Participation in government is no longer just a once-every-election activity…
Action: Stop oil drilling and fracking on our public lands in CA!
Comment today and often to prevent the Trump Administration from declaring open season for drillers to pollute 1.6 million acres of CA’s public lands. We’ve listed three ways to do it. Use them all!
- Comment: here using the portal from ForestWatch
- Email: here directly to the Federal Register.
- Mail: Bakersfield Field Office, Bureau of Land Management, Attn: Bakersfield RMP Hydraulic Fracturing Analysis, 3801 Pegasus Drive, Bakersfield, CA 93308
- Here is the original notice to review at your leisure.
Public pressure works! Environmental groups like ForestWatch and rural landowners stopped the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) from selling off public lands for $2.00 an acre in 2006. They need the rest of us to help out now. Comment deadline is September 7th, 2018.
Continue reading “Sat – 8/11: Saturday chores: vacuum, clean sink, STOP FRACKING IN CA…”
We know that you’re busy working on the environmental actions from yesterday, so here are some easier actions for today. And if you’re going to a movie this weekend, please check out the theater’s playlist first, before giving your money to theaters playing Death of a Nation.
Write this down in your busy social calendar for next weekend!
We’re having a community potluck/fundraiser! It’s both to talk and have fun together, and to raise funds to help migrant families post bond for their release from detention and to pay for travel that will bring families back together. It’s at Oxnard Beach Park on Sunday, August 19th, from 11-2 and the weather should be great. Bring your friends, bring your kids, bring some great food to share and let’s enjoy the day together. We’ll keep updating these links with more information. RSVP’s would be greatly appreciated so we can plan a BBQ item. (people’s action)(Facebook)
Looking for some other activities to join in?
Check out the action here. There’s instruction for every activity, so don’t worry if it’s your first time to canvass, or register people to vote. Join in, (yes, even us introverts!) Get some new skills, and meet great people. Continue reading “Fri – 8/10: End-of-the-week notices.”
(Graphic from the Center for Biological Diversity’s report on “The Unprecedented Republican Attack on Endangered Species and the Endangered Species Act.” from 2015)
Action #1 – Write comments to protect the Endangered Species Act (ESA) from the GOP’s regulatory attack.
Earlier this week, we published the comments link to stop the US Fish and Wildlife Service and the NOAA Fisheries from gutting the Endangered Species Act (ESA) rules. More information here. Deadline for comments on this piece of regulatory shenanigans is Sept. 24th. Write early, write often.
Now, let’s head on to legislation, where enemies of the Endangered Species Act try to undermine it with the death of a thousand cuts. The damage these guys do in the name of oil, gas and big agriculture will be profound and irreversible.
Action #2 – Protect migratory birds from an expanded hunting season.
In 1918, the United States enacted the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA) to protect migratory birds, which helped restore populations of many birds from near extinction. Nearly 100 years later, our bird populations are being threatened again, from habitat loss, global warming and from really stupid pandering legislation like this: HR6013/S2942 – “Migratory Bird Framework and Hunting Opportunities for Veterans Act”. This photo-op for right-wing legislators expands the hunting season and the stress on migratory bird populations, under the guise of providing “special” days for youths, veterans and military personnel, who are perfectly capable of hunting during the regular season. No one asked for this.
Minimal Script: I’m calling from [zip code] and I want Rep./Sen. [___] to strongly oppose [Rep.-HR6013/Sen.-S2942} – “Migratory Bird Framework and Hunting Opportunities for Veterans Act”.
Action #1 – Thank you for helping on this!
No action here. Just thanks for your loyal opposition to the Sinclair/Tribune merger – calling, emailing, writing and generally making a ruckus.
Action #2 – Follow up – Tell the FCC to revoke Sinclair’s broadcasting license.
In April, 2018, Ajit Pai stated that the FCC wouldn’t pull Sinclair’s broadcast license due to their distorted news coverage. Well, how about now? “As details of Sinclair’s deceptions emerge — and with other investigations underway at the Department of Justice — it’s reasonable to question whether the broadcaster deserves to hold any licenses to profit off the public airwaves.” says Craig Aaron, the CEO of the public interest group Free Press. Great idea, Mr. Aaron, as unethical behavior is one of the numerous ways to lose a broadcast license.
