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

July 26 – We have so much work to do & nobody’s slowing down…

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

His part starts approx the 1:13:12 mark 
https://www.facebook.com/CSPAN/videos/559091535265100

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

New postcard campaigns for recall election as well here and here

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

Events happening today, this weekend, this month!

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

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

Current Call/Email Actions!

  • On July 23, 5 banks have to decide whether to renew three major loans to Enbridge for Line 3, or walk away. Help them decide. Here.
  • WTH, Olympics? Four issues we want to talk to the manager about…Here.
  • We’re on fire and fossil fuel companies are fanning the flames. Now that this “darkness has been exposed to light,” this is our chance. Demand change now! Here.
  • At the end of Pride Month – it’s time to rinse off some of that rainbow-wash. Here.
  • Using our influence for good – supporting LGBTQI+ people at home and abroad. Here.
  • It was Groundhog Day for states’ rights and Black voter suppression in the Senate. Call your senators. Here.
  • Remember the work we did for the 2020 election? Time to do it again for democracy itself. Here.
  • “Lost Cause” to the “Big Lie” – we’re stuck in a malevolent version of “Groundhog Day.” Here.
  • Who owns American history? The GOP’s battle against Critical Race Theory and what we can do about it. Here.
  • Tues 5/18: It’s time to get serious about toxins in baby food. Here.
  • Other countries think U.S. health care is both expensive and barbaric. They are right. Here

MORE ACTIONS here.

Reading/Podcasts:

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

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

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

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

Join from anywhere.

Do anytime.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tuesday – 7/27/2021 – ONLINE – ”Fighting the Right’s Attack on Critical Race Theory” (5:00 pm PDT)

Register: https://bit.ly/SURJ-CRT

Join us as we explore the Right’s attack of Critical Race Theory and how we can fight back!

The Right is using Critical Race Theory (CRT) as it’s latest racist dog whistle. The attacks are having major consequences– 26 states have either passed or have pending legislation to ban talking about systemic racism in the classroom. Educators, especially Black educators, are being threatened or fired for teaching about our country’s racist history.

The Right will be using CRT to activate their base in the 2022 midterm elections and build leadership to elect racist, anti-public school official to local school boards.

And organizer, educators, and communities are fighting back! Come hear from SURJ folks and other movements leaders: Scot Nakagawa from Change Labs, Zakiyah Ansari from Alliance for Quality Education, and Barbara Gross from Education Justice Research & Organizing Collaborative.

Facebook link here. https://www.facebook.com/events/1834409293385218

Tuesday – 7/27/2021 – ONLINE – ”Justice, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion (JEDI) Discussion Series” (5:30 pm – 7:00 pm PDT)

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

  • JEDI Discussion Series: Identity Mapping | Tuesday, July 27 | 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm PT
  • JEDI Discussion Series: Implicit Bias | Tuesday, August 10 | 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm PT
  • JEDI Discussion Series: Beyond Labels | Tuesday, August 24 | 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm PT
  • JEDI Discussion Series: Challenging Ableism | Tuesday, September 7 | 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm PT
  • JEDI Discussion Series: Defining Racism | Tuesday, September 21 | 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm PT
  • JEDI Discussion Series: Microaggressions | Tuesday, October 5 | 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm PT
  • JEDI Discussion Series: Addressing Privilege | Tuesday, October 19 | 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm PT

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

Tuesday – 7/27/2021 – VIRTUAL COMMUNITY EVENT – ”Social Media Monitoring Shifts! (1:00 pm – 4:00 pm PDT)

Tuesdays and Thursdays

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

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

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

Tuesday – 7/27/2021 – ONLINE PHONEBANK – ”Young Dems Let’s End the Filibuster Phone Bank! (Tuesday at 4:00 -6:00 pm & Saturdays at 12:00 am – 2:00 pm )

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

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

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

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

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

Tuesday 7/27 – TEXTBANK – “People’s Action – Texting Tuesday for Climate Justice” (3:00 -5:30 pm PDT)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tuesday 7/27 – TEXTBANK – “WFP and the Frontline Text Party: For The People Act, Progressive Candidates, and More” (3:00 -5:00 pm PDT)

