“Wake up, America!” #BLM protests & other antiracist, anti-fascist & pro-democratic things to do…

July 31 – We have so much work to do & nobody’s slowing down…

Emmett Till died on Aug. 28, 1955 at the age of 14. 1955 is not that long ago. What was called the “last lynching in America” took place in Alabama in 1981. At least, it was until Ahmaud Arbery was gunned down while jogging in Georgia last year. The tally expands every day.

When you hear of parents telling school boards to stop teaching the accurate history of racism in America, we wonder if it’s not just about critical race theory, or the 1619 project, about which they’ve been deliberately misled. We wonder if they’re not just worried that their kids will look at the dates of these not-so-long-ago events, and put two and two together – how people they know – their parents, their grandparents and great-grandparents, could be culpable of racism too…like protesting the teaching of the accurate history of racism in America, for a start.

Looking for how you can help? Interesting things to do? Click the “Continue reading” link here for the latest actions and events listings!

Join our postcard campaigns! We’re always working on something, whether it’s a campaign to remind people to vote, or helping with campaigns for specific states. Find out how to get involved here.

New postcard campaigns for recall election as well here and here

NOW, IT’S OUR TURN…Actions you can take that make a difference...

Events happening today, this weekend, this month!

“Freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; It must be demanded by the oppressed.” ~ MLK

  • We’re putting up information on local protests and actions by others we’re finding from informal sources. These listings are not endorsements nor guarantees as to time/place/type of protest or participant safety. Events can and have already been cancelled without notice.
  • For protests, be prepared and peaceful: know your rights and remember there’s still a pandemic. Download the ACLU app onto your phone, bring water, hats, MASKS, hand sanitizer, etc…
  • HELP WANTED: Help your fellow Venturans! – Volunteer and donation sites in Ventura County.
  • FIND A CA VACCINATION SITE HERE and in Ventura, here too, along with local stats.
  • SWAP MEET JUSTICE Citizenship fair here.

Current Call/Email Actions!

  • No recess until the Senate passes S.1 and stops partisan gerrymandering. Here.
  • Get your state legislators to D.C. to fight for democracy! Here.
  • Tell your legislators – stay on the job until essential infrastructure and voting bills are passed! Here.
  • Clearcut some outdated logging solutions out of the Conservation Corps Act (HR 1162/S487) Here
  • “Hello, I’d like to speak to the man behind the curtain.” Let’s talk to Rupert Murdoch. Here
  • It’s not just a drought. It’s “aridification.” “YES” on H.R. 4099. Now. Here
  • Remember the work we did for the 2020 election? Time to do it again for democracy itself. Here.
  • “Lost Cause” to the “Big Lie” – we’re stuck in a malevolent version of “Groundhog Day.” Here.
  • Who owns American history? The GOP’s battle against Critical Race Theory and what we can do about it. Here.
  • Tues 5/18: It’s time to get serious about toxins in baby food. Here.
  • Other countries think U.S. health care is both expensive and barbaric. They are right. Here

MORE ACTIONS here.

Reading/Podcasts:

  • (YES) The “Solving Plastic” Issue
  • (YES) How Youth Have Changed the Climate Movement
  • (Planned Parenthood) Oxnard Health Center opens to add to Ventura and TO facilities in Ventura Co.
  • (UCSB Arts & Lectures) The Juneteenth Mixtape – Ibram X. Kendi and other ways to celebrate our new national holiday.

Notice from El Concilio Family Services! – Apply for rent and utility help today!

Applications are still open for the CA COVID-19 Rent Relief program! If you have experienced financial hardship caused by COVID-19 and need help paying rent or utilities, you may be eligible for assistance. Applicants may qualify regardless of immigration status and will not be asked about citizenship status. Check eligibility and apply for immediate relief at HousingIsKey.com or call 833-430-2122.

ANYTIME – PHONEBANK – “Phone Bank NOW with Grassroots Democrats HQ” (Time and campaigns – sign in)

Join from anywhere.

Do anytime.

Please sign in using the form to the right. You will then be redirected to our Daily Action Page with phone bank links and information libraries for our target races.

Sign in here: https://www.mobilize.us/mobilize/event/93596/

ANYTIME – TEXT BANK – “Sign up to send text messages to stop the Republican recall

Reaching out to Californians via text message is one of the most important tools we have to stop the Republican Recall. Please sign-up to say you’ll volunteer to send texts. We’ll be in touch. Link: https://act.gavinnewsom.com/signup/text-message-vol/

ANYTIME – LETTER/POSTCARD – Thank the officers who testified in Congress this week.

  • For Harry Dunn and Aquilino Gonnell: United States Capitol Police, 119 D St NE, Washington, DC 20510
  • For Michael Fanone and Daniel Hodges: Metropolitan Police Department of the District of Columbia, 300 Indiana Ave NW. Washington, DC 20001

If you missed our “Fire Laura Ingraham” action for mocking their injuries, along with an Orwellian reframing of the truth, here are the contacts you need to demand that Fox News fire their White Supremacist queen.

ONGOING ACTION – VENTURA – “Ask our city council members to denounce recent local activity by White Supremacists

Send in an email (or letter) to your city council members. SURJ has made an easy template for you to make this task only take a few minutes. Follow these steps copy our letter template:

  1. Visit this link, and copy the text into a new email
  2. Be sure to edit the highlighted sections to include your own information and requests
  3. Feel free to edit the letter as you see fit. The point is to get city council to know that we demand acknowledgement and action 
  4. Share this template with friends and ask them to send it in as well

ANYTIME – POSTCARDS – “Sign up to Write Postcards from Home

The Trump allies, QAnoners, conspiracy theorists, and anti-vaxxers have banded together to recall California’s Democratic Governor, Gavin Newsom. Since 2019, the Governor has been hard at work serving California families. During the COVID-19 pandemic, he ensured equitable vaccine distribution, protected families from eviction, and provided billions in direct relief to individuals and struggling small businesses.

This recall is going to cost the state 276 million dollars and should it succeed—an outcome we must all work to prevent—we could lose our majority in the Senate if anything happened to Dianne Feinstein, 88.

We’re proud to partner with Women’s March Action to write to voters telling them to vote NO on this wasteful recall.

You have the option of using postcards created by the Grassroots Democrats HQ and Women’s March Action or using your own. If you’d like to use your own postcards, please write N/A under the address field.

You will need to purchase postage. Here are some helpful links where you can order postcard stamps online:

Postage (USPS) https://tinyurl.com/usps-postcard-stamps
Postage (Amazon) https://tinyurl.com/amazon-postcard-stamps

If you live locally in Los Angeles and would like to pick up postcards locally or you need assistance getting your supplies, please fill out this form and we will get back to you:
https://tinyurl.com/GDHQ-Postcard-Pickup-Deliver

Thank you for your continued hard work and dedication. We win elections because of our amazing volunteers! If you have any questions about volunteering, please email our Field and Communications Coordinator, Mana Shooshtari, at mana@grassrootsdems.org.

Saturday – 7/31/2021 – Ventura – ”Every Child Matters Honor Walk‘” (1:30 pm – 2:30 pm PDT) Meet at Ventura City Hall.

Saturday – 7/31/2021 – LA/OAKLAND/ONLINE – ”Gavin Newsom” Healthcare is a Human Right (2:00 pm PDT)

Saturday – 7/31/2021 – CAMARILLO – ”NextGen Juneteenth and More Present “Walk In A.R.T. – Alliance, Resilience and Truth'” (4:00 pm – 8:00 pm PDT) 424 Arneill Rd, Suite A, Camarillo 93010

@simplicity805 and @newgenjuneteenth present:Walk in A.R.T!!! Next Saturday, July 31st, 2021 from 4pm-8pm! With live music, complimentary paint and sip with speciality drinks!

Live music performances by @1drejack @ebw.productions @oleanderfalls @almondmiilktea and more!

Art by @esanenah @deadandrad@celiaflor.craft.couture @arte_de_la_mariposa @hannah.camille.art@s.a.moorejr_photographyVendor Market Place Featuring: @atadibyaofa@makeitatorible@chulas_essentials@ceeson8@hennaologyca@dr_bombbomb_@moneymakinjaden@lil_bo_peep@pinkboughie

We still have Artist, Performance, and Vendor Space contact @805jlynn or @simplicity805 to hold a spot or for more info!

Saturday – 7/31/2021 – ONLINE PHONEBANK – ”Calls Against the Recall – Democratic Volunteer Center” (12:00 pm – 1:30 pm PDT)

Please join the Democratic Volunteer Center and many other Democratic groups in California on Saturday, July 24th for a Day of Action to call voters to ask them to vote a resounding NO on the recall of Gavin Newsom. Calls Against the Recall!

We’ll begin with a quick training, answer your questions, and provide technical support if needed. Then, you’ll be ready to make calls. During your phone session, a trainer and tech support will also be available if you have questions, We’ll debrief after you make calls to find out how your phone bank session went. 

Election Day is September, 14th. We need to support Gavin up until election day. Please sign up to join us for weekly phone banks to help stop the Republican recall.

You’ll be sent the Zoom link once you register.

Please RSVP, so we can anticipate the number of attendees for this event. And share this with like-minded friends!

Mobilize link: https://www.mobilize.us/mobilize/event/402491/

Saturday – 7/31/2021 – SANTA CLARITA – ”Bilingual Lit Drop” (9:00 am – 11:00 am PDT)

We have to organize year-round if we’re going to flip CA-25 in 2022.

That’s why we’re partnering with Grassroots Democrats HQ to drop off door hangers (in both English and Spanish!) with personalized notes to Democratic households. We’re letting them know how to connect to the Democratic community in our area, encourage them to make sure everyone in their family is registered to vote, and give them personal contact information to reach out if they have questions or would like to volunteer from home.

Mobilize link here: https://www.mobilize.us/mobilize/event/396031/

Saturday – 7/31/2021 – ”The War on Cuba – Screening” (6:00 pm PDT )

We’re going to be having a screening of this documentary series on Saturday July 31st, I would like to see you there!Belly of the Beast is a media group based in Cuba, and produces powerful counter-narratives to the corporate owned & state department operated US media. The series was produced during the Trump administration, but afterwards we’ll have room for discussing how the Biden administration has continued Trump’s policies!

RSVP for film screening here: bit.ly/waroncuba731

Saturday – 7/31/2021 – ONLINE PHONEBANK – ”Phone Bank to Stop the Recall (10:00 am – 12:00 pm PDT )

In partnership with the California Democratic Party

Trump allies, QAnoners, conspiracy theorists, and anti-vaxxers have banded together to recall California’s Democratic Governor, Gavin Newsom. Since 2019, the Governor has been hard at work serving California families. This recall election can cost California taxpayers up to $400,000,000– just one year before Governor Newsom is up for re-election.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, he created policy that ensured equitable vaccine distribution, protected families from eviction, and provided billions in direct relief to individuals and struggling small businesses. 

Last week, the date of the recall was officially announced: September 14th. Since vote-by-mail ballots drop on August 14th, there is no time to waste!

That’s why we’re proud to partner with the California Democratic Party to call voters to tell them to vote NO on this wasteful recall.

Mobilize link: https://www.mobilize.us/mobilize/event/401104/

Saturday – 7/31/2021 – ONLINE PHONEBANK – ”Young Dems Let’s End the Filibuster Phone Bank! (Tuesday at 4:00 -6:00 pm & Saturdays at 12:00 am – 2:00 pm )

in partnership with Indivisible National and California High School Democrats of America

With the filibuster still intact, it’s likely that the Republican minority will talk important bills, such as the For the People Act, to death. But there’s good news– there are ways to eliminate or reform the filibuster that only require a simple majority.

We’re phone banking into Arizona to ask Arizonans to contact their Senator and ask them to support eliminating the filibuster.

We can absolutely win this effort – Schumer is still planning the vote for the week of June 21st so now is our moment to lean in and do whatever we can.

Mobilize link here: https://www.mobilize.us/mobilize/event/379612/

Saturday – 7/31/2021 – ONLINE PHONEBANK – ”Field Team 6 – Register Voters in CA-25! (Thursdays at 6:00 -8:00 pm & Saturdays at 10:00 am – 12:00 pm )

In partnership with Field Team 6, Santa Clarita Valley Democrats, Democratic Club of the High Desert, Antelope Valley Indivisible, Simi Valley Indivisible, and California High School Democrats of America

We successfully flipped CA-25 Blue in 2018, but lost the district by just 333 votes in 2020. In 2022, we’re determined to take back the district– so the work must start now.

We’re calling people who have not registered to vote yet to register them! Voter turnout and registration are how Democrats win. Join us to register voters and help us Defend the Blue by expanding our House majority in 2022!

Mobilize link here: https://www.mobilize.us/mobilize/event/377784/

Saturday – 7/31/2021 – ONLINE PHONEBANK – ”For the People Phonebank with Common Cause (1:00 pm and 3:00 pm PDT)

We’re so excited to work together to demand bold changes to our democracy to create a government that represents all of us, not big corporations or special interests. . We’ll be calling voters in targeted states and connecting them to their Senators to support the For the People Act (S1) and eliminate the filibuster. These phonebanks are subject to change based on variables outside of our control (i.e. a Senator’s mailbox is full)

On Mondays at 1:00pm PDT, we are partnering with Swing Blue Alliance to urge politicians to eliminate the filibuster.

On Tuesday at 2:30pm PDT, we are partnering with Represent.US to demand politicians to support the For the People Act.

On Thursdays, we are partnering with Indivisible Northampton to ensure that the For the People Act (S1) will come to fruition!

These shifts also always will include training for first-timers before you make calls – so if this is your first time, no worries! We’ll make sure you feel prepared before you begin.

Mobilize link here: https://www.mobilize.us/commoncause/event/376178/

Saturday – 7/31/2021 – ONLINE – ”The TRUTH About Homelessness (10:00 am – 11:00 am PDT)

Facebook link: https://www.facebook.com/events/1418239698550081/

A Live and Uncensored conversation about the impact homelessness had on our lives both personally and professionally. 

Saturday – 7/31/2021 – ONLINE TEXTBANK – ”For the People Textbank with Common Cause (9:00 am – 11:00 am PDT)

Welcome to Textbanking with Common Cause. We’ll be sending texts to constituents of targeted Senators and patching them through to their Senator’s office phone line. 

Six in ten Americans send and receive text messages. That means we can use text messages to reach people we might not be able to connect with otherwise, in a format we already know they’re comfortable using. Text banking is a great platform for those with previous peer-to-peer experience who are ready to master the latest voter contact technology.

In order to volunteer, all you will need is a smartphone, tablet, or computer with an internet connection.

Mobilize link here: https://www.mobilize.us/commoncause/event/375794/

Sunday – 8/01/2021 – ONLINE PHONEBANK – ”Phone Bank To End Filibuster/For The People Act & Voter Reg in Battleground States partner with FT6 (3:00 pm – 5:00pm PDT)

JOIN OUR SAVE OUR DEMOCRACY PHONE BANKS: YOU CHOOSE 

Help us fight back Republican anti democracy efforts on four fronts. Each week you’ll have a choice to work on the crucial issues YOU’RE passionate about:

  1. Help End The Filibuster & Pass For The People Act
  2. Help Register New Voters to Vote In Pennsylvania
  3. Help Stop Voter Suppression With Calls to Georgia 
  4. Help Stop the Republican Recall: 

NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY!

We have a wonderful team of trainers and coaches to help you every step of the way. Training available at every phone bank.

Mobilize link: https://www.mobilize.us/call4change/event/388264/

Sunday – 8/01/2021 – OXNARD – ”Streets of Vintage Pride Sunday Brunch” (10:00 am – 6:00pm PDT) 749 S Oxnard Blvd, Oxnard

Streets of Vintage Pride Sunday Brunch – 2nd Edition. Come out from 10 am-6 pm and enjoy amazing live performances, support local artists and businesses, and eat some good food!

Sunday – 8/01/2021 – ONLINE PHONEBANK – ”Field Team 6 – Adopt-a-Traitor Phone Bank – CA-25! (2:00 pm – 4:00pm PDT)

Join Field Team 6 in calling eligible voters (likely Dems) in Californa’s 25th district!

