Fight White Nationalism: Government Must Fund the Countering Violent Extremism Program!

Minimal Script: I’m calling to ask {Sen.[2 calls] (&) Rep [1 call]}  to require that the Countering Violent Extremism program stays focused on white nationalism, and that CVE grants are fully funded.

(Additional script if you want to: A substantial portion of CVE grants are awarded to respond to the threat of white nationalism. We need a Department of Homeland Security that fights domestic terrorism on every front—including white nationalism—and they need to have the budget to do it.)

Call Senator Feinstein: DC (202) 224-3841, LA (310) 914-7300, SF (415) 393-0707, SD (619) 231-9712, Fresno (559) 485-7430

AND Senator Harris: DC (202) 224-3553, LA (213) 894-5000, SAC (916) 448-2787, Fresno (559) 497-5109, SF (415) 355-9041, SD (619) 239-3884

AND Rep. Julia Brownley: (CA-26): DC (202) 225-5811, Oxnard (805) 379-1779, T.O. (805) 379-1779

OR Rep. Salud Carbajal: (CA-24): DC (202) 225-3601, SB (805) 730-1710 SLO (805) 546-8348

Not your people?: http://www.phoneyourrep.com

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Your Weekly Dose of Sanity-Saving Good News! – “We are braver than we thought we were” Edition

This is a massive awakening. We’ve already seen an awakening taking place in the last few years. It will intensify. We’ve seen marvelous demonstrations in a variety of different cities… I think that we have to have a real sense of commitment to being a hope in such a bleak moment. And we can turn things around.” (Dr. Cornel West, Professor of the Practice of Public Philosophy, Harvard University)

Good News in Civil Rights – Updates on Charlottesville and more.

If you missed our last “Weekly Dose of Sanity-Saving Good News – “Look for the Helpers” Edition on Charlottesville, click here. It includes maps of where the vigils  for Solidarity-with-Charlottesville took place, as well as some local pics of our own event. There were nearly 700 events across this country. Amazing!

The best of America is still alive and kicking. Continue reading “Your Weekly Dose of Sanity-Saving Good News! – “We are braver than we thought we were” Edition”

First Rule of Resistance – Stand up for others. Be Indivisible.

Today, Saturday 8/19, come out and support our LGBTQ community!

pride weekend

https://www.facebook.com/events/456311111372531/

Because Indivisible is not just a word.

Your local Indivisible groups, Indivisible Ventura, Indivisible Ojai Valley and Indivisible Conejo are joining together in supporting this great event.

And really, doesn’t it look like it’s going to be crazy fun?

It starts at 11:00, ends at 6:00.

Come look for us!

If you’ve changed residence since the last election, let us get you re-registered to vote in the next election.

If you’re sixteen or older, let us you get pre-registered so that you’re ready to go.

Plus we’ll have lots of informational materials and stuff to share!

See you all there!

 

Thu 8/17 – Fri 8/18 – The ground beneath our feet.

There are so many pressing issues for the Resistance to concentrate on…

Where to start?… immigration limits, discrimination against Muslim Americans and their families, the environment including climate change, clean air and water, toxic chemicals, the protection of drilling/mining/logging interests, the removal of science-based information, DACA & Dreamers, the border wall, status of our economic refugees, the border wall with its environmental and human costs, the preservation of our national monuments and wildlife sanctuaries, the protection of the Endangered Species Act, the eminent defunding and breakup of our school system, predatory loans against students, and banking practices against consumers, the suppression of voting rights and threats of “investigation” for illegal voting, civil rights for all minorities, women’s rights to for bodily autonomy and equal pay, LGBTQ rights for equal access, corporate and presidential overreach, prisoner and arrestee rights, threats to the privacy of “resisters”, destruction of our health insurance system along with the rest of social safety net including Medicaid, Medicare and Social Security…more than we can list…

Our president has unleashed his pack of political scavengers and corporate predators  upon us. They will take all they can and pick us clean, affecting almost every aspect of our lives.

Can anyone stop him? Continue reading “Thu 8/17 – Fri 8/18 – The ground beneath our feet.”

Wed 8/16 – The Air That I Breathe…

Today, Indivisible Ventura is asking you to do one (1) action.

“Which is great, because you actually asked us to do 16 yesterday!!!” (Yes, we did.)

We’re asking for just this one today because this is a foundational action, one that literally affects the political environment we move through every day. Because what happened to this woman’s dad happened to mine, and happened to people all over the country. And it is still happening…to people who never miss an election.

(Watch both of these short clips…they cover different aspects)

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Tuesday 8/15 – We’ve got a little list.

Congress is in “recess”, so some groups are taking rests too. But for those of us who spent the post-election weeks traumatized, 10 minutes a day of actually working to stop his agenda does not seem like a bad deal. It’s a great, useful form of therapy.

So, “Recess, schmeecess”, fellow resisters! Their offices are still open and taking calls. So while many of them are busy hiding from their constituents, let’s give them big call tallies as a “welcome back” present for when they return.

Today we’re putting out a list of environmental issues with proposed actions. Continue reading “Tuesday 8/15 – We’ve got a little list.”