SB346, SB436 and SB572

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SB346, SB436 and SB572 are on the agenda of the Senate Criminal Justice Committee meeting on Tuesday, November 12. Bill                  Sponsor         Title SB 346              Bradley               Controlled Substances Reduces prison sentencing for non-violent crimes; requires that custodial interrogations be electronically recorded. Proportionality and transparency are critical elements for fairness and justice in sentencing and incarceration. SB 436              Montford           Youth in Confinement Prohibits a youth from being placed in disciplinary confinement. Solitary confinement denies youth access to school services, recreation, or appropriate mental health services. SB 572              Brandes              Extension of Confinement Extends the limits of confinement to allow an inmate to participate in supervised community release. Frees prison facilities and resources for incarcerating violent criminal offenders. Contact your Senator by email or phone and urge him or her to support these bills.  You…
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Florida Senate Bill 172 Action Alert

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Florida Senate Bill 172 Action Alert SB172 is on the agenda of the Senate Innovation, Industry and Technology Committee meeting on Monday, November 4. Bill                       Sponsor              Title      SB 172               Bradley               Florida Drug and Cosmetic Act Preempts the regulation of over-the-counter proprietary drugs or cosmetics to the state.  Preemption by the state precludes residents from enacting public policy initiatives that address issues of concern in their local communities. Recent studies have found that sunscreen chemicals oxybenzone and octinoxate damage corals.  Healthy coral reefs are significant tourist attractions to many Florida coastal communities. Contact your Senator by email or phone and urge him or her to oppose this bill.  You can also text the word ‘State’ on Messenger, Twitter, Telegram, or to 50409 on SMS.  Include your name, ZIP code and contact information in…
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Solidarity Social for activists and their friends

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Solidarity Social for activists and their friendsSunday Oct 6, 4-7pmJoin us for Potluck and chillin together at the St Petersburg home of Karen Slovin BermanRSVP required to Karensocialjustice@gmail.com. Address provided after RSVP We are taking time to be social for improved mental health! Join us in our effort to bond in community to foster life-balance and sanity restoration, and fun and networking too. Many of us have been consumed with doing the work for change for the past 3 (long!) years… Bring what you want to drink and a dish to share. Please keep the food simple and easy, we are tired and weary workers for change! Difficult to bring a dish?..don’t worry, just come!This is the first of a new social experiment. With many local activist groups participating and sending out…
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FEDERAL ACTION ALERT – Election Security National Day of Action Tuesday, September 17

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Call Senators Rubio and Scott and demand they take immediate action to secure our elections. Sample Script for Senator Scott: Hi, my name is _ and I’m calling from zip code to urge Senator Scott to help secure $600 million in election security funding to help states protect voter data and replace paperless voting systems with voter-marked paper ballots and scanners. We need to be able to trust in the fairness of our elections and the accuracy of the results. Our democracy is at state and I urge you to do what’s right!Thank you! Senator Scott: DC 202-224-5274 Sample Script for Senator Rubio: Hi, my name is _ and I’m calling from zip code _ to urge Senator Rubio to secure the $600 million in election security funding that is…
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Your 5 Weekly To-Dos from Indivisible National

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 Your 5 weekly to-dos Sign up to attend a debate watch party for June 26-27.Indivisibles across the country will be gathering on June 26 and 27 in living rooms, restaurants, and bars to cheer on our candidates and push for a nominee who truly represents our values. Find an event with your local Indivisible chapter today or host your own an invite your friends! Keep up the heat and call on Congress to reject money for Trump’s deportation machine. The House Appropriations Committee will meet tomorrow, June 11, to mark up (meaning: debate and offer amendments to) the funding bill for the Department of Homeland Security, which houses the agencies that implement Trump’s mass deportation agenda. While there’s a lot of good news about the bill, the first draft of…
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End of Session Action Alert

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The following bills have passed both the House and Senate and are on the Governor’s desk awaiting his signature or veto. He must act by June 6 or they become law without his signature. Contact the Governor Executive Office of Governor Ron DeSantis 400 S Monroe St., Tallahassee, FL 32399 Call (850) 488-7146 or Email or Text via Resistbot (Text ‘State’ to 50409 and follow the prompts). and urge him to APPROVE the following: HB19/SB1528 Prescription Drug Importation Programs    Creates programs for purpose of safely importing cost-effective prescription drugs into state from Canada & other foreign nations HB49/SB332 Incarcerated Women      Provides a more dignified and humane environment for incarcerated women, respectful treatment from male guards and free sanitary products. HB851/SB540 Human Trafficking        Raises awareness of human trafficking. HB171/SB366 Infectious Disease Elimination…
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This Week’s ToDos from Indivisible.org

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No more money for Trump’s deportation machine. Trump wants billions more in supplemental funding for detention beds, ICE boots, and deadly border enforcement. We’re hearing that Congressional Democrats have agreed to give him large portions of that money. Tell your member of Congress (MoC) you expect them to #DefundHate by voting no on any additional money for Trump’s cruel immigration policies. It’s time to pass the Dream and Promise Act. The markup (debate and amendment period) for H.R. 6 is scheduled for May 22, which means Democrats are on the cusp of finally standing up to Trump’s cruel, racist immigration policies. But there’s still a risk they’ll try to water down this bill in committee before it gets a final vote; make sure to call your MoC and tell them…
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 Your 5 weekly to-dos from Indivisible.org

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 Your 5 weekly to-dos The proper solution for a president who obstructs justice is impeachment. Whether it’s his actions to obstruct the Mueller investigation or his demands that members of his administration stonewall Congressional investigations, Trump has committed acts that should be addressed in an impeachment investigation. Write a letter to your MoC, or make a call, to make sure that your MoC knows you want them to support Rep. Rashida Tlaib’s resolution, H.R. 257, to open an impeachment inquiry. It’s time to take a stand on the Dream and Promise Act. House Democrats already delayed their markup of H.R. 6, the Dream and Promise Act, once before. Now it’s time for them to make passing this legislation in its current, strong form a priority. Members on the House Judiciary…
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Indivisible weekly to-dos May 6, 2019

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Demand that your MoC oppose giving Trump’s deportation machine more money. The administration doesn’t need billions more in DHS funding for detentions, deportations, and immigration enforcement agents. Your MoC should say no to Trump’s supplemental funding request. It’s time for your MoCs to support an impeachment inquiry. Rep. Rashida Tlaib introduced H.Res. 257 a little over a month ago to open an impeachment inquiry in the House Judiciary Committee in response to Trump’s obstruction of justice and corruption. You can write a letter to your MoC, or make a call, to make sure that your MoC knows you want them to support beginning the process of impeaching Trump. Tell your members of Congress to act on H.R. 6, the Dream and Promise Act. House Democrats need to pass H.R. 6…
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H.R. 6, the Dream and Promise Act, Medicare for All, Demand legislation to bring drug prices down

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Tell your members of Congress (MoCs) not to water down H.R. 6, the Dream and Promise Act. H.R. 6 is scheduled for markup (amended and voted on) in the House Judiciary Committee next week. Even though Democrats have a majority in the Committee, we’re hearing reports that they intend to weaken the bill in order to “inoculate” it from Republican attacks. Call your MoC and tell them to pass a strong H.R. 6, the Dream and Promise Act! Make it clear you support Medicare for All. The House is going to have the first-ever hearing on Rep. Pramila Jayapal’s Medicare for All Acttomorrow. The fact that it’s happening is a testament to the hard work of activists who have built momentum around this bill. It’s time to keep it up…
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