Mon. 4/9 – Tonight, come help DACA kids with their renewal application forms!

“The image of America deporting fellow Americans is not something this country or the Republican Party want to see unfolding every night on the national and local news.”
Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.), a top champion of Dreamer relief

Action: Come to help tonight! Show up at 5:00 for the instruction lecture at One Step A La Vez at 421 Sespe Ave, Fillmore and stay from 5:30 – 7:30 to assist DACA recipients.  Continue reading “Mon. 4/9 – Tonight, come help DACA kids with their renewal application forms!”

Friday – 3/2 – They’re coming for everything…

Action #1 – “NO” on S.2155 – Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act”

From Indivisible: “The week of March 5, the Senate is expected to vote on S. 2155, the deceptively named “Economic Growth, Regulary Relief and Consumer Protection Act”. This bill guts key portions of the Dodd-Frank Act and would shield25 of the world’s 38 biggest banks, such as Deutsche Bank and Santander from regulation and roll back key consumer protections. Indivisible has put out an explainer page here. Here are the basic points.

  • The bill puts us at risk of another crisis. It raises the oversight threshold from $50 billion to $250 billion, exempting 25 of the 38 biggest banks, many of whom received TARP bailout money, from regulation.
  • It allow racial discrimination in mortgage lending to go unchecked
  • It erodes critical consumer protections
  • It started with good intentions to help community banks and consumers, but then lost its way as it was altered to help giants continue their unethical practices..

Check out if your Senator (12 Democrats signed on) got caught up in this here. Continue reading “Friday – 3/2 – They’re coming for everything…”

Tues. 2/20 – DACA & immigration – fast actions and information update

“The image of America deporting fellow Americans is not something this country or the Republican Party want to see unfolding every night on the national and local news.”
Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.), a top champion of Dreamer relief

Action #1: Call your Rep. and Senators to give them support to do the right thing. Contact information at the bottom of this post.

Sample Script: I am calling from [zip code] to ask Rep. [___] and Senator [___] to continue opposing any DACA bill that includes Trump’s racistfour pillars” immigration plan. Oh, and please don’t confirm Acting ICE Director Thomas Homan.

Action #2: Be part of the resistance network. Print out these flyers in English and Spanish for this DACA renewal clinic and post them in public spaces, and/or send them digitally to friends and organizations who can get them to those in need. Spanish, English Continue reading “Tues. 2/20 – DACA & immigration – fast actions and information update”

Monday 2/5 – Standing Indivisible.

ACTION #1 – Stand up for our Servers! – DEADLINE TODAY, FEB. 5th!

The Department of Labor has proposed a rule making it legal for employers to take tips if they pay minimum wage. In a new report, 80% of the stolen tips, 4.6 billion annually would be taken from women and their families. Although proponents of this rule say that its for the benefit of back-of-house workers, owners do NOT have to share them with anyone else and can simply pocket them. Some already do.

Sample Written Script: I object to this tip rule (RIN: 1235-AA21). It’d go against decades of federal and state law and precedent, which has safeguarded tips as the property of the workers who receive them. If adopted, this regulation would force a vulnerable workforce further into poverty, economic instability, and vulnerability to harassment and assault. I urge the Department of Labor to withdraw this proposed rule (RIN: 1235-AA21).

Submit your comment here

More information:

Action #2 – Are we a  “Give a hand up” or a “Pull up the Drawbridge!” society? Continue reading “Monday 2/5 – Standing Indivisible.”

We ALL Marched for Justice in Ventura!

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A beautiful day to march, to celebrate unity after the Thomas Fire, and to come together in peace and love, Ventura County Rising and the March for Justice was everything we hoped it would be!

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Weekend of Resistance! – Sunday Edition!

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We had a wonderful day yesterday!

We danced to an amazing band, listened to great speeches, including the keynote speech from Indivisible Ventura Co-Director Veronica James, talked and marched with fellow resistors and filled up our souls again on the strength and resilience we need as we prepare for the 2018 elections. 

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Today, Sunday, January 21st, the “Weekend of Resistance” event will focus on the anniversary of Roe v. Wade.  

Please join those of us who believe in a women’s right to privacy and self-determination at 2-5pm for the the VCRRN Movie Screening of:

Birthright: A War Story.

“This is a feature length documentary that examines how women are being jailed, physically violated and even put at risk of dying as a radical movement tightens its grip across America.”

Facebook event link here.
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Weekend of Resistance! – Come fill up on hope, strength and friendship!

 

Both Saturday and Sunday this weekend, Ventura County is sponsoring resistance activities on the anniversary of the first Women’s March, the largest collective protest march in US history. 

Come make history again and join in with your fellow resistors and fill up on the strength and resilience we need as we prepare for the 2018 elections. If you missed the last march, come join with us now.   

THIS Saturday, Jan. 20th – Women’s March Day Everywhere!

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Come to your local Ventura County event! It’s a march, it’s a rally, it’s fun! Lots of community organizers to talk to and learn about opportunities to become involved. Bring your family-friendly signs that express our political strength and committment to creating a world that stands up not only for women’s rights but also for justice for all. You don’t have to be part of the planning committee to help out at this event. You can sign up to work a shift during, before, or after the rally and still participate in the march itself. If you would like to help/volunteer at the event, there are still volunteer slots to fill at this  link.

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