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

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

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

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

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

Tuesday – 7/27/2021 – ONLINE PHONEBANK – ”For the People Phonebank with Common Cause (2:30 pm – 5:00 pmPDT)

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

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

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

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

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

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

7/26- Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays – ONLINE – “Post Cards to High Potential Native Voters” (8:00 am PDT)

In 2020 volunteers for the Northeast Arizona Native Democrats sent over 18,000 postcards to voters on the Navajo, Hopi and White Mountain Apache Nations. This team sent postcards to EVERY Permanent Early Voting List (PEVL) voter, explaining to them how to make sure their vote counted, and their work paid off! We had a 300% increase in mail in ballots in 2020 over 2016 but only a tiny increase in ballots that needed corrections. We know this project increased the number of votes counted on tribal land and extended Biden’s victory in Arizona. 

This week we are launching our next postcard campaign to keep up the momentum and nurture the commitment Democrats made to voters for the 2022 midterm elections. We want to make sure we are engaging those who might otherwise sit out this important election. In 2022, Arizonans will defend Mark Kelly’s Senate seat, Tom O’Halleran’s Congressional District 1 seat, and nearly all of our statewide races are on the ballot, including the governor. This election is just as consequential as the 2020 General Election

Please sign up to get a list of 25 voter addresses and a script to help make sure all 21,000 of our High Potential voters hear from us. This volunteer effort allows us to keep our funds in the field and increase the number of organizers we can have on the ground.

Event link here: https://www.mobilize.us/aznativeorganizingcampaign/event/388058/

Wednesday – 7/28/2021 – ZOOM – ”Redistricting Hearing Training (12:00 pm PDT)

Take Indivisible’s “Redistricting Quiz” to see how much you really know about this process!

This year, one of the greatest threats to democracy—gerrymandering—is once again taking center stage in the fight for fair representation.. Join us on July 28th at 3pm ET for this one hour webinar to become better informed and know what resources are at your disposal to find out how redistricting works in your state. Learn about the most effective ways to participate in the redistricting process including best practices for attending public hearings, participating in official online comment periods, and developing a community of interest. The webinar will be recorded.

Link: https://indivisible.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMsdOqvrD4iH9GMoLMFvmW_2Z4xV6U86W9-

Wednesday – 7/28/2021 – ZOOM – ”Disability PRIDE Virtual Showcase & Open Mic (5:00 – 7:00 pm PDT)

Register/sign up to perform here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeh0TwLalMGoawReByj8qspAl1tTTiPu1SFQ2URhhHs4S9UOQ/viewform

Wednesday – 7/28/2021 – ONLINE TEXTBANK – ”For the People Textbank with Common Cause (9:00 am – 11:00 am PDT)

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

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

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

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

Wednesday – 7/28/2021 – ONLINE PHONEBANK – ”For the People Phonebank with Common Cause (1:00 pm – 3:00 pm PDT)

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thursday – 7/29/2021 – ONLINE – ”Save CA Rooftop Solar 101 (and more!) (12:00 – 1:00 pm PDT)

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

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

Thursday – 7/29/2021 – VIRTUAL COMMUNITY EVENT – ”Social Media Monitoring Shifts!” (10:00 am – 1:00 pm & 1:00 – 4:00pm PDT)

Tuesdays and Thursdays

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

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

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

Thursday – 7/29/2021 – ONLINE – ”Intersections: Environmental Justice” (12:00 pm and 3:00 pm PDT)

What’s possible when we put economic, racial, and social justice at the core of what we advocate for? Join Earthjustice Senior Vice President of Programs, Sam Sankar, Vice President of Litigation for Climate and Energy, Jill Tauber, and environmental justice leader Michele Roberts to discuss and share a vision of intersectional justice and our role in the movement.Speakers:- Sam Sankar, Senior Vice President of Programs, Earthjustice- Jill Tauber, Vice President of Litigation of Climate and Energy, Earthjustice- Michele Roberts, National Co-Coordinator, Environmental Justice Health Alliance for Chemical Policy Reform

