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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No on Seema Verma to lead the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services – Call our Senators!

DAG- Mar 7Seema Verma would raise medical costs for women and voucherize Medicare and Medicaid.

For Senators Feinstein and Harris: (DC switchboard (202) 224-3121, other #’s below.)

Script:  Hi my name is ____, I am a constituent of Sen. [______] and I am calling to urge you to vote “NO” on the confirmation of Seema Verma for CMS Administrator. Not only does she not have the experience to run CMS, she holds extreme positions that would reduce coverage for millions of Americans, increase costs for women and destroy the medical safety net for the poor.

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

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

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