This Week in Resistance – Events, New and Ongoing Actions, More!

Your weekly guide to resistance! Never surrender!

Events

April 8thHelp Flip the House Blue – phone bank party to flip Georgia and Kansas seats

April 11thVentura District Office Open House w/Monique Limón

April 13thVolunteer Training – Assisting Undocumented Parents

April 15th – Demand Trump’s Tax Returns March – Ventura Santa Barbara – Los Angeles

April 22nd – March for Science -Santa BarbaraLos Angeles Washington DC

April 23rdDemocratic Club of Ventura Meeting

April 24thNational Free Press Appreciation Day Petition and Rally

May 6th – 7thNonviolent Organizing Workshop

Let us know if you have an event to add by emailing us at indivisibleventura@gmail.com. Same e-mail if you are interested in carpooling to any event – we’ll do our best to hook you up!

New and Ongoing Actions

Swing these States!
No matter where we live we can help change the face of Congress by helping with upcoming special elections. Here are some current opportunities: Continue reading “This Week in Resistance – Events, New and Ongoing Actions, More!”

Vote “NO” on Scott Gottlieb to head the FDA! Yet Another Trump Industry Insider

Scott Gottlieb is yet another industry insider nominated by Trump to oversee the companies and investment firms that have paid him millions of dollars. After a lucrative career serving the interests of big-pharma we cannot trust Gottlieb to work in our interests as head of the Food and Drug Administration.

Call Senators Feinstein and Harris!

Script: I’m calling from (ZIP) to ask Senator (Feinstein/Harris) to vote No on Scott Gottlieb to head the FDA. I’m concerned that his allegiance to big-pharma will be stronger than his will to work in the interest of the American people. Thank you.

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

More Info:  Continue reading “Vote “NO” on Scott Gottlieb to head the FDA! Yet Another Trump Industry Insider”

Ask Sen. Feinstein to filibuster Gorsuch! Insist on a 60 vote threshold for confirmation (2 of 2 today)

Flood Feinstein! Call all day! 36 Democrats have committed to filibustering Gorsuch. Senator Feinstein is not yet among them.

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

The US Senate Judiciary Committee will meet Monday, April 3, to consider Neil Gorsuch’s Supreme Court nomination. Republicans need eight Democrats to join them to end the expected filibuster by invoking cloture. As of this writing, only one of our senators, Kamala Harris, has indicated she is a firm “no” on Gorsuch. Senator Dianne Feinstein told reporters on March 27, “…let’s wait for next week, OK? And then I’ll make myself very clear.”

OK, Senator Feinstein, it’s decision time.

Script: I’m calling from (ZIP) to ask Senator Feinstein to FILIBUSTER Neil Gorsuch. He is the face of corporations and billionaires who want to deform our civil rights for generations. Senator Feinstein: filibuster for our rights! Insist that his confirmation pass the 60-vote threshold!

More info: Continue reading “Ask Sen. Feinstein to filibuster Gorsuch! Insist on a 60 vote threshold for confirmation (2 of 2 today)”

This Week in Resistance: Upcoming Events, Ongoing Actions and More!

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Events

April 4thIndivisible National Web Seminar: Reclaim Recess Round 2

April 7thResistance Light Brigade in Ventura

April 15thDemand Trump’s Tax Returns March – Los Angeles

April 22nd
– March for Science
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Vote NO on Sonny Perdue for Secretary of Agriculture. Whoa. This guy has quite a background. (2 of 3 today)

Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue committed fraud: illegal non-disclosure of assets, false testimony under oath, shady land-deals, illegal manipulation of campaign funds and tax loopholes, and was found guilty repeatedly by his State Ethics Commission. Why give a man known for enriching himself at public expense access to the biggest cookie jar in the world?

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

Script: I’m calling from [zip] to ask Senator [Feinstein/ Harris] to vote “NO” on Sonny Perdue as Secretary of Agriculture. He’s well-known for enriching himself at public expense.

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

More Info:  Continue reading “Vote NO on Sonny Perdue for Secretary of Agriculture. Whoa. This guy has quite a background. (2 of 3 today)”

Vote Against Cloture for Gorsuch – Call your Senators! (1 of 2 today!)

