; Ro Khanna: (202) 225-2631 or (408) 436-2720; Anna Eshoo: (202) 225-8104 or (408) 245-2339; or your Representative, and use the talking points/script that matter most to you:

About transgender servicepeople: “I’m calling to ask Rep. ___ to denounce Donald Trump’s recent Twitter announcement that the US military will no longer allow transgender troops to serve. Transgender Americans should have the right to serve their country while receiving the gender confirmation therapy they need. It is unacceptable for Trump to strip them of these rights in a series of tweets.” (5 Calls)

About affordable housing: 5 Calls is asking people to advocate for lifting the low spending caps on federal housing programs and fully invest in affordable housing resources. Use this script: “I urge Rep. ___ to protect and expand investments in affordable housing and community development. HUD and USDA affordable housing programs are already underfunded and additional cuts would hurt millions of low income people with low incomes, including seniors, people with disabilities, veterans, families with children, and people experiencing homelessness. Instead of making harmful cuts, please work with your colleagues to lift the spending caps on critical domestic programs like those at HUD and USDA.”

About mass deportations: Indivisible has released a guide pointing out that Trump’s budget slashes funding for education, healthcare, the environment, etc., largely to fuel the border wall, detention facilities, and other components of his anti-immigrant program. (https://www.indivisibleguide.com/…/defund-trumps-mass-depo…/). You can use this script: “I urge Rep. ____ to oppose any budget that includes increases to Trump’s deportation force or any funding for Trump’s mass deportation agenda. We need a federal budget that invests in families, not fear.”

4. Make a public comment to protect your drinking water!

Yesterday the Trump Administration formally proposed withdrawing the Clean Water Rule, which protects the drinking water sources for one in three Americans by protecting specific small streams and wetlands. The inclusion of the proposal in the Federal Register triggers a 30-day public comment period.

American Rivers will walk you through making a public comment here: https://act.americanrivers.org/page/1597/action/1

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UPCOMING EVENTS


Here are some local progressive actions and events coming up this next week. Check out the full list on the TWWSJ Events Calendar. Comment if you are going in our Facebook group so that we can meet up!

Fri, July 28, 7pm – 9pm. Hate and Bias in our Community: Let’s make changes! – Hosted by Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Sunnyvale. 1112 S Bernardo Ave, Sunnyvale. Click for more info and to RSVP.

Sat, July 29, 11am – 1pm. Our Lives On The Line: Healthcare Demonstration. Hosted by Vicky Blaine Mattson. On the corner of Stevens Creek Blvd & Winchester Blvd (Santana Row side). Click for more info.

Sun, July 30, 9am – 1pm: Voter Registration at the Cambell Farmer’s Market – Hosted by South Bay Swing Left, Shifts : 9-11:15 or 10:45-1. Sign-up by emailing Becca. E Campbell Ave, Campbell, CA 95008

Sun, July 30, 4:00pm – 5:30pm. US Rep Ro Khanna’s Town Hall. Sunnyvale Community Center Orchard Pavilion, 550 East Remington Drive Sunnyvale, CA. RSVP to Khanna’s office here and then comment on our TWWSJ Facebook invite to meetup or carpool with other members.


ABOUT TOGETHER WE WILL – SAN JOSE

About Together We Will San Jose
Together We Will stand up, refuse to be silenced, and reclaim our democracy as everyday people taking decisive, unified action to defend and advance our rights. TWW San José is a local chapter of the progressive grassroots resistance organization, Together We Will USA. Learn more about TWWUSA here.

Visit our Website | Follow on Facebook | Follow on Twitter

Action Network
Sent via Action Network, a free online toolset anyone can use to organize. Click here to sign up and get started building an email list and creating online actions today.
Action Network is an open platform that empowers individuals and groups to organize for progressive causes. We encourage responsible activism, and do not support using the platform to take unlawful or other improper action. We do not control or endorse the conduct of users and make no representations of any kind about them.

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