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Indivisible State Guide -- Office Hours for Blue State - Shared screen with speaker view
Marian Bodnar
21:27
Please speak up
Kevin Jones
21:29
Volume better when I crank it to the max!
dawna Nolan
22:42
I can't hear at all, my volume turned up all the way. I can hear talking but can't make out words.
Lori Saltveit
22:50
Same
Marian Bodnar/CA39 -Fullerton
22:59
Please speak into the mic = can’t hear!!
Smitha Chadaga
22:59
Smitha Chadaga here - Chair of Indivisible Oregon
Jessica Motsinger
23:06
I can barely hear you.
Jennifer Tanner
23:13
California
Martin Talarico
24:12
Marty Talarico, WA, Wolf-PAC/WA
Jessica Motsinger
24:31
Ok, so it is just Bobby's volume that is low. Thank you
Isabel Warner
25:16
Hi all! I’m Isabel from Indivisible Yolo in CA03 :)
dawna Nolan
26:44
volume still low. can just barely hear.
Sarah Reeske
27:13
I can hear. Hmmm. Wonder what’s happening with Zoom.
Carolyn.WA10.Olympia
27:30
I can hear find now.
Sarah Reeske
27:32
Thank you again for being on this call tonight. Ya’ll are awesome leaders!
Sarah Reeske
28:43
Whoop whoop! Building power!
Michelle Chalfoun
29:47
Environmental legislation is going to have to happen at the state level and quickly!
Abby Johnson
31:33
Hey Jiggy can you share your entire screen
Michelle Chalfoun
33:10
How do we find out the actual text of the bills, amendments etc in a timely fashion?
Martin Talarico
34:07
Environmental legislation or any major of the many issues we face today at the national or state level can be addressed until we support Free and Fair Elections!
Mary Kate
36:13
That’s why we need a guide of all groups in our state along with contacts in those groups -_-
Sarah Reeske
36:30
^^^I see you Mary Kate! <3
Sarah Reeske
36:44
Goal is to work on it more in depth in January for NY.
Michelle Chalfoun
36:47
and who each group’s Senators and Assembly persons are and which committees they are on.
Bobby Michaels
36:56
Mary Kate reach out to your Organizer about connecting to other groups in your state
Carolyn.WA10.Olympia
37:27
Washington State Indivisible Coalition planning 2019 Wa St Leg INDIVISIBLE Lobby Day FB page https://www.facebook.com/groups/WaSICTeam/?ref=bookmarks
Mary Kate
38:00
Sarah is my organizer. I just need names, I can take it from there. I’m very social, lol
Bobby Michaels
38:30
Ah ok, lol. Great job Mary Kate! :)
Carolyn.WA10.Olympia
39:58
LINK TO Wa State Indivisible Coalition Slack Workgroup https://join.slack.com/t/wastatecoalition/shared_invite/enQtNDg3MDQzMzE1MTc0LTY2ZWUxNzUyNjY3YzFjNWNhNWMxZTFkMmZmZTQyZTFiNTlhMGE4NjkzMTUxN2Q4ODU4OTgyZDUwMzRhM2Y5YWU
Sarah Reeske
40:21
We’re going to build a statewide coordinated network of Indivisible groups in NY—woohoo!
Carolyn.WA10.Olympia
40:35
WTG Sarah!
Sarah Reeske
40:55
Would love to learn what has worked and not worked for other states that have or are building a statewide coalition. sarahr@indivisible.org.
Mary Kate
41:46
Can anyone join that, Carolyn? It would be interesting to see if you guys are facing similar issues to us here in NY.
tara herman
41:56
we already have a slack group in NYS - stopped using it cause virtually no one in the state uses it.
Carolyn.WA10.Olympia
42:11
I'll PM you Mary Kate
Sarah Reeske
42:13
^^yes Tara, trying to revamp that for sure.
tara herman
42:26
i would just like the list of contacts across NYS
Mary Kate
43:02
Heyyyy Ricky :)
Jiggy Athilingam
43:12
Here is the link to the powerpoint I just went through!
Jiggy Athilingam
43:12
https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1vaBRUWjkkISZpI9qA4bFm3a7MoIXtLSJmnPKbZWI5-Y/edit?usp=sharing
Jessica Motsinger
43:41
Thank you
tara herman
43:56
the guide is really good jiggy
Jiggy Athilingam
44:05
Glad you liked it tara!
Sarah Reeske
45:09
Indivisible groups defeated the IDC by supporting their primary challengers. We kicked out 6 of 8 in the September primaries.
Sarah Reeske
45:24
We all went wild!
Sarah Reeske
46:46
I have so much hope for what NY groups can accomplish together in 2019!!
tara herman
48:29
the NYS assembly had the luxury of passing legislation cause most never got to the floor in the NYS senate. the assembly no longer has that cover now that we have 39 Dems of 63 seats in the senate - that’s one of the aspects ricky is talking to
tara herman
48:47
there’s a huge backlog of legislation cause of the past IDC
Michelle Chalfoun
49:27
So is the legislation already largely written?
