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Save our Democracy Challenge

At minute 25-28 Bruce Hahne is speaking about what we can do to ensure that our vote is counted, that the electoral college counts our vote and the next president is inaugurated.  Submitted by Alicia Barella  recording of ISP’s Democracy Vigil w/Ro Khanna / Join the “Save Our Democracy Challenge”

Happy New Year, TWW/Indivisible - Los Gatos members!

Happy New Year, TWW/Indivisible - Los Gatos members!

Welcome back. It is a new year and it could not be clearer that democracy is at risk. But it is not all doom and gloom. Biden has brought many victories: the 1T infrastructure bill, the 1.9T relief bill, 6.4mil job gains, 3.9% unemployment, a soaring stock market and the GDP is on pace for 5-6% growth. We rejoined the Paris Accord, the WHO and reversed the Muslim ban. We reunited separated families, cut child poverty in half and vaccinated 72% of adults. Biden has appointed and confirmed more federal judges than any first-term President since Reagan. And there are still 3 more Biden years with talk of changing the filibuster and movement to strengthen the Electoral College Act.

However, our democracy is more at risk today than it was before Biden. And we also recognize that you are tired. That is OK, be good to yourself, pace yourself and continue to work with your strengths, but do not despair.

TWW is streamlining our structure. We will be meeting once a month for general meetings with action opportunities at the end for those who want to make an impact. Our newsletter will also be streamlined with links sending you to our excellent website for the latest podcasts, readings etc. Another link will send you to our action spreadsheet for the latest actions. This way we can be nimbler and more responsive.

Gather your energy because this is an important election year and we need you.

In the words of Robert Hubbell, "Do More, Worry Less." ...No amount of worry will alter the outcome of events in 2022—but our actions will."

Thank you for every action you have taken to be fully informed and involved citizens. There is no more important time to join together to promote our collective progressive values to save America.


Karla Albright (408-666-6426), Lori Chaykin (408-230-9669 - text please), and Kjirste Morrell.

January 6 Vigil for Democracy

Indivisible South Peninsula is inviting us to a special event on January 5th, 2022, at 7:00 PM - our Remembrance of the January 6th, 2021 attack on the Capitol, as well as our Call to Action to save our democracy, with introductory remarks by special guest Congressman Ro Khanna (CA-17), and a talk on election subversion by local organizer Bruce Hahne
Click HERE to sign up.
PLEASE NOTE:  although the Mobilize signup page says "January 6th, 7:00 PM," our event will take place on Wednesday, January 5th, 7:00 to 8:15 PM.

More actions - week of Dec 06

Support Los Gatos Town Council Sign up to attend a town council meeting in 2021 in support of the LG Town council and Mayor Sayoc. Meetings scheduled for Dec 7 & 21. There is also a meeting at 5 pm on the 7th regarding housing and the draft 2040 general plan. Vice Mayor Rob Rennie will be sworn in as mayor on Dec 14, with in person attendance.

Fair Districting - Commissioners are trying to complete their line drawing this month. You can comment here on-line, or call into a meeting.

Read/Listen/Watch - week of Dec 06

Words to Win By podcast season 2, episode 2 tells the inspiring story of a small group that defeated a campaign of the well-funded and politically powerful far right in Switzerland. Contains lessons for us all.

Technology Review article: How Facebook and Google fund global misinformation. Even worse than you thought, worth reading to have an idea of what to look out for.

Local News - Stand up against Hate

By now all of you have heard about the vitriol spewing from a handful of agitators at Town Council meetings. This incendiary speech has resulted in Council sessions now conducted on zoom, new ordinances making it illegal to harass elected officials at their homes or harass the officials' families during council meetings.

  • News media are covering the Los Gatos United Against Hate march.

  • NBC Bay Area 

  • Support the Town Council at their next meeting on Nov 16 at 7pm.


Redistricting is currently taking place in California. Have you been paying attention to how it will affect your town? The district lines currently being visualized would mark big changes for Los Gatos. Look at the new state maps,  comment on  specific vizualizations, or general issues. The SJ Spotlight had a recent article about the proposed maps.


Great Local News: Karen Rubio's letter to the editor was published on 11/2/21 titled, Los Gatos is pushing back against hate, divisiveness. Bragging rights- her letter was linked in Anna Eshoo's 11/5 newsletter!

UPCOMING EVENTS

TWW General Meeting

Jan 24, 2018

Electoral Advocacy

TWW General Meeting

Feb 07 2018

TWW General Meeting

Jan 10, 2018

TWW General Meeting

Feb 28, 2018

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8/15/20 Event kickoff on ZOOM
8/15/20 Event kickoff on ZOOM

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Lobby Day in Sacramento
Lobby Day in Sacramento

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