Thurs 1/23: Americans have been lending a hand to our newest immigrants for generations. It’s our turn. Come join in!

  • We believe that immigration is what makes America great.
  • We believe that America needs immigrants – their energy, their inventiveness, their work ethic and their bravery, as much as they need opportunity and safe harbor.
  • We believe that helping our newest immigrants honors the sacrifices our own families made, and the help they received, when they first arrived in this country generations ago.
  • We believe that we can make a profound difference in the lives of others when we work together.

Action #1: SPREAD THE WORD! The UFW Citizenship fair is happening in PIRU tomorrow – Friday, Jan. 24th!

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The UFW doesn’t need more volunteers, but they’d appreciate if you’d share this with your social circle. NOTE: THEY HAVE FUNDING FOR DACA! Call to see if you, friends or family qualify. Flyers, in Spanish and English, are here.

Action #2: THIS SUNDAY- 1/26: Volunteer, help spread the word and/or donate to our local free citizenship fair – Swap Meet Justice! 

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Sun 12/29: Start your resolution to help our immigrant community a couple of days early this year! Join us!

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: THIS SUNDAY- 12/29: Volunteer, help spread the word and/or donate to our local free citizenship fair – Swap Meet Justice! 

What are we doing? We help our neighbors turn their green cards (permanent residency cards) into citizenship. We also help renew green card and DACA applications and register new voters. Come help! No experience required.

If you’ve never watch Ronald Reagan’s astonishing last speech as president, reminding his listeners that immigration is “the great life force of each generation of new Americans…” watch it here. (Quick timeline of the history of immigration here.)

  • More details on this event and downloadable flyers here!
  • Where: Oxnard Community Marketplace –  Oxnard College Campus.
  • When: We are open from 8am-3pm, last application starting at ±1:00 pm.
  • Note: First-time volunteers MUST take a 1-hour training course at 8:30 am. It’s actually really interesting. We do reserve the right to refuse the services of any volunteers.
  • Mark your calendar for next month and beyond!: 2020 dates are 1/26, 2/23, 3/29, 4/26, 5/31, 6/28, 7/26, 8/30, 9/27, 10/25, 11/29, and 12/27.

Thinking about being a volunteer? You don’t have to be a lawyer. You don’t need to speak a foreign language, but that extra skill is appreciated. You don’t have to be a citizen and you don’t have to be over 18. Teen volunteers are great! Basic requirement is that you care about helping our immigrant neighbors. We do reserve the right to respectfully refuse services from anyone. More details here!

Action #2: Donate in a powerful way for the needs in our own community. Share this information!

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Sun 11/24: Get into the family spirit of the holidays by helping your neighbors become citizens.

Action #1: THIS SUNDAY- 11/24: Volunteer, help spread the word and/or donate to our local free citizenship fair – Swap Meet Justice! 

What are we doing? We help our neighbors turn their green cards (permanent residency cards) into citizenship. We also help renew green card and DACA applications and register new voters. Come help! No experience required.

If you’ve never watch Ronald Reagan’s astonishing last speech as president, reminding his listeners that immigration is “the great life force of each generation of new Americans…” watch it here. (Quick timeline of the history of immigration here.)

  • More details on this event here!
  • Where: Oxnard Community Marketplace –  Oxnard College Campus.
  • When: We are open from 8am-3pm, last application starting at ±1:00 pm.
  • Note: First-time volunteers MUST take a 1-hour training course at 8:30 am. It’s actually really interesting.

Thinking about being a volunteer? You don’t have to be a lawyer. You don’t need to speak a foreign language, but that extra skill is appreciated. You don’t have to be a citizen and you don’t have to be over 18. Teen volunteers are great! Basic requirement is that you care about helping our immigrant neighbors. More details here!

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Sat 10/26 – Sun 10/27: So much to do! 4 local actions!

While our ethically-challenged president is mired in a mess of his own making, we are pushing forward. Here are four actions that will connect you more deeply with this great community.
(See 3 actions you can do from home to help in election and impeachment efforts in other states here)

Action #1: Saturday – 10/26: Join “Ventura Critical Mass” in their first “Solidarity Bide Ride” in Oxnard. 

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Critical Mass is an unorganized coincidence, a movement of bicycles in the streets, a monthly gathering to celebrate cycling and affirm the rights of cyclists in the streets. It is an idea and an event. It’s free. It is not a race. It’s just for fun. It happens when many cyclists meet in the same place, at the same time and decide to pedal the same route together for a while. The idea is for people to group together, making it safer for each other to ride bicycles through their streets. Saturday, October 26th. Meet at 1pm. The ride starts at 2pm. The route begins near Oxnard’s Downtown Main Library. More information on their Facebook page here.

Action #2: Saturday – 10/26: Volunteer Orientation – Diversity Collective Ventura County.

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Sunday 9/29 & onwards: We have so much to do! Mark your calendars – SIX (6) actions!

While our ethically-challenged president is mired in a mess of his own making, we are pushing forward. Here are six hands-on, educational or inspirational immigration-related actions that will make our community better. Join in!

Action #1: THIS SUNDAY- 9/29: Volunteer, help spread the word and/or donate to our local free citizenship fair – Swap Meet Justice! 

