Fed, State and Local Activity: Feb 18 – 22

LOCAL

TUESDAY
Gainesville City Commission Rental Housing Subcommittee Meeting. This meeting will focus on licensure for landlords and plans from other cities. Agenda can be found on this page. Indivisible Gainesville is proud to announce that we have endorsed the Alachua County Labor Coalition’s Renter’s Rights and Responsibilities Campaign. You can read our endorsement here. More information on the initiative can be found here.
Time: 3:00pm
Location: 200 East University Ave, Room 16 Roberta Lisle Kline Conference Room

Alachua County School Board Regular Meeting. Agenda can be found on this page (not available at time of publication–again).
Time: 6:00pm
Location: Boardroom at the District Office, 620 East University Avenue.

THURSDAY
Gainesville City Commission Regular Meeting. Agenda can be found on this page.
Time: 1pm + 5:30pm
Location: 200 East University Ave, Room 16 Roberta Lisle Kline Conference Room

STATE

The bill to arm teachers passed its first hurdle, along party lines. More information can be found here.

It looks like there will be more committee meetings this week. The House calendar is here. And the Senate calendar is here.

Please be sure to check out our Facebook Group Page for any calls to action associated with bills that might be considered for review.

FEDERAL

From Indivisible National: “There is no emergency. Congress and the people have rejected Trump’s wall. By going around constitutional separations of power and declaring a fake emergency in a desperate attempt to get his way, he is abusing his power, full stop. It is a misuse of authorities that are intended for actual emergencies. It sets dangerous precedent that could further erode our democratic norms and institutions. Worse, it puts the communities most under attack by Trump at even greater risk.” (Read more here.)

Indivisible Gainesville is going to protest Trump’s Fake National Emergency this Monday, February 18, at the corner of NW 43rd St and NW 16rd/23rd Ave from 4:30 to 6:00pm. More info here.

The solution? “Here is what Congress can do now: The National Emergencies Act expressly provides a procedure for Congress to terminate a state of emergency by passing a resolution. Congress has never used this procedure. But they should this time.”

Let your Members of Congress know if you agree:

  • House of Representatives:
    • Ted Yoho
      DC office: (202)225-5744
      Gainesville office: (352)505-0838
  • Senate
    • Marco Rubio
      • DC office: (202)224-3041
    • Rick Scott
      • DC office: (202)224-5274

Have a great week!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s