Mon 3/18: Keep strong Carbon Dioxide Emission Limits on Coal Plants – Comment in 10 minutes or less. Deadline tonight, 11:59 pm EST

Action – Protect Carbon Dioxide Emission Limits on Power Plants — Deadline TONIGHT, 3/18, by 11:59 pm EST.

We are currently starring in a terror movie, the plot worthy of any James Bond film. The villians, billionaires and multi-national corporations, in pursuit of boundless profit, are killing off our environmental protections, not only returning us to the days when our rivers caught on fire, our water gave us cancer and our air killed our kids, but to huge new disasters we’ve never seen before – hurricanes too big for our categories, tornados made of fire, 100-year or 500-year floods that happen every year.

If we’ve waiting for a superhero to save us… well, one 16-year-old girl from Sweden sent tens of thousands of school kids into the streets to protest government inaction.

Now it’s our turn.

Submit a comment to the oil-industry-controlled EPA opposing their proposed rule change that would eliminate our current strong carbon pollution standards that apply to new, modified and reconstructed fossil fuel-fired power plants. The administration’s proposal would relax the standard to a level that can easily be met with standard technology, continuing coal’s reign as our dirtiest energy polluter. Yes, it’s true what our opponents say. The carbon-capture rules DO make it really hard and expensive to build new coal plants.

Good.

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Fri 3/15: Today the kids are marching! 5 fast actions against fossil fuels, corruption, & fear of the Green New Deal.

Nice compilation of world-wide strike actions here.

Action #1 – Quick action to #StopFundingFossils.

The EIB is Europe’s largest public bank. Right now, it’s deciding whether or not to invest BILLIONS more toward fossil fuel projects. They must be looking at Germany’s plan to quit their coal habit in two decades, as well as other countries with aggressive sustainability plans and wonder…why invest in the past? Let’s raise our voices and tell the EIB to #StopFundingFossils. Sign here.

Action #2 – Who’s taken the “No Fossil Fuel Money” pledge?

(BTW, Beto broke his promise…)

Taking the pledge means that a politician and their campaign will adopt a policy to not knowingly accept any contributions over $200 from the PACs, executives, or front groups of fossil fuel companies — companies whose primary business is the extraction, processing, distribution, or sale of oil, gas, or coal. See the list of signers here.

  • Federal Level: Senator Dianne Feinstein has signed. Sen. Kamala Harris, & Reps. Brownley and Carbajal have not.
  • State Level* (see note below): Governor Newsom has signed, Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson and Monique Limón have not.

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Saturday: Come help us crowd canvass for Medicare4All at the Ventura St. Patrick’s Day Parade!

We will be crowd canvassing on March 16th. Come join us, even if you’ve NEVER done anything like this before!

Where: St. Patrick’s Day Parade, Main Street, Downtown Ventura
When: March 16th, 9:00am. Meet at Marie Shannon Confections – 27 S. Chestnut (near Main)
RSVP: None. Just come – coffee, delicious sweet & savory baked goods, and training is all included!
Questions? Email indivisibleventura@gmail.org

The Medicare for All Movement has begun!

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Fri – 3/15: They’re rigging the Census – Comment against the “Citizenship” question. Deadline tonight, 11:59pm EST.

Update 2/15/19: A federal court ruled in the ACLU’s favor and struck down the citizenship question, which hasn’t appeared on a full census for 70 years – but now, the Supreme Court has agreed to hear the Trump administration’s appeal. Help power the fight against this corrupt Ministry of Fear.

Action: Make a public comment against the “citizenship question” on the 2020 census

  • For the government site, comment here, (which only has 38 signers!) or
  • For the ACLU site, comment here (which has 23,488 signers as of 7:30 pm, 3/14).
  • DEADLINE: FRIDAY 3/15, 11:59 pm EST.

Sample comments and background material below. It’s very important that if you’re using an “example” comment to get started, try to alter it to reflect your own voice. Multiple identical copies will be counted all together as one.
(This video gives a good overview of the census. – It’s getting rowdy in Congress over this. Check out the AOC and MSNBC videos near the bottom!)

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Thurs 3/14: Tell your Rep. to cosponsor H.R. 6 – “The Dream and Promise Act.”

