March For Our Lives – Ventura! – Part 1

It was an amazing day yesterday, completely organized by four Ventura High School students. See this VC Star article for more videos and pics, as well as our Facebook page, and this link to great photos from Ray Smith of Indivisible Ojai Valley.

Our local congresswoman, Julia Brownley, made some great speeches. (Thanks to Paul Taylor for this great video!)

Meanwhile, in Washington D.C., students and future leaders from our own Ventura County Youth Collective took a moment from the MFOL events there to gather in front of this inspirational portrait. They toured the Capitol with staff from Congresswoman Julia Brownley’s office, visited the National Museum of African American History and Culture and will be meeting with our legislators. Follow their adventures on Facebook  and Twitter.

IMG_0706Back at the Ventura’s Plaza Park, it was an incredibly busy day for new voter registrations, as well as address updates and party affiliation changes. An great crew of volunteers, including students from Future Leaders of America, waded out into the crowd with their clipboards and registration forms.

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46 forms were completed and more were sent home for missing pieces of information.

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Just for fun, we labeled everyone who came by the booth either by the year they first started voting,( the earliest being the Johnson/Goldwater election in 1964), or the year they would begin to vote. We had brand new people, like this cutie below, brand-new adult citizens voting for the first time, and a big wave of pre-registered voters that we’ll be hearing from in 2018 and 2020.

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Part 2 – Anti-Gun Violence Campaigns

Catchup with the  information that was shared at the event for the legislative goals of the Brady Campaign, the Parkland Student Campaign and the Veterans for Peace Campaign. (See Part 2)

 

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