You’ll be targeting Mike Garcia, a traitorous Republican who voted to overturn the Biden election results. 

You’ll be reaching out to get people registered as Democrats, or signed up to vote from home (vote by mail) if they’re already registered.

Making sure people are registered to vote, and that they can vote safely from home, is a super-effective way to make a difference. In 2022, we can flip this seat back to a Democrat.

But we need your help. Join us as we turn voices into votes! All training provided!

ALSO NOTE: All times listed are Pacific Time! But just to be abundantly clear, the event will be taking place from 2-4p PT/ 5-7p ET

Mobilize link here: https://www.mobilize.us/mobilize/event/376397/

Sunday – 8/01/2021 – ONLINE PHONEBANK – ”For the People Phonebank with Common Cause (3:00 pm – 5:00pm PDT)

We’re so excited to work together to demand bold changes to our democracy to create a government that represents all of us, not big corporations or special interests. . We’ll be calling voters in targeted states and connecting them to their Senators to support the For the People Act (S1) and eliminate the filibuster. These phonebanks are subject to change based on variables outside of our control (i.e. a Senator’s mailbox is full)

On Mondays at 1:00pm PDT, we are partnering with Swing Blue Alliance to urge politicians to eliminate the filibuster.

On Tuesday at 2:30pm PDT, we are partnering with Represent.US to demand politicians to support the For the People Act.

On Thursdays, we are partnering with Indivisible Northampton to ensure that the For the People Act (S1) will come to fruition!

These shifts also always will include training for first-timers before you make calls – so if this is your first time, no worries! We’ll make sure you feel prepared before you begin.

Mobilize link here: https://www.mobilize.us/commoncause/event/376178/

Monday 08/02/21 – ONLINE PHONEBANK – “Youth-Led For the People Spanish-Speaking Phonebank” (11:00 am- 2:00 pm PDT)

Join the Youth-Led For the People Phonebank (Spanish-Speaking) with Common Cause and Swing Left Greater Boston/Swing Blue Alliance in calling Spanish speakers! It is important to reach out to this community because they are most affected by strict voting registration laws, wait times at the polls, and other barriers to voting. Democracy would not properly function without equal voting rights for all Americans. 

We’ll be calling Spanish-speaking voters in targeted states and connecting them to their Senators to support the For the People Act and eliminate the filibuster. Fluency in Spanish and English is needed as some household members may prefer to speak in Spanish and others in English.

These phonebanks are subject to change based on variables outside of our control (for example, a Senator’s mailbox is full).

These shifts also always will include training for first-timers before you make calls – so if this is your first time, no worries! We’ll make sure you feel prepared before you begin.

Mobilize link: https://www.mobilize.us/commoncause/event/398294/

Monday – 8/02/2021 – ONLINE PHONEBANK – ”Phone Bank to Stop the Recall (4:00 am – 6:00 pm PDT )

In partnership with the California Democratic Party

Trump allies, QAnoners, conspiracy theorists, and anti-vaxxers have banded together to recall California’s Democratic Governor, Gavin Newsom. Since 2019, the Governor has been hard at work serving California families. This recall election can cost California taxpayers up to $400,000,000– just one year before Governor Newsom is up for re-election.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, he created policy that ensured equitable vaccine distribution, protected families from eviction, and provided billions in direct relief to individuals and struggling small businesses. 

Last week, the date of the recall was officially announced: September 14th. Since vote-by-mail ballots drop on August 14th, there is no time to waste!

That’s why we’re proud to partner with the California Democratic Party to call voters to tell them to vote NO on this wasteful recall.

Mobilize link: https://www.mobilize.us/mobilize/event/401104/

Tuesday – 8/03/2021 – ONLINE– ”Fair Fight Text TRAINING” (5:30 pm – 6:15 pm PDT)

Want to text with Fair Fight? Join us for this texting training where we’ll go over what texting with Fair Fight looks like, our texting platform, how to set up your account on it and get you all the information you need to text with Fair Fight in the future!

this is a training, NOT a textbank. We will not be sending texts during this training

To text with Fair Fight you will neither either a smartphone OR a computer (you can set up the texting system on either or both).

At this time Fair Fight cannot support volunteers from outside the United States.

Mobilize link: https://www.mobilize.us/mobilize/event/380601/

Tuesday – 8/03/2021 – VIRTUAL COMMUNITY EVENT – ”Social Media Monitoring Shifts!” (1:00 pm – 4:00 pm PDT)

Tuesdays and Thursdays

You can help protect voters from online disinformation by signing up as a Social Media Monitor. As a volunteer with us, you’ll help monitor social media platforms and conversations in your community for democracy-related disinformation. Each monitoring shift is 3 hours long; volunteers can feel free to come and go as they please.

You will be able to access our training materials when you sign up!

Mobilize link here: https://www.mobilize.us/commoncause/event/376200/

Tuesday 8/03 – TEXTBANK – “WFP and the Frontline Text Party: For The People Act, Progressive Candidates, and More” (3:00 -5:00 pm PDT)

Join us every Tuesday to fight for Voting Rights, BOLD COVID recovery, progressive candidates up and down the ballot, and more!

Let’s come together to text for two campaigns focused on protecting the right to vote for all! We’ll reach folks in Arizona to CONTINUE to put the pressure on Sen. Sinema to support the For The People Act and END the filibuster. We’ll also reach folks in the south and DC to turn out for upcoming Freedom Ride events for voting rights!

Organize from Home with WFP! Here’s how to get started!

  1. Read and commit to the Working Families Party shared values pledge
  2. Complete the onboarding form, watch the videos and take the quiz at www.wfp4themany.org/text
  3. Then, join the textbank with us online (you’ll get zoom details in another email). We will also guide you through becoming an official member of the powerful text team that is reaching millions of voters across the country and build power with us 4theMany – not the few!

Organize, win, repeat! Mobilize link: https://www.mobilize.us/thefrontline/event/293805/

Tuesday 8/3 – ONLINE- “FAIR FIGHT Text Bank Training” (5:30pm–6:15pm PDT)

Join Fair Fight Action’s text bank days of action on June 11, 16, 17, 18, 21, 22 and 23 to ask voters in key states to call their Senators about the For The People Act. If you have not already attended Fair Fight’s text training on our new text platform, Impactive, sign up for a training here for everything you’ll need to join one of these text banks:

Wednesday – 8/04/2021 – ONLINE – “STAND UP AGAINST STREET HARASSMENT” (10:00 am PT)

Register here: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_6hhzbNdlR3awXmWpphIfuA

n 2021, Hollaback!, L’Oréal Paris, the NYC Commission on Gender Equity, and the NYC Mayor’s Office to End Domestic and Gender-Based Violence join forces to ensure everyone’s self-worth, leveraging Hollaback!’s 5D’s methodology to help people safely intervene when they experience or witness harassment in public spaces. Through this 1 hour training we use a clear, adaptable, and expert-approved set of tools that have been proven to reduce the prevalence of street harassment. The goal of the Stand Up program is to train 40,000 New Yorkers before the end of 2021 and ultimately build a culture where street harassment is seen as unacceptable behavior.

Wednesday – 8/04/2021 – ONLINE – “BYSTANDER INTERVENTION TO STOP ANTI-ASIAN/AMERICAN HARASSMENT AND XENOPHOBIA WORKSHOP” (3:00 pm PT)

Visual notes created for Houston Coalition Against Hate on May 3rd, 2021

The one-hour, interactive training will teach you Hollaback!’s 5D’s of bystander intervention methodology. We’ll start by talking about the types of disrespect that Asian and Asian American folks are facing right now — from microaggressions to violence — using a tool we call the “spectrum of disrespect.” You’ll learn what to look for and the positive impact that bystander intervention has on individuals and communities. We’ll talk through five strategies for intervention: distract, delegate, document, delay, and direct; and how to prioritize your own safety while intervening. We’ll have time at the end for practice, and you’ll leave feeling more confident intervening the next time you see Anti-Asian/American harassment online or in person.

Register here: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Qy9lYnrhS620rpLgJPNRPQ

Wednesday – 8/04/2021 – ONLINE – “Trauma Sensitive Restorative Justice Series: Trauma Awareness Overview” (4:00 -6:00 pm PT)

Register here in advance to receive the Zoom link: https://bit.ly/3zTV7Ox

Wednesday, August 4th, 2021: 7:00pm – 9:00 pm EDT
Contact: sal.corbin@yahoo.com

Restorative Justice In Action or Restorative practices is a social science that studies how to improve and repair relationships between people and communities. The purpose is to build healthy communities, increase social capital, decrease crime and antisocial behavior, repair harm and restore relationships. Its applications will be visited in this series in the following fields: restorative justice processes (August 11th), relationship dynamics (August 18th), and cycles of violence (August 25th).

Please register for each of these sessions independently, however we encourage everyone to attend the overview first (August 4th) as this will set the stage and manage expectations for the remaining sessions.

This session will focus on relational space within the context of trauma and stress and will explore through the lens of restorative justice. To ease minds and hearts, please know that this session is not intended to be a trauma-healing session nor delve specifically into anyone’s trauma narrative. Any personal exploration during this series should be done within each individual’s level of comfort and safety. There is significant stress, tension and trauma in the social space at home and globally, and therefore we will move gently and all participation is voluntary.

Facebook link: https://www.facebook.com/events/3014602395453314

Wednesday – 8/04/21 – OJAI – “Secure Beginnings Free Diaper Bank” (10:30am-12:30 pm PDT) Ojai Unified School District office 200 N. Montgomery Street, Ojai, CA (1st and 3rd Wednesdays)

Secure Beginnings Free Diaper Bank will be open Wednesday 5/19 from 10:30 am – 12:30 pm at the Ojai Unified School District office 200 N. Montgomery Street Ojai, CA 93023 (Drive-through Loop).

Our Diaper Banks are scheduled on the first and third Wednesdays of each month and are open to all residents of Ventura County. All families must wear properly fitted masks while at the diaper bank. Thank you for protecting the health and safety of our staff, volunteers, and community. https://securebeginnings.org/services/free-diaper-bank.

We are partnered with Promotoras Y Promotores Foundation​ which connects Latino families with peer and professional mental health services. They join us at the second diaper bank of each month.

El Banco de Pañales Gratis de Comienzos Seguros está abierto el miércoles, 5/19, de las 10:30 am-12:30 pm. Ubicación: la Oficina del Distrito Escolar Unificado de Ojai 200 N. Montgomery Street Ojai, CA 93023 (Conducir a través del círculo, servicio “drive-through”).

Nuestros Bancos de Pañales Gratis están programados para el primer y tercer miércoles de cada mes y están disponibles para los residentes del Condado de Ventura, California. Todas las familias deben usar cubrebocas correctamente puestas mientras están en el banco de pañales. Gracias por proteger la salud y la seguridad de nuestro personal, voluntarios y comunidad.

Estamos asociados con Promotoras Y Promotores Foundation que conecta las familias Latinas con servicios de salud mental de pares y profesionales. Se unen a nosotros en el segundo banco de panales de cada mes. #SecureBeginnings#EndDiaperNeed#DiaperBank#SupportingFamilies#VenturaCounty#ComienzosSeguros#BasicsArentBasic#nonprofit

Wednesday – 8/04/2021 – ONLINE TEXTBANK – ”For the People Textbank with Common Cause (9:00 am – 11:00 am PDT)

Welcome to Textbanking with Common Cause. We’ll be sending texts to constituents of targeted Senators and patching them through to their Senator’s office phone line. 

Six in ten Americans send and receive text messages. That means we can use text messages to reach people we might not be able to connect with otherwise, in a format we already know they’re comfortable using. Text banking is a great platform for those with previous peer-to-peer experience who are ready to master the latest voter contact technology.

In order to volunteer, all you will need is a smartphone, tablet, or computer with an internet connection.

Mobilize link here: https://www.mobilize.us/commoncause/event/375794/

Wednesday – 8/04/2021 – ONLINE PHONEBANK – ”Phone Bank to Stop the Recall (3:00 am – 5:00 pm PDT )

In partnership with the California Democratic Party

Trump allies, QAnoners, conspiracy theorists, and anti-vaxxers have banded together to recall California’s Democratic Governor, Gavin Newsom. Since 2019, the Governor has been hard at work serving California families. This recall election can cost California taxpayers up to $400,000,000– just one year before Governor Newsom is up for re-election.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, he created policy that ensured equitable vaccine distribution, protected families from eviction, and provided billions in direct relief to individuals and struggling small businesses. 

Last week, the date of the recall was officially announced: September 14th. Since vote-by-mail ballots drop on August 14th, there is no time to waste!

That’s why we’re proud to partner with the California Democratic Party to call voters to tell them to vote NO on this wasteful recall.

Mobilize link: https://www.mobilize.us/mobilize/event/401104/

Thursday – 8/05/2021 – ONLINE PHONEBANK – ”Stop the Recall Phonebank with CDP Organizing Committee” (5:15 – 8:00 pm PDT)

Join members of the CDP Organizing Committee as we make phone calls to educate voters to Stop the Recall! 

Starting at 5:00 pm and continuing until 8:00 pm, you’ll be able to call voters from your home and do the important work needed to elect our local Democratic candidates.

Please RSVP, so we can anticipate the number of attendees for this event. And share this with like-minded friends!

Mobilize link: https://www.mobilize.us/mobilize/event/402574/

Thursday – 8/05/2021 – ONLINE PHONEBANK – ”Calls Against the Recall – Democratic Volunteer Center” (5:00 pm – 6:30 pm PDT)

Please join the Democratic Volunteer Center and many other Democratic groups in California on Saturday, July 24th for a Day of Action to call voters to ask them to vote a resounding NO on the recall of Gavin Newsom. Calls Against the Recall!

We’ll begin with a quick training, answer your questions, and provide technical support if needed. Then, you’ll be ready to make calls. During your phone session, a trainer and tech support will also be available if you have questions, We’ll debrief after you make calls to find out how your phone bank session went. 

Election Day is September, 14th. We need to support Gavin up until election day. Please sign up to join us for weekly phone banks to help stop the Republican recall.

You’ll be sent the Zoom link once you register.

Please RSVP, so we can anticipate the number of attendees for this event. And share this with like-minded friends!

Mobilize link: https://www.mobilize.us/mobilize/event/402491/

Thursday – 8/05/2021 – ONLINE PHONEBANK – ”For the People Phonebank with Common Cause (3:00 pm PDT)

We’re so excited to work together to demand bold changes to our democracy to create a government that represents all of us, not big corporations or special interests. . We’ll be calling voters in targeted states and connecting them to their Senators to support the For the People Act (S1) and eliminate the filibuster. These phonebanks are subject to change based on variables outside of our control (i.e. a Senator’s mailbox is full)

On Mondays at 1:00pm PDT, we are partnering with Swing Blue Alliance to urge politicians to eliminate the filibuster.

On Tuesday at 2:30pm PDT, we are partnering with Represent.US to demand politicians to support the For the People Act.

On Thursdays, we are partnering with Indivisible Northampton to ensure that the For the People Act (S1) will come to fruition!

These shifts also always will include training for first-timers before you make calls – so if this is your first time, no worries! We’ll make sure you feel prepared before you begin.

Mobilize link here: https://www.mobilize.us/commoncause/event/376178/

Thursday – 8/05/2021 – ONLINE – ”Save CA Rooftop Solar 101 (and more!) (12:00 – 1:00 pm PDT)

Utility Companies are trying to kill CA Rooftop Solar by cutting Net Metering. The people successfully stopped this from happening in the Assembly this spring, but now Newsom’s appointed CPUC has voted on a preliminary draft that favors private utility companies (such as PGE, Sempra, SCE), We have until January 2022 to tell Gov. Newsom and his CPUC that we WANT net metering to Save Rooftop Solar.Learn how to protect Rooftop Solar in this introdutory zoom seminar offered every Thursday at noon led by Dave Rosenfeld, Executive Director of the Solar Alliance (solarrights.org). Sit in and listen to this overview and ask all of your questions. We successfully stopped the CA Assembly from passing AB1139, but now Rooftop Solar is in the hands of Governor Newsom and his appointed CPUC Board. We must demand they Protect Net Metering and Save CA Rooftop Solar. Feel free to also asked more advanced questions after the introductory QnA. Register at the above link.

