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We’re heading into a major week of action on the For The People Act (S1) in the U.S. Senate (June 21-25), which is why we’re asking every member of Indivisible Bellingham to get in the act.

The Washington State Indivisible Network’s Senate Call-A-Palooza is NEXT WEEK! SIGN UP NOW at the link below!! Your total time commitment will be 5-10 minutes.

You can do that for democracy, right??

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Link to sign up: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0c44aaa92cabf4c70-test

Our goal is to start strong on Monday and build up to a constantly ringing phone line in Senator Murray and Senator Cantwell’s offices by Thursday and Friday. Our Senators need to know that the entire state is demanding they do everything in their power to ensure S1 gets passed in time to make a difference in the 2021 and 2022 elections. It’s not enough to support the For the People Act: we need them to be fiercely, publicly advocating for eliminating anything that is keeping the bill from being passed.

Call-A-Palooza lasts 5 days and will involve ALL of Washington state’s Indivisible groups. You can sign up for a single day & time, or be a superhero and call on 2 or more days.

Here’s how it works: You are signing up to make 2 telephone calls within your 30 minute time window (one each to Senator Murray & Senator Cantwell’s Washington D.C. office.) Your total time commitment will be 5-10 minutes each day.

We will send you everything you need by email the night before your calls, and by text message on the day of your calls. (That’s why we ask for a cell phone number.) If you sign up for more than one day, look for an email and text message from us for each of those days.

Pro tips:
Check your email or text messages for last minute updates before your call time: we expect the Senate to vote on S1 later in the week, we will be adapting the daily call scripts as events unfold.

Be sure to mention what organization you are with (Indivisible Bellingham), and ask your call taker to include it in their message.

Extra karma points for doubling your effort by getting at least one friend to sign up as well. So please share this email within your social network.

Link to sign up: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0c44aaa92cabf4c70-test

THANK YOU!!!!
Indivisible Bellingham Core Crew


NO MORE FOSSIL-FUELED BUILDINGS IN BELLINGHAM
FACT: burning gas in buildings (think: heating and gas stoves) is one of the biggest sources of climate pollution in Bellingham. Plus, gas-powered buildings have significantly worse indoor air quality than buildings that run on electricity.

But the sweet thing is that Bellingham can be the first city in Washington to build only all-electric, carbon-free new buildings.

We must call on our leaders to take this step now, before the year ends. Will you please add your name to the petition calling on City Council to act with urgency?

Last year, the city’s Climate Action Task Force put out a list of policies that City Council should pass to reduce Bellingham’s climate impact and safeguard our future. One of these recommended actions is to make all new buildings electric, so that Bellingham builds clean, carbon-free buildings that won’t rely on fossil fuels.

It’s been nearly a year since the Task Force put forward its recommendations, but City Council hasn’t made them into policy yet. Last month’s deadly wildfires showcase just how urgently we need to get off fossil fuels to slow further climate disruption.

We can’t afford to let any more time go by. 

Add your name to the petition calling on City Council to act with urgency.

Burning gas pollutes our air, leaks harmful methane, and puts our buildings at risk of explosion. It’s a bad idea to hook buildings up to fossil gas, especially when there’s a better option. 

It’s time to build for the clean energy future…not the fossil-fueled past.

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CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Our All Hands Meeting is EVERY third Monday at Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship, 1207 Ellsworth Street, Bellingham–5:30 pm for a light potluck (and pizza always) and 6:00 – 8:00 pm for the meeting.
Our main locus of activity is our Facebook page–Indivisible Bellingham – Members– which focuses on actions, preparations, results, and facts.  We encourage everyone to post, but to reserve opinions and discussions for face-to-face meetings.   You must ask to become a member, giving 1) your e-mail address, 2) your neighborhood in Bellingham, your area or town in Whatcom County, or your town or city elsewhere, and 3) your cell phone number (optional).  We have 1,500 members.  According to Facebook, an average of 500 visit our page every day.
Our other site open to everybody (besides this one) is our second Facebook page, Indivisible Bellingham – Public, which is limited to our own events.
If you join our contact list (below), we can let you know about the agenda for the All Hands Meeting and other actions via email (about two messages a month).
You can also email us with questions, suggestions for actions, or proposals for programs at indivisiblebellingham@gmail.com.

JOIN OUR FACEBOOK PAGE for up-to-date actions, events, and news –
Go HERE and click the JOIN link.

Not on Facebook? Scroll to the bottom of this page and give us your contact info,
so you can receive about two emails a month announcing upcoming events.

You can easily unsubscribe.



Help
We are looking for a volunteer to regularly maintain EVENTS and other pages on this website, transferring information from Indivisible Bellingham – Members.
Basic knowledge of HTML preferred, but not necessary.

Contact Kevin at IndivisibleBellingham@gmail.com.



What is Indivisible?

Indivisible is a network of independent grassroots groups under a national umbrella founded by former Congressional staffers, who in the Obama administration had watched how the Tea Party had blocked president’s agenda and how it had effectively taken over the government of many states. Each Indivisible group has developed its own organization and policies.  Go to the national website for general information and a national directory: https://www.indivisibleguide.com/


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