Sat/Sun – 3/14-15: Activism in a time of solitude.

Our country may be on lockdown, but the resistance is flexible… 

We at Indivisible Ventura assessed our activity calendar to see what we could still accomplish during this quarentine period. The answer? A lot, just not the activities that require us to be in the same place. Keep calling your legislators, keep writing comments to the regulators, and participate in the peaceful democratic actions outlined below that connect us to writers, texters, callers and voters across America. 

  • We updated our “events” calendar here
  •  All activities located on college campuses have been cancelled until the quarentine is lifted. This includes all our voter registration and census education dates.
  • Both citizenship fairs this month have been cancelled. If you are a person or know a person needing immigration services, including citizenship forms, DACA and green card renewals, please contact our trusted partners for assistance:

POSTCARD ACTIVITIES:

Postcard Action #1 – UPDATE: The March 19th’s Postcard Party is CANCELLED – but that doesn’t mean 500 folks in Alabama won’t be getting hand-written postcards!

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We will be putting together kits of cards, scripts and addresses for Butler County, Alabama – We’ll be sending 500 postcards to voters along with a short script from Center For Common Ground’s Reclaim our Vote Campaign, who is working with the NAACP, Black Voters Matter, Mi Familia Vota, VoteRiders and DemLabs. These voters may have been dropped from voting rolls. This reminder postcard could save voters being turned away, a horrible experience, after waiting hours in line. The dignity of very single vote matters.

For those who have already attended our postcard parties, here’s what we need from you to get your kit:

  • Email us at indivisibleventura@gmail.com
  • Subject line: Mail me some postcards! (This is important – so we can quickly see your email)
  • Give us the following information: Your name, address and how many postcards, in batches of (10) ten, you want. If you also need stamps, let us know.

Postcard Action #2 – Write postcards for Christy Smith! Keep CA-25 blue!

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Sun 3/1: Sunday Read – The debate questions left unasked…

In our voting guide, we asked people to use Politico’s “views-on-the-issues” list and Washington Post’s candidate quiz to help them determine which candidate best encompassed their values. Now, we’re asking people to go further. The transformation of America into the forward-looking country we need requires us, as the military says, to “leave no one behind,” regardless of race, religion, physical abilities or gender. To be truly indivisible. Today’s action is informational, a moment to listen to what was missed from the national discussion.

“Dear Debate Moderators, There Are More ‘Black Issues’ Besides Crime and Poverty”

On Tuesday, Michael Harriot, columnist for The Root,  published his analysis of the televised debates.

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Thur 2/20: Today is our 3rd Thursday “Pizza & Postcards” event and our goal is to reach 400 folks in Montgomery County, Alabama! Join in. We need your help!

Action #1  – TODAY – Thursday, 2/20: Meet at Santino’s for pizza, good conversation, and social justice – every Third Thursday starting at 11:30 am

The next community showing of this film will be by the Chalice UU on 3/28. Stay tuned to our “Event” page for more details. Ventura’s resistance movement is strong and varied. Check out the entire list and keep track here. Send additions for the list to indivisibleventura@gmail.com

Indivisible Ventura, along with groups and individuals across the country, has been participating in a postcard campaign with the Reclaim our Vote campaign, organized by the Center for Common Ground.   This month, the campaign has sent us 400 addresses for the next area of deliberate voter disenfranchisement – Montgomery County, Alabama.

If you have a moment, read these great reports: “Alive and Well: Voter Suppression and Election Mismanagement in Alabama,”  and Systemic Inequality and American Democracy.”

  • Where: Santino’s Pizza. It’s at 4231 Telegraph Rd., Ventura, 93003
  • When: Thursday, Feb. 20th, between 11:30am – 1:30pm.
  • RSVP for our supporters: Nope. Just come. Invite your friends!
    We do, however, reserve the right to refuse any volunteers and their services.
  • What to bring: We provide the pizza, postcards, stationary. If you prefer, you may bring your own pre-stamped postcards, or stationary for letter actions. You are also welcome to bring stickers and different colored pens.
  • Donations gratefully accepted: A postcard stamp is $0.35! We’re trying to achieve 400 finished postcards, which equals $140!. Donations of money for stamps and pizza or rolls of postcard stamps are gratefully accepted. 
  • Questions? Email indivisibleventura@gmail.org

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Thur 1/16: Say ‘Hello!” to some folks in Galveston! Today is our 3rd Thursday “Pizza & Postcards” event. Then mark your calendars for more!

Today, we’re featuring FOUR great events to put on your calendar, including our pizza/postcard party happening today! Ventura’s resistance movement is strong and varied. Check out the entire list and keep track here. Send additions for the list to indivisibleventura@gmail.com

Action #1  – TODAY – Thursday, 1/16: Meet at Santino’s for pizza, good conversation, and social justice – every Third Thursday starting at 11:30 am

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Indivisible Ventura, along with other groups and individuals across the country, have been participating in a postcard campaign with Reclaim our Vote campaign, a coalition with NAACP, Black Lives Matter and the Center for Common Ground. Over the last few months, over 80,000 handwritten postcards have been sent to alert people of color in Dallas County that their rights to vote might be in danger. Continue reading “Thur 1/16: Say ‘Hello!” to some folks in Galveston! Today is our 3rd Thursday “Pizza & Postcards” event. Then mark your calendars for more!”