Facebook link: https://www.facebook.com/events/840207443594961

Thursday – 7/29/2021 – ONLINE PHONEBANK – ”For the People Phonebank with Common Cause (12:00 pm and 3:00 pm PDT)

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thursday 07/29/21 – ONLINE – “Plastic Policy Roadmap to Rebound: Legislation for a Plastic-Free Future” Free (6:00 pm -7:30 pm PDT)

Eventbrite link here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/plastic-policy-roadmap-to-rebound-legislation-for-a-plastic-free-future-tickets-157088242161

Despite the many setbacks fueled by the plastics industry during the pandemic to halt forward momentum around reuse and reduction efforts, dozens of groundbreaking plastics policies have pushed through, sparking much hope in real solutions. With plastic production expected to grow 30% in the next five years, strong and comprehensive legislation that focuses on key issues in plastic and recycling industries is critical for historical and urgent shifts. 

Join the Ecology Center and a cadre of plastics policy experts, leaders, and organizers for an informative and encouraging overview of the 2021 plastics policy agenda. Learn more about these new and improved bills as we breakdown how they address significant issues impacting the plastic crisis such as extended producer responsibility for packaging, reuse, deposit-return systems, and what’s new in the Break Free From Plastic Pollution Act. Panel discussion will be followed by a live audience Q&A. Get informed and get involved- Register Today! 

The event will be moderated by the Ecology Center’s Executive Director Martin Bourque and will include a live Q&A for the community to join in.

This is a free community event sponsored by the Ecology Center.

All donations are greatly appreciated and go to support more programming like this.

Note: Once you RSVP for the event, you will receive the meeting registration link to be added to your calendar and set up prior to the live webinar.

Thursday – 7/29 – “Advancing  Immigrants Rights at the Local Level” – (5:00 -7:00 pm)

In honor of CAUSE celebrating our 20th anniversary, this July, we are excited to host a virtual four part policy series, where we will bring together community leaders, public agency staff, and elected officials to learn and share policy solutions to the challenges faced in Ventura and Santa Barbara counties. Our policy series Summer of Change: Strategizing Progressive Policies for Our Communities will feature panelists who will highlight the experience of community experts and practitioners on policy issues including Farmworker rights, Environmental Justice, Housing Rights, Immigrants rights, and investing in programs for youth development. 

REGISTER HERE

California has made great strides to uplift immigrants through legislation that expanded Medi-Cal to cover children and young adults and more recently, the  Disaster Relief Assistance for Immigrants program and the Golden Stimulus, which provided financial support to undocumented low-income families during the pandemic. Joins us to learn how local electeds and community leaders can take an active role in advancing immigrants rights policy at the local level.

Friday – 7/31/2021 – ONLINE – “COVID-19 Health Equity Task Force” (11:00 am PT)

The COVID-19 Health Equity Task Force’s next meeting is scheduled for July 30, 2021 at 2 PM ET. The meeting is open to the public and can be viewed live at https://www.hhs.gov/live/live-1/index.html. No registration is needed.

Fridays – 7/31/2021 – OJAI – “Fridays For Future Ojai” (12:00 pm PT) Libby Park

Every day is a good day to stand on the street and support saving our natural world!

Facebook link here: https://www.facebook.com/events/342742747318227/

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

JOIN OUR SAVE OUR DEMOCRACY PHONE BANKS: YOU CHOOSE 

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

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

NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tuesdays and Thursdays

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tuesdays and Thursdays

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

JOIN OUR SAVE OUR DEMOCRACY PHONE BANKS: YOU CHOOSE 

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

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

NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY!

