From now ’til November…What can we do?

Updated 3/15/2020

Action – The primary is over in CA and the November election is closing in fast. There’s lots to do. Join in!

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Whether Bernie or Biden emerge victorious from the Democratic convention, we must be united in refusing Trump another term of unconstrained greed, lawlessness and corruption. So, besides asking your social media circles to take the Indivisible Pledge, and calling your legislators every day, what can we do? A lot. For us visual learners, here are three months of graphic calendars featuring our repeating events, with downloadable links, if you want to post one on your refrigerator. (For single events and events not hosted by us, keep checking the “Events” page. If your organization is having an event we should list, please email link to indivisibleventura@gmail.com)

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Thur 1/16: Say ‘Hello!” to some folks in Galveston! Today is our 3rd Thursday “Pizza & Postcards” event. Then mark your calendars for more!

Today, we’re featuring FOUR great events to put on your calendar, including our pizza/postcard party happening today! Ventura’s resistance movement is strong and varied. Check out the entire list and keep track here. Send additions for the list to indivisibleventura@gmail.com

Action #1  – TODAY – Thursday, 1/16: Meet at Santino’s for pizza, good conversation, and social justice – every Third Thursday starting at 11:30 am

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Indivisible Ventura, along with other groups and individuals across the country, have been participating in a postcard campaign with Reclaim our Vote campaign, a coalition with NAACP, Black Lives Matter and the Center for Common Ground. Over the last few months, over 80,000 handwritten postcards have been sent to alert people of color in Dallas County that their rights to vote might be in danger. Continue reading “Thur 1/16: Say ‘Hello!” to some folks in Galveston! Today is our 3rd Thursday “Pizza & Postcards” event. Then mark your calendars for more!”

Sat 12/21: Swap Meet Justice goes to East Ventura County this Saturday!

Ventura’s resistance movement is strong and varied. Check out our entire list of events and keep track here. Send additions for the list to indivisibleventura@gmail.com

Action #1  – Saturday 12/21 – Hands-on opportunity to help our newest neighbors!

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This month we are fortunate to have TWO Swap Meet Justice events! Saturday, 12/21,  come join us in Moorpark at the Holy Cross Church and at our regular event on the last Sunday of the month at Oxnard College (Mark these dates:

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Thur 12/19: Come to our 3rd Thursday “Pizza, comradery, & postcard” event and mark your calendars for more!

Today, we’re featuring 6 great events to put on your calendar, including one happening today! Ventura’s resistance movement is strong and varied. Check out the entire list and keep track here. Send additions for the list to indivisibleventura@gmail.com

Action #1  – TODAY – Thursday, 12/19: Meet at Santino’s for pizza, good conversation, and social justice – every Third Thursday starting at 11:30 am

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Today: We’re going to be writing our last set of 300 postcards to voters in Dallas County, Texas in connection with the Reclaim our Vote campaign, a coalition with NAACP, Black Lives Matter and the Center for Common Ground. With the help of postcard writers from all over the US, 80,000 people of color in Dallas County have been alerted that their rights to vote might be in danger.

Next month, the campaign will send us addresses for the next area of deliberate voter disenfranchisement. Community of color voters are being placed on “Inactive” or “Unregistered” lists at a 16% higher rate than whites. Learn more about this campaign here

  • Where: Santino’s Pizza. It’s at 4231 Telegraph Rd., Ventura, 9300
  • When: Thursday, Dec. 19th, 11:30am – 1:30pm.
  • RSVP for our supporters: Nope. Just come. Invite your friends!
    We do, however, reserve the right to refuse any volunteers and their services.
  • What to bring: We provide the pizza, postcards, stationary. If you prefer, you may bring your own pre-stamped postcards, or stationary for letter actions. You are also welcome to bring stickers and different colored pens.
  • Donations gratefully accepted: A postcard stamp is $0.35! We’re trying to achieve 300 finished postcards, which equals $105. Donations of money for stamps and pizza or rolls of postcard stamps are gratefully accepted. 
  • Questions? Email indivisibleventura@gmail.org

Action #2  – Help our newest neighbors – TWO (2) Swap Meet Justice Citizenship Fairs this December – 12/21 & 12/29! 

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Sunday – 8/25 is HUGE with TWO great activities! Swap Meet Justice is “ON” and so is “Write for Your Rights 2019!”

