Fri 1/3: Did our president just start a war to win an election or to distract from his impeachment?

Action – That Americans will die because at least one of these is true is a tragedy.  Call your legislators. Take away his power to start war.

Minimal script: I’m calling from [zip code]. I understand that although Gen. Soleimani was an enemy of the US, killing the second most powerful man in Iran is equal to Iran assassinating Generals Petraeus and Mattis, the head of Special Operations Command, and the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. I have a question and a demand. Trump authorized this assassination without Congressional authorization, consultation with the “Gang of 8” or with our allies.

QUESTION: What was Trump’s legal justification for this action and its apparent violation of Executive Order 12,333? What is his justification for violating international law by basing the attack in Iraq without that government’s consent?

DEMAND: Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA-13) has been fighting against presidents’ unlimited use military force since 2001. It is time for you to join her and stop to this lawlessness with legislation NOW by approving  H.R.1274 – Repeal of the Authorization for Use of Military Force (which repeals Public Law 107-40. –‘Authorization for Use of Military Force’’). (For senators, demand that they introduce legislation matching Rep. Barbara Lee’s H.R.1274For GOP senators, remind them that impeachment is becoming more urgent, not less.)  (Read about Rep. Lee’s fight here. Her current statement is here.) Continue reading “Fri 1/3: Did our president just start a war to win an election or to distract from his impeachment?”

The rallies are being called for Tuesday, Dec. 17th! Treason’s greetings, Mr. Trump!

Action #1: Remind our legislators who we are. Join a rally in an area near you. Scheduled for Dec. 17th, in over 538 564 617 locations and more than 100,000 people are signed up across the nation! 

WHAT: Congressional leaders have set a vote on articles of impeachment against the president of the United States. All available resources indicate it will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 18th. The evening before that vote is held, Tues, Dec. 17th, we will take to the streets with thousands of people nationwide who’ve pledged to peacefully protest in over 538 separate events. (It was just 400 on Friday!) We demand that Congress Impeach & Remove to show that Donald Trump is not above the law!

WHO: The news has focused on the waverers and wobblers amongst Democratic legislators and the disgraceful denials of evidence amongst the GOP. Time to show them what Americans who love this country and democracy more than any one president really think. Update: More than 100,000 people have signed up for local events and the rally outside the Capitol.

HOW: If you can get to the Ventura County Government Center, sign in here or here so we can keep you updated you on the latest information. If you live too far away to join us, go to impeach.org, enter your zip code, and find the nearest rally.

WHERE: Here’s the information for Ventura:

  • PLACE: Ventura County Government Center
    800 S. Victoria Avenue, on the corner of Victoria and Telephone Road.
  • TIME: 5:30 pm local time -7:30 pm
  • DATE: Tues, Dec. 17th. (If there is any change, we will alert you with another posting.

Continue reading “The rallies are being called for Tuesday, Dec. 17th! Treason’s greetings, Mr. Trump!”

Fri 12/13: Emergency! Call! Write! Call again!

Image by Flash Alexander from Pixabay.  Post updated 12/18/19

Wake up the sleeping giant!

Indivisible started with the simple conclusion that Tea Party tactics, including mass call-in campaigns to legislators, had been devastatingly effective in changing the course of politics that led to the election of Donald Trump.

They also knew that there are a lot more Americans in favor of progressive policies than the opposite, and if these people would to contact their legislators too, we could overwhelm the efforts, and influence, of a minority supporting bigotry and anti-democracy.

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But impeachment, and the next presidency won’t be handed to us because it’s the right thing to do, or because more people want progressive change. The other side is working 3x as hard to make up for their smaller size. We, a sleeping giant, need to wake up.

We have to call.

Action #1 –  CALL! Don’t take your Democratic legislators for granted.

Make sure your local representative knows you support them doing the right thing. 