Facebook link: https://www.facebook.com/events/1124342288059714

Thursday – 8/05/2021 – VIRTUAL COMMUNITY EVENT – ”Social Media Monitoring Shifts!” (10:00 am – 1:00 pm & 1:00 – 4:00pm PDT)

Tuesdays and Thursdays

You can help protect voters from online disinformation by signing up as a Social Media Monitor. As a volunteer with us, you’ll help monitor social media platforms and conversations in your community for democracy-related disinformation. Each monitoring shift is 3 hours long; volunteers can feel free to come and go as they please.

You will be able to access our training materials when you sign up!

Mobilize link here: https://www.mobilize.us/commoncause/event/376200/

Friday – 8/06/2021 – ONLINE– ”Fair Fight Text TRAINING” (10:30 am – 11:15 am PDT)

Want to text with Fair Fight? Join us for this texting training where we’ll go over what texting with Fair Fight looks like, our texting platform, how to set up your account on it and get you all the information you need to text with Fair Fight in the future!

this is a training, NOT a textbank. We will not be sending texts during this training

To text with Fair Fight you will neither either a smartphone OR a computer (you can set up the texting system on either or both).

At this time Fair Fight cannot support volunteers from outside the United States.

Mobilize link: https://www.mobilize.us/mobilize/event/380601/

Saturday – 8/07/2021 – ONLINE PHONEBANK – ”Phone Bank to Stop the Recall” (10:00 am – 12:00 pm PDT )

In partnership with the California Democratic Party

Trump allies, QAnoners, conspiracy theorists, and anti-vaxxers have banded together to recall California’s Democratic Governor, Gavin Newsom. Since 2019, the Governor has been hard at work serving California families. This recall election can cost California taxpayers up to $400,000,000– just one year before Governor Newsom is up for re-election.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, he created policy that ensured equitable vaccine distribution, protected families from eviction, and provided billions in direct relief to individuals and struggling small businesses. 

Last week, the date of the recall was officially announced: September 14th. Since vote-by-mail ballots drop on August 14th, there is no time to waste!

That’s why we’re proud to partner with the California Democratic Party to call voters to tell them to vote NO on this wasteful recall.

Mobilize link: https://www.mobilize.us/mobilize/event/401104/

Saturday – 8/07/2021 – SANTA CLARITA – ”Calls Against the Recall ” (8:45 pm – 10:00 pm PDT)
Dr. Richard H. Rioux Memorial Park

Event by Santa Clarita Valley Democrats

Location: Dr. Richard H. Rioux Memorial Park

With the recall election date set for September 14, we’re working to prevent a GOP takeover of the Governor’s office. 

Please join us on Saturdays to help us distribute information about the upcoming recall election to Democratic households in Santa Clarita.

Sign up via Mobilize! mobilize.us/grassrootsdemocratslahq/event/381510/

Facebook link: https://www.facebook.com/events/382915569963945/

Saturday – 8/07/2021 – ONLINE PHONEBANK – ”Calls Against the Recall – Democratic Volunteer Center” (12:00 pm – 1:30 pm PDT)

Please join the Democratic Volunteer Center and many other Democratic groups in California on Saturday, July 24th for a Day of Action to call voters to ask them to vote a resounding NO on the recall of Gavin Newsom. Calls Against the Recall!

We’ll begin with a quick training, answer your questions, and provide technical support if needed. Then, you’ll be ready to make calls. During your phone session, a trainer and tech support will also be available if you have questions, We’ll debrief after you make calls to find out how your phone bank session went. 

Election Day is September, 14th. We need to support Gavin up until election day. Please sign up to join us for weekly phone banks to help stop the Republican recall.

You’ll be sent the Zoom link once you register.

Please RSVP, so we can anticipate the number of attendees for this event. And share this with like-minded friends!

Mobilize link: https://www.mobilize.us/mobilize/event/402491/

Saturday – 8/07/2021 – ANTELOPE VALLEY – ”CA-25 Antelope Valley Literature Drop (9:00 am – 12:00 pm PDT)

In partnership with Antelope Valley Indivisible, Democratic Club of the High Desert, Antelope Valley Progressives, Making Waves for Democracy, and the Los Angeles Democratic Party

Knowing that year-round organizing is needed and local organizations need to build volunteer capacity to flip the CA-25 in 2022, this event will be to drop off door hangers with personalized notes to Democratic households.

We’re letting them know how to connect to the Democratic community in our area, encourage them to make sure everyone in their family is registered to vote, and give them personal contact information to reach out if they have questions or would like to volunteer from home.

Mobilize link here: https://www.mobilize.us/mobilize/event/391617/

Saturday – 8/07/2021 – ONLINE TEXTBANK – ”For the People Textbank with Common Cause (9:00 am – 11:00 am PDT)

Welcome to Textbanking with Common Cause. We’ll be sending texts to constituents of targeted Senators and patching them through to their Senator’s office phone line. 

Six in ten Americans send and receive text messages. That means we can use text messages to reach people we might not be able to connect with otherwise, in a format we already know they’re comfortable using. Text banking is a great platform for those with previous peer-to-peer experience who are ready to master the latest voter contact technology.

In order to volunteer, all you will need is a smartphone, tablet, or computer with an internet connection.

Mobilize link here: https://www.mobilize.us/commoncause/event/375794/

Saturday – 8/07/2021 – ONLINE PHONEBANK – ”For the People Phonebank with Common Cause (1:00 pm – 3:00 pm PDT)

We’re so excited to work together to demand bold changes to our democracy to create a government that represents all of us, not big corporations or special interests. . We’ll be calling voters in targeted states and connecting them to their Senators to support the For the People Act (S1) and eliminate the filibuster. These phonebanks are subject to change based on variables outside of our control (i.e. a Senator’s mailbox is full)

On Mondays at 1:00pm PDT, we are partnering with Swing Blue Alliance to urge politicians to eliminate the filibuster.

On Tuesday at 2:30pm PDT, we are partnering with Represent.US to demand politicians to support the For the People Act.

On Thursdays, we are partnering with Indivisible Northampton to ensure that the For the People Act (S1) will come to fruition!

These shifts also always will include training for first-timers before you make calls – so if this is your first time, no worries! We’ll make sure you feel prepared before you begin.

Mobilize link here: https://www.mobilize.us/commoncause/event/376178/

Sunday – 8/08/2021 – ONLINE PHONEBANK – ”Phone Bank To End Filibuster/For The People Act & Voter Reg in Battleground States partner with FT6 (3:00 pm – 5:00pm PDT)

JOIN OUR SAVE OUR DEMOCRACY PHONE BANKS: YOU CHOOSE 

Help us fight back Republican anti democracy efforts on four fronts. Each week you’ll have a choice to work on the crucial issues YOU’RE passionate about:

  1. Help End The Filibuster & Pass For The People Act
  2. Help Register New Voters to Vote In Pennsylvania
  3. Help Stop Voter Suppression With Calls to Georgia 
  4. Help Stop the Republican Recall: 

NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY!

We have a wonderful team of trainers and coaches to help you every step of the way. Training available at every phone bank.

Mobilize link: https://www.mobilize.us/call4change/event/388264/

Monday 08/09/21 – ONLINE – “BYSTANDER INTERVENTION 2.0: CONFLICT DE-ESCALATION TRAINING WORKSHOP” (10:00 am PDT)

Register Here. https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ep7H6o4gQ9y_3ZuZaAQnqg

If you’ve already taken our Bystander Intervention training and you’re looking to go deeper into how to directly intervene and de-escalate conflict: this training is for you. Conflict de-escalation requires patience, a willingness to listen, and an ability to see the humanity in everyone, even those we don’t agree with or who seek to hurt us. Using Hollaback!’s Observe-Breathe-Connect methodology, we’ll learn how to identify potential conflict before it escalates using our “pyramid of escalation” and how to assess whether intervening is the right action for you. We’ll talk about specific biases that are increasing conflict, harassment, and violence during COVID19 — and the role of implicit and explicit bias in conflict. We’ll also learn how to connect with others by validating and de-escalating their feelings — even if we don’t understand them or agree with them.  We’ll have time at the end to practice using real-life scenarios.

Monday 08/09/21 – ONLINE – “BYSTANDER INTERVENTION TO STOP POLICE SPONSORED VIOLENCE AND ANTI-BLACK RACIST HARASSMENT” (2:00 pm PDT)

Hollaback! Is offering this free, one-hour, interactive training to train people on how to safely intervene in the face of police violence and anti-black racism using Hollaback!’s 5D’s of bystander intervention.

We’ll start by talking about the types of violence and racism black folks are facing right now — from microaggressions to murder — using a tool we call the “spectrum of racism.”  We’ll talk about how anti-black racism is so ingrained into the fabric of our society that we see it present in all forms, from everyday tasks or activities to larger societal institutions. We’ll discuss the deep impact harassment, violence, and constant threat of violence has on black communities.

You’ll learn what to look for and the positive impact that bystander intervention has on individuals and communities. We’ll talk through five strategies for intervention: distract, delegate, document, delay, and direct; and how to prioritize your own safety while intervening. We’ll also talk about what to do if you’re a person of color worried the violence will turn on you and how to avoid being a “white savior.”  We’ll have time at the end for practice, and you’ll leave feeling more confident intervening the next time you see police sponsored, anti-black harassment or violence.

Register here: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ZmxoAsEPSqapKAqfthp29w

Monday 08/09/21 – ONLINE PHONEBANK – “Youth-Led For the People Spanish-Speaking Phonebank” (1:00 am- 2:00 pm PDT)

Join the Youth-Led For the People Phonebank (Spanish-Speaking) with Common Cause and Swing Left Greater Boston/Swing Blue Alliance in calling Spanish speakers! It is important to reach out to this community because they are most affected by strict voting registration laws, wait times at the polls, and other barriers to voting. Democracy would not properly function without equal voting rights for all Americans. 

We’ll be calling Spanish-speaking voters in targeted states and connecting them to their Senators to support the For the People Act and eliminate the filibuster. Fluency in Spanish and English is needed as some household members may prefer to speak in Spanish and others in English.

These phonebanks are subject to change based on variables outside of our control (for example, a Senator’s mailbox is full).

These shifts also always will include training for first-timers before you make calls – so if this is your first time, no worries! We’ll make sure you feel prepared before you begin.

Mobilize link: https://www.mobilize.us/commoncause/event/398294/

Monday – 8/09/2021 – ONLINE PHONEBANK – ”Phone Bank to Stop the Recall (4:00 am – 6:00 pm PDT )

In partnership with the California Democratic Party

Trump allies, QAnoners, conspiracy theorists, and anti-vaxxers have banded together to recall California’s Democratic Governor, Gavin Newsom. Since 2019, the Governor has been hard at work serving California families. This recall election can cost California taxpayers up to $400,000,000– just one year before Governor Newsom is up for re-election.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, he created policy that ensured equitable vaccine distribution, protected families from eviction, and provided billions in direct relief to individuals and struggling small businesses. 

Last week, the date of the recall was officially announced: September 14th. Since vote-by-mail ballots drop on August 14th, there is no time to waste!

That’s why we’re proud to partner with the California Democratic Party to call voters to tell them to vote NO on this wasteful recall.

Mobilize link: https://www.mobilize.us/mobilize/event/401104/

Tuesday – 8/10/2021 – VIRTUAL COMMUNITY EVENT – ”Social Media Monitoring Shifts!” (1:00 pm – 4:00 pm PDT)

Tuesdays and Thursdays

You can help protect voters from online disinformation by signing up as a Social Media Monitor. As a volunteer with us, you’ll help monitor social media platforms and conversations in your community for democracy-related disinformation. Each monitoring shift is 3 hours long; volunteers can feel free to come and go as they please.

You will be able to access our training materials when you sign up!

Mobilize link here: https://www.mobilize.us/commoncause/event/376200/

Tuesday – 8/10/2021 – ONLINE– ”Fair Fight Text TRAINING” (5:30 pm – 6:15 pm PDT)

Want to text with Fair Fight? Join us for this texting training where we’ll go over what texting with Fair Fight looks like, our texting platform, how to set up your account on it and get you all the information you need to text with Fair Fight in the future!

this is a training, NOT a textbank. We will not be sending texts during this training

To text with Fair Fight you will neither either a smartphone OR a computer (you can set up the texting system on either or both).

At this time Fair Fight cannot support volunteers from outside the United States.

Mobilize link: https://www.mobilize.us/mobilize/event/380601/

Tuesday 8/10 – TEXTBANK – “WFP and the Frontline Text Party: For The People Act, Progressive Candidates, and More” (3:00 -5:00 pm PDT)

Join us every Tuesday to fight for Voting Rights, BOLD COVID recovery, progressive candidates up and down the ballot, and more!

Let’s come together to text for two campaigns focused on protecting the right to vote for all! We’ll reach folks in Arizona to CONTINUE to put the pressure on Sen. Sinema to support the For The People Act and END the filibuster. We’ll also reach folks in the south and DC to turn out for upcoming Freedom Ride events for voting rights!

Organize from Home with WFP! Here’s how to get started!

  1. Read and commit to the Working Families Party shared values pledge
  2. Complete the onboarding form, watch the videos and take the quiz at www.wfp4themany.org/text
  3. Then, join the textbank with us online (you’ll get zoom details in another email). We will also guide you through becoming an official member of the powerful text team that is reaching millions of voters across the country and build power with us 4theMany – not the few!

Organize, win, repeat! Mobilize link: https://www.mobilize.us/thefrontline/event/293805/

Tuesday 8/10 – TEXTBANK – “People’s Action – Texting Tuesday for Climate Justice” (3:00 -5:30 pm PDT)

Join People’s Action and our people-powered member organizations to send texts to folks in our communities to mobilize them to action. It’s an amazing and historic time to be organizing for racial justice, economic justice, and move towards winning our long term agenda!

We’re pausing to look at the results of our climate texting thus far and so our next Texting Tuesday won’t be until 7/27! Make sure to sign up to join us for the launch of our next phase of texting!!!

At our last Texting Tuesday, we continued the kickoff of a new long term project that will be a primary focus through the 2022 midterm elections: working towards a GREEN NEW DEAL/ winning the THRIVE AGENDA (www.thriveagenda.com)

So far, we’ve been partnering with our member organizations Hometown Action in Alabama (https://www.hometownaction.org), Iowa CCI (http://iowacci.org/), NJ Research Project (https://newjerseyop.org/) and Rights and Democracy NH (https://www.radnh.org/)! We’ll be joined by Michigan United (https://www.miunited.org/) in July! We will be continuing the conversation with folks across the country, asking what their communities need to address local environmental issues. The information that we collect in this campaign will not only help us build grassroots power in nationwide but ALSO lay the groundwork for climate justice deep canvassing this Summer.

Each textbank will begin with a 45 minute training for new texters. After training, you can join our returning texters to listen to live music and send texts! For the last 20 minutes, we will call come back together to do a group debrief. 

Once you register, you will receive a set of instructions and necessary steps to follow before joining the textbank. Please email us if you do not receive that!

Mobilize link here: https://www.mobilize.us/peoplesaction/event/289553/

Tuesday – 8/10/2021 – ONLINE – ”Justice, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion (JEDI) Discussion Series” (5:30 pm – 7:00 pm PDT)

PLEASE SIGN UP FOR ALL AVAILABLE TIMES TO RECEIVE LINKS TO ATTEND EVERY TRAINING IN THE SERIES!

