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

January 24 – We have so much work to do & nobody’s slowing down… For our latest Event calendar – click 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!

  • Jan. 6 is over, but U.S. corporations are still funding a slow-motion coup. Call them out! Here
  • Democracy won’t stand up by itself. Our job is to tell legislators to do their job. Here
  • +150 political scientists sent a warning to Congress…Democracy is on a deadline. Here.
  • Demand that the Senate include the “Billionaires Income Tax” in the Build Back Better Act. Here.
  • Trump left behind a ticking health care bomb that will allow Wall Street to destroy Medicare. Most legislators have no idea this is coming. Here
  • INVEST IN THE REST OF US! It’s time to pass our budget reconciliation priorities! Here.
  • There were actually two coup events. Jan. 6 was the second one. Time to do some House-cleaning. Here.
  • Undeniable – Addressing the systemic racism behind U.S. housing. Vote “Yes” for equity. Here.
  • “Dear Joe, did you mean what you said about listening to Indigenous peoples?” Here.
  • Build Back Better without leaving anyone behind. Here.
  • The IPCC report is out. Time to make changes. (3) easy actions. Here.
  • We are on fire…Tell your representative to push for these 3 climate priorities in the recovery package. Here.
  • Time for some Fox-sequences. Report their COVID lies to the FTC. 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  • Clearcut some outdated logging solutions out of the Conservation Corps Act (HR 1162/S487) Here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
  • “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.

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Monday – 01/24/2022

DEADLINE TONIGHT: Written action: Tell the U.S. Forest Service to reinstate Roadless Rule protections for the Tongass National Forest. Deadline 8:59 pm PST

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, who oversees the Forest Service, called for a two-month comment period as a first step to reinstate the Roadless Rule. He’s being fought by Alaska’s latest pro-logging/GOP governor – Mike Dunleavy – who believe that there’s nothing more important than letting the timber industry mow down old growth forest areas. Let’s give Tom, and the Alaska Native communities who live in this area some backup! (https://www.alaskapublic.org/2021/11/22/biden-administration-begins-roadless-rule-do-over-for-tongass/)

Stretching across more than 16 million acres of Southeast Alaska, the Tongass National Forest is a place like no other — home to Native Alaskans, old growth forests, and incredible wildlife. A Trump-era decision opened these lands to logging and development, but now we have the chance to restore Roadless Rules protections to this extraordinary place.The Tongass is crucial for Alaska Native communities who rely on the forest for clean water, hunting, fishing, and wild harvest as a matter of survival. But the forest provides more than subsistence: it is sacred land to Tlingit, Haida, and Tsimshian Alaska Native communities and integral to cultural and spiritual practices.

“Communities in Southeast Alaska and beyond have depended on this intact forest since time immemorial. Our Native peoples’ way of life is inextricably linked with these lands and waters. We hunt, gather, fish and harvest our medicines in this pristine forest that our ancestors stewarded for more than 10,000 years. The Tongass can no longer be viewed as stands of timber waiting for harvest; it must be viewed as a cultural and global resource that must be managed for the benefit of its local people, for the long-term productivity of its salmon streams and wildlife habitat, and a global resource that mitigates impacts from climate change.”— Joel Jackson, President of the Organized Village of Kake

The Tongass’ old growth trees capture eight percent of the United States’ carbon, making it one of our best tools in the important fight against climate change. These forests are also home to more than 300 mammal and bird species, as well as five species of salmon that return to spawn in the Tongass each year. It is critical to continue to support the call of Southeast Alaska tribes and the communities surrounding the Tongass to protect these lands for generations to come.

HOW TO WRITE YOUR COMMENT: 

THE KEY IS NOT TO COPY ANYONE’S LETTER EXACTLY! They remove identical copies! It’s up to us to channel 7th grade creative writing class, and change it up a bit, adding our own voice as to why protecting a national treasure like the Tongass National Forest is important. You may never have the opportunity to go to there but you can still relate this fight to your own experiences – such as the sensation of being in pristine wilderness, or in places that were once beautiful but now spoiled by logging, oil exploration, mining or the like. We have plenty of nearby examples to describe environmental racism and how extractive industries consume value from communities that can’t fight back. 

DAILY– 01/19-27/2021 – ACTION – ”Call Gov Newsom Daily to Save Rooftop Solar” (Business hours PST)

A message from the California Indivisible Green Team: Many IBEW workers, organized by the utilities, called into the CPUC meeting yesterday to comment in support of gutting rooftop solar. They kept repeating the same two paragraphs of false information, as their collective bargaining agreement forces them to defend PGE’s business model, whether or not it’s in the public interest, their own, that of their children’s or the planet. 

Its a big fight and we do not know where the Governor is but so far he is not been on our side. But we are getting his attention finally.. Let’s continue to make Gov Newsom’s choice crystal clear: People or the Utilities. 

Action – Call AND email the Governor, even if you have called before.

Minimal scriptI’m calling from [zip code] and I want Governor Newsom to oppose a solar tax of any form and strengthen our laws to make solar and batteries even more affordable for regular people. Rooftop solar is very popular. 73% of Californians support doing more to encourage solar, a higher number than the number of voters who rejected the recall. You will lose support across the state if you have a Solar Tax branded with your name, and are known for destroying thousands of local good paying clean energy jobs. 

Contact Gavin:

Share/retweet the animated Gavin Graphic: https://twitter.com/ClimateVotersCA/status/1481426227743186944?s=20

Monday – 01/24/2021 – ONLINE PHONE BANK – ”Common Cause – Freedom to Vote Act Phonebank with Common Cause” (2 shifts: 1:00pm – 3:00pm and 3:00pm – 5:00pm PT)

Freedom to Vote Act Phonebank with Common Cause organized by Common Cause

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 Freedom to Vote Act. 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)

Want to call a specific state? Check out the link below: 

Monday: Connecting AZ voters to Sen. Sinema to ask that they do everything possible to pass the Freedom to Vote Act including fixing the filibuster

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/376178/

Tuesday – 01/25/2022

DAILY– 01/19-27/2021 – ACTION – ”Call Gov Newsom Daily to Save Rooftop Solar” (Business hours PST)

A message from the California Indivisible Green Team: Many IBEW workers, organized by the utilities, called into the CPUC meeting yesterday to comment in support of gutting rooftop solar. They kept repeating the same two paragraphs of false information, as their collective bargaining agreement forces them to defend PGE’s business model, whether or not it’s in the public interest, their own, that of their children’s or the planet. 

Its a big fight and we do not know where the Governor is but so far he is not been on our side. But we are getting his attention finally.. Let’s continue to make Gov Newsom’s choice crystal clear: People or the Utilities. 

Action – Call AND email the Governor, even if you have called before.

Minimal scriptI’m calling from [zip code] and I want Governor Newsom to oppose a solar tax of any form and strengthen our laws to make solar and batteries even more affordable for regular people. Rooftop solar is very popular. 73% of Californians support doing more to encourage solar, a higher number than the number of voters who rejected the recall. You will lose support across the state if you have a Solar Tax branded with your name, and are known for destroying thousands of local good paying clean energy jobs. 

Contact Gavin:

Share/retweet the animated Gavin Graphic: https://twitter.com/ClimateVotersCA/status/1481426227743186944?s=20

Tuesday– 01/25/2021 – ONLINE PHONE BANK– ”End Citizens UnitedJoan’s Democracy Cafe Phone Banks for voting rights with ECU/LAV” (12:00 – 3:00 pm PDT)

Joan's Democracy Cafe Phone Banks for voting rights with ECU/LAV organized by End Citizens United

Join Joan’s Democracy Café as we phone-bank to protect voting rights!

We support two different campaigns, both run by our partner End Citizens United / Let America Vote (ECU/LAV):

  1. Ask Michigan voters to Decline to Sign a diabolical petition that implements voter suppression without a vote of the people, and invite them to a virtual educational event (run by Voters Not Politicians)
  2. Ask Arizona and West Virginia voters to tell their Senators to reform the filibuster to pass the Freedom to Vote Act (FTVA) and the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act (JLVRAA); we can connect the voter to their Senator’s office while we talk to them (called “patch through”). Here’s highlights of these bills:
    • FTVA prevents partisan gerrymandering! If it does not pass, the Republicans could take over the US House for a decade!
    • FTVA exposes who pays for misleading political ads
    • FTVA makes voting simpler and more secure
    • FTVA protects election officials and infrastructure
    • JLVRAA restores the Voting Rights Act preclearance requirement, to prevent states that have discriminated from inventing new forms of voter discrimination

On Thursdays after ECU/LAV had a Lunch & Learn, we will report its highlights and answer questions about it.

We’ll train first-timers before you make calls – no worries! We’ll make sure you feel prepared before you begin, and remain available to answer your questions. 

Our goal is to provide a great phone-banking experience for you … supporting our volunteers in becoming motivated and confident callers. 

We are always open to your feedback, as we believe in continuous improvement. Your input helps us to design the JDC phone-banking experience to meet the needs of both our phone bankers and the voters we reach out to.

Mobilize.us link: https://www.mobilize.us/endcitizensunited/event/420077/

Tuesday – 01/25/2021 – ONLINE PHONE BANK – ”Common Cause – Freedom to Vote Act Phonebank with Common Cause” (1:00pm – 3:00pm PT)

Freedom to Vote Act Phonebank with Common Cause organized by Common Cause

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 Freedom to Vote Act. 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)

Want to call a specific state? Check the link below for the schedule:

Tuesday: Connecting WV voters to Sen. Manchin to thank them for their leadership and ask that they do everything possible to pass the Freedom to Vote Act including fixing the filibuster

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/376178/

Wednesday – 01/26/2022

DAILY– 01/19-27/2021 – ACTION – ”Call Gov Newsom Daily to Save Rooftop Solar” (Business hours PST)

A message from the California Indivisible Green Team: Many IBEW workers, organized by the utilities, called into the CPUC meeting yesterday to comment in support of gutting rooftop solar. They kept repeating the same two paragraphs of false information, as their collective bargaining agreement forces them to defend PGE’s business model, whether or not it’s in the public interest, their own, that of their children’s or the planet. 

Its a big fight and we do not know where the Governor is but so far he is not been on our side. But we are getting his attention finally.. Let’s continue to make Gov Newsom’s choice crystal clear: People or the Utilities. 

Action – Call AND email the Governor, even if you have called before.

Minimal scriptI’m calling from [zip code] and I want Governor Newsom to oppose a solar tax of any form and strengthen our laws to make solar and batteries even more affordable for regular people. Rooftop solar is very popular. 73% of Californians support doing more to encourage solar, a higher number than the number of voters who rejected the recall. You will lose support across the state if you have a Solar Tax branded with your name, and are known for destroying thousands of local good paying clean energy jobs. 

Contact Gavin:

Share/retweet the animated Gavin Graphic: https://twitter.com/ClimateVotersCA/status/1481426227743186944?s=20

Wednesday– 01/19/2021 – ONLINE EVENT – ”Lunch & Learn with the League: District Attorney Eric Nasarenko” (12:00 pm – 1:00 pm PST)

What do our local elected officials do everyday? What are the challenges their office is facing? What skills are needed to be successful?Get facts and insights to help you make informed voter choices in this educational series presented by the League of Women Voters of Ventura County. Register at https://bit.ly/3rKAzHb to receive the zoom meeting invite.

