Sign on and welcome to participants by Dana Offerman
- Chris Hawkins, a new member from California, introduced herself to the group. - Dana indicated that the steering committee is working on obtaining speakers forsubsequent meetings.Send ideas to firstname.lastname@example.org. ITAA Team Reports STATE TEAM – Thea Chalow and Beth Smith -Arizona legislature working to pass vouchers for private schools as well as voter suppression laws.Arizona is leading the nation on voter suppression bills in the system. Of the 1,600 bills introduced, 1,000 have been thrown out. - Finchem asking his followers to get active in RTS because so many progressives register their opposition to Republican bills. - U.S. Supreme Court to hear arguments for and against the voter suppression laws in Arizona. - With the legislature being dominated by Republicans, the voucher bill is likely to pass. - Ducey is asked to get involved. People should start writing to Ducey to veto voter suppression and voucher legislation. - Recall effort against Finchem is being resuscitated.If you would like to get involved, the organizer’s email is email@example.com. - A billboard against Finchem is still a possibility. Funds are being raised by the Pima County Democratic Party. LETTERS TO THE EDITOR – Jacolyn Marshall -Welcome to the team new members was held on February 28, 2021.4 new members have joined.There is now a total of 33 members to the team. -17 letters from the team have been published since January. -Tricia Sauer will post a hyperlink to the letters for statewide Indivisible organizations. -Jackie requested that those who have had letters published to please send her thehyperlink to the letter. Social Media – Helen Herziger -Helen did a slideshow presentation on voting rights and how to effectively talk tosomeone whendiscussing voting rights.Her slide presentation is on the ITAA website under media and messaging. -Contact information for ITAA social media: facebook.com/indivisbletucsonactionalliancetwitter#indivisbletuc www.indivisbletucson.org FEDERAL TEAM – Jan Counts and Karen Harris -Jan and Karen are actively participating with the Indivisible State Federal team.The state team has scheduled a Zoom meeting with Kyrsten Sinema staff for March 11th to discuss her positions on current proposed legislation and the filibuster.The goal is to schedule a meeting with Sinema directly. -The team is working on securing a meeting date with the staff of Mark Kelly. -The state federal team is actively monitoring the status of HR1 and HR51. -Progressive Democrats in Congress are actively lobbying Biden to add 4 seats to the Supreme Court and 2 new Federal Judge positions.
-Dana, Sally and Misty are members of the state redistricting team. Dana advised that redistricting has been delayed due to the lateness of obtaining census data.Theprocess is now slated to be completed by mid-February. -Jacolyn Marshall and Chris Hawkins will meet with Dana on establishing a donornetwork for ITAA which will address donors who support candidates such as Finchemand Gosar.There would be pressure put on donors to stop funding these candidates. If interested in participating, send an email to ITAA (firstname.lastname@example.org)and Dana will send you information. Eileen Hollowell – Report on Testimony for SB1096 -The bill addresses access to care for low- income children and Medicaid funding. Breakout Rooms – Items for Discussion -What motivates you to action? -How do you deal with burnout? -How to you stay focused? -What frustrates you? IDEAS FROM THE BREAKOUTS
DO SOMETHING YOU ENJOY APART FROM POLITICS TAKE TIME OFF AND TAKE BREAKS DO ONE THING A DAY AND BE HAPPY WITH THE SMALL THINGS ACCOMPLISHED WORK LOCALLY AS WELL AS NATIONALLY DONATE FINANCIALLY TO STRONG ORGANIZATIONS GET AWAY IF POSSIBLE. READ HISTORY TO KNOW THINGS WILL GET BETTER WORK WITH LIKE-MINDED PEOPLE UNDERSTAND THAT FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS MAY CHANGE STUDY TRUMP SUPPORTERS TO TRY TO UNDERSTAND THEIR POSITIONS
Dana Offerman – Future Activities -A public service project. Please send suggestions.One idea is to organize a food drive. -Contact Dana if you are having difficulty receiving emails.The Mail Chimp emails can sometimes end up in the junk folder.Make sure you are checking for emails there.
-The next meeting is scheduled for April 5, 2021 at 3:30 via Zoom.