Sat. 2/1: The resistance is strong with this county! TODAY is packed with activities – pick some and join in!

Find local resistance events here. Have one to share?  Send to indivisibleventura@gmail.com.

#1. Is single-payer health insurance a viable system? Is it a desirable system? You got questions? Get them answered here! – 3:00- 5:00 PM

Go to this  public informational forum on single-payer healthcare, with an experienced panel of speakers/physicians.

  • WHO: Physicians for Progress – Ventura County is a chapter of Physicians for a National Health Program (PNHP)
  • WHEN: Saturday Feb. (TODAY!) 1st, 3:00- 5:00 PM
  • WHERE: Unitarian Universalist Church of Ventura, 5654 Ralston Street
  • COST: None

Why is this so urgent now? Read more about the issues here!

#2. Go see a movie! The League of Women Voters is hosting “On the Basis of Sex – Celebrating 100 years of Women Voting” – 6:30- 9:30 PM

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Facebook link here. More information about the film, the League and getting tickets here.

  • WHO: League of Women Voters of Ventura and the Museum of Ventura Co.
  • WHEN: Saturday Feb. (TODAY!) 1st, 6:30- 9:30 PM
  • WHERE: Museum of Ventura County, 100 E. Main Street, Ventura
  • COST: Tickets – $8- $12. Eventbrite link here.

#3. Ventura CAUSE Action Fund Election Kick Off! – 10 AM – 1 PM

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Mon. 1/13: Mark your calendar! The Ventura County Healthcare Forum is Feb. 1st!

Physicians for Progress is organizing an public informational forum on single-payer healthcare, with an experienced panel of speakers/physicians.

  • Who: Physicians for Progress – Ventura County is a chapter of Physicians for a National Health Program (PNHP)
  • When: Saturday Feb. 1st 3:00- 5:00 PM 
  • Where: Unitarian Universalist Church of Ventura, 5654 Ralston Street

Why is this so urgent now? Here’s a selection of issues that affect every person living in America.

  • Profit over people: A veteran had his prosthetic legs repossessed by a private company. The former UN Secretary denounced our healthcare system as “politically and morally wrong.
  • Young people: Young adults who’ve aged off their parents’ plans are dying trying to stretch out expensive insulin supplies.
  • Children: 400,000 children have been dropped from Medicaid under this administration. Poor healthcare in childhood could have ramifications throughout their lives.
  • Medical bill “bake sales”: A third of GoFundMe campaigns are for medical bills, and that 25% are to aid under-insured patients. Begging strangers for help to pay medical bills does not happen in other first world countries.
  • Corporations are cutting back: Even big companies, like FedEx and Amazon, are paring back health benefits to their workers and restricting out-of-network coverage. Many are now steering employees towards telehealth options and in-plan provider networks.
  • “Choice” is a myth: The healthcare industry pays millions to gaslight Americans  into supporting the private insurance model. Read the whole thread here.

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This budget will hurt the elderly, poor and children. Get your red state relatives to call!

Minimal Script: I’m calling from [zip code]  to ask Sen.[___] to vigorously oppose the deep federal spending cuts in the 2018 Budget Resolution which are taken from Medicare and Medicaid.

More Script if you want it: Low-income and elderly Americans should not have to give up their access to health care in order to fund tax breaks for the wealthy.

Senator Feinstein: DC (202) 224-3841, LA (310) 914-7300, SF (415) 393-0707, SD (619) 231-9712, Fresno (559) 485-7430

Senator Harris: DC (202) 224-3553, LA (213) 894-5000, SAC (916) 448-2787, Fresno (559) 497-5109, SF (415) 355-9041, SD (619) 239-3884

Other Senator Contacts: http://www.phoneyourrep.com

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This Week in Resistance – “Playing Chicken with Kim” Edition

(http://time.com/4894876/donald-trump-chicken-balloon/)

Best quote: “We sent Dennis Rodman. I can’t believe that didn’t work.”

(Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC)  said of the retired American basketball player who has taken several trips to North Korea.)

For the most accurate analysis of what’s happening between Trump and North Korea’s Kim Jong-un, we once again turn to our nation’s comedians.

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