Coronavirus Tips: We Love You and We Want You to be Safe!

If you haven’t yet visited Flatten the Curve – start here. Safety starts with not overwhelming our healthcare resources!

Mental health and wellness: 

  • How to maintain your wellbeing and calm: here.
  • 5 apps to help you cope: here.

Hygiene:

STAY SAFE WHILE GROCERY SHOPPING: From googling to find our stores least busy hours, staying at least 6 feet away from other people,  to cleaning up before, during and after, there are many ways we can protect ourselves from the Coronavirus while shopping for groceries. Check out this Consumer Reports article for steps to staying safe while grocery shopping

HOW TO WASH OUR HANDS: The World Health Organization and Johns Hopkins Medical School show us the best hand-washing technique to avoid spreading the COVID-19 virus. Watch and learn, and share with your networks:  

HOMEMADE HAND SANITIZER: The best way to clean our hands is with soap and water. But sometimes, soap and water is not available. If we can’t find hand sanitizer to buy, we can make it at home. Use the recipe reported here. 

CLEANING

While the bad news is that the Coronavirus can live on surfaces and packages, the good news is that it is fairly easy to kill with alcohol-based cleaners and diluted hydrogen peroxide.  MIT researchers tell us,  “In a February review of what’s already known about this type of virus, German researchers said that within a minute of cleaning a surface, a million viral particles can be reduced to 100, likely reducing the risk of infection.

Cell phones:  Our cell phones are germ carriersUse your phone speaker when we can and keep our phones clean too – click here and here.

Our homes and objects:

  • From Wired here.
  • From CDC here.
  • CDC-approved cleaning products here.

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Today’s Voter Registration Postponed, Trump Protest Still On!

Today’s Voter Registration Event is postponed due to rain. Please note the new date:

March 15th at Ventura College, 10-2PM
March 19th at Oxnard College, 10-2PM
click here for more info on these events

Rain or Shine – The Trump Protest is ON!

Donald Trump will be visiting Beverly Hills on Tuesday, March 13th.

PROTEST LOCATION: 5PM – til? Beverly Gardens Park 9439 Santa Monica Blvd. BH, CA 90210

Join in solidarity for a peaceful demonstration of strength against Trump’s visit next week. Bring signs and your enthusiasm for democracy, and stand up for the rights of all those threatened by Trump’s regime.

Facebook page here – watch for updates!

For inspiration, read this open letter to Donald Trump from the California Democratic Party regarding today’s visit:

Dear Mr. Trump,
We know it’s been a while since you visited California. Is it because we’re the reason you lost the popular vote?

Or the fact that the world looks to us as the leader on climate change?

Are you intimidated by our Governor who speaks Latin better than you speak, period?
Well, regardless of why you stayed away your first year in office, you’re coming here today.

And since it’s your first trip in a couple of years, we thought you might appreciate some tips on how to have a productive and successful visit. Following these simple, easy-to-understand rules will help you navigate your way around a state that proudly lives in the 21st Century:

Tip #1 – DON’T PRAISE NAZIS. Seriously. Nazis are not popular anywhere, but they’re incredibly unpopular in California. We know this has been an issue for you Continue reading “Today’s Voter Registration Postponed, Trump Protest Still On!”

“No” on Wall Street Lawyer Randal Quarles pretending to regulate banks.

Minimal script: I’m calling from [zip code] to ask Senator [___] to vote “NO’ on Randal Quarles as the Federal Reserve’s Vice Chair for Bank Supervision.

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

AND 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

More Info: Continue reading ““No” on Wall Street Lawyer Randal Quarles pretending to regulate banks.”

Support “Off Fossil Fuels for a Better Future” Act – Because…breathing.

Script: I‘m calling to urge Rep. {Brownley,Carbajal] to co-sponsor the OFF Act (HR 3671) which will transition the US to 100% clean, renewable energy by 2037, with a benchmark of 80% reduction by 2027.

CALL Rep. Julia Brownley: (CA-26): DC (202) 225-5811, Oxnard (805) 379-1779, T.O. (805) 379-1779

OR Rep. Salud Carbajal: (CA-24): DC (202) 225-3601, SB (805) 730-1710 SLO (805) 546-8348

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

More Info:  Continue reading “Support “Off Fossil Fuels for a Better Future” Act – Because…breathing.”

This Week in Resistance – “Our Army of Bronze and its Silent War” Edition

(Picture from newspaper record of the  Cornerstone Speech, by Confederate Vice President Alexander Stephens.)    

When someone shows you who they are, believe them the first time.” (Maya Angelou)

“Slavery’s twin legacies to the present are the social and economic inferiority it conferred upon blacks and the cultural racism it instilled in whites. Both continue to haunt our society. Therefore, treating slavery’s enduring legacy is necessarily controversial. Unlike slavery, racism in not over yet. (James W. Loewen)

“History, despite its wrenching pain,

Continue reading “This Week in Resistance – “Our Army of Bronze and its Silent War” Edition”

Congresswoman Julia Brownley reaches out! Tax assistance and more…

– Tax Assistance

Do you have a federal tax problem that you haven’’t been able to resolve with the IRS? My office can help!

Join my office for an IRS Problem Solving Day on Tuesday, September 12th from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM at 223 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Suite 220, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360.

The Taxpayer Advocate Service – an independent organization within the IRS that protects your rights as a taxpayer and helps resolve tax problems you can’’t resolve on your own –will be on hand to meet with Ventura County residents to assist with ongoing tax problems. Our goal is to provide one-on-one guidance and direction on the next steps needed to help resolve these issues.

This service is free, but space is limited and appointments are required! For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call my office at (805) 379-1779. Continue reading “Congresswoman Julia Brownley reaches out! Tax assistance and more…”

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)

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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.

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

Go see “An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power”

Monday, August 7, 7:45 PM
The Hitchcock Theatre
371 South Hitchcock Way, Santa Barbara

Indivisible has partnered with Al Gore to keep attention on climate change.

The 7:45 showing  is hosted by CEC, Sierra Club, Food & Water Watch that will include Q&A discussion focused on local actions. Or go see it locally. It’s playing at the Century 10.

Afterward, a Q&A discussion will be focused on local actions – learn how you can become involved.

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!”