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

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

Monday 08/09/21 – ONLINE PHONEBANK – “Youth-Led For the People Spanish-Speaking Phonebank” (11:00 am- 2:00 pm PDT)

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tuesdays and Thursdays

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tuesdays and Thursdays

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

JOIN OUR SAVE OUR DEMOCRACY PHONE BANKS: YOU CHOOSE 

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

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

NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tuesdays and Thursdays

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tuesdays and Thursdays

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

FRIDAY, AUGUST 20 

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

SATURDAY, AUGUST 21 

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

SUNDAY, AUGUST 22 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

JOIN OUR SAVE OUR DEMOCRACY PHONE BANKS: YOU CHOOSE 

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

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

NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tuesdays and Thursdays

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tuesdays and Thursdays

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

No Appointments Necessary and no cost for legal help!

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

Volunteers! See below this flyer for more information!

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

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

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

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

JOIN OUR SAVE OUR DEMOCRACY PHONE BANKS: YOU CHOOSE 

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

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

NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY!

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

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

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

Tuesdays and Thursdays

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Back by popular demand, I’ll be teaching my seven-week online class on plastic pollution through Bennington College again this September and October. Together, we will delve into almost every aspect of plastic pollution and what we can do to address it head on.

I hope you’ll join me. You can learn more about the class and register here. If you’ve already taken the class, please share it with others.

This online class is open to all high school and college students who may want to arrange to take it for academic credit. It is also open to people of all ages who love to learn and don’t need school credit.

I think you would learn a lot and I love having different perspectives and viewpoints in the class. Last semester, my students were asked if they would recommend this class to others and 99 out of 100 said, “Yes.”

Below are comments from two students who took my class last fall:

“One of the best parts was joining a community of like minded people and learning from them. I no longer feel alone fighting this shocking problem of plastic pollution.”

“I loved this class. I now feel equipped to be a better activist and I am truly informed with a comprehensive understanding of the issue of plastic, beyond just the pollution it causes. More importantly, I now know how and where to stay informed.”

There will be seven consecutive classes held via Zoom on Wednesday evenings from 7-9 PM ET beginning on September 1st and ending October 13th.

If you do not need to receive academic credit, the fee to audit the class is just $100, if you do wish to receive official credit, the cost is $400.

You will receive a syllabus in advance. Even if you audit the class, there will be some homework assignments. All will be interesting and, dare I say, even fun at times.

If you’d like to join the class, you can register now here. I hope to see you there.

Sincerely,

Judith Enck
President, Beyond Plastics & Visiting Professor, Bennington College

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

Tuesdays and Thursdays

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tuesdays and Thursdays

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Contacts

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Join us in a call to:

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

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

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

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

ANYTIME – ONLINE TEXTBANKING- “Join Movement Labs textbanking campaigns

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

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

#BLM#blacklivesmatter#stopasianshate#stoptheviolence

Anytime – ONLINE – Sign the Black Lives Matter Petition.

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

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

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

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


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

Postcards for DC Statehood!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Volunteers Needed – United Way of Ventura County

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

Here are some current opportunities:

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

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

Info Share – Citizenship Assistance!

Anytime – ONLINE – Sign the Black Lives Matter Petition.

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

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

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

Click here for lists of lawyer/legislators who violated their oaths, and “CUT and PASTE” letters to the national American Bar Association and all the state boards that have the power to disbar them.

ACLU – How do we End Racism in Policing?

The ACLU has changed it’s mind! Instead of focusing on making police departments better, they are now firmly on the side of divesting functions, power and responsibilities from police departments and tranferring them to life-giving non-police-dependent alternatives. This video covers qualified immunity, police union influence, and use of force standards, as well as the big questions on how we can stop police from being such an outsized presence in Black communities. One example of redirection – the changeover from police transport of medical emergencies to ambulances, which took place in the 1960’s. Share all these resources with your friends and family, along with the ACLU’s series of short videos called “100 Years of Racism in Policing.

Thurs 12/17: Carbon neutrality by 2045? CA has to move faster!

Full post here. Governor, 80 groups have asked you, based on science, to speed up our clean car mandate to meet state climate goals and the communities most harmed by fossils fuel pollution shouldn’t have to wait an extra five years to breathe clean air. I urge you to direct the CA Air Resources Board (CARB) to:

  1. Require 100% zero-emission vehicle sales by 2030 and a minimum 7% decrease in emissions each year from petroleum cars in the meantime.
  2. Create good jobs and ensure low-income communities of color benefit equitably from the transition.
  3. Start new clean car standards as soon as possible, no later than model year 2024.

