America at Risk. Impeach NOW Rally! Mark your Calendar for Oct 13th

Where: Government Center, 800 S Victoria Ave, Ventura (Corner of Victoria and Telephone)
When: Oct 13th, 1:00pm – 3:00pm
RSVP: On the Facebook event page (and don’t forget to SHARE–> Invite Friends) https://www.facebook.com/events/858012921260021/
BRING: Your best signs, your American flags, and your enthusiasm and love of country

We need to show Congress that there is broad resistance to Trump’s crimes. Join us at the Ventura County Government Center (corner of Victoria and Telephone) with your best signs and American flags from 1 pm- 3pm, Sunday, October 13th.

If we don’t stand up against a corrupt ruler who would use both a democracy struggling for its existence against Russia and a Communist super-power to ensure his own reelection, who will?

If we don’t stand up for the rights of whistleblowers to safely call out abuses of those in power, who will?

And if we don’t call out amoral GOP collaborators and demand that they relocate their “morals” and dedication to American values, who will?

If you still believe in this experiment called “America”, come, join us and roar!

By choosing to attend this event, you are committing to participate nonviolently and in accordance with the law, to work to de-escalate Continue reading “America at Risk. Impeach NOW Rally! Mark your Calendar for Oct 13th”

Wed. 10/2: Tick, tock, tick, tock

Action #1 – Your legislators are on recess…Talk to them about impeachment. Every day. And ask them to go back to D.C. now!

It’s time for people who think that President Donald Trump should be removed from office to get on the phone and tell their senators and representatives. Now is when it matters. And yes: That kind of direct contact really does make a difference.” – Jonathon Bernstein

Minimal Script for our representatives: I’m calling from [zip code] and I want to thank Rep. [___] for supporting the impeachment of President Donald Trump and to ask [him/her] to get back to D.C. early and keep the pressure on the inquiry.
(Check here to see if your representative is already on board.)

Action #2 – Tell your legislators its past time for Congress to take back their full powers and to start using “inherent” contempt” again.

Time to start jailing subpoena-dodgers! There’s going to be a lot of hearings on the way to impeachment and Trump is refusing to allow anyone who has ever worked with him to testify. “Inherent Contempt” is an original power of Congress and it allows them to jail or fine those who refuse to comply with lawful subpoenas. Read more here about “inherent contempt“.

Minimal script for all legislators: I’m calling from [zip code] and I want Rep./Senator [___] to convey to all the heads of investigative committees that we are tired of watching officials of this corrupt administration refuse to obey lawful Congressional subpoenas. We want Congress to start using its power of “inherent contempt” again, to jail or substantially fine them.

Action #3 – Call the White House every day and ask for Trump’s resignation.

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Tues 10/1: 45 years ago, we deposed a corrupt man who would be king. Now another has taken his place. The threat of “inherent contempt” helped end Nixon. Congress, you know what to do…

Action – Tell your legislators that you support the immediate return of “inherent contempt” to the subpoena process.

I think really the House needs to explore contracting for jail space. This is not going to be putting people up at the Willard Hotel, that they’ll be there with the common criminals, arrested, if they do not comply with the inherent power of Congress to subpoena records and to subpoena people to come in.” – Rep. Lloyd Doggett ((D) Ways and Means Committee)

Minimal script: I’m calling from [zip code] and I want Rep./Senator [___] to convey to all the heads of investigative committees that we are tired of watching officials of this corrupt administration refuse to obey lawful Congressional subpoenas. We want Congress to start using its power of “inherent contempt” again, to jail or substantially fine them.

Continue reading “Tues 10/1: 45 years ago, we deposed a corrupt man who would be king. Now another has taken his place. The threat of “inherent contempt” helped end Nixon. Congress, you know what to do…”

Sunday 9/29 & onwards: We have so much to do! Mark your calendars – SIX (6) actions!

While our ethically-challenged president is mired in a mess of his own making, we are pushing forward. Here are six hands-on, educational or inspirational immigration-related actions that will make our community better. Join in!

Action #1: THIS SUNDAY- 9/29: Volunteer, help spread the word and/or donate to our local free citizenship fair – Swap Meet Justice! 

What are we doing? We help our neighbors turn their green cards (permanent residency cards) into citizenship. We also help renew green card and DACA applications and sign up new voters. Come help!

Thinking about being a volunteer? You don’t have to be a lawyer. You don’t need to speak a foreign language, but that extra skill is appreciated. You don’t have to be a citizen and you don’t have to be over 18. Teen volunteers are great! Note: First-time volunteers MUST take a 1-hour training course at 8:30 am.

