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!”

How much of our money did you just waste, Mr. Vice President?

Minimal script: I’m calling from [___] to ask Rep./Sen. [___] to demand that the Republic National Committee reimburse American taxpayers for all costs incurred by Vice President’s pre-planned protest at the NFL game on Oct. 8th against fellow Americans peacefully and respectfully protesting in accordance with our 1st Amendment rights.

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

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

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

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:

On taking a knee…

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Road Trip! Join us in Sacramento on September 7 for SB 54 (CA Values Act/Sanctuary State) Statewide Day of Mobilization. (Buses available!)

Now more than ever we need to stand in solidarity with our neighbors! With Trump’s threats to end DACA, we need to turn to our leadership in California to protect the vulnerable among us.

When: September 7, 2017
Time: 9 am – 4 pm
Where: State Capitol 1315 10th St, Sacramento, CA 95814

There will be buses leaving late the night before from the Oxnard area.

Food will be provided. More information will be sent upon submission.

Fill out this form register and to reserve your spot on the bus. More information will be sent upon submission.

Join the ACLU, Indivisibles Ventura, Ojai, Conejo (among many, MANY others) and ICE Out of California Coalition for a statewide day of mobilization at the state Capitol as we urge assembly members and Governor Jerry Brown to support the California Values Act (SB 54). The time for state leaders to protect immigrant communities from Trump’s deportation machine is now!

The California Values Act will help to fight against Continue reading “Road Trip! Join us in Sacramento on September 7 for SB 54 (CA Values Act/Sanctuary State) Statewide Day of Mobilization. (Buses available!)”

If Mueller is Fired, we WILL (Flash Mob) Protest. Details here!

In the event of Trump firing special counsel, Robert Mueller, Venturans are prepared to hold a FLASH MOB PROTEST for the day when this move occurs.

(Co-sponsored by GrassrootsVentura and Indivisible Ventura. Similar events are being planned throughout the nation.)

Clearly the firing of Mueller would be an attempt to quash the investigation of Trump and his campaign. This would make the firing an obstruction of justice, an impeachable offense, and probably a partial admission of guilt by POTUS.

Protestors will thus be standing up for American Justice, the Constitution’s systems of checks and balances, and calling for the impeachment of DJT.

As soon as such news breaks, Rapid Resistance Protestors will begin to assemble at the corner of Telephone & Victoria, by the Ventura County Government Center. Participants should start getting their signs made now.

No specific date can be posted here at this time. However, as soon as the news of the firing is made public, we must be ready to assemble beginning at 3:00 PM.

We will update Facebook, Twitter, and will attempt to reach all of you as soon as possible the day the news is released. Stand at READY RESISTANCE TEAM! Check your text messages and emails frequently for Mueller updates and to hear our call to action. Send your phone number or email to: grassrootsventura@gmail.com

Participants should wear

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Check out our Fabulous co-Director in Mother Jones!

Congrats Adriene – you fearless leader, you. Way to make the resistance shine! Watch the video below and read the full article here: Let’s Do Something Almost no Republican Senator is Willing to do – Listen to Real People’s Healthcare Concerns 

March for Truth: Get your signs, grab your sunblock, relocate your hat & water bottle!

On Saturday, June 3, both Santa Barbara and Los Angeles will be holding a March for Truth. The goals are simple and bipartisan (at least, theoretically):

  • Establish a fully funded, non-partisan independent commission;
  • As much information as possible should be made public as soon as possible;
  • Congress should require Donald Trump to release his tax returns to clarify his business interests and obligations to any foreign entity;
  • If crimes were committed or if collusion is discovered, they must be prosecuted.

Those are goals we can all get behind!

More details here…

SB: https://www.facebook.com/events/1882308865358664

LA: https://www.facebook.com/events/1475736765830647/

Your Weekly Dose of Sanity-saving Good News! This is What Democracy Looks Like!

“I have never canvassed before, but I will f—ing crawl door to door to make sure you lose.” A mild-mannered 60-year-old in Florida, to her Republican representative

Yep, the GOP has activated us, that’s for sure.

People across the country are refusing to stay silent. You can use Indivisible’s special guide to demand your member of Congress takes action, and then on June 3, you can join the March for Truth.

Click on every one of these amazing links! Citizens are stepping up and doing their jobs! Speaking out at town halls. Special shoutout to the New Jerseyans who confronted Rep. Tom MacArthur, the Congressman behind the key amendment that allowed Trumpcare to pass, for more than four hours and showed us all how it’s done.  Crowds also confronted Paul Ryan!

Indivisible Ventura showed up to support our sister districts for die-ins to express our anger about Congressmen’s votes to repeal ObamaCare. Read news items here, here, here, and here.

Betsy DeVos got the respect she deserves…

LOVE THIS. Democrats are showing up at Republican Town Halls! Democratic legislators taking town halls for cowardly GOP members. “Hey, listen, I have a question for you,” he said. “I’m Representative Sean Patrick Maloney. Where the heck is your congressman?”

