ISA Tombstones will come back to haunt McSally Thursday at 5 p.m. After “YES” vote on New, Devastating Version of Trumpcare

Protest/wake in front of McSally's office after expected House passage of bill will remind her lives at stake, 2018 coming sooner than she thinks

Indivisible Southern Arizona will be out in force 5 p.m. Thursday, May 4th, 2017, in front of Rep. McSally's office, 4400 E. Broadway Blvd., with our by now well-used tombstones,  and huge eyes to remind  McSally that we are watching every vote and every action that puts Arizonans in danger. This protest is a follow-up to our "Die-in" this past Friday, which was covered by national media and watched by millions.

Meet the New Bill, Worse than the Old Bill

House Republicans will vote tomorrow around noon on a version of Trumpcare that will cause millions of people with pre-existing conditions to lose health coverage and possibly die.  The bill, which will add $8 billion to help people buy insurance in "high-risk" pools, is billions less than needed.  The bill will still strip mandatory coverage for maternity care, preventative health screening, emergency care, prescriptions, and just about everything that people need health insurance for.

Shame on McSally

But this bill that almost every health care group predicts will have dire consequences is just fine with Martha McSally, who still refuses  to reveal her vote after repeated calls, but who is listed by more than ten national congressional media trackers as a "YES" vote for the new bill.

Indivisible Southern Arizona will be on the sidewalk in front of McSally's office whether or not the vote is taken or the bill passes, to remind her that the "ACHA Kills."

Indivisible Southern Arizona consists of more than 2,600 citizens from Arizona congressional districts 1, 2 and 3 who are committed to resisting the radical portions of President Donald Trump's agenda. The grassroots organization is part of a larger Indivisible movement comprised of more than 4,500 similar groups throughout the country.

Indivisible Southern Arizona
AHCA Kills! Protest against Rep. Martha McSally
Thursday, May 4th 2017, 5:00 p.m.
Sidewalk in front of McSally's Tucson office
4400 E. Broadway Blvd., Tucson, Arizona, 85701

Members and organizers will be available for onsite interviews
Contact: Kristen Randall 

                                          

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“Die-In” flash mob to show effects of newest Republican health bill

"Die-in" flash mob to show effects of newest Republican health bill

ISA brings Tombstones & horror stories of  no-insurance future to McSally's office Friday, April 28th,  8-9:30 a.m.

 Cancer patients unable to get chemotherapy. Pregnant mothers unable to get maternity care. People with pre-existing conditions and woman forced to pay astronomically high rates for insurance.

This could be our healthcare future if the Republicans' newest version of Trumpcare passes. According to some house members, a vote may be occur between now and Saturday.

When Indivisible Southern Arizona members learned that states will be able to opt out of almost everything that citizens need in a healthcare bill, they contacted Rep. Martha McSally's office to see how she will be voting. So far, no answer.

The Die-in on the sidewalk in front of her office, 4400 E. Broadway Blvd. from 8:00 – 9:30 a.m. on Friday, April 28th, will illustrate the dire effects of the latest proposed bill, let McSally know she owes her constituents an answer, and ensure she keeps pledges made in the past to keep essential benefits like maternity care.

Indivisible Southern Arizona consists of more than 2,500 citizens from Arizona congressional districts 1, 2 and 3 who are committed to resisting the radical portions of President Donald Trump's agenda.

The grassroots organization is part of a larger Indivisible movement comprised of more than 4,500 similar groups throughout the country. Local Indivisible chapters pressure their Congressional representatives to reject harmful policies proposed by president Trump.

SUMMARY
Indivisible Southern Arizona
Die-in at Rep. Martha McSally's office demading she take a stand on health care
Friday, April 28, 2017, 8:00- 9: 30 MST
Sidewalk in front of Rep.Martha McSally's Tucson office
4400 E. Broadway Blvd., Tucson, Arizona, 85701

Members and organizers will be available for onsite interviews.

