Families Belong Together – Ventura, CA. Join us today (Thurs, 6/14) to protest against cruelty being done in our name.

Starts TODAY – Thursday afternoon at 4:00 PM

Ends: 6:00 PM

Location: Corner of Victoria and Telephone (Government Center – 800 S. Victoria)

RSVP on Facebook and click that “share” -> “invite friends button”– we need a BIG crowd! This is a part of Nationwide effort!

  • Get out your posterboard and paint and colored pens!
  • BRING YOUR AMERICAN FLAGS! What is happening in our name is un-American.
  • Make yellow wristbands with the downloadable file below and pass them out today everywhere you go. 

Meet at the corner of Telephone and Victoria TODAY from 4-6pm! Bring your signs, enthusiasm, and friends to stand up for children that have been ripped from their mother’s arms.

Email this to your friends and family! We cannot stand by and let this continue to happen!

Note to commuters coming home to Ventura from Santa Barbara:  Indivisible groups reach out and hold hands with each other. Indivisible Carpinteria invites you to join their protest on the way home if you’d otherwise miss ours. Information here.

If you’re not near either of us, check here for your closest location.

See you on the sidewalk!

 

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Families Belong Together – Ventura, CA. Join us tomorrow (Thurs, 6/14) to protest against cruelty being done in our name.

Starts Thursday afternoon at 4:00 PM

Ends: 6:00 PM

Location: Corner of Victoria and Telephone (Government Center – 800 S. Victoria)

RSVP on Facebook and click that “share” -> “invite friends button”– we need a BIG crowd! This is a part of Nationwide effort!

Meet at the corner of Telephone and Victoria TOMORROW (June 14) from 4-6pm! Bring your signs, enthusiasm, and friends to stand up for children that have been ripped from their mother’s arms.

Email this to your friends and family! We cannot stand by and let this continue to happen!
See you there!

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(Thanks to the RCCUCC for this awesome description in both English and Spanish.)

(From Indivisible Ventura…If you haven’t made these calls yet, please do so. Thanks!)

Join us on this nationwide day of action to show our elected officials that we will not passively stand by while immigration officers tear children from the arms of their parents. The cruelty and abuse these children suffer cannot, and will not, be tolerated.

Families Belong Together opposes the cruel, inhumane and unjustified separation of children from their parents along the U.S. border with Mexico and at other ports of entry into the U.S. We protest the conditions in which these children are kept. We protest the irreversible trauma that has already been perpetrated on these children and their parents for the crime of seeking a better life.

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 NO on the Heartbeat Protection Act (HR 490)

Minimal script: I’m calling from [zip code] to ask Rep. [___] to vote NO on HR 490 “Heartbeat Protection Act of 2017.”
More script if you want it: This Act would criminalize doctors who perform abortions after the 6th week, subjecting them to a fine and up to 5 years imprisonment, with no exceptions except to save the life of the mother, not even for incest or rape. Like the majority of Americans,  I support legal, accessible and safe abortions.

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

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

Other Rep Contacts: http://www.phoneyourrep.com

More Info: 

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Hey, “Middle-Class”. How much is this supposed tax break worth to you?

 

The swamp monsters have given us some idea of how much “extra” we can expect back from their grand theft budget/tax scheme.

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In return for these generous terms, and for giving the mega-wealthy tax breaks of between $150,000-$800,000, we agree to allow the GOP to decimate our social and medical safety net.

Um… wait a minute, NO and NO!

Minimal Script: I’m calling from [zip code]  to ask Sen.[___] to vigorously oppose the deep federal spending cuts in the 2018 Budget Resolution which are taken from Medicare and Medicaid.

More Script if you want it: Low-income and elderly Americans should not have to give up their access to health care in order to fund tax breaks for the wealthy.

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

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

Other Senator Contacts: http://www.phoneyourrep.com

More Info: Continue reading “Hey, “Middle-Class”. How much is this supposed tax break worth to you?”

Today’s Resistance post – “Between a rock and hard place” – Edition

(Call/write Actions at the bottom)

The GOP is caught between a rock and hard place and Senator Bill Cassidy wants a do-over.

“A new bill will be introduced tomorrow. (Today! Monday!) ‘Whatever the CBO score is will be superseded by another score'”.

https://mobile.twitter.com/ABCPolitics/status/911958582811295744

what fresh hell isi this

This is the rock.

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If their phones are quiet…they’ll think they’re winning.

(Quote from  https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/compost/wp/2017/09/21/sorry-i-cant-go-to-your-thing-i-must-call-my-senator-to-plead-for-my-life/)

Jimmy Kimmel  has responded to Sen. Bill Cassidy’s condescending rebuke that the comedian didn’t understand his bill…

Got a postcard? Say “Thanks” to Jimmy for taking time to do this here:

Jimmy Kimmel
Jimmy Kimmel Live!
El Capitan Entertainment Center
6840 Hollywood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90028

So much for the entertainment portion of our post…back to business.

We’ve tried to compile all the best ways to communicate with legislators that this is a really bad idea…If you know of a method we’ve missed, please send it in. 

Step 1 – Put your own oxygen mask on first!

I’ve noted that I’m getting through easily on their lines! We must call our BLUE senators so they have big call tallies to show their RED state colleagues!

Minimal Script: Hi. I’m from [ZIP] calling to ask Senators [___] to oppose the Cassidy-Graham ACA repeal plan. Congress needs to improve the Affordable Care Act, not repeal it and leave millions of people without options. Thanks!

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

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

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Save Kids from Being Deported “Just Because”! – 9/23

I’m calling to urge Senator (Feinstein and Harris) to vote no on HR 3697, which will grant broad powers to the Department of Homeland Security to designate and deport immigrant youth as gang-affiliated, with little judicial review or due process. This expansion of DHS power will promote racial profiling and infringe on basic, guaranteed Constitutional protections.
More Info:

https://www.aclu.org/news/aclu-congress-should-vote-no-latest-anti-immigrant-bill