Sat 12/21: Swap Meet Justice goes to East Ventura County this Saturday!

Ventura’s resistance movement is strong and varied. Check out our entire list of events and keep track here. Send additions for the list to indivisibleventura@gmail.com

Action #1  – Saturday 12/21 – Hands-on opportunity to help our newest neighbors!

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This month we are fortunate to have TWO Swap Meet Justice events! Saturday, 12/21,  come join us in Moorpark at the Holy Cross Church and at our regular event on the last Sunday of the month at Oxnard College (Mark these dates:

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Thur 12/19: Come to our 3rd Thursday “Pizza, comradery, & postcard” event and mark your calendars for more!

Today, we’re featuring 6 great events to put on your calendar, including one happening today! Ventura’s resistance movement is strong and varied. Check out the entire list and keep track here. Send additions for the list to indivisibleventura@gmail.com

Action #1  – TODAY – Thursday, 12/19: Meet at Santino’s for pizza, good conversation, and social justice – every Third Thursday starting at 11:30 am

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Today: We’re going to be writing our last set of 300 postcards to voters in Dallas County, Texas in connection with the Reclaim our Vote campaign, a coalition with NAACP, Black Lives Matter and the Center for Common Ground. With the help of postcard writers from all over the US, 80,000 people of color in Dallas County have been alerted that their rights to vote might be in danger.

Next month, the campaign will send us addresses for the next area of deliberate voter disenfranchisement. Community of color voters are being placed on “Inactive” or “Unregistered” lists at a 16% higher rate than whites. Learn more about this campaign here

  • Where: Santino’s Pizza. It’s at 4231 Telegraph Rd., Ventura, 9300
  • When: Thursday, Dec. 19th, 11:30am – 1:30pm.
  • RSVP for our supporters: Nope. Just come. Invite your friends!
    We do, however, reserve the right to refuse any volunteers and their services.
  • What to bring: We provide the pizza, postcards, stationary. If you prefer, you may bring your own pre-stamped postcards, or stationary for letter actions. You are also welcome to bring stickers and different colored pens.
  • Donations gratefully accepted: A postcard stamp is $0.35! We’re trying to achieve 300 finished postcards, which equals $105. Donations of money for stamps and pizza or rolls of postcard stamps are gratefully accepted. 
  • Questions? Email indivisibleventura@gmail.org

Action #2  – Help our newest neighbors – TWO (2) Swap Meet Justice Citizenship Fairs this December – 12/21 & 12/29! 

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Thurs 11/21: Today is 3rd Thursday “Pizza, comradery, & postcard” event!”

Indivisible Ventura is still in mourning over Congressman Elijah Cummings’ passing. In his honor, we encourage everyone to do these actions for democracy listed on our 10/16 post.

Action  – TODAY! Meet at Santino’s for pizza, good conversation, and social justice – every Third Thursday starting at 11:30 am

Today: We’re going to be writing 300 postcards to voters in Dallas, Texas in connection with the NAACP and the Center for Common Ground’s – Reclaim our Vote campaign!

  • Where: Santino’s Pizza. It’s at 4231 Telegraph Rd., Ventura, 9300
  • When: Thursday, Nov. 21st, 11:30am – 1:30pm.
  • RSVP for our supporters: Nope. Just come. Invite your friends!
    We do, however, reserve the right to refuse any volunteers and their services.
  • What to bring: We provide the pizza, postcards, stationary. If you prefer, you may bring your own stationary for letter actions.
  • Donations gratefully accepted: A postcard stamp is $0.35! We’re trying to achieve 300 finished postcards, which equals $105. Donations of money for stamps and pizza or rolls of postcard stamps are gratefully accepted. 
  • Questions? Email indivisibleventura@gmail.org

Deeper dive into the  RECLAIM OUR VOTE campaign.
Why do we need this campaign? Community of color voters are being placed on “Inactive” or “Unregistered” lists at a 16% higher rate than whites. The ability to vote of people in minority communities was already being systematically undermined over the last decade, by the imposition of strict new voter ID laws, by the reduction in polling places and early voting, and through many other tactics.

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Tues 5/21: AB-392 – Act to Save Lives. Call your assemblymember now!

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Image used by permission of Darrin Bell, winner of the 2019 Pulitzer Prize for editorial cartooning. The death of Trayvon Martin was one of driving motivations behind his amazing work.

ALL of the members of the CA Indivisible coalition are working together to drive calls to our legislators to push important bills through their house. Today, we’re asking for a flood of support for AB-392 “Peace officers: deadly force. This bill, backed by the ACLU, civil-liberties groups, labor unions, and families, CHANGES the standards about when police are allowed to use deadly force from “reasonable” to “only as a LAST resortand mandates de-escalation.

Minimal script: I’m calling from [zip code] and I’m calling (optional: “as a member of Indivisible”) to ask Assemblymember [___] to support AB 392 to change California’s policy for police use of deadly force.

More script if you want it: Too many people, mostly young men of color, are killed at the hands of police every year with no justice due to our weak standard for use of force. This needs to end.

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