  • JEDI Discussion Series: Implicit Bias | Tuesday, August 10 | 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm PT
  • JEDI Discussion Series: Beyond Labels | Tuesday, August 24 | 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm PT
  • JEDI Discussion Series: Challenging Ableism | Tuesday, September 7 | 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm PT
  • JEDI Discussion Series: Defining Racism | Tuesday, September 21 | 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm PT
  • JEDI Discussion Series: Microaggressions | Tuesday, October 5 | 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm PT
  • JEDI Discussion Series: Addressing Privilege | Tuesday, October 19 | 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm PT

Mobilize link: https://www.mobilize.us/cadems/event/399463/

Wednesday – 8/11/2021 – ONLINE TEXTBANK – ”For the People Textbank with Common Cause (9:00 am – 11:00 am PDT)

Welcome to Textbanking with Common Cause. We’ll be sending texts to constituents of targeted Senators and patching them through to their Senator’s office phone line. 

Six in ten Americans send and receive text messages. That means we can use text messages to reach people we might not be able to connect with otherwise, in a format we already know they’re comfortable using. Text banking is a great platform for those with previous peer-to-peer experience who are ready to master the latest voter contact technology.

In order to volunteer, all you will need is a smartphone, tablet, or computer with an internet connection.

Mobilize link here: https://www.mobilize.us/commoncause/event/375794/

Wednesday – 8/11/2021 – ONLINE PHONEBANK – ”Phone Bank to Stop the Recall (3:00 am – 5:00 pm PDT )

In partnership with the California Democratic Party

Trump allies, QAnoners, conspiracy theorists, and anti-vaxxers have banded together to recall California’s Democratic Governor, Gavin Newsom. Since 2019, the Governor has been hard at work serving California families. This recall election can cost California taxpayers up to $400,000,000– just one year before Governor Newsom is up for re-election.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, he created policy that ensured equitable vaccine distribution, protected families from eviction, and provided billions in direct relief to individuals and struggling small businesses. 

Last week, the date of the recall was officially announced: September 14th. Since vote-by-mail ballots drop on August 14th, there is no time to waste!

That’s why we’re proud to partner with the California Democratic Party to call voters to tell them to vote NO on this wasteful recall.

Mobilize link: https://www.mobilize.us/mobilize/event/401104/

Monday 08/12/21 – ONLINE – “Standup against street harassment ” (3:00 pm PDT)

How can we take action if we don’t know what to do? Hollaback! is offering this free, one-hour, interactive training to train people on how to safely intervene when you witness street harassment — or experience it yourself.

During this training you’ll learn a clear, adaptable, and expert-approved set of tools that have been proven to reduce the prevalence of street harassment: Hollaback!’s 5D’s of bystander intervention.

We’ll start by deepening our understanding of street harassment and its impact. Then, we’ll talk through five strategies for intervention: distract, delegate, document, delay, and direct; and how to prioritize your own safety while intervening. We’ll also talk about what to do if you’re worried the violence will turn on you and how to avoid escalating the situation.

Then, we’ll talk about what to do if you experience harassment and give you tools to safely get your power back. We’ll have time at the end for practice. Exit polls show 98.8% of attendees leave the training feeling like there is at least one thing they can do the next time they witness harassment.

Register here: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Z0iOCoMYSUCvnIGr0XBbrw

Thursday – 8/12/2021 – ONLINE PHONEBANK – ”Stop the Recall Phonebank with CDP Organizing Committee” (5:00 – 8:00 pm PDT)

Join members of the CDP Organizing Committee as we make phone calls to educate voters to Stop the Recall! 

Starting at 5:00 pm and continuing until 8:00 pm, you’ll be able to call voters from your home and do the important work needed to elect our local Democratic candidates.

Please RSVP, so we can anticipate the number of attendees for this event. And share this with like-minded friends!

Mobilize link: https://www.mobilize.us/mobilize/event/402574/

Thursday – 8/12/2021 – ONLINE PHONEBANK – ”Calls Against the Recall – Democratic Volunteer Center” (5:00 pm – 6:30 pm PDT)

Please join the Democratic Volunteer Center and many other Democratic groups in California on Saturday, July 24th for a Day of Action to call voters to ask them to vote a resounding NO on the recall of Gavin Newsom. Calls Against the Recall!

We’ll begin with a quick training, answer your questions, and provide technical support if needed. Then, you’ll be ready to make calls. During your phone session, a trainer and tech support will also be available if you have questions, We’ll debrief after you make calls to find out how your phone bank session went. 

Election Day is September, 14th. We need to support Gavin up until election day. Please sign up to join us for weekly phone banks to help stop the Republican recall.

You’ll be sent the Zoom link once you register.

Please RSVP, so we can anticipate the number of attendees for this event. And share this with like-minded friends!

Mobilize link: https://www.mobilize.us/mobilize/event/402491/

Thursday – 8/12/2021 – VIRTUAL COMMUNITY EVENT – ”Social Media Monitoring Shifts!” (10:00 am – 1:00 pm & 1:00 – 4:00pm PDT)

Tuesdays and Thursdays

You can help protect voters from online disinformation by signing up as a Social Media Monitor. As a volunteer with us, you’ll help monitor social media platforms and conversations in your community for democracy-related disinformation. Each monitoring shift is 3 hours long; volunteers can feel free to come and go as they please.

You will be able to access our training materials when you sign up!

Mobilize link here: https://www.mobilize.us/commoncause/event/376200/

Saturday – 8/14/2021 – ONLINE PHONEBANK – ”Phone Bank to Stop the Recall (10:00 am – 12:00 pm PDT )

In partnership with the California Democratic Party

Trump allies, QAnoners, conspiracy theorists, and anti-vaxxers have banded together to recall California’s Democratic Governor, Gavin Newsom. Since 2019, the Governor has been hard at work serving California families. This recall election can cost California taxpayers up to $400,000,000– just one year before Governor Newsom is up for re-election.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, he created policy that ensured equitable vaccine distribution, protected families from eviction, and provided billions in direct relief to individuals and struggling small businesses. 

Last week, the date of the recall was officially announced: September 14th. Since vote-by-mail ballots drop on August 14th, there is no time to waste!

That’s why we’re proud to partner with the California Democratic Party to call voters to tell them to vote NO on this wasteful recall.

Mobilize link: https://www.mobilize.us/mobilize/event/401104/

Saturday – 8/14/2021 – ONLINE TEXTBANK – ”For the People Textbank with Common Cause (9:00 am – 11:00 am PDT)

Welcome to Textbanking with Common Cause. We’ll be sending texts to constituents of targeted Senators and patching them through to their Senator’s office phone line. 

Six in ten Americans send and receive text messages. That means we can use text messages to reach people we might not be able to connect with otherwise, in a format we already know they’re comfortable using. Text banking is a great platform for those with previous peer-to-peer experience who are ready to master the latest voter contact technology.

In order to volunteer, all you will need is a smartphone, tablet, or computer with an internet connection.

Mobilize link here: https://www.mobilize.us/commoncause/event/375794/

Saturday – 8/14/2021 – ONLINE PHONEBANK – ”Calls Against the Recall – Democratic Volunteer Center” (12:00 pm – 1:30 pm PDT)

Please join the Democratic Volunteer Center and many other Democratic groups in California on Saturday, July 24th for a Day of Action to call voters to ask them to vote a resounding NO on the recall of Gavin Newsom. Calls Against the Recall!

We’ll begin with a quick training, answer your questions, and provide technical support if needed. Then, you’ll be ready to make calls. During your phone session, a trainer and tech support will also be available if you have questions, We’ll debrief after you make calls to find out how your phone bank session went. 

Election Day is September, 14th. We need to support Gavin up until election day. Please sign up to join us for weekly phone banks to help stop the Republican recall.

You’ll be sent the Zoom link once you register.

Please RSVP, so we can anticipate the number of attendees for this event. And share this with like-minded friends!

Mobilize link: https://www.mobilize.us/mobilize/event/402491/

Sunday – 8/15/2021 – ONLINE PHONEBANK – ”Phone Bank To End Filibuster/For The People Act & Voter Reg in Battleground States partner with FT6 (3:00 pm – 5:00pm PDT)

JOIN OUR SAVE OUR DEMOCRACY PHONE BANKS: YOU CHOOSE 

Help us fight back Republican anti democracy efforts on four fronts. Each week you’ll have a choice to work on the crucial issues YOU’RE passionate about:

  1. Help End The Filibuster & Pass For The People Act
  2. Help Register New Voters to Vote In Pennsylvania
  3. Help Stop Voter Suppression With Calls to Georgia 
  4. Help Stop the Republican Recall: 

NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY!

We have a wonderful team of trainers and coaches to help you every step of the way. Training available at every phone bank.

Mobilize link: https://www.mobilize.us/call4change/event/388264/

Sunday – 8/15/2021 – ONLINE PHONEBANK – ”Field Team 6 – Adopt-a-Traitor Phone Bank – CA-25! (2:00 pm – 4:00pm PDT)

Join Field Team 6 in calling eligible voters (likely Dems) in Californa’s 25th district!

You’ll be targeting Mike Garcia, a traitorous Republican who voted to overturn the Biden election results. 

You’ll be reaching out to get people registered as Democrats, or signed up to vote from home (vote by mail) if they’re already registered.

Making sure people are registered to vote, and that they can vote safely from home, is a super-effective way to make a difference. In 2022, we can flip this seat back to a Democrat.

But we need your help. Join us as we turn voices into votes! All training provided!

ALSO NOTE: All times listed are Pacific Time! But just to be abundantly clear, the event will be taking place from 2-4p PT/ 5-7p ET

Mobilize link here: https://www.mobilize.us/mobilize/event/376397/

Monday – 8/16/2021 – ONLINE PHONEBANK – ”Phone Bank to Stop the Recall (4:00 am – 6:00 pm PDT )

In partnership with the California Democratic Party

Trump allies, QAnoners, conspiracy theorists, and anti-vaxxers have banded together to recall California’s Democratic Governor, Gavin Newsom. Since 2019, the Governor has been hard at work serving California families. This recall election can cost California taxpayers up to $400,000,000– just one year before Governor Newsom is up for re-election.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, he created policy that ensured equitable vaccine distribution, protected families from eviction, and provided billions in direct relief to individuals and struggling small businesses. 

Last week, the date of the recall was officially announced: September 14th. Since vote-by-mail ballots drop on August 14th, there is no time to waste!

That’s why we’re proud to partner with the California Democratic Party to call voters to tell them to vote NO on this wasteful recall.

Mobilize link: https://www.mobilize.us/mobilize/event/401104/

Tuesday – 8/17/2021 – VIRTUAL COMMUNITY EVENT – ”Social Media Monitoring Shifts! (1:00 pm – 4:00 pm PDT)

Tuesdays and Thursdays

You can help protect voters from online disinformation by signing up as a Social Media Monitor. As a volunteer with us, you’ll help monitor social media platforms and conversations in your community for democracy-related disinformation. Each monitoring shift is 3 hours long; volunteers can feel free to come and go as they please.

You will be able to access our training materials when you sign up!

Mobilize link here: https://www.mobilize.us/commoncause/event/376200/

Tuesday – 8/17/2021 – ONLINE– ”Fair Fight Text TRAINING” (5:30 pm – 6:15 pm PDT)

Want to text with Fair Fight? Join us for this texting training where we’ll go over what texting with Fair Fight looks like, our texting platform, how to set up your account on it and get you all the information you need to text with Fair Fight in the future!

this is a training, NOT a textbank. We will not be sending texts during this training

To text with Fair Fight you will neither either a smartphone OR a computer (you can set up the texting system on either or both).

At this time Fair Fight cannot support volunteers from outside the United States.

Mobilize link: https://www.mobilize.us/mobilize/event/380601/

Tuesday 8/17 – TEXTBANK – “WFP and the Frontline Text Party: For The People Act, Progressive Candidates, and More” (3:00 -5:00 pm PDT)

Join us every Tuesday to fight for Voting Rights, BOLD COVID recovery, progressive candidates up and down the ballot, and more!

Let’s come together to text for two campaigns focused on protecting the right to vote for all! We’ll reach folks in Arizona to CONTINUE to put the pressure on Sen. Sinema to support the For The People Act and END the filibuster. We’ll also reach folks in the south and DC to turn out for upcoming Freedom Ride events for voting rights!

Organize from Home with WFP! Here’s how to get started!

  1. Read and commit to the Working Families Party shared values pledge
  2. Complete the onboarding form, watch the videos and take the quiz at www.wfp4themany.org/text
  3. Then, join the textbank with us online (you’ll get zoom details in another email). We will also guide you through becoming an official member of the powerful text team that is reaching millions of voters across the country and build power with us 4theMany – not the few!

Organize, win, repeat! Mobilize link: https://www.mobilize.us/thefrontline/event/293805/

Wednesday – 8/18/2021 – ONLINE TEXTBANK – ”For the People Textbank with Common Cause (9:00 am – 11:00 am PDT)

Welcome to Textbanking with Common Cause. We’ll be sending texts to constituents of targeted Senators and patching them through to their Senator’s office phone line. 

Six in ten Americans send and receive text messages. That means we can use text messages to reach people we might not be able to connect with otherwise, in a format we already know they’re comfortable using. Text banking is a great platform for those with previous peer-to-peer experience who are ready to master the latest voter contact technology.

In order to volunteer, all you will need is a smartphone, tablet, or computer with an internet connection.

Mobilize link here: https://www.mobilize.us/commoncause/event/375794/

Wednesday – 8/18/2021 – ONLINE PHONEBANK – ”Phone Bank to Stop the Recall (3:00 am – 5:00 pm PDT )

In partnership with the California Democratic Party

Trump allies, QAnoners, conspiracy theorists, and anti-vaxxers have banded together to recall California’s Democratic Governor, Gavin Newsom. Since 2019, the Governor has been hard at work serving California families. This recall election can cost California taxpayers up to $400,000,000– just one year before Governor Newsom is up for re-election.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, he created policy that ensured equitable vaccine distribution, protected families from eviction, and provided billions in direct relief to individuals and struggling small businesses. 

Last week, the date of the recall was officially announced: September 14th. Since vote-by-mail ballots drop on August 14th, there is no time to waste!

That’s why we’re proud to partner with the California Democratic Party to call voters to tell them to vote NO on this wasteful recall.

Mobilize link: https://www.mobilize.us/mobilize/event/401104/

Thursday – 8/19/2021 – ONLINE PHONEBANK – ”Stop the Recall Phonebank with CDP Organizing Committee” (5:00 – 8:00 pm PDT)

Join members of the CDP Organizing Committee as we make phone calls to educate voters to Stop the Recall! 

Starting at 5:00 pm and continuing until 8:00 pm, you’ll be able to call voters from your home and do the important work needed to elect our local Democratic candidates.

Please RSVP, so we can anticipate the number of attendees for this event. And share this with like-minded friends!

Mobilize link: https://www.mobilize.us/mobilize/event/402574/

Thursday – 8/19/2021 – ONLINE PHONEBANK – ”Calls Against the Recall – Democratic Volunteer Center” (5:00 pm – 6:30 pm PDT)

Please join the Democratic Volunteer Center and many other Democratic groups in California on Saturday, July 24th for a Day of Action to call voters to ask them to vote a resounding NO on the recall of Gavin Newsom. Calls Against the Recall!

We’ll begin with a quick training, answer your questions, and provide technical support if needed. Then, you’ll be ready to make calls. During your phone session, a trainer and tech support will also be available if you have questions, We’ll debrief after you make calls to find out how your phone bank session went. 

Election Day is September, 14th. We need to support Gavin up until election day. Please sign up to join us for weekly phone banks to help stop the Republican recall.

You’ll be sent the Zoom link once you register.

Please RSVP, so we can anticipate the number of attendees for this event. And share this with like-minded friends!

Mobilize link: https://www.mobilize.us/mobilize/event/402491/

Thursday – 8/19/2021 – VIRTUAL COMMUNITY EVENT – ”Social Media Monitoring Shifts!” (10:00 am – 1:00 pm & 1:00 – 4:00pm PDT)

Tuesdays and Thursdays

You can help protect voters from online disinformation by signing up as a Social Media Monitor. As a volunteer with us, you’ll help monitor social media platforms and conversations in your community for democracy-related disinformation. Each monitoring shift is 3 hours long; volunteers can feel free to come and go as they please.

