Join INBK and WHARR to start 2018 with a bang! We'll be hearing from grassroots activist leader and candidate for congress Liuba Grechen Shirley about her campaign and organizing efforts on Long Island. We'll also have more information on ways to get involved with us for the month ahead-- as well as PIZZA!
Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
53 Prospect Park West
It's been a year hasn't it?
To celebrate the first year anniversary of the Womens March, visAbleblackwoman Productions presents: Drunken Civics ~ Pussy Grabs Back.
We are bringing together an all female ensemble of some of New York City's finest improvisers to celebrate the resilience, diversity and determination of the 21st century feminist movement.
We open the evening with our voter registration happy hour led by our Community Coalition which includes Indivisible Nation Brooklyn (IDK). Then comes an hour of comedy! The theme of the evening is "If I could Turn back Time". The first set will be a storyteller will share an experience harassment and the improv actors will flip the script and make it funny. The second set will be inspired by audience member's stories of coexisting with a crumbling patriarchy.
Enjoy complimentary glass of wine for happy hour and, feel free to BYOB.
The wins in Virginia and Alabama prove that our organizing efforts ARE working! It's time to unite forces and get to know one another in community and laughter so that we can continue working towards change for the next three years.
In addition to raising the joy factor, Drunken Civics provides the opportunity for New Yorkers to take immediate civic action because a percentage of each ticket purchased is donated to the US Virgin Islands Recovery fund. We do this because laughter provides healing; connection provides a space to learn; and compassion and donations, no matter how small, make a difference.
If you can't make the show, please make a donation to The US Virgin Islands Recovery Fund.
Drunken Civics ~ Pussy Grabs Back!!
Monday January 15, 2018
6:30-7:30 Voter Information Happy Hour
7:30 - 8:30 Drunken Civics- Pussy Grabs Back
A.R.T NY - Alliance of Resident Theaters
138 South Oxford Street
The Great Room
Brooklyn, NY 11217
Drunken Civics Community Coalition members:
Indivisible Nation BK (INBK)
Brooklyn Voters Alliance
Host: Jeanine T. Abraham
Guest storyteller: Milly Tamarez
Devon Courtney T Knight
Save the date for tabling with INBK! There's no better way to get involved than joining us for some winter tabling at Grand Army Plaza and Fort Greene's Farmers Markets -- get to know your fellow resisters AND meet more people in your communities, all while getting hundreds of letters to elected signed.
Interested in volunteering? Check out the action_tabling channel on our Slack or drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org to join our mailing list and Slack channel -- and mention tabling in your email!
Join the New York Immigration Coalition and our partners outside New York Senator Chuck Schumer's office to demand he take strong action to pass a clean DREAM Act!
Congress failed to pass a clean DREAM Act in 2017.
Thousands of young immigrants have already lost their status and thousands more will lose their protection in 2018.
We need a clean DREAM Act NOW!
CO-SPONSORS (LIST IN FORMATION):
Asian American Federation
Arab American Association of New York
Chayya Community Development Corporation
New York DREAMers
New Immigrant Community Empowerment
New York State Immigrant Action Fund
More info and RSVP HERE
Join Make the Road outside Schumer's apartment building at 9 Prospect Park West. While they hope to gather to celebrate the successful passage of the DREAM Act, the mood will be decidedly less cheerful if he fails to uphold his promise.
Cosponsored by INBK, New York Immigrant Coaltion, Move On, CREDO, Center for Popular Democracy, United We Dream, Working Families Party, Empire State Indivisible, 32BJ SEIU and more!
Facebook event HERE
Senator Schumer and Senate Democrats have a chance to make demands with the upcoming budget vote scheduled for Dec. 22nd.
Want him to USE this leverage?
Join us for this “Woman Up, Chuck!” rally near his apartment building just off Grand Army Plaza in Park Slope, Brooklyn to send a clear message to Senator Schumer: Use your leverage to pass a clean #DREAMActnow.
Remember those WTF Chuck rallies last year? Senator Schumer definitely does - he’s talked about them with us! Let’s inspire him once again to not just man up, but to WOMAN UP and take a stand for Dreamers on Dec. 22nd.
RSVP on the FB event AND using this google form.
On Tuesday, December 19th, immigrant youth and allies will rally outside Sen. Chuck Schumer’s office to call on him to bring home a clean DREAM Act before the end of the year.
Last week, the immigrant rights movement led its largest-ever showing of civil disobedience in its history and the urgency for a clean DREAM Act is increasing daily, as more than 100 youth lose DACA every 24 hours.
