Late-breaking news and activities of Indivisible Montgomery
Join us for the first Indivisible Montgomery picnic on Saturday, August 18, from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Wheaton Regional Park! In addition to picnicking, we will be gearing up for our major effort to flip the House this November.
On Saturday, June 9th, Cliff Albright, co-founder of the Black Voters Matter Fund, spoke in Montgomery County about minority voter empowerment and building multi-racial electoral coalitions. Black Voters Matter was instrumental in turning out the African American vote for Doug Jones in the December special election in Alabama.
The Communications Committee and the Community Outreach Committee will be putting together a series of short profiles to highlight some of our valued partnerships. The first profile is of MoCoVoters, an organization that was founded specifically to focus on the primaries.
A lot of Indivisible Montgomery’s efforts involve contacting our members of Congress to voice our opinions on the issues they’ll be voting on. However, most of the significant environmental issues in the Trump era are being addressed through changes to regulations, not legislation. There is an established process for changing regulations, and one step in that process is gathering public comments. Learn about this process and how easy it is to make your voice heard!
Are you exhausted from resisting this administration? Some days, I can barely drag myself out of bed to confront the news. Some days, I am so consumed by emotions that I have to completely unplug. If you feel similarly, know that it’s worth it! If you want proof, read Timothy Snyder’s short work, On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century.
On July 31, 2017, the American Constitution Society hosted a webinar discussion with experts on the implications for the rule of law if President Trump were to remove Attorney General Jeff Sessions in the hopes of securing the dismissal of special counsel Robert Mueller and ending the investigation into his campaign’s embroilment with the Russian government.
Report on Panel Discussion: On Monday evening, July 10, 2017, a sold-out crowd attended an event organized by Rockville Resistance and sponsored by Indivisible Montgomery, Indivisible HoCoMD, and Do the Most Good Montgomery County, at the JHU Rockville campus. The event reminded me why I am so angry about Donald Trump, and why we must keep up the fight.
For me, I want my son to stand up for what is right, even on the playground, and being surrounded by thousands of friendly protesters was his first lesson in this!
It’s important to understand how to participate in the Indivisible movement if you’re a federal, state, D.C. or local government employee. The Hatch Act of 1939 outlines how government employees can take part in political activities.
Encryption is the process of transforming information into an unrecognizable form in order to protect the data from unauthorized parties. Computer encryption is based on the science of cryptography, which has been around as long as civilizations have existed
Looking at the coming week, the Senate is likely to hold votes on the nominations of Betsy DeVos and Jeff Sessions. And despite all of our efforts, Ms. DeVos and Mr. Sessions are likely to be confirmed.
Last November, I voted for the first time in the U.S. elections. I had waited for that day for many years. I worked very hard to earn the right to vote in this country. So there’s something I just can’t wrap my head around: People who decide not to vote.