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


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!


Driving in, we saw banners strewn across overpasses!


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?”

Monday 3/19 – “On your mark…get set…”

If Trump fires Mueller, local event link here. Don’t live here? Find your closest action with this link here.

From our increasingly rattled president, probably directly from his bathroom.

trump collusion

From a retired four-star Army general who received three Purple Heart medals for injuries sustained during his service in Vietnam, two Silver Stars for valor, and two Distinguished Service Crosses.

Barry McCaffrey

(From MoveOn)
Donald Trump is publicly considering firing Special Counsel Robert Mueller
the person leading the Department of Justice investigation of possible criminal actions by Donald Trump and members of his presidential campaign, as well as the efforts to conceal those activities. Continue reading “Monday 3/19 – “On your mark…get set…””

Nobody is Above the Law – Be Ready! Update 12/21

Any firing that occurs between December 23 and December 26 would trigger the protest events on December 27.

Flash Mob Protest — Nobody is Above the Law

Join MoveOn and your local resisters in action if the unthinkable happens.

This is an nation-wide event planned as a rapid response protest in the event that Donald Trump fires special counsel Robert Mueller. Please note that the listed date is a placeholder and will be updated to be within 24 hours of the firing, should it occur.

Update from our Ventura rally organizer.

Dear Grassroots & Democratic Friends,

There is widespread concern that Robert Mueller will be fired — an attempt by Trump to stop the investigation into his ties to Russian oligarchs, his financial entanglements, and conspiracy to help a foreign entity affect our democratic election.

We have organized a Rapid Response Flash protest that will occur in coordination with the national host of the event, MoveOn. (If you haven’t sign up yet, RSVP here. Too far away, check out local rallies here.) It is expected that Trump will fire chief investigator, Mueller, during the upcoming Christmas Recess when members of the House and Senate will not be in Washington, DC to obstruct Trump’s desire to be rid of the legal investigation.

Therefore, we must stand ready to join together in protest. So many have signed up to attend, that it would be impossible for me to call each of you on the day that the firing occurs.  To get a notification of the day and time of our assembly,  you will need to to enroll to receive a text message by:

1. Install the app for iPhone (http://apple.co/2o8cQAG) or Android (http://bit.ly/2neIpnw)
2. Press ‘Create New Account‘ to sign up
3. Enter the Indivisible Ventura invite code: 340-050-206

Secondly, if you cannot receive texts, I will notify you at the same email address you have used to sign-up with GrassrootsVentura. (See attachment for full details.)
Continue reading “Nobody is Above the Law – Be Ready! Update 12/21”

Protect Mueller from a Trump tantrum. YES on H.R. 3771 & S. 1735.


Minimal Script: I’m calling from [zip code] to ask Rep. [___]  to support H.R. 3771 – “The Special Counsel Independence Protection Act”, and make a public statement that the firing of Special Counsel Mueller by Trump would be completely unacceptable.

More Script if you want it: It’s the duty of Congress to serve as a check on Trump and prevent him from sending our democracy into a tailspin.

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

SENATE Continue reading “Protect Mueller from a Trump tantrum. YES on H.R. 3771 & S. 1735.”

This Week in Resistance – “We have art in order not to die of the truth.”

(Image of proposed Memorial to Peace and Justice, a tribute to victims of lynching in Montgomery, Alabama. Scheduled to open in 2018. Quote by Friedrich Nietzsche)

“The truth is incontrovertible…

This wasn’t where I planned to start, but this short video is profound and it moved me to tears…

Malice may attack it,…

Removing the statues = Step 1. The Equal Justice Initiative (eji.org) is working to ensure that we better understand the history of white supremacist violence against black people with a national lynching memorial.  Watch this great interview of the EJI Director Bryan Stevenson and singer songwriter Andra Day on the Daily Show. We can read more about the project here, and we can donate at this link.

ignorance may deride it,…

Related Racism

Continue reading “This Week in Resistance – “We have art in order not to die of the truth.””

Daylight cleans up a lot of things. Release the Steel Dossier Testimony.

Minimal Script: I am calling Senator Feinstein to vote YES on making public the 9+ hours of Senate Judiciary Committee testimony on the Steele dossier by Glenn Simpson of Fusion GPS.

More script info if you want it: “The dossier is at the center of the investigation into Russia’s hacking of our election. We have a right to know its sourcing and credibility.”

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

Not in California? Is your Senator on the Judiciary Senate Committee? Continue reading “Daylight cleans up a lot of things. Release the Steel Dossier Testimony.”

Let the Special Counsel do his job!

(Optimize your phone for faster calls!: tinyurl.com/make-calls-faster)

Call #1 – NO to Ron’s amendment

Minimal script: I’m from [zip code] and I’m calling Rep. [Brownley, Carbajal] to ask them to condemn Rep. Ron Desantis’ amendment to limit the time or scope of the special counsel Robert Mueller’s  investigation.

Additional script if you want more: If De Santos is truly worried about “wasting taxpayer money”, then let him address Trump’s outrageous vacation expenditures first.

More Info:
Republican floats measure to kill Mueller probe afte 6 months (politico)
“Interactive Timeline: Everything We Know About Russia and President Trump” – http://billmoyers.com/story/trump-russia-timeline/

Call #2 – YES to H.R.3654

Minimal script: I’m from [zip code] and I’m calling Rep. [Brownley, Carbajal] to ask them to co-sponsor and vote YES on H.R.3654 – the Special Cousel Independence Protection Act

More info:

Rep. Contacts:

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 Contactshttp://www.phoneyourrep.com

Continue reading “Let the Special Counsel do his job!”

This Week in Resistance – “Snatch a knot in their Ass” Edition

(Awesome picture from 2007 Bethesda Softworks, LLC. No, this is not real)

Yes, we can take a well-earned minute to glory in the GOP’s healthcare debacle in the Senate Thursday night. But not for long, as it was a very close vote. 49 senators voted against all decency and humanity to risk destroying our healthcare system, people’s lives and a major part of our economy.

Our President has vowed to destroy any bits of Obamacare that survived this vote, while his minions work tirelessly to dismantle every aspect of our government and sell off its parts to the highest or most well-connected bidders.

But that’s business as usual…at least, for one of his businesses.

In addition to learning a sprightly new phrase from Georgia Congressman Buddy Carter, who spent, good god, a whole 27.5 hours working on this healthcare thing, let’s talk about what happened this week…

Continue reading “This Week in Resistance – “Snatch a knot in their Ass” Edition”

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

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