Wednesday, March 21. State Action Day. Call the Governor’s office at 804-786-2211. Ask Governor Northam to veto, amend, or support or oppose bills or budget action. See our list of bills that have passed the General Assembly that we want to ask the Governor to act on.
Saturday, March 24. March for Our Lives. Indivisible Arlington invites you to march with us! We will walk towards the march route starting at 11 am. Please meet at the Capital Bikeshare at 7th & C near the L’Enfant Plaza Metro before 11 am. From the L’Enfant Metro, exit at the 7th & Maryland Exit.! MORE INFO
Sunday, April 15. Indivisible Arlington Membership Meeting and Health Care Issues Forum. 2:00 – 4:00 pm at the Central Library Auditorium.
Saturday, May 12. Indivisible Arlington Membership Meeting. 2:00 – 4:00 pm at the Central Library Auditorium.
Sunday, May 13. The Poor People’s Campaign. Kick off 40 days of action starting on Mother’s Day. SIGN UP FOR UPDATES
State Legislative Session
At the Indivisible Arlington Membership Meeting on January 14, 2018, 32 participants voted on Priority State Issues for 2018. The 2018 Legislative Session ended on March 10 without finalizing the state budget, so there will be a special session to resolve the budget as well as a veto session. We will be adding state actions needed, including calls to the Governor to support, veto, or amend bills, to this page in the blue box above.
President Trump requested billions in the Fiscal Year 2018 (FY18) Department of Homeland Security (DHS) spending bill. Every dollar given to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Customs and Border Protection (CBP) builds a mass incarceration and deportation force that can be used against immigrants. The budget includes $21.5 billion for immigration enforcement, $3.1 billion over already elevated levels from last year. This money will be used for:
- Funding for 500 new Border Patrol agents,
- Funding for 1,000 new ICE agents,
- Funding for 51,379 jail beds to detain immigrants,
- The wall and other border security infrastructure,
- 70 additional U.S. Attorneys at the Department of Justice (DOJ) to prosecute people for immigration-related offenses and
- Expansion of the failed 287(g) program that has resulted in racial profiling and the criminalization of immigrant communities
Coming Up on Capitol Hill
Recess will kick off on March 24 (which also happens to be the March for Our Lives!) and ends on April 8. So be sure to read Indivisible’s recess toolkit and start working now!
Our mission: (1) pressure the current government to fight the Trump agenda; (2) elect a new progressive government.