Goodbye 2020: Let's Look Ahead Together
Thanks to all the IMVers who attended the New York State Indivisible Convening on Dec. 12-14! We had one of the strongest showings of any of the 71 groups that attended from across the state. We enjoyed meeting fellow activists from all over New York State--from Long Island and Brooklyn to Rochester and Buffalo and everywhere in between. Together we have been been building power, and we plan to use it to hold our members of Congress accountable and push our state legislators toward progressive laws and equitable budgets in the coming year.
For a preview of what's ahead, please join us for our December 2020 IMV meeting on Sunday, Dec. 20th 3-4 pm. We'll see a brief presentation on democracy and then have a series of breakout groups to discuss our next steps. Please be part of the conversation and our political activism community. Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/
CAFE Fridays Continue
CAFE Fridays will continue today at 10 am, and then pick up again on New Year's Day, Jan. 1st. IMV's weekly get together on Zoom is the best way to stay connected regularly with fellow activists, and all are welcome. Please see the Zoom link in the calendar below; it is the same link every week.
Whether you can make the meeting this morning or not, please call Senators Schumer and Gillibrand and Congressman Brindisi this morning and let them know how important it is that the stimulus packaged be passed immediately. It needs to include assistance to impacted individuals and funds for states and local governments so they can keep schools, hospitals, and other essential services going. Let's tell our MoCs to get this done today.
We're Dreaming of a Brindisi Win
We got the snow, and now we're dreaming of a re-election win for Rep. Anthony Brindisi. We had a good update from Team Brindisi on our Knit the District call last night, and will share what we heard on Sunday with those who missed it. Our fingers are crossed. There's also some critical work to be done in Albany in the coming weeks, and well be very active in that, especially pushing for climate protections and for a budget that raises taxes on the super wealthy to cover the current $50-75B shortfall in the state and ensures that those who have gained the most from living in New York pay their fair share.
Of course, our greatest wish for 2021 is for an end to Covid, and all the pain and suffering it has caused. Everyone, stay home and stay safe. For the sake of family, essential workers and heath care workers, let's all do our part.
The IMV Steering Committee wishes you and yours safe and happy holidays. See you on Sunday, and then again in the New Year!