Defending Democracy with Informed Community Action in WNC

Success is going from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm.

— Abraham Lincoln

Medicare/SS Action Team

Medicare & Social Security Action Teams

MISSION STATEMENT

We will use all legal means to stop Congress and the White House administration from cutting Medicare & Social Security benefits.

VISION STATEMENT

We will help Medicare & Social Security benefits remain available for all who qualify (under currently defined requirements) as well as enlist the help of Congress and the White House to instill livable cost of living raises (COLAs).

If you are interested in learning more reach us at medicare-ss@indivisibleavl.org.

FOCUS GROUPS TEAMS

  • Medicare
  • Social Security

Main concern for both teams is the impact of privatization.  For the negative effects, please refer to privatization (or creation of) Charter Schools and our federal prison system.

ACTIONS WE TAKE

  • Focus for both teams is privatization impact
  • Daily calls to representatives locally & in DC
  • Sending postcards, marching, protesting
  • Ensuring no articles posted (FB, etc.) are lies; correcting them
  • Meeting every other week in teams & once-a-month in a group
  • Meeting with local representatives from AARP to local representatives

Show Up & Speak Out: Rep. Mark Meadows Coming to Asheville 4/20

Rep. Mark Meadows, representing WNC’s 11th Congressional District (Candler, Fletcher, Hendersonville, Fletcher, Woodfin, Weaverville), is making a quiet stop in Asheville on Thursday, April 20. If you’d like to send him a message, show up and bring your signs in peaceful protest to remind him of the issues that are important to his constituents! WHO:      Rep. Mark…
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ERA Postcard & Women’s Reproductive Rights Poster Party

Drop in any time between 5:00 and 8:00- we will have postcards to support the ERA in NC, and we'll make posters for our upcoming trip to Charlotte to advocate for reproductive rights at Senator Tillis's office! Donations for supplies and postage welcome but totally optional.
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Equal Rights Amendment Calls to Rules Committee

The ERA bill is currently sitting in the Rules Committee and for it to move forward, it must be put on the agenda. These 4 calls are to the House and Senate leaders who have the power to put it on the agenda.
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Support NC Senate Bill 554 – Fair Redistricting

Tuesday April 4 is the final day that North Carolina Senators can co-sponsor Senate Bill 554, the fair redistricting bill. Call or email your Senator now and ask them to sponsor Senate Bill 554. Ask your red county friends to call and email, too! Why is Senate Bill 554 so important? We all know that North…
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NC Senate Alert: Oppose SB 325

NC Senate Bill 325 proposes a $1 billion tax cut that primarily benefits the wealthy and corporations. This bill is expected to go to the floor of the Senate on Tuesday, April 4th. Please call your state senator on Monday and ask them to vote NO on this bill to preserve revenue for the programs needed to serve all…
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Supreme Court Alert: Tell Sen. Tillis by April 2 to Stop the Confirmation of Neil Gorsuch

The Senate Committee on the Judiciary will vote on Judge Neil Gorsuch’s nomination to the Supreme Court on Monday, April 3rd at 10:00 am.  Senator Thom Tillis is a member of this committee. If he is confirmed by the Committee, his nomination will go to the full Senate for a final vote (date TBD). Call…
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Communication within your Focus Group

Use a "Secret" Facebook group to create a private communication platform for your group. This way you can share ideas, actions and events easily.

Medicare/SS Focus Groups

More information to come.