Category: Updates from John

National Day of Action: #TrumpTaxScam Sit-Ins

Monday the 27th will be a national day of action against the Trump Taxscam. All 6,000 Indivisible Groups will be taking action to kill the Motion to Proceed in the Senate on this horror of a taxscam bill.

We in OR-1 are blessed with a representative and senators who are working on the side of the angels, so we will have no sit-ins at their offices!

Instead we will meet for an hour at NW Cornell and NW Murray to protest with signs. Our event will start at 12;00 noon and end at 1:00 PM.

RSVP if you can attend so we an get the right number of signs. RSVP to, or to Karyn on Facebook.

See you then.

Update 10-19-2017 – Sister District, Canvass for Manka, and Cider Festival Outreach

Just an update here.

Indivisible Cedar Mill committed to sending 1,000 postcards out supporting Mike Mullin in the 93rd District in VA. It’s important to keep VA blue, and to support what I hope will be a blue governor, Ralph Northam, there! Democrat Northam currently leads in the polls, but, as always, turn-out is everything!We will know how Mullin and Northam does on November 7th.

The preliminary grunt work on the postcards took  some members’ time and energy! Lisa-1. Lisa-2. Tess, Kathy and Marilyn all did yeoperson (ugh!)  work in processing the cards, and getting them into usable retail bundles. Many hands made the work lighter than I thought possible. Thank you.

I don ‘t have the names of all the members (and non-members) who bought packets of cards, wrote the messages and dropped them in the mail. There were 30-40 of you and I thank you deeply.

We did not have any cards to support Manka Dhingra in Seattle. She is running for the Washington state senate and, when she wins,  the senate will turn bright blue. Right now, it is purple —  tied. This campaign is worth our total effort. You can have a fine time in the Seattle area on Nov 4th and 5th, canvassing for Manka for three hours or so each day, and going crazy after that. For information, sign-up, and, maybe, accommodations, go to

And finally, (gasp!) we had a table at the Cider Festival in Cedar Mill last Sunday, handsomely designed and equipped by Meagan. Mercedes, Marilyn, Sue and Meagan all took turns staffing the table, and informed lots of people about resistance to Trump and Indivisible Cedar Mill’s role in opposing him. Thanks to all who helped in the outreach.

Bob Corker’s Truth to Power

Over the weekend, the NYT published an interview with Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee. In the interview, Corker all but called for the removal of Trump from office. He characterized the White House as an ‘adult day care center’ and said, perhaps elsewhere than in the interview, that it is obvious that somebody missed their shift supervising Trump at the center.

Corker is the first Republican senator to call out Trump. He said that many of his colleagues were well aware of the WH problem, and would like to solve it, but lack the will to speak out. Here is the interview:

Please call one or more of the numbers listed below for Senator Corker and thank him for his observations and his courage. Flood his offices with mazel tovs.

Senator Bob Corker


Memphis – 901-683-1910

Nashville – 615-279-8125

Knoxville – 865-637-4180

Jackson – 731-664-2294

Tri-cities – 423-753-2263

Chatanooga – 423-756-5313

Don’t feel that you have to stop with one call. We, as a nation, need to get Trump out of office even at the expense of getting Pence in. Trump is just too dangerous to ignore, and Corker may be the start of a movement

Support him, please.


John Fox.