#CleanCarsNow #ZEV2030 #ClimateEmergency
Contact: Governor Gavin Newsom: email(916) 445-2841 https://govapps.gov.ca.gov/gov40mail/

In 1939, a ship, the St. Louis, came to our shores seeking asylum for 900 Jewish passengers fleeing their increasingly dangerous homeland. Shamefully, we turned them away and hundreds died upon their return. 80 years later, we need to demand better for those who seek safety here.

Sun 11/8: Finding elections more interesting than you thought? Join the Scrutineers!

Find out about interesting volunteer opportunities that go deeper into the working of our elections here.

Fight fossil fuel political dominance by reducing the need for it!

Ventura County is developing a 100-megawatt, 400-megawatt hour battery storage facility to replace the need for new natural gas-powered generation. So far, Ojai is the first and only city in our county who’s made a jump to gas source reduction with an all-electrica building code, though there are still discussions as to the extent of their ordinance.

Cities and counties in California serve as guiding lights as the state navigates a transition from gas to clean-energy buildings. Motivated by the climate crisis, worsening air pollution, escalating gas rates, and safety risks from gas, a new cohort of local government leaders is emerging in California. Over 50 cities and counties across the state are considering policies to support all-electric new construction. 

This blog summarizes the cities and counties that have already adopted gas-free buildings commitments or electrification building codes (i.e., “reach codes” that go beyond the statewide building code) and is regularly updated to reflect the latest wins in California. Ordinance language is also linked below.

To urge your city council members to be climate leaders and to create a gas-free future for our homes and buildings, please sign this petition.

Protect the US Postal Service, our election and basic democracy.

  • ALL THE ACTIONS ARE HERE!  Updated 9/2/2020
  • Why is this sabotage happening?
  • Where are we at right now with DeJoy and his co-conspirators – USPS Board of Governor Chair Robert Duncan, Treasury Sec. Steve Mnuchin, and Sen. Mitch McConnell?
  • Sign the NAACP petition here. The NAACP has filed a federal lawsuit against the Postmaster General of the United States Postal Service for deliberately attempting to sabotage the U.S. Postal Service to obstruct voting by mail and to ensure a favorable outcome in the election.
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Put pressure on the USPS Board of Governors and other actions described here.

Top 13 things you should know about our postal service! It is the leading employer of minorities (39%) and women (40%), and for three years in a row they were in Hispanic Business magazine’s annual “Diversity Elite 60” list of best companies for Hispanics, the only federal agency on the list. The USPS is also one of the largest employers of veterans, with more than 97,000.

📫 Tie a DARK BLUE RIBBON around your mailbox (or on your mail slot) to show solidarity and support to our postal carriers.
📫 Put a sign up in your yard or window that says #USPSForever.
📫 Call your representative and both senators and tell them not to pass any relief package that doesn’t contain funding for the USPS.
📫 And tell everyone who wants the Postal Service to survive to do the same.

CALL/Email Action!: Urge your legislators to vote “YES” on the “Breathe Act”

Bill summery here:For decades, the federal government has incentivized mass criminalization through policies and funding programs that increase arrests, prison construction, hiring of police officers, and the militarization of police.  This funding has fueled the violent over-policing of Black people, while leaving social services and basic infrastructure that actually keep people safe woefully underfunded. The BREATHE Act proposes policy and funding that upends this violent reality. Policy is one of many tools at our disposal, and with this bill, we are creating a national standard of civil rights that will bring our demands into reality. We are not interested in someone else’s version of what is politically possible. We are interested in defending Black lives.” The bill doesn’t appear to have a number yet. Articles about it here and here.

Join the We Must Do M.O.R.E. campaign here. (Mobilize, Organize, Register and Educate People for Movement that votes!) People are coming together to create a transformative moral agenda to fight systemic racism, poverty, ecological devastation, militarism and the war economy, and the false moral narrative of religious nationalism into a powerful moral fusion movement that votes!

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