The FCC comment period on Net Neutrality ends today – 8/30. You know what to do!

The FCC comment period regarding net neutrality closes today, August 30th, 11:59 EST. Let’s brush up on the ins and outs of net neutrality.  Then let’s head over to the FCC to let them know why net neutrality is essential (click on “+ express” to submit a comment)

More Info:
FCC comments period on net neutrality ends today (verve)
Today is your last chance to comment on the proposal to kill net neutrality (tech crunch)
How to leave a comment for the FCC about Net Neutrality (quartz)

 

 

Indivisible Ventura connects! (3) great actions you can do tonight.

Action #1 – Watch

People Power | ACLU

 

Thanks for your interest in watching “When Heritage= Hate: The Truth About the Confederacy in America.”

You’ll hear from the ACLU’s top expert on racial justice issues, Jeffery Robinson, who will discuss the dark history of Confederate symbols and monuments across our country, and outline what each of us can do to better learn from our history.

Click here to watch the stream at 8:30pm ET/5:30pm PT.

Watch the stream »

Share that you are watching the stream on social media by using #PeoplePower!

– The People Power Team

Continue reading “Indivisible Ventura connects! (3) great actions you can do tonight.”

Wed 8/16 – The Air That I Breathe…

Today, Indivisible Ventura is asking you to do one (1) action.

“Which is great, because you actually asked us to do 16 yesterday!!!” (Yes, we did.)

We’re asking for just this one today because this is a foundational action, one that literally affects the political environment we move through every day. Because what happened to this woman’s dad happened to mine, and happened to people all over the country. And it is still happening…to people who never miss an election.

(Watch both of these short clips…they cover different aspects)

Continue reading “Wed 8/16 – The Air That I Breathe…”

Your Weekly Dose of Sanity-Saving Good News!

Watch the celebrations outside the Senate when word of the failure came back! (There’s a bunch of happy videos here)

I hear over and over…”Don’t talk to me about politics. It’s too overwhelming. It stresses me out.”

I’m going to make a different plea. Come join in! Continue reading “Your Weekly Dose of Sanity-Saving Good News!”

Health care – I’m making calls. What else can I do? (Update 7/27)

(This column is being updated as new information comes in…)

Be sure you check in with this new calling method before you put down your phone.

Share your story. 

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Protect Our Care is gathering stories to email to Senate healthcare staffers.  We can tell our story via video, photo, text.  We can submit our stories here:
https://tinyurl.com/tell-your-health-care-story

You can also join thousands of people sharing personal stories and tag #HowTheACASavedMyLife.

Write a letter to the editor of your local newspaper.

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These letters can have a large effect on their audience, mostly older and more conservative readers. State your truth. Describe the future for kids and grandkids. Bring it home to their kitchen table.

Here’s a column chock-full of right-wing nonsense to get you started. Look for others in your local papers.
http://www.vcstar.com/story/opinion/columnists/2017/07/23/trap-and-tyranny-free-entitlements/500558001/

Continue reading “Health care – I’m making calls. What else can I do? (Update 7/27)”

Oil and water still don’t mix, Mr. Trump! Today’s the deadline to tell him!

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The Trump administration wants to start drilling in marine sanctuaries, including our own Channel Islands Marine Sanctuary.

Maybe they don’t remember… Maybe they don’t care.

We need to stop them.

Comment directly here: https://www.regulations.gov/docket?D=NOAA-NOS-2017-0066

Our deadline:
  Today, July 26th, 11:59 PM ET

Read about this issue here and here: http://saveourmarinesanctuaries.org
This last one includes a  sample letter, which is detailed and really long. However, that’s not the only way to do this. Write from your heart about what these sanctuaries mean to you, your family,  your business, our environment, our state. They can be short. Look at the comment site itself for more inspiration. Some comments already posted are only one sentence. Just write as many messages as you can.

Additional Information: https://mobile.twitter.com/NRDems/status/889920661136834560/photo/1

Sorry, Mr. Trump. California’s taking back our internet.

California Broadband Internet Privacy Act (AB 375) would prohibit an Internet service provider from using, disclosing, selling, or permitting access to customer personal information without prior consent. This bill restores privacy protections for California residents stripped away by Trump and the GOP earlier this year with the passage of S.J.Res. 34. Continue reading “Sorry, Mr. Trump. California’s taking back our internet.”

They want to drill here…

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The Trump administration wants to start drilling in marine sanctuaries, including our own Channel Islands Marine Sanctuary.

Maybe they don’t remember… Maybe they don’t care.

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We need to stop them.

Comment directly here: https://www.regulations.gov/docket?D=NOAA-NOS-2017-0066

Our deadline:
 July 26th, 11:59 PM ET

Read about this issue here and here: http://saveourmarinesanctuaries.org
This last one includes a  sample letter, which is detailed and really long. However, that’s not the only way to do this. Write from your heart about what these sanctuaries mean to you, your family,  your business, our environment, our state. They can be short. Look at the comment site itself for more inspiration. Some comments already posted are only one sentence. Just write as many messages as you can.

The FCC is corporatizing the internet. Light it up!

Battle for the Net! – Net Neutrality Day of Action.  

Net neutrality protects our free speech on the Internet. The FCC wants to destroy net neutrality and give internet service providers like Comcast, Verizon, and AT&T control over what we see and do online. If they get their way, they’ll allow widespread throttling, blocking, censorship, and extra fees. 

July 12th, the Internet came together to stop them!

Update 7/14: 2 MILLION comments!

Awesome campaign overview here: https://www.theverge.com/2017/7/12/15958030/net-neutrality-day-of-action-internet-companies-list
More here:
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2017/07/net-neutrality-allies-send-16-million-comments-fcc
More here: https://www.fightforthefuture.org/news/2017-07-13-update-historic-day-of-action-for-net-neutrality/

DON’T STOP NOW!
The push campaign is over but the deadline isn’t until July 17th!
Now we’re sending a message to internet service providers EXACTLY how happy we’d be for them to take us over.
Please visit https://www.battleforthenet.com and add your voice to the barricades!
Write a comment on their form. Hit “SEND”. Repeat. As many times as you can!