Tues – 5/21: #Stop the Bans – Rally in Ventura – 12pm-1pm. VC Government Center.

  • Sponsor:  Planned Parenthood Central Coast Action Fund.
  • Location: Ventura County Government Center, corner of Victoria and Telephone Rd.
  • Facebook event here.
  • #StopTheBans Day of Action site here.
  • Bring signs and flags. We stand side-by-side with Planned Parenthood and others to protest the extreme & unconstitutional abortion bans being passed across the country.

Tues 7/31 – Today’s the LAST day to comment on the “gag rule”! Forced-birthers are all in. We need to be too.

(Quote source – Watch the whole disturbing exchange here.
This post was originally published on 7/26. It’s updated with new actions.)

Heads up, people! We are LOSING the numbers game on comments!!!

Action #1: Make a comment now! 

If you did it yesterday, do it again. Comments supporting the gag rule are outnumbering us at what looks like 25:1. Most are form letters. 

And remember that this is not just a women’s battle.

The majority of peopleINCLUDING MEN, who’ve benefited by women having full access to reproductive care, support access to abortion. Ask the men in your life to write too.  Commenting is really easy to do. It takes 5 minutes. After you make a comment, make another. Make a dozen. Call/email/facebook/instagram or smoke signal your friends and have them start making comments. 

  • The group that came up with the Dept. of Reproductive Control has created an easy form here to submit before the deadline of July 31.
  • Or go old school – directly to the government comment form here.
  • Read the “Supplementary Information” and watch the comment tally go up here.
  • Examples of opposing comments at the bottom. 

Action #2: Read this article.

Women Will Be Punished.

The gloves are off. Forced-birthers have pretended for a long time that women are Continue reading “Tues 7/31 – Today’s the LAST day to comment on the “gag rule”! Forced-birthers are all in. We need to be too.”

Thurs 7/26 – We have until July 31st to make a lot of noise about the “gag rule”.

Heads up, people! We are LOSING the numbers game on comments!!!

Title X is the only federal domestic program focused solely on providing people with family planning services – to women with and without insurance. Most patients are uninsured or ineligible for Medicaid. You can read more about it here.

The Trump administration has proposed a “gag rule,” that not only would prohibit providers from even discussing abortion as a health care option for women, but would impose onerous and expensive requirements – like having a physical and financial separation between Title X programs and abortion services. (By way of reminder, abortion services are never paid for with federal or government dollars.)

A new fictional website that describes what we face in the future, brilliantly branded as the Department of Reproductive Control – lays out the Trump administration’s vision of the future that awaits us, our daughters and granddaughters. As they say “Everything on this site is true, except the name of the site itself”.

Read it and SHARE, SHARE, SHARE! Then, sit down and write out some comments because…

…although at this moment, there are over 104,190 comments recorded…

MOST of them are form-letters IN FAVOR OF THE GAG RULE!!!

Our opposition is well-organized and well-funded. However, there are far more of us who believe in our rights to full healthcare, so write!

And remember that this is not just a women’s battle.

Make all the people you know, INCLUDING MEN, who also benefit by women having full access to reproductive care, write too. It’s really easy to do. It takes 5 minutes.

Continue reading “Thurs 7/26 – We have until July 31st to make a lot of noise about the “gag rule”.”

Tues 7/10: Join with Planned Parenthood this evening to protect Title X. Bring men.

Pro-Choice supporters try to block Pro-Life demonstrators in front of the Supreme Court during the annual March for Life on the anniversary of the historic Roe v. Wade Supreme Court ruling in Washington, USA on January 27, 2017. (Photo by Samuel Corum/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

Gather up the teenagers in your house and introduce them to activism on an issue that will have a real effect on their lives.

And don’t just take the girls…

As this great article states: “What we too seldom hear is that men should also tell their abortion stories. We need to hear from the man who was able to stay in college, the man who did not become a single parent to two daughters after his wife died during a complicated pregnancy, the man whose uninterrupted research while a graduate student yielded a lifesaving cancer treatment and the man whose family did not become homeless during a stretch of unemployment — all because their partners had access to safe and legal abortion. Mathematically speaking, millions of men have such stories. The one-in-four women who have had an abortion did not get pregnant on their own.

Continue reading “Tues 7/10: Join with Planned Parenthood this evening to protect Title X. Bring men.”