Minimal Script: First, I would like to thank Chairman Pai for helping to stop the Sinclair/Tribune merger. In addition, because of Sinclair’s criminally unethical behavior during the negotiations, now is the time for the FCC to stand up and revoke Sinclair’s license to broadcast.
FCC Chairman Ajit Pai: email, 202-418-2000 Continue reading “Thurs – 8/9: Thanks to all for helping to bring the Sinclair deal down!”
Updated 8/9/18! New theater added!
Action – Write a postcard/email to any local theater showing Death of a Nation and boycott them until this movie is gone.
Back in 1915, people protested in front of theaters showing The Birth of a Nation. Now, a terrible filmmaker has created an incidiary film that states that America needs to be saved from Democrats. Well, Democrats and those who love them don’t need to be spending money on places that that are hosting this vicious piece of white supremicist propaganda. Send a message to your local theater and to their national headquarters.
In Ventura County, there are 10 theaters. Only one, Century Riverpark 16, owned by Cinemark, is showing this movie.
This is not by random chance.
Cinemark’s chairman, Lee Roy Mitchell, was Alabama Senate candidate/alleged child molester Roy Moore’s fifth biggest campaign donor. If the name “Cinemark” seems familiar to you, it is because it was in the news as the owner of the Aurora, CO cineplex where 12 people were murdered in 2012 and whose lawyers asked shooting victims to pay them $700,000 in legal costs. In fact, use this link to find your favorite movies WITHOUT giving money to this man or his business.
Continue reading “Wed – 8/8: Putting on my boycott boots!”
(Three first time volunteers who became politically active following last November’s US Presidential elections, look for addresses while canvassing on a Saturday morning in a quiet residential neighborhood in Palmdale, California, going door to door trying to register voters)
Action #1 – Have a little free time? Look at our “Events List” and join in!
Check out the action here. There’s instruction for every activity, so don’t worry if it’s your first time to canvass, or register people to vote. Join in, even us introverts. Get some new skills, and meet great people.
Action #2 – Join Indivisible’s #SaveSCOTIS virtual phonebank!
Our national Indivisible is running a national virtual phonebank to contact key voters in Arizona, Mississippi, Nevada, Tennessee, and Texas to talk about the Supreme Court seat and help flip these crucial Senate seats in November. Join in!
Sign up here for a training webinar this afternoon (7:00 EST) for best practices for making calls and how to use their hubdialer.
Action #3 – Join in with SURJ for a webinar.
Tomorrow, August 8 at 8pm EDT, Showing up for Racial Justice (SURJ) is hosting a webinar on “The Alt-Right and Immigration”. We can register here.
Action #4 – Help PROJECT LIFELINE.
Since the US government is either unable or unwilling to provide for basic needs of immigrant detainees – sufficient water, food, hygiene products, blankets and warm clothes, humanitarian relief organization, PROJECT LIFELINE, is declaring the crisis and taking first action to help where our government has fallen short. They are planning two caravans, one leaving from Houston and another from San Antonio and need to collect enough supplies to fill an 18-wheeler (semi) truck and 20-30 cars / trucks. We can contribute to their Amazon wishlist link then share with our friends on social media. Their Facebook page is here and their email is email@example.com.
(Quote by Rep. Raúl Grijalva (Ariz.), the Natural Resources Committee’s top Democrat)
Action – Protect the Endangered Species Act by speaking out.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and NOAA Fisheries has been forced by law to seek public input on proposed reforms to “Improve & Modernize Implementation of the Endangered Species Act”. So, let’s blow them out of the oil-polluted water in which they swim. Deadline is September 24th, so comment early and often. Continue reading “Mon – 8/6: How much is our wildlife worth? The GOP is willing to liquidate our natural heritage for cash. WRITE! Deadline Sept. 24th.”