Indivisible Ferndale did it again! This past Thursday, we met again to write and address postcards in support of Democrat Harley Rouda who is running against incumbent Republican Dana Rohrabacher in congressional district CA-48. This time we upped the ante and completed 500 postcards! And we already completed 250 postcards in support of Katie Hill who is running against Republican incumbent Steven Knight in congressional district CA-25.
Next week, Barb and I will be traveling down to the Bay Area. On the way, we will meet up with our Sonoma County Indivisible friends to pick up an additional 250 postcards for Harley and 200 postcards for Democrat Jessica Morse who is running against incumbent Republican Tom McClintock in congressional district CA-4. Read about Jessica and her campaign here.
We will bring postcards and scripts to the IF Representation committee meeting on Tuesday, September 25. For those who are not attending the committee meeting, we will also have postcards available on our front porch beginning September 26.
This will be the last batch of postcards to voters, so get in on the ACTION! In October, we will be providing opportunities to text and call voters in California congressional campaigns. BTW, we raised the money necessary for the next round of postage at our postcard writing sessions. THANK YOU, Indivisible Ferndale!
The Race for Ferndale’s Next Mayor
Just in case you hadn’t heard . . . there’s a race for the next mayor of Ferndale coming on November 6. The two candidates are Stephen Nunes and current council member, Michael Sweeney. Read all about it here (from the Times-Standard).
A message from National Indivisible about Brett Kavanaugh
After two days of intense questioning from Democrats on the Judiciary Committee, Supreme Court Justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh only further proved to us that our rights and democracy are in danger. Now that his confirmation hearings are over, Republicans have the finish line in sight — and they want to sprint through it before we can mobilize against Kavanaugh.
Here are three things we learned from Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearing:
1️⃣He refused to commit to upholding Roe v. Wade.
2️⃣He refused to say whether he believes a president must comply with a subpoena.
3️⃣He refused to reveal whether he has discussed the Mueller investigation with people in Trump’s orbit.
On top of all of that, documents from Kavanaugh’s time in the Bush White House published by the New York Times on Thursday revealed that Kavanaugh believes that the Supreme Court can overturn Roe v. Wade. AND it appears he perjured himself during his prior confirmation hearings for DC’s Circuit Court of Appeals in 2004 and 2006.
This confirms, and puts into the public record, what we already knew: Brett Kavanaugh is utterly unfit to sit on the Supreme Court, and every Senator should vote no on his nomination.
We can still #StopKavanaugh, but it won’t be easy.
Here are the steps you can continue to take in this fight:
There are some glimmers of hope — polls show that Kavanaugh is one of the most unpopular Supreme Court nominees ever, and constituents across the country have mobilized to demand that they vote no on Kavanaugh. This fight will define the direction of the court — and our country — for decades to come, and we have to leave it all on the field.
Together, We are Indivisible!