Senator Schumer cancelled his town hall at the last minute, but Indivisibles came anyway and took questions in the sweltering hear of the un-air conditioned sanctuary. The press joined us, with excellent coverage:
Thank you for joining us outside Senator Schumer's house to remind him: Our lives are on the line, Chuck! We were thrilled to co-host this rally with Make the Road NY, which we put together in 25 hours. We thought we would possibly get 30-40 people on such short notice, but instead, we had over 150 attendees.
This rally received tremendous press -- both positive and negative. Regardless, we are thankful for the large turnout and for the attention this rally brought to the issue.
Read our interview in Mic
INBK's Liat Olenick and Steve Wagner spoke at the #GOPTaxScam rally, along with Mayor DeBlasio, Comptroller Scott Stringer, Public Advocate Tish James, Councilspeaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, AFT President Randi Weingarten and other activists and union reps.
INBK's Liat Olenick co-wrote an op-ed in the Daily News with Indivisible Brooklyn's Chris DeNicola about Senator Schumer's "intolerable silence" about the IDC. Days later, Schumer makes his first public statement against the IDC, and Liat and Chris' piece gets the credit in this Huffington Post article!
INBK was on a fascinating and inspiring panel at Progressive Hacknight, along with folks from NY Indivisible, Indivisible Brooklyn, Indivisible Harlem and the national Indivisible Guide team. If you have a tech background, and would like to help us on the technology front, email us at email@example.com!
On August 13th, we expected a small but might crowd -- but instead, 1500+ people joined us in solidarity over 45's recent provocations of North Korea and the horrifying events in Charlottesville.
Our speakers spoke truth to power, and we are grateful to them all: U.S. Rep. Yvette D. Clarke, Public Advocate Letitia James, Comptroller Scott M. Stringer, Assemblymember Robert Carroll, Councilmember Jumaane D. Williams, Assemblymember Jo Anne Simon, Kate Alexander of Peace Action New York State and Molly Nolan of Brooklyn For Peace
News 12 also covered the rally (click link for video).
INBK was thrilled to speak on the panel at Reps. Clarke, Velazquez and Jeffries mega townhall on May 8th. Thanks to everyone who attended!
If you missed it, check out the lifestream HERE -- our presentation begins at the 40 minute mark!