Wed. – 11/14: Resistance writers! Let’s say “HELLO” to Mississippi! Join us Friday 11/16 to push Espy over the finish line.

Action #1 – Meet us for postcard-writing at Santino’s Pizza this Friday in Ventura, 11 – 2!

We provide postcards, pizza and lots of comradery! (See picture above!) Share this and bring your friends! (Facebook link here.)

We’ll be asking voters in Mississippi to turn out again on November 27th in a Special Election Runoff to help Democrat Mike Espy, a former congressman and Secretary of Agriculture in the Clinton administration, beat Republican incumbent Cindy Hyde-Smith, who is now really famous for doing this. If he wins this runoff, he’ll become the first black senator for that state since Reconstruction.

Here’s a map to Santino’s Pizza. It’s at 4231 Telegraph Rd., Ventura, 93003.

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Tues – 11/13: Bees need you to write some stinging comments in their defense. Today. By 11:59pm EST.

Today, we need comments on two almost identical rules regarding some our smallest, yet most essential agricultural benefactors. It will take you about 5 minutes to read this and another 5 minutes to write something.

(These “Rules” are where legislators, who should be packing up their desks, together with their pet lobbyists, push through legislation that is too shady, dangerous and/or un-American to withstand the scrutiny and cameras they would encounter on the floor of Congress. This is where lawmaking, money and influence meet, hoping we don’t notice.)

Action #1/#2 – Just say “NO” to sulfoxaflor  – Dow’s newest invention to accidentally kill off bees. – 2 identical comments – DUE TODAY BY 11:59 pm EST

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Tues – 11/13: The legacy of the GOP – making endangered animals extinct. – CALL THIS MORNING!

Action – They are voting to exterminate the endangered gray wolf today in the House. Call your representative this morning!

Kitty Block, acting president and CEO of the Humane Society of the United States, issued the following statement: “Some members of Congress and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service are moving to remove federal protections from wildlife threatened with extinction. This is shameful pandering to a vocal minority of special interests and an affront to American taxpayers who have supported and underwritten decades of efforts restoring these species. The duty of the federal government is to protect threatened and endangered species, not to pander to trophy hunters and predator-control agents.”

Minimal script: I’m calling from [zip code] to ask rep. [_____] to vote “NO” on HR 6784 – “Manage our Wolves” Act.

Contacts
Rep. Julia Brownley: (CA-26): DC (202) 225-5811, Oxnard (805) 379-1779, T.O. (805) 379-1779
or Rep. Salud Carbajal: (CA-24): DC (202) 225-3601, SB (805) 730-1710 SLO (805) 546-8348
Other Contacts: http://www.phoneyourrep.com

Background

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Mon 11/12: No one is above the law…the sequel.

Action #1 – Tell your legislators that we want these bills (HR 3771 & 3654/S 1741 & 1735) to protect Mueller pushed to the finish line. 

These bills all state that an Attorney General overseeing a special counsel either has to be confirmed by the Senate, or by the most senior confirmed member below them if they recuse themselves. Also that the special counsel can only be removed for good cause, (which is NOT that Trump is terrified of them) and that the Special Counsel can file an action for judicial review.

Minimal script for reps: I’m calling from [zip code] and I want Rep. [____] to cosponsor HR 3771 (and I want to thank him/her for cosponsoring HR 3654) 
Check for your representative here:

Minimal script for senators: I’m calling from [zip code] and I want Senator [____] to cosponsor S 1741 and S 1735.
Check for your senator here:

Contacts
See listing at Action #2.

Action #2 – Call your legislators and demand that Matthew Whitaker recuse himself from the Mueller investigation.

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Mon – 11/12: Keep your damn pants on, Mr. President. The election’s not over ’til it’s over.

For a little perspective, votes were still being counted A MONTH after Trump’s election to office in 2016. It was during this time that Hillary Clinton’s popular vote lead grew to 2.8 million nationwide, which rankled Trump so badly that he created, in connection with Kris Kobach and V.P. Pence, the money-wasting, gaslighting Election Integrity Commission to chase down the illegal voters of their darkest dreams. 19 actual fraudulent votes were eventually found by the DOJ. Over the entire country. 

This all aside, we still have work to do.

Action #1 – Volunteer to make this Senate seat blue.

Mike Espy is running against Senator Cindy (“If he invited me to a public hanging, I’d be on the front row”) Hyde-Smith, an appointee who replaced GOP Senator Thad Cochran earlier this year and who has voted with Trump 100% of her short time in the Senate. In 1986, Espy became the first African-American from Mississippi elected to Congress since Reconstruction. In 1993, he became Secretary of Agriculture in the Clinton Administration. Continue reading “Mon – 11/12: Keep your damn pants on, Mr. President. The election’s not over ’til it’s over.”

Fri 11/9: Vigil for the Victims of the Thousand Oaks shooting – Ventura

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Please meet in front of the Ventura County Government Center with your protest signs, fire-safe candles and best behavior tonight, Friday, Nov. 9 at 4:45 PM.

Facebook link here.

Thurs – 11/8: The wicked don’t rest, and neither shall we. Your action plan for Thursday and Friday.

Photo: People learning to dance at the Borderline Bar and Grill in Thousand Oaks. People from three counties come to take a variety of dance classes here every week. Last night, during Wednesday’s “College Country Night”, 12 people were shot to death in this place of laughter, fun, and long-term friendships. Please see the notice for our Ventura vigil tomorrow (Friday) below and actions in T.O. today – procession, vigil and blood drive.

  • Borderline shooting information page  WWW.VCEMERGENCY.COM. Hotline (805) 465-6650. CHECK FOR ROAD CLOSURES!
  • Family Reunification Center: 1375 E. Janss Rd. in Thousand Oaks.  

Action #1 – Thursday, 11/8 – Flash Mob Protest to protect Mueller investigation.

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The Nobody Is Above the Law network demands that Whitaker immediately commit not to assume supervision of the investigation. Our hundreds of response events are being launched to demonstrate the public demand for action to correct this injustice. If you are in Ventura, go here. (Facebook link)

Please meet in front of the Ventura County Government Center with your protest signs and best behavior today, Thursday, Nov. 8 at 5 -7 PM.

Our NRA-loving president crossed a red line today when he forced Sessions out and put a crony in charge of the Mueller investigation.

If you are elsewhere, go here to check for your closest rally. Over 400,000 people are getting ready to join in.

Action #2 – Thursday 11/8 – Procession at 10 am. for Sgt. Ron Helus, T.O. vigil information and more…

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