It doesn’t matter if the crime occurs in a “health-care” bill or a “tax” bill.

Once again, the GOP is trying to kill the ACA by removing the mandate.

What they’re actually doing is killing Americans.

Removing access to health insurance for 13,000,000 Americans will cause people to die unnecessarily in a country which is touted as having the “best health care in the world”.

If the mere transfer of money from the poor and middle-class to the wealthiest of our society is corrupt and immoral, then the actual killing of us is should be described as criminal.

Ask for what we want! Every day. Over and over.

Minimal Script for a Democratic Legislator: 

I’m calling from [zip code] and I want to thank Senator [Harris/Feinstein] for opposing the Senate GOP tax bill.

We never asked for a tax cut. Are you ready to write things down?

What we want is accessible, comprehensive and affordable health care, protection of our social safety nets like Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security, investment in our schools and public infrastructure, affordable higher education for all, and protection of our air, water and natural resources. (Add on anything thing else we missed!)

Minimal Script for a Republican Legislator: 

I’m calling from [zip code] and I want to tell Sen. [___]  that we never asked for a tax cut. Are you ready to write things down?

What we want is accessible, comprehensive and affordable health care, protection of our social safety nets like Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security, investment in our schools and public infrastructure, affordable higher education for all, and protection of our air, water and natural resources. (Add on anything thing else we missed!)

Please tell your boss that if he/she/they  [___] vote for this fraudulent rich-get-richer scheme over our best interests, he/she/they will need a career backup plan after the next election.

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

and Senator Harris: DC (202) 224-3553, LA (213) 894-5000, SAC (916) 448-2787, Fresno (559) 497-5109, SF (415) 355-9041, SD (619) 239-3884,  email

Other Senator Contacts: http://www.phoneyourrep.com

More Information: Continue reading “It doesn’t matter if the crime occurs in a “health-care” bill or a “tax” bill.”

Why we Need to Help our Sister District, CA-25, rid themselves of Steve Knight – and how YOU can Help!

We Venturans can’t vote Knight out, but we can help our neighbors and friends in Simi Valley and Santa Clarita rid themselves of him – and help ourselves by removing one of the 24 Trump minions needed to turn the House blue!

See all events below.

Let us count the ways Steve Knight has betrayed us: He votes with Trump 98% of the time. He voted against our healthcare. He voted for the #TrumpTaxScam. The National Rifle Association gives him an A rating. He’s rabidly anti-choice. He opposed raises to minimum wage for workers. And his environmental record is dismal.

And we’d bet our shirts that when it’s time to vote for the DREAMers or the Stupid Border Wall, he’s going to rubber stamp Trump too. 

How can we beat him? Indivisible Ventura is proud to announce that we’ve joined forces with Swing SoCal Left, a powerful coalition of organizations determined to Flip the 25th and we’ll be organizing trips to register voters, canvass, and get out the vote!

Here’s where we are needed in  February to flip the 25th – it’s so much fun!: Continue reading “Why we Need to Help our Sister District, CA-25, rid themselves of Steve Knight – and how YOU can Help!”

 NO on the Heartbeat Protection Act (HR 490)

Minimal script: I’m calling from [zip code] to ask Rep. [___] to vote NO on HR 490 “Heartbeat Protection Act of 2017.”
More script if you want it: This Act would criminalize doctors who perform abortions after the 6th week, subjecting them to a fine and up to 5 years imprisonment, with no exceptions except to save the life of the mother, not even for incest or rape. Like the majority of Americans,  I support legal, accessible and safe abortions.

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

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

Other Rep Contacts: http://www.phoneyourrep.com

More Info: 

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This Week in Sanity-saving Good News – “The Kids are Alright” Edition…

Lego welcomes the women of NASA.

The kids are alright.

First, let’s talk about this 11 year-old girl who’s been worried about the Flint water situation since she’s been 9. Along with playing piano, swimming, fencing and taking dance lessons, she has invented the cheapest, most effective test for lead in water and won “America’s Top Young Scientist”. God, what was I doing when I was 11?

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Then there’s Ames Mayfield, who in 14 years or so, will be running for office. Put in on your calendars now.

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Continue reading “This Week in Sanity-saving Good News – “The Kids are Alright” Edition…”

The War on Women is on…Fight back! +3 Actions! (HHS Deadline Oct. 27)

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Chapters #1 – 100  “In the beginning…”

In case you haven’t been keeping track, the contraception and “pain capable” issues are just the tail end in a long line of federal assaults on the rights and interests of women.

Catch up here: tinyurl.com/100-ways-to-hurt-women

Amongst the states, almost 400 anti-abortion bills, of various types, were introduced last year.

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Battle #1 – Rolling back of ACA contraceptive coverage

Minimal Script: I’m calling from [zip code] ask Rep. [___] to take any and all actions to ensure all women have affordable access to healthcare, including no-copay contraception.

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

Other Rep Contacts: http://www.phoneyourrep.com

More info:  Continue reading “The War on Women is on…Fight back! +3 Actions! (HHS Deadline Oct. 27)”

Senator, Stop Trump’s Sabotage of the ACA!

Minimal Script#1:  I’m calling from [zip code]  to ask Sen. [___] to oppose Trump’s Executive Order for “Association Health Plans” that will flood the market with junk health insurance plans, and undermine the California insurance market.

More Info:
http://www.cnn.com/2017/10/12/politics/trump-obamacare-executive-order/index.html

Minimal Script#2:   I’m calling from [zip code]  to ask Sen. [___] to compel the Federal government to continue subsidy payments to stabilize the health care markets after Trump’s assault on our health care by executive order.

More Script if you want it: His actions will cause millions to lose access to affordable health care and will plunge ACA markets into chaos.

More Info https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/12/us/politics/trump-obamacare-executive-order-health-insurance.html

Contact info for both actions: Continue reading “Senator, Stop Trump’s Sabotage of the ACA!”