People attending Monday’s town hall hosted by Representative Yoho expected many things: he would endorse tax cuts, discuss Trump’s proposed budget, and speak about repealing the Affordable Care Act. What attendees did not expect was for the congressman to admit that he was wrong. Read more
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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
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.
Legal Resident of Green Cove Springs
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?
As a 36 year old disabled woman, I’ve been through Hell medically and living on Social Security isn’t easy.
I have two issues and fears that are extremely important to me personally and my family. As a constituent, I hope you can answer the questions, calm my fears and actually have our best interests at heart. Read more
We will have a strong media presence at the Town Hall on Monday. Local media will be there and there might be some national news outlets. We want our voices amplified by the media—not those that support a regressive agenda. Here’s what you can do to help ensure that our message is broadcast: Read more
Open letter to Ted Yoho; member of the Freedom Caucus who wishes to do a Full Repeal of the ACA. From your Gainesville Constituent, Sarah Rockwell, Ph.D.
Please don’t take away my son’s therapy.
My son has Autism. He is an amazing kid. He loves building things – especially electronics – and he always draws and writes out plans for the things he builds. His favorite classes in school are art and science. He is his little sister’s biggest supporter and helper. He loves animals. He adores Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings and can tell you every way in which the books and movies differ. He is smart and funny and loving and kind. And without ACA he’d be a mess. Read more
Indivisible Gainesville Counters the Independent Alligator’s Focus on Violence.
On April 4th, the Independent Alligator published an article about the upcoming town hall with Representative Ted Yoho. Indivisible Gainesville found ourselves shocked and disappointed at the coverage. Not only was the article filled with errors—including the incorrect date for the previous town hall—but also it was inflammatory. Read more
We all came together and formed the Indivisible Gainesville chapter to influence our Members of Congress (MoCs) and preserve democracy. The main charge of the Indivisible Group is that we are polite, respectful, and persistent in gaining face time with our MoCs. On Saturday, March 4th, we accomplished just that. Through your letters, phone calls, office visits, and the diligent work by our admin team, we got Representative Yoho to hold a town hall with a Gainesville address. We got the congressman to hold a town hall outside of his usual format, which does not typically include any follow up questions. We got him to advertise that he was holding a town hall with greater than 24 hours notice. All of these accomplishments should not be overlooked. Read more
Time and Location
The town hall will be held March 4, 2017 at 10:00 AM (Countryside Baptist Church – 10926 NW 39th Ave, Gainesville, FL 32606). Gates will open at 8:30 AM and doors will open at 9:00am. However, arriving at that time will not guarantee admission to the event. There is limited parking on church grounds, but overflow parking is available. Florida Highway Patrol will direct traffic and assist with parking. Read more