Attend a Town Hall!

Congress is on break from April 10-21, which means your representatives should be back in their home districts. Enter your zipcode on the Town Hall Project website to find Town Halls near you!

Here in Los Angeles, Senator Dianne Feinstein is holding a town hall on Thursday, April 20 at 11am (doors open at 10am) at the First African Methodist Episcopal Church of Los Angeles at 2270 S Harvard Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90018. RSVPs are required and space is limited. Sign up here.

Senator Kamala Harris will also be visiting LA. Her town hall is on Friday, April 21 from 3:30-5pm (doors open at 2:30pm) at the Holman United Methodist Church at 3320 W Adams Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90018. RSVPs are required and space is limited. Sign up here.

Indivisible Claremont/Freedom Uprising Meeting Tonight

Indivisible Claremont has invited Freedom Uprising to co-host a meeting tonight at 7pm at St. Ambrose Church at 830 W. Bonita Ave in Claremont, CA. We’ll kick off the meeting with a 45-minute presentation about civic engagement by Freedom Uprising co-leader Jan Roselle and then break up into small groups to discuss actions focused on specific topics like health care and immigration. You’ll have the opportunity to sign up for an Action Group matching your interests.

Please sign up here if you’re interested in attending and bring your friends with you!

Attend a Freedom Uprising Training on 4/9

Mark your calendars! Our next Freedom Uprising training session will be on Sunday, April 9 at 3:30pm at the Monte Vista Unitarian Universalist Church at 9185 Monte Vista Ave, Montclair, CA. This training will review the responsibilities of the different branches of government and how regular citizens can impact legislation, including a discussion of what kinds of political action are most effective. Please allow time to find parking. RSVPs are encouraged, but not required. Please sign up here to help us estimate attendance.

Rallies & Town Halls in the LA Area

Today’s national action is to visit your members of Congress. We’ve made life easier for our local members by consulting the Indivisible Action Page and compiling a list of events near you. Follow the links below to sign up!

2/21/17: Tony Cárdenas Town Hall (D CA-29th)

  • Time: 3:30pm – 5:30pm
  • Location: Cesar E Chavez Learning Academies-Social Justice, 1001 Arroyo St, San Fernando, CA 91340
  • Event Description: Let’s make our voices heard. This is Tony Cardenas first town hall since the inauguration. This is specifically to talk about the ACA. Come prepared to listen or ask questions. Either one is fine!
  • RSVPs: Not required.

2/22/17: Ken Calvert Protest at Mission Inn (R CA-42nd)

  • Time: 11:00am – 2:00pm
  • Location: Mission Inn, 3649 Mission Inn Ave, Riverside, CA 92501
  • Event Description: Congressman Ken Calvert from California’s Congressional District 42 hasn’t held a public town hall in at least 8 years, but he is holding a $250/plate fundraiser at the Mission Inn! Join us to let him know his constituents deserve to be heard. Bring signs (no sticks or posts) demanding a town hall or letting Calvert know your views on his policies. Meet us at the Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf on Mission Inn Ave, across from the Mission Inn, at 11am. We’ll walk over and protest peacefully outside the Mission Inn, taking care not to disrupt businesses or traffic. Stand with us, Indivisible!
  • RSVPs: Not required.

2/24/17: Town Hall with Adam Schiff (D-CA 28th)

  • Time: 7:00pm – 8:30pm
  • Location: Glendale Community College Mainstage Theatre, 1500 N. Verdugo Rd., Glendale, CA 91208
  • Event Description: You’re invited to attend a conversation with Rep. Schiff about the crisis in the refugee program. Representatives from the International Rescue Committee (IRC), Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC), Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (HIAS), and ACLU will join Rep. Schiff on a discussion panel.
  • RSVPs: Required. Email SchiffRSVP@mail.house.gov.
  • Parking: Free. Park in Lot B.

2/24/17: We Want a Town Hall with Darrell Issa Rally! (R CA-49th)

  • Time: 4:00pm – 9:00pm
  • Location: CBS Television City, 7800 Beverly Blvd., Corner of Beverly and Fairfax, Los Angeles, CA 90036
  • Event Description: A member of Indivisible Congress #33 has discovered where Darrell Issa will be on Friday. He can’t make our Town Hall tomorrow, Feb. 21st, but he found time to be on the Bill Maher Show! Care to join fellow constituents of District 49 and surprise him? If so, join us for a protest outside CBS Television City! The Maher Show is from 5:30-8:30 pm and the rally will run from 4:00-9:00 (or as long as you can). Bring your signs and posters demanding a town hall with Issa!
  • RSVPs: Not required, but you can sign up at https://www.meetup.com/indivisible-north-san-diego-county/

2/24/17: Community Meeting w/ Congressman Brad Sherman (D CA-30th)

  • Time: 3:30pm – 5:30pm
  • Location: Van Nuys State Building Auditorium, 6150 Van Nuys Blvd, Van Nuys, CA 91401
  • Event Description: Join Congressman Brad Sherman and [State Rep. Matthew Dababneh] for a Community Meeting to discuss issues affecting our community and state or to share your ideas for possible legislation. The Congressman and [State Rep. Matthew Dababneh] will also have staff available to assist you with issues you are having with state or federal agencies.
  • RSVPs: Not required.

2/24/17: Mimi Walters Rally (R CA-45th)

  • Time: 3:00pm
  • Location: Mimi’s District Office, 3333 Michelson Drive Suite 230, Irvine, CA 92612
  • Event Description: Demand Mimi Walters speak out to protect her constituents. No Muslim Ban! Demand Regular town-hall meetings with constituents, Immediately stop supporting policies that accelerate global warming, Take action to support and protect all residents living in CA-45 regardless of religious beliefs, and Support woman’s reproductive rights. See event page for full list of demands.
  • RSVPs: Not required.

Fight Back Against ICE Raids

At least 100 people have been picked up and detained by ICE today in Southern CA. Lawyers are posted up downtown. If you have any names, birthdays, info of those that have been picked up, please contact Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles (CHIRLA).
If yourself or anyone you know has recently been detained by ICE (immigration customs enforcement) please contact CHIRLA at 1-888-624-4752.

From Rapid Response Network: “Please pass this information to your networks. We have been receiving information of ICE raids happening in Van Nuys, Downey, San Bernardino, Santa Paula. We have confirmed the following information:
– ICE is going to people’s homes.
– People targeted have existing orders of deportation, old removal orders.
– Those involved in the sweep have no prior criminal convictions.”