Indivisible’s Potluck Blowout – How do we Move Forward with Healthcare?

Join Indivisible Ventura, Indivisible Ojai Valley,  Indivisible Conejo, Physicians for Progress, the National Health Law Program, Grassroots Ventura, MoveOn, and a host of other Ventura County organizations on Saturday, October 21. Bring a dish, bring a friend, and get ready to socialize and hear from a spectacular line-up of speakers!

When: Saturday, October 21, 11:30 – 1:30 PM
Where: Knights of Columbus Hall, 36 Figueroa Plaza, Ventura (directions here) 
Bring: Your favorite dish, a friend, and your unbridled energy!
RSVP (and SHARE) on our Facebook Event Page: facebook.com/events/1385884568176423 or by emailing indivisibleventura@gmail.com

Knowledge is key to understanding the options we have for moving forward toward the best healthcare our nation can deliver. Our aim is to learn about these options and share this knowledge into our communities.

Our line-up of incredible speakers (bios below):
Dr. Josephine Soliz will make the case that we as a country spend more money on poorer care on a smaller percentage of our population than all the other developed countries that have figured out, better than we have, how to provide health insurance and thus access to healthcare to 100% of their population.
Dr. Minako Watabe will present the case for universal access to health insurance from the patient harm perspective.
Dr. Clint McBride will key us in about single payer healthcare/insurance.
Michael Williams, Director of Grey Law of Ventura County will speak of the dangers to citizens currently on Medicare and Medi-Cal if the proposed changes to Obamacare are implemented.
Héctor Hernández-Delgado, Staff Attorney for National Health Law Program will give us an overview of our existing healthcare model, touching on single payer and legal implications/ramifications.
Afterward, we will screen the movie Fix it: Healthcare at the Tipping Point

Bios  (and detailed directions to the venue, including access to the rear entrance, due to construction):

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Indivisible’s Potluck Blowout – Setting the Stage for the Take-back of Congress in 2018! Speakers Galore!

Join Indivisible Ventura, Indivisible Ojai Valley,  Indivisible Conejo and a host of other Ventura County organizations on Saturday, September 30. Bring a dish, bring a friend, and get ready to socialize and hear from a spectacular line-up of speakers!

When: Saturday, September 30, 11:30 – 1:30 PM
Where: Knights of Columbus Hall, 36 Figueroa Plaza, Ventura 
Bring: Your favorite dish, a friend, and your unbridled energy!
RSVP on our Facebook Event Page: facebook.com/events/350846208699765

Our line-up of incredible speakers (bios below):

Zacharie Boisvert of Indivisible National will speak about Indivisible’s relentless drive toward the 2018 elections!

Jennifer Eis, the Field Director/Co-Founder of Indivisible: Conejo, will fill us in on the local ground game in play for flipping Congress blue.

Helen Conly, President of the Ojai Democratic Club, will show us how easy it is to register your family, friends, neighbors (and the occasional waitress) to vote! We will have voter registration forms on hand for you to take with you.

Dr. Gregory K. Freeland, Phd. for Califoria Lutheran University’s Department of Political Science, Director of the Global Studies Program, faculty adviser to Model United Nations will be talking about gerrymandering and the surpression of minority voters.

Allied Progressive Front will speak out their efforts to aid voters whose voting rights have been deliberately sabotaged.

Lucia Marquez of CAUSE (causenow.org) will be speaking on the local issue of district vs. at-large elections and the effect on our minority communities.

Note: We have the right to refuse admission. Attendees exhibiting disruptive behavior will be asked to leave.

 

Today – Wednesday! Learn how to help create new Americans (& new voters!)…

Screen Shot 2017-06-16 at 5.37.36 PMI’ve been to a lot of lectures in my life, but this one, given by our local immigration lawyer, Vanessa Frank, on how someone becomes a citizen of our country, was absolutely fascinating. You cannot come out of it without a new sense of respect for all those people you see at citizenship swearing-in ceremonies.

Learning how to help immigrants fill out the N400 Citizenship Application form is, in itself, a civics lesson, a history lesson and a profound insight into the human journey that ends with the privilege of calling oneself an “American”.  Continue reading “Today – Wednesday! Learn how to help create new Americans (& new voters!)…”

Indivisible Ventura Potluck!

Come to our potluck and meet your fellow legislator-calling, sign-painting, sidewalk-stomping resistance warriors!

https://tinyurl.com/potluck-this-saturday <–Please RSVP by clicking the “Going” button!

Or email us at indivisibleventura@gmail.com

When: Saturday, July 8th, 11-2
Where: 930 Pacific Strand Place, Ventura

All-members and friends welcome! Meet your fellow legislator-calling, sign-painting, sidewalk-stomping resistance warriors! Please bring a drink and a side dish to share.
Meet us in the community room of the complex and we’ll have time to eat, talk, listen, share hilarious protest stories and plan for the future. Come join us!

Ready, Aim, Fire… The 3-Week War Begins! – (This is where we started…)

Way back when we were all mesmerized with Comey’s testimony of employer harassment and Donald was being kept busy with a chew toy,  the Senate GOP had been secretly crafting a healthcare plan designed to be voted on quickly by the end of June. They wanted to use “Rule 14” to whip it to the floor for a vote, and the deed would be done before we have a chance for expert analysis or public comment. Then the gaslighting about “access” would commence, because, well, they think we’re stupid.

Why did the Senators think this would work?

(Ben Wikler)”…Senators are telling me that their phones have returned to normal, pre-Trump levels. A few dozen calls a day….”

They thought that the resistance was tired. That although we would be angry, we would be ready to throw in the towel, resigned to our fate.

Ummm… Wrong. Oh, they were so wrong!

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