Ep. 128: Indivisible’s Plans for Democracy Reform; Ezra Levin on Flipping Texas Blue

This week, Indivisible’s plans for 2020 and beyond. We talk with Indivisible’s Director of Democracy Policy, Meaghan Hatcher Mays about the many ways progressives can fight to restore our democracy once Trump and the GOP are out of power, and it all starts with filibuster reform. Every legislative item on the progressive agenda likely won’t be possible without getting rid of the filibuster.

Then, continuing our series of discussions from Indivisible’s National Campaign Network, we have our conversation with Indivisible co-executive director Ezra Levin about the very real possibility of flipping his native state of Texas blue.

Come join us for Border to Border with Love to #DefundHate!

Next week is Indivisible’s week of action to #DefundHate. Groups all over the country will be taking part in actions to push our members of Congress to vote to draw down the budgets for ICE and CBP in the upcoming budget vote for fiscal year 2020. And as part of this, here on the west coast, we’re going to be taking part in a caravan that will going from the Canadian border all the way down to the Mexican border to draw attention to the issue.

Starting Saturday, September 7th, a banner will begin traveling south from the Peace Arch in Blaine, gathering signatures from Indivisible members and other affiliated groups along the way.

We’ll be making a number of stops here in Washington state, where people can sign the banner and also make videos for their member of Congress, urging them to DefundHate.

Stephan will personally be bringing the banner to stops in Kirkland, Bellevue, Lakewood, Olympia, and Chehalis, and will be also recording segments with people who come out for the podcast about why this issue is important to them.

For more information, email us at indivisiblepodcast@gmail.com. Hope to see you out there!

Senator Jeannie Darneille’s testimony to the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency as to why they should deny PSE an operating permit for a fracked natural gas plant. www.youtube.com/watch?v=wyiTTPCffFw

Add your voice to deny Puget Sound Energy’s Tacoma LNG permit: actionnetwork.org/letters/deny-the-lng-permit/