Wednesday – 01/26/2021 – ONLINE PHONE BANK – ”Common Cause – Freedom to Vote Act Phonebank with Common Cause” (2 shifts: 1:00pm – 3:00pm and 3:00pm – 5:00pm PT)

Freedom to Vote Act Phonebank with Common Cause organized by Common Cause

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 Freedom to Vote Act. 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)

Want to call a specific state? Check the link below for the schedule:

Wednesday: Connecting AZ voters to Sen. Sinema to ask that they do everything possible to pass the Freedom to Vote Act including fixing the filibuster

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/376178/

Wednesday – 01/26/2021 – APPLICATION DEADLINE – ”USHCC & GRUBHUB RESTAURANT SMALL BUSINESS GRANT PROGRAM

The United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Education Fund affiliated with the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC), and Grubhub, have opened applications for the USHCC & Grubhub Restaurant Small Business Grant Program to support Hispanic-owned restaurants throughout the country. The program is supported by proceeds from Grubhub’s Donate the Change Program.

Application Window CLOSES Wednesday, January 26!

Grant Award:

Grants will range from $5,000 – $10,000 per business based on financial need.

Eligibility:

  • The applicant must be a restaurant with less than 20 fulltime employees. 
  • The applicant must be a majority Hispanic owned business with an active EIN number.
  • The business must have been in operation for at least 9 months from the date of application completion.
  • Qualifying cities/markets at this time are anywhere across the country. 

For more information and applicant criteria, CLICK HERE

Not all applicants will receive grants. Applications will be reviewed, ranked, and scored based on metrics determined by the USHCC, taking into account eligibility criteria, location, need, impact, and community involvement (grants will be awarded to applicants with the highest scores).

Resources

  • The EDC SBDC can help address your general questions and walk you through the application. Call 805.409.9159 for assistance.
  •  For any questions and/or any technical difficulties filling out the grant application, please email info@ushcc.com.

Thursday – 01/27/2022

Thursday – 01/27/2021 – ONLINE PHONE BANK – ”Patch Through to Manchin: Freedom To Vote Act Phone Bank & Training” (3:00pm – 5:00pm PT)

Phone Banking Training & Calling into West Virginia

Patch through to Senator Manchin

At this phone bank training, you will be able to patch through residents of WV directly to Senator Manchin’s office using the phone banking system called ThruTalk.

You will need a computer and a telephone (cell or house). Unfortunately, tablets and iPads are incompatible with ThruTalk and will not work effectively. You will also need to download a web browser like Chrome or Firefox. Safari is incompatible with ThruTalk.

With over 400 state bills introduced by extremist lawmakers–including in West Virginia–aiming to put up barriers to vote just this year, we cannot afford to fail to pass this bill.

We need to push harder than ever to make sure the Senate does what it takes to finish the job, without letting Senate procedure get in their way. 

This is Senator Manchin’s bill, so it’s critical that he knows how many of his constituents demand these foundational changes, and are feeling the urgency to get the Freedom to Vote Act passed, and to not let anything stand in the way.

Let’s keep raising our voices until we pass the most transformative voting rights and democracy legislation in decades.

Mobilize link: https://www.mobilize.us/dailykos_for-the-people/event/409469/

Thursday – 01/27/2021 – ONLINE PHONE BANK – ”Freedom to Vote Bilingual Spanish Speaking Phonebank” (4:00pm – 6:00pm PT)

Freedom to Vote Bilingual Spanish Speaking Phonebank organized by Common Cause

(Traducción en Español Debajo)

Join the Freedom to Vote Phonebank (Spanish-Speaking) with Common Cause in calling likely 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 likely Spanish-speaking voters in targeted states and connecting them to their Senators to support the Freedom to Vote 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.

Únete a Common Causeen llamar a hispano hablantes! Es importante comunicarnos con esta comunidad por que son los más afectados por las leyes de registro estrictas, tiempos de espera en los centros de votación, y otras barreras para votar. La democracia no puede funcionar correctamente sin derechos iguales para todos los Americanos.

Llamaremos a los votantes de los estados seleccionados en Español, especialmente a la población Latino Americana, y los conectaremos con sus senadores para que apoyen la Ley Para el Pueblo (“For the People Act,” S1) y eliminen el obstruccionismo. Se necesita fluidez en español e inglés ya que algunos miembros del hogar pueden preferir hablar en español y otros en inglés.

Estos bancos de teléfonos están sujetos a cambios en función de variables fuera de nuestro control (es decir, el buzón de un senador está lleno).

Estos turnos también incluirán siempre capacitación para principiantes antes de realizar llamadas, así que si es la primera vez, ¡no se preocupe! Nos aseguraremos de que se sienta preparado antes de comenzar.

Mobilize link: https://www.mobilize.us/commoncause/event/430680/

Thursday – 01/27/2021 – ONLINE PHONE BANK – ”Common Cause – Freedom to Vote Act Phonebank with Common Cause” (3:00pm – 5:00pm PT)

Freedom to Vote Act Phonebank with Common Cause organized by Common Cause

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 Freedom to Vote Act. 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)

Want to call a specific state? Here’s our schedule: 

Thursday: Connecting DE voters to Sen. Coons to ask that they do everything possible to pass the Freedom to Vote Act including fixing the filibuster 

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/376178/

Thursday – 01/27/2021 – ONLINE TEXT BANK – BYOP Textbanking – Register Dems in CA-22, NC, WI and TX!” (4:00pm – 5:00 pm PT)

We might have cracked the nut on texting! We’re calling it BYOP or Bring Your Own Phone.

Instead of raising money to pay for expensive, easy to use texting software, we’re making texting available using slightly awkward, but still pretty easy technology.

If you already know how to text from your computer, you’re way ahead of the game!

You will need to set two things up on your computer before attending our BYOP Boot Camp. 

This document gives links to both items: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1RQeU1Z9YVpnqI0dLFD7CV2HBEgP–R2-OfGITkfd34g/edit?usp=sharing

  1. You need an ActionID. You may already have one if you phone or text banked with Field Team 6 in the past.
  2. You need texting software that allows you to send text messages directly from your computer, using your cell phone carrier’s plan.

When you have both items ready, please register for Boot Camp!

Step right up Thursdays at 4p PT! We’ll be registering new Democrats in Wisconsin, North Carolina, Texas and CA-22 (formerly CA-21). Let’s get Democrats elected up and down the ballot!

We will train you up and set you loose! If you are tech-challenged, you might want to sit this one out as we work out the kinks.

We’ll also be using Slack to communicate with our texters. If you already have a login to the Field Team 6 Slack Workspace, great! If not, we’ll give you the sign-up link during the text bank Boot Camp.

About Field Team 6

Field Team 6 is a volunteer army on a simple mission: Register Democrats. Save the World. To help win the 2020 election, we registered 30,000 new Democrats – and helped register nearly 3 million total – in 11 key swing states including Arizona, Pennsylvania, and Georgia. Our goals for 2021-2022 are to save the Senate and House majorities, to win races for Democrats up and down the ballot, and to do all this by registering women, young people, people of color, the LGBTQ+ community, the disability community, veterans, and faith communities.

Field Team 6 Mobilize link: https://www.mobilize.us/mobilize/event/405150/
CA Democratic Party Mobilize link: https://www.mobilize.us/mobilize/event/433467/

Thursday – 01/27/2021 – ONLINE PHONE BANK– ”End Citizens UnitedJoan’s Democracy Cafe Phone Banks for voting rights with ECU/LAV” (12:00 – 3:00 pm PDT)

Joan's Democracy Cafe Phone Banks for voting rights with ECU/LAV organized by End Citizens United

Join Joan’s Democracy Café as we phone-bank to protect voting rights!

We support two different campaigns, both run by our partner End Citizens United / Let America Vote (ECU/LAV):

  1. Ask Michigan voters to Decline to Sign a diabolical petition that implements voter suppression without a vote of the people, and invite them to a virtual educational event (run by Voters Not Politicians)
  2. Ask Arizona and West Virginia voters to tell their Senators to reform the filibuster to pass the Freedom to Vote Act (FTVA) and the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act (JLVRAA); we can connect the voter to their Senator’s office while we talk to them (called “patch through”). Here’s highlights of these bills:
    • FTVA prevents partisan gerrymandering! If it does not pass, the Republicans could take over the US House for a decade!
    • FTVA exposes who pays for misleading political ads
    • FTVA makes voting simpler and more secure
    • FTVA protects election officials and infrastructure
    • JLVRAA restores the Voting Rights Act preclearance requirement, to prevent states that have discriminated from inventing new forms of voter discrimination

On Thursdays after ECU/LAV had a Lunch & Learn, we will report its highlights and answer questions about it.

We’ll train first-timers before you make calls – no worries! We’ll make sure you feel prepared before you begin, and remain available to answer your questions. 

Our goal is to provide a great phone-banking experience for you … supporting our volunteers in becoming motivated and confident callers. 

We are always open to your feedback, as we believe in continuous improvement. Your input helps us to design the JDC phone-banking experience to meet the needs of both our phone bankers and the voters we reach out to.

Mobilize.us link: https://www.mobilize.us/endcitizensunited/event/420077/

Thursday – 01/27/2021 – ONLINE EVENT – ”Chumash Heritage Sanctuary–An Online Conversation” (6:00pm PT)

The ocean stores 50 times more carbon dioxide than the atmosphere, and much of that is held in wetlands and seagrass beds such as are found in the Chumash area. This expanded sanctuary will help us heal the Earth, safeguarding this incredible biodiversity, and keeping ocean wildlife out of harm’s way. Sanctuary status also provides funding for research and better co-management of the area’s key ecosystems with the Chumash people.

350 Santa Barbara will host an online community conversation with a guest speaker from the NOAA National Sanctuaries West Coast Region. Community members will have an opportunity to ask questions about the marine sanctuary and the designation process.

REGISTER IN ADVANCE FOR THIS MEETING BY CLICKING HERE.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. 

Get history as well as the importance of protecting our coast– from Violet Sage Walker. Hear the conversationhttps://open.spotify.com/episode/1FSfnAF7z6PgEBHnmLH12q…Also…BE a part of the conversation! Now is the time to tell @NOAA why you support the #chumashsanctuaryhttps://chumashsanctuary.org/public-comment/

Thursday – 01/27/2021 – ONLINE EVENT – ”Speak for One Minute to CPUC to Save Rooftop Solar” (*10:00am PT)

January 27, Thursday10:00 AM (but call earlier to get at the head of the line)
LocationRemote access only via webcast or phone
Call-in-Number(800) 857-1917
Participant PASSCODE9899501#
Contactemail VotingMeetingHelp@cpuc.ca.gov or call (415) 703-5263
Webcasthttp://www.adminmonitor.com/ca/cpuc

The CPUC has three new members. The January 27 meeting is an important time for hundreds to call and get in line to speak for a minute about saving the rooftop solar industry in the state. 

Fees for people with solar panels should be prohibited. Their proposal for fees violates what people were promised when they bought their panels.  

Clean air and climate action from more clean, renewable energy are urgently needed.

Electricity rates have been and will continue to rise due to TRANSMISSION lines bringing energy from distant generation plants rather than from local distribution. We need to incentivize more local commercial and rooftop solar.

EQUITY is a big concern including for low income people to be able to buy battery storage as well as solar panels.  The current CPUC proposal puts a block on storage. 

Even if the CPUC exempts CARE customers many moderate-low income folks will be left out, i.e. not able to afford solar panels and battery backup. The CPUC’s current NEM 3.0 proposal will hurt people by not supporting them to be able to afford rooftop solar with battery storage and resulting in rates increasing because of more energy coming over more expensive transmission lines.

