If Mueller is Fired, we WILL (Flash Mob) Protest. Details here!

In the event of Trump firing special counsel, Robert Mueller, Venturans are prepared to hold a FLASH MOB PROTEST for the day when this move occurs.

(Co-sponsored by GrassrootsVentura and Indivisible Ventura. Similar events are being planned throughout the nation.)

Clearly the firing of Mueller would be an attempt to quash the investigation of Trump and his campaign. This would make the firing an obstruction of justice, an impeachable offense, and probably a partial admission of guilt by POTUS.

Protestors will thus be standing up for American Justice, the Constitution’s systems of checks and balances, and calling for the impeachment of DJT.

As soon as such news breaks, Rapid Resistance Protestors will begin to assemble at the corner of Telephone & Victoria, by the Ventura County Government Center. Participants should start getting their signs made now.

No specific date can be posted here at this time. However, as soon as the news of the firing is made public, we must be ready to assemble beginning at 3:00 PM.

We will update Facebook, Twitter, and will attempt to reach all of you as soon as possible the day the news is released. Stand at READY RESISTANCE TEAM! Check your text messages and emails frequently for Mueller updates and to hear our call to action. Send your phone number or email to: grassrootsventura@gmail.com

Participants should wear

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The Stupid Border Wall is not JUST a waste of money. It threatens our biggest wildlife refuges.

Although Trump has concerns for drug dealers throwing bags over the wall, he hasn’t given any thought to wildlife. Initial construction testing has begun on a section that would split an refuge ecosystem in two. Negative wildlife impact from border fencing has been well-documented, and this unnecessary barrier will harm our wildlife and the environment.  

Script: I calling Congressperson [_____]  to OPPOSE including any border-wall funding in the next budget, and to oppose any legislation that would provide additional funding. Not only is this a waste of money, but it also destroys our national wildlife refuges, as well as the eco-tourism that thrives because of them.

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

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

More Info: Continue reading “The Stupid Border Wall is not JUST a waste of money. It threatens our biggest wildlife refuges.”

Demand that Congress oversees Russia Sanctions, not Trump!

The Senate’s bipartisan bill (S.722) on sanctions for Russia and Iran heads to the House. The bill codifies the Obama sanctions, beefs up sanctions on cyber activity and weapons sales, and adds new sanctions for human rights violations. Critically, it gives Congress, not Trump’s administration, the right to review and reject any lifting of sanctions against Russia.

Script:  I’m calling to urge Representative […] to support the efforts to enforce Congressional oversight for any lifting of sanctions against Russia and Iran.  It’s clear that we cannot trust the Trump administration to do the right thing.

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

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

More Info: Continue reading “Demand that Congress oversees Russia Sanctions, not Trump!”

No Hearing, No Vote. Drag TrumpCare into Public View!

The No Hearing, No Vote Act requires any bill being passed under reconciliation to go through at least one committee and one hearing. A low bar but TrumpCare can’t clear it. Ask our Senators if they support this bill, and thank them if the answer is yes. In the meantime, they need to withhold-consent and filibuster-by-amendment to drag this monster into public view.

Script:  I’m calling ask Senator [Feinstein/Harris] if she is planning on cosponsoring the “No Hearing No Vote Act”, as well as committing to a withhold-consent and filibuster-by-amendment strategy to get expert and public reaction to the GOP’s healthcare bill.

(Call both of our senators)
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 (916) 448-2787, SF (415) 355-9041, SD (619) 239-3884

More Info: Continue reading “No Hearing, No Vote. Drag TrumpCare into Public View!”

USA is Not for Sale – Thank our MoC for insisting Trump complies with the emoluments clause

 

Because Trump refuses to divest himself of his business holdings or fully disclose his conflicts of interest to Congress, 196 members of congress have filed a lawsuit to force Trump to comply with the emoluments clause in the constitution.  Let’s take some time today to thank Representative [Carbajal/Brownley], who has signed on to the lawsuit.

