IUY – Families Belong Together – Demonstration Thursday June 14

There are times when core values, not only of America, but of moral belief must be defended.
                                                               This is one of those times.
Hundreds (probably thousands) of children are being taken from their parents at the U.S.- Mexico border. Separated
and incarcerated sometimes thousands of miles away and in ‘cage’ facilities, prisons, and military bases.
Some of them were with parents illegally crossing the border, but many – if not most – were parents who came to
the border legally seeking asylum (“Give us your poor, your tired, your huddled masses yearning to be free…”)
Indivisible Upper Yellowstone, Montana Women For and other groups are organizing a local demonstration:
                                                             Families Belong Together
                      Thursday June 14, 5 PM to 6 PM (officially, or 4:30 PM to catch more rush hour) 
      Along the sidewalks of Depot Park on Park Street (not in the park, which is private property).
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IUY: Get Out the Vote Rally, June 4

What is the most important thing you can do for your country this year?

Vote Tuesday June 5, Montana Primary

Vote Tuesday November 6, Midterm Elections

What is the second most important thing you can do for your country this year?

Motivate as many people as you can to vote!

Primary Get Out the Vote Rally

Indivisible Upper Yellowstone and Montana Women For invite you to join us Saturday, June 2, 2018 for a “Primary Get Out the Vote Rally”. We’ll gather on the sidewalk east of 5th and Park Street (in front of the depot park) from 1130am-1pm. Our intention is to show excitement and remind folks about the June 5th primary, and to raise awareness for those who may not know it’s happening or who aren’t yet registered (we’ll have voter registrations on hand). Bring your enthusiasm and signs, and please remember to stay on the sidewalk. There’s plenty of parking behind the park next to the railroad tracks, and on both sides of Park Street. Let’s kick off the mid terms with a big show of enthusiasm for change through voting.

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IUY: Ad Fund Campaign, May 14

We’re underway with raising funds for ads leading to the mid-term elections. The ads aren’t the only thing we do – but it provides important “official” visibility. Your help is very appreciated.
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Livingston Enterprise Ad – April 20, Serious as a Heart Attack

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Regular IUY Meeting: April 11

Regular Indivisible Upper Yellowstone Meeting, Wednesday April 11, 2018 6PM Livingston-Park County Library

Seven months from now (April 6 to November 6) we go to the polls. Think about what that could mean:

Will we continue experiencing mass murders and a staggering level of daily gun related deaths?
Will there be a war with Iran and/or North Korea?
Will Americans stop tolerating an accelerating level of corruption among the governing?
Will demagogues fail while using race, religion and ethnicity to divide us?
Will we actually fight against Russian interference in our democracy.
Will we ever become revolted enough by presidential sex scandals?
Can we stop the move to give away our public lands?
Can we return to our roots as a nation of opportunity for immigrants?
Will women see a culture in this country that is fair and respectful?
Will we continue to downgrade our desperately important public education?
Can we avoid an idiotic trade war?
Will we still have clean air and water – anywhere? (Climate change anyone?)
Will millions of Americans no longer be able to afford health insurance?
Will people understand that the few bucks they get back from “tax reform” are temporary – and vastly unequal to the sums given to corporations and the wealthiest?

This month, on Wednesday April 11 at 6PM in the Livingston Park County Library (lower level, Stevenson Room), Indivisible Upper Yellowstone again meets to review these and other issues to prioritize our demonstrations, advertising – and soon – our get out the vote efforts.We’re all busy and this is, of course,”just another meeting” but it’s also an opportunity in a pivotal few months to learn, express opinions, hash out issues, and help decide on actions.

Shortly, in another email message, we’re going to make an ask – become a member of Indivisible Upper Yellowstone ($10) and contribute to our ad campaign (we need $4500 for the next seven months). But right now please consider participating in person – we have a long hard march to the mid-term elections – just like the “March for Our Lives” – participation makes a difference.

Nelson and Dixie
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Livingston Enterprise Ad – Friday March 23 – March for Our Lives

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Livingston Enterprise Ad: Dec. 14 – CHIP and DACA

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Livingston Enterprise Ad: Dec. 8 – Net Neutrality

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IUY – Regular Meeting, Monday December 11

Regular meeting of Indivisible Upper Yellowstone – Monday December 11, 6PM MSU Extension Classroom, 119 South 3rd St. Livingston
This is a ‘regular’ monthly meeting, but the times are anything but regular. As the chaos in congress paces the presidential tweets, we’ve had more demonstrations and calls for action on such a wide variety of issues (tax bill, net neutrality, attack on public lands, sexual harassment, and more) than ever.
We – with our toe-hold on the political scene in Montana – have stood up and marched (Bozeman on the tax bill, on Net Neutrality). We’ve done something that has perked interest in the community – running a series of ads in the Enterprise to educate the public about the tax bill.We want extend that activity. To do that we need to sift through the many issues and our options to make our opinions known.
Participating in this meeting is not only a good way to catch up on the fast developing issues, it really does help us find ways of being effective.




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Demonstration for Net Neutrality

Protest Against Rollback of Net Neutrality

LIVINGSTON: 11:30 AM to 1:00PM at the Verizon store (Cellular Plus) at 7th and Park
BOZEMAN: 4:30PM at the Verizon store near Kohls and Roseauers

Internet users outraged by top Verizon lawyer turned FCC Chairman Ajit Pai’s plan to gut net neutrality are planning to protest at Verizon retail stores across the country on Thursday, December 7th, one week before an expected vote at the FCC. Protesters will make it clear to members of Congress that the time is now to stand for net neutrality, not Verizon’s bottom line. And please remember, this event is about protesting actions of Verizon executives, lobbyists and their supporters in Washington, not the employees at these stores.
Please join us to help raise our communities’ awareness of this issue which strikes at the core of public access and free speech in an age when political dissent and activism relies on the internet more than any ever.

Please note: the store in Livingston is not a Verizon owned store, but a licensed retailer of Verizon products.  Please make sure your signs are focused on the Verizon corporation, Ajit Pai, the FCC, or congress and do not mention Cellular Plus.  Please do not impede access to the store by customers or employees.

The Livingston event is sponsored by Montana Women For and Indivisible Upper Yellowstone

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