DAILY– 01/19-27/2021 – ACTION – ”Call Gov Newsom Daily to Save Rooftop Solar” (Business hours PST)

A message from the California Indivisible Green Team: Many IBEW workers, organized by the utilities, called into the CPUC meeting yesterday to comment in support of gutting rooftop solar. They kept repeating the same two paragraphs of false information, as their collective bargaining agreement forces them to defend PGE’s business model, whether or not it’s in the public interest, their own, that of their children’s or the planet. 

Its a big fight and we do not know where the Governor is but so far he is not been on our side. But we are getting his attention finally.. Let’s continue to make Gov Newsom’s choice crystal clear: People or the Utilities. 

Action – Call AND email the Governor, even if you have called before.

Minimal scriptI’m calling from [zip code] and I want Governor Newsom to oppose a solar tax of any form and strengthen our laws to make solar and batteries even more affordable for regular people. Rooftop solar is very popular. 73% of Californians support doing more to encourage solar, a higher number than the number of voters who rejected the recall. You will lose support across the state if you have a Solar Tax branded with your name, and are known for destroying thousands of local good paying clean energy jobs. 

Contact Gavin:

Share/retweet the animated Gavin Graphic: https://twitter.com/ClimateVotersCA/status/1481426227743186944?s=20

Friday – 01/28/2022

Friday – 01/28/2021 – ONLINE LETTER WRITING – ”Swing Left – Fridays at 4 Letter Writing” (4:00 pm PT)

Fridays at 4 (4 pm Pacific/7 pm Eastern) Letter Writing organized by Swing Left

Sign up on the link below and see https://votefwd.org/swingleft for additional details

Mobilize link: https://www.mobilize.us/mobilize/event/274619/

Friday – 01/28/2021 – ONLINE PHONE BANK – ”Common Cause – Freedom to Vote Act Phonebank with Common Cause” (1:00pm – 3:00pm PT)

Freedom to Vote Act Phonebank with Common Cause organized by Common Cause

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 Freedom to Vote Act. 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 4:00pm ET, we are partnering with Swing Blue Alliance to urge politicians to pass the Freedom to Vote Act.

On Thursdays at 6pm ET, we are partnering with Indivisible Northampton to ensure that the Freedom to Vote Act comes to fruition! 

Want to call a specific state? Check the link below for the schedule:

Friday: Connecting WV voters to Sen. Manchin to thank them for their leadership and ask that they do everything possible to pass the Freedom to Vote Act including fixing the filibuster

Saturday: Connecting AZ voters to Sen. Sinema to ask that they do everything possible to pass the Freedom to Vote Act including fixing the filibuster

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/376178/

Saturday – 01/29/2022

Saturday – 01/29/2021 – ONLINE PHONE BANK– ”End Citizens UnitedJoan’s Democracy Cafe Phone Banks for voting rights with ECU/LAV” (1:00 – 3:00 pm PDT)

Joan's Democracy Cafe Phone Banks for voting rights with ECU/LAV organized by End Citizens United

Join Joan’s Democracy Café as we phone-bank to protect voting rights!

We support two different campaigns, both run by our partner End Citizens United / Let America Vote (ECU/LAV):

  1. Ask Michigan voters to Decline to Sign a diabolical petition that implements voter suppression without a vote of the people, and invite them to a virtual educational event (run by Voters Not Politicians)
  2. Ask Arizona and West Virginia voters to tell their Senators to reform the filibuster to pass the Freedom to Vote Act (FTVA) and the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act (JLVRAA); we can connect the voter to their Senator’s office while we talk to them (called “patch through”). Here’s highlights of these bills:
    • FTVA prevents partisan gerrymandering! If it does not pass, the Republicans could take over the US House for a decade!
    • FTVA exposes who pays for misleading political ads
    • FTVA makes voting simpler and more secure
    • FTVA protects election officials and infrastructure
    • JLVRAA restores the Voting Rights Act preclearance requirement, to prevent states that have discriminated from inventing new forms of voter discrimination

On Thursdays after ECU/LAV had a Lunch & Learn, we will report its highlights and answer questions about it.

We’ll train first-timers before you make calls – no worries! We’ll make sure you feel prepared before you begin, and remain available to answer your questions. 

Our goal is to provide a great phone-banking experience for you … supporting our volunteers in becoming motivated and confident callers. 

We are always open to your feedback, as we believe in continuous improvement. Your input helps us to design the JDC phone-banking experience to meet the needs of both our phone bankers and the voters we reach out to.

Mobilize.us link: https://www.mobilize.us/endcitizensunited/event/420077/

Saturday – 01/29/2021 – ONLINE PHONE BANK – ”Common Cause – Freedom to Vote Act Phonebank with Common Cause” (3 shifts!: 9:00am – 11:00am, 10:00am – 12:00pm, and 3:00pm – 5:00pm PT)

Freedom to Vote Act Phonebank with Common Cause organized by Common Cause

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 Freedom to Vote Act. 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)

Want to call a specific state? Check out the link below:

Saturday: Connecting AZ voters to Sen. Sinema to ask that they do everything possible to pass the Freedom to Vote Act including fixing the filibuster

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/376178/

Saturday – 01/29/2021 – ONLINE EVENT – ”In Remembrance of Thich Nhat Hanh” (7:00am – 7:30pm PST)

May be a black-and-white image of person, child and standing

On this morning we will remember the life, teachings and impact of venerable teacher, Thich Nhat Hanh. From any corner of the world, consider joining us. We move forward with this event in a way of deep intention.

Maestro leaves this Earthly plane at the moment of tremendous transition. The lessens he leaves us, that ring throughout many other spiritualities, is that ALL is connected and we are ONE with Mother Earth/Pachamama/Tonantzin/Mother Earth/Madre Tierra. Yet the split in our bodies with Tonantzin and all relatives has caused much suffering and a sense of hopelessness.

Maestro taught there is hope, healing and learning all through compassionate ways with OURSELVES and the OTHER. This is a lifelong journey with ebbs and flows like a river.

We will start the event of remembrance by listening to the Great Bell Chant that Teacher narrates. During the next 25 minutes or so we ask you all to feel free to share Teachers quotes that have helped guide you over the years. Please post on our event page. 

Additionally during this time, if you are comfortable, we ask prayers to go out to all world leaders (known and unknown) for the scales to drop from their eyes and stone break from their hearts – so they may feel, see and know where the World is at this moment. If you are comfortable too, we ask you to consider facing the East. The place of the rising sun, new beginnings and possibilities. We pray that the spirit of Thich Nhat Hanh and others like him, will be with us. Thank you Maestro.

We thank you for reading about our event. And that our prayers and intentions may both lift us and deepen us – TOGETHER.

Facebook link: https://www.facebook.com/events/262988519278628/

Sunday – 01/30/2022

Sunday – 01/30/21- OXNARD – Swap Meet Justice Volunteer Citizenship Fair and Family Resource Fair “LAST SUNDAY OF EVERY MONTH”)(9-3pm) (8:30 am for first time volunteers)

SWAP MEET JUSTICE/JUSTICIA TIANGUERA– “LAST SUNDAY OF EVERY MONTH” Volunteer Citizenship Fair (9-3pm) (8:30 am for first time volunteers) Location – near the gym.

  • 9:00am-3:00pm for applicants
  • 8:30 am for first time volunteers for training.
  • Note: Swap Meet Justice is every last Sunday of the month, except for this December.
  • SERVICES: Volunteer immigration lawyers and community members answer questions about immigration and fill out USCIS paperwork for citizenship, DACA and green card renewals, forms for fee waivers, as well as voter registration and Selective Service applications. We also provide study materials, listings of classes and other resources our applicants may need.
  • ASK AN EXPERT: You can also ask your questions regarding immigration law to an attorney or an accredited representative, including how proposed changes of immigration law may affect you and your family.
  • NO CHARGE/NO APPOINTMENT NEEDED: Immigration lawyers and volunteers donate their time to help our immigrant neighbors. Applicants are not required to be Ventura County residents.

INFORMATION TO BRING!

  • CITIZENSHIP/CIUDADANIA
    • Permanent Residency “green card”/Tarjeta de Residencia Permanente  (“green card”)
    • Driver’s license/Licencia de conducir
    • Social Security card/Tarjeta de Seguro Social 
    • Work history and addresses for 5 years/Historial de empleo y dirección(es) de trabajo de los último cinco años 
    • Spouse & children basic info. (DOB, address, etc.)/ Información sobre su cónyuge y sus hijos (fecha de nacimento, domicilio…)
    • Proof of Income/Comprobante de ingresos
    • Travel history out of U.S. for last 5 years/Historial de viajes fuera de los EEUU durante los últimos 5 años    
    • Certified Court Records for all criminal cases/Récords Certificados de la Corte de todos sus casos penales
    • Public Benefits (example Medi-Cal/CalFresh) – for Fee Waiver application only./Prueba de beneficios públicos (por ejemplo, Medi-Cal, CalFresh) – solamente para una Exención de Tarifas
  • DACA
    • Current Work Permit (EAD)
  • GREEN CARD/MICA
    • Permanent Residency “green card”, most recent, even if expired
  • VOTER REGISTRATION:
    • Drivers’s License # or Social Security # 

MORE INFORMATION:

  • website: (English) tinyurl.com/SMJ- Citizenship-Fair
  • sitio web: (español) tinyurl.com/SMJ-en-espanol    
  • Call (805) 486-9777, Ext. 227 (Hablamos español)

WOULD YOU LIKE TO VOLUNTEER?:

  • New Volunteer Training
  • On-site Training – 8:30 am at each fair
  • Online Training Review: tinyurl.com/Swap-Meet-Justice-Training
  • Teens welcome/We need bilingual speakers, but “English-only” welcome & necessary. 
  • We reserve the right to refuse services from any volunteer.

DONATIONS WELCOME!

Migrant Advocacy Fund,a (501)c(3) charity  https://migrantadvocacyfund.org

SUPPORTERS: 

  • CLUE-VC, 
  • Migrant Advocacy Fund, 
  • Law Office of Vanessa Frank, 
  • El Concilio Family Services, 
  • Dream Resource Center, 
  • MICOP, Radio Indigena 94.1 FM, 
  • UFW, 
  • SEIU 721

Please share these flyers 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!

Sunday – 01/30/2021 – ONLINE PHONE BANK – ”Common Cause – Freedom to Vote Act Phonebank with Common Cause” (3:00pm – 5:00pm PT)

Freedom to Vote Act Phonebank with Common Cause organized by Common Cause

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 Freedom to Vote Act. 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)

Want to call a specific state? Check out the link below: 

Sunday: Connecting WV voters to Sen. Manchin to thank them for their leadership and ask that they do everything possible to pass the Freedom to Vote Act including fixing the filibuster 

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/376178/

Monday – 01/31/2022

Monday – 01/31/2021 – ONLINE PHONE BANK – ”Common Cause – Freedom to Vote Act Phonebank with Common Cause” (2 shifts: 1:00pm – 3:00pm and 3:00pm – 5:00pm PT)

Freedom to Vote Act Phonebank with Common Cause organized by Common Cause

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 Freedom to Vote Act. 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)

Want to call a specific state? Check out the link below.