 (Write your District Representative)

Rep. Julia Brownley 300 E. Esplanade Drive, Suite 470, Oxnard, CA, 93036 or juliabrownley.house.gov

Rep. Salud Carbajal 360 S. Hope Ave, Suite C-301, Santa Barbara, CA, 93105 or carbajal.house.gov

More Info:  Continue reading “USA is Not for Sale – Thank our MoC for insisting Trump complies with the emoluments clause”

March for Truth: Get your signs, grab your sunblock, relocate your hat & water bottle!

On Saturday, June 3, both Santa Barbara and Los Angeles will be holding a March for Truth. The goals are simple and bipartisan (at least, theoretically):

  • Establish a fully funded, non-partisan independent commission;
  • As much information as possible should be made public as soon as possible;
  • Congress should require Donald Trump to release his tax returns to clarify his business interests and obligations to any foreign entity;
  • If crimes were committed or if collusion is discovered, they must be prosecuted.

Those are goals we can all get behind!

More details here…

SB: https://www.facebook.com/events/1882308865358664

LA: https://www.facebook.com/events/1475736765830647/

Trump’s budget includes a mean-spirited 25% cut to the food stamp (SNAP) program!

Trump’s budget cuts 25% from the food stamp (SNAP) budget. 45 million Americans, nearly half of them children who rely on food stamps. Studies consistently show that SNAP reduces hunger and food insecurity and provides lasting health benefits to recipients. SNAP is also an important way to lift families out of poverty, and to tide them over during times of economic insecurity.

Script: I’m calling to ask (____) to oppose any cuts to SNAP.  I do not support funding tax cuts for the wealthy by cutting critical food assistance to families and children.

Call all three Members of Congress!

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

AND 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

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

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

More InfoContinue reading “Trump’s budget includes a mean-spirited 25% cut to the food stamp (SNAP) program!”

Your Weekly Dose of Sanity-saving Good News: Wonder Women Unleash Their Lassos of Truth Edition!

Women dominated the resistance news cycle this week – Wonder Women Unite! But first, some crazy-good news…

Former FBI director Robert Mueller was appointed as special counsel to investigate the Trump campaign’s ties to Russia. To everyone who protested or called their member of Congress to demand an investigation: You helped make this happen! Indivisible Ventura hammered this issue from every angle we could think of  – 22 calls to action – and your calls made a difference!

Single payer health care is closer to becoming law in New York and California than ever before but if we want it, everyone is going to have to ask for it. Tell Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson that you care about SB562:  SAC (916) 651-4019, SB  (805) 965-0862, (805) 988-1940 See the full call to action here.

These guys are ROCKSTARS! The ACLU took legal action to force Trump to produce evidence of voter fraud claims. How many executive orders have lawsuits against them? We’ve kinda lost count.

Public support for gay marriage has reached a new high.

Wonder Women Unleash Their Lassos of Truth!

Last Sunday was Mother’s Day.  42 years before it became an official holiday filled with roses, chocolate and Kodak moments, it was something quite differentand we can be proud to say that women have risen again to resist.

Susan Rice admonishes Trump Continue reading “Your Weekly Dose of Sanity-saving Good News: Wonder Women Unleash Their Lassos of Truth Edition!”

Scripts about Russia for Everyone! Pick the ones that work best for you!

GOP Senator: Hi, my name is ____ and I’m a constituent at [zip code]. I’mcalling to find out whether and when Senator ____ is going to take a stand regarding Trump’s divulging of classified information to Russian diplomats. As a resident of ____ and as an American, I expect Senator ____ to protect me, and to protect my country. Trump’s actions damaged our relationships with allies and made us less safe. [Go to either option below:]

[If they have made a statement condemning Trump’s actions]: I appreciate Senator _____’s understanding of the gravity of this situation, but a statement isn’t enough. What exactly is Senator ____ going to do to protect me as a citizen of _____, and as an American? At what point will the Senator start to put actions behind words, and be the leader that I know he/she can be? We’re waiting, and hoping, that he/she does the right thing and asks for Trump’s resignation. If he/she doesn’t I can guarantee that I will do everything in my power, and my fellow constituents will do everything in their power, to ensure that the Senator understands the tenacity of our disapproval. This will not go away.

[If they have made a wishy-washy statement]: Continue reading “Scripts about Russia for Everyone! Pick the ones that work best for you!”