Saturday’s Families Belong Together Rally – “Where else would I be?”

After thanking them for attending our rally Saturday evening, people gave the same answer…”Where else would I be?

We had people for whom walking and standing was a difficult business. But still they came, to stand on the unforgivingly hard sidewalk. “Where else would I be?

We had people who were protesters back when Vietnam was the issue, and people who came out for the first time. “Where else would I be?

Every generation has its defining issue, where people of conscience speak out for those who can’t. Our president has left no part of our democracy unscathed, but it will be the deliberate weaponization of family destruction, with the welfare of children casually dismissed as collateral damage, that will forever mark this administration’s reign.

And for that, we will resist. Where else would we be?

(One participant shared these great photos with us. If you others you’d like to share, please send to indivisibleventura@gmail.com)

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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.

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We ALL Marched for Justice in Ventura!

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A beautiful day to march, to celebrate unity after the Thomas Fire, and to come together in peace and love, Ventura County Rising and the March for Justice was everything we hoped it would be!

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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.

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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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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!

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“YES on SB 54” Rally!

Mark your calendars and get your signs ready!

This Wednesday, we at Indivisible Ventura are joining with Indivisible: Conejo, CLUE, SWAN, East Ventura County Community coalition, ACLU Ventura, Democratic Socialists of America, ACLU Southern California, and Indivisible Ojai Valley  for a rally to support SB 54, the California Values Act — and to oppose Ventura County Sheriff Geoff Dean’s campaign of disinformation and attempts to sabotage the bill.

Julie A. Diaz Martinez, Immigrants’ Rights team leader of Indivisible: Conejo, has done amazing work all summer on this issue — and now she’s pulling together activist groups from across the county for this event.

Please join us as we begin the final push toward a State Assembly vote on California’s “sanctuary” bill before the middle of September! The rally will take place along Victoria Avenue in Ventura, outside the County Government Center, from 4-5:30 p.m.

For those joining us from further inland – Bonus feature of a trek toward the shore: cooler temperatures during this week’s heat wave!

More info:

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