As budget negotiations head to their conclusion, New Yorkers need Senator Schumer to use all of his legislative might to ensure a clean Dream Act is passed before the end of the year
780 Third Avenue
Facebook event HERE.
On December 14, Governor Cuomo is holding a fundraiser in Manhattan – and we’ll be outside, urging him to get New York off fossil fuels.
We’ll be calling on Cuomo walk the talk on climate change by stopping fossil fuel infrastructure and leading a transition to 100 percent renewable energy. The fundraiser features special guests Bon Jovi and Bill Clinton, but we’ll be rocking our own rally for clean energy!
New York faces an onslaught of pipelines, power plants, and other projects that transport and burn fracked oil and gas, including the Williams pipeline, the Pilgrim pipelines, the CPV power plant, the Albany micro-grid and much more. Governor Cuomo must be a true climate leader by halting these dangerous projects and moving New York to 100 percent renewable energy.
We will be joined by housing affordability activists who will be calling on Cuomo to support housing policies that prioritize and deliver real affordability for the most economically vulnerable households.
This rally is hosted by NYRenews and sponsors include INBK, New York Communities for Change, Food & Water Watch, Sane Energy Project, Empire State Indivisible, 350Brooklyn, Riverkeeper, Surfrider NYC, 350NYC, United for Action, NY Renews, NYC Chapter of Democratic Socialists of America, Three Parks Independent Democrats.
For more information, or to RSVP, please contact Laura Shindell at Food & Water Watch: email@example.com. Facebook event HERE.
On December 14, Steve Bannon will be in NYC fundraising for Rep. Lee Zeldin. It's Bannon’s first fundraiser for a House Representative, and we have to show up big if we're going to make it his last.
After Steve Bannon was ousted from the White House (we helped do that!), he set his sights on Congress with a plan to elect extremists who support Trump and his white supremacist agenda.
We need to make it clear that Steve Bannon and his white supremacist agenda are NOT welcome in New York or in Congress.
Help us bring our message to Rep. Lee Zeldin and every Member of Congress: if they're willing to threaten our communities by giving a platform to Steve Bannon's hateful agenda for their own political gain, we're going to do everything in our power to hold them accountable.
Share and invite your friends, and sign our petition:
More details to be announced!
CO-SPONSORS: Bend the Arc Jewish Action, Show Up LI, Let's Visit Lee Zeldin, Suffolk Progressives, Resist and Replace, Long Island Progressive Coalition, PEER/NYPAN: Progressive East End Reformers
A simple hashtag - #metoo - spoke for millions who were sexually abused and opened the floodgates for us to speak out, be seen, and support each other. Silenced no longer, we rise to give voice to our experience and to change the tide of how sexual abuse victims are treated in America. Let us stand and be counted together to put an end to smearing anyone who dares to speak out, an end to questioning why we wait so long after our bodies, hearts, souls and psyches first suffered. Let us rise together and be counted. #metoomarchnyc
Hosted by Fight Back Bay Ridge and Staten Island 4 Change
at 265 New Dorp Lane in Staten Island.
Next Tues., Dec. 5th, scores of activists from across the county are descending on Washington DC for a mass march and rally against the Tax Bill. Many will be conducting civil disobedience to “stop business as usual” in the Capitol. It’s possible that the House may be holding a vote on the Senate bill that day. Our press rally will be in solidarity with those down in DC.
Also, by bringing all our forces together, both across NY-11 and the broader city, we’ll be joining in solidarity with each other to oppose the tax bill and call on Rep Dan. Donovan to do the right thing for ALL NYC residents, our health care system, our city, and our state. We’re all in this together!
The NY-11 Healthcare Coalition is calling on Rep. Dan Donovan to stand strong in his opposition to the GOP Tax Bill when it comes back to the House next week. We will thank Donovan for voting against the House health care repeal bill in May and the House tax bill in November. Please come support this event and bring a friend!
Facebook Event HERE
Join us to hear what INBK has been up to, learn how to get involved and meet two candidates running for State Senate in 2018: Zellnor Myrie, running in the Democratic primary vs. Jesse Hamilton, and Ross Barkan who is running against Republican Martin Golden in Bay Ridge.
Repair the World
808 Nostrand Avenue
Facebook event HERE
We are disappointed to report that the New York State Democratic Party cancelled our 12/2 event, in no small part due to the backlash against their terrible "deal" they are trying to broker with the IDC. Read our statement with Empire State Indivisible, Indivisible Brooklyn and Indivisible Harlem HERE
Show Congress that there is broad resistance to Trump’s agenda. Join Not One Penny and Indivisible UWS. They'll be marching along 34th Street among the shoppers with a "Not One Penny of Tax Cuts for the Rich" banner, in NOP t-shirts carrying NOP, GOP Tax Scam signs and giant checks [from Medicare/Medicaid to Billionaires and Corporations. People can take selfies with the giant checks and send them to their representatives.