Contact: Randy Decker,

indivisiblesaz@gmail.com
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Local group, demanding government transparency, to create rush hour art installation outside Congresswoman McSally’s office

TUCSON, ARIZONA—

A group of Southern Arizonans will create an art installation outside Congresswoman Martha McSally's Tucson office during Tuesday morning rush hour to raise awareness about transparency in government.

Indivisible Southern Arizona is co-hosting the event with the group McSally Take a Stand, and will schedule members to speak with McSally's staff while local artists and community members display artwork along Broadway Blvd.

"We call on Congresswoman McSally to demand transparency from the Trump administration, on everything from the president's ties to Russia and the release of his tax returns," said Kristen Randall, lead organizer for Indivisible Southern Arizona.

"At the same time, we expect McSally to be equally transparent. That means clearly communicating her legislative positions and engaging with her constituents," Randall said.

The Congresswoman has repeatedly refused to hold a public town hall in Tucson, where the largest share of people she represents reside.

Furthermore, though 43 percent of Arizona voters chose her democratic opponent in the 2016 election, ProPublica statistics show she rarely reaches across the aisle, breaking ranks with Republicans just 4 percent of the time.

Indivisible Southern Arizona consists of more than 2,500 citizens from Arizona congressional districts 1, 2 and 3 who are committed to resisting the radical portions of President Donald Trump's agenda.

The grassroots organization is part of a larger Indivisible movement comprised of more than 4,500 similar groups throughout the country. Local Indivisible chapters pressure their Congressional representatives to reject harmful policies proposed by president Trump.

Who:
Indivisible Southern Arizona and McSally Take a Stand

What:
Creating art installation at Congresswoman Martha McSally's Tucson office
Scheduling members to speak with McSally staff about transparency

When:
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
8:00 - 10:00 a.m. MST

Where:
Congresswoman McSally's Tucson office
4400 E. Broadway Blvd.
Tucson, Arizona 85711

Why:
Groups demands greater transparency from both Trump administration and Congresswoman McSally

RESOURCES

Members and organizers will be available for onsite interviews.
Contact: Kristen Randall, indivisiblesaz@gmail.com
Website: www.indivisiblesaz.org
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“What is the president hiding?” Southern Arizona group to support nationwide tax march with Saturday rally at Senator McCain’s office

TUCSON, ARIZONA—

Indivisible Southern Arizona will rally at Senator John McCain's Tucson office this Saturday in support of a national movement demanding President Trump release his tax returns.

More than 180 U.S. cities have rallies and marches scheduled, as part an event called the Tax March occurring the weekend before Americans are required to file their income tax returns.

Five Arizona cities are participating, and Invisible Southern Arizona will host a rally at Senator McCain's office. Tucson participants are planning to dress in formal wear and blast money-themed music.

"What is the president hiding?" said Kristen Randall, lead organizer for Indivisible Southern Arizona. "Americans are in the dark about Trump's possible conflicts of interest, foreign entanglements, and whether he even pays any taxes at all."

A recent ABC News/Washington Post poll found nearly 75 percent of Americans believe President Trump should release his tax returns.

"We urge Senator McCain to represent the wishes of Southern Arizonans and the American people, and call on the president to release his returns," Randall said.

Indivisible Southern Arizona consists of more than 2,500 citizens from Arizona congressional districts 1, 2 and 3 who are committed to resisting the radical portions of President Donald Trump's agenda.

The grassroots organization is part of a larger Indivisible movement comprised of more than 4,500 similar groups throughout the country. Local Indivisible chapters pressure their Congressional representatives to reject harmful policies proposed by president Trump.