  • More details here!
  • Where: Oxnard Community Marketplace –  Oxnard College Campus.
  • When: We are open from 8am-3pm, last application starting at ±1:00 pm.

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Thurs 9/26: Dear Governor Newsom…We’re not THAT distracted! Sign SB-1!

Signing SB 1 should be should be an easy call for Governor Newsom, siding with California instead of the Trump administration,” said John McManus, President of the Golden Gate Salmon Association.

Action – KEEP UP THE PHONE CALL PRESSURE! Every day. While you’re making your coffee.

Your phone is a tool for activism and it takes just seconds to add your voice.

Minimal script:  I’m calling from [zip code]. I’m calling to urge Gov. Newsom to sign SB 1.

Contact #: (916) 445-2841

(More information here or read this quick roundup from surfrider.org)

“Governor Gavin Newsom surprised environmental and labor allies this week by opting to side with private water interests and the Trump administration instead of safeguarding workers and wildlife. Surfrider Foundation joins the people of California in asking the governor to sign SB 1 instead of following through with the veto he’s threatened. Continue reading “Thurs 9/26: Dear Governor Newsom…We’re not THAT distracted! Sign SB-1!”

Wed. 9/25: Vote “NO” on “pay-no-attention-to-anything-I-wrote-or-did” guy. Vote may be tomorrow!

Action: Tell your senators that Steven Menashi is not welcome on our highest courts.

President Trump announced his intent to nominate Steven Menashi to the Second Circuit Court of Appeals for the seat previously held by Thurgood Marshall, and most immediately held by Judge Dennis Jacobs. He was unpopular inside and outside his nomination hearing. This guy was not even supported by his home-state senators from NY.

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Tues 9/24: IMPEACH. Rinse, Repeat.

Action –  Flood their phone lines! Apply pressure. That’s our power.

It’s time for people who think that President Donald Trump should be removed from office to get on the phone and tell their senators and representatives. Now is when it matters. And yes: That kind of direct contact really does make a difference.” – Jonathon Bernstein

Minimal Script for our representatives: I’m calling from [zip code] and I want to thank Rep. [Brownley/Carbajal] for supporting the impeachment of President Donald Trump.
(Check here to see if your representative is already on board.)

Minimal Script for our senators: I’m calling from [zip code] and I want Senator [___] to publicly call for the impeachment of President Donald Trump.

Continue reading “Tues 9/24: IMPEACH. Rinse, Repeat.”

Tues 9/24: Your activity plan for today!

Action #1 – Join us for NATIONAL VOTER REGISTRATION DAY! 

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Empowering young voters is important in this political climate. We will be visiting local colleges to make sure that students are aware of the importance of their vote in the upcoming elections. Today, we’re at Ventura College to engage with the great students there.

If you have never joined in on a voter registration event, this YOUR opportunity to make a difference and – don’t worry – there will be experienced folks on hand to teach you the ropes!

Time:  10 am-2 pm
Event: Register Ventura College voters
Address: Ventura College – 4667 Telegraph Rd, Ventura, CA 93003
Location: MCE/MCW Quad on the east side of campus past El Camino High School (see map below)
Look for our tent!
Questions? Email Veronica at indivisibleventura@gmail.com

Ventura College map 

Action #2 – Remind the Ventura County Fairground Board that we want the gun shows to stop.

Dedicated community activists are gathering together to make public comments to the board. Yes, your voices matter. The Ventura County Fair Board is supposed to represent the interests of the local community, not out-of-state gun show owners.

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Mon 9/23: The Resistance strikes back! – Two comments for this evening!

Both of these actions are due by 11:59 EST TONIGHT!!!

So much skullduggery, so little time!
Remember, you can write a lot or just a couple of lines. The key thing is to sound like you! Copies will be ruthlessly eliminated by the moderators. Petitions for these actions aren’t useful, as, no matter how many names are attached, the government just counts them as one (1).

Action #1 – Comment to oppose the spread of “Expedited Removal”.

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Remember, you can just write a few lines. Numbers count! Right now there are only 774 comments! WRITE!!!

Comment here

  • Here is the proposed rule here.
  • Here are other people’s comments for inspiration only: here.
  • See our  whole post with information and links here.
  • Fast read: here and here.

Action #2 – Comment  on the “Revision of Categorical Eligibility in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program” Cuts food benefits to 3,000,000

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Kids in school lunch programs would have to apply separately for the program. Read the text – USDA claims that billionaires are getting food stamps.

Comment here.

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