The Resistance isn’t going back to sleep. That’s not it works anymore.
We still have work to do. And because we’re Indivisible, we’re uniting with people who need our help all over the country. Donate, phone bank, text bank, write.
Action #1 -TODAY! Resistance writers! Let’s say “HELLO” to Mississippi!
Meet us for postcard-writing at Santino’s Pizza Friday in Ventura, 11 – 2!
Continue reading “Fri. – 11/16: Action Prescription for today and this weekend. Game on!”
Action #1 – Meet us for postcard-writing at Santino’s Pizza this Friday in Ventura, 11 – 2!
We provide postcards, pizza and lots of comradery! (See picture above!) Share this and bring your friends! (Facebook link here.)
We’ll be asking voters in Mississippi to turn out again on November 27th in a Special Election Runoff to help Democrat Mike Espy, former congressman and Secretary of Agriculture in the Clinton administration, beat Republican incumbent Cindy Hyde-Smith, who is now really famous for doing this. If he wins this runoff, he’ll also become the first black senator for that state since Reconstruction.
Here’s a map to Santino’s Pizza. It’s at 4231 Telegraph Rd., Ventura, 93003.
Continue reading “Wed. – 11/14: Resistance writers! Let’s say “HELLO” to Mississippi! Join us Friday 11/16 to push Espy over the finish line.”
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Oct. 22 – Today! Ask every person you see – “Are you registered to vote?”
Then help them get registered. On your phone, or theirs. Share this with young people, even if they hate the term “millennials”.
Continue reading “Mon – 10/22: Last day to register and some of this week’s amazing activities. Join in!”
We regularly hear that people are stressed out and discouraged by the constant stream of bad news as our government drifts further into authoritarianism and fascism. For many of us, this is our first dive into active resistance and are panicking because we can’t see the bottom of the pool. But drowning is not an option and for people of conscience, neither is hauling ourselves out and leaving. How did the women’s suffrage movement survive for almost a hundred years? How have POC and our Native American communities maintained sustained resistance efforts over a long time? How do we develop resiliency right now?
Action #1 – Watch this video. Really.
Continue reading “Wed – 10/17: Today’s Action Prescription”
Action – Take a break from national turmoil this Sunday (9/30) and help people in our own backyard.
Register voters, help make new citizens, renew DACA forms, and write postcards to inform voters that they may need to re-register to vote in the next election.
Indivisible Ventura, along with local immigration lawyers, El Concilio, and members of Indivisible Conejo, Indivisible Ojai Valley, CLUE, SEIU and others, are putting on our first “Last-Sunday-of-the-Month” Citizenship Fair/DACA signup/Voter Registration/Postcard event at Oxnard College Community Marketplace from 8:00 am – 3:00 pm.
The dry view: Volunteers who are kind, infinitely patient and detail-oriented are needed to help fill out pages of government formwork. Speaking another language is a bonus, but not required.
What’s really happening: You sit across from another human being and help change their life.
Continue reading “Sat. – 9/29: Democracy, one person at a time. Come join us tomorrow!”
We will be joining the effort to get out the vote in California Congressional District 25. Our goal is to send out 5,000 postcards before the November elections! We are not endorsing a candidate, just advocating power to the polls.
Every Wednesday from 11am-2pm at Santino’s – Postcard Pizza Parties! (See below for evening parties)
September: 12th, 19th, and 26th – October: 3rd, 10th, 17th, and 24th
When: Wednesdays at 11:00AM – 2:00 PM
Where: Santino’s Pizza Parlor – 4321 Telegraph Rd, Ventura
Fun! Pizza will be provided (we must keep up our energy – and a little pizza grease adds to the homey, handwritten touch!)
RSVP: No need – just come!
Note: Not to be downers, but we would appreciate that if you order ANYTHING besides the pizza we provide, that you foot the bill for it! We have to account ahead of time for all funds we spend.
Postcard Party – “After Dark” at Panera Bread
When: October 17th at 6-8pm
Where: Panera Bread – 4910 Telephone Rd, Ventura
RSVP: No need – just come!
Can’t make it? Help fund these events – click here!
CD25 includes parts of Ventura County, Santa Clarita, Lancaster, and Palmdale. We Venturans can’t vote in CD25, but we can help our neighbors turn their district blue – and help ourselves by helping to flip one of the 24 districts needed to turn the entire House blue! We are not endorsing a candidate, just advocating power to the polls.
Our appeal will be directly to the Democratic voters in CA25 – NOT mass political mailings, because all of our cards will be handwritten. Each will be a message from one voter to another. We are simply asking Americans to do that most American thing — VOTE!
Come write postcards with us!
Today from 11:30 ’til 2:00 at the Coffee Bean and Tealeaf at 4360 E. Main Street.
We will be writing thank-you post cards to legislators and others who’ve done the right thing when it mattered.
Facebook link here.