SUMMARY

Who:
Indivisible Southern Arizona, supporting nationwide Tax March events

What:
Rallying at Senator John McCain's Tucson office
McCain urged to represent will of Southern Arizonans and American people by calling on president to release tax returns

When:
Saturday, April 15, 2017
10:00 - 11:00 a.m. MST

Where:
Senator McCain's Tucson office
407 W. Congress St. Ste 103
Tucson, Arizona 85701

Why:
Group concerned about Trump's possible conflicts of interest, foreign entanglements, and whether he pays taxes at all

RESOURCES

Members and organizers will be available for onsite interviews.
Contact: Kristen Randall, indivisiblesaz@gmail.com
Website: www.indivisiblesaz.org
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Local group plans second Russia-related rally in less than a month, urges Senator Jeff Flake to seek independent investigation of Trump-Russia ties

TUCSON, ARIZONA—

A group of Southern Arizonans will rally at Senator Jeff Flake's Tucson office this Sunday calling for an independent investigation into the Trump administration's ties to Russia.

The event, sponsored by Invisible Southern Arizona, is the second Russia-related rally at an Arizona Senator's Tucson office in less than a month.

In March, Invisible Southern Arizona staged a similar event at Senator John McCain's office. Protesters delivered messages written on transparency paper to symbolize openness and accountability, while wearing red ties to symbolize connections between the Trump administration and Russian government.

Senator McCain has since supported a bipartisan select committee to investigate Trump-Russia ties.

Indivisible Southern Arizona now urges Jeff Flake to take a similar stance.

"We're pleased Senator McCain supports an independent investigation," said Kristen Randall, the lead organizer for Indivisible Southern Arizona. "Now we urge Senator Flake to do the same."

"Both of our senators should send a clear message that Arizonans will not tolerate Russian meddling in American politics," Randall added.

The group will once again wear red ties and deliver messages on transparency paper.

Indivisible Southern Arizona consists of more than 2,500 citizens from Arizona congressional districts 1, 2 and 3 who are committed to resisting the radical portions of President Donald Trump's agenda.

The grassroots organization is part of a larger Indivisible movement comprised of more than 4,500 similar groups throughout the country. Local Indivisible chapters pressure their Congressional representatives to reject harmful policies proposed by president Trump.

SUMMARY

Who:
Indivisible Southern Arizona, wearing red ties

What:
Delivering messages written on transparency paper to Senator Jeff Flake
Messages call for independent investigation into Russia's involvement with the Trump administration

When:
Sunday, April 2, 2017
4:00 - 5:00 p.m. MST

Where:
Senator Flake's Tucson office
6840 N. Oracle Rd.
Tucson, Arizona 85704

Why:
Group concerned about Russian interference in U.S. politics

RESOURCES

Members and organizers will be available for onsite interviews.

Contact: Kristen Randall, indivisiblesaz@gmail.com

Website: www.indivisiblesaz.org

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Residents affected by ACA repeal to speak at Martha McSally’s office

TUCSON, ARIZONA—

Three Tucson groups - Indivisible Southern Arizona, McSally Take a Stand, and Nasty Women and Bad Hombres of Eastside Tucson – will peacefully oppose the Republican healthcare proposal and give voice to real Southern Arizonans who will be affected.

Local residents will be sharing their personal stories over an open-mic in hopes that Martha McSally will see them as human beings rather than numbers on a ledger sheet.

Of course, in numbers alone, the effects of this bill will be staggering. In Congressional District 2 alone:

  • 328,000 people could lose access to preventative care services like cancer screenings and flu shots, which would no longer be fully covered
  • 19,100 people who have purchased insurance through marketplace exchanges could lose coverage entirely if marketplaces are dismantled
  • 23,900 who are currently receiving financial assistance or cost-sharing reductions may no longer be able to afford insurance
  • 39,700 could lose insurance entirely if the Medicaid expansion is eliminated
  • Still to be tallied are the number of people in CD2 who will lose access to maternity care, which will no longer be mandated, and the number of seniors who won’t be able to afford insurance when they are charged five times more than younger customers.

    This event will put a face to those numbers.

    “While McSally may favor a repeal of the ACA, the current Republican proposal will not replace health insurance for tens of thousands of her constituents, who stand to lose coverage under this bill,” says Justin Walker a vocal opponent of the bill and member of Nasty Women and Bad Hombres of Eastside Tucson.