Annie Phillips
50:50
We are on Long Island and would love to work with you.
Sarah Reeske
51:05
I’ll introduce you two Annie!
Carolyn.WA10.Olympia
51:05
Who was that talking?
tara herman
51:09
it has been written - we’re hearing it’s going to be re-written but no sure! same here annie!
Sarah Reeske
51:12
Ricky Silver of Empire State Indivisible.
Carolyn.WA10.Olympia
51:22
Thx
Emily Nord
53:11
I follow Liam Dillon in CA!
Mary Kate
53:16
Twitter is far ahead most often. City and State in NY has been doing some very good work.
tara herman
53:37
here’s links to NYS legislation https://www.nysenate.gov/user/login and http://public.leginfo.state.ny.us/navigate.cgi?NVMUO and
tara herman
53:53
https://legiscan.com/
Kevin Jones
53:56
Thanks for mentioning the Wa State trifecta win in 2017. At that time our State Senate leader Sharon Nelson warned about being too aggressive to avoid a backlash that could threaten the trifecta, particluarly as redistricting is coming up in 2021. Just wondering what your thoughts are in general about the concern expressed by Senator Nelson.
Michelle Chalfoun
55:23
I think we know who OUR legislatures are; but it would be great to have a list of ALL the groups legislatures in one place, with the committees, so we know which groups to contact.
Carolyn.WA10.Olympia
55:38
In Washington: http://leg.wa.gov/legislature/Pages/MemberInformation.aspx, has rosters, links to member pages, caucus pages, email forms to contact them.
Carolyn.WA10.Olympia
56:55
In Washington: Bill information - http://app.leg.wa.gov/billinfo/ and for bill tracking http://app.leg.wa.gov/DLR/user/login.aspx?ReturnUrl=%2fdlr%2fbilltracking%2fdefault.aspx
Mary Kate
57:15
I agree with Michelle. So let’s say I want to talk to the Indivisible’s in Senator So and So’s district- a chart of some type that shows each group with the legislators they correspond to would be REALLY helpful.
Carolyn.WA10.Olympia
57:17
More resources available. Send me a message to WaSICTeam@gmail.com.
Sarah Reeske
58:11
Mary Kate, we can put that in the statewide directory.
Kevin Jones
59:46
Cool - thanks for your thoughts Jiggy.
K T
01:00:01
Are there any specific strategies to protect trifectas?
Karla Albright
01:00:04
any suggestions on how to help with the census count and how that fits into our goals
Carolyn.WA10.Olympia
01:00:06
Yes
Marian Bodnar/CA39 -Fullerton
01:00:10
CA39 is
Jessica Motsinger
01:00:36
Indivisible Illinois we work with them. I am with Indivisible Metro East 😊
Sarah Reeske
01:01:00
Illinois has a great organizer in Marcus!
Kevin Jones
01:02:20
Our 34th Dem group focused on a city council race that had some pretty blatant racism. Progressives won - and it seems we can now shift the dialogue to racial equity, which seems to be a healthy and positive impact on the dialogue at the state level.
Carolyn.WA10.Olympia
01:02:32
State money for the census! Perfect!
Jessica Motsinger
01:02:39
Yes. 👍
Sarah Reeske
01:02:53
Love that Kevin!
Abby Johnson
01:03:06
Thats great !
Karla Albright
01:03:16
Thank you so much for the guide and for this teleconference good work
tara herman
01:03:49
understanding details of given bills
Jessica Motsinger
01:04:02
Geography, and the fact that we don't have the people power 5-7 hours away from Chicago
Smitha Chadaga
01:04:13
it would be very helpful for national to help all state wide groups connect - I have emailed Bobby about this
Carolyn.WA10.Olympia
01:04:24
Getting individuals involved from rural areas far removed by mountains, etc, seems to be a challenge at the moment
Kevin Jones
01:04:34
Wonder if Indivisible National can help us reach out to groups in the state to determine if they are still active. I've had quite a few no response emails...
Marian Bodnar/CA39 -Fullerton
01:04:36
I sometimes have trouble finding the info from state calls - regularly publishing those and the resources shared
Mary Kate
01:04:36
The legislative process is difficult for some of our members.
Michelle Chalfoun
01:04:49
We need a list of contacts.
Michelle Chalfoun
01:04:58
For indivisible groups in our state.
David S
01:05:00
What about advocating and promting independent redistricting.
Isabel Warner
01:05:01
One thing our group runs into both at state and federal level is making the case for pressuring Democrats. We have a lot of folks who assume Dems are “doing the right thing.” Our state Dems are particularly bad, so any tips or thoughts on how to call attention to, say, their connections with lobbyists, would be very useful.
Mary Kate
01:05:07
Connecting across the state is the TOP TOP priority for us in Westchester.
Jessica Motsinger
01:05:10
Yes. Illinois is 8 hours top to bottom. Mostly rural below Springfield
Carolyn.WA10.Olympia
01:05:10
Bobby - can you address what process the national group is going to engage in to fix the list?
tara herman
01:05:12
and most importantly a list of all groups and contacts for each group (including their congressional, state senate and assembly districts, cities/town they cover, FB group link, twitter handle, etc.)
