Fri 6/22: Mass shootings every day and other gun news.

Yesterday 18 people died in a mass shooting. The day before, 32. The day before that, 22. We’re not aware of this carnage, because the place where they all died is so big, with so many things in the way, that you can’t see them all.

That place is here. America.

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Thur 6/21: Goodlatte’s terrible immigration bill is dead! Ryan’s terrible immigration bill is still alive.

(Quote from Slate)

There’s still a call to make…

2:12 p.m.: Goodlatte’s un-American H.R.4760 – “Securing America’s Future Act of 2018” bill went down 193-231Every Democrat and 41 Republicans voted against Goodlatte’s bill, it was that horrible.

2:08 p.m.: House Republican leaders are delaying a vote on Ryan’s terrible “compromise” immigration bill (see below) until Friday as they try to scare up the required 218 votes.

Call your legislators now and tell them you assume that they’ll vote “NO” on this one too, that they will not compromise on any “zero-tolerance” policy and that they need to demand that one set of hostages, the Dreamers, needs to be rescued now with a clean Dream Act.

Minimal script: I’m calling from [zip code] to tell Rep. [__] that not only to vote ‘NO’ on Ryan’s horrible immigration bill, but to also demand a clean Dream act along with the end of this administration’s inhuman “zero tolerance” policy.
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Wed 6/20: Zero-schmero – Trump blinked!

(Quote from the Rev. Dr. Barber, Poor Peoples Campaign.)

His “reality” show ratings are down…SAD!

Despite his assertions that the child-separation trauma is all controlled by Democrats, Trump has written a stop-work order on his kidnapping/hostage scheme. (CNNThe Hill LATimes,). He’s still going to imprison kids, just together with their parents. Doesn’t matter. Still completely wrong and un-American.

Continue to do the basics of resistance. This is far from over.

Every day, more inspired actions come up, along with the legislative calls that are making the GOP nervous. Pile it on, people, pile it on!

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Thanks to all who came out to the City Council Meeting – THEY VOTED TO FUND THE SHELTER!

Last night, Monday, June 18, our City Council voted to fund a 24-hour, year-round shelter in front of a large crowd of enthusiastic supporters! 

We heard from a  long-term homeless advocate who’s been working for decades for this night.

judy alexandre

We heard from a man who’d experienced homelessness firsthand.

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Tues 6/19 – Fight with for the kids. Fight for America.

Tuesday’s (3) three actions on immigration: Call out the two terrible immigration bills, one terrible judicial nomination and the terrible guy who’s supposed to watch over refugees. 

  • If you want to check out positive actions to help the kids, click here.
  • For more quick and easy call scripts on all the latest immigration bills, go here.

Hey, the GOP is taking our human rights ball and going home.

The administration says we’re leaving the UN Human Rights Council over “anti-Israel bias“. Apparently we’ve also had concerns over their loose criteria for membership and wanted the ability to kick countries that have egregious human rights records off the council.

Countries just like us, it seems. The expected announcement comes a day after the U.N.’s top human rights official criticized the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” immigration policy.

So let’s get back to our own home-grown human rights violations!

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Monday 6/18 update – How to help the kids.

There’s a lot you can do to help support the children and their families. We’re keeping a listing here that we’ll update daily up here at the top.

Monday update 6/18 – added: (1) legislative call and a matching petition, (1) call to a US attorney to find his bravery and a communication storm to two companies who are planning to make money on this misery..

First, recharge your fighing spirit here. Then read Bill Moyer’s beat “A 15-point Guide to Surviving Authoritarianism” here. Memorize the last line…“EVERY authoritarian, totalitarian and fascist regime in history eventually failed, thanks to the PEOPLE.”

Keep calling your elected representatives!

Keep up the pressure on their office staff, who will remind their bosses to get this done. The Resistance is not fighting alone. More of our society is finally rising up and joining in. (Southern Baptist Convention, Evangelical Immigration Table, Anti-Defamation League, CATO)
Latest calls and tiniest scripts (30 seconds or less) here.

#1 – Monday 6/18 – ‘NO’ on un-American/anti-family/anti-business immigration bill  H.R. 4760 / Call/ Petition by June 22nd (Friday)

Goodlatte’s bill H.R.4760 – “Securing America’s Future Act of 2018” is the un-American mash-up of white supremacists’ dreams. It hurts farmworkers, will deport more Dreamers, and keeps children in detention longer. It also funds a border wall, reduces legal immigration by 40%, eliminates diversity visas, and includes language that no state (Hey, we’re looking at you, CA!) or local government entity can limit a state, or local government official from assisting ICE. Even the right wing hates this bill as it is estimated to cost our economy $319 BILLION! Continue reading “Monday 6/18 update – How to help the kids.”

TODAY! Attend City Council Meeting – HUGE Vote to Help our Homeless Ventura Residents!

First things first. Familiarize yourself with the issues, myths, and solutions in the pipeline regarding our homeless brothers and sisters in Ventura.

Today,  Monday, June 18, our City Council will be deciding whether or not to fund a 24-hour, year-round shelter with the goal of transitioning folks into permanent housing

The City Council allotted $300,000 in Measure O funds last year, and the ask is for an additional $300,000 for 2018. Zoning for a shelter was put into place last year and advocates are asking for a site to be chosen by the end of 2018. THIS IS HUGE.

This would enable our homeless residents to be surrounded with services and given the chance to gain a foothold in their lives. A year-round shelter is supported by our police, business owners and homeless advocates alike.

Action: Show up today at the Monday, June 18 Council Meeting to support this important cause!

6 pm (show up early for a good seat!) at 501 Poli Street (At the top of California Street, downtown). Parking is around back and use the door at the rear of the building. 

If you haven’t yet, email our City Council!

Talking points for emails (be sure to make it your own!):

-As a voter and concerned citizen in Ventura, I’d like your commitment to $600,000 in Measure O funds to acquire a year-round shelter.

-In addition,
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