  • If you have a Democratic representative, remind them that you have their backs and thank them for all that they’ve done so far. Remind the 10 House Democrats who want censure instead of impeachment to be braver. These include Reps. Josh Gottheimer (D-N.J.), Kurt Schrader (D-Ore.), Anthony Brindisi (D-N.Y.), and Ben McAdams (D-Utah). Two Democrats have announced they will definitely oppose impeachment: Jeff Van Drew of New Jersey, and Colin Peterson of Minnesota. Tulsi Gabbord (D-HI) won’t say but she’s playing to GOP audiences.
  • (indivisible.org)  If you have a Republican representative in the House, remind them of their oath to protect the Constitution and that you demand they support impeachment now. Remind them that if Congress does nothing, then our Constitution means nothing. Our democracy will mean nothing. The facts of the case are indisputable.

Minimal script for Democratic legislators: I’m calling from [zip code] and I want to thank [Rep/Sen.] for their unwavering support of impeachment. Continue reading “Fri 12/13: Emergency! Call! Write! Call again!”

Thurs 12/12: 5 actions for do-it-ourselves-democracy – Making our voices heard in this impeachment battle.

The next step in the impeachment process is the markup to discuss and vote the two articles of impeachment out of the Judiciary Committee and onto a full House vote probably next week.  The markup session began last night and will continue today with a vote expected yet today. (npr)

Action #1 – Help us finish the poem!

This is an action for both a little stress relief and to get your creative activism powers flowing. Send in your stanzas to indivisibleventura@gmail.com and we’ll put them together to create a poem to read at upcoming impeachment events! Here’s the original poem to assist!

Action #2 – Get ready! Be sure you know where your closest impeachment action is! There are now over 440 locations!

Map of impending impeachment rallies across the country (impeach.org)

map of events

Put your zip code here to find out your nearest location. There are currently 440 events happening across the country. Here are ones nearby… Continue reading “Thurs 12/12: 5 actions for do-it-ourselves-democracy – Making our voices heard in this impeachment battle.”

Fri 12/6: Do-it-ourselves-democracy – Making our voices heard in this impeachment battle.

Map of impending impeachment rallies across the country (impeach.org)

Action #1 – The “Friends and Family Plan” meets the “Power of Five” 

Make sure your contacts in GOP-run states know the power of their phone calls to their legislators regarding the impeachment hearings. Then ask them reach out to five fellow local voters to call as well. Share this video below on calling to inspire them.

What do I say?: We have some scripts here. Here’s one from #needtoimpeach and one from 5calls.org. Pick your favorite or make up your own. Ask your contacts to share their own great phrases with five fellow local voters.

All you need are these basic elements and a live person on the other end of the phone. This is more effective than texts, bots, or leaving a message. Be nice. The person answering phone is NOT the legislator. The whole thing will take less than a minute.

  • Your zip code. They need to verify that the person calling can vote for the legislator.
  • The issue: In this case – impeachment. For other calls, say the bill number or the subject clearly.
  • What you want them to do: Vote “yes”, vote “no”, thank them, spank them, or ask a specific question.

Contact for all legislators: hq-salsa.wiredforchange.com 

Action #2 – Sign up to talk to people in GOP states.

Continue reading “Fri 12/6: Do-it-ourselves-democracy – Making our voices heard in this impeachment battle.”

Tues 11/26: GOP legislators…To what do you owe allegiance? Asking for the country we love…

“In the course of my official duties, I have received information from multiple U.S. Government officials that the President of the United States is using the power of his office to solicit interference from a foreign country in the 2020 U.S. election. This interference includes, among other things, pressuring a foreign country to investigate one of the President’s main domestic political rivals.” (Whistleblower complaint)

Action – Contact your friends and relatives with GOP legislators and ask them if they swore an oath to the Constitution or to a man.

Former Director of the United States Office of Government Ethics Walter Shaub, in reference to a clip of Fox News in which host Tucker Carlson’s roots for Russia over Ukraine states, “This clip is just one more exhibit supporting the case that it’s no longer left vs. right but democracy vs. authoritarianism. I think many still underestimate the threat to the republic.”

What does it mean to our democracy when a president abuses his power by using a Russian intelligence myth as a tool to pervert foreign policy into serving his personal interests?

Continue reading “Tues 11/26: GOP legislators…To what do you owe allegiance? Asking for the country we love…”

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

Continue reading “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!”

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”