Monday: Connecting AZ voters to Sen. Sinema to ask that they do everything possible to pass the Freedom to Vote Act including fixing the filibuster

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/376178/

Wednesday – 02/02/2022

Wednesday– 02/02/2021 – VIRTUAL LETTER WRITING – ”Swing Left – FLORIDA: Postcards and Letter writing to voters” (3:30 am – 4:30 pm PT)

FLORIDA: Postcards and Letter writing to voters organized by Swing Left

Join us for a FLORIDA POSTCARDS AND LETTERS TO VOTERS writing party, where we’ll be writing postcards and letters using this award-winning, proven tactic to reach potential voters in important upcoming elections.

RSVP here, and we’ll let you know how to join this party. Invite your friends, too and let them know that Swing Left is pioneering an innovative program, using letters to help volunteers like us turn out voters through our letter-writing affiliate, Vote Forward. 

Never written letters before? Hop on to votefwd.org/swingleft and make an account; download twenty letters; and we’ll show you how to write them at our party! We are also going over how to do postcards to voters.

Think about it: if you help get a voter to the polls, that is an important step towards creating a more inclusive and equitable government and society. Looking forward to seeing you!

Mobilize link: https://www.mobilize.us/mobilize/event/413655/

Wednesday– 02/02/2021 – ONLINE EVENT – ”Lunch & Learn with the League: Clerk-Registrar Mark Lunn” (12:00 pm – 1:00 pm PST)

What do our local elected officials do everyday? What are the challenges their office is facing? What skills are needed to be successful?Get facts and insights to help you make informed voter choices in this educational series presented by the League of Women Voters of Ventura County. Register at https://bit.ly/3rKAzHb to receive the zoom meeting invite.

Wednesday – 02/02/2021 – ONLINE PHONE BANK – ”Common Cause – Freedom to Vote Act Phonebank with Common Cause” (1:00pm – 3:00pm PT)

Freedom to Vote Act Phonebank with Common Cause organized by Common Cause

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 Freedom to Vote Act. 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)

Want to call a specific state? Check out the link below. 

Wednesday: Connecting AZ voters to Sen. Sinema to ask that they do everything possible to pass the Freedom to Vote Act including fixing the filibuster

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/376178/

Thursday – 02/03/2022

Thursday – 02/03/2021 – ONLINE PHONE BANK – ”Patch Through to Manchin: Freedom To Vote Act Phone Bank & Training” (3:00pm – 5:00pm PT)

Phone Banking Training & Calling into West Virginia

Patch through to Senator Manchin

At this phone bank training, you will be able to patch through residents of WV directly to Senator Manchin’s office using the phone banking system called ThruTalk.

You will need a computer and a telephone (cell or house). Unfortunately, tablets and iPads are incompatible with ThruTalk and will not work effectively. You will also need to download a web browser like Chrome or Firefox. Safari is incompatible with ThruTalk.

With over 400 state bills introduced by extremist lawmakers–including in West Virginia–aiming to put up barriers to vote just this year, we cannot afford to fail to pass this bill.

We need to push harder than ever to make sure the Senate does what it takes to finish the job, without letting Senate procedure get in their way. 

This is Senator Manchin’s bill, so it’s critical that he knows how many of his constituents demand these foundational changes, and are feeling the urgency to get the Freedom to Vote Act passed, and to not let anything stand in the way.

Let’s keep raising our voices until we pass the most transformative voting rights and democracy legislation in decades.

Mobilize link: https://www.mobilize.us/dailykos_for-the-people/event/409469/

Thursday – 02/03/2021 – ONLINE PHONE BANK – ”Freedom to Vote Bilingual Spanish Speaking Phonebank” (4:00pm – 6:00pm PT)

Freedom to Vote Bilingual Spanish Speaking Phonebank organized by Common Cause

(Traducción en Español Debajo)

Join the Freedom to Vote Phonebank (Spanish-Speaking) with Common Cause in calling likely 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 likely Spanish-speaking voters in targeted states and connecting them to their Senators to support the Freedom to Vote 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.

Únete a Common Causeen llamar a hispano hablantes! Es importante comunicarnos con esta comunidad por que son los más afectados por las leyes de registro estrictas, tiempos de espera en los centros de votación, y otras barreras para votar. La democracia no puede funcionar correctamente sin derechos iguales para todos los Americanos.

Llamaremos a los votantes de los estados seleccionados en Español, especialmente a la población Latino Americana, y los conectaremos con sus senadores para que apoyen la Ley Para el Pueblo (“For the People Act,” S1) y eliminen el obstruccionismo. Se necesita fluidez en español e inglés ya que algunos miembros del hogar pueden preferir hablar en español y otros en inglés.

Estos bancos de teléfonos están sujetos a cambios en función de variables fuera de nuestro control (es decir, el buzón de un senador está lleno).

Estos turnos también incluirán siempre capacitación para principiantes antes de realizar llamadas, así que si es la primera vez, ¡no se preocupe! Nos aseguraremos de que se sienta preparado antes de comenzar.

Mobilize link: https://www.mobilize.us/commoncause/event/430680/

Thursday – 02/03/2021 – ONLINE PHONE BANK – ”Common Cause – Freedom to Vote Act Phonebank with Common Cause” (3:00pm – 5:00pm PT)

Freedom to Vote Act Phonebank with Common Cause organized by Common Cause

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 Freedom to Vote Act. 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)

Want to call a specific state? Check out the link below. 

Thursday: Connecting DE voters to Sen. Coons to ask that they do everything possible to pass the Freedom to Vote Act including fixing the filibuster 

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/376178/

Friday – 02/04/2022

Friday – 02/04/2021 – ONLINE LETTER WRITING – ”Swing Left – Fridays at 4 Letter Writing” (4:00 pm PT)

Fridays at 4 (4 pm Pacific/7 pm Eastern) Letter Writing organized by Swing Left

Sign up on the link below and see https://votefwd.org/swingleft for additional details

Mobilize link: https://www.mobilize.us/mobilize/event/274619/

Friday – 02/04/2021 – ONLINE PHONE BANK – ”Common Cause – Freedom to Vote Act Phonebank with Common Cause” (1:00pm – 3:00pm PT)

Freedom to Vote Act Phonebank with Common Cause organized by Common Cause

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 Freedom to Vote Act. 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)

Want to call a specific state? Check out the link below. 

Friday: Connecting WV voters to Sen. Manchin to thank them for their leadership and ask that they do everything possible to pass the Freedom to Vote Act including fixing the filibuster

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/376178/

Saturday – 02/05/2022

Saturday – 02/05/2021 – SANTA CLARITA – ”Canvassing in CA-25!” (10:00am – 12:00pm PT)

in partnership with Santa Clarita Valley Democrats

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

Mobilize link: https://www.mobilize.us/mobilize/event/381510/

Saturday – 02/05/2021 – ONLINE PHONE BANK – ”Common Cause – Freedom to Vote Act Phonebank with Common Cause” (3 shifts!: 9:00am – 11:00am, 10:00am – 12:00pm, and 3:00pm – 5:00pm PT)

Freedom to Vote Act Phonebank with Common Cause organized by Common Cause

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 Freedom to Vote Act. 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)

Want to call a specific state? Check out the link below. 

Saturday: Connecting AZ voters to Sen. Sinema to ask that they do everything possible to pass the Freedom to Vote Act including fixing the filibuster

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/376178/

Sunday – 02/06/2022

Sunday – 02/06/2021 – ONLINE PHONE BANK – ”Common Cause – Freedom to Vote Act Phonebank with Common Cause” (3:00pm – 5:00pm PT)

Freedom to Vote Act Phonebank with Common Cause organized by Common Cause

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 Freedom to Vote Act. 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)

Want to call a specific state? Check out the link below: 

Sunday: Connecting WV voters to Sen. Manchin to thank them for their leadership and ask that they do everything possible to pass the Freedom to Vote Act including fixing the filibuster 

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/376178/

Monday – 02/07/2022

Monday – 02/07/2021 – ONLINE PHONE BANK – ”Common Cause – Freedom to Vote Act Phonebank with Common Cause” (2 shifts: 1:00pm – 3:00pm and 3:00pm – 5:00pm PT)

Freedom to Vote Act Phonebank with Common Cause organized by Common Cause

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 Freedom to Vote Act. 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)

Want to call a specific state? Check out the link below.: 

Monday: Connecting AZ voters to Sen. Sinema to ask that they do everything possible to pass the Freedom to Vote Act including fixing the filibuster

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/376178/

Wednesday – 02/09/2022

Wednesday– 02/09/2021 – ONLINE EVENT – ”Lunch & Learn with the League: Treasurer-Tax Collector Steven Hintz” (12:00 pm – 1:00 pm PST)

What do our local elected officials do everyday? What are the challenges their office is facing? What skills are needed to be successful?Get facts and insights to help you make informed voter choices in this educational series presented by the League of Women Voters of Ventura County. Register at https://bit.ly/3rKAzHb to receive the zoom meeting invite.

Wednesday – 02/09/2021 – ONLINE PHONE BANK – ”Common Cause – Freedom to Vote Act Phonebank with Common Cause” (1:00pm – 3:00pm PT)

Freedom to Vote Act Phonebank with Common Cause organized by Common Cause

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 Freedom to Vote Act. 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 4:00pm ET, we are partnering with Swing Blue Alliance to urge politicians to pass the Freedom to Vote Act.

On Thursdays at 6pm ET, we are partnering with Indivisible Northampton to ensure that the Freedom to Vote Act comes to fruition! 

Want to call a specific state? Check out the link below: 

Sunday: Connecting WV voters to Sen. Manchin to thank them for their leadership and ask that they do everything possible to pass the Freedom to Vote Act including fixing the filibuster 

Monday: Connecting AZ voters to Sen. Sinema to ask that they do everything possible to pass the Freedom to Vote Act including fixing the filibuster

Tuesday: Connecting WV voters to Sen. Manchin to thank them for their leadership and ask that they do everything possible to pass the Freedom to Vote Act including fixing the filibuster

Wednesday: Connecting AZ voters to Sen. Sinema to ask that they do everything possible to pass the Freedom to Vote Act including fixing the filibuster

Thursday: Connecting DE voters to Sen. Coons to ask that they do everything possible to pass the Freedom to Vote Act including fixing the filibuster 

Friday: Connecting WV voters to Sen. Manchin to thank them for their leadership and ask that they do everything possible to pass the Freedom to Vote Act including fixing the filibuster

Saturday: Connecting AZ voters to Sen. Sinema to ask that they do everything possible to pass the Freedom to Vote Act including fixing the filibuster

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/376178/

Thursday – 02/10/2022

Thursday – 02/10/2021 – ONLINE PHONE BANK – ”Patch Through to Manchin: Freedom To Vote Act Phone Bank & Training” (3:00pm – 5:00pm PT)

Phone Banking Training & Calling into West Virginia

Patch through to Senator Manchin

At this phone bank training, you will be able to patch through residents of WV directly to Senator Manchin’s office using the phone banking system called ThruTalk.

You will need a computer and a telephone (cell or house). Unfortunately, tablets and iPads are incompatible with ThruTalk and will not work effectively. You will also need to download a web browser like Chrome or Firefox. Safari is incompatible with ThruTalk.

With over 400 state bills introduced by extremist lawmakers–including in West Virginia–aiming to put up barriers to vote just this year, we cannot afford to fail to pass this bill.

We need to push harder than ever to make sure the Senate does what it takes to finish the job, without letting Senate procedure get in their way. 

This is Senator Manchin’s bill, so it’s critical that he knows how many of his constituents demand these foundational changes, and are feeling the urgency to get the Freedom to Vote Act passed, and to not let anything stand in the way.

Let’s keep raising our voices until we pass the most transformative voting rights and democracy legislation in decades.

