Get the truth out of Exxon! Have they been misleading us?

Script: I am urging CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra (800-952-5225) to join the attorneys general of Massachusetts and New York in their investigation into Exxon efforts to mislead the public about the effects of fossil fuels on our climate. Exxon may still be perpetrating this fraudulent scheme on investors and the public. If so, they must be stopped and prosecuted.

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Go see “An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power”

Monday, August 7, 7:45 PM
The Hitchcock Theatre
371 South Hitchcock Way, Santa Barbara

Indivisible has partnered with Al Gore to keep attention on climate change.

The 7:45 showing  is hosted by CEC, Sierra Club, Food & Water Watch that will include Q&A discussion focused on local actions. Or go see it locally. It’s playing at the Century 10.

Afterward, a Q&A discussion will be focused on local actions – learn how you can become involved.

This Week in Resistance – “Collusion isn’t Illegal!” Edition

There are some dark forces at work here. So let’s review our strongest weapon, one that we can wield every day like a short rectangular wand…

Yes, it is your humble, yet amazing phone!

FAQ’s

How do I know who to phone or what to say?
Click here.
Calling people I don’t know gives me hives. Really!
Click here.
Why do I need to call? All my representatives are Democrats.
Click here.
I have a life, you know. I don’t have time to make these calls every day
Yesterday, we posted the Friday 10-minute Resistance Diet. It consisted of 3 issues for our senators and 2 for our representative, plus 2 written regulatory comments. If one keeps the written comments short and pithy, it can be done in LESS than 10 minutes. I used the spare time to call a few more of Feinstein’s offices.
Why do I need to do this? Aren’t there enough of you people doing this already?
What the GOP is doing can cost you thousands of dollars, a bankruptcy, or even your health, your life or the life of someone you care about. Pretty big stakes. Yeah, we’re crazy committed, but we can’t personally make the thousands of calls a day that are necessary to make the GOP nervous. Please jump in. It gets faster and easier. It makes you powerful.
Here’s the latest comparison between the ACA and the GOP plan.
Click here.
Here’s how Trump can make us miserable even if the GOP can’t get the votes they need.
Click here.
Calling is way easier than doing this.
Click here.
Does all this calling really have any effect?
Yes. Click here. Continue reading “This Week in Resistance – “Collusion isn’t Illegal!” Edition”

Friday 10-minute Resistance Diet

We at Indivisible gnaw on legislators’ corruption and greed. The effort keeps us lean.

This has been a big week for bad bills! 


Let’s do a 10-minute call blitz to add to our legislator’s call tallies. We have short and long versions for scripts. Choose what seems natural to you. If calling makes you nervous, take a minute to read this:
 https://tinyurl.com/God-I-hate-calling

Senator Calls

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Your Weekly Dose of Sanity-Saving Good News! – The Real 4th of July Edition

This kind of makes me cry. This is what makes all of our resistance efforts worthwhile. This is what makes it imperative that we continue. These kids know what is right. We owe it to them to keep fighting the cancer of hatred and fear that is spreading through our society. We owe it to them to keep fighting the dark-money forces that are entrenched in every branch of government. Let this be a real 4th of July, where we celebrate the true gifts that America promises. Then, go out and protest, because that’s how we keep them.

We still have a long way to go…

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Let’s join other cities in committing to 100% renewable energy by 2030!

The Feds have dropped the ball on fighting climate change. Our President just took us out of the Paris Climate Accord and our government is now festering with science-deniers.

It’s time for us to step up to fill the gap with local action!

The City of Ventura created a great Environmental report in 2012: http://www.ca-ilg.org/sites/main/files/file-attachments/draft-environmental-strategy-v_1_9-mw1.pdf.

But let’s ask them to go further than 20% renewable energy by 2020!

Let’s join Santa Barbara and 29 other cities who are committing to 100% renewable energy by 2030.  Here’s the docs from the City of Santa Barbara we can use as a guide. https://tinyurl.com/ybugka62, https://tinyurl.com/yckav3mt, & https://tinyurl.com/y7g2hjjf.

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Support the Environment in the Budget!

Fight Trump’s multi-pronged attack on the environment!

Trump has pulled us out of the Paris Climate Accord, and his budget slashes EPA funding by 31%.  Ask Congress to support common-sense climate action, by completely funding the EPA, and providing foreign assistance for climate adaptation, funding for alternative energy research, and job retraining for workers impacted by the transition to clean energy.

Script:  I’m calling to ask (___) to counter Trump’s move on the Paris Climate Accord by fighting for common-sense climate action in the budget, including fully funding the EPA and transitioning us to a clean energy future.

(Depending on your zip code, call your rep.)
Call Rep. Julia Brownley: DC (202) 225-5811, Oxnard (805) 379-1779, T.O. (805) 379-1779
Call Rep. Salud Carbajal: DC (202) 225-3601, SB (805) 730-1710 SLO (805) 546-8348

(Call both of our senators)
Call Senator Feinstein: DC (202) 224-3841, LA (310) 914-7300, SF (415) 393-0707, SD (619) 231-9712, Fresno (559) 485-7430
Call Senator Harris: DC (202) 224-3553, LA (213) 894-5000, SAC (916) 448-2787, Fresno (916) 448-2787, SF (415) 355-9041, SD (619) 239-3884
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It’s decision time for hundreds of pieces of legislation in California this week. Make some calls!

The Senate’s fiscal committee will decide the fate of bills on Thursday, June 1st; the Assembly will do so on Friday, June 2nd.  The ones that pass will then move to the opposite house.

With our strong Democratic majority, California has the ability to counter some of the negative policies coming out of Washington D.C. Our friends at Indivisible San Francisco short-listed some of the most important bills. If you have time this week, please pick the ones that speak the most to you, and make some phone calls.

State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson and Assemblywoman Monique Limon don’t receive many calls from their constituents, so if we all make our voices heard this week, we can make a real difference.

CALL TO STATE ACTION

TUESDAY 5/30 – FRIDAY 6/2
Pick your favorite bills from the list ISF has put together and let our state MoCs know how you feel.

Assembly: Call State Assembly Member Monique Limón: Sacramento: (916) 319-2037, Santa Barbara: (805) 564-1649, Ventura: (805) 641-3700 If outside of these areas, find your Representatives here.