ACA (Obamacare) Enrollment
Nov
1
to Dec 15

ACA (Obamacare) Enrollment

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Enrollment for the Affordable Care Act, known as Obamacare, runs from November 1, 2017 through December 15, 2017.

Browse to https://www.healthcare.gov/ to start the enrollment process.

For questions, or to apply by phone, contact the Marketplace Call Center

1-800-318-2596 (TTY: 1-855-889-4325)
Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
Closed Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day

Please share this event with as many people as you possibly can! Enrollment for 2018 Affordable Care Act (ACA / Obamacare) starts November 1 and ends December 15. Trump has cut the ADVERTISING funds to announce when people can enroll.

Thank you for your help getting this word out!

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Author and Abolitionist: A Conversation with Fox Rich
Dec
12
7:00 PM19:00

Author and Abolitionist: A Conversation with Fox Rich

  • Rogers Memorial Chapel - Tulane Building 73 (map)
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The New Orleans Center for the Gulf South welcomes Fox Rich to Tulane University. Rich is a Shreveport native, speaker, business owner, and author of The One that Got Away: A True Story of Personal Transformation. Facing 297 years in prison for her part in a botched robbery, she emerged from incarceration with a sense of purpose and a mission: to restore her family and to break the cycle of incarceration in Louisiana. Known across the country as, “the realist speaker of the 21st century,” Fox Rich is a formerly incarcerated woman, prisoner’s wife, mother of six sons, and matriarch of the Rich family as they have endured 19 years of incarceration- together. She speaks both nationally and abroad on subjects ranging from "love" to "politics." Her messages are filled with consciousness, courage, and conviction--asking her audience to understand how mass incarceration is akin to slavery and, like slavery, must be abolished.

Rich will read excerpts from her book and discuss the criminal justice system and its effects on the family.

This event is sponsored by the New Orleans Center for the Gulf South. For more information, please contact Regina Cairns at rcairns@tulane.edu or 504-314-2854.

Photo's from Nola Gulf South's post in Author and Abolitionist: A Conversation with Fox Rich.
 

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Formerly & Currently Incarcerated Women's and Girls Day
Dec
15
10:00 AM10:00

Formerly & Currently Incarcerated Women's and Girls Day

Join VOTE for a march and rally on December 15, 2017 to wake up and shake up Louisiana on how mass incarceration affects women & girls. We will be standing together to bring our sisters home.

Why? We need them...
 
Women & girls are the glue that hold our families together but are demonized, oppressed and stripped of their dignity for their suffering. When they are taken out of the home it affects the entire community. 

...and they need us.

Women & girls entering the system are victims of abuse, violence, trauma & poverty. They turn to drugs for healing and theft for survical. They are our sisters, mothers aunts, grandmothers, cousins and neigbors.
Louisiana has the highest incarceration rate in the world ranking 7th in the world for incarcerating women
and Greater New Orleans is the most incarcerated population in the state.  Since 1984 the rate of incarceration among women increased by 700%, with Black women incarcerated at twice the rate of White women.

Help us bring women and girls home for the holidays and launch our campaign for dignity by donating at: https://www.gofundme.com/VOTEwomenandgirlsday

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Sound the Alarm: Democracy is Under Attack! (New Time)
Dec
9
4:30 PM16:30

Sound the Alarm: Democracy is Under Attack! (New Time)

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With the Trump administration and family under federal investigation and a historically horrific tax bill on its way to Trump's desk, we the people must sound the alarm. Democracy is under attack!

Please come speak out loudly about the many ill effects of this tax bill on the people of New Orleans! Bring signs, banners, and friends to this sustained action! There will be an people's mic for citizens to voice their concerns about this bill and hold Senate Republicans accountable.

Co-hosted by Indivisible NOLA, St. Tammany Indivisible Chapter

*Children welcome*

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Dec
8
4:30 PM16:30

Sound the Alarm: Democracy is Under Attack! (Friday Edition)

  • Lafayette Square - SW corner (DT-Riverside corner) (map)
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With the Trump administration and family under federal investigation and a historically horrific tax bill on its way to Trump's desk, we the people must sound the alarm. Democracy is under attack!

Please come speak out loudly about the many ill effects of this tax bill on the people of New Orleans! Bring signs, banners, and friends to this sustained action! There will be an people's mic for citizens to voice their concerns about this bill and hold Senate Republicans accountable.

Co-hosted by Indivisible NOLA, St. Tammany Indivisible Chapter

*Children welcome*

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Protest outside Verizon store against the rollback of net neutrality protections.
Dec
7
5:00 PM17:00

Protest outside Verizon store against the rollback of net neutrality protections.

**Note changed location. Event will happen at the Verizon store in Mid-City.**

Protest at a Verizon store against the rollback of net neutrality protections.

Hosted by Trevor Scott

Join other Team Internet members at the protest. Internet users outraged by top Verizon lawyer turned FCC Chairman Ajit Pai’s plan to gut net neutrality are planning to protest at Verizon retail stores across the country on Thursday, December 7th, one week before an expected vote at the FCC. Protesters will make it clear to members of Congress that the time is now to stand for net neutrality, not Verizon’s bottom line.

And please remember, this event is about protesting actions of Verizon executives, lobbyists and their supporters in Washington, not the employees at these stores.

Info and RSVP at Team Internet

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Public Briefing:  Barriers to Voting in Louisiana
Dec
6
9:00 AM09:00

Public Briefing: Barriers to Voting in Louisiana

  • Louisiana State Capitol, House Committee Room 1 (map)
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Hosted by:  House Committee on Civil Rights -- Connect to their Facebook page HERE.