You will be able to access our training materials when you sign up!

Mobilize link here: https://www.mobilize.us/commoncause/event/376200/

Friday – 8/20/2021 – ONLINE – ”Community Cares: Building Resilience and Wellness with NAMI-VC National Alliance on Mental Illnes” (7:00 – 9:00pm PDT)

Learn about:
Mental Wellness
Mental Health Diagnoses
Treatment Strategies
Self-Care Skills
Communication Skills
Community ResourcesNAMI-VC’s Community Cares is a program designed to introduce evidence and experience-based mental health education with a focus on wellness, recovery, and hope. Healthy minds build strong communities. We all live with complex stress: work and home life balance, technology and over-connection, and alarming news headlines daily. Learn skills to support mental wellness, recognize mental health concerns early, and how to respond.Please register in advance here: 
https://bit.ly/ChaliceCFCommunityCaresSpanish interpretation will be available.
For more information and registration in Spanish,
Por favor regístrese con anticipación aqui: 
https://bit.ly/cuidadoentrelacomunidad

Facebook link: https://www.facebook.com/events/547159306717788/

Friday-Sunday – 8/20-22/2021 – EVENT – ”VENTURA COUNTY PRIDE”

We can’t wait to see you August 20th through August 22nd!

FRIDAY, AUGUST 20 

  • 6pm – 7pm: Community Resource Center(2471 Portola Rd, Ventura, CA) and on Zoom.
  • Pride Panel discussion and reception. Learn history of Ventura LGBTQ’s community.
  • 9pm: Paddy’s Bar & Lounge (2 W Main St, Ventura, CA 93001) Local Queens Drag Show at Paddy’s!

SATURDAY, AUGUST 21 

  • 12pm – 5pm: Downtown Ventura – Pride Promenade. Join us on Main Street for Pride 2021– live Entertainment, Vendor Village, Participating restaurants and retail.
  • 9pm: Pride After Party: – Paddy’s Bar & Lounge (2 W Main St, Ventura, CA 93001) Drag Show featuring VC Pride 2021 Drag Headliners

SUNDAY, AUGUST 22 

  • 4pm: Paddy’s Bar & Lounge (2 W Main St, Ventura, CA 93001) – Drag Queen Bingo. Join us at Paddy’s for a chance to win fantastic prizes  and spill the tea with the fabulous Cooper.

Our mission for Pride weekend is to educate, advocate, and celebrate the LGBTQ community while providing a platform for those most marginalized in our own community. We promote diversity, education, mental, and physical health to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and the Latinx population as well as the general public.For sponsorship or vendor information please email info@diversitycollective.org 

Saturday – 8/21/2021 – ONLINE PHONEBANK – ”Phone Bank to Stop the Recall (10:00 am – 12:00 pm PDT )

In partnership with the California Democratic Party

Trump allies, QAnoners, conspiracy theorists, and anti-vaxxers have banded together to recall California’s Democratic Governor, Gavin Newsom. Since 2019, the Governor has been hard at work serving California families. This recall election can cost California taxpayers up to $400,000,000– just one year before Governor Newsom is up for re-election.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, he created policy that ensured equitable vaccine distribution, protected families from eviction, and provided billions in direct relief to individuals and struggling small businesses. 

Last week, the date of the recall was officially announced: September 14th. Since vote-by-mail ballots drop on August 14th, there is no time to waste!

That’s why we’re proud to partner with the California Democratic Party to call voters to tell them to vote NO on this wasteful recall.

Mobilize link: https://www.mobilize.us/mobilize/event/401104/

Saturday – 8/21/2021 – ONLINE PHONEBANK – ”Calls Against the Recall – Democratic Volunteer Center” (12:00 pm – 1:30 pm PDT)

Please join the Democratic Volunteer Center and many other Democratic groups in California on Saturday, July 24th for a Day of Action to call voters to ask them to vote a resounding NO on the recall of Gavin Newsom. Calls Against the Recall!

We’ll begin with a quick training, answer your questions, and provide technical support if needed. Then, you’ll be ready to make calls. During your phone session, a trainer and tech support will also be available if you have questions, We’ll debrief after you make calls to find out how your phone bank session went. 

Election Day is September, 14th. We need to support Gavin up until election day. Please sign up to join us for weekly phone banks to help stop the Republican recall.

You’ll be sent the Zoom link once you register.

Please RSVP, so we can anticipate the number of attendees for this event. And share this with like-minded friends!

Mobilize link: https://www.mobilize.us/mobilize/event/402491/

Saturday – 8/21/2021 – ONLINE TEXTBANK – ”For the People Textbank with Common Cause (9:00 am – 11:00 am PDT)

Welcome to Textbanking with Common Cause. We’ll be sending texts to constituents of targeted Senators and patching them through to their Senator’s office phone line. 

Six in ten Americans send and receive text messages. That means we can use text messages to reach people we might not be able to connect with otherwise, in a format we already know they’re comfortable using. Text banking is a great platform for those with previous peer-to-peer experience who are ready to master the latest voter contact technology.

In order to volunteer, all you will need is a smartphone, tablet, or computer with an internet connection.

Mobilize link here: https://www.mobilize.us/commoncause/event/375794/

Saturday – 8/21/2021 – ANTELOPE VALLEY – ”CA-25 Antelope Valley Literature Drop (9:00 am – 12:00 pm PDT)

In partnership with Antelope Valley Indivisible, Democratic Club of the High Desert, Antelope Valley Progressives, Making Waves for Democracy, and the Los Angeles Democratic Party

Knowing that year-round organizing is needed and local organizations need to build volunteer capacity to flip the CA-25 in 2022, this event will be to drop off door hangers with personalized notes to Democratic households.

We’re letting them know how to connect to the Democratic community in our area, encourage them to make sure everyone in their family is registered to vote, and give them personal contact information to reach out if they have questions or would like to volunteer from home.

Mobilize link here: https://www.mobilize.us/mobilize/event/391617/

Sunday – 8/22/2021 – ONLINE PHONEBANK – ”Phone Bank To End Filibuster/For The People Act & Voter Reg in Battleground States partner with FT6 (3:00 pm – 5:00pm PDT)

JOIN OUR SAVE OUR DEMOCRACY PHONE BANKS: YOU CHOOSE 

Help us fight back Republican anti democracy efforts on four fronts. Each week you’ll have a choice to work on the crucial issues YOU’RE passionate about:

  1. Help End The Filibuster & Pass For The People Act
  2. Help Register New Voters to Vote In Pennsylvania
  3. Help Stop Voter Suppression With Calls to Georgia 
  4. Help Stop the Republican Recall: 

NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY!

We have a wonderful team of trainers and coaches to help you every step of the way. Training available at every phone bank.

Mobilize link: https://www.mobilize.us/call4change/event/388264/

Sunday – 8/22/2021 – ONLINE PHONEBANK – ”Field Team 6 – Adopt-a-Traitor Phone Bank – CA-25! (2:00 pm – 4:00pm PDT)

Join Field Team 6 in calling eligible voters (likely Dems) in Californa’s 25th district!

You’ll be targeting Mike Garcia, a traitorous Republican who voted to overturn the Biden election results. 

You’ll be reaching out to get people registered as Democrats, or signed up to vote from home (vote by mail) if they’re already registered.

Making sure people are registered to vote, and that they can vote safely from home, is a super-effective way to make a difference. In 2022, we can flip this seat back to a Democrat.

But we need your help. Join us as we turn voices into votes! All training provided!

ALSO NOTE: All times listed are Pacific Time! But just to be abundantly clear, the event will be taking place from 2-4p PT/ 5-7p ET

Mobilize link here: https://www.mobilize.us/mobilize/event/376397/

Monday – 8/23/2021 – ONLINE PHONEBANK – ”Phone Bank to Stop the Recall (4:00 am – 6:00 pm PDT )

In partnership with the California Democratic Party

Trump allies, QAnoners, conspiracy theorists, and anti-vaxxers have banded together to recall California’s Democratic Governor, Gavin Newsom. Since 2019, the Governor has been hard at work serving California families. This recall election can cost California taxpayers up to $400,000,000– just one year before Governor Newsom is up for re-election.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, he created policy that ensured equitable vaccine distribution, protected families from eviction, and provided billions in direct relief to individuals and struggling small businesses. 

Last week, the date of the recall was officially announced: September 14th. Since vote-by-mail ballots drop on August 14th, there is no time to waste!

That’s why we’re proud to partner with the California Democratic Party to call voters to tell them to vote NO on this wasteful recall.

Mobilize link: https://www.mobilize.us/mobilize/event/401104/

Tuesday – 8/24/2021 – ONLINE– ”Fair Fight Text TRAINING” (5:30 pm – 6:15 pm PDT)

Want to text with Fair Fight? Join us for this texting training where we’ll go over what texting with Fair Fight looks like, our texting platform, how to set up your account on it and get you all the information you need to text with Fair Fight in the future!

this is a training, NOT a textbank. We will not be sending texts during this training

To text with Fair Fight you will neither either a smartphone OR a computer (you can set up the texting system on either or both).

At this time Fair Fight cannot support volunteers from outside the United States.

Mobilize link: https://www.mobilize.us/mobilize/event/380601/

Tuesday – 8/24/2021 – VIRTUAL COMMUNITY EVENT – ”Social Media Monitoring Shifts! (1:00 pm – 4:00 pm PDT)

Tuesdays and Thursdays

You can help protect voters from online disinformation by signing up as a Social Media Monitor. As a volunteer with us, you’ll help monitor social media platforms and conversations in your community for democracy-related disinformation. Each monitoring shift is 3 hours long; volunteers can feel free to come and go as they please.

You will be able to access our training materials when you sign up!

Mobilize link here: https://www.mobilize.us/commoncause/event/376200/

Tuesday 8/24 – TEXTBANK – “WFP and the Frontline Text Party: For The People Act, Progressive Candidates, and More” (3:00 -5:00 pm PDT)

Join us every Tuesday to fight for Voting Rights, BOLD COVID recovery, progressive candidates up and down the ballot, and more!

Let’s come together to text for two campaigns focused on protecting the right to vote for all! We’ll reach folks in Arizona to CONTINUE to put the pressure on Sen. Sinema to support the For The People Act and END the filibuster. We’ll also reach folks in the south and DC to turn out for upcoming Freedom Ride events for voting rights!

Organize from Home with WFP! Here’s how to get started!

  1. Read and commit to the Working Families Party shared values pledge
  2. Complete the onboarding form, watch the videos and take the quiz at www.wfp4themany.org/text
  3. Then, join the textbank with us online (you’ll get zoom details in another email). We will also guide you through becoming an official member of the powerful text team that is reaching millions of voters across the country and build power with us 4theMany – not the few!

Organize, win, repeat! Mobilize link: https://www.mobilize.us/thefrontline/event/293805/

Tuesday – 8/24/2021 – ONLINE – ”Justice, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion (JEDI) Discussion Series” (5:30 pm – 7:00 pm PDT)

PLEASE SIGN UP FOR ALL AVAILABLE TIMES TO RECEIVE LINKS TO ATTEND EVERY TRAINING IN THE SERIES!

  • JEDI Discussion Series: Beyond Labels | Tuesday, August 24 | 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm PT
  • JEDI Discussion Series: Challenging Ableism | Tuesday, September 7 | 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm PT
  • JEDI Discussion Series: Defining Racism | Tuesday, September 21 | 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm PT
  • JEDI Discussion Series: Microaggressions | Tuesday, October 5 | 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm PT
  • JEDI Discussion Series: Addressing Privilege | Tuesday, October 19 | 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm PT

Mobilize link: https://www.mobilize.us/cadems/event/399463/

Wednesday – 8/25/2021 – ONLINE TEXTBANK – ”For the People Textbank with Common Cause (9:00 am – 11:00 am PDT)

Welcome to Textbanking with Common Cause. We’ll be sending texts to constituents of targeted Senators and patching them through to their Senator’s office phone line. 

Six in ten Americans send and receive text messages. That means we can use text messages to reach people we might not be able to connect with otherwise, in a format we already know they’re comfortable using. Text banking is a great platform for those with previous peer-to-peer experience who are ready to master the latest voter contact technology.

In order to volunteer, all you will need is a smartphone, tablet, or computer with an internet connection.

Mobilize link here: https://www.mobilize.us/commoncause/event/375794/

Wednesday – 8/25/2021 – ONLINE PHONEBANK – ”Phone Bank to Stop the Recall (3:00 am – 5:00 pm PDT )

In partnership with the California Democratic Party

Trump allies, QAnoners, conspiracy theorists, and anti-vaxxers have banded together to recall California’s Democratic Governor, Gavin Newsom. Since 2019, the Governor has been hard at work serving California families. This recall election can cost California taxpayers up to $400,000,000– just one year before Governor Newsom is up for re-election.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, he created policy that ensured equitable vaccine distribution, protected families from eviction, and provided billions in direct relief to individuals and struggling small businesses. 

Last week, the date of the recall was officially announced: September 14th. Since vote-by-mail ballots drop on August 14th, there is no time to waste!

That’s why we’re proud to partner with the California Democratic Party to call voters to tell them to vote NO on this wasteful recall.

Mobilize link: https://www.mobilize.us/mobilize/event/401104/

Thursday – 8/26/2021 – ONLINE PHONEBANK – ”Calls Against the Recall – Democratic Volunteer Center” (5:00 pm – 6:30 pm PDT)

Please join the Democratic Volunteer Center and many other Democratic groups in California on Saturday, July 24th for a Day of Action to call voters to ask them to vote a resounding NO on the recall of Gavin Newsom. Calls Against the Recall!

We’ll begin with a quick training, answer your questions, and provide technical support if needed. Then, you’ll be ready to make calls. During your phone session, a trainer and tech support will also be available if you have questions, We’ll debrief after you make calls to find out how your phone bank session went. 

Election Day is September, 14th. We need to support Gavin up until election day. Please sign up to join us for weekly phone banks to help stop the Republican recall.

You’ll be sent the Zoom link once you register.

Please RSVP, so we can anticipate the number of attendees for this event. And share this with like-minded friends!

Mobilize link: https://www.mobilize.us/mobilize/event/402491/

Thursday – 8/26/2021 – VIRTUAL COMMUNITY EVENT – ”Social Media Monitoring Shifts! (10:00 am – 1:00 pm & 1:00 – 4:00pm PDT)

Tuesdays and Thursdays

You can help protect voters from online disinformation by signing up as a Social Media Monitor. As a volunteer with us, you’ll help monitor social media platforms and conversations in your community for democracy-related disinformation. Each monitoring shift is 3 hours long; volunteers can feel free to come and go as they please.

You will be able to access our training materials when you sign up!

Mobilize link here: https://www.mobilize.us/commoncause/event/376200/

Thursday 8/26 – ONLINE – “PURPLE Virtual Film Screening and Discussion” Free (4:00 -6:00 pm PDT)

Bridging Political and Interpersonal Gaps: A poll taken after the 2016 election of thousands of people in all 50 states found that 16% had stopped speaking to a family member or close friend over politics. This finding suggests the unraveling of 50 million relationships.

In an effort to reverse this trend in Indiana, a group of community partners including JCC Indianapolis, Congregation Beth-El Zedeck, the Center for Interfaith Cooperation and Civic Renaissance will be presenting a screening of the short film Purple (blue and red=purple) followed by a moderated conversation.

Zoom link will be made available to registrants two days, two hours and 10 minutes before the program (this means registration will end 15 minutes before the program begins).

This program is made possible in part with the generous support of Indiana Humanities and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/purple-virtual-film-screening-and-discussion-tickets-159910860689

Saturday – 8/28/2021 – ONLINE PHONEBANK – ”Phone Bank to Stop the Recall (10:00 am – 12:00 pm PDT )

In partnership with the California Democratic Party

Trump allies, QAnoners, conspiracy theorists, and anti-vaxxers have banded together to recall California’s Democratic Governor, Gavin Newsom. Since 2019, the Governor has been hard at work serving California families. This recall election can cost California taxpayers up to $400,000,000– just one year before Governor Newsom is up for re-election.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, he created policy that ensured equitable vaccine distribution, protected families from eviction, and provided billions in direct relief to individuals and struggling small businesses. 