Mobilize link: https://www.mobilize.us/dfadcoalition/event/409469/

Thursday – 02/10/2021 – ONLINE PHONE BANK – ”Freedom to Vote Bilingual Spanish Speaking Phonebank” (4:00pm – 6:00pm PT)

Freedom to Vote Bilingual Spanish Speaking Phonebank organized by Common Cause

(Traducción en Español Debajo)

Join the Freedom to Vote Phonebank (Spanish-Speaking) with Common Cause in calling likely 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 likely Spanish-speaking voters in targeted states and connecting them to their Senators to support the Freedom to Vote 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.

Únete a Common Causeen llamar a hispano hablantes! Es importante comunicarnos con esta comunidad por que son los más afectados por las leyes de registro estrictas, tiempos de espera en los centros de votación, y otras barreras para votar. La democracia no puede funcionar correctamente sin derechos iguales para todos los Americanos.

Llamaremos a los votantes de los estados seleccionados en Español, especialmente a la población Latino Americana, y los conectaremos con sus senadores para que apoyen la Ley Para el Pueblo (“For the People Act,” S1) y eliminen el obstruccionismo. Se necesita fluidez en español e inglés ya que algunos miembros del hogar pueden preferir hablar en español y otros en inglés.

Estos bancos de teléfonos están sujetos a cambios en función de variables fuera de nuestro control (es decir, el buzón de un senador está lleno).

Estos turnos también incluirán siempre capacitación para principiantes antes de realizar llamadas, así que si es la primera vez, ¡no se preocupe! Nos aseguraremos de que se sienta preparado antes de comenzar.

Mobilize link: https://www.mobilize.us/commoncause/event/430680/

Thursday – 02/10/2021 – ONLINE PHONE BANK – ”Common Cause – Freedom to Vote Act Phonebank with Common Cause” (3:00pm – 5:00pm PT)

Freedom to Vote Act Phonebank with Common Cause organized by Common Cause

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 Freedom to Vote Act. 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 4:00pm ET, we are partnering with Swing Blue Alliance to urge politicians to pass the Freedom to Vote Act.

On Thursdays at 6pm ET, we are partnering with Indivisible Northampton to ensure that the Freedom to Vote Act comes to fruition! 

Want to call a specific state? Check out the link below: 

Sunday: Connecting WV voters to Sen. Manchin to thank them for their leadership and ask that they do everything possible to pass the Freedom to Vote Act including fixing the filibuster 

Monday: Connecting AZ voters to Sen. Sinema to ask that they do everything possible to pass the Freedom to Vote Act including fixing the filibuster

Tuesday: Connecting WV voters to Sen. Manchin to thank them for their leadership and ask that they do everything possible to pass the Freedom to Vote Act including fixing the filibuster

Wednesday: Connecting AZ voters to Sen. Sinema to ask that they do everything possible to pass the Freedom to Vote Act including fixing the filibuster

Thursday: Connecting DE voters to Sen. Coons to ask that they do everything possible to pass the Freedom to Vote Act including fixing the filibuster 

Friday: Connecting WV voters to Sen. Manchin to thank them for their leadership and ask that they do everything possible to pass the Freedom to Vote Act including fixing the filibuster

Saturday: Connecting AZ voters to Sen. Sinema to ask that they do everything possible to pass the Freedom to Vote Act including fixing the filibuster

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/376178/

Friday – 02/11/2022

Friday – 02/11/2021 – ONLINE LETTER WRITING – ”Swing Left – Fridays at 4 Letter Writing” (4:00 pm PT)

Fridays at 4 (4 pm Pacific/7 pm Eastern) Letter Writing organized by Swing Left

Sign up on the link below and see https://votefwd.org/swingleft for additional details

Mobilize link: https://www.mobilize.us/mobilize/event/274619/

Friday – 02/11/2021 – ONLINE PHONE BANK – ”Common Cause – Freedom to Vote Act Phonebank with Common Cause” (1:00pm – 3:00pm PT)

Freedom to Vote Act Phonebank with Common Cause organized by Common Cause

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 Freedom to Vote Act. 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 4:00pm ET, we are partnering with Swing Blue Alliance to urge politicians to pass the Freedom to Vote Act.

On Thursdays at 6pm ET, we are partnering with Indivisible Northampton to ensure that the Freedom to Vote Act comes to fruition! 

Want to call a specific state? Check out the link below: 

Sunday: Connecting WV voters to Sen. Manchin to thank them for their leadership and ask that they do everything possible to pass the Freedom to Vote Act including fixing the filibuster 

Monday: Connecting AZ voters to Sen. Sinema to ask that they do everything possible to pass the Freedom to Vote Act including fixing the filibuster

Tuesday: Connecting WV voters to Sen. Manchin to thank them for their leadership and ask that they do everything possible to pass the Freedom to Vote Act including fixing the filibuster

Wednesday: Connecting AZ voters to Sen. Sinema to ask that they do everything possible to pass the Freedom to Vote Act including fixing the filibuster

Thursday: Connecting DE voters to Sen. Coons to ask that they do everything possible to pass the Freedom to Vote Act including fixing the filibuster 

Friday: Connecting WV voters to Sen. Manchin to thank them for their leadership and ask that they do everything possible to pass the Freedom to Vote Act including fixing the filibuster

Saturday: Connecting AZ voters to Sen. Sinema to ask that they do everything possible to pass the Freedom to Vote Act including fixing the filibuster

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/376178/

Saturday – 02/12/2022

Saturday – 02/12/2021 – SANTA CLARITA – ”Canvassing in CA-25!” (10:00am – 12:00pm PT)

in partnership with Santa Clarita Valley Democrats

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

Mobilize link: https://www.mobilize.us/mobilize/event/381510/

Saturday – 02/12/2021 – ONLINE PHONE BANK – ”Common Cause – Freedom to Vote Act Phonebank with Common Cause” (3 shifts!: 9:00am – 11:00am, 10:00am – 12:00pm, and 3:00pm – 5:00pm PT)

Freedom to Vote Act Phonebank with Common Cause organized by Common Cause

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 Freedom to Vote Act. 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 4:00pm ET, we are partnering with Swing Blue Alliance to urge politicians to pass the Freedom to Vote Act.

On Thursdays at 6pm ET, we are partnering with Indivisible Northampton to ensure that the Freedom to Vote Act comes to fruition! 

Want to call a specific state? Check out the link below.: 

Sunday: Connecting WV voters to Sen. Manchin to thank them for their leadership and ask that they do everything possible to pass the Freedom to Vote Act including fixing the filibuster 

Monday: Connecting AZ voters to Sen. Sinema to ask that they do everything possible to pass the Freedom to Vote Act including fixing the filibuster

Tuesday: Connecting WV voters to Sen. Manchin to thank them for their leadership and ask that they do everything possible to pass the Freedom to Vote Act including fixing the filibuster

Wednesday: Connecting AZ voters to Sen. Sinema to ask that they do everything possible to pass the Freedom to Vote Act including fixing the filibuster

Thursday: Connecting DE voters to Sen. Coons to ask that they do everything possible to pass the Freedom to Vote Act including fixing the filibuster 

Friday: Connecting WV voters to Sen. Manchin to thank them for their leadership and ask that they do everything possible to pass the Freedom to Vote Act including fixing the filibuster

Saturday: Connecting AZ voters to Sen. Sinema to ask that they do everything possible to pass the Freedom to Vote Act including fixing the filibuster

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/376178/

Saturday – 02/12/2021 – ONLINE – ”Santa Susana Field Lab Cleanup” (7:00pm PT)

Dr. Robert Dodge and Denise Duffield, Physicians for Social Responsibility
and Melissa Bumstead, Parents vs Santa Susana Field Lab as featured in the documentary “In the Dark of the Valley” will discuss
• Santa Susana Field Lab meltdown & other accidents
• Public health consequences
• Cleanup efforts and barriers
• How to help 

“In 1959, an unconfined partial meltdown of a sodium reactor at the Santa Susana Field Lab caused such a devastating leak, that many consider it to be the worst nuclear disaster in U.S. history. Studies have shown that the radiation released at SSFL was 260 times greater that the radiation released at Three Mile Island…

The meltdown was concealed from the public eye for 20 years before being uncovered and the contamination never fully eradicated.” SSFL Documentary “In the Dark of the Valley”Robert Dodge, M.D., is a family physician practicing in Ventura. He is the President of Physicians for Social Responsibility Los Angeles (https://www.psr-la.org) and serves as the Co-Chair of the Committee to Abolish Nuclear Weapons of PSR. PSR is the U.S. Affiliate of the International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War who received the 1985 Nobel Peace Prize and is a partner organization of ICAN, recipient of the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize.

Denise Duffield is Associate Director of Physicians for Social Responsibility-Los Angeles and directs its nuclear threats program. She also leads PSR-LA’s efforts to ensure a full cleanup of SSFL, a former nuclear and rocket testing facility near LA.

Melissa Bumstead became an “accidental activist” after her four-year-old daughter was diagnosed with a rare and aggressive form of leukemia in 2014. Melissa met other families at CHLA whose children also had rare cancers and learned they all lived within miles of SSFL. Melissa began a change.org petition that now has over 740k signatures for the cleanup of SSFL.Here is a link to the film:
https://www.nbc.com/in-the-dark-of-the-valley

Please register in advance here: https://chaliceuu.breezechms.com/…/4ba09653741425166745…

Facebook link: https://www.facebook.com/events/4937619069593508/

Sunday – 02/13/2022

Sunday – 02/13/2021 – ONLINE PHONE BANK – ”Common Cause – Freedom to Vote Act Phonebank with Common Cause” (3:00pm – 5:00pm PT)

Freedom to Vote Act Phonebank with Common Cause organized by Common Cause

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 Freedom to Vote Act. 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 4:00pm ET, we are partnering with Swing Blue Alliance to urge politicians to pass the Freedom to Vote Act.

On Thursdays at 6pm ET, we are partnering with Indivisible Northampton to ensure that the Freedom to Vote Act comes to fruition! 

Want to call a specific state? Here’s our schedule: 

Sunday: Connecting WV voters to Sen. Manchin to thank them for their leadership and ask that they do everything possible to pass the Freedom to Vote Act including fixing the filibuster 

Monday: Connecting AZ voters to Sen. Sinema to ask that they do everything possible to pass the Freedom to Vote Act including fixing the filibuster

Tuesday: Connecting WV voters to Sen. Manchin to thank them for their leadership and ask that they do everything possible to pass the Freedom to Vote Act including fixing the filibuster

Wednesday: Connecting AZ voters to Sen. Sinema to ask that they do everything possible to pass the Freedom to Vote Act including fixing the filibuster

Thursday: Connecting DE voters to Sen. Coons to ask that they do everything possible to pass the Freedom to Vote Act including fixing the filibuster 

Friday: Connecting WV voters to Sen. Manchin to thank them for their leadership and ask that they do everything possible to pass the Freedom to Vote Act including fixing the filibuster

Saturday: Connecting AZ voters to Sen. Sinema to ask that they do everything possible to pass the Freedom to Vote Act including fixing the filibuster

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/376178/

Monday – 02/14/2022

Monday – 02/14/2021 – ONLINE PHONE BANK – ”Common Cause – Freedom to Vote Act Phonebank with Common Cause” (2 shifts: 1:00pm – 3:00pm and 3:00pm – 5:00pm PT)

Freedom to Vote Act Phonebank with Common Cause organized by Common Cause

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 Freedom to Vote Act. 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 4:00pm ET, we are partnering with Swing Blue Alliance to urge politicians to pass the Freedom to Vote Act.

