PREPARES FOR 2018 ELECTIONS
May 1, 2017
MAY 1, 2017
SAN DIEGO –Indivisible voters in North County are demanding to know where Rep. Darrell Issa stands on the latest Republican legislation to replace the Affordable Care Act. The Trump administration is pushing for a vote this week on a plan that promises to drop coverage for millions of Americans and make insurance unaffordable for the 27% of adults under age 65 with pre-existing conditions. In a 2016 Kaiser Family Foundation poll, more than half of Americans (53%) report living in a household with someone who has a pre-existing condition. District 49 activists are already organizing to replace Issa with a Democrat in 2018.
Here are San Diego County Indivisible’s events for the week of May 1.
TUESDAY MAY 2
10 – 11:30
Resist Trump Tuesday: Darrell, Don’t Balloon the Uninsured!
1800 Thibodo Rd. Vista 92081
Rally at Rep. Darrell Issa’s district office (CA-49) to demand he vote against the latest Republican health care bill. To symbolize the 36,400 residents of CA-49 who will lose health care coverageunder this bill, Issa’s constituents will deliver to his office37 balloons filled with 1000 pieces of confetti. It would take more than 300 balloons to represent the 307,000 residents with pre-existing conditions whom, it is estimated, would be unable to afford coverage under this latest GOP abomination.
SATURDAY MAY 6
9 AM – 2 PM
#FlipThe49th Community Organizing Launch
3096 Harding Street Carlsbad 92008
Organized by 49th District Action Council, a coalition that includes Indivisible, this event will begin to convert postcard writers and rally protesters into a grassroots army of citizens to defeat Darrell Issa through training in voter registration, precinct captaining, swing voter engagement and political leadership.
1:30 – 4:30
Youth Summit 2017
Village Park Rec Center #2, 2100 Mountain Vista Drive Encinitas 92024
The Indivisible-affiliated group The Wagon Circle hosts this nonpartisan event to engage students in grades K – 8 in learning about politics and government in a safe, empowering space. Children will learn how to use their voices, respect the views of others, participate in our political process and give back to the community through service.