In his hearings, Gorsuch has demonstrated that he’d use the Supreme Court to defend the interests of the wealthy, powerful and religiously intolerant. Democrats intend to filibuster Gorsuch’s nomination, but that is not enough – our Senators have to commit to voting against “cloture.” The cloture vote ends a filibuster, and it requires 60 votes.

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

Script: I’m calling from [zip] to ask Senator [Feinstein/Harris] to vote against cloture for Neil Gorsuch. He blatantly favors corporations and the religious right.

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

More Info:  Continue reading “Vote Against Cloture for Gorsuch – Call your Senators! (1 of 2 today!)”

This Week in Resistance: Upcoming Events, Petitions and More!

We are gleeful about the Trumpcare vote not making it to the table – and NEVER doubt the impact your daily calls to action make! We saved the ACA!

The fight MUST continue and, because many of us got a much needed shot in the arm by marching for ObamaCare in LA and showing support for our neighboring Indivisians in Simi Valley by protesting outside of Steve Knight’s office, we’ve decided to provide a weekly rundown of local events!

Let us know if you have an event to add by emailing us at indivisibleventura@gmail.com. Same e-mail if you are interested in carpooling to any event – we’ll do our best to hook you up!

TODAY! March 25th – Indivisible Ventura’s Expert Speakers Series: Focus on Immigration Workshop & Mixer
North Oxnard United Methodist Church – 1801 Joliet Place, Oxnard

April 2nd Cesar Chavez/#ResistTrump March

April 15thDemand Trump’s Tax Returns March – Los Angeles

April 22nd
– March for Science
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Vote NO on Jay Clayton for SEC Chair – how many Wall Street loyalists do we want in this administration?

How many Wall Street loyalists do we want in this administration? As Elizabeth Warren points out, Jay Clayton spent decades getting Wall Street banks off the hook and is married to a Goldman Sachs broker.

Now, Trump has nominated him to chair the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). He is, quite literally, married to the industry that he is being tasked to regulate.

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

Script: I’m calling today to oppose Jay Clayton as SEC Chairman. In 2008, the SEC got too cozy with Wall Street and we taxpayers lost more than $16 trillion dollars and 3 million of our homes, while Clayton helped Goldman Sachs make off with billions of our tax money. Clayton is a Wall Street insider who will not put the interests of American people first.

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

More Info:  Continue reading “Vote NO on Jay Clayton for SEC Chair – how many Wall Street loyalists do we want in this administration?”

Delay Vote on Neil Gorsuch Until Russia Probe – Call our Senators!

After FBI Director Comey’s testimony before the House the legitimacy of Trump’s presidency and his entire administration is in question. With so much yet unknown about the administration’s dealings with the Russians, Congress cannot consider the lifetime appointment of Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court.

That’s why it’s imperative that the Senate heed Senator Chuck Schumer’s call to stop Supreme Court confirmation hearings—until a full and independent investigation has been conducted.

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

Script: Hi my name is ________ and my zip code is ________. I want to urge Senator ____________to stand with Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and block Trump’s nominee of Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court until there has been a thorough and independent investigation of the administration’s ties to Russia. Beyond the GOP’s unprecedented blockade of Merrick Garland, we can’t be sure the current administration is legitimate. Democrats need to defend the Court and America by refusing to confer a lifetime appointment to the Court until the administration has been proven legitimate.

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

More Info:  Continue reading “Delay Vote on Neil Gorsuch Until Russia Probe – Call our Senators!”

Delay Vote on Gorsuch before Russia Probe – Call our Senators! (1 0f 2)

On Monday, FBI Director James Comey confirmed that they’ve been investigating ties between Trump’s campaign and Russia since July of 2016.

We cannot allow Trump to make a lifetime appointment to the Supreme Court until we are confident that Russia did not tamper with our election. Our senators must filibuster Gorsuch until the Russian investigation is completed.

Call Senators Feinstein and Harris!

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

More Info:  Continue reading “Delay Vote on Gorsuch before Russia Probe – Call our Senators! (1 0f 2)”