On Thursdays at 6pm ET, we are partnering with Indivisible Northampton to ensure that the Freedom to Vote Act comes to fruition! 

Want to call a specific state? Here’s our schedule: 

Sunday: Connecting WV voters to Sen. Manchin to thank them for their leadership and ask that they do everything possible to pass the Freedom to Vote Act including fixing the filibuster 

Monday: Connecting AZ voters to Sen. Sinema to ask that they do everything possible to pass the Freedom to Vote Act including fixing the filibuster

Tuesday: Connecting WV voters to Sen. Manchin to thank them for their leadership and ask that they do everything possible to pass the Freedom to Vote Act including fixing the filibuster

Wednesday: Connecting AZ voters to Sen. Sinema to ask that they do everything possible to pass the Freedom to Vote Act including fixing the filibuster

Thursday: Connecting DE voters to Sen. Coons to ask that they do everything possible to pass the Freedom to Vote Act including fixing the filibuster 

Friday: Connecting WV voters to Sen. Manchin to thank them for their leadership and ask that they do everything possible to pass the Freedom to Vote Act including fixing the filibuster

Saturday: Connecting AZ voters to Sen. Sinema to ask that they do everything possible to pass the Freedom to Vote Act including fixing the filibuster

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/376178/

Wednesday – 02/16/2022

Wednesday– 02/16/2021 – ONLINE EVENT – ”Lunch & Learn with the League: Auditor-Controller Jeff Burgh” (12:00 pm – 1:00 pm PST)

What do our local elected officials do everyday? What are the challenges their office is facing? What skills are needed to be successful?Get facts and insights to help you make informed voter choices in this educational series presented by the League of Women Voters of Ventura County. Register at https://bit.ly/3rKAzHb to receive the zoom meeting invite.

Wednesday – 02/16/2021 – ONLINE PHONE BANK – ”Common Cause – Freedom to Vote Act Phonebank with Common Cause” (1:00pm – 3:00pm PT)

Freedom to Vote Act Phonebank with Common Cause organized by Common Cause

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 Freedom to Vote Act. 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 4:00pm ET, we are partnering with Swing Blue Alliance to urge politicians to pass the Freedom to Vote Act.

On Thursdays at 6pm ET, we are partnering with Indivisible Northampton to ensure that the Freedom to Vote Act comes to fruition! 

Want to call a specific state? Here’s our schedule: 

Sunday: Connecting WV voters to Sen. Manchin to thank them for their leadership and ask that they do everything possible to pass the Freedom to Vote Act including fixing the filibuster 

Monday: Connecting AZ voters to Sen. Sinema to ask that they do everything possible to pass the Freedom to Vote Act including fixing the filibuster

Tuesday: Connecting WV voters to Sen. Manchin to thank them for their leadership and ask that they do everything possible to pass the Freedom to Vote Act including fixing the filibuster

Wednesday: Connecting AZ voters to Sen. Sinema to ask that they do everything possible to pass the Freedom to Vote Act including fixing the filibuster

Thursday: Connecting DE voters to Sen. Coons to ask that they do everything possible to pass the Freedom to Vote Act including fixing the filibuster 

Friday: Connecting WV voters to Sen. Manchin to thank them for their leadership and ask that they do everything possible to pass the Freedom to Vote Act including fixing the filibuster

Saturday: Connecting AZ voters to Sen. Sinema to ask that they do everything possible to pass the Freedom to Vote Act including fixing the filibuster

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/376178/

Thursday – 02/17/2022

Thursday – 02/17/2021 – ONLINE PHONE BANK – ”Patch Through to Manchin: Freedom To Vote Act Phone Bank & Training” (3:00pm – 5:00pm PT)

Phone Banking Training & Calling into West Virginia

Patch through to Senator Manchin

At this phone bank training, you will be able to patch through residents of WV directly to Senator Manchin’s office using the phone banking system called ThruTalk.

You will need a computer and a telephone (cell or house). Unfortunately, tablets and iPads are incompatible with ThruTalk and will not work effectively. You will also need to download a web browser like Chrome or Firefox. Safari is incompatible with ThruTalk.

With over 400 state bills introduced by extremist lawmakers–including in West Virginia–aiming to put up barriers to vote just this year, we cannot afford to fail to pass this bill.

We need to push harder than ever to make sure the Senate does what it takes to finish the job, without letting Senate procedure get in their way. 

This is Senator Manchin’s bill, so it’s critical that he knows how many of his constituents demand these foundational changes, and are feeling the urgency to get the Freedom to Vote Act passed, and to not let anything stand in the way.

Let’s keep raising our voices until we pass the most transformative voting rights and democracy legislation in decades.

Mobilize link: https://www.mobilize.us/dfadcoalition/event/409469/

Thursday – 02/17/2021 – ONLINE PHONE BANK – ”Freedom to Vote Bilingual Spanish Speaking Phonebank” (4:00pm – 6:00pm PT)

Freedom to Vote Bilingual Spanish Speaking Phonebank organized by Common Cause

(Traducción en Español Debajo)

Join the Freedom to Vote Phonebank (Spanish-Speaking) with Common Cause in calling likely 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 likely Spanish-speaking voters in targeted states and connecting them to their Senators to support the Freedom to Vote 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.

Únete a Common Causeen llamar a hispano hablantes! Es importante comunicarnos con esta comunidad por que son los más afectados por las leyes de registro estrictas, tiempos de espera en los centros de votación, y otras barreras para votar. La democracia no puede funcionar correctamente sin derechos iguales para todos los Americanos.

Llamaremos a los votantes de los estados seleccionados en Español, especialmente a la población Latino Americana, y los conectaremos con sus senadores para que apoyen la Ley Para el Pueblo (“For the People Act,” S1) y eliminen el obstruccionismo. Se necesita fluidez en español e inglés ya que algunos miembros del hogar pueden preferir hablar en español y otros en inglés.

Estos bancos de teléfonos están sujetos a cambios en función de variables fuera de nuestro control (es decir, el buzón de un senador está lleno).

Estos turnos también incluirán siempre capacitación para principiantes antes de realizar llamadas, así que si es la primera vez, ¡no se preocupe! Nos aseguraremos de que se sienta preparado antes de comenzar.

Mobilize link: https://www.mobilize.us/commoncause/event/430680/

Thursday – 02/17/2021 – ONLINE PHONE BANK – ”Common Cause – Freedom to Vote Act Phonebank with Common Cause” (3:00pm – 5:00pm PT)

Freedom to Vote Act Phonebank with Common Cause organized by Common Cause

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 Freedom to Vote Act. 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 4:00pm ET, we are partnering with Swing Blue Alliance to urge politicians to pass the Freedom to Vote Act.

On Thursdays at 6pm ET, we are partnering with Indivisible Northampton to ensure that the Freedom to Vote Act comes to fruition! 

Want to call a specific state? Here’s our schedule: 

Sunday: Connecting WV voters to Sen. Manchin to thank them for their leadership and ask that they do everything possible to pass the Freedom to Vote Act including fixing the filibuster 

Monday: Connecting AZ voters to Sen. Sinema to ask that they do everything possible to pass the Freedom to Vote Act including fixing the filibuster

Tuesday: Connecting WV voters to Sen. Manchin to thank them for their leadership and ask that they do everything possible to pass the Freedom to Vote Act including fixing the filibuster

Wednesday: Connecting AZ voters to Sen. Sinema to ask that they do everything possible to pass the Freedom to Vote Act including fixing the filibuster

Thursday: Connecting DE voters to Sen. Coons to ask that they do everything possible to pass the Freedom to Vote Act including fixing the filibuster 

Friday: Connecting WV voters to Sen. Manchin to thank them for their leadership and ask that they do everything possible to pass the Freedom to Vote Act including fixing the filibuster

Saturday: Connecting AZ voters to Sen. Sinema to ask that they do everything possible to pass the Freedom to Vote Act including fixing the filibuster

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/376178/

Friday – 02/18/2022

Friday – 02/18/2021 – ONLINE LETTER WRITING – ”Swing Left – Fridays at 4 Letter Writing” (4:00 pm PT)

Fridays at 4 (4 pm Pacific/7 pm Eastern) Letter Writing organized by Swing Left

Sign up on the link below and see https://votefwd.org/swingleft for additional details

Mobilize link: https://www.mobilize.us/mobilize/event/274619/

Friday – 02/18/2021 – ONLINE PHONE BANK – ”Common Cause – Freedom to Vote Act Phonebank with Common Cause” (1:00pm – 3:00pm PT)

Freedom to Vote Act Phonebank with Common Cause organized by Common Cause

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 Freedom to Vote Act. 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 4:00pm ET, we are partnering with Swing Blue Alliance to urge politicians to pass the Freedom to Vote Act.

On Thursdays at 6pm ET, we are partnering with Indivisible Northampton to ensure that the Freedom to Vote Act comes to fruition! 

Want to call a specific state? Here’s our schedule: 

Sunday: Connecting WV voters to Sen. Manchin to thank them for their leadership and ask that they do everything possible to pass the Freedom to Vote Act including fixing the filibuster 

Monday: Connecting AZ voters to Sen. Sinema to ask that they do everything possible to pass the Freedom to Vote Act including fixing the filibuster

Tuesday: Connecting WV voters to Sen. Manchin to thank them for their leadership and ask that they do everything possible to pass the Freedom to Vote Act including fixing the filibuster

Wednesday: Connecting AZ voters to Sen. Sinema to ask that they do everything possible to pass the Freedom to Vote Act including fixing the filibuster

Thursday: Connecting DE voters to Sen. Coons to ask that they do everything possible to pass the Freedom to Vote Act including fixing the filibuster 

Friday: Connecting WV voters to Sen. Manchin to thank them for their leadership and ask that they do everything possible to pass the Freedom to Vote Act including fixing the filibuster

Saturday: Connecting AZ voters to Sen. Sinema to ask that they do everything possible to pass the Freedom to Vote Act including fixing the filibuster

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/376178/

Saturday – 02/19/2022

Saturday – 02/19/2021 – SANTA CLARITA – ”Canvassing in CA-25!” (10:00am – 12:00pm PT)

in partnership with Santa Clarita Valley Democrats

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

Mobilize link: https://www.mobilize.us/mobilize/event/381510/

Saturday – 02/19/2021 – ONLINE PHONE BANK – ”Common Cause – Freedom to Vote Act Phonebank with Common Cause” (3 shifts!: 9:00am – 11:00am, 10:00am – 12:00pm, and 3:00pm – 5:00pm PT)

Freedom to Vote Act Phonebank with Common Cause organized by Common Cause

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 Freedom to Vote Act. 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 4:00pm ET, we are partnering with Swing Blue Alliance to urge politicians to pass the Freedom to Vote Act.

On Thursdays at 6pm ET, we are partnering with Indivisible Northampton to ensure that the Freedom to Vote Act comes to fruition! 

