Impeach This! – Nobody is Above the Law Rally on eve of impeachment vote (whenever that may be) with over 300 groups nationwide!

When: 5:30 pm on the eve of the impeachment vote
Where: Corner of Victoria and Telephone in front of the Ventura Country Government Center. 800 S. Victoria Ave, Ventura
Bring: A flashlight to light the night! Bring flags, signs, friends and your unbridled enthusiasm!
RSVP: On the Facebook event page  (we will be updating there)
More info and stay up to date: Visit impeach.org or the Facebook event page

At 5:30 pm on the eve of Trump’s impeachment vote (whenever that may be), at least 300 groups including from around our nation, including Indivisible and MoveOn.org, will hold events asking our Members of Congress to Impeach & Remove our incompetent, corrupt, and criminal President.

Nobody Is Above the Law. That’s why we’re calling on Congress to Impeach & Remove Donald Trump.

We will get out the word that the rally is being held whenever the national organizers determine that the impeachment vote is imminent. Watch the Facebook event page and impeach.org.

By choosing to attend this event, you are committing to participate nonviolently and in accordance with the law, to work to de-escalate confrontations with others, and to obey the orders of authorized event marshals and of law enforcement. You also acknowledge that you are solely responsible for any injury or damage to your person or property resulting from or occurring during this event and that you release all event sponsors and organizers (and their officers, directors, employees, and agents) from any liability for that injury or damage. We disavow all who advocate violence as a solution to our Nation’s present crisis.

Want to learn more about dealing with difficult people at rallies? Take SURJ’s class on Tues, the 19th. More information  here.

Wed. 10/16: Today in do-it-ourselves democracy – some basic actions to take.

Action #1 – Our president is not above the law, and neither is this guy.

You don’t get to say no to a congressional subpoena,” said Rep. Jim Himes (D-CT), who serves on the House Intelligence Committee, which is spearheading the impeachment inquiry. “That’s not a thing. That is a crime. He’s gonna show up, or he’s going to get fined, or he’s going to go to jail.

We vote “JAIL.” Two weeks ago we asked you to encourage your legislators to bring back “inherent contempt“, the original power of Congress to jail or fine those who refuse to comply with their lawful subpoenas. Who better to try it out on then this man acting as a “shadow envoy” to Ukraine? A man who tried in influence our government in an evolving Turkish scandal?

Minimal script: I’m calling from [zip code] to ask Rep. [___] to enforce their subpoena for  rogue lawyer Rudy Guiliani with their “inherent contempt” powers. Please jail him until he complies with the subpoena to appear in front of the House Intelligence Committee, like any other American citizen would be required to.

Continue reading “Wed. 10/16: Today in do-it-ourselves democracy – some basic actions to take.”

Sat 10/12: The public turns. The time to add pressure to the system is NOW! Take your place at the impeachment rally on SUNDAY!

Action  – If you still believe in this experiment in democracy called “America”, come, join us and roar!

We need to show Congress that there is broad resistance to Trump’s crimes. Join us at the Ventura County Government Center (corner of Victoria and Telephone) with your best signs and American flags for a peaceful rally from 1 pm- 3pm, tomorrow – Sunday, October 13th. (Facebook event here.) Bring great signs, American flags, Halloween costumes or whatever, because:

If we don’t stand up against a corrupt ruler who would use both a democracy struggling for its existence against Russia and a Communist super-power to ensure his own reelection, who will?

If we don’t stand up for the rights of whistleblowers to safely call out abuses of those in power, who will? (We’re waiting for our big bag-o-whistles to arrive! )

And if we don’t call out amoral GOP collaborators and demand that they relocate their “morals” and dedication to American values, who will?

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Make your own great poster or check these links out…Free poster links here and here,  low-cost downloadable posters here. If anybody has other great sources, email us at indivisibleventura@gmail.com and we’ll add them in!

The earthquake is starting…

Impeached and removed

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Mon. 10/7: Thank the warriors! And start making your signs.

Action #1 – Start thinking about your rally signs. Impeachment Rally is this Sunday, 1-3 pm.

Facebook link here. It’s time.

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Action #2  – An earthquake is starting in the White House. Shake their phones off the hook.

According to the Hill, “President Trump privately told House Republicans that he is worried about the effect impeachment would have on his legacy, Axios reported Sunday. Trump said impeachment is a “bad thing to have on your resume” in a call with House Republicans…” Former Trump Organization VP Barbara Res predicted that he might resign or make a deal during the impeachment process, rather than face possible removal because he “does a lot to save face.” Give him no comfort or quarter in the People’s House. Call him there.

Continue reading “Mon. 10/7: Thank the warriors! And start making your signs.”

America at Risk. Impeach NOW Rally! Mark your Calendar for Oct 13th

Where: Government Center, 800 S Victoria Ave, Ventura (Corner of Victoria and Telephone)
When: Oct 13th, 1:00pm – 3:00pm
RSVP: On the Facebook event page (and don’t forget to SHARE–> Invite Friends) https://www.facebook.com/events/858012921260021/
BRING: Your best signs, your American flags, and your enthusiasm and love of country

We need to show Congress that there is broad resistance to Trump’s crimes. Join us at the Ventura County Government Center (corner of Victoria and Telephone) with your best signs and American flags from 1 pm- 3pm, Sunday, October 13th.

