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Thank you so much for tuning into the SECOND episode of our brand new series, Indivisible
Now, we launched this series last week and we’re SUPER excited about it.
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Now, we have a LOT to cover in this week’s episode.
As of today we are officially 105 days away from the general election.
That means that the next time you see me, we’ll be less than a hundred days away from
Now, that might sound a little scary.
But — it’s also exciting!
That means that in 105 days, we can literally change the world.
We can put a decisive end to the Trump presidency, kick Mitch McConnell out of office, and take
his Senate majority, too.
And once we’re in power, we’ll be able to fight for some of the most progressive
legislation in US history.
BUT, for any of that to happen, we need to put in the work.
And I don’t need to tell you all that the stakes are...astronomical.
We are seeing the consequences of this administration every single day with the Coronavirus pandemic.
And...things are only getting worse.
Just this past weekend we saw over 120,000 new cases of COVID-19.
We’ve now had 42 days in a row where the seven-day average of cases is trending upwards.
Over 50 million people have filed for unemployment since the pandemic began.
And, you know how this president likes to talk about America leading?
Well, we are leading.
In all the wrong ways.
We’re leading the world with over 140,000 deaths from the coronavirus.
We’re leading the world with over 3.7 million infections.
Meanwhile, what has the president done?
He bragged about slowing down testing.
He ridiculed masks for months — even though we now know they’re incredibly effective
at slowing the spread of the pandemic.
And make no mistake — Mitch McConnell and his Republican friends in the Senate have
enabled each and every one of Trump’s terrible decisions in his “handling” of the pandemic.
Take the Heroes Act, for example.
House Democrats passed the Heroes Act 70 days ago — and it’s been sitting on Mitch McConnell’s
desk ever since.
We NEED to pass the Heroes Act to protect our elections, keep people on payrolls, give
financial relief to those who need it, and make sure that EVERYONE is included in COVID
relief efforts, including immigrants.
This is unacceptable.
People are DYING, and Mitch McConnell and the president continue to play politics with
But, it’s not hopeless.
We CAN do something about it.
In fact, Indivisibles ARE doing something about it.
This Thursday, Indivisibles around the country are calling their Senators to DEMAND that
they pass the Heroes Act, including 3.6 BILLION dollars in election funding.
And you can join, too!
Click the link in the description and we’ll connect you with your senators so you can
make your voice heard.
This is SO important.
I mean, not only does our public health depend on passing the Heroes Act, but our Democracy
is at stake too.
We NEED you to make these calls on Thursday.
Now, unfortunately, the Coronavirus and Senate Republicans are not the only threats to our
Democracy right now.
We’ve all been paying VERY close attention to the horror coming out of Portland, where
federal agents have been TERRORIZING peaceful protestors.
Picking them up off the street, drenching them in tear gas, putting them in unmarked
These tactics — which, by the way, CBP and ICE have been using for YEARS at the border
— aren’t just wrong.
They are fascist.
Under the racist guise of “law and order” — the Trump administration is literally
using fascist tactics to suppress peaceful protests in Portland, and who knows where
they’ll do it next.
Despite these violent, authoritarian scare tactics from the Trump administration, peaceful
protestors in Portland and around the country continue to show up every single day to fight
for Black lives.
But we HAVE to do something to put an end to this administration’s gross abuse of
power before it gets even more out of hand.
And, once again, we CAN do something about it.
Later this week, the Senate will vote on the National Defense Authorization Act (or NDAA),
and we are DEMANDING that the bill include an amendment offered by Oregon Senators Jeff
Merkley and Ron Wyden, which would prevent federal agents from entering local jurisdictions
unless they’re invited...and if they are invited, they would be required to be identifiable
while on the job.
It’s hard to believe we’re at a point where we need legislation to prevent us from
falling into a fascist police state, but, here we are.
And once again, we need YOU.
We need to call your Senators and DEMAND that the NDAA include the Merkley-Wyden Portland
And if it doesn’t, they need to vote against it.
This has to stop.
And in some more troubling yet unsurprising news, President Trump said this weekend that
he might not accept the results of the 2020 election...which, again, shouldn’t have
come as a surprise to anyone — the man doesn’t care about the Constitution, or anything,
really, other than maintaining his own power.
Fortunately, we have a plan to protect the results of the election.
We’re building a coalition of voters that will be ready to mobilize if Trump refuses
to accept the results of the November 3rd election, and we need YOU to be a part of
Visit PROTECT-THE-RESULTS-DOT-COM right now to sign up and help save our democracy from
the threat the threat that is Donald Trump.
Day after day, week after week, we are seeing the Trump administration chip away at our
At our norms, our institutions, our laws.
And they’re also trying to chip away at our spirit, our hope, our commitment to fight
for change this November and beyond.
But every single day, this movement shows that we’re stronger than they are.
From the protestors in Portland and around the country who are fighting for Black lives;
to our essential workers who are putting their lives on the line to fight this ruthless pandemic,
even if their government won’t help them; to all of you who are making phone calls,
sending texts, organizing your friends and family.
We are so much stronger than this president thinks we are.
And it’s inspiring — it’s inspiring every single day, but it’s especially inspiring
right now, as we continue to mourn and celebrate the life of the legendary Congressman John
Lewis, who passed away last Friday.
John Lewis was an American hero.
A giant among men, who carried the cause of racial justice on his shoulders — from Selma,
to the March on Washington, to the halls of Congress — and fought for that cause until
his dying breath.
John Lewis reminded us with his words and with his actions that we cannot get lost in
a sea of despair.
That we have to be optimistic, that we have to be hopeful.
And yes, that we have to be willing to get into good trouble, when necessary.
We will continue to honor John Lewis’s life with action each and every day, to the election
And we know you’ll do the same.
Thanks so much for tuning into our second episode of Indivisible Weekly.
Don’t forget to check out the description below, we have lots of useful links for exciting
ways YOU can get involved this week, including a VERY important anti-racism and allyship
livestream that we’re hosting with our friends at MoveOn and other progressive organizations
this Thursday night.
We’re also hosting a couple of text bank trainings this week so that you can get ready
to get involved this election cycle.
Checkout the signup links for those in the description as well, and don’t forget — we
want to hear from you!
Click the Soapboxx link in the description below, and send us a video telling us why
this election is personal to you — and why you’re in this fight
Thanks again for watching Indivisible Weekly.
Be sure to like and subscribe, and share this episode with your friends and family!
Take care, I’ll see you all next week.