If you’ve never watch Ronald Reagan’s astonishing last speech as president, reminding his listeners that immigration is “the great life force of each generation of new Americans…” watch it here. (Quick timeline of the history of immigration here.)

Action #1: Volunteer and spread the word about our free monthly immigration fair at Oxnard College this Sunday, 8-3!

Continuous volunteer trainings for Swap Meet Justice

WHAT?: Come to Swap Meet Justice at 8:30 am this Sunday morning and get trained to help there and at all future fairs! We love to have bilingual people but English-only volunteers are also most welcome. Volunteers do not need to be citizens, nor adults. Interested teens make great volunteers!

When: Aug. 25th – Sunday – 8:30 am  (and every last Sunday of the month, including 9/29, 10/27,  11/24,  and12/29)

Where: Swap Meet Justice is held at Oxnard College’s Community Marketplace, right next to the Student Bookstore.

More information, including Campus Map, documents to bring, eligibility rules and downloadable posters about the Swap Meet Justice fairs here.

Action #2 – Reach out to your legislators at Write for your Rights! Do something powerful that’s easy and fun!

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This weekend, 7/27 – 7/28, there are going to be TWO (2) citizenship fairs! Volunteer and spread the news! Let’s help make some new Americans!

Someday, someone you’ve helped will be in a video like this…

…which they will proudly show their kids and grandkids and retell their origin story of how they became an American. As completely 100% an American as anybody else.

Ronald Reagan, in his surprising last speech as president, (watch it here) reminded his listeners that immigration is “the great life force of each generation of new Americans…”  (Quick timeline of the history of immigration here.)

Share this information with people who need it!

Citizenship: If you know someone who’s had their permanent residency card (green card) for 5 years, or for 3 years if they’re married to a U.S. citizen, tell them to get their citizenship application done for free, with trained volunteers and volunteer lawyers at either fair on the flyer below. Saturday 7/27 and Sunday 7/28.

Citizenship, DACA and Green Card Renewals: Tell them to get their citizenship, DACA and green card renewal applications done for free, with trained volunteers and volunteer lawyers at Swap Meet Justice on Sunday 7/28. (See flyer below for details)

Citizenship for those who can’t speak English well: An applicant can apply for citizenship in their own language if:

  • If the applicant is 50 or older, and has had their green card for 20 years or more.
  • If the applicant is 55 or older, and has had their green card for 15 years or more.
  • If the applicant is 65 or older, and has had their green card for 20 years or more.

Get trained to help!

We love to have bilingual people but English-only volunteers are also most welcome. Volunteers do not need to be citizens, nor adults. Interested teens make great volunteers! Continue reading “This weekend, 7/27 – 7/28, there are going to be TWO (2) citizenship fairs! Volunteer and spread the news! Let’s help make some new Americans!”

Thurs 7/25: Volunteer training for citizenship fairs – 6:00 pm TONIGHT!!!

Action! – Come get trained to help make people citizens! It’s fun!

Always wanted to voluteer at local citizenship fairs, including Swap Meet Justice, but couldn’t make our regular 8:30 am Sunday training class at Oxnard Swap Meet?

Now, there’s an option! Come tonight!

Volunteer Training:

  • Teens welcome!
  • We need biligual speakers, but “English-only” welcome and necessary too.
  • Once you’re trained, you are welcome at all our citizenship fairs!
  • You’ll get to practice what you learn almost immediately, as Ventura County has TWO citizenship fairs THIS WEEKEND! Information here!

Where/When/How to I access all this fun?

Mark your calendars! Next weekend, 7/27-28, there are going to be TWO (2) citizenship fairs! Volunteer to help your neighbors become our newest Americans

Detail from antique engraved Victorian illustration of Statue of Liberty at night, 1878.

Someday, someone you’ve helped will be in a video like this…

…which they will proudly show their kids and grandkids and retell the story of how they became an American. As completely 100% an American as anybody else.

Ronald Reagan, in his surprising last speech as president, (watch it here) reminded his listeners that immigration is “the great life force of each generation of new Americans…”  (Quick timeline of the history of immigration here.)

Get trained to help!

We love to have bilingual people but English-only volunteers are also most welcome. Volunteers do not need to be citizens, nor adults. Interested teens make great volunteers! Continue reading “Mark your calendars! Next weekend, 7/27-28, there are going to be TWO (2) citizenship fairs! Volunteer to help your neighbors become our newest Americans”