Want to call a specific state? Here’s our schedule: 

Sunday: Connecting WV voters to Sen. Manchin to thank them for their leadership and ask that they do everything possible to pass the Freedom to Vote Act including fixing the filibuster 

Monday: Connecting AZ voters to Sen. Sinema to ask that they do everything possible to pass the Freedom to Vote Act including fixing the filibuster

Tuesday: Connecting WV voters to Sen. Manchin to thank them for their leadership and ask that they do everything possible to pass the Freedom to Vote Act including fixing the filibuster

Wednesday: Connecting AZ voters to Sen. Sinema to ask that they do everything possible to pass the Freedom to Vote Act including fixing the filibuster

Thursday: Connecting DE voters to Sen. Coons to ask that they do everything possible to pass the Freedom to Vote Act including fixing the filibuster 

Friday: Connecting WV voters to Sen. Manchin to thank them for their leadership and ask that they do everything possible to pass the Freedom to Vote Act including fixing the filibuster

Saturday: Connecting AZ voters to Sen. Sinema to ask that they do everything possible to pass the Freedom to Vote Act including fixing the filibuster

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/376178/

Sunday – 02/20/2022

Sunday – 02/20/2021 – ONLINE PHONE BANK – ”Common Cause – Freedom to Vote Act Phonebank with Common Cause” (3:00pm – 5:00pm PT)

Freedom to Vote Act Phonebank with Common Cause organized by Common Cause

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 Freedom to Vote Act. 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 4:00pm ET, we are partnering with Swing Blue Alliance to urge politicians to pass the Freedom to Vote Act.

On Thursdays at 6pm ET, we are partnering with Indivisible Northampton to ensure that the Freedom to Vote Act comes to fruition! 

Want to call a specific state? Here’s our schedule: 

Sunday: Connecting WV voters to Sen. Manchin to thank them for their leadership and ask that they do everything possible to pass the Freedom to Vote Act including fixing the filibuster 

Monday: Connecting AZ voters to Sen. Sinema to ask that they do everything possible to pass the Freedom to Vote Act including fixing the filibuster

Tuesday: Connecting WV voters to Sen. Manchin to thank them for their leadership and ask that they do everything possible to pass the Freedom to Vote Act including fixing the filibuster

Wednesday: Connecting AZ voters to Sen. Sinema to ask that they do everything possible to pass the Freedom to Vote Act including fixing the filibuster

Thursday: Connecting DE voters to Sen. Coons to ask that they do everything possible to pass the Freedom to Vote Act including fixing the filibuster 

Friday: Connecting WV voters to Sen. Manchin to thank them for their leadership and ask that they do everything possible to pass the Freedom to Vote Act including fixing the filibuster

Saturday: Connecting AZ voters to Sen. Sinema to ask that they do everything possible to pass the Freedom to Vote Act including fixing the filibuster

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/376178/

Wednesday – 02/23/2022

Wednesday– 02/23/2021 – ONLINE EVENT – ”Lunch & Learn with the League: County Supervisor Linda Parks” (12:00 pm – 1:00 pm PST)

What do our local elected officials do everyday? What are the challenges their office is facing? What skills are needed to be successful?Get facts and insights to help you make informed voter choices in this educational series presented by the League of Women Voters of Ventura County. Register at https://bit.ly/3rKAzHb to receive the zoom meeting invite.

Wednesday – 02/23/2021 – ONLINE PHONE BANK – ”Common Cause – Freedom to Vote Act Phonebank with Common Cause” (1:00pm – 3:00pm PT)

Freedom to Vote Act Phonebank with Common Cause organized by Common Cause

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 Freedom to Vote Act. 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 4:00pm ET, we are partnering with Swing Blue Alliance to urge politicians to pass the Freedom to Vote Act.

On Thursdays at 6pm ET, we are partnering with Indivisible Northampton to ensure that the Freedom to Vote Act comes to fruition! 

Want to call a specific state? Here’s our schedule: 

Sunday: Connecting WV voters to Sen. Manchin to thank them for their leadership and ask that they do everything possible to pass the Freedom to Vote Act including fixing the filibuster 

Monday: Connecting AZ voters to Sen. Sinema to ask that they do everything possible to pass the Freedom to Vote Act including fixing the filibuster

Tuesday: Connecting WV voters to Sen. Manchin to thank them for their leadership and ask that they do everything possible to pass the Freedom to Vote Act including fixing the filibuster

Wednesday: Connecting AZ voters to Sen. Sinema to ask that they do everything possible to pass the Freedom to Vote Act including fixing the filibuster

Thursday: Connecting DE voters to Sen. Coons to ask that they do everything possible to pass the Freedom to Vote Act including fixing the filibuster 

Friday: Connecting WV voters to Sen. Manchin to thank them for their leadership and ask that they do everything possible to pass the Freedom to Vote Act including fixing the filibuster

Saturday: Connecting AZ voters to Sen. Sinema to ask that they do everything possible to pass the Freedom to Vote Act including fixing the filibuster

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/376178/

Thursday – 02/24/2022

Thursday – 02/24/2021 – ONLINE PHONE BANK – ”Common Cause – Freedom to Vote Act Phonebank with Common Cause” (3:00pm – 5:00pm PT)

Freedom to Vote Act Phonebank with Common Cause organized by Common Cause

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 Freedom to Vote Act. 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 4:00pm ET, we are partnering with Swing Blue Alliance to urge politicians to pass the Freedom to Vote Act.

On Thursdays at 6pm ET, we are partnering with Indivisible Northampton to ensure that the Freedom to Vote Act comes to fruition! 

Want to call a specific state? Here’s our schedule: 

Sunday: Connecting WV voters to Sen. Manchin to thank them for their leadership and ask that they do everything possible to pass the Freedom to Vote Act including fixing the filibuster 

Monday: Connecting AZ voters to Sen. Sinema to ask that they do everything possible to pass the Freedom to Vote Act including fixing the filibuster

Tuesday: Connecting WV voters to Sen. Manchin to thank them for their leadership and ask that they do everything possible to pass the Freedom to Vote Act including fixing the filibuster

Wednesday: Connecting AZ voters to Sen. Sinema to ask that they do everything possible to pass the Freedom to Vote Act including fixing the filibuster

Thursday: Connecting DE voters to Sen. Coons to ask that they do everything possible to pass the Freedom to Vote Act including fixing the filibuster 

Friday: Connecting WV voters to Sen. Manchin to thank them for their leadership and ask that they do everything possible to pass the Freedom to Vote Act including fixing the filibuster

Saturday: Connecting AZ voters to Sen. Sinema to ask that they do everything possible to pass the Freedom to Vote Act including fixing the filibuster

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/376178/

Thursday – 02/24/2021 – ONLINE PHONE BANK – ”Freedom to Vote Bilingual Spanish Speaking Phonebank” (4:00pm – 6:00pm PT)

Freedom to Vote Bilingual Spanish Speaking Phonebank organized by Common Cause

(Traducción en Español Debajo)

Join the Freedom to Vote Phonebank (Spanish-Speaking) with Common Cause in calling likely 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 likely Spanish-speaking voters in targeted states and connecting them to their Senators to support the Freedom to Vote 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.

Únete a Common Causeen llamar a hispano hablantes! Es importante comunicarnos con esta comunidad por que son los más afectados por las leyes de registro estrictas, tiempos de espera en los centros de votación, y otras barreras para votar. La democracia no puede funcionar correctamente sin derechos iguales para todos los Americanos.

Llamaremos a los votantes de los estados seleccionados en Español, especialmente a la población Latino Americana, y los conectaremos con sus senadores para que apoyen la Ley Para el Pueblo (“For the People Act,” S1) y eliminen el obstruccionismo. Se necesita fluidez en español e inglés ya que algunos miembros del hogar pueden preferir hablar en español y otros en inglés.

Estos bancos de teléfonos están sujetos a cambios en función de variables fuera de nuestro control (es decir, el buzón de un senador está lleno).

Estos turnos también incluirán siempre capacitación para principiantes antes de realizar llamadas, así que si es la primera vez, ¡no se preocupe! Nos aseguraremos de que se sienta preparado antes de comenzar.

Mobilize link: https://www.mobilize.us/commoncause/event/430680/

Thursday – 02/24/2021 – ONLINE PHONE BANK – ”Patch Through to Manchin: Freedom To Vote Act Phone Bank & Training” (3:00pm – 5:00pm PT)

Phone Banking Training & Calling into West Virginia

Patch through to Senator Manchin

At this phone bank training, you will be able to patch through residents of WV directly to Senator Manchin’s office using the phone banking system called ThruTalk.

You will need a computer and a telephone (cell or house). Unfortunately, tablets and iPads are incompatible with ThruTalk and will not work effectively. You will also need to download a web browser like Chrome or Firefox. Safari is incompatible with ThruTalk.

With over 400 state bills introduced by extremist lawmakers–including in West Virginia–aiming to put up barriers to vote just this year, we cannot afford to fail to pass this bill.

We need to push harder than ever to make sure the Senate does what it takes to finish the job, without letting Senate procedure get in their way. 

This is Senator Manchin’s bill, so it’s critical that he knows how many of his constituents demand these foundational changes, and are feeling the urgency to get the Freedom to Vote Act passed, and to not let anything stand in the way.

Let’s keep raising our voices until we pass the most transformative voting rights and democracy legislation in decades.

Mobilize link: https://www.mobilize.us/dfadcoalition/event/409469/

Friday – 02/25/2022

Friday – 02/25/2021 – ONLINE PHONE BANK – ”Common Cause – Freedom to Vote Act Phonebank with Common Cause” (1:00pm – 3:00pm PT)

Freedom to Vote Act Phonebank with Common Cause organized by Common Cause

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 Freedom to Vote Act. 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 4:00pm ET, we are partnering with Swing Blue Alliance to urge politicians to pass the Freedom to Vote Act.

On Thursdays at 6pm ET, we are partnering with Indivisible Northampton to ensure that the Freedom to Vote Act comes to fruition! 

Want to call a specific state? Here’s our schedule: 

Sunday: Connecting WV voters to Sen. Manchin to thank them for their leadership and ask that they do everything possible to pass the Freedom to Vote Act including fixing the filibuster 

Monday: Connecting AZ voters to Sen. Sinema to ask that they do everything possible to pass the Freedom to Vote Act including fixing the filibuster

Tuesday: Connecting WV voters to Sen. Manchin to thank them for their leadership and ask that they do everything possible to pass the Freedom to Vote Act including fixing the filibuster

Wednesday: Connecting AZ voters to Sen. Sinema to ask that they do everything possible to pass the Freedom to Vote Act including fixing the filibuster

Thursday: Connecting DE voters to Sen. Coons to ask that they do everything possible to pass the Freedom to Vote Act including fixing the filibuster 

Friday: Connecting WV voters to Sen. Manchin to thank them for their leadership and ask that they do everything possible to pass the Freedom to Vote Act including fixing the filibuster

Saturday: Connecting AZ voters to Sen. Sinema to ask that they do everything possible to pass the Freedom to Vote Act including fixing the filibuster

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/376178/

Friday – 02/25/2021 – ONLINE LETTER WRITING – ”Swing Left – Fridays at 4 Letter Writing” (4:00 pm PT)

Fridays at 4 (4 pm Pacific/7 pm Eastern) Letter Writing organized by Swing Left

Sign up on the link below and see https://votefwd.org/swingleft for additional details

Mobilize link: https://www.mobilize.us/mobilize/event/274619/

Saturday – 02/26/2022

Saturday – 02/26/2021 – SANTA CLARITA – ”Canvassing in CA-25!” (10:00am – 12:00pm PT)

in partnership with Santa Clarita Valley Democrats

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

Mobilize link: https://www.mobilize.us/mobilize/event/381510/

Saturday – 02/26/2021 – ONLINE PHONE BANK – ”Common Cause – Freedom to Vote Act Phonebank with Common Cause” (3 shifts!: 9:00am – 11:00am, 10:00am – 12:00pm, and 3:00pm – 5:00pm PT)

Freedom to Vote Act Phonebank with Common Cause organized by Common Cause

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 Freedom to Vote Act. 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 4:00pm ET, we are partnering with Swing Blue Alliance to urge politicians to pass the Freedom to Vote Act.

