Indivisible Nantucket – Meeting in Hendrix Hall , February 19, 2017
Natalie Chambers,Jack Weinhold, and Teena Loftin – Facilitators –
Susan Richards – Notetaker
Present: Sign in sheet passed around – approx 47 in attendance
Natalie: This is a recess week – 3 areas to focus on according to Indivisible with our representatives:
- Obama care – ACA – Keating spoke about – what are the most (Susan work on research and
- Supreme Court nomination
- Immigrant ban
Jack: Explanation of our history and why we’re here/what we’re doing – Indivisible National – started 9 weeks ago – 7,000 groups have formulated in those 9 weeks – Read the Guide!!! – very important information! Passed around Keating letter with explanation of why we need an INDEPENDENT committee to investigate Trump-Russian connection – Indivisible Nantucket is linked up with MoveOn.org now…. HUGE database of names and growing!
Teena: At brunch with Keating – Keating is coming to Nantucket during April break – we need to be sure we attend in numbers – He knows that we are in “crisis” … Keating is a foreign policy expert – We need volunteers to research Keating… get to know him better… Resource: Congress.gov – Main question to Keating at brunch – How do we help you? – Richard Lofton is going to be our public relations manager. MA State party has created a list of who the congressional districts with the ability to flip in 2018…. If you have friends/family in those areas – contact them to call their congress people
Possibility of Warren coming in the summer. Question about Markey – should we have him come – he was in the Clamshell alliance – Expert on telecommunications
Alison – Tech update – needs help with website… we have a domain – Miki Lovett can help – Facebook? Jane Oberg – firstname.lastname@example.org – Facebook expertise
email@example.com – our email
ACTION STEPS: Sub-groups forming within Indivisible Nantucket:
Keating Research: Teena and ________
Affordable Care Act: Richard, Susan, Peter, Christine, and Michael Carney ______
Immigration ban and issues/Sanctuary City – Write a statement? Natalie and _____
Speaker Series : Paul, Teena, Jack, Melinda (?), Susan, Peter, Lora, Richard
Ideas/Thoughts/Comments from meeting participants:
*March 25th – Dylan and Julian will be on island at the Police Station
From Molly Anderson/Atheneum – Peter Panchy will be doing a seminar in early April – on the Constitution
Bart Koon-Cosgrove – has started a FB group – FactatACT –
Teena: Goal is we all have a way to help each other…. We want to be as strong as possible! Nantucket is on the map!!
Republicans are joining Democrats on Indivisible Nantucket (Cape Cod Times story)
ICE – big fear that they’re coming to the island – someone heard Hy Line workers talking about this….
ACLU – will be speaking on the Cape – in March?
Could we have police chief and town manager speak to our group about Immigrant issues – sanctuary city… could they come to our next meeting?
Nancy R. said why don’t we physically go to docks to prevent ICE from taking our immigrants?
Haziel – We need to provide sanctuary and hide people who are threatened
Barbara – Ides of Trump – send a postcard to the White House on March 15th – also – Support Democratic candidate in Prices district in Georgia
Adopting a Red State district? – Wait until Indivisible addresses it in this election cycle?
Contacting Republican senators to let them know that we support them philosophically – McCain, Graham, Susan Collins
NEXT MEETING SCHEDULED FOR SUNDAY, MARCH 5TH, 12:15pm, Hendrix Hall