Fri 4/27 – Update on the “Abstinence-only” fight!


We’re not taking this lying down! (insert inappropriate emoji of your choice here!).

Lawsuits are flying fast and furious over the GOP administration’s machinations to halt 81 effective comprehensive sex-ed programs two years early in order to replace them with their abstinence-base experiments.

And it’s not just appalled adults fighting this nightmare. Amazing students are also speaking out against the arbitrary restriction on the information they need. Advocates for Youth, a sex-ed nonprofit, hosted the day-long event called #SexEdLive. “Like” them, follow them, and listen to this great, straightforward discussion.

Continue reading “Fri 4/27 – Update on the “Abstinence-only” fight!”

Thank Ventura-based Patagonia for supporting Planned Parenthood – Brieitbart is slamming them!

Patagonia is being slammed by Breitbart and other right-wing media outlets for its strong defense of our national parks and monuments and for its donations to Planned Parenthood. As a result, the company has been receiving tons of negative phone calls, which has been demoralizing to the staff. A little love from the public would be very much appreciated.

Script:  I’m calling to thank Patagonia for its support for our environment and Planned Parenthood. We’ve heard that you’ve been getting a lot of harsh calls, but we want you to know that a lot of people appreciate your support for these important issues.  I’m proud have Ventura-headquartered Patagonia as my neighbor.

Call Patagonia: 805-643-8616

More Info: Continue reading “Thank Ventura-based Patagonia for supporting Planned Parenthood – Brieitbart is slamming them!”

Now is the time to ensure California women & their families have family planning services they need. (SB743)

SB 743 allows the Medi-Cal (California’s version of Medicaid) to cover family planning services, such as Planned Parenthood. California has implemented this freedom of choice provision for decades, but it is not codified in California law. Given recent events in Washington, now is the time to ensure California women and their families have the family planning services they need.
Script: Hi I’m calling to urge Senator Jackson to support SB743. We need to ensure that Medi-Cal patients will continue to receive the family planning services they need.
Call Hannah-Beth Jackson: SAC (916) 651-4019, SB (805) 965-0862, OX (805) 988-1940

This Week in Resistance – Just Can’t Stop Watching the News Edition

Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it. – Mark Twain

An update on a classic. “School House Rock” for the Trump Era

English Class with Steven Colbert –  “Prepositions”

Need us some Seth Meyers

Tom MacArthur is “thanked” by his constituents from bringing AHCA back from the dead. (2 must see videos included inside)

Some news you may have missed… because, seriously, how much can we be expected to absorb?

 – Surprise! The House didn’t actually send the AHCA to the Senate! Who knew?

– Our President would like to jail Continue reading “This Week in Resistance – Just Can’t Stop Watching the News Edition”

Your Weekly Dose of Sanity-saving Good News. Trump Failure Edition

Oh, let us count the ways Mr. Trump has failed this week. There’s just sooooo much of it!

Trump fails at his attempt to penalize sanctuary cities. We’ve collectively made a lot of phone calls about this one! Keep up the pressure by calling about the “California Sanctuary State” bill.

It took Trump THREE tries to get his horrible healthcare bill through the House. The good news? The Senate is going to hate it and send it back to the House after many amendments.

What can YOU do to stop this? We are participating in three die-ins this week in neighboring districts to show Congressmen who voted for TrumpCare that we will not tolerate this twice. Click here for more info (carpooling available). Click here to see why these die-ins work.

Yet ANOTHER fail: No funding for Trump’s stupid wall in the federal spending bill. Yup, we were all over this one too. GREAT job everyone.

Oh, and there’s MORE: No funding cuts for Planned Parenthood, the NIH, PBS, NPR, and the EPA—will continue to receive funding. Many actions were taken for these issues, you can continue to support EPA protection here.

Although GOPs planned to exempt themselves from TrumpCare, they turned tail Continue reading “Your Weekly Dose of Sanity-saving Good News. Trump Failure Edition”

Emergency Call to Action! Vote is tomorrow! PP is in danger!

Script: I’m calling to support Obama’s Title Ten rule protecting federal funding for family planning health centers, like Planned Parenthood, in every state. I strongly urge Senator (Feinstein/Harris” to vote against HJ Res 43 and keep these protections intact.

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