Did Mike Pompeo Think He Could Visit Ventura County and Not Get Protested?

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On Sunday afternoon, Mike Pompeo delivered a speech at the Reagan Library and many of us from Indivisible Ventura joined in with our sister group and protest organizer, Indivisible Simi Valley, to “welcome” him to Simi Valley!

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Driving in, we saw banners strewn across overpasses!

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Outside of the Reagan Library, protest songs blared as we “greeted” Mr. Pompeo and his guests with signs and dancing as they arrived to hear his speech on Iran.

A beautiful day to be with friends, neighbors, and those who love our country – and a huge shoutout to those who supported us with honks and cheers in passing cars (even those leaving the Library after Continue reading “Did Mike Pompeo Think He Could Visit Ventura County and Not Get Protested?”

Inspiration for Resisters

A young child holds a sign aloft to support the Black Lives Matter movement on July 17, 2016 in Melbourne, Australia (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

This weekend, we celebrate both Easter and Passover, events that celebrate the advent of spring with rituals of renewal and hope. For those of us who now call ourselves the resistance, it’s a time to reflect on the kindness, strength and comradery of those we’ve met on this journey. These are the people who, despite setbacks, failures and disappointments, continue to show up, continue to call out, continue to fight, until our country itself undergoes a renewal.

PROTEST

To sin by silence, when we should protest,
Makes cowards out of men. The human race
Has climbed on protest. Had no voice been raised
Against injustice, ignorance, and lust,
The inquisition yet would serve the law,
And guillotines decide our least disputes.
The few who dare, must speak and speak again
To right the wrongs of many. Speech, thank God,
No vested power in this great day and land
Can gag or throttle. Press and voice may cry
Loud disapproval of existing ills;
May criticise oppression and condemn
The lawlessness of wealth-protecting laws
That let the children and childbearers toil
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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!”

Tuesday…Instead of playing “State of the Union” Speech Bingo this evening….

(Get your own card here or here or here or here.)

Watch this instead.

  • Join the many resistance organizations and attend or watch online The State of OUR Union at 8pm:  https://www.thestateofourunion.org/. Facebook event link here.  Visionary women leaders Cecile Richards, Ai-jen Poo, Tarana Burke, Mónica Ramirez, Alicia Garza, Congresswomen Pramila Jayapal & Barbara Lee, and many more are gathering to present the State of OUR Union.
  • Tune in Wednesday, January 31 at 10PM ET for the BET News special “Angela Rye’s State of the Union.”. The special will feature Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) delivering an exclusive rebuttal to the president’s state of the union address.
  • Look online for the Democratic response to the State of the Union, given by Rep. Joe Kennedy (D-MA).
  • State of the Union…of Concerned Scientists—the national address you won’t want to miss! Registration closes at 9:00 a.m. EST tomorrow, so reserve your spot now and get the inside scoop on defending science this year!
    State of the Union…of Concerned Scientists—Telephone Briefing
    Date: Tomorrow, January 31, Time: 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. EST, Register here.
  • Watch these videos instead on having conversations about politics, and why it’s important.

Do this instead.

Join us for the Oppose the Tax Scam Rally at Steve Knight’s Office in Simi Valley!

United, we are sending a clear message to Rep Steve Knight: stand with his constituents and vote NO on the Trump Tax Scam.

We must stand with our friends and neighbors who will suffer from this bill.

Knight cannot steal money from his district like The Grinch, he will be held accountable.

When: Monday, December 18 at 4 PM – 5 PM
Where: 1445 E Los Angeles Ave, Simi Valley, California 93065
Bring: Your voice, your friends, your sign (we have extra signs and masks!).
RSVP and More Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1725122797505997/

CANCELLED DUE TO THE FIRES! Rally to Protect Net Neutrality!

SORRY, EVERYONE. DUE TO THE PREDICTED TERRIBLE AIR QUALITY AND HIGH WINDS, WE’RE CANCELLING THIS RALLY. WE WILL HOPEFULLY RE-SCHEDULE BEFORE THE FCC VOTES. 

IN THE MEANTIME, DO THIS

Join us as we protest outside the Verizon store against the rollback of net neutrality protections! Bring your signs, your voice, a friend, and your enthusiasm!

When: Thursday, December 7, 12-2pm
Where: Outside Verizon Store, corner of Main Street and Mills Road. We’ll be meeting on the sidewalk outside the Lowe’s Shopping Center, right across from the Pacific View Mall. 488 S Mills Rd, Ventura

Let’s get a crowd! SHARE, SHARE, SHARE the Facebook Event Page! https://www.facebook.com/events/322770811535492 <–click in to let us know you’re coming!

Join this nationwide effort with other Internet users outraged by top Verizon lawyer-turned-FCC-Chairman Ajit Pai’s plan to gut net neutrality, one week before an expected vote at the FCC.

We will make it clear to members of Congress that the time is now to stand for net neutrality, not Verizon’s bottom line.

PLEASE remember, this event is about protesting actions of Verizon executives, lobbyists and their supporters in Washington, NOT the employees at these stores.

Note that this is strictly a peaceful protest Continue reading “CANCELLED DUE TO THE FIRES! Rally to Protect Net Neutrality!”

Big Fun at the #TrumpTaxScam Protest!

A huge thank you to all who attended today’s rally at the Government Center! Together we are Indivisible!

For more information and phone scripts for our legislators on the #TrumpTaxScam, click here.

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The camaraderie was fantastic and uplifting – who knew a protest could be so much fun?! We had overwhelming support from the people driving by – much honking and loads of thumbs up – a wonderful reminder of how blessed we are to live in our wonderful, beautiful Ventura!

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Stand Against the #TrumpTaxScam at the Government Center!

Bring your signs, your voice, a friend — and, if you can, a “mask” of your favorite “fat cat!” Oh, and a big, clever check!

When: Friday, November 10, 1-3PM
Where: Ventura Government Center, Corner of Victoria and Telephone
800 S. Victoria, Ventura, CA 93003

Let’s get a crowd! SHARE, SHARE, SHARE the Facebook Event Page! https://www.facebook.com/events/151158868827524 <–click in to let us know you’re coming!

The #TrumpTaxScam is a DISASTER-of-a-giveaway-to-fat-cat-Republican-donors (surprise, surprise). It adds $1.5 trillion to the deficit — which will force deep cuts to Medicaid, Medicare, and Social Security down the road — all to give huge tax cuts to the wealthy, corporations — and to Donald Trump himself.

We can, and must, kill this bill with constituent power. The tax fight and the healthcare fight are the SAME FIGHT. And, just like with healthcare, we can defeat it with nationwide constituent power. On our own home turf!

See you there!

Print out your mask – and affix it to a stick:
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Deadline tomorrow at 11:59 EST! Pile it on! Only 2662 comments so far!

US Homeland Security Will Start Collecting Social Media Info on All Immigrants October 18th. Just say “NO”!Calendar blank - 9:29

We see this as part of a larger process of high-tech surveillance of immigrants and more and more people being subjected to social media screening,” Schwartz told BuzzFeed News. “There’s a growing trend at the Department of Homeland Security to be snooping on the social media of immigrants and foreigners and we think it’s an invasion of privacy and deters freedom of speech.” (Adam Schwartz, an attorney with the Electronic Frontier Foundation)

This would also affect all US citizens who communicate with immigrants, Schwartz said, who could self-censor out of fear that information they exchange with someone overseas could be misconstrued and used against them.

Action you can take: Click here to link to the Federal Register  to register a comment before the Oct. 18th deadline.

More Info: Continue reading “Deadline tomorrow at 11:59 EST! Pile it on! Only 2662 comments so far!”