Activism is at the heart of what Indivisible Bellingham is all about.
We all do what we can, but we need to make sure that the ACTION part of our mission – “non-violent civic engagement, political involvement, and consistent pressure on elected officials” – is not just some empty promise.
Here is a list of upcoming events. Choose one. Choose several.
Be more than a bystander.
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)
Please join us for our next General Membership meeting. Bring a friend!
Please join us for our next All Hands general membership meeting, Monday, February 18th at Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship – 1207 Ellsworth St. (Lettered Streets) – Bellingham
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
Thursday, February 21, Democracy Lobby Day 2019! – Hosted by Fix Democracy First and League of Women Voters of Washington, Washington State Capitol, 416 Sid Snyder Ave SW, Olympia
• Hear from Legislators & Guest Speakers
• Get Training from LWV Lobbyists
• Meet with Your Legislators
• Lunch & Refreshments Served
REGISTER HERE: https://lwvwa.org/event-3100942/Registration
Suggested Donation $10
Monday, March 18, 6th Annual Farmworker Tribunal, Hosted by Community to Community Development, 4:30 p.. to 6:30 p.m., 416 Sid Snyder Ave SW, Columbia Room Legislative Building, Olympia.
Farmworkers across Washington State will present testimony on working conditions, the impacts of H2A, farmworker-led solutions and more.
Wednesday, July 24, Paddle to Lummi 2019, Hosted by Tribal Canoe Journeys, 10 a.m., Stommish Grounds, Lummi, WA.
The Lummi Nation welcomes you, your friends, families and relatives to the Paddle to Lummi 2019 ~ Official Landing day of over 70+ canoes at the Lummi Stommish Grounds
EVERY FRIDAY – Dignity Vigils, C2C Dignity Vigils and Actions – 12 p.m. to 1: 30 p.m. – Barkley Haggen corner (Woburn and Barkley Blvd.), Bellingham. Check this page for the weekly location: https://www.facebook.com/KeepBellinghamFamiliesWorking/
CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER – Feb. 8th
Each Friday, let’s stand up in solidarity against law enforcement and federal immigration collaboration which leads to the separation of families and deportation. Signs will be provided to help us inform and educate members of our community about how ICE and our federal government are targeting our friends and neighbors, parents and children, here and across our nation, with various forms of persecution.
After the ICE raid on the employees of Granite Precast in Bellingham on 8/29/18, the men who were apprehended were dispersed to different fates. Many of them were deported while others remained in detention, with other workers being released on bond but suffering an inability to return to work. Along with Maru Mora-Villalpando being served papers initiating deportation at the end of 2017, this is another completely abominable action of ICE in our midst, where now they have taken away these community members in the early morning hours without witness of their fellow workers.
If you have questions or concerns, please contact Thad @ 360-223-3135 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
This event is held in an outdoor venue which is wheelchair accessible. If other accommodations are needed please use the contact info above so that we can assist with those.
Every Thursday – Justice for Birchwood, Hosted by Community to Community Development – 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. – 1650 Birchwood Ave, Bellingham
The Birchwood Food Desert Fighters hold a vigil every Thursday from 5:00-6:30 pm to demand access to fresh, affordable food in the Birchwood Neighborhood. Albertson’s closed their doors two years ago after buying out Haggen stores, leaving the Birchwood Neighborhood without an accessible grocery store. Come stand in solidarity for food justice! Meet in the parking lot of the old Albertson’s and proceed to the corner of Northwest and Birchwood Ave.