CALL TO ACTION!
Monday, February 18th – Indivisible Bellingham’s ALL HANDS General Membership Meeting, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship – 1207 Ellsworth St. (Lettered Streets)
Munch & Mingle – 5:30 – 6:00 p.m.
Meeting – 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Opening & Headlines
Check In: Small Groups and Report Back – How are you feeling? What is your main concern? Any immediate action we need to take?
Speaker: Valeri Wade – Candidate for Supervisor of the Whatcom Conservation District
Valeri is the owner of the Wild Bird Chalet and an environmental advocate who has taught such workshops as orchard mason bee care, fruit tree pruning, diet of wild birds, wildlife habitat, and mixing native and ornamental plants. She has experience as a radiant heat contractor and a weatherization specialist. She paints and is a U. S. Army veteran. She has a BA from WWU in environmental education.
Action: Donate to ACLU or RAICES (Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services – http://www.raicestexas.org) who are both working the issue of families separated at the southern border
Postcard Writing Projects:
We will have stamped and pre-addressed postcards and scripts for members to write a message to your legislators on the topics you care about. See below.
Federal: HR 1, For the People Act – Representatives – Larsen and DelBene are co-sponsors
Federal: The Green New Deal – Representatives
Federal: Removing the Citizenship Question from the 2020 Census – Congress
Federal: Providing Adequate Funding for the Census – Congress
Federal: HR 676, Medicare for All – Representatives
State: I-1000 – Affirmative Action
State: SB 5438 & HB1398 – H-2A visa oversight for temporary agricultural workers
State: SB 5222 & HB 1538 – Universal Healthcare (I-1600) – Whole Washington Health Trust
State: SB 5078 & H.B. 1698 – Presidential Transparency Act
State: SB 5135 & HB 1194 – Orca Recovery – Preventing Toxic Pollution
State: SB 5489 – HEAL – Healthy Environment for All – Defining environmental justice and a task force
State: SB 5323 & HB 1205 – Reusable Bag Act
Free Pizza! Bring finger-food and snack food to share! Ice water and tea are available. Plenty of free parking.
All Hands Meetings – Third Mondays of each month at 6:00 at B.U.F. (The next is on 3/18/19.) Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship – 1207 Ellsworth St. (Lettered Streets) – Bellingham
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