Catch the Blue Wave – Clemson Area Indivisible Potluck Social, September 9

Get ready to “Catch the Blue Wave” – an Indivisible Potluck Social on Sunday evening, September 9th, 6pm-8pm at the new Fire Station community room on Issaqueena Trail. Kids welcome! (We’ll even have a fire station tour for kids at 6:30)

Let’s get to know one another and strategize about how to move towards the midterms (and other challenges) with a positive and energized front. Invite some friends. We surely will need one another in the days ahead❤️.

In addition to one another, let’s:

  • MEET MARY GEREN, Candidate for Congress, SC District #3
  • MEET LUCY HOFFMAN, Candidate for SC House District #10
  • MEET JODY GAULIN, Candidate for SC House District #2

…all of whom will be in attendance 🙂

 

We encourage folks to:

  • WEAR BLUE
  • BRING ALONG SOME FINGER FOOD OR SIMPLE DESSERTS TO SHARE
  • TOTE ALONG A FRIEND OR TWO OR THREE

…but really, none of those things are necessary, just bring yourself.

We will have ways to volunteer, various kinds of sign up sheets, voter registration info, opportunities to donate, candidate stickers, and candidate signs…perhaps even a few prizes and surprises!

If you’d like to volunteer to help or to let us know you’re coming, please leave your comments or questions on our Clemson Area Indivisible Facebook page.

Being Human is A Pre-Existing Condition, Meetup at Graham’s Pendleton office, July 19th!

Act Now: This seems like the final push to pass a fast-tracked single-party ACA repeal bill. We want to let Lindsey Graham know we are still watching. Join us at noon on the Pendleton Town Square on 7/19/2017 to express your opinion of the latest (and last?) GOP-only bill.

Our theme: Sooner or later, we’ll all have a pre-existing condition. Let’s do the right thing for the people who are already there. We’ll have some patient’s robes as props… since everyone ends up in them sometime.

Bring non-perishable food: We’re collecting donations for our local food banks. If our less fortunate neighbors are being thrown off Medicaid, or having their premiums hiked, we all need to pitch in. This is a way to do it. I hope everyone can bring something.

Indivisible Clemson at the Arts Festival, May 20th, sign up

Hi all, please sign up if you can volunteer at the Clemson Arts Festival with Indivisible Clemson! The festival is on Saturday, May 20th in downtown Clemson at Catherine Smith Plaza/Edgewood Ave/Jaycee Park.

We will be inviting festival attendees to decorate and mail a postcard, and we will have two kinds on hand created specifically for the festival: postcards to send to our Members of Congress encouraging them to support funding for the arts in the federal budget, and postcards to send to our local Clemson City Council members encouraging them to fund the Arts Center out of the hospitality tax. We need volunteers to help set up and break down the table, as well as take shifts at the table throughout the festival.
Thank you for participating in this fun community event!

Action Item for April 15 Unanswered Questions: SC3 Citizen Town Hall

Please join with your fellow citizens of South Carolina’s Third Congressional District for a Citizen Town Hall from 9AM-10:30AM on April 15.

-Come with Questions and Concerns! This is a great chance to make your voice heard.
-Families Welcome! Playground available and it should be a beautiful morning.
-Plenty of Parking at Abel Baptist Church behind the Community Center

Review Jeff Duncan’s record on key votes here: http://votesmart.org/candidate/key-votes/47967/jeff-duncan

ACTION ITEM February 13 – City of Clemson City Council Work Session

“For those interested in City of Clemson issues, and in particular transportation and making Clemson more pedestrian and bike-friendly: 
On Monday, February 13th at 6:30 pm, the Clemson City Council will be holding a work session regarding the proposal to reduce parking for future mixed-use developments in downtown Clemson. My understanding is that developers would have the option to build fewer parking spaces and instead would pay fees that would go into a transportation fund to improve the bus service and pedestrian and bike access downtown. The work session is open to the public and provides an opportunity to learn more about the proposal and get a sense of the council members’ thoughts on the proposal and whether or not they will support it.” -Pam

Link to city council event: http://www.cityofclemson.org/city/city-council-work-session-02132017

Jan 30th – Emergency Call to Stand Against Trump’s Muslim and Refugee Bans

From Indivisible website:

“Last week, Trump signed an Executive Order halting all refugee admissions and barring people from many predominantly Muslim countries from entering the United States. This vicious, hateful Executive Order undermines everything that America stands for. But remember, Trump’s agenda doesn’t depend on Trump—it depends on YOUR members of Congress rubber-stamping it.

To explain how you can resist, Indivisible is co-hosting a big planning call with Asian Americans Advancing Justice (AAAJ), American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), International Refugee Assistance Project (IRAP), and National Immigration Law Center (NILC) TONIGHT (Monday) at 9pm (ET) / 6pm (PST).

Sign up here to RSVP! By entering your phone number and submitting this form, you authorize Indivisible to use an automated system to contact you via phone call at the number you provided. This call will happen at 9pm (ET) / 6pm (PST) on Monday, January 30, 2017. Additional rates may apply.”

Schedule of Information Sessions at Clemson University regarding ban

From President Jim Clements:

“Our international students, faculty and staff, and their families, are a valued and vital part of our university community. Furthermore, diversity and inclusion are foundational values of our university and necessary for Clemson to fulfill its mission. In order to support anyone who has questions or concerns about the executive order, we have scheduled a series of informational sessions, starting today, that are open to anyone who wishes to attend.

All sessions will be held in the McKissick Theatre at the Hendrix Student Center. Dr. Sharon Nagy, Associate Provost for Global Engagement, and members of her team will be on hand to answer your questions and listen to your concerns.  Times are as follows:

  • Today, Monday 30: 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
  •  Tuesday, January 31: Noon – 1:30 p.m.
  •  Wednesday, February 1: 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
  •  Thursday, February 2: 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.”

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