Martin Talarico
01:05:25
Calling legislators in specific states to support Free and Fair Elections through an Article V Limited Convention of the States.
Lori Saltveit
01:05:39
Yes there are dirty dems
Isabel Warner
01:05:44
(our assemblymember took $800k from oil)
dawna Nolan
01:05:46
Press contacts. Specific strategies to recruit and involve people of color.
Jessica Motsinger
01:06:42
All our resources are in Springfield, mostly Chicago too far for folks to be involved or around resources.
David S
01:06:59
Advocating for a voting scorecard. Courage Campaign does it for us in CA.
Carolyn.WA10.Olympia
01:07:09
One of the tasks for the Washington State Indivisible Coalition is to get all chapters to provide current information on their group, digital footprint, current leadership, etc.
Karla Albright
01:07:12
Is there a clearing house or list of all past teleconferences that can be easily found and accessed
Mary Kate
01:07:15
We took the IDC down by educating voters every single day for months on end. We were working to take down IDC members before we even had people to primary them.
tara herman
01:07:26
for NYS, we will have a video shortly explaining both how a bill becomes law and the budget process. it also includes when we can advocate during these processes. will share when it’s available
Michelle Chalfoun
01:07:38
One of the problems we have here in Nassau County is the party machine tells us who is going to run for what. One or 2 white guys in a room decide who runs for which position, and it’s hard to get people to be willing to break with that party structure, or primary.
Annie Phillips
01:08:17
Yes to Michelle's point, our democractic party is not operating as a democracy
Karla Albright
01:08:41
Any suggestions on how to maintain a relationship with within state but our of district legislators that we helped get them elected by canvassing and phone banking etc
Annie Phillips
01:09:01
We have gotten committee spots, but they do not allow committee members to vote. All decisions are back room
tara herman
01:09:05
michelle, starting in 2017, activists in westchester started to run for district leader and much progress has been made.
Carolyn.WA10.Olympia
01:09:19
It would be great if you could create a reference doc to discuss the phone trees Bobby described.
Martin Talarico
01:09:39
Thanks, great call!
Lauren.CA12.San Francisco
01:09:42
Well done, Jiggy on both your preso and the awesome state guide! Thank you.
Jiggy Athilingam
01:10:41
thanks!
Kevin Jones
01:10:44
Good idea Bobby - thanks
Carolyn.WA10.Olympia
01:10:51
Thank you Bobby!
tara herman
01:12:18
thank you
Lori Saltveit
01:12:19
Thank you!
Isabel Warner
01:12:21
Thank you all!
Kevin Jones
01:12:22
When is the next call?
Michelle Chalfoun
01:12:22
I’d like a discussion about primarying some time in a future call
Carolyn.WA10.Olympia
01:12:24
THANKS ALL!
Annie Phillips
01:12:25
thank you
Mary Kate
01:12:26
Thanks!
Marian Bodnar/CA39 -Fullerton
01:12:27
Thank you!!
Jiggy Athilingam
01:12:29
Thanks everyone!
Isabel Warner
01:12:33
Primary discussion would be great!
Smitha Chadaga
01:12:37
thanks everyone!
Marian Bodnar/CA39 -Fullerton
01:12:51
How do you suggest we organize within our groups to help with the State strong group?
Jean Sloan
01:12:51
Thank you all. Most helpful!
dawna Nolan
01:12:51
I've asked about people of color multiple times....not getting much feedback?
Abby Johnson
01:12:59
Thank you Bobby!
Michelle Chalfoun
01:15:06
Dawna, Annie Phillips and I belong to a different group in our area called the Women’s Diversity Network to get women of different races/ethnicities to work together.
Michelle Chalfoun
01:15:43
Women’s Diverstiy Network is a new org created in our area in order to get people out of their silos.
Jiggy Athilingam
01:15:59
+1 to bobby
Jiggy Athilingam
01:18:32
I’m going to jump off, good to chat with you all!
Abby Johnson
01:20:05
++Michelle
Karla Albright
01:20:15
Is there a contact number for women’s diversity network?
Michelle Chalfoun
01:22:55
Annie Phillips also hosted a series of “Cocktails and Conversations” in our area and invited leaders from different groups (Rabbi, AME church etc) and we partner with our Mother’s Demand group.
Michelle Chalfoun
01:23:52
Karla Albright, try to find them on FaceBook.
Michelle Chalfoun
01:24:03
I’m looking now
Sarah Reeske
01:24:21
If any NYers need to reach out to me, please email me at sarahr@indivisible.org.
Michelle Chalfoun
01:25:44
Okay, on FB they are called Women’s Diversity Network. On Twitter:@LIWomenDvrsty
Michelle Chalfoun
01:27:10
The founder is Shanequa Levin. Her email is founder@womensdiversitynetwork.org. At the moment it is just a local effort, but she may be able to help you figure out how to start one in your area.
Michelle Chalfoun
01:27:43
Ciao!