If we don’t stand up against a corrupt ruler who would use both a democracy struggling for its existence against Russia and a Communist super-power to ensure his own reelection, who will?

If we don’t stand up for the rights of whistleblowers to safely call out abuses of those in power, who will?

And if we don’t call out amoral GOP collaborators and demand that they relocate their “morals” and dedication to American values, who will?

If you still believe in this experiment called “America”, come, join us and roar!

By choosing to attend this event, you are committing to participate nonviolently and in accordance with the law, to work to de-escalate Continue reading “America at Risk. Impeach NOW Rally! Mark your Calendar for Oct 13th”

Wed. 10/2: Tick, tock, tick, tock

Action #1 – Your legislators are on recess…Talk to them about impeachment. Every day. And ask them to go back to D.C. now!

It’s time for people who think that President Donald Trump should be removed from office to get on the phone and tell their senators and representatives. Now is when it matters. And yes: That kind of direct contact really does make a difference.” – Jonathon Bernstein

Minimal Script for our representatives: I’m calling from [zip code] and I want to thank Rep. [___] for supporting the impeachment of President Donald Trump and to ask [him/her] to get back to D.C. early and keep the pressure on the inquiry.
(Check here to see if your representative is already on board.)

Action #2 – Tell your legislators its past time for Congress to take back their full powers and to start using “inherent” contempt” again.

Time to start jailing subpoena-dodgers! There’s going to be a lot of hearings on the way to impeachment and Trump is refusing to allow anyone who has ever worked with him to testify. “Inherent Contempt” is an original power of Congress and it allows them to jail or fine those who refuse to comply with lawful subpoenas. Read more here about “inherent contempt“.

Minimal script for all legislators: I’m calling from [zip code] and I want Rep./Senator [___] to convey to all the heads of investigative committees that we are tired of watching officials of this corrupt administration refuse to obey lawful Congressional subpoenas. We want Congress to start using its power of “inherent contempt” again, to jail or substantially fine them.

Action #3 – Call the White House every day and ask for Trump’s resignation.

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Tues 10/1: 45 years ago, we deposed a corrupt man who would be king. Now another has taken his place. The threat of “inherent contempt” helped end Nixon. Congress, you know what to do…

Action – Tell your legislators that you support the immediate return of “inherent contempt” to the subpoena process.

I think really the House needs to explore contracting for jail space. This is not going to be putting people up at the Willard Hotel, that they’ll be there with the common criminals, arrested, if they do not comply with the inherent power of Congress to subpoena records and to subpoena people to come in.” – Rep. Lloyd Doggett ((D) Ways and Means Committee)

Minimal script: I’m calling from [zip code] and I want Rep./Senator [___] to convey to all the heads of investigative committees that we are tired of watching officials of this corrupt administration refuse to obey lawful Congressional subpoenas. We want Congress to start using its power of “inherent contempt” again, to jail or substantially fine them.

Continue reading “Tues 10/1: 45 years ago, we deposed a corrupt man who would be king. Now another has taken his place. The threat of “inherent contempt” helped end Nixon. Congress, you know what to do…”

Tues 9/24: IMPEACH. Rinse, Repeat.

Action –  Flood their phone lines! Apply pressure. That’s our power.

It’s time for people who think that President Donald Trump should be removed from office to get on the phone and tell their senators and representatives. Now is when it matters. And yes: That kind of direct contact really does make a difference.” – Jonathon Bernstein

Minimal Script for our representatives: I’m calling from [zip code] and I want to thank Rep. [Brownley/Carbajal] for supporting the impeachment of President Donald Trump.
(Check here to see if your representative is already on board.)

Minimal Script for our senators: I’m calling from [zip code] and I want Senator [___] to publicly call for the impeachment of President Donald Trump.

Continue reading “Tues 9/24: IMPEACH. Rinse, Repeat.”

Sat. – 6/15: Ventura asks our legislators to do their job. Join us at the #Impeach Trump rally this Saturday.

Action #1 – Meet us on the sidewalk in front of our Ventura County Government Center on Sat. June 15th at 11:00 am.

If we had confidence that the president clearly did not commit a crime, we would have said that.” – Robert Mueller.

The Mueller report confirms what we’ve always known: Trump abused his authority, violated the law, and tried repeatedly to obstruct justice. These are impeachable offenses. With control of the House, Democrats should use their power to do the right thing and begin impeachment proceedings.

Rep. Rashida Tlaib’s resolution (H.Res.257) is a good step forward (See action #2 below). It’s time for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to exercise bold moral leadership and begin impeachment proceedings, so we can have the full, public inquiry that we deserve instead of dangerous inaction that enables a racist, xenophobic and law-breaking president. The last time an administration refused to comply with a congressional subpeona was at the beginning of the Teapot Dome Scandal. If our president is or has been involved illegal activities, we want to know. We are his boss. Not the other way around.

Come join us at the Ventura County Government Center at 800 S. Victoria (at the corner with Telephone) This is a peaceful, family-friendly and non-violent protest. Please bring a sign, American flags, your loudest voice and come dance to our great protest music soundtrack!

Afterwards, relax and join in the Juneteenth celebration in Oxnard!

10:00 to 5:00 pm at the Plaza Park in downtown Oxnard. Information here.

Action #2 – Remind our legislators that we expect them to do SOMETHING – like cosponsor H.Res.257.

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