    Tucson resident and entrepreneur Kelly Koren is one of those who fears losing her family’s health policy under the new proposal. As realtors working for themselves, she and her husband purchase their insurance independently, not through an employer. They felt they finally caught a break when they enrolled through the ACA after years of constantly rising deductibles, co-pays, and premiums, which went as high as $1,200 per month for a healthy family of four. “We pay our mortgage on time. We pay our taxes on time. We’re small business owners living the American dream, and now our health insurance is up in the air,” she says. Koren is particularly concerned that without ACA subsidies or a mandate for healthy people to enroll, everyone’s rates will rise. “If our premium goes up to $2,000 dollars a month, we will have to go without,” she says.

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    Interviews and images available upon request.

    For more information, contact:
    Kristen Randall
    Email: IndivisibleSAZ@gmail.com

Tie-wearing, transparency paper-brandishing Arizonans to descend on Senator McCain’s Tucson office

TUCSON, ARIZONA—

A group of tie-wearing, transparency paper-brandishing Arizonans will descend on Senator John McCain's Tucson office tomorrow afternoon calling for an independent investigation into the Trump administration's ties to Russia.

"We demand an independent investigation into Russia's involvement with the Trump administration," said Kristen Randall, the lead organizer of Indivisible Southern Arizona, which is sponsoring the event. "We'll be delivering messages to Senator McCain demanding there be no Russian influence in American politics."

The messages will be written on transparency paper to symbolize openness and accountability, and protesters will wear red ties to symbolize well-publicized connections between the Trump administration and Russian government.

Indivisible Southern Arizona consists of more than 1,200 citizens from Arizona congressional districts 1, 2 and 3 who are committed to resisting the radical portions of President Donald Trump's agenda.

The grassroots organization is part of a larger Indivisible movement comprised of more than 4,500 similar groups throughout the country. Local Indivisible chapters pressure their Congressional representatives to reject harmful policies proposed by president Trump.

SUMMARY

Who:

Indivisible Southern Arizona, wearing red ties

What:

Delivering messages written on transparency paper to Senator John McCain
Messages call for independent investigation into Russia's involvement with the Trump administration

When:

Thursday, March 9, 2017
1:00 - 2:00 p.m. MST

Where:

Senator McCain's Tucson office
407 W. Congress St. Ste 103
Tucson, Arizona 85701

Why:

Group concerned about Russian interference in U.S. politics

RESOURCES

Members and organizers will be available for onsite interviews.
Contact: Kristen Randall, indivisiblesaz@gmail.com
Website: www.indivisiblesaz.org
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Rep. McSally Succumbs to Pressure From Local Groups to Hold a “Political Ambush,” or What Voters Call a “Town Hall”

Indivisible Southern Arizona available for interviews at any time and with no notice needed before, during and after Feb 23rd event in Sahuarita

Photo/Video op of group holding driver's licenses to prove we are constituents, not paid protestors

Recently characterizing the public forum as a vehicle for "activists…" "trapping people in a political ambush for political theater," Rep. Martha McSally, will finally meet her public at Good Shepherd Church on Thursday from 4-5:30 p.m.

Indivisible Southern Arizona is one of the groups that has been working with Rep. McSally and her staff to plan a town hall, and a large number of our members will be at the meeting Thursday demanding detailed answers to questions about her support for the Affordable Care Act repeal, such as what will happen to both rural and community hospitals that rely on ACA funding, and the almost 200,000 Arizonans signed up for plans under the healthcare marketplace.

We will also demand McSally support an independent investigation into the Trump Administration's ties to Russia and speak out against the insane idea that a simple border wall and the Trump administration's haphazard, ever-changing immigration and enforcement rules will magically make Arizona and our country safer.

