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Indivisible Asheville/WNC
Indivisible Asheville/WNCFriday, July 10th, 2020 at 5:19pm
Making change in the 2020 election will take all of us.

What are you willing to work for?

Health Care for All
Racial Justice
Protecting Our Democracy
Fighting Climate Change
Funding Public Education
Immigration Reform & Immigrant Rights
Living Wages & Economic Justice
LGBTQIA Rights
Women's Rights
Reproductive Rights

There's so much at stake!

Join Indivisible AVL's efforts to get out the progressive vote in Buncombe County. https://indivisibleavl.org/2020-vote/
Indivisible Asheville/WNC
Indivisible Asheville/WNCThursday, July 9th, 2020 at 5:44pm
CALL TO ACTION: Call on City Leaders to make reparations to the Black community.

The Racial Justice Coalition asks Asheville residents to contact the mayor and city council members to ask that they consider the issue of reparations at the July 14 City Council Meeting. Please help the RJC reach their goal of 1,000 calls/emails to City County by tomorrow, Friday, 7/10.

See comments for more information about the debt owed to our Black neighbors.
Indivisible Asheville/WNC
Indivisible Asheville/WNCWednesday, July 8th, 2020 at 1:38pm
WE CAN MAKE CHANGE in November!

We just have to work together to get out the vote in Buncombe County!

In 2014, Thom Tillis won his U.S. Senate seat by just 45,000 votes across all of North Carolina.

Buncombe County has more than 75,000 progressive voters, including about 41,000 who don't always go to the polls.

If we get more of our progressive friends and neighbors to the polls right here at home, BUNCOMBE COUNTY VOTERS CAN MAKE THE DIFFERENCE in national & state races: president, U.S. senator, U.S. house, N.C. governor -- not to mention ensuring that we have local leaders who will work for all Buncombe residents.

We know how to get out the vote!

Join us: https://indivisibleavl.org/2020-vote/
Andrea Biondi
Andrea BiondiWednesday, July 8th, 2020 at 12:02pm
Phone and Email Scripts for contacting your Senators and Representatives about the ICE ban on International Students:

PHONE SCRIPT

Hello, my name is [name here]. I’m a constituent from [city/state], ZIP code [5-digit ZIP] (OR I am a student at _______, which is located in your district.). I am calling to speak against the latest modifications to COVID-19 exemptions under ICE’s Student and Exchange Visitor Program, which would disallow international students on F-1 and M-1 visas taking online-only courses from remaining in the country.

International students affected by these guidelines will be forced to transfer to another college for in-person classes, or leave the country entirely. This is highly discriminatory and unnecessarily cruel towards a population that is already experiencing disproportionate uncertainty during this pandemic. In 2018, international students contributed over (XX amount from the NAFSA link) to the (State/District). People whose jobs depend on a thriving international student community make up a significant part of your constituency.

I call on you and your colleagues to strongly support reversing or repealing this policy that would forcibly remove hundreds of thousands of scholars from the country. Thank you.

EMAIL SCRIPT

Dear Representative/Senator ________,

My name is ___ and I am a constituent from [city/state], ZIP code [5-digit ZIP] (OR I am a student at [college/university], which is located in your district.). I am writing to urge you to take a strong stance against Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) recent Student Exchange and Visitor Program (SEVP) policy change, which will prevent students with nonimmigrant F-1 and M-1 student visas from maintaining their legal residency in the United States if their college switches to online only instruction. This policy would force many international students to either transfer to another institution for in-person coursework or to leave the United States entirely.

Forcing international students to transfer is unrealistic and financially untenable for many. Additionally, many international students will face unsafe and/or unsuitable learning conditions in their home countries; some students will be without access to the internet, electricity, or other services that would allow individuals to participate in online learning. Lastly, traveling presents a high risk for contracting and spreading COVID-19.

International students are a vital part of our universities and economy. The number of international students choosing to come to the U.S. is already declining, and this new policy would further reduce those numbers. Colleges and universities faced with declining government funding require international students’ tuition to stay afloat, and the U.S. economy at large relies heavily on foreign workers’ expertise and contributions. In 2018, international students contributed over (XX amount from the NAFSA link) to the (State/District). People whose jobs depend on a thriving international student community make up a significant part of your constituency. This pressure to retain international students is forcing colleges and universities to offer in-person instruction, counter to public health recommendations. Thus, allowing international students to remain in the United States regardless of mode of instruction is vital to ensuring that international students at American colleges and universities are able to stay safe, financially secure, and healthy during these challenging times.

These new regulations are just another example of the Trump administration’s xenophobic campaign to curtail immigration. I urge you and your colleagues in the House of Representatives/Senate to stand against ICE’s newest attack on immigrants, and to strongly support the repeal of these new SEVP policy changes.

Thank you for your time,

Federal Contact Numbers:

Thom Tillis: DC: (202) 224-6342

Richard Burr DC: (202) 224-3154

Tim Scott (SC): Washington, DC: 202-224-6121

Lindsey Graham (SC): Washington, DC: 202-224-5972

House:
Indivisible Asheville/WNC
Indivisible Asheville/WNCTuesday, July 7th, 2020 at 1:42pm
In just 100 days we can cast our ballots for leaders who will protect and strengthen our democracy.

Let's work together now to get our friends & neighbors ready to VOTE for change!

Join us this Saturday, July 11th to have easy phone conversations with progressive Buncombe voters: https://indivisibleavl.org/event/july-virtual-canvass/.
Indivisible Asheville/WNC
Indivisible Asheville/WNCMonday, July 6th, 2020 at 3:18pm
Looking for ways to fight racism? Help us get out the vote!

SIGN UP to call voters with us this Sat, July 11th here: https://indivisibleavl.org/2020-vote/2020-voter-engagement-campaign-events/

Ending racism will take many strategies and electing leaders who will fight against racist policies is a critical part of this work.

Join Indivisible Asheville to get progressive voters to the polls this fall. TOGETHER we can make our community and our country a land of opportunity for all.

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