Thur 1/16: Say ‘Hello!” to some folks in Galveston! Today is our 3rd Thursday “Pizza & Postcards” event. Then mark your calendars for more!

Today, we’re featuring FOUR great events to put on your calendar, including our pizza/postcard party happening today! Ventura’s resistance movement is strong and varied. Check out the entire list and keep track here. Send additions for the list to indivisibleventura@gmail.com

Action #1  – TODAY – Thursday, 1/16: Meet at Santino’s for pizza, good conversation, and social justice – every Third Thursday starting at 11:30 am

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Indivisible Ventura, along with other groups and individuals across the country, have been participating in a postcard campaign with Reclaim our Vote campaign, a coalition with NAACP, Black Lives Matter and the Center for Common Ground. Over the last few months, over 80,000 handwritten postcards have been sent to alert people of color in Dallas County that their rights to vote might be in danger. Continue reading “Thur 1/16: Say ‘Hello!” to some folks in Galveston! Today is our 3rd Thursday “Pizza & Postcards” event. Then mark your calendars for more!”

Sat 12/21: Swap Meet Justice goes to East Ventura County this Saturday!

Ventura’s resistance movement is strong and varied. Check out our entire list of events and keep track here. Send additions for the list to indivisibleventura@gmail.com

Action #1  – Saturday 12/21 – Hands-on opportunity to help our newest neighbors!

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This month we are fortunate to have TWO Swap Meet Justice events! Saturday, 12/21,  come join us in Moorpark at the Holy Cross Church and at our regular event on the last Sunday of the month at Oxnard College (Mark these dates:

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Thur 12/19: Come to our 3rd Thursday “Pizza, comradery, & postcard” event and mark your calendars for more!

Today, we’re featuring 6 great events to put on your calendar, including one happening today! Ventura’s resistance movement is strong and varied. Check out the entire list and keep track here. Send additions for the list to indivisibleventura@gmail.com

Action #1  – TODAY – Thursday, 12/19: Meet at Santino’s for pizza, good conversation, and social justice – every Third Thursday starting at 11:30 am

Dallas postcard

Today: We’re going to be writing our last set of 300 postcards to voters in Dallas County, Texas in connection with the Reclaim our Vote campaign, a coalition with NAACP, Black Lives Matter and the Center for Common Ground. With the help of postcard writers from all over the US, 80,000 people of color in Dallas County have been alerted that their rights to vote might be in danger.

Next month, the campaign will send us addresses for the next area of deliberate voter disenfranchisement. Community of color voters are being placed on “Inactive” or “Unregistered” lists at a 16% higher rate than whites. Learn more about this campaign here

  • Where: Santino’s Pizza. It’s at 4231 Telegraph Rd., Ventura, 9300
  • When: Thursday, Dec. 19th, 11:30am – 1:30pm.
  • RSVP for our supporters: Nope. Just come. Invite your friends!
    We do, however, reserve the right to refuse any volunteers and their services.
  • What to bring: We provide the pizza, postcards, stationary. If you prefer, you may bring your own pre-stamped postcards, or stationary for letter actions. You are also welcome to bring stickers and different colored pens.
  • Donations gratefully accepted: A postcard stamp is $0.35! We’re trying to achieve 300 finished postcards, which equals $105. Donations of money for stamps and pizza or rolls of postcard stamps are gratefully accepted. 
  • Questions? Email indivisibleventura@gmail.org

Action #2  – Help our newest neighbors – TWO (2) Swap Meet Justice Citizenship Fairs this December – 12/21 & 12/29! 

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Wed- 1/2: Resisters – Mark your calendars! This government isn’t going to fix itself!

Photo: SEIU’s volunteer caravan to Tijuana to deliver supplies & medical care to refugees. Members of Indivisible Ventura and DSA joined in…

One thing we’ve all discovered after Trump was elected, was just how much a bunch of committed volunteers could accomplish. Last year, IV & friends ran a (3)-precinct polling place, citizenship fairs, voter registration drives and postcard campaigns. Looks like we were just warming up…

Jan. 3rd – Join in! Our Women’s March isn’t going to plan itself either!

Women’s March Planning Committee (Event is on Jan 19th, see below), Ambrosia by Caffrodite Cafe, 1987 E. Main, Ventura

Jan. 7th – Start your Martin Luther King “Day of Service” work early! 

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4/4 – Today is the 50th anniversary of the murder of Martin Luther King.

 

Do something in his memory.

(from the Atlantic) “Martin Luther King Jr. was arrested 30 times. In 1963, His most famous arrest,  11 days for demonstrating in violation of a court injunction in Birminham, Alabama, resulted in the creation of his famous “Letter From Birmingham Jail.”

A. G. Gaston, a black millionaire businessman posted the $5,000 bail for King and his colleague Ralph Abernathy. King is said to have wanted to continue his political statement by remaining confined. But Gaston, fearing that the civil-rights movement would suffer if left without King’s leadership for too long, persuaded him to accept the assistance.

Having people get arrested and sent to jail was a foundational strategy of the civil-rights movement, meant to illuminate the injustice and immorality of racial inequality. Since 1963, however, the number of people sitting in jail has skyrocketed. Of the approximately 630,000 people held in more than 3,000 local jails across the United States, 70 percent are awaiting trial and therefore are legally innocent, according to the Prison Policy Initiative. The Vera Institute of Justice reports that black Americans are jailed at nearly four times the rate of white Americans.

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