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The Tax Scam is not law yet. Here’s what we need to do right now to fight back as the bill heads to conference:
See below to take action on other Federal Issues.
Indivisible Arlington Happy Hour: 2017 Election Celebration. Wednesday, December 6, 4:00-8:00 PM, Samuel Beckett Irish Gastro Pub, 2800 S. Randolph St #110.
State Legislature 102. Monday, December 11, 6:30–8:00 PM, Arlington Mill Community Center, Room 527, 909 S. Dinwiddie St. Delegate Alfonso Lopez will provide guidance on how constituents can best make their voices heard in the state legislature. Register
To those of you who voted on November 7… Thank you! Turnout matters. Each vote counts. Lots of people volunteered countless hours and expended great effort to get out the vote for progressive candidates. (Official Election Results)
Fifteen traditionally GOP-controlled House of Delegates seats in Virginia flipped to the Democrats, giving the Democrats 49 seats. Three seats are still undecided and subject to recounts. (Sources: Virginia Public Access Project, BallotPedia)
As a special initiative during the election, Indivisible Arlington adopted three candidates for the House of Delegates. Debra Rodman defeated her Republican incumbent; Alfonso Lopez coasted to victory; and Veronica Coleman nearly upset her opponent.
Some more perspective: In winning the Lieutenant Governorship, Justin Fairfax is only the second African American to be elected to statewide office in Virginia. In winning a House of Delegates Seat, Danica Roem is the first openly transgender candidate to be elected to office in Virginia. We also elected the first out lesbian delegate, the first Asian American woman delegate, and the first two Latina delegates.
What’s more, it proves that progressives can win on the issues by rolling up their sleeves and engaging people with a positive message (and by working hard).
Congratulations to everyone who worked hard, organized, engaged and supported candidates up and down the ballot. Remember, it’s not what you can do as an individual, it’s what WE can do together.
Our mission: (1) pressure the current government to fight the Trump agenda; (2) elect a new progressive government.
As we move from Virginia to Alabama to every district in the country, we have a long, hard fight ahead of us leading up to the 2018 midterm elections. But we’re excited to build on our success in Virginia!
As always, there are several federal issues that need action. Please choose a couple of the issues below that are most important to you, follow the links to see background information and sample call scripts from Indivisible, and call your Members of Congress!
- Fight Trump’s Tax Scam
- Defend the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Program
- Block Trump’s ACA Sabotage
- Fight White Supremacy
- Speak Out Against Trump’s Warmongering on North Korea
- Prevent Gun Violence
- No Muslim Ban Ever
- Reauthorize the Children’s Health Insurance Program
- Provide Disaster Relief for Victims of Hurricane Maria
- Tell Trump He Can’t Fire Mueller