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Jennifer Sagan: I Support the Dream Act

I support the Dream Act. I am a second-generation Polish/Irish American, whose grandparents came legally into the U.S. in the 1920s as steel mill workers and domestic servants. A decade ago I viewed illegal immigrants with outrage and was unsupportive of their presence. Since then my view turned 180 degrees as I learned about the gross mismanagement of immigration policy and inability to provide living wages in our country that has resulted in illegal immigration. I now not only support the Dreamers but also their parents who came over illegally. Below I explain why. Read more

Helping Our Neighbor, Helping Ourselves

by Indivisible Gainesville member Julie Crosby

The Sun recently published a Washington Post article,  “‘Dying City’ of Palatka Determined to Save Itself”. The article quoted a 2013 Florida League of Cities study that proclaimed Palatka, the county seat , to be Florida’s only “dying city” – meaning more of its citizens were moving out or dying than were being born or moving into the city.  As one of those who left and moved to Gainesville twelve years ago, I believe this story has something to say to us in Alachua County as well as our neighbors in Putnam County about efforts we can take to help each other.

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Rep. Ted Yoho lied to his constituents

Our very own member of Indivisible Gainesville, Sara Walters, has a terrific blog, and she has written a great piece that we’d like to share with you called “Rep. Ted Yoho Lied to his Constituents” which points out Yoho’s obvious untruthful tactics in order to get good press coverage. It’s an important read, and we support her willingness to share her thoughts. We encourage you to follow her blog – we certainly intend to!

Mom Takes A Stand

During a town hall in Gainesville on April 10, 2017, Rep. Ted Yoho said that he agreed with the need for the President to release his tax returns.  He even signed on as a co-sponsor of HR 305, the Presidential Tax Transparency Act.

When it came time to take the next step, however, Rep. Yoho was forced to show that he lied. You see, HR 305 has been stuck in committee since January.  So, the bill’s sponsor created a discharge motion, to move the bill directly to a floor vote. It needs 218 signatures to move the bill to the floor for a vote.  As of May 16, 2017, it has 191 signatures – but Yoho’s isn’t one of them.

Why would someone who says he supports the release of the President’s taxes, and has co-sponsored the bill, not want to take the next step to move the bill…

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