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IB meets with Ruppersberger staff, demands cuts to ICE, CBP in DHS bill

Members from Indivisible Baltimore met with staffers from Congressman Dutch Ruppersberger at his DC office yesterday to urge him to vote against any increase in spending to ICE and CBP in the new DHS appropriations bill. Congressman Ruppersberger is a member of the House Appropriations Committee and a member of the DHS Appropriations sub-committee. We … Continue reading IB meets with Ruppersberger staff, demands cuts to ICE, CBP in DHS bill

IB press Sarbanes, Ruppersberger, Cummings to support impeachment hearings

Indivisible Baltimore sent letters to the offices of Representative Sarbanes, Ruppersberger, and Cummings urging them to co-sponsor Representative Rashida Tlaib's HR 257 opening an inquiry into whether the House of Representatives should impeach President Trump. From the letter: "Dear Congressman Cummings, Today, we are asking you and your fellow Democrats to use your investigative power … Continue reading IB press Sarbanes, Ruppersberger, Cummings to support impeachment hearings

IB urges Sarbanes, Ruppersberger, Cummings to support Title X protections in appropriations bill

This March, Trump administration imposed a 'domestic gag rule' that bars clinics that refer patients to abortion services from receiving federal funding under Title X, which pays for birth control and other family planning services for low-income patients. Indivisible Baltimore has sent letters and made phone calls urging Congressmen Sarbanes, Ruppersberger, and Cummings to support … Continue reading IB urges Sarbanes, Ruppersberger, Cummings to support Title X protections in appropriations bill

IB knocks on doors for Yasmine Taeb in VA State Senate Primary

Virginia has elections in odd years rather than even years. Their state house and state senate are controlled by Republicans -- but just by a few seats. Further, some of the most powerful state legislators are corporatists who are holding back progressive priorities. Indivisible Baltimore has decided to support Yasmine Taeb's primary against the 39-year … Continue reading IB knocks on doors for Yasmine Taeb in VA State Senate Primary

IB helps organize #ReleaseTheReport protest with Cummings

Indivisible Baltimore helped organize a #ReleaseTheReport protest along with ACLU Maryland and a number of other groups in front of Baltimore City Hall with Congressman Elijah Cummings. Over 150 people showed up to the protest which was held on short notice. They demanded that Attorney General William Barr release the Mueller Report, an investigation of … Continue reading IB helps organize #ReleaseTheReport protest with Cummings

IB-backed Election Day Registration passes Maryland General Assembly with veto-proof majority

Last year, Indivisible Baltimore teamed up with Common Cause Maryland to get a ballot measure approved for Election Day Registration for the November 2018. 67% of Maryland voters approved the ballot measure, paving the way for EDR legislation in the General Assembly this year. On April 1, the Maryland General Assembly passed Election Day Registration … Continue reading IB-backed Election Day Registration passes Maryland General Assembly with veto-proof majority

At town hall, Sarbanes agrees to sign #NoFossilFuelMoney pledge, Ruppersberger does not

In a meeting with Congressman Ruppersberger on March 5th, and most recently at a town hall in Towson focused on climate change, members from Indivisible Baltimore pressed Congressman Dutch Ruppersberger to make the #NoFossilFuelMoney pledge, which would obligate him to refuse any campaign contributions from fossil fuel companies, including Exelon Corporation here in Maryland. In … Continue reading At town hall, Sarbanes agrees to sign #NoFossilFuelMoney pledge, Ruppersberger does not

Maryland Indivisible Coalition lobbies to expand voting rights for incarcerated citizens

Indivisible Baltimore organized the Maryland Indivisible Coalition to submit joint testimony to the Maryland General Assembly in support of HB252, which would make voting more accessible to incarcerated citizens. HB252 builds on the General Assembly's extension of voting rights to returning citizens on parole and probation. Marylanders serving time for a misdemeanor convinction, and those … Continue reading Maryland Indivisible Coalition lobbies to expand voting rights for incarcerated citizens

Indivisible Baltimore holds #ForThePeople Town Hall with Cummings and Sarbanes

Indivisible Baltimore held a #ForThePeople Town Hall on January 5, 2019 at the War Memorial in downtown Baltimore with Congressmen Elijah Cummings and John Sarbanes and Kobi Little of the Baltimore Chapter of the NAACP . The central focus of the town hall was H.R. 1, an ambitions democracy reform package designed by Congressman Sarbanes that … Continue reading Indivisible Baltimore holds #ForThePeople Town Hall with Cummings and Sarbanes

Indivisible groups press Cummings, Ruppersberger, and Sarbanes to endorse Green New Deal

Over the past two weeks local Indivisible groups including Indivisible Baltimore and Indivisible Towson have been meeting with Congressional staffers for Congressmen Cummings, Ruppersberger, and Sarbanes in an effort to get the three Congressmen to endorse the Green New Deal - an ambitious climate change agenda that seeks to combine aggressive federal funding towards investments … Continue reading Indivisible groups press Cummings, Ruppersberger, and Sarbanes to endorse Green New Deal