Last week, the date of the recall was officially announced: September 14th. Since vote-by-mail ballots drop on August 14th, there is no time to waste!

That’s why we’re proud to partner with the California Democratic Party to call voters to tell them to vote NO on this wasteful recall.

Mobilize link: https://www.mobilize.us/mobilize/event/401104/

Saturday – 8/28/2021 – ONLINE PHONEBANK – ”Calls Against the Recall – Democratic Volunteer Center” (12:00 pm – 1:30 pm PDT)

Please join the Democratic Volunteer Center and many other Democratic groups in California on Saturday, July 24th for a Day of Action to call voters to ask them to vote a resounding NO on the recall of Gavin Newsom. Calls Against the Recall!

We’ll begin with a quick training, answer your questions, and provide technical support if needed. Then, you’ll be ready to make calls. During your phone session, a trainer and tech support will also be available if you have questions, We’ll debrief after you make calls to find out how your phone bank session went. 

Election Day is September, 14th. We need to support Gavin up until election day. Please sign up to join us for weekly phone banks to help stop the Republican recall.

You’ll be sent the Zoom link once you register.

Please RSVP, so we can anticipate the number of attendees for this event. And share this with like-minded friends!

Mobilize link: https://www.mobilize.us/mobilize/event/402491/

Sunday – 08/29/21- OXNARD – Swap Meet Justice – “LAST SUNDAY OF EVERY MONTH” Volunteer Citizenship Fair (9-3pm) (8:30 am for first time volunteers)

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More information here (https://indivisibleventura.org/free-citizenship-daca-fairs-volunteers-needed/) on how to get immigration paperwork, including citizenship application, renewals for DACA and green cards, done by community volunteers under the oversight of volunteer local immigration attorneys and accredited representatives for no cost. They are also available for immigration-related questions. Applicants don’t need to be Ventura County residents. We also have voter registration and Selective Service forms, information on citizenship education, and handouts to prepare for the tests.There’s also information in the link for those who’d like to volunteer to help.

This fair couldn’t happen without the sponsorship of CLUE-VC, the Migrant Action Fund, the Law Office of Vanessa Frank, Ventura Co. Legal Aid, El Concilio Family Services, UFW, SEIU 721, and the assistance of volunteer immigration specialists and community members.

No Appointments Necessary and no cost for legal help!

Please share this flyer with those who need assistance in filling out citizenship forms, DACA and Green Card renewal papers, or just have questions to continue moving forward.

Volunteers! See below this flyer for more information!

Volunteers Needed: Teenagers on up! Bilingual speakers are incredibly helpful, but “English-only” volunteers are welcome & necessary too! What we want are people with a sincere desire to assist others get through this process. Depending on flow, volunteers will be working on applications, helping to staff the front desk, handing out literature and answering questions from the public. (We reserve the right to refuse any services offered.)

UPDATE: NEW VOLUNTEER TRAINING & ORIENTATION IS AT 8:30 am. We’ll be eating donuts and learning about how to fill out a citizenship form, and giving an overview of the services and materials we’ll be handing out at the front desk. Please wear a mask to ensure the safety of our clients and fellow volunteers.

Volunteer refresher training in NOW ONLINE!: WATCH THIS VIDEO (tinyurl.com/Swap-Meet-Justice-Training) BEFORE YOU COME, even if you’ve volunteered before. It’s been a year, there’s lots to forget! The link includes a nice video which is mercifully much shorter than our own interminable lectures, as well as slides and information for how to fill out the basic citizenship application And now the DACA and green card applications training links are up too and can be accessed through the main citizenship page!

Sunday – 8/29/2021 – ONLINE PHONEBANK – ”Phone Bank To End Filibuster/For The People Act & Voter Reg in Battleground States partner with FT6 (3:00 pm – 5:00pm PDT)

JOIN OUR SAVE OUR DEMOCRACY PHONE BANKS: YOU CHOOSE 

Help us fight back Republican anti democracy efforts on four fronts. Each week you’ll have a choice to work on the crucial issues YOU’RE passionate about:

  1. Help End The Filibuster & Pass For The People Act
  2. Help Register New Voters to Vote In Pennsylvania
  3. Help Stop Voter Suppression With Calls to Georgia 
  4. Help Stop the Republican Recall: 

NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY!

We have a wonderful team of trainers and coaches to help you every step of the way. Training available at every phone bank.

Mobilize link: https://www.mobilize.us/call4change/event/388264/

Monday – 8/30/2021 – ONLINE PHONEBANK – ”Phone Bank to Stop the Recall (4:00 am – 6:00 pm PDT )

In partnership with the California Democratic Party

Trump allies, QAnoners, conspiracy theorists, and anti-vaxxers have banded together to recall California’s Democratic Governor, Gavin Newsom. Since 2019, the Governor has been hard at work serving California families. This recall election can cost California taxpayers up to $400,000,000– just one year before Governor Newsom is up for re-election.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, he created policy that ensured equitable vaccine distribution, protected families from eviction, and provided billions in direct relief to individuals and struggling small businesses. 

Last week, the date of the recall was officially announced: September 14th. Since vote-by-mail ballots drop on August 14th, there is no time to waste!

That’s why we’re proud to partner with the California Democratic Party to call voters to tell them to vote NO on this wasteful recall.

Mobilize link: https://www.mobilize.us/mobilize/event/401104/

Tuesday – 8/31/2021 – VIRTUAL COMMUNITY EVENT – ”Social Media Monitoring Shifts! (1:00 pm – 4:00 pm PDT)

Tuesdays and Thursdays

You can help protect voters from online disinformation by signing up as a Social Media Monitor. As a volunteer with us, you’ll help monitor social media platforms and conversations in your community for democracy-related disinformation. Each monitoring shift is 3 hours long; volunteers can feel free to come and go as they please.

You will be able to access our training materials when you sign up!

Mobilize link here: https://www.mobilize.us/commoncause/event/376200/

Tuesday – 8/31/2021 – ONLINE– ”Fair Fight Text TRAINING” (5:30 pm – 6:15 pm PDT)

Want to text with Fair Fight? Join us for this texting training where we’ll go over what texting with Fair Fight looks like, our texting platform, how to set up your account on it and get you all the information you need to text with Fair Fight in the future!

this is a training, NOT a textbank. We will not be sending texts during this training

To text with Fair Fight you will neither either a smartphone OR a computer (you can set up the texting system on either or both).

At this time Fair Fight cannot support volunteers from outside the United States.

Mobilize link: https://www.mobilize.us/mobilize/event/380601/

Tuesday 8/31 – TEXTBANK – “WFP and the Frontline Text Party: For The People Act, Progressive Candidates, and More” (3:00 -5:00 pm PDT)

Join us every Tuesday to fight for Voting Rights, BOLD COVID recovery, progressive candidates up and down the ballot, and more!

Let’s come together to text for two campaigns focused on protecting the right to vote for all! We’ll reach folks in Arizona to CONTINUE to put the pressure on Sen. Sinema to support the For The People Act and END the filibuster. We’ll also reach folks in the south and DC to turn out for upcoming Freedom Ride events for voting rights!

Organize from Home with WFP! Here’s how to get started!

  1. Read and commit to the Working Families Party shared values pledge
  2. Complete the onboarding form, watch the videos and take the quiz at www.wfp4themany.org/text
  3. Then, join the textbank with us online (you’ll get zoom details in another email). We will also guide you through becoming an official member of the powerful text team that is reaching millions of voters across the country and build power with us 4theMany – not the few!

Organize, win, repeat! Mobilize link: https://www.mobilize.us/thefrontline/event/293805/

Tuesday 8/31 – TEXTBANK – “People’s Action – Texting Tuesday for Climate Justice” (3:00 -5:30 pm PDT)

Join People’s Action and our people-powered member organizations to send texts to folks in our communities to mobilize them to action. It’s an amazing and historic time to be organizing for racial justice, economic justice, and move towards winning our long term agenda!

We’re pausing to look at the results of our climate texting thus far and so our next Texting Tuesday won’t be until 7/27! Make sure to sign up to join us for the launch of our next phase of texting!!!

At our last Texting Tuesday, we continued the kickoff of a new long term project that will be a primary focus through the 2022 midterm elections: working towards a GREEN NEW DEAL/ winning the THRIVE AGENDA (www.thriveagenda.com)

So far, we’ve been partnering with our member organizations Hometown Action in Alabama (https://www.hometownaction.org), Iowa CCI (http://iowacci.org/), NJ Research Project (https://newjerseyop.org/) and Rights and Democracy NH (https://www.radnh.org/)! We’ll be joined by Michigan United (https://www.miunited.org/) in July! We will be continuing the conversation with folks across the country, asking what their communities need to address local environmental issues. The information that we collect in this campaign will not only help us build grassroots power in nationwide but ALSO lay the groundwork for climate justice deep canvassing this Summer.

Each textbank will begin with a 45 minute training for new texters. After training, you can join our returning texters to listen to live music and send texts! For the last 20 minutes, we will call come back together to do a group debrief. 

Once you register, you will receive a set of instructions and necessary steps to follow before joining the textbank. Please email us if you do not receive that!

Mobilize link here: https://www.mobilize.us/peoplesaction/event/289553/

Thursday – 9/02/2021 – ONLINE– ”Fair Fight Text TRAINING” (8:00 am – 8:45 am PDT)

Want to text with Fair Fight? Join us for this texting training where we’ll go over what texting with Fair Fight looks like, our texting platform, how to set up your account on it and get you all the information you need to text with Fair Fight in the future!

this is a training, NOT a textbank. We will not be sending texts during this training

To text with Fair Fight you will neither either a smartphone OR a computer (you can set up the texting system on either or both).

At this time Fair Fight cannot support volunteers from outside the United States.

Mobilize link: https://www.mobilize.us/mobilize/event/380601/

Thursday – 9/02/2021 – ONLINE PHONEBANK – ”Stop the Recall Phonebank with CDP Organizing Committee” (5:00 – 8:00 pm PDT)

Join members of the CDP Organizing Committee as we make phone calls to educate voters to Stop the Recall! 

Starting at 5:00 pm and continuing until 8:00 pm, you’ll be able to call voters from your home and do the important work needed to elect our local Democratic candidates.

Please RSVP, so we can anticipate the number of attendees for this event. And share this with like-minded friends!

Mobilize link: https://www.mobilize.us/mobilize/event/402574/

Thursday – 9/02/2021 – ONLINE PHONEBANK – ”Calls Against the Recall – Democratic Volunteer Center” (5:00 pm – 6:30 pm PDT)

Please join the Democratic Volunteer Center and many other Democratic groups in California on Saturday, July 24th for a Day of Action to call voters to ask them to vote a resounding NO on the recall of Gavin Newsom. Calls Against the Recall!

We’ll begin with a quick training, answer your questions, and provide technical support if needed. Then, you’ll be ready to make calls. During your phone session, a trainer and tech support will also be available if you have questions, We’ll debrief after you make calls to find out how your phone bank session went. 

Election Day is September, 14th. We need to support Gavin up until election day. Please sign up to join us for weekly phone banks to help stop the Republican recall.

You’ll be sent the Zoom link once you register.

Please RSVP, so we can anticipate the number of attendees for this event. And share this with like-minded friends!

Mobilize link: https://www.mobilize.us/mobilize/event/402491/

Thursday – 9/02/2021 – VIRTUAL COMMUNITY EVENT – ”Social Media Monitoring Shifts!” (10:00 am – 1:00 pm & 1:00 – 4:00pm PDT)

Tuesdays and Thursdays

You can help protect voters from online disinformation by signing up as a Social Media Monitor. As a volunteer with us, you’ll help monitor social media platforms and conversations in your community for democracy-related disinformation. Each monitoring shift is 3 hours long; volunteers can feel free to come and go as they please.

You will be able to access our training materials when you sign up!

Mobilize link here: https://www.mobilize.us/commoncause/event/376200/

Saturday – 9/04/2021 – ONLINE PHONEBANK – ”Calls Against the Recall – Democratic Volunteer Center” (12:00 pm – 1:30 pm PDT)

Please join the Democratic Volunteer Center and many other Democratic groups in California on Saturday, July 24th for a Day of Action to call voters to ask them to vote a resounding NO on the recall of Gavin Newsom. Calls Against the Recall!

We’ll begin with a quick training, answer your questions, and provide technical support if needed. Then, you’ll be ready to make calls. During your phone session, a trainer and tech support will also be available if you have questions, We’ll debrief after you make calls to find out how your phone bank session went. 

Election Day is September, 14th. We need to support Gavin up until election day. Please sign up to join us for weekly phone banks to help stop the Republican recall.

You’ll be sent the Zoom link once you register.

Please RSVP, so we can anticipate the number of attendees for this event. And share this with like-minded friends!

Mobilize link: https://www.mobilize.us/mobilize/event/402491/

Saturday – 9/04/2021 – ANTELOPE VALLEY – ”CA-25 Antelope Valley Literature Drop (9:00 am – 12:00 pm PDT)

In partnership with Antelope Valley Indivisible, Democratic Club of the High Desert, Antelope Valley Progressives, Making Waves for Democracy, and the Los Angeles Democratic Party

Knowing that year-round organizing is needed and local organizations need to build volunteer capacity to flip the CA-25 in 2022, this event will be to drop off door hangers with personalized notes to Democratic households.

We’re letting them know how to connect to the Democratic community in our area, encourage them to make sure everyone in their family is registered to vote, and give them personal contact information to reach out if they have questions or would like to volunteer from home.

Mobilize link here: https://www.mobilize.us/mobilize/event/391617/

Tuesday – 9/07/2021 – ONLINE– ”Fair Fight Text TRAINING” (5:30 pm – 6:15 pm PDT)

Want to text with Fair Fight? Join us for this texting training where we’ll go over what texting with Fair Fight looks like, our texting platform, how to set up your account on it and get you all the information you need to text with Fair Fight in the future!

this is a training, NOT a textbank. We will not be sending texts during this training

To text with Fair Fight you will neither either a smartphone OR a computer (you can set up the texting system on either or both).

At this time Fair Fight cannot support volunteers from outside the United States.

Mobilize link: https://www.mobilize.us/mobilize/event/380601/

Tuesday – 9/07/2021 – VIRTUAL COMMUNITY EVENT – ”Social Media Monitoring Shifts! (1:00 pm – 4:00 pm PDT)

Tuesdays and Thursdays

You can help protect voters from online disinformation by signing up as a Social Media Monitor. As a volunteer with us, you’ll help monitor social media platforms and conversations in your community for democracy-related disinformation. Each monitoring shift is 3 hours long; volunteers can feel free to come and go as they please.

You will be able to access our training materials when you sign up!

Mobilize link here: https://www.mobilize.us/commoncause/event/376200/

Tuesday – 9/07/2021 – ONLINE – ”Justice, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion (JEDI) Discussion Series” (5:30 pm – 7:00 pm PDT)

PLEASE SIGN UP FOR ALL AVAILABLE TIMES TO RECEIVE LINKS TO ATTEND EVERY TRAINING IN THE SERIES!

  • JEDI Discussion Series: Challenging Ableism | Tuesday, September 7 | 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm PT
  • JEDI Discussion Series: Defining Racism | Tuesday, September 21 | 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm PT
  • JEDI Discussion Series: Microaggressions | Tuesday, October 5 | 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm PT
  • JEDI Discussion Series: Addressing Privilege | Tuesday, October 19 | 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm PT

Mobilize link: https://www.mobilize.us/cadems/event/399463/

Thursday – 9/09/2021 – ONLINE PHONEBANK – ”Stop the Recall Phonebank with CDP Organizing Committee” (5:00 – 8:00 pm PDT)

Join members of the CDP Organizing Committee as we make phone calls to educate voters to Stop the Recall! 