Greeley Square at 33 St between Bway and 6 Ave
New York, NY 10001
We have a unique chance to hold to account the most powerful player in Brooklyn's criminal legal system: District Attorney Eric Gonzalez. On Monday, November 20 at 7pm, CBE will host District Attorney Gonzalez at a community forum in our sanctuary, along with #GetOrganizedBK and congregations from across "Brownstone Brooklyn." We aim to aim to have 1,000 people unite to ask DA Gonzalez to publicly commit to reforms that will help reduce mass incarceration, close Rikers Island, protect people from deportation, and make the legal system less racially biased. Please attend and bring others! Doors open at 6:30. This event is being planned by CBE's Dismantling Racism Team.
Join us at our next general meeting and hear from NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer! Hear what we've been up to, brainstorm for future actions and learn how YOU can help us resist on a federal and state level!
Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
53 Prospect Park West
Join INBK and Rep. Nydia Velazquez at a rally against the #TrumpTaxScam on the steps of City Hall at 1pm!
OnWednesday, November 8 at 7:30 PM in the sanctuary, CBE’s Dismantling Racism Team will host another special, interactive event: a candid discussion about race, our criminal legal system, and what we can do to change it, with:
Jim St. Germain, Activist and Author of A Stone of Hope
Edwin Raymond, Police Sergeant
Jane-Roberte Sampeur, Criminal Defense Attorney
Martin Feinman, Juvenile Rights Attorney
Please click here to RSVP
If you are near Westchester (or have friends who are), our friends at Up2Us need help: Westchester for GOTV for George Latimer. The Mercers have just given his Republican opponent $1million in PAC money.
They are looking for phone banking and canvassing help between 11/3-11/7:
Sign up: http://bit.ly/LatimerGOTV
In memory of the 5th Anniversary of Superstorm Sandy, join hundreds of groups in a march across the Brooklyn Bridge to call for climate action NOW.
EARTH CELEBRATIONS @ the 5th Anniversary March for Sandy
March for Climate Action
Saturday, October 28, 11 AM – 2 PM
Cadman Plaza (75 Henry St. Brooklyn, NY) — march over Brooklyn Bridge to City Hall
Facebook event HERE
For more info, go to https://sandy5.org/#actions
The GOP is one step closer to passing their disastrous tax plan. Come out to join elected officials, activists, and those affected to SAY NO! No tricks for us, no treats for millionaires and huge corporations!
(It will be done in time for you to join the Sandy 5 March, too)
Brooklyn College, 2705 Campus Road, Brooklyn, NY 11210
*FREE EVENT - ADVANCE REGISTRATION REQUIRED*
As part of the Superstorm Sandy fifth anniversary week of action, 350Brooklyn and Brooklyn College Urban Sustainability Program invite you to our upcoming Town Hall on climate change. The Climate Solutions Town Hall on October 24th is an important opportunity to demand that our state legislators provide meaningful leadership and take aggressive measures to address the crisis of global warming.
Our panel includes representatives from New York Renews, the New York City Environmental Justice Alliance, Turn the Tide and Sean Sweeney, Director of the CUNY International Program for Labor, Climate and Environment. All State Senators and Assembly Members representing Brooklyn are invited, and we look forward to engaging them in this critical conversation.
As Trump succeeds daily in his war on the environment--dismantling regulations that safeguard the land, water and air, protecting the fossil fuel industry and accelerating climate change--states must take action and our representatives must be held accountable. Rising temperatures, devastating storms, and increased flooding are all major problems in Brooklyn and New York State, and will only get worse as we continue to heat the planet. Join us in urging our elected officials to build resiliency in our communities, and make New York a global leader in the fight against climate change. On the 5th anniversary of Hurricane Sandy, we put our state politicians on notice: engage for change!
Congresswoman Clarke to Host Telephone Town Hall on the State of DACA and TPS
WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke will host a telephone town hall and Facebook Live event on October 12th at 7 p.m. Clarke, experts, and advocates will discuss Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), Temporary Protected Status (TPS), and other pressing immigration issues.
WHO: U.S. Representative Yvette D. Clarke (NY-09). Community Leaders and issue area experts*
WHAT: Telephone Town Hall | State of Immigration: DACA, TPS, and other pressing immigration issues.
WHEN: Thursday, October 12th at 7 p.m.
CALL IN INFO: 877-295-7710 or TEXT REPCLARKE to 828282 to register
LIVESTREAM: The event will stream live here.