Mon. 7/22: Mark your calendars – You can’t phone this in. On July 29th – come out and show your support for SV Councilwoman Ruth Luevanos

On Mon. July 29th – Stand Indivisible with Simi Valley City Councilwoman Ruth Luevanos! 

(alert from Indivisible Conejo)” Simi Valley City Councilwoman Ruth Luevanos  – shown here (on the right) at last week’s Lights for Liberty protest — is under vicious attack from Trump Trolls in Simi after she posted an “explainer” video about immigration policy to her Facebook page last week.

Ruth is the first Latina to serve on the SV Council, an award-winning educator who mentors other teachers, and a volunteer for both the Girl and Boy Scouts as well as for at-risk youth. She is a terrific person and colleague in our activism, and the rare progressive to hold elective office in Simi Valley (which alone is reason enough to go to the barricades on her behalf!). But these extremists are demanding a recall election (or her arrest) and have even threatened her life … all based on pure “send her back” racism and their misunderstanding of the basic facts Ruth noted in her video.”

What does “law and order” really mean?:Even as demographics in Simi have shifted, “(Luevanos) is going to find out pretty quickly that they haven’t changed that much. It’s still a law-and-order city,” fellow Council member Mike Judge said, representing those in a city who don’t want to follow SB 54, an actual California law. “Law-and-order” fans in Simi apparently also feel free to threaten their elected officials lives. (FYI: In CA, threats of death or physical harm that cause “sustained fear” can be prosecuted under Penal Code 422 PC, even if the threatener says they were just “letting off steam”.)

Continue reading “Mon. 7/22: Mark your calendars – You can’t phone this in. On July 29th – come out and show your support for SV Councilwoman Ruth Luevanos”

Tues – 4/30: #WeAreIndivisible. Take the 2020 pledge.

We must defeat Donald Trump.

  • The first step is a primary contest that produces a strong Democratic nominee.
  • The second step is winning the general election. We will not accept anything less.

To ensure this outcome, I pledge to:

Make the primary constructive.

We’ll make the primary election about our hopes for the future, and a robust debate of values, vision and the contest of ideas. We’ll remain grounded in our shared values, even if we support different candidates.

Rally behind the winner.

We’ll support the ultimate Democratic nominee, whoever it is — period. No Monday morning quarterbacking. No third-party threats.

 


Do the work to beat Trump.

We’re the grassroots army that’s going to power the nominee to victory, and we’ll show up to make calls, knock doors, and do whatever it takes.

From Indivisible National – (1) action for today.

(From National Indivisible)

What to expect when Congress gets back in January


Congress will have a full plate when it gets back to DC. The Senate is expected to return on January 3, and the House is expected to return January 8. In addition to seating Doug Jones, they will immediately need to turn again to funding the government. New issues, like “welfare reform” and infrastructure will start to emerge as well. Here’s what we know will happen and what could happen.

WHAT WILL HAPPEN:

CONGRESS WILL HAVE TO FUND THE GOVERNMENT AGAIN.

Congress kicked the can of funding the government down the road by less than a month, until January 19. That means that the issue of keeping the lights on will be one of the first orders of business, along with other issues that have come to be wrapped up in government funding, like CHIP, surveillance, and disaster aid.

DEMOCRATS HAVE ANOTHER CHANCE TO DO THE RIGHT THING ON DREAM.

Even though using their considerable leverage on the funding bill to protect Dreamers was Senator Schumer’s idea, too many Democrats let that opportunity pass them by when the moment came. (Find out whether your Democratic Senator was a Dream Hero or a Dream Killer here.) With an average of 122 Dreamers losing their protection from deportation everyday, Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi must follow through on using their leverage on funding the government as they promised they would to stand with Dreamers.

(Indivisible Ventura: Senator Feinstein almost reneged on her promise. Your calls made her stand up. Never underestimate the power of calling your Democratic legislators. Start revving up her courage and willpower starting today! Use this short script below and give her a “welcome back” call.) Continue reading “From Indivisible National – (1) action for today.”