Starting at 5:00 pm and continuing until 8:00 pm, you’ll be able to call voters from your home and do the important work needed to elect our local Democratic candidates.

Please RSVP, so we can anticipate the number of attendees for this event. And share this with like-minded friends!

Mobilize link: https://www.mobilize.us/mobilize/event/402574/

Thursday – 9/09/2021 – ONLINE PHONEBANK – ”Calls Against the Recall – Democratic Volunteer Center” (5:00 pm – 6:30 pm PDT)

Please join the Democratic Volunteer Center and many other Democratic groups in California on Saturday, July 24th for a Day of Action to call voters to ask them to vote a resounding NO on the recall of Gavin Newsom. Calls Against the Recall!

We’ll begin with a quick training, answer your questions, and provide technical support if needed. Then, you’ll be ready to make calls. During your phone session, a trainer and tech support will also be available if you have questions, We’ll debrief after you make calls to find out how your phone bank session went. 

Election Day is September, 14th. We need to support Gavin up until election day. Please sign up to join us for weekly phone banks to help stop the Republican recall.

You’ll be sent the Zoom link once you register.

Please RSVP, so we can anticipate the number of attendees for this event. And share this with like-minded friends!

Mobilize link: https://www.mobilize.us/mobilize/event/402491/

Friday – 9/10/2021 – ONLINE– ”Fair Fight Text TRAINING” (10:30 am – 11:15 am PDT)

Want to text with Fair Fight? Join us for this texting training where we’ll go over what texting with Fair Fight looks like, our texting platform, how to set up your account on it and get you all the information you need to text with Fair Fight in the future!

this is a training, NOT a textbank. We will not be sending texts during this training

To text with Fair Fight you will neither either a smartphone OR a computer (you can set up the texting system on either or both).

At this time Fair Fight cannot support volunteers from outside the United States.

Mobilize link: https://www.mobilize.us/mobilize/event/380601/

Saturday – 9/11/2021 – ONLINE PHONEBANK – ”Calls Against the Recall – Democratic Volunteer Center” (12:00 pm – 1:30 pm PDT)

Please join the Democratic Volunteer Center and many other Democratic groups in California on Saturday, July 24th for a Day of Action to call voters to ask them to vote a resounding NO on the recall of Gavin Newsom. Calls Against the Recall!

We’ll begin with a quick training, answer your questions, and provide technical support if needed. Then, you’ll be ready to make calls. During your phone session, a trainer and tech support will also be available if you have questions, We’ll debrief after you make calls to find out how your phone bank session went. 

Election Day is September, 14th. We need to support Gavin up until election day. Please sign up to join us for weekly phone banks to help stop the Republican recall.

You’ll be sent the Zoom link once you register.

Please RSVP, so we can anticipate the number of attendees for this event. And share this with like-minded friends!

Mobilize link: https://www.mobilize.us/mobilize/event/402491/

Monday – 9/13/2021 – ONLINE PHONEBANK – ”Calls Against the Recall – Democratic Volunteer Center” (4:00 – 5:30 pm , and 5:30-7:00pm PDT)

Please join the Democratic Volunteer Center and many other Democratic groups in California on Saturday, July 24th for a Day of Action to call voters to ask them to vote a resounding NO on the recall of Gavin Newsom. Calls Against the Recall!

We’ll begin with a quick training, answer your questions, and provide technical support if needed. Then, you’ll be ready to make calls. During your phone session, a trainer and tech support will also be available if you have questions, We’ll debrief after you make calls to find out how your phone bank session went. 

Election Day is September, 14th. We need to support Gavin up until election day. Please sign up to join us for weekly phone banks to help stop the Republican recall.

You’ll be sent the Zoom link once you register.

Please RSVP, so we can anticipate the number of attendees for this event. And share this with like-minded friends!

Mobilize link: https://www.mobilize.us/mobilize/event/402491/

Thursday – 9/16/2021 – ONLINE– ”Fair Fight Text TRAINING” (5:30 pm – 6:15 am PDT)

Want to text with Fair Fight? Join us for this texting training where we’ll go over what texting with Fair Fight looks like, our texting platform, how to set up your account on it and get you all the information you need to text with Fair Fight in the future!

this is a training, NOT a textbank. We will not be sending texts during this training

To text with Fair Fight you will neither either a smartphone OR a computer (you can set up the texting system on either or both).

At this time Fair Fight cannot support volunteers from outside the United States.

Mobilize link: https://www.mobilize.us/mobilize/event/380601/

Friday – 9/17/2021 – ONLINE– ”Fair Fight Text TRAINING” (10:30 am – 11:15 am PDT)

Want to text with Fair Fight? Join us for this texting training where we’ll go over what texting with Fair Fight looks like, our texting platform, how to set up your account on it and get you all the information you need to text with Fair Fight in the future!

this is a training, NOT a textbank. We will not be sending texts during this training

To text with Fair Fight you will neither either a smartphone OR a computer (you can set up the texting system on either or both).

At this time Fair Fight cannot support volunteers from outside the United States.

Mobilize link: https://www.mobilize.us/mobilize/event/380601/

Saturday – 9/18/2021 – ANTELOPE VALLEY – ”CA-25 Antelope Valley Literature Drop (9:00 am – 12:00 pm PDT)

In partnership with Antelope Valley Indivisible, Democratic Club of the High Desert, Antelope Valley Progressives, Making Waves for Democracy, and the Los Angeles Democratic Party

Knowing that year-round organizing is needed and local organizations need to build volunteer capacity to flip the CA-25 in 2022, this event will be to drop off door hangers with personalized notes to Democratic households.

We’re letting them know how to connect to the Democratic community in our area, encourage them to make sure everyone in their family is registered to vote, and give them personal contact information to reach out if they have questions or would like to volunteer from home.

Mobilize link here: https://www.mobilize.us/mobilize/event/391617/

Tuesday – 9/21/2021 – ONLINE– ”Fair Fight Text TRAINING” (5:30 pm – 6:15 pm PDT)

Want to text with Fair Fight? Join us for this texting training where we’ll go over what texting with Fair Fight looks like, our texting platform, how to set up your account on it and get you all the information you need to text with Fair Fight in the future!

this is a training, NOT a textbank. We will not be sending texts during this training

To text with Fair Fight you will neither either a smartphone OR a computer (you can set up the texting system on either or both).

At this time Fair Fight cannot support volunteers from outside the United States.

Mobilize link: https://www.mobilize.us/mobilize/event/380601/

Tuesday – 9/21/2021 – ONLINE – ”Justice, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion (JEDI) Discussion Series” (5:30 pm – 7:00 pm PDT)

PLEASE SIGN UP FOR ALL AVAILABLE TIMES TO RECEIVE LINKS TO ATTEND EVERY TRAINING IN THE SERIES!

  • JEDI Discussion Series: Defining Racism | Tuesday, September 21 | 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm PT
  • JEDI Discussion Series: Microaggressions | Tuesday, October 5 | 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm PT
  • JEDI Discussion Series: Addressing Privilege | Tuesday, October 19 | 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm PT

Mobilize link: https://www.mobilize.us/cadems/event/399463/

Friday – 9/24/2021 – ONLINE– ”Fair Fight Text TRAINING” (10:30 am – 11:15 am PDT)

Want to text with Fair Fight? Join us for this texting training where we’ll go over what texting with Fair Fight looks like, our texting platform, how to set up your account on it and get you all the information you need to text with Fair Fight in the future!

this is a training, NOT a textbank. We will not be sending texts during this training

To text with Fair Fight you will neither either a smartphone OR a computer (you can set up the texting system on either or both).

At this time Fair Fight cannot support volunteers from outside the United States.

Mobilize link: https://www.mobilize.us/mobilize/event/380601/

Sunday – 9/26/2021 – ONLINE– ”Fair Fight Text TRAINING” (1:00 pm – 1:45 am PDT)

Want to text with Fair Fight? Join us for this texting training where we’ll go over what texting with Fair Fight looks like, our texting platform, how to set up your account on it and get you all the information you need to text with Fair Fight in the future!

this is a training, NOT a textbank. We will not be sending texts during this training

To text with Fair Fight you will neither either a smartphone OR a computer (you can set up the texting system on either or both).

At this time Fair Fight cannot support volunteers from outside the United States.

Mobilize link: https://www.mobilize.us/mobilize/event/380601/

Tuesday – 9/28/2021 – ONLINE– ”Fair Fight Text TRAINING” (5:30 pm – 6:15 pm PDT)

Want to text with Fair Fight? Join us for this texting training where we’ll go over what texting with Fair Fight looks like, our texting platform, how to set up your account on it and get you all the information you need to text with Fair Fight in the future!

this is a training, NOT a textbank. We will not be sending texts during this training

To text with Fair Fight you will neither either a smartphone OR a computer (you can set up the texting system on either or both).

At this time Fair Fight cannot support volunteers from outside the United States.

Mobilize link: https://www.mobilize.us/mobilize/event/380601/

Friday – 10/01/2021 – ONLINE– ”Fair Fight Text TRAINING” (10:30 am – 11:15 am PDT)

Want to text with Fair Fight? Join us for this texting training where we’ll go over what texting with Fair Fight looks like, our texting platform, how to set up your account on it and get you all the information you need to text with Fair Fight in the future!

this is a training, NOT a textbank. We will not be sending texts during this training

To text with Fair Fight you will neither either a smartphone OR a computer (you can set up the texting system on either or both).

At this time Fair Fight cannot support volunteers from outside the United States.

Mobilize link: https://www.mobilize.us/mobilize/event/380601/

Sunday – 10/03/2021 – ONLINE– ”Fair Fight Text TRAINING” (1:00 pm – 1:45 am PDT)

Want to text with Fair Fight? Join us for this texting training where we’ll go over what texting with Fair Fight looks like, our texting platform, how to set up your account on it and get you all the information you need to text with Fair Fight in the future!

this is a training, NOT a textbank. We will not be sending texts during this training

To text with Fair Fight you will neither either a smartphone OR a computer (you can set up the texting system on either or both).

At this time Fair Fight cannot support volunteers from outside the United States.

Mobilize link: https://www.mobilize.us/mobilize/event/380601/

Tuesday – 10/05/2021 – ONLINE– ”Fair Fight Text TRAINING” (5:30 pm – 6:15 pm PDT)

Want to text with Fair Fight? Join us for this texting training where we’ll go over what texting with Fair Fight looks like, our texting platform, how to set up your account on it and get you all the information you need to text with Fair Fight in the future!

this is a training, NOT a textbank. We will not be sending texts during this training

To text with Fair Fight you will neither either a smartphone OR a computer (you can set up the texting system on either or both).

At this time Fair Fight cannot support volunteers from outside the United States.

Mobilize link: https://www.mobilize.us/mobilize/event/380601/

Friday – 10/08/2021 – ONLINE– ”Fair Fight Text TRAINING” (10:30 am – 11:15 am PDT)

Want to text with Fair Fight? Join us for this texting training where we’ll go over what texting with Fair Fight looks like, our texting platform, how to set up your account on it and get you all the information you need to text with Fair Fight in the future!

this is a training, NOT a textbank. We will not be sending texts during this training

To text with Fair Fight you will neither either a smartphone OR a computer (you can set up the texting system on either or both).

At this time Fair Fight cannot support volunteers from outside the United States.

Mobilize link: https://www.mobilize.us/mobilize/event/380601/

Sunday – 10/10/2021 – ONLINE– ”Fair Fight Text TRAINING” (1:00 pm – 1:45 am PDT)

Want to text with Fair Fight? Join us for this texting training where we’ll go over what texting with Fair Fight looks like, our texting platform, how to set up your account on it and get you all the information you need to text with Fair Fight in the future!

this is a training, NOT a textbank. We will not be sending texts during this training

To text with Fair Fight you will neither either a smartphone OR a computer (you can set up the texting system on either or both).

At this time Fair Fight cannot support volunteers from outside the United States.

Mobilize link: https://www.mobilize.us/mobilize/event/380601/

Tuesday – 10/12/2021 – ONLINE– ”Fair Fight Text TRAINING” (5:30 pm – 6:15 pm PDT)

Want to text with Fair Fight? Join us for this texting training where we’ll go over what texting with Fair Fight looks like, our texting platform, how to set up your account on it and get you all the information you need to text with Fair Fight in the future!

this is a training, NOT a textbank. We will not be sending texts during this training

To text with Fair Fight you will neither either a smartphone OR a computer (you can set up the texting system on either or both).

At this time Fair Fight cannot support volunteers from outside the United States.

Mobilize link: https://www.mobilize.us/mobilize/event/380601/

Sunday – 10/17/2021 – ONLINE– ”Fair Fight Text TRAINING” (1:00 pm – 1:45 am PDT)

Want to text with Fair Fight? Join us for this texting training where we’ll go over what texting with Fair Fight looks like, our texting platform, how to set up your account on it and get you all the information you need to text with Fair Fight in the future!

this is a training, NOT a textbank. We will not be sending texts during this training

To text with Fair Fight you will neither either a smartphone OR a computer (you can set up the texting system on either or both).

At this time Fair Fight cannot support volunteers from outside the United States.

Mobilize link: https://www.mobilize.us/mobilize/event/380601/

Tuesday – 10/19/2021 – ONLINE– ”Fair Fight Text TRAINING” (5:30 pm – 6:15 pm PDT)

Want to text with Fair Fight? Join us for this texting training where we’ll go over what texting with Fair Fight looks like, our texting platform, how to set up your account on it and get you all the information you need to text with Fair Fight in the future!

this is a training, NOT a textbank. We will not be sending texts during this training

To text with Fair Fight you will neither either a smartphone OR a computer (you can set up the texting system on either or both).

At this time Fair Fight cannot support volunteers from outside the United States.

Mobilize link: https://www.mobilize.us/mobilize/event/380601/

Friday – 10/22/2021 – ONLINE– ”Fair Fight Text TRAINING” (10:30 am – 11:15 am PDT)

Want to text with Fair Fight? Join us for this texting training where we’ll go over what texting with Fair Fight looks like, our texting platform, how to set up your account on it and get you all the information you need to text with Fair Fight in the future!

this is a training, NOT a textbank. We will not be sending texts during this training

To text with Fair Fight you will neither either a smartphone OR a computer (you can set up the texting system on either or both).

At this time Fair Fight cannot support volunteers from outside the United States.

Mobilize link: https://www.mobilize.us/mobilize/event/380601/

Sunday – 9/24/2021 – ONLINE– ”Fair Fight Text TRAINING” (1:00 pm – 1:45 am PDT)

Want to text with Fair Fight? Join us for this texting training where we’ll go over what texting with Fair Fight looks like, our texting platform, how to set up your account on it and get you all the information you need to text with Fair Fight in the future!

this is a training, NOT a textbank. We will not be sending texts during this training

To text with Fair Fight you will neither either a smartphone OR a computer (you can set up the texting system on either or both).

At this time Fair Fight cannot support volunteers from outside the United States.

Mobilize link: https://www.mobilize.us/mobilize/event/380601/

Tuesday – 10/26/2021 – ONLINE– ”Fair Fight Text TRAINING” (5:30 pm – 6:15 pm PDT)

Want to text with Fair Fight? Join us for this texting training where we’ll go over what texting with Fair Fight looks like, our texting platform, how to set up your account on it and get you all the information you need to text with Fair Fight in the future!

this is a training, NOT a textbank. We will not be sending texts during this training

To text with Fair Fight you will neither either a smartphone OR a computer (you can set up the texting system on either or both).

At this time Fair Fight cannot support volunteers from outside the United States.

Mobilize link: https://www.mobilize.us/mobilize/event/380601/

Friday – 10/29/2021 – ONLINE– ”Fair Fight Text TRAINING” (10:30 am – 11:15 am PDT)

Want to text with Fair Fight? Join us for this texting training where we’ll go over what texting with Fair Fight looks like, our texting platform, how to set up your account on it and get you all the information you need to text with Fair Fight in the future!

this is a training, NOT a textbank. We will not be sending texts during this training

To text with Fair Fight you will neither either a smartphone OR a computer (you can set up the texting system on either or both).

