Thurs – 12/6: Another wolf in a lawyer’s clothing…Vote “NO” for unqualified and extreme judicial nominee Kobes.

Action # – Vote “NO” on “Not Qualified” judicial nominee  Jonathan A. Kobes to the US Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit.

“Not Qualified”… How in a properly function democracy did this man make it to a floor vote of the full Senate? The American Bar association stated that he wasn’t qualified to be a judge. “Mr. Kobes has neither the requisite experience nor evidence of his ability to fulfill the scholarly writing required of a United States Circuit Court Judge…and was unable to provide sufficient writing samples of the caliber required to satisfy Committee members that he was capable of doing the work of a United States Circuit Court Judge.” Continue reading “Thurs – 12/6: Another wolf in a lawyer’s clothing…Vote “NO” for unqualified and extreme judicial nominee Kobes.”

Wed – 12/5: Today in “Toxic Nominees” – Bernard McNamee is up for a vote. Say “NO” to this environmental nightmare!

Even though an hour-long video outed this Koch-funded oil industry extremist for exactly what he is, Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) said Based on my conversations I think he understands the FERC is an independent agency and must remain as such.”

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

No. No, he doesn’t.

Action #1 – Ask your Senator to vote against Bernard McNamee, a horrible choice for the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)

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Tues – Dec. 4: Update on the Ventura County Board of Supervisors meeting. It’s going to be a busy day…

There are two extremely important issues being addressed tomorrow at the Ventura County Board of Supervisors Meeting, at the Hall of Administration at 800 S. Victoria Ave.

Gun Shows at the Fairgrounds – 1:30 pm.

An addendum agenda has been added which includes an recommendation for the Board to request the Ventura Country Fairgrounds cease contracting for new gun shows at the request of Board member Steve Bennet.

His letter is here.

Rally & Press Conference for Sheriff – ICE collaboration – 2:30

The location is currently planned for the entrance of the County Administration building. Get there a little early. If it’s moved, there will be signs redirecting you. Continue reading “Tues – Dec. 4: Update on the Ventura County Board of Supervisors meeting. It’s going to be a busy day…”

Mon – 12/3: They stop our breath in wonder when we see them. When we hear them. Now it’s time to fight for them.

(Photo by Andy Jackson/Stuff. Three more sperm whales washed up in May 2018 near the Kaupokonui river mouth South Taranaki bringing the total to 11 discovered in three days.)

Action #1 – Support HR 2158/S/1263 – Atlantic Seismic Airgun Protection Act.

Marine animals are in danger from this destructive testing method. This bill amends the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act to prohibit oil-, gas-, and methane hydrate-related seismic activities in the North Atlantic, Mid-Atlantic, South Atlantic, and Straits of Florida planning areas of the outer Continental Shelf. It’s a good start.

Minimal script: I’m calling from [zip code] to askRep./Sen. [___] to cosponsor [Reps. – HR 2158 / Senators – S.1258] – “Atlantic Seismic Airgun Protection Act.”

Are they cosponsors already? Check here for reps and here for senators. (All of our people need to step up, Brownley and Carbajal, Feinstein and Harris.) Continue reading “Mon – 12/3: They stop our breath in wonder when we see them. When we hear them. Now it’s time to fight for them.”

Sun 12/2: Day of Tears – Not in our name. Rally and Actions.

Today, we take to the public square to remind our neighbors, that amongst the crush of holiday pre-sales to celebrate the birth of a refugee child some 2000 years ago,  grave injustices are happening to refugees at our own border right now.

And today we say…Not in our name.

Action #1 – Come to the rally!

2 pm – 4 pm, today, Sunday at the Ventura County Government Center, at the corner of Victoria Ave.and Telephone Rd. More information here.

Action #2 – Call your legislators to protect refugees

Continue reading “Sun 12/2: Day of Tears – Not in our name. Rally and Actions.”