Action: Ask your representative to fight all forms of family separation, starting with H.R.6. 

butterflyH.R. 6 provides permanent protection and a path to citizenship to 2.5 million immigrants, including Dreamers, people with Temporary Protected Status (TPS) and Deferred Enforced Departure (DED), and it does it without punitive trade-offs, like cutting family immigration, border wall funding or new enforcement policies. MIRA Executive Director Eva A. Millona states: “The Dream and Promise Act is a breath of fresh air. It sends a strong message to Dreamers and TPS and DED holders: We know this is your home. We know how much you contribute to this nation – and we stand behind you.”

Minimal script: I’m calling from [zip code] to thank Rep. [___] for cosponsoring and supporting H.R. 6 – “The Dream and Promise Act of 2019.”

Rep-check here. 207 congressmembers (!!!) have already cosponsored this, including our own Julia Brownley and Salud Carbajal.

Contact
Rep. Julia Brownley: email, (CA-26): DC (202) 225-5811, Oxnard (805) 379-1779, T.O. (805) 379-1779
or Rep. Salud Carbajal: email. (CA-24): DC (202) 225-3601, SB (805) 730-1710 SLO (805) 546-8348
Who is my representative?: hq-salsa.wiredforchange.com

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Thurs 3/14: Thank the 12 angry GOP-sters who did the right thing…

Action – Send a postcard/email or call to thank the senators who stood up against Trump’s executive power grab.

Positive encouragement for baby steps, right? These senators will face very real consequences for crossing the president over his hoax of a border wall (H.J.Res.46/S.J.Res.10) – at the very least a meeting with him in full unhinged rage, as well as confrontations with their own angry constituents, terrorized by Trump’s xenophobic speeches. So flood ’em with love… maybe more will join them if Trump’s vetoes this! 

Call/email your own people and write to ones outside your state!

“Dangerous precedence” camp:

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Wed -3/13: Deadline on comments for the Arctic is tonight. Take 10 minutes and write!

As the video plays, use your mouse to click-and-drag on the video to pan around 360°. Best viewed in full screen. Please turn on sound to hear the narration.

“If there is oil, it’ll be gone in a generation. But the damage would last for thousands of years.” – Adam Kolton, executive director of the Alaska Wilderness League.

Comment to stop the drilling TONIGHT March 13, deadline 10:59 PDT here.
PDF versions of planning documents here.

Sample Scripts 

USE YOUR OWN WORDS. IDENTICAL scripts will not be counted!!! Length not important but if you’re composing your comment the site, note that you have 60 minutes before it will close on you.

Comment: I strongly oppose any option but Alternate A – do nothing. Studying the Environmental Impact Studies, full of unverifiable assumptions and unwarranted trust in the benevolence of oil industry employees as defacto national park officials, has convinced me that there will be unmitigable damage to a national treasure. The only winners here will be politicians who can crow over delivering our refuge to a cadre of international fossil-fuel interests, who will extract as fast as they can with little oversight and walk away from the damage they leave behind. 

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Join in – be an ally! Youth Climate Strike this Friday, 3/15!

Find the strike nearest you here!

We, the youth of America, are striking because decades of inaction has left us with just 11 years to change the trajectory of the worst effects of climate change, according to the Oct 2018 UN IPCC Report. We are striking because our world leaders have yet to acknowledge, prioritize, or properly address our climate crisis. We are striking because marginalized communities across our nation —especially communities of color, disabled communities, and low- income communities—  are already disproportionately impacted by climate change. We are striking because if the social order is disrupted by our refusal to attend school, then the system is forced to face the climate crisis and enact change. With our futures at stake, we call for radical legislative action to combat climate change and its countless detrimental effects on the American people. We are striking for the Green New Deal, for a fair and just transition to a 100% renewable economy, and for ending the creation of additional fossil fuel infrastructure. Additionally, we believe the climate crisis should be declared a national emergency because we are running out of time.

California Youth Climate Strike: Thousand Oaks #Youthclimatestrike

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Wed 3/13: 2 quick gun actions

Sign the petition

Action #1 – Sign this petition to stop gunshows at the VC Fairgrounds

Five gun shows are hosted every year at the Ventura County Fairgrounds, a state-owned property which is owned and managed by a division of the California Department of Food and Agriculture. Each show features hundreds of tables where firearms are bought, sold, and traded. The gun shows are also marketed to children — admission free for children under age 12.

A network of anti-gun activists, concerned about the influence that billboard marketing and the gun shows have on our communities, has asked the Ventura County Fairgrounds board to stop hosting gun shows and profiting from the proliferation of guns and ammunition.  Sign the petition here.

Action #2 – Email a letter to support AB 12 – “Firearms: gun violence restraining orders” by Rep. Jacqui Irwin.

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