Fond of giving himself high marks for nearly everything, President Trump receives low marks for his recent tax plan. When he introduced the “Unified Framework for Fixing our Broken Tax Code“ in a speech on September 27, 2017, he made several statements about it that are easily refuted. Why would he lie so blatantly while coming out of the gate on such an important part of his agenda? Read more
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Democrats have been negotiating with Republicans on a bipartisan “stabilization bill” that would include a guarantee that CSR payments continue. But merely guaranteeing those payments is not enough. Ask your MoCs to ensure that the bipartisan bill continues protections for people enrolled in association health plans, that short-term plans stay truly short-term, and that CSR payments continue.
The University of Florida is home to many students who are referred to as DREAMers, individuals who were brought without documentation to the United States at an early age, who have assimilated to U.S. culture and have been educated by U.S. school systems.
CALL TO ACTION: Last weekend, Donald Trump intentionally threw gasoline on the flames of the culture wars when he called for the firing of NFL players who refuse to stand for the national anthem. His statements have bounced around the internet and grabbed the attention of the media. While all of this has been going on, there is still a bill in Congress to repeal and destroy Obamacare. Read more
I voted for Hillary Clinton yet I am responsible for the election of Donald Trump. Why would I assume this responsibility?
As I processed the implications of the decision our country made on Nov. 8, I became perplexed with how this happened: If a majority of Americans voted against Donald Trump, why was Trump elected? Read more
“While we do not yet know whether Scott’s actions played a part in the inexcusable deaths at the Rehabilitation Center in Hollywood Hills after Irma, it is clear he values corporations more than the safety and care of our elderly.”
Governor Rick Scott did a good job in the week preceding Hurricane Irma’s Florida landfall. But before we heap on too much praise, we should remember all that Scott has done during his tenure to make Florida residents more vulnerable to storms like Irma. His championing of government deregulation and continued denial of the effects of climate change have increased the risk that Floridians face during hurricane season. Read more
We did it! We united as a community. We stood up against hate. Our hearts are full of pride and love for the people of Alachua County, Gainesville, and the University of Florida. We thank you for calling and writing in opposition to Richard Spencer speaking in our town. We also thank President W. Kent Fuchs for protecting his students, faculty, staff, and community from the risk of imminent violence. Read more
PUBLIC STATEMENT: Indivisible Gainesville denounces, in no uncertain terms, all actions and speech by white supremacists—everywhere.
Indivisible Gainesville denounces, in no uncertain terms, all actions and speech by white supremacists—everywhere. The violent actions of the white supremacists in Charlottesville, Virginia yesterday are horrifying and reprehensible. We speak unequivocally when we say that hate has no place in our country. Our hearts are with yesterday’s victims and our utmost gratitude is with those members of the resistance who came out to show that America will not stand for hate. Read more
NOAA: Indivisible Gainesville Comments on Marine Mammal Harassment during seismic tests for oil drilling
Numerous reputable studies have confirmed that whales and other marine animals experience stress, if not direct physical harm, from exposure to seismic surveys such as those currently being proposed. These surveys have clearly been shown to affect the foraging and mating behaviors of ecologically sensitive species. They have been linked to transit from feeding and mating grounds. In addition, multiple incidences of mass beaching of whales have resulted from exercises with military sonar. This evidence alone should give pause to those who would undertake these surveys. Read more
CALL TO ACTION: Tell Congressman Yoho to support the American Hope Act of 2017 (HR 3591) and protect DREAMers! Please contact him by calling his DC office at (202)225-5744; his Gainesville office at (352)505-0838; or email him through his website. https://yoho.house.gov/contact.
Here is the backstory: Because of Congressional unwillingness to pass an immigration plan, specifically one that contains a resolution for dealing with children (commonly referred to as DREAMers) who were brought into the United States by undocumented immigrant parents, then-President Obama issued two directives. One directive in 2012 that provided temporary protection from detainment or deportation to those children (the DACA directive) and another in 2014 that applied to undocumented parents of children born in the US (the DAPA directive). Read more