Despite Trump’s attempt to end the investigation into his ties with Russia, the Senate Intelligence Committee invited Comey to testify next week and subpoenaed Michael Flynn. (Federal prosecutors also issued subpoenas to Flynn’s associates.) Meanwhile, Democrats slowed Senate activity to demand the appointment of a special prosecutor, and the media called out Trump’s “grotesque abuse of power.” A handful of Republicans also expressed concern. KEEP UP THE PRESSURE – MAKE MORE PHONE CALLS TO APPOINT A SPECIAL PROSECUTOR HERE.

Trump’s tax’s haven’t been forgotten… keep hammering away. We DEMAND Continue reading “Your Weekly Dose of Sanity-saving Good News! This is What Democracy Looks Like!”

Important Events! Join us for die-ins. Carpooling Available!

Let our sister Indivisible districts’ Congressmen know that their votes to repeal the Affordable Care Act was the “nail in their coffins” for their re-elections in 2018.

Carpooling available for all of these events – contact us at indivisibleventura@gmail.com Let us know if you are available to drive too!

“You Suck” Rally and Die-In @ Congressman Steve Knight’s Office
When: Monday, May 8th, 4p to 6p,
Where: 26415 Carl Boyer Drive Ste 220, Santa Clarita
RSVP and more info: 
https://www.facebook.com/events/304915903254720/

Great Knight Drama and Die-in
When: Tuesday, May 9th, 5p to 6p,
Where: 1445 E. Los Angeles Ave. Simi Valley
RSVP and more info: 
https://www.facebook.com/events/1239613946143028/

Repeal and Replace Royce
When: Wednesday, May 10th, 6p to 8p,
Where: 210 W Birch St Brea, CA 92821
RSVP and more info: 
https://www.facebook.com/events/1936008306633930/

Learn why these events are so important

Let’s support our sister Indivisible groups and gather for a rally and die-in to express our anger regarding all the people in our district who will lose coverage under the new plan.

Savage votes demand a visceral response. Bring tombstone style signs with your message if you want to participate in the die-in. Also, folks in vampire costume (representing Congressional cronies who suck the most vulnerable members of our community dry) are needed.

Zombies are welcome too, because this bill was dead on arrival. We do not buy the story about what a good guy he is for adding $8 billion dollars to a pre-existing conditions pool.

The President of the American Medical Association told the New York Times on May 5, 2017 that Continue reading “Important Events! Join us for die-ins. Carpooling Available!”

We Lost Our First Healthcare Battle – Here’s How We Win the War: The 14 Congressmen we are “Dying” to Meet.

GAME ON! Update: We now have three die-ins scheduled – click in to join us!

We knew they had finally gotten all the support they needed when they announced they were bringing this monstrosity to a vote yesterday. In fact, they got 14 of the votes they needed from us, from California.  Now this circus of tragedies moves on to the Senate and we are lucky that our Senators, Dianne Feinstein and Kamala Harris, are on our side (though we will be reminding them both that we are watching). But we’re a minority there too.

So now, what do we do about these 14 California congresspeople (see the list below) who cheerfully sold out women, older people, the sick, those with pre-existing conditions, Planned Parenthood and special needs kids to insurance company lobbyists, wealthy donors and a President who counts a “win” over a promise?

We fight them, of course! 

This will be a personal fight. We will all be dealing with the fallout of what happened today.

This will be a moral fight. No one deserves to be bankrupted after a lifetime of work because insurance companies executives demand a higher profit margin. More importantly, no one deserves to die of a treatable condition in a first world country because they can’t afford care.

So we will fight them, in a variety of ways. Don’t worry, there are enough battlefields for everyone.

– We will make their lives miserable with media events such as die-ins. 
– We will add to chanting crowds outside their Town Halls, if they ever dare to have one again.
– We will help their districts replace them with reasonable, responsible representatives. We’ll need people to help phone bank, and walk precincts.
– We’ll build bridges to people who voted for Trump because they believed his bogus healthcare promises.

This is going to involve time, people, and transportation.

What can you do to help?

Read this. This is a one strategy…
https://www.indivisibleguide.com/resource/die-in-planning-guide/

– Will you be a “Die-In” Captain and coordinate the organizational effort?
– Will you help drive people to other districts to provide more people power?
– Will you participate in peaceful demonstrations in these members’ districts?
– Will you commit to phone banking for their opposition?
– Will you commit to precinct walking for their opposition?
– Will you write letters to the Editor?
– Will you participate in a coordinated social media campaign?
– Keep up-to-date with your local Indivisible chapter. We will be publishing protest opportunities. Send them in if you see some before we do to indivisibleventura@gmail.com

Send in your name and what you are willing do, plus any additional great ideas to indivisibleventura@gmail.com.

Politics is a messy business. We’re not sure if this whole thing was stage-managed to help Trump get his “win”, or to divert our attention away from the EPA mess, the regulation fiddling or even the Russian fiasco.

But we’re taking them all on.

Welcome to the Resistance!

The 14 Congresspeople we are just “dying” to meet (and a note from Indivisible National about how this all works!): Continue reading “We Lost Our First Healthcare Battle – Here’s How We Win the War: The 14 Congressmen we are “Dying” to Meet.”