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  • Sun. August 20th: Indivisible Eugene Hike 9:00 – 10:00 am, Mount Pisgah Arboretum, 34901 Frank Parrish Rd, Eugene. Meet at the pay station. Parking fee is $4, so carpooling is recommended. Self-care is important for persistent resistance. This is a family- and dog-friendly hike, so bring your kids and canine friends. Look for Melanie wearing an Indivisible button. Hope to see everyone there!
  • Tues. August 22nd: Resist Trump Tuesday 12:00 – 1:00 pm, Federal Courthouse, 405 E. 8th Ave, Eugene.  This is an ongoing event and happens every week. Signs are available at site for those that stop by during their lunch break.  We hope you will join us.
  • Tues. August 29th: Resist Trump Tuesday 12:00 – 1:00 pm, Federal Courthouse, 405 E. 8th Ave, Eugene.  This is an ongoing event and happens every week. Signs are available at site for those that stop by during their lunch break.  We hope you will join us.
  • Tues. September 19th: Singing Through the Hard Times – Uniting with Music 6:30 – 8:00pm, Wayne Morse Free Speech Plaza, What does democracy look like when we come together to sing songs of peace and hope? Join local musicians and sing along to find out! Lyrics, instrumental accompaniment, and positive thinking provided. For Further Information: 541-579-6332

 

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  • Get involved with INDIVISIBLE Eugene!  If you want to help, we welcome your energy! There are lots of ways to contribute. Send an email to Member Support to let us know you’re interested in contributing your time. The next step will be talking with Member Support to help you figure out which team you would like to join.
    • Here are some specific current needs. Anything pique your interest?
      • someone to help wrangle spreadsheets and manage our contact lists
      • people to brainstorm about fundraising and start working on fundraising projects
      • someone to post our fundraising link on various sites (copy and paste)
      • people to be part of a “rapid response team” who can be available at short notice to attend town halls or demonstrations (we are preparing right now in case Trump files Special Prosecutor Mueller)
      • people to help with canvassing for the Resistance Summer Voter Pledge drive
      • people to attend our new Call Congress Cafe events downtown and at the UO campus. Informal support and information to encourage people to call their MOCs on the spot!
      • someone to help with bookkeeping
      • people to work on publicizing our events by contacting newspapers and radio stations, writing press releases, and designing Facebook events
      • people to liaison with individuals from a wide range of our ally groups (find a contact, get to know the group, check in regularly to exchange information on future plans).
      • setup/takedown team for organizer meetings and open meetings
      • people who are excited to explain the Indivisible mission to members of the public through informal tabling and/or public speaking
      • Attend and/or share any events from above that you can. Being visible, creating a community and working together is what the resistance to this regressive agenda is all about!
  • Call your Members of Congress every day! We recommend 5calls.org or Countable if you want an easy guide.
  • Follow our public Facebook page where you’ll find other ally events as well. We encourage you to share your thoughts and information as well. Share with your friends. If you know of an event that you think should be in our newsletter let us know!
  • Now that we have our paperwork filed you can donate to our group and help fund the resistance! Donate here!

 

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  • On Sunday August 6th we had team meeting and then the second Indivisible Eugene Open Meeting/ Potluck at the Drinking Gourd Elementary School. We had a small but lively group with great conversations and two new members!
  • Also on Sunday August 6th we carpooled from the open meeting/potluck to the Hiroshima-Nagasaki Commemoration at Alton Baker Park. Michael Carrigan of CALC coordinated the beautiful event that included a speech by Mayor Lucy Vinis, The Eugene Taiko performed drumming, we were guided through traditional Japanese Obon dancing and enjoyed music by the Eugene Peace Choir. The event closed at dusk with the floating of candle lanterns on the duck pond while Koto master Mitsuki Dazai played traditional Japanese music. The ceremony honored those who died when the U.S. dropped nuclear bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. , 541-485-1755, c 541-844-4677, calcpeace@efn.org. (Sponsored by: Community Alliance of Lane County (CALC), Womens Action for New Directions (WAND), Justice Not War Coalition, Japanese American Association, Beyond War Northwest.)

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  • On Monday August 7th we participated in Senator Jeff Merkley’s Town Hall at Lane Community College. Prior to Senator Merkley’s Town Hall, our President Lin Woodrich was asked to talk to the English as a Second Language Class, explaining why we have Town Halls and who Senator Merkley is. She stressed that the senator wants to know how we are feeling about the issues and it is our responsibility to make sure he is listening to us.
  • On Tuesday August 8th we co-hosted the Resist Trump Tuesday at the Federal Courthouse.
  • On Sunday August 13th we hosted the Resistance Summer “Get Out The Vote 2018” kick off at Drinking Gourd Elementary School.
  • Also on Sunday August 13th more than 100 people attended a national Indivisible-coordinated candlelight vigil in Eugene to honor the loss of life due to violence in Charlottesville, VA.The day after white supremacists led a protest of the removal of a statue of Robert E. Lee, James Alex Fields Jr. drove his car into an opposition crowd, killing Heather Heyer and wounding 19 others. Two VA state troopers also lost their lives in a helicopter crash while monitoring the march. Eric Richardson, president of the Eugene-Springfield chapter of the NAACP, was the featured speaker and spoke of the importance of healing. Chris Wig, chair of the Democratic Party of Lane County, read “A Message from Charlottesville,” from the head of Indivisible Charlotte. The single-page message urged people who were horrified by Saturday’s events to take heart, take action and hold elected leaders accountable. In addition, the crowd had a moment for inner reflection and sang “We Shall Overcome”, led by Do Mi Stauber. Several in the crowd also spoke, and the vigil was closed by speaking Heather Heyer’s name.
  • On Monday August 14th we attended and live-streamed the “Hate Is Not Welcome in Lane County” #SolidarityWithCharlottesville event hosted by Charlie Landeros. It was located at the EMU Amphitheater and was very well attended. They had powerful and dynamic speakers, excellent event planning and safety as a priority.

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  • On Tuesday August 15th we hosted Resist Trump Tuesday at the Federal Courthouse. Our theme for this rally was “Nukes, North Korea and Trump’s Escalating Tweets.” Michael Carrigan from CALC and Susan Cundiff from WAND spoke eloquently about the dangers of nuclear war.  Lin sent out press releases and KEZI came to do a story. Do Mi sang Down By the Riverside, including “Gonna shut down those violent tweets!”

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If you are able to hike please join us on August 20th
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Our Continued Mission:

As a local Eugene chapter of the national Indivisible movement, we stand together to support and hold our Members of Congress accountable to resist this administration’s regressive agenda. We value inclusion, fairness, and our members’ safety, and resist negative rhetoric. We get our message to our Members of Congress through our presence at Town Hall meetings, rallies at their offices, and member involvement including targeted phone calls and postcards. We are non-violent and lawful in our actions.
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“Indivisible Song” Lyrics
(Show me what democracy looks like! This is what democracy looks like!…)

They’re coming for our safety, they’re coming for our care
They’re coming for the water, they’re coming for the air
We could cower here in terror as the world turns upside down
We could watch them as they take democracy down

But when we rise we’re indivisible
We say Yes there will be justice in this land
They will hear us, they will see us
And the indivisible wall will stand!

Here in all our differences we raise each other’s pride
Shoulder touching shoulder we go forward with the tide
We’ll keep telling them our stories till they learn to empathize
And we won’t let them divide us with their lies

And when we rise we’re indivisible
We say Yes there will be justice in this land
They will hear us, they will see us
And the indivisible wall will stand!

© Do Mi Stauber