Tues – 8/7: Summer Activities for Resisters!

(Three first time volunteers who became politically active following last November’s US Presidential elections, look for addresses while canvassing on a Saturday morning in a quiet residential neighborhood in Palmdale, California, going door to door trying to register voters)

Action #1 – Have a little free time? Look at our “Events List” and join in!

Check out the action here. There’s instruction for every activity, so don’t worry if it’s your first time to canvass, or register people to vote. Join in, even us introverts. Get some new skills, and meet great people.

Action #2 – Join Indivisible’s #SaveSCOTIS virtual phonebank!

Our national Indivisible is  running a national virtual phonebank to contact key voters in Arizona, Mississippi, Nevada, Tennessee, and Texas to talk about the Supreme Court seat and help flip these crucial Senate seats in November. Join in!

Sign up here for a training webinar this afternoon (7:00 EST)  for best practices for making calls and how to use their hubdialer.

Action #3 – Join in with SURJ for a webinar.

Tomorrow, August 8 at 8pm EDT, Showing up for Racial Justice (SURJ) is hosting a webinar on “The Alt-Right and Immigration”.  We can register here.

Action #4 – Help PROJECT LIFELINE.

Since the US government is either unable or unwilling to provide for basic needs of immigrant detainees – sufficient water, food, hygiene products, blankets and warm clothes, humanitarian relief organization, PROJECT LIFELINE, is declaring the crisis and taking first action to help where our government has fallen short.  They are planning two caravans, one leaving from Houston and another from San Antonio and need to collect enough supplies to fill an 18-wheeler (semi) truck and 20-30 cars / trucks. We can contribute to their Amazon wishlist link  then share with our friends on social media. Their Facebook page is here and their email is projectlifeline2018@gmail.com.

 

 

March For Our Lives – Ventura! – Part 2

Besides information, great speechs and marching (See Part 1), there was a lot of information being shared at the park. For those who weren’t able to attend, or didn’t have a chance to see it, we’ve attached it below.

California  – New gun laws for 2018. (Sacbee)
California gun laws (Giffords)

Parents (and grandparents) Promise to Kids 

kid pic

The goal of Parents Promise to Kids (PPTK) is to get parents to vote for candidates who believe that the safety of our children is much more important than the right to own guns. We urge parents, grandparents and other concerned adults to sign a contract, found below and then post it on social media with the included instructions.  The contract is a promise to kids that they will never leave their homes in fear of being attacked by people with assault weapons.

The Parkland student’s presription for gun safety

(From thetrace.org) Continue reading “March For Our Lives – Ventura! – Part 2”

March For Our Lives – Ventura! – Part 1

It was an amazing day yesterday, completely organized by four Ventura High School students. See this VC Star article for more videos and pics, as well as our Facebook page, and this link to great photos from Ray Smith of Indivisible Ojai Valley.

Our local congresswoman, Julia Brownley, made some great speeches. (Thanks to Paul Taylor for this great video!)

Meanwhile, in Washington D.C., students and future leaders from our own Ventura County Youth Collective took a moment from the MFOL events there to gather in front of this inspirational portrait. They toured the Capitol with staff from Congresswoman Julia Brownley’s office, visited the National Museum of African American History and Culture and will be meeting with our legislators. Follow their adventures on Facebook  and Twitter. Continue reading “March For Our Lives – Ventura! – Part 1”

Ventura’s high school students are amazing! Come join in their March on 3/24!

This Saturday, you have an opportunity to join our local students in their action to end gun violence.  

Come to their March!

Four Ventura High School students started this March and have been working hard on planning it for over a month! They’ve been joined by students from other schools to make this an really great event.

This is no simple sidewalk rally…

They’ve worked out a budget, gotten funding, taken out permits with the city and  arranged for audio equipment, food trucks and stage rentals. They’ve organized speakers (including our Congresswoman Julia Brownley!) media presence and anti-gun violence and voter registration booths, all while being full-time high school students.

What were we doing in high school? These students are amazing!

Here’s the link to their event.

Basic Info: Saturday, March 24th, 10:00 am at Plaza Park. (Red pointers show public parking lots. There is also street parking in the area. Carpool with friends!)

Continue reading “Ventura’s high school students are amazing! Come join in their March on 3/24!”