Join us! On Wednesday, December 6, beginning at 9:00 am local time, at the state Capitol in Baton Rouge: our Louisiana Advisory Committee’s second public session on #CivilRights and barriers to voting. The Committee will hear testimony from academics, policy makers, community groups, and other interested individuals. The public will be invited to speak during the open forum session, 3:30 – 4:00 pm. See: https://www.facebook.com/hashtag/usccr60yrs

 

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Post Card Party
Dec
3
4:30 PM16:30

Post Card Party

We're gonna be writing postcards to individual Alabama voters. Oh yes! Kids are definitely welcome, and the brewery will have a bounce house in the taproom all day. The Saints game will be on the house TVs, and food trucks will be along as well. I mean, what more could anyone want? So come!

More info on the Urban South Brewery -- Here!!

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Paper Monuments' History Unbound
Dec
2
2:00 PM14:00

Paper Monuments' History Unbound

Hosted by Paper Documents - Free and open to the public.

The Paper Monuments Team invites you to a draw-in and write-in at the New Orleans Public Library.  We're seeking your artistic ideas in response to the question, “What is an appropriate monument to the city of New Orleans today?”

We'll be collecting Paper Monuments Public Proposals.

We'll have art and modeling supplies.

We'll have the musical support of Ellis Marsalis' extensive record collection, courtesy of our wonderful partners at the New Orleans Public Library, in addition to curated access to the collections of the African American Resource Center and all the library has to offer.

We'll be featuring the young scholars of Homer Plessy Elementary, participants in Big Class' fantastic writing programs.

Kid Friendly -- And we'll even have food.

We can't wait to see your ideas!

Photo from Paper Monuments post in Paper Monuments' History Unbound

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Essayist/Educator Tim Wise to Speak at Xavier University of Louisiana
Nov
29
6:30 PM18:30

Essayist/Educator Tim Wise to Speak at Xavier University of Louisiana

  • Xavier University of Louisiana (XULA) - University Center Ballroom (map)
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Tim Wise, one of the nation’s most prominent antiracist essayists and educators, will speak at Xavier University of Louisiana (XULA) Wednesday, Nov. 29, at 6:30 p.m. in the University Center Ballroom. The event is free and open to the public. 

More information is available in the form of a pdf:  Here.

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Grad Tax Plan Walkout/Rally Tulane University
Nov
29
12:30 PM12:30

Grad Tax Plan Walkout/Rally Tulane University

Hosted by Rick Vik

The importance of higher education cannot be understated.
I hope people will be able to join me and friends in a rally in protest of the bill that has been passed in the House of Representatives.

It would interpret the tuition waiver as taxable income crippling the income of graduate students making them the highest taxed group in the United States (raising their tax by 3-400%). The negatives of such an effect would make graduate school and higher education something that only those who were independently wealthy could pursue.

The effects of losing a large number of our graduate student population would affect students, professors, and inevitably our country.

Please join us in protesting this at Tulane, this Wednesday (New Orleans).

Thanks for your time,
Ryan

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Tocqueville-Project-Public-Talk-Tim-Wise:  Challenging the Culture of Cruelty: Understanding and Defeating Race and Class Inequity in America
Nov
28
12:30 PM12:30

Tocqueville-Project-Public-Talk-Tim-Wise: Challenging the Culture of Cruelty: Understanding and Defeating Race and Class Inequity in America

  • Earl K. Long Library, Room 401 - UNO Lakefront Campus (map)
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Drawing from his newest book, "Under the Affluence: Shaming the Poor, Praising the Rich and Jeopardizing the Future of America," Tim Wise examines the ways in which American politics and culture serve to rationalize inequalities on the basis of class and race. From the myth of “rugged individualism” to the racialized attacks on the nation’s poor, American ideology has long served to explain away inequity as a natural outcome of differential talent, effort or cultural attributes. But as Wise shows in this presentation, to believe that the poor and unemployed are to blame for their own plight, or that the rich deserve their positions and wealth is to believe in a pernicious and destructive lie that threatens the very heart of democracy and true equal opportunity. By exploring the way that racism has been central to the development and perpetuation of the nation’s class system, Wise demonstrates the importance of undermining the dominant white racial narrative not solely to fight racism itself, but larger economic and social injustice as well.

This event is sponsored by the Alexis de Tocqueville Project and UNO Student Government Association. 

More information is available here.

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National Day Of Action Against The Trump Tax Scam
Nov
27
12:00 PM12:00

National Day Of Action Against The Trump Tax Scam

  • Senator Cassidy's Metairie Office (map)
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** Action Alert**

Indivisible-NOLA will join hundreds of other Indivisible Chapters for tomorrow's National Day of Action against the Trump Tax Scam.

Rally at high noon at Senator Cassidy's Metairie Office at 3241 N. Causeway Boulevard.  Park on the street to avoid towing.

More information on The Guardian:  Here!

Photograph: Aaron P. Bernstein/Reuters

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Indivisible New Orleans Monthly General Meeting
Nov
26
4:00 PM16:00

Indivisible New Orleans Monthly General Meeting

  • Southern Food and Beverage Museum (map)
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Come see your people this Sunday evening.  We'll have ACA enrollment deadline fliers for volunteers to distribute and everything you need to create engaging postcards to send to *individual voters in Alabama.*  Oh yes!  So it will be like making holiday cards with friends, but with politics.

Plus, there's no law that says we can't go have drinks at the Circle Bar afterwards...

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