On Thursdays at 6pm ET, we are partnering with Indivisible Northampton to ensure that the Freedom to Vote Act comes to fruition! 

Want to call a specific state? Here’s our schedule: 

Sunday: Connecting WV voters to Sen. Manchin to thank them for their leadership and ask that they do everything possible to pass the Freedom to Vote Act including fixing the filibuster 

Monday: Connecting AZ voters to Sen. Sinema to ask that they do everything possible to pass the Freedom to Vote Act including fixing the filibuster

Tuesday: Connecting WV voters to Sen. Manchin to thank them for their leadership and ask that they do everything possible to pass the Freedom to Vote Act including fixing the filibuster

Wednesday: Connecting AZ voters to Sen. Sinema to ask that they do everything possible to pass the Freedom to Vote Act including fixing the filibuster

Thursday: Connecting DE voters to Sen. Coons to ask that they do everything possible to pass the Freedom to Vote Act including fixing the filibuster 

Friday: Connecting WV voters to Sen. Manchin to thank them for their leadership and ask that they do everything possible to pass the Freedom to Vote Act including fixing the filibuster

Saturday: Connecting AZ voters to Sen. Sinema to ask that they do everything possible to pass the Freedom to Vote Act including fixing the filibuster

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/376178/

Sunday – 02/27/2022

Sunday – 02/27/2021 – ONLINE PHONE BANK – ”Common Cause – Freedom to Vote Act Phonebank with Common Cause” (3:00pm – 5:00pm PT)

Freedom to Vote Act Phonebank with Common Cause organized by Common Cause

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 Freedom to Vote Act. 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 4:00pm ET, we are partnering with Swing Blue Alliance to urge politicians to pass the Freedom to Vote Act.

On Thursdays at 6pm ET, we are partnering with Indivisible Northampton to ensure that the Freedom to Vote Act comes to fruition! 

Want to call a specific state? Here’s our schedule: 

Sunday: Connecting WV voters to Sen. Manchin to thank them for their leadership and ask that they do everything possible to pass the Freedom to Vote Act including fixing the filibuster 

Monday: Connecting AZ voters to Sen. Sinema to ask that they do everything possible to pass the Freedom to Vote Act including fixing the filibuster

Tuesday: Connecting WV voters to Sen. Manchin to thank them for their leadership and ask that they do everything possible to pass the Freedom to Vote Act including fixing the filibuster

Wednesday: Connecting AZ voters to Sen. Sinema to ask that they do everything possible to pass the Freedom to Vote Act including fixing the filibuster

Thursday: Connecting DE voters to Sen. Coons to ask that they do everything possible to pass the Freedom to Vote Act including fixing the filibuster 

Friday: Connecting WV voters to Sen. Manchin to thank them for their leadership and ask that they do everything possible to pass the Freedom to Vote Act including fixing the filibuster

Saturday: Connecting AZ voters to Sen. Sinema to ask that they do everything possible to pass the Freedom to Vote Act including fixing the filibuster

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/376178/

Monday – 02/28/2022

Monday – 02/28/2021 – ONLINE PHONE BANK – ”Common Cause – Freedom to Vote Act Phonebank with Common Cause” (2 shifts: 1:00pm – 3:00pm and 3:00pm – 5:00pm PT)

Freedom to Vote Act Phonebank with Common Cause organized by Common Cause

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 Freedom to Vote Act. 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 4:00pm ET, we are partnering with Swing Blue Alliance to urge politicians to pass the Freedom to Vote Act.

On Thursdays at 6pm ET, we are partnering with Indivisible Northampton to ensure that the Freedom to Vote Act comes to fruition! 

Want to call a specific state? Here’s our schedule: 

Sunday: Connecting WV voters to Sen. Manchin to thank them for their leadership and ask that they do everything possible to pass the Freedom to Vote Act including fixing the filibuster 

Monday: Connecting AZ voters to Sen. Sinema to ask that they do everything possible to pass the Freedom to Vote Act including fixing the filibuster

Tuesday: Connecting WV voters to Sen. Manchin to thank them for their leadership and ask that they do everything possible to pass the Freedom to Vote Act including fixing the filibuster

Wednesday: Connecting AZ voters to Sen. Sinema to ask that they do everything possible to pass the Freedom to Vote Act including fixing the filibuster

Thursday: Connecting DE voters to Sen. Coons to ask that they do everything possible to pass the Freedom to Vote Act including fixing the filibuster 

Friday: Connecting WV voters to Sen. Manchin to thank them for their leadership and ask that they do everything possible to pass the Freedom to Vote Act including fixing the filibuster

Saturday: Connecting AZ voters to Sen. Sinema to ask that they do everything possible to pass the Freedom to Vote Act including fixing the filibuster

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/376178/

Thursday – 03/03/2022

Thursday – 03/03/2021 – ONLINE PHONE BANK – ”Patch Through to Manchin: Freedom To Vote Act Phone Bank & Training” (3:00pm – 5:00pm PT)

Phone Banking Training & Calling into West Virginia

Patch through to Senator Manchin

At this phone bank training, you will be able to patch through residents of WV directly to Senator Manchin’s office using the phone banking system called ThruTalk.

You will need a computer and a telephone (cell or house). Unfortunately, tablets and iPads are incompatible with ThruTalk and will not work effectively. You will also need to download a web browser like Chrome or Firefox. Safari is incompatible with ThruTalk.

With over 400 state bills introduced by extremist lawmakers–including in West Virginia–aiming to put up barriers to vote just this year, we cannot afford to fail to pass this bill.

We need to push harder than ever to make sure the Senate does what it takes to finish the job, without letting Senate procedure get in their way. 

This is Senator Manchin’s bill, so it’s critical that he knows how many of his constituents demand these foundational changes, and are feeling the urgency to get the Freedom to Vote Act passed, and to not let anything stand in the way.

Let’s keep raising our voices until we pass the most transformative voting rights and democracy legislation in decades.

Mobilize link: https://www.mobilize.us/dfadcoalition/event/409469/

Thursday – 03/10/2022

Thursday – 03/10/2021 – ONLINE PHONE BANK – ”Patch Through to Manchin: Freedom To Vote Act Phone Bank & Training” (3:00pm – 5:00pm PT)

Phone Banking Training & Calling into West Virginia

Patch through to Senator Manchin

At this phone bank training, you will be able to patch through residents of WV directly to Senator Manchin’s office using the phone banking system called ThruTalk.

You will need a computer and a telephone (cell or house). Unfortunately, tablets and iPads are incompatible with ThruTalk and will not work effectively. You will also need to download a web browser like Chrome or Firefox. Safari is incompatible with ThruTalk.

With over 400 state bills introduced by extremist lawmakers–including in West Virginia–aiming to put up barriers to vote just this year, we cannot afford to fail to pass this bill.

We need to push harder than ever to make sure the Senate does what it takes to finish the job, without letting Senate procedure get in their way. 

This is Senator Manchin’s bill, so it’s critical that he knows how many of his constituents demand these foundational changes, and are feeling the urgency to get the Freedom to Vote Act passed, and to not let anything stand in the way.

Let’s keep raising our voices until we pass the most transformative voting rights and democracy legislation in decades.

Mobilize link: https://www.mobilize.us/dfadcoalition/event/409469/

Thursday – 03/17/2022

Thursday – 03/17/2021 – ONLINE PHONE BANK – ”Patch Through to Manchin: Freedom To Vote Act Phone Bank & Training” (3:00pm – 5:00pm PT)

Phone Banking Training & Calling into West Virginia

Patch through to Senator Manchin

At this phone bank training, you will be able to patch through residents of WV directly to Senator Manchin’s office using the phone banking system called ThruTalk.

You will need a computer and a telephone (cell or house). Unfortunately, tablets and iPads are incompatible with ThruTalk and will not work effectively. You will also need to download a web browser like Chrome or Firefox. Safari is incompatible with ThruTalk.

With over 400 state bills introduced by extremist lawmakers–including in West Virginia–aiming to put up barriers to vote just this year, we cannot afford to fail to pass this bill.

We need to push harder than ever to make sure the Senate does what it takes to finish the job, without letting Senate procedure get in their way. 

This is Senator Manchin’s bill, so it’s critical that he knows how many of his constituents demand these foundational changes, and are feeling the urgency to get the Freedom to Vote Act passed, and to not let anything stand in the way.

Let’s keep raising our voices until we pass the most transformative voting rights and democracy legislation in decades.

Mobilize link: https://www.mobilize.us/dfadcoalition/event/409469/

Saturday – 03/19/2022

Saturday – 03/19/2021 – SANTA CLARITA – ”Canvassing in CA-25!” (10:00am – 12:00pm PT)

in partnership with Santa Clarita Valley Democrats

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

Mobilize link: https://www.mobilize.us/mobilize/event/381510/

Thursday – 03/24/2022

Thursday – 03/24/2021 – ONLINE PHONE BANK – ”Patch Through to Manchin: Freedom To Vote Act Phone Bank & Training” (3:00pm – 5:00pm PT)

Phone Banking Training & Calling into West Virginia

Patch through to Senator Manchin

At this phone bank training, you will be able to patch through residents of WV directly to Senator Manchin’s office using the phone banking system called ThruTalk.

You will need a computer and a telephone (cell or house). Unfortunately, tablets and iPads are incompatible with ThruTalk and will not work effectively. You will also need to download a web browser like Chrome or Firefox. Safari is incompatible with ThruTalk.

With over 400 state bills introduced by extremist lawmakers–including in West Virginia–aiming to put up barriers to vote just this year, we cannot afford to fail to pass this bill.

We need to push harder than ever to make sure the Senate does what it takes to finish the job, without letting Senate procedure get in their way. 

This is Senator Manchin’s bill, so it’s critical that he knows how many of his constituents demand these foundational changes, and are feeling the urgency to get the Freedom to Vote Act passed, and to not let anything stand in the way.

Let’s keep raising our voices until we pass the most transformative voting rights and democracy legislation in decades.

Mobilize link: https://www.mobilize.us/dfadcoalition/event/409469/

Thursday – 03/31/2022

Thursday – 03/31/2021 – ONLINE PHONE BANK – ”Patch Through to Manchin: Freedom To Vote Act Phone Bank & Training” (3:00pm – 5:00pm PT)

Phone Banking Training & Calling into West Virginia

Patch through to Senator Manchin

At this phone bank training, you will be able to patch through residents of WV directly to Senator Manchin’s office using the phone banking system called ThruTalk.

You will need a computer and a telephone (cell or house). Unfortunately, tablets and iPads are incompatible with ThruTalk and will not work effectively. You will also need to download a web browser like Chrome or Firefox. Safari is incompatible with ThruTalk.

With over 400 state bills introduced by extremist lawmakers–including in West Virginia–aiming to put up barriers to vote just this year, we cannot afford to fail to pass this bill.

We need to push harder than ever to make sure the Senate does what it takes to finish the job, without letting Senate procedure get in their way. 

This is Senator Manchin’s bill, so it’s critical that he knows how many of his constituents demand these foundational changes, and are feeling the urgency to get the Freedom to Vote Act passed, and to not let anything stand in the way.

Let’s keep raising our voices until we pass the most transformative voting rights and democracy legislation in decades.

Mobilize link: https://www.mobilize.us/dfadcoalition/event/409469/

Resources/Information

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.”
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(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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