Kent and Queen Anne’s County Indivisible
Weekly Newsletter, 4/3/2017
“The future depends on what we do in the present”
~ Mahatma Gandhi
The turn out for Rep. Andy Harris’ town hall on March 31 was tremendous! There was a packed house in the 900+ seat auditorium at Chesapeake Community College. Lots of press was present from several state and national outlets, including CNN which live streamed the meeting on their website. We must keep up the momentum and enthusiasm in speaking out for that which we believe is wrong for us, for our neighbors, for our nation, for our future.
Our Members of Congress are preparing for another recess beginning April 8. This is the time we NEED to let them know what we think and how we feel about the issues they’re considering and the actions that lay ahead of them. Want to know more about what you can do during the legislative recess? Check out the Indivisible Guide webinar on Reclaiming Recess (scheduled for Tuesday, April 4 at 9 p.m.).
Actions for the Week
Both Maryland Senators have publicly stated their opposition to Gorsuch for the Supreme Course, but they’re divided on whether or not to filibuster. Sen. Chris VanHollen has stated he will support a filibuster; Sen. Cardin has not. Call Sen. Cardin’s office and tell him to join his Democratic colleagues to filibuster the vote on Gorsuch
#NoProbeNoRobe - Not only is Gorsuch questionable as a Supreme Court nominee (the SCOTUS actually ruled against one of his positions on a day we recently testified before Congress), but the Senate shouldn’t even be considering a nominee until we have clear answers on the Trump Administration’s ties to Russia. Call your Senators to tell them this and if you’re a social media user, spread the #NoProbeNoRobe message.
The Federal Budget recently proposed by Trump cuts A LOT. However, since the House and Senate actually create the federal budget, much of what Trump proposes to cut is not likely to happen. But, our Members of Congress have to hear from us about what really matters. Call Andy Harris, Ben Cardin, Chris Van Hollen and tell them about what you think MUST be funded in our federal budget.
April 4: Screening and discussion of George Orwell’s 1984 at 6 p.m. in Norman James Theatre in Smith Hall on the Washington College campus. This event is free and open to the public and in support of the National Endowments for the Arts and Humanities.
April 14: The Pam Ortiz Band, Songs for Our Future concert to benefit Freestate Justice and the LGBTQ Community
April 15: Tax Day March http://taxmarch.org
April 19: KQA Indivisible Group Meeting, location TBD
April 22: March for Science in D.C.: https://www.marchforscience.com
If you’ve been inspired by watching or participating in various acts of protest and resistance in recent months, check out the Resistance Calendar to find out more about what is happening when, where, why, and how you can get involved!