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Call to Action: Stop Our Governor From Vetoing Florida’s 4-H Funding

Stop Our Governor From Vetoing Florida’s 4-H Funding

Nationwide 4-H is the largest youth developmental organization with more than 6.5 million members between the ages of 15 and 18. Last year Florida’s program included more than 192,000 youth and 13,000 volunteers across the state. This year Governor Rick Scott is considering vetoing funding for this organization that teaches our children essential life skills and leads them towards education in science, engineering, and computer science. Read more

OPEN LETTER TO CONGRESSMAN YOHO; FROM YOUR GAINESVILLE CONSTITUENT SANDY PARKER

Consenting silence

President Trump divulged information to an adversary, Russia. This was intelligence that was intended to be shared only between our closest allies. Trump admitted the action, one that will make those allies less inclined to share highly sensitive material with us going forward and has severely jeopardized ongoing intelligence operations. Read more

Information Release: Indivisible Gainesville Develops New and Improved Leadership Structure.

To the Members of Indivisible-Gainesville:

We are very excited to announce our new leadership structure. We apologize for our delay and appreciate your patience. We wanted a strong framework before reaching out for membership participation. The main organization of our new teams is quite similar to the previous organization with the major change being multiple leads per team to spread the responsibility more equitably and hopefully enhance our ability to resist even more strongly!

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Indivisible Gainesville: Rules of Engagement and Guidelines for Group Membership on and off of Facebook

Please note that the Leadership team has updated the “rules of engagement” for any activity within the Indivisible Gainesville Facebook group. These updated rules have been posted to the closed group (pinned to the top for easy access for all members to peruse), to our public Facebook page and, as the post will be posted as a blog, can be easily shared by members. Read more

Open Letter, Congressman Yoho; from your Gainesville constituent Randon Hays

“Please look at the document in your coat pocket. First make sure it says “US Constitution.” Then go to Article One, Section Two, Clause Five and read carefully. There it cites your responsibility to initiate impeachment. This responsibility resides solely with the current House of Representatives, not former President Obama.”

Congressman Yoho,

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Calls for Letter to the Editor

Each day for the past two weeks the Gainesville Sun has published a letter to the editor from one of our members. We can not thank you enough for writing and submitting letters.  Gainesville is Representative Ted Yoho’s hometown, and he is still a resident and property owner here.  Let’s keep up the hometown pressure on him!

The Town Hall brought up many issues that are critical to our Nation.  We must demand an Independent Investigation into Russian involvement in our election and collusion with Trump and top ranking officials.  The movement for Impeachment requires consistent pressure or the GOP will not act.  Furthermore, Representative Yoho has threatened healthcare, education, the environment, and so many other vital issues.  

You have important thoughts on these topics.  Please use your concern to fuel your Letters to the Editor.

While writing a letter for the Gainesville Sun might seem insignificant, your letters have a large effect. The number of letters that you have written shows the paper that residents have a significant interest for topics like health care, climate change, and more, which encourages it to increase coverage of those topics. The progressive viewpoint of your letters could move the Gainesville Sun to a position further to the left. Finally, politicians track public opinion. You better believe that Rep. Yoho reads the opinion pages of the local newspaper—as does the staff of Senators Rubio and Nelson.

Please, take the time to challenge the destructive and regressive policies posed by Rep. Yoho, Senator Rubio, and the Republican administration.

Your voice matters. We stand with you.

PUBLIC STATEMENT: Indivisible Gainesville faces biggest challenge yet and succeeds

Indivisible faces biggest challenge yet and succeeds. Fills close to 600 seats and has wide national and local coverage with great unity among Resistance in Yoho’s Hometown

You showed up. You spoke up. You were heard. Monday night’s town hall was successful. We want to thank everyone who attended and demonstrated to Representative Yoho that the progressive community remains strong. Close to 600 of you attended the event and told the congressman that we are holding him accountable for his votes—that his actions affect ALL of his constituents. Yesterday’s town hall demonstrated how we, as a community, can overcome obstacles and show solidarity. The town hall was held during Passover, as it has been in previous years, which means that many members of the Jewish community would be unable to attend. This year, residents came up with a creative solution and held their Seder outside of the town hall. Read more

OPEN LETTER TO TED YOHO; FROM GREEN COVE SPRINGS CONSTITUENT SARAH SMITH

If the Department of Education is eliminated, so is our family’s guaranteed access to free and appropriate public education for our child. 

Dear Congressman Yoho,

I am a Navy spouse. My husband has served in the United States Navy for 18 years. Our 8 year old daughter, Audrey, has special needs.

As a military family, we move often, in order to provide my husbands service and expertise where our country deems he is needed most. In fact, while we are your constituents because we are legal residents of Green Cove Springs, (and therefore vote there,) we have not resided there for 11 years.

You have stated that you support the elimination of the Department of Education. This would be disastrous for families like mine. We rely on the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, provided by the federal Department of Education, to ensure that our child receives a free and appropriate public education regardless of which state we happen to currently reside. My husband has a very limited choice of which orders he can select, so we often don’t have the luxury of choosing which state we reside in. If the Department of Education is eliminated, so is our family’s guaranteed access to free and appropriate public education for our child.

Please reconsider your position on this issue. Military families who have special needs children depend on the Department of Education.

Sincerely,

Sarah Smith
Legal Resident of Green Cove Springs

OPEN LETTER TO TED YOHO; GAINESVILLE CONSTITUENT TONYA BERVALDI

Is Yoho’s goal to help his constituents, or is it to adhere to an ideology that does the opposite?

Congressman Yoho represents a district where 19.3% of constituents lack health insurance, well above the national average. The latest Republican proposal to “fix” Obamacare includes making insurance too unaffordable for sick and older people to buy it and cutting Medicaid funding by issuing block grants (set amounts), instead of basing funding on need. This would allow Republicans to repeal an investment income tax on very wealthy Americans which helped fund Obamacare, so that later, tax reform to give those same very wealthy Americans even larger tax cuts would be easier.

Congressman Yoho correctly stated his disapproval of this proposal; however, it wasn’t because he wanted to protect his constituents. He wanted the cuts to be steeper, further limiting the amount that with which government could assist those who need it the most.

Is his goal to help his constituents, or is it to adhere to an ideology that does the opposite?

Tonya Bervaldi

 

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