What are we doing? We help our neighbors turn their green cards (permanent residency cards) into citizenship. We also help renew green card and DACA applications and sign up new voters. Come help!

Thinking about being a volunteer? You don’t have to be a lawyer. You don’t need to speak a foreign language, but that extra skill is appreciated. You don’t have to be a citizen and you don’t have to be over 18. Teen volunteers are great! Note: First-time volunteers MUST take a 1-hour training course at 8:30 am.

  • More details here!
  • Where: Oxnard Community Marketplace –  Oxnard College Campus.
  • When: We are open from 8am-3pm, last application starting at ±1:00 pm.

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Sunday – 8/25 is HUGE with TWO great activities! Swap Meet Justice is “ON” and so is “Write for Your Rights 2019!”

If you’ve never watch Ronald Reagan’s astonishing last speech as president, reminding his listeners that immigration is “the great life force of each generation of new Americans…” watch it here. (Quick timeline of the history of immigration here.)

Action #1: Volunteer and spread the word about our free monthly immigration fair at Oxnard College this Sunday, 8-3!

Continuous volunteer trainings for Swap Meet Justice

WHAT?: Come to Swap Meet Justice at 8:30 am this Sunday morning and get trained to help there and at all future fairs! We love to have bilingual people but English-only volunteers are also most welcome. Volunteers do not need to be citizens, nor adults. Interested teens make great volunteers!

When: Aug. 25th – Sunday – 8:30 am  (and every last Sunday of the month, including 9/29, 10/27,  11/24,  and12/29)

Where: Swap Meet Justice is held at Oxnard College’s Community Marketplace, right next to the Student Bookstore.

More information, including Campus Map, documents to bring, eligibility rules and downloadable posters about the Swap Meet Justice fairs here.

Action #2 – Reach out to your legislators at Write for your Rights! Do something powerful that’s easy and fun!

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This weekend, 7/27 – 7/28, there are going to be TWO (2) citizenship fairs! Volunteer and spread the news! Let’s help make some new Americans!

Someday, someone you’ve helped will be in a video like this…

…which they will proudly show their kids and grandkids and retell their origin story of how they became an American. As completely 100% an American as anybody else.

Ronald Reagan, in his surprising last speech as president, (watch it here) reminded his listeners that immigration is “the great life force of each generation of new Americans…”  (Quick timeline of the history of immigration here.)

Share this information with people who need it!

Citizenship: If you know someone who’s had their permanent residency card (green card) for 5 years, or for 3 years if they’re married to a U.S. citizen, tell them to get their citizenship application done for free, with trained volunteers and volunteer lawyers at either fair on the flyer below. Saturday 7/27 and Sunday 7/28.

Citizenship, DACA and Green Card Renewals: Tell them to get their citizenship, DACA and green card renewal applications done for free, with trained volunteers and volunteer lawyers at Swap Meet Justice on Sunday 7/28. (See flyer below for details)

Citizenship for those who can’t speak English well: An applicant can apply for citizenship in their own language if:

  • If the applicant is 50 or older, and has had their green card for 20 years or more.
  • If the applicant is 55 or older, and has had their green card for 15 years or more.
  • If the applicant is 65 or older, and has had their green card for 20 years or more.

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We love to have bilingual people but English-only volunteers are also most welcome. Volunteers do not need to be citizens, nor adults. Interested teens make great volunteers! Continue reading “This weekend, 7/27 – 7/28, there are going to be TWO (2) citizenship fairs! Volunteer and spread the news! Let’s help make some new Americans!”

Thurs 7/25: Volunteer training for citizenship fairs – 6:00 pm TONIGHT!!!

Action! – Come get trained to help make people citizens! It’s fun!

Always wanted to voluteer at local citizenship fairs, including Swap Meet Justice, but couldn’t make our regular 8:30 am Sunday training class at Oxnard Swap Meet?

Now, there’s an option! Come tonight!

Volunteer Training:

  • Teens welcome!
  • We need biligual speakers, but “English-only” welcome and necessary too.
  • Once you’re trained, you are welcome at all our citizenship fairs!
  • You’ll get to practice what you learn almost immediately, as Ventura County has TWO citizenship fairs THIS WEEKEND! Information here!

Where/When/How to I access all this fun?

Mark your calendars! Next weekend, 7/27-28, there are going to be TWO (2) citizenship fairs! Volunteer to help your neighbors become our newest Americans

Detail from antique engraved Victorian illustration of Statue of Liberty at night, 1878.

Someday, someone you’ve helped will be in a video like this…

…which they will proudly show their kids and grandkids and retell the story of how they became an American. As completely 100% an American as anybody else.

Ronald Reagan, in his surprising last speech as president, (watch it here) reminded his listeners that immigration is “the great life force of each generation of new Americans…”  (Quick timeline of the history of immigration here.)

Get trained to help!

We love to have bilingual people but English-only volunteers are also most welcome. Volunteers do not need to be citizens, nor adults. Interested teens make great volunteers! Continue reading “Mark your calendars! Next weekend, 7/27-28, there are going to be TWO (2) citizenship fairs! Volunteer to help your neighbors become our newest Americans”