At this time Fair Fight cannot support volunteers from outside the United States.

Mobilize link: https://www.mobilize.us/mobilize/event/380601/

Friday – 11/05/2021 – ONLINE– ”Fair Fight Text TRAINING” (10:30 am – 11:15 am PDT)

Want to text with Fair Fight? Join us for this texting training where we’ll go over what texting with Fair Fight looks like, our texting platform, how to set up your account on it and get you all the information you need to text with Fair Fight in the future!

this is a training, NOT a textbank. We will not be sending texts during this training

To text with Fair Fight you will neither either a smartphone OR a computer (you can set up the texting system on either or both).

At this time Fair Fight cannot support volunteers from outside the United States.

Mobilize link: https://www.mobilize.us/mobilize/event/380601/

ANYTIME – ONLINE PETITION – “Expel Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene from Congress, now!

This petition campaign, created by Robert Reich, has already garnered over 103,000 signatures and is now on the media radar. Push it on, folks!

There is no place in Congress for Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, who most recently made an abhorrent comment comparing the mask mandate in the U.S House to the Nazi extermination program of Jewish people during the Holocaust. There is no place in Congress for her racism, Islamophobia, antisemitism, conspiracy theories, and attacks against survivors of gun violence. There is no place in any workplace, much less the halls of Congress, for those who harass, intimidate, and spew hate at their colleagues….” (Oh, RR fans…he is just getting warmed up!) Read the rest and sign his petition here. (https://sign.moveon.org/petitions/expel-representative-marjorie-taylor-greene-from-congress-now)

ANYTIME – NAACP Petition/Action Call – “End Qualified Immunity”

Sign our petition now, and urge Congress to end qualified immunity.

Minimal script: I’m calling from [zip code] and I want Sen. [___] to vote “YES” on H.R.1280 – George Floyd Justice in Policing Act of 2021 and put an end to qualified immunity.

Contacts

  • Senator Feinstein: email, DC (202) 224-3841, LA (310) 914-7300, SF (415) 393-0707, SD (619) 231-9712, Fresno (559) 485-7430
  • and Senator Padilla: email, DC (202) 224-3553, LA (310) 231-4494, SAC (916) 448-2787, Fresno (559) 497-5109, SF (415) 981-9369, SD (619) 239-3884
  • Who is my representative/senator?: https://whoismyrepresentative.com

ANYTIME – EMAIL CAMPAIGN – “Write to CEO’s to drop the U.S. Chamber of Commerce”

(From Jessica Craven) “OK. We know that across the country, democracy and voting rights are under attack.

First sign a petition: We also know that a whole bunch of businesses said they would speak up to protect our fundamental right as Americans, but there’s one problem: they’re still members of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, a group with a long history of fueling anti-democratic actions. You can read all about it here, (https://dropthechamber.org). Then sign a petition asking these companies to DROP the Chamber of Commerce.

Then do this: Go to this form, (https://www.notion.so/Tell-These-Big-Corps-to-Drop-the-US-Chamber-of-Commerce-5c60c8ccf4c14fabafb87fa70854c767) where you can click each purple link to auto-populate an email to CEOs at a major company. Personalize it slightly and send. There are 11 companies, including Target, American Airlines, Google and Facebook. How many can you do?

ANYTIME – ONLINE PETITION – “NAACP – Action Alert: Uniformed Police Reform”

Petition here: https://naacp.org/actions/action-alert-uniformed-police-reform
Help us end police brutality: add your name and let elected officials know #WeAreDoneDying.

With your help, we can put an end to the horrors of police brutality and reform a criminal justice system that fails to properly hold law enforcement officials accountable.

Join us in a call to:

  • End qualified immunity, which protects government officials from lawsuits seeking monetary damages, and 
  • Collect data on police encounters that will provide transparency and safety for our communities

ANYTIME – ONLINE – “Our Voices Matter – SHARE YOUR STORY @ MyVotingStory.com.”

“Fair Fight Action is working to protect your freedom to vote and ensure your voice is heard.In the last 10 years, have you experienced any obstacles, difficulties, or issues while registering to vote, casting your ballot, or getting your vote counted?Your story—however big or small—will help Fair Fight Action advocate for voters like you.” 

https://www.myvotingstory.com/ #OurTimeIsNow #TeamStaceyAbrams #ProtecttheVote #TeamGeorgiaBlue

ANYTIME – ONLINE TEXTBANKING- “Join Movement Labs textbanking campaigns

Campaigns spanning the nation, from right now, through late June. Join here: https://movementlabs.com/text

“At Movement Labs (formerly Resistance Labs), our mission is to build a country that works for everyone.

#BLM#blacklivesmatter#stopasianshate#stoptheviolence

Anytime – ONLINE – Sign the Black Lives Matter Petition.

Add your name to co-sign BLM’s 7 demands here. (More details here.)

  • Impeach, convict, and ban Trump from future political office.
  • Expel Republican members of Congress who attempted to overturn the election and incited a white supremacist attack.
  • Launch full investigation into the ties between white supremacy and the Capitol Police, law enforcement, and the military (COUP Act).
  • Permanently ban Trump from all digital media platforms.
  • Defund the police.
  • Don’t let the coup be used as an excuse to crack down on our movement.
  • Pass the BREATHE Act.

The “digital divide” in broadband coverage is a form of racial injustice. The FCC is asking for help to find the blind spots. Share!

We’ve all seen the photos of kids sitting in parking lots outside coffee shops, doing their homework, because their home doesn’t have internet access. (GRI) “Just less than half of households with annual family incomes less than $20,000 have home-internet access. Further, 83% of Asians and 81% of Whites have home-internet access, compared to 72% of American Indian/Alaska Natives, 70% of Hispanics, 68% of Blacks. Largely a product of America’s overall racial wealth gap, the “digital divide” is a term that has come to describe the racial and economic disparities seen in internet access for Americans.”
Articles:


(the Verve)“…The form the FCC is using for your responses (https://consumercomplaints.fcc.gov/hc/en-us/requests/new?ticket_form_id=360001440131) is decidedly rudimentary; it looks like a general complaint form, and doesn’t ask any specific questions about broadband at all (the only reference is in the header). But the FCC says it’s a stopgap on the path to a more detailed and specific reporting tool. For now, perhaps you can take a look at the FCC’s current crappy maps at your address, and tell the FCC whether you actually have the kinds of choices that the ISPs claim you have.

Postcards for DC Statehood!

Washington D.C. is a living, breathing, racial and civil rights injustice and we need to fix it!

Update: A Heritage Foundation lawyer, Zack Smith, actually stated out loud that DC residents “already impact the national debate” because members of Congress see their yard signs while driving to work. (Note – yard signs imply property ownership, so thanks, Heritage Foundation for that slap-back to the beginnings of our country, when only property owners got to vote.)

Go here for get postcards! A member has printed up a large amount. This is an easy task, both sides are already printed, ready for addressing and stamps! Instructions included.

If you’re unfamiliar with the hundreds of years that DC residents have been denied statehood, along with the rights we take for granted, like representation along with taxation, the ability to make laws without federal interference, and being able to call up the National Guard when they need it, here’s our post with lots of information and great videos. (Also 51 for 51 and DCstatehoodcoalition.org ) Both the House and Senate have reintroduced bills to fix this, H.R.51 & S.51 “WashingtonD.C. Admission Act. Another important bill –  H.R.1 – “For the People Act, declares, amongst many important voting reforms, “…that DC residents deserve full Congressional voting rights and self-government, which only statehood can provide.” (full text) (endorsements). We need to get all Democratic representatives and senators onboard both bills as cosponsors quickly as possible!

Letter Template – “Biden: Commit to close the #FirstTen immigrant detention centers!”

Letter Template here. For the last four years, immigrant communities have experienced Trump’s never-ending racist and xenophobic attacks, including a massive expansion of the immigration detention system. As President Biden begins to undo these harms, he must prioritize dismantling the cruel immigration detention system that deprives the liberty of thousands of immigrants and people seeking asylum each year.

Join Detention Watch Network, in collaboration with communities across the country, as we demand that the Biden administration fulfill its commitment to restoring humanity to the immigration system by recognizing that detention has no place in a just and humane system. People navigating their immigration cases should be able to do so in community, not behind bars in detention. We call on the Biden administration to take bold action towards ending the use of detention entirely by shutting down and ending contracts for the following ten detention centers that are emblematic of how the immigration detention system as a whole is inherently abusive, unjust, and fatally flawed beyond repair.

  1. Adelanto Detention Facility
  2. Berks County Family Residential Center
  3. South Texas Family Residential Center (Dilley) 
  4. Etowah County Jail
  5. Farmville Detention Center
  6. T. Don Hutto Residential Facility (Hutto) 
  7. Irwin County Detention Center
  8. Karnes County Family Residential Center 
  9. Mesa Verde Detention Center
  10. Otero County Processing Center

The facilities on this list represent every facility across the country where medical neglect is common, physical and sexual abuse are widely reported, basic necessities are lacking, food is rotten, access to counsel and support is restricted, and immigrants needlessly suffer. This list provides a roadmap, a #FirstTen to communities not cages.

SEND a letter to President Biden and DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas and demand that he CLOSES the #FirstTen immigrant detention centers as a first step to abolish immigrant detention. #CommunitiesNotCages

Volunteers Needed – United Way of Ventura County

Greetings, Volunteers – Happy Friday! We hope you’ve had a great week. Are you interested in helping with food access and distribution in Ventura County? We recognize that, throughout COVID, opportunities have been limited and many transferred to online platforms. However, food remains one area in which many opportunities remain plentiful for volunteers to engage with!

Here are some current opportunities:

  • Food distribution every Thursday, 8am-1pm, with Community Action VC in Oxnard
  • Pantry volunteer every Monday 12-4pm, Wednesday 10am-2pm, and Thursday 10am-2pm with theSamaritan Center of Simi Valley 
  • Food Delivery Assistance on Monday, February 22 from 9-11am with the Salvation Army Simi Valley Service Center 
  • Food Share has many opportunities. Check out their opportunities for pop up pantries, food delivery, boxing and sorting food, and helping in the Senior Nutrition Garden!

Thank you for all you do in our communities across Ventura County. If you have any questions about opportunities, please email Francesca at francesca.dematto@vcunitedway.org.

Info Share – Citizenship Assistance!

Anytime – ONLINE – Sign the Black Lives Matter Petition.

Add your name to co-sign BLM’s 7 demands here. (More details here.)

  • Impeach, convict, and ban Trump from future political office.
  • Expel Republican members of Congress who attempted to overturn the election and incited a white supremacist attack.
  • Launch full investigation into the ties between white supremacy and the Capitol Police, law enforcement, and the military (COUP Act).
  • Permanently ban Trump from all digital media platforms.
  • Defund the police.
  • Don’t let the coup be used as an excuse to crack down on our movement.
  • Pass the BREATHE Act.

Disbar the lawyer/legislators who helped set our country on fire!

Click here for lists of lawyer/legislators who violated their oaths, and “CUT and PASTE” letters to the national American Bar Association and all the state boards that have the power to disbar them.

ACLU – How do we End Racism in Policing?

The ACLU has changed it’s mind! Instead of focusing on making police departments better, they are now firmly on the side of divesting functions, power and responsibilities from police departments and tranferring them to life-giving non-police-dependent alternatives. This video covers qualified immunity, police union influence, and use of force standards, as well as the big questions on how we can stop police from being such an outsized presence in Black communities. One example of redirection – the changeover from police transport of medical emergencies to ambulances, which took place in the 1960’s. Share all these resources with your friends and family, along with the ACLU’s series of short videos called “100 Years of Racism in Policing.

Thurs 12/17: Carbon neutrality by 2045? CA has to move faster!

Full post here. Governor, 80 groups have asked you, based on science, to speed up our clean car mandate to meet state climate goals and the communities most harmed by fossils fuel pollution shouldn’t have to wait an extra five years to breathe clean air. I urge you to direct the CA Air Resources Board (CARB) to:

  1. Require 100% zero-emission vehicle sales by 2030 and a minimum 7% decrease in emissions each year from petroleum cars in the meantime.
  2. Create good jobs and ensure low-income communities of color benefit equitably from the transition.
  3. Start new clean car standards as soon as possible, no later than model year 2024.

#CleanCarsNow #ZEV2030 #ClimateEmergency
Contact: Governor Gavin Newsom: email(916) 445-2841 https://govapps.gov.ca.gov/gov40mail/

In 1939, a ship, the St. Louis, came to our shores seeking asylum for 900 Jewish passengers fleeing their increasingly dangerous homeland. Shamefully, we turned them away and hundreds died upon their return. 80 years later, we need to demand better for those who seek safety here.

Sun 11/8: Finding elections more interesting than you thought? Join the Scrutineers!

Find out about interesting volunteer opportunities that go deeper into the working of our elections here.

Fight fossil fuel political dominance by reducing the need for it!

Ventura County is developing a 100-megawatt, 400-megawatt hour battery storage facility to replace the need for new natural gas-powered generation. So far, Ojai is the first and only city in our county who’s made a jump to gas source reduction with an all-electrica building code, though there are still discussions as to the extent of their ordinance.

Cities and counties in California serve as guiding lights as the state navigates a transition from gas to clean-energy buildings. Motivated by the climate crisis, worsening air pollution, escalating gas rates, and safety risks from gas, a new cohort of local government leaders is emerging in California. Over 50 cities and counties across the state are considering policies to support all-electric new construction. 

This blog summarizes the cities and counties that have already adopted gas-free buildings commitments or electrification building codes (i.e., “reach codes” that go beyond the statewide building code) and is regularly updated to reflect the latest wins in California. Ordinance language is also linked below.

To urge your city council members to be climate leaders and to create a gas-free future for our homes and buildings, please sign this petition.

Protect the US Postal Service, our election and basic democracy.

  • ALL THE ACTIONS ARE HERE!  Updated 9/2/2020
  • Why is this sabotage happening?
  • Where are we at right now with DeJoy and his co-conspirators – USPS Board of Governor Chair Robert Duncan, Treasury Sec. Steve Mnuchin, and Sen. Mitch McConnell?
  • Sign the NAACP petition here. The NAACP has filed a federal lawsuit against the Postmaster General of the United States Postal Service for deliberately attempting to sabotage the U.S. Postal Service to obstruct voting by mail and to ensure a favorable outcome in the election.
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Put pressure on the USPS Board of Governors and other actions described here.

Top 13 things you should know about our postal service! It is the leading employer of minorities (39%) and women (40%), and for three years in a row they were in Hispanic Business magazine’s annual “Diversity Elite 60” list of best companies for Hispanics, the only federal agency on the list. The USPS is also one of the largest employers of veterans, with more than 97,000.

📫 Tie a DARK BLUE RIBBON around your mailbox (or on your mail slot) to show solidarity and support to our postal carriers.
📫 Put a sign up in your yard or window that says #USPSForever.
📫 Call your representative and both senators and tell them not to pass any relief package that doesn’t contain funding for the USPS.
📫 And tell everyone who wants the Postal Service to survive to do the same.

CALL/Email Action!: Urge your legislators to vote “YES” on the “Breathe Act”

Bill summery here:For decades, the federal government has incentivized mass criminalization through policies and funding programs that increase arrests, prison construction, hiring of police officers, and the militarization of police.  This funding has fueled the violent over-policing of Black people, while leaving social services and basic infrastructure that actually keep people safe woefully underfunded. The BREATHE Act proposes policy and funding that upends this violent reality. Policy is one of many tools at our disposal, and with this bill, we are creating a national standard of civil rights that will bring our demands into reality. We are not interested in someone else’s version of what is politically possible. We are interested in defending Black lives.” The bill doesn’t appear to have a number yet. Articles about it here and here.

Join the We Must Do M.O.R.E. campaign here. (Mobilize, Organize, Register and Educate People for Movement that votes!) People are coming together to create a transformative moral agenda to fight systemic racism, poverty, ecological devastation, militarism and the war economy, and the false moral narrative of religious nationalism into a powerful moral fusion movement that votes!

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