Fri – 10/26: Part 3 – Your crazy-busy weekend: Hands-on volunteering – Last-Sunday Citizenship/DACA fair.

In case you missed Parts 1 & 2…

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Part 1Sunday rally in Ventura for the “Trial of the Century”

 

 

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Part 2Create your weekend Canvassing Plan

Reminder: Deadline today on CA Clean Car Standard comments!

Today is the last day to comment on the Trump administrations’ rollback of our CA Clean Car Standards here. Just because Congress is out, doesn’t mean the destruction of our environment is on hiatus too…

Part 3 – Oct. 28, Sun. – October’s Last-Sunday Free Citizenship/DACA Fair

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Mon – 10/22: Last day to register and some of this week’s amazing activities. Join in!

Keep checking for new additions here.

Oct. 22 –  Today! Ask every person you see  – “Are you registered to vote?”

Then help them get registered. On your phone, or theirs. Share this with young people, even if they hate the term “millennials”.

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Mon – Oct. 1: They are sending kids to concentration camps. In America. Now. And that’s just the start…

While we’ve been distracted by the cruel farce which is this judicial confirmation process with an angry, definitely verbally abusive and possibly alcoholic nominee (keep calling!)  terrible things have been happening to children…

Action #1 – Join Movimiento Cosecha is sponsoring #NoBusinessWithICE National Day of Action

To deal with their self-made crises of increasing migrant children populations, the Trump administration has, again, been ripping kids away from what they know. This time it’s from the smaller licensed shelters and foster homes they’ve been living in. Now we’re transporting them to 20-person tents in the “unregulated” desert tent city of Tornillo, Texas, and removing their access to schooling and lawyers. This is child abuse.

Join Movimiento Cosecha on Facebook here.
Take the pledge here and pass it on to your social network.

Minimal script: I’m calling from [zip code] and I want to know what Rep./Senator [___] is doing to both stop our government from dumping kids into concentration camps at our border and to get them placed with their families with minimal ICE intrusion.

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Mon 9/10: Hey, the government wants to know what we think of incarcerating little kids indefinitely. Let’s make Mr. Rogers proud and tell them!

Mr. Rogers’ widow says if he were alive he’d speak out about the treatment of undocumented children.(remezcla) It’s our responsibility to do it now in his place.

Action #1 – Write a comment to prevent the indefinite incarceration of immigrant families. Deadline: Nov. 6th

“These places can destroy people.”

We have 57 days left to flood this government rules site with comments protesting the revocation of the Flores Agreement’s 20-day maximum limit for incarcerating children. The government wants to lock up families, including young children, indefinitely, instead of utilizing alternate methodologies to ensure hearing attendence that have been proven effective and humane. Detaining families indefinitely is not the answer for protecting our borders.

Comment here.

Read the entire rule text here.

Read other comments for inspiration here. We’ve included some great comments at the bottom of this post. They don’t have to be long. You can use someone’s comments as a basis, but try to insert your own voice for your comment to be fully counted at the deadline.

Action #2 – Sign this petition

Sign this petition here.

Action #3 – Call your senator to vote “NO” on Kavanaugh – our immigrants will not be safe with him. 

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Sun – 8/19: Everyday morality in five acts.

We are not powerless against this government.

Our outrage over the administration’s inhumane policy of separating families became a living force. Regular people resisted this moral wrong in every way possible, writing letters to the editor, making calls, rallying, marching, blocking streets and ICE facilities, witnessing arrests – that energy was translated into actions by our legislators, our state attorneys, and organizations like the ACLU. Together we stopped this destructive administration in its tracks.

But damage as been done. And the opposition is regrouping. Here are some important things you can do.

Action #1 – Take a moment to gather energy with your community.

Join us today, Sunday, 8/19, for our potluck/fundraiser for the Immigrant Legal Defense Center. We’ll have chicken and hotdogs, a piñata for the kids. And we’ll share ideas on the battles ahead and how we can better work together.

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Then, from Monday on, back to the business of resistance.

Action #2 – Call on these bills (you can take a couple of days, and repeat)

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Mon -8/13: This flow chart’s gonna need a lot more pink “Sorry” boxes…

Action – This is part 1 of a two-step action to protect legal immigrants from our administration.

This rule will hit the regulations.gov website soon. In the meantime, tell your legislator that you want them to protect our legal immigrants’ rights to access healthcare and benefits. With dedicated xenophobic personnel like Steve Miller, the administration is regulating us into an immigration desert, and our legislators need to step up. When and if the rule is published for comment, that will be part 2.

Minimal script: I’m calling to from [zip code] to urge Rep/Sento speak out against the Department of Homeland Security’s proposal to penalize legal immigrants for accessing non-cash public benefits. Legal immigrants pay billions in taxes, stimulate the economy, and deserve the right to access basic benefits like the earned income tax credit.

Contact:

Rep. Julia Brownley: email (CA-26): DC (202) 225-5811, Oxnard (805) 379-1779, T.O. (805) 379-1779
or Rep. Salud Carbajal: email (CA-24): DC (202) 225-3601, SB (805) 730-1710 SLO (805) 546-8348
Senator Feinstein: email DC (202) 224-3841, LA (310) 914-7300, SF (415) 393-0707, SD (619) 231-9712, Fresno (559) 485-7430
and Senator Harrisemail DC (202) 224-3553, LA (213) 894-5000, SAC (916) 448-2787, Fresno (559) 497-5109, SF (415) 355-9041, SD (619) 239-3884
Other Contacts: https://hq-salsa.wiredforchange.com

Background

Instead of solving urgent problems like health care access for all, making higher

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Fri – 8/10: End-of-the-week notices.

We know that you’re busy working on the environmental actions from yesterday, so here are some easier actions for today. And if you’re going to a movie this weekend, please check out the theater’s playlist first, before giving your money to theaters playing Death of a Nation.

Write this down in your busy social calendar for next weekend!

We’re having a community potluck/fundraiser! It’s both to talk and have fun together, and to raise funds to help migrant families post bond for their release from detention and to pay for travel that will bring families back together. It’s at Oxnard Beach Park on Sunday, August 19th, from 11-2 and the weather should be great. Bring your friends, bring your kids, bring some great food to share and let’s enjoy the day together. We’ll keep updating these links with more information. RSVP’s would be greatly appreciated so we can plan a BBQ item. (people’s action)(Facebook)

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Looking for some other activities to join in?

Check out the action here. There’s instruction for every activity, so don’t worry if it’s your first time to canvass, or register people to vote. Join in, (yes, even us introverts!) Get some new skills, and meet great people. Continue reading “Fri – 8/10: End-of-the-week notices.”