“We will be asking hard questions, making demands and will settle for nothing but specifics,” says Kristen Randall, leader of the 2,200-member Indivisible Southern Arizona. “Although there might be protests on the sidewalk--because we expect a large overflow crowd to take advantage of this once-in-a-lifetime experience to see McSally up close and personal--we are focused on getting inside the building and engaging in our constitutional right to discuss issues with our congresswoman.”

Indivisible Southern Arizona will be available to answer questions about our specific concerns for McSally and our group before, during and after the town hall. We will also be taking a group photo following the town hall holding our driver’s licenses, showing that we are all local voters and not activists bussed in from elsewhere, as has been alleged during recent town hall meetings in other areas.

Indivisible Southern Arizona is an action-oriented group dedicated to resisting extreme portions of the Trump Agenda.

Contact: Kristen Randall

IndivisibleSAZ@gmail.com

Horrified With Immigration Raids, 150-250 Tucsonans to Sing and Protest at McCain’s Office Sunday From 2-3

Constituents Serenade McCain’s Office and Protest Immigration Raids on Sunday

TUCSON, AZ, Feb. 11, 2017 — Senator John McCain’s office will be the site of a unique demonstration Sunday afternoon, Feb. 12, when a group of Arizonans horrified by the recent immigration raids plan to serenade their Congressional representative.

More than 250 Tucson-area citizens have expressed interest in the event, titled Serenading McCain — Music, Resistance and Community. During the event, which is being organized by Indivisible Southern Arizona, demonstrators will sing patriotic songs as well as play music from the hit Broadway show Hamilton, which explores the history of the U.S. revolution.

“We’re serious about telling Sen. McCain and our other members of Congress that we absolutely do not support these immigrant round-ups,” said Kristen Randall of Tucson, a member of Indivisible Southern Arizona. “That said, we want any demonstration we have to remain peaceful and productive. We’re hoping this serenade will show Sen. McCain that we’re not violent rioters or paid protestors. We’re parents and veterans and workers and students. We’re everyday Arizonans who have real concerns about President Trump and those around him. We have real fears for our rights, our environment, our schools and our relationships with other countries.

“We want to share these concerns and hear what Sen. McCain is doing to represent us and all Arizonans during this unusual time in our history.”

For those interested in attending, the demonstration will take place from 2 to 3 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 12, at Sen. McCain’s Tucson office at 407 W. Congress St., Ste. 103. Volunteers will be handing out lyrics to popular patriotic songs so everyone can sing along. Indivisible Southern Arizona was born out of the Indivisible movement — an online guide for political advocacy. Indivisible Southern Arizona seeks to engage with members of Congress representing the people of Arizona to ensure equal rights and protections for all.

Contact:

Kristen Randall

IndivisibleSAZ@gmail.com

Let sick infant get the care she needs, group begs Sen. Flake today at 2 p.m.

“Please don’t stop sick infant from getting her lifesaving surgery”-Local group begs Senator Flake

Indivisible Southern Arizona to meet with senator's staff Friday, Feb. 3rd, at 2 p.m. to urge end to Muslim ban

Four-month-old Fatemah is from Iran, and was born with a fatal heart condition. Her parents already filed for a tourist visa which would allow them to get the life-saving open heart surgery that she needs from a hospital in Oregon. They were heartbroken when their trip was cancelled due to the Trump administration’s travel ban.

Fatemah’s is just one of the many human tragedies unfolding in the wake of Pres. Trump's Muslim ban. Senator Flake has denounced the travel ban, but has not indicated if he will do more to stop this un-American travesty.

We are asking Senator Flake to not vote for any cabinet appointment or bill until the Ban is reversed.

Indivisible Southern Arizona is a group of over 1,200 members from Congressional District 1, 2 and 3, who are committed to resisting key portions of the Trump Agenda, and is part of a larger Indivisible movement comprised of over 4,500 like-minded groups throughout the country.

Both the protesters and those meeting with Sen. Flake’s staffers will be available for interview.

Contact:

Kristen Randall

IndivisibleSAZ@gmail.com