Indivisible’s Potluck Blowout – How do we Move Forward with Healthcare?

Join Indivisible Ventura, Indivisible Ojai Valley,  Indivisible Conejo, Physicians for Progress, the National Health Law Program, Grassroots Ventura, MoveOn, and a host of other Ventura County organizations on Saturday, October 21. Bring a dish, bring a friend, and get ready to socialize and hear from a spectacular line-up of speakers!

When: Saturday, October 21, 11:30 – 1:30 PM
Where: Knights of Columbus Hall, 36 Figueroa Plaza, Ventura (directions here) 
Bring: Your favorite dish, a friend, and your unbridled energy!
RSVP (and SHARE) on our Facebook Event Page: facebook.com/events/1385884568176423 or by emailing indivisibleventura@gmail.com

Knowledge is key to understanding the options we have for moving forward toward the best healthcare our nation can deliver. Our aim is to learn about these options and share this knowledge into our communities.

Our line-up of incredible speakers (bios below):
Dr. Josephine Soliz will make the case that we as a country spend more money on poorer care on a smaller percentage of our population than all the other developed countries that have figured out, better than we have, how to provide health insurance and thus access to healthcare to 100% of their population.
Dr. Minako Watabe will present the case for universal access to health insurance from the patient harm perspective.
Dr. Clint McBride will key us in about single payer healthcare/insurance.
Michael Williams, Director of Grey Law of Ventura County will speak of the dangers to citizens currently on Medicare and Medi-Cal if the proposed changes to Obamacare are implemented.
Héctor Hernández-Delgado, Staff Attorney for National Health Law Program will give us an overview of our existing healthcare model, touching on single payer and legal implications/ramifications.
Afterward, we will screen the movie Fix it: Healthcare at the Tipping Point

Bios  (and detailed directions to the venue, including access to the rear entrance, due to construction):

Continue reading “Indivisible’s Potluck Blowout – How do we Move Forward with Healthcare?”

Indivisible’s Potluck Blowout – Setting the Stage for the Take-back of Congress in 2018! Speakers Galore!

Join Indivisible Ventura, Indivisible Ojai Valley,  Indivisible Conejo and a host of other Ventura County organizations on Saturday, September 30. Bring a dish, bring a friend, and get ready to socialize and hear from a spectacular line-up of speakers!

When: Saturday, September 30, 11:30 – 1:30 PM
Where: Knights of Columbus Hall, 36 Figueroa Plaza, Ventura 
Bring: Your favorite dish, a friend, and your unbridled energy!
RSVP on our Facebook Event Page: facebook.com/events/350846208699765

Our line-up of incredible speakers (bios below):

Zacharie Boisvert of Indivisible National will speak about Indivisible’s relentless drive toward the 2018 elections!

Jennifer Eis, the Field Director/Co-Founder of Indivisible: Conejo, will fill us in on the local ground game in play for flipping Congress blue.

Helen Conly, President of the Ojai Democratic Club, will show us how easy it is to register your family, friends, neighbors (and the occasional waitress) to vote! We will have voter registration forms on hand for you to take with you.

Dr. Gregory K. Freeland, Phd. for Califoria Lutheran University’s Department of Political Science, Director of the Global Studies Program, faculty adviser to Model United Nations will be talking about gerrymandering and the surpression of minority voters.

Allied Progressive Front will speak out their efforts to aid voters whose voting rights have been deliberately sabotaged.

Lucia Marquez of CAUSE (causenow.org) will be speaking on the local issue of district vs. at-large elections and the effect on our minority communities.

Note: We have the right to refuse admission. Attendees exhibiting disruptive behavior will be asked to leave.

 

How to help Houston.

(from NPR) Thanks, Avrom from The Resistance: Peaceful Action for sharing this)
Here’s How You Can Help People Affected By Harvey
http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/08/28/546745827/looking-to-help-those-affected-by-harvey-here-s-a-list  (Will be updated as new info comes in.)
General Relief
Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner established a Harvey relief fund at The Greater Houston Community Foundation (https://ghcfdisaster.kimbia.com/hurricaneharveyrelieffund). The organization connects donors with a network of nonprofits and innovative solutions in the social sector.
GlobalGiving (https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/hurricane-harvey-relief-fund/), which calls itself the largest global crowdfunding community, has a goal of raising $2 million for its Harvey relief fund. Funds will be used first for immediate needs of food, water and shelter and then transition to long-term recovery efforts.
United Way of Greater Houston (https://www.unitedwayhouston.org/flood/flood-donation/) has launched a relief fund for storm-related needs and recovery. The organization says it already maintains a disaster relief fund but anticipates the needs of Harvey will far exceed those existing resources. Continue reading “How to help Houston.”

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.

Your Weekly Dose of Sanity-Saving Good News!

Watch the celebrations outside the Senate when word of the failure came back! (There’s a bunch of happy videos here)

I hear over and over…”Don’t talk to me about politics. It’s too overwhelming. It stresses me out.”

I’m going to make a different plea. Come join in! Continue reading “Your Weekly Dose of Sanity-Saving Good News!”

Standing Indivisible – Help register voters in Devin Nunes’ district!

Yes, it’s this weekend!

Come join us, Indivisible Ventura, Ojai Indivisible, Indivisible Conejo and others! If you haven’t signed up yet, here’s the Signup Link:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/15Qtw7MdmDhCA4xUpt8MLZxeVsRkwN8H9dMoVErXmaGw/viewform?edit_requested=true

Here’s more info:

Good evening, progressive warriors!

We’re getting excited – our advance team is heading to Fresno on Friday to join our fantastic local organizers and volunteers – the countdown has begun! We can’t wait to welcome you to our first monthly canvass as we begin to take back Congressional District 22!

I’m going to recap general info below for everyone so that new people to the sign-up can get the big picture. We also have the sign-up link for our statewide all-volunteer conference call Thursday, July 20 at 7pm PST. Plus, we’ve included some carpool and hotel updates. Read on for lots of helpful information, and please don’t hesitate to reach out if you have questions. Continue reading “Standing Indivisible – Help register voters in Devin Nunes’ district!”

Your Weekly Dose of Sanity-Saving Good News! – The “Holding Hands” Edition

As soon as I read this story…I knew that I wasn’t alone in thinking how inspirational this was. Alison & Stephanie connected it to this amazing essay from Rebecca Solnit comparing the conservative ideology of isolation to the reality of our communion with each other and the world:
“The modern right may wish that every man were an island, entire of himself, but no one is wholly independent. You can’t survive without taking air into your lungs, you didn’t give birth to or raise yourself, you won’t bury yourself, and in between you won’t produce most of the goods and services you depend on to live. Your gut is full of microorganisms, without which you could not digest all the plants and animals, likely grown by other people, on which you rely to survive. We are nodes on intricate systems, synapses snapping on a great collective brain; we are in it together, for better or worse.” 

So in honor of these awesome people who held hands to help strangers, let’s start with news from states where aid and respect was extended to others… Continue reading “Your Weekly Dose of Sanity-Saving Good News! – The “Holding Hands” Edition”