Thurs 4/25: Tonight! – Santa Barbara Town Hall by Congressman Salud Carbajal

Thurs 4/25: Rep. Salud Carbajal Town Hall

Facebook event here.

RSVP here for free tickets.

Description:  Rep. Salud Carbajal (CA-24) is hosting a town hall meeting in Santa Barbara to answer questions directly from Central Coast residents and provide an overview of legislation the 116th Congress has put forward in its first 100 days of session. Carbajal looks forward to hearing about the top priorities of his constituents.

This town hall meeting is free and open to the public.

Date: Thu, April 25, 2019

Time: 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM PDT

LocationSanta Barbara County Education Office Auditorium
4400 Cathedral Oaks Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93110

Sat 4/27: Katie Hill (CA-25) Town Hall

Continue reading “Thurs 4/25: Tonight! – Santa Barbara Town Hall by Congressman Salud Carbajal”

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!”

RSVP for Congresswoman Julia Brownley Event! We’ll see you there!

Congresswoman Julia Brownley has invited us to join her at a community engagement forum to discuss the critical issues facing our country.

 We need a huge Indivisible Ventura presence on this one people!

When: Wednesday, April 19, 2017, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM PST. Doors open at 5:30.

Where: California State University, Channel Islands – Grand Salon
1 University Drive, Camarillo, CA 93010

Due to limited seating, everyone must RSVP through Eventbrite. Hurry!

A ticket will be required to enter. The name Continue reading “RSVP for Congresswoman Julia Brownley Event! We’ll see you there!”

Let’s Discuss California Issues with Assemblymember Monique Limón – Open House

RSVP for Ventura District Office Open House with Monique Limón by clicking here – if you try to RSVP, and can’t, contact us. We’ll do our best to get you in.

When: April 11th 5-6:30 pm

Where: 37th Assembly District Office
89 S. California Street, Suite F, Ventura

More info: (805) 641-3700 or (805) 564-1649

Issues: Vote Yes on the California Values Act! We must resist ICE Roundups!

“Yes” on CA Senate Bill 562 – “Californians For A Healthy California Act”

Indivisible: Your Hard Work is Working – It Shows in the Good News

It’s time to celebrate! We’re accomplishing much more than we can see while we make our daily action calls, march with others, participate in town halls, and resist. We all get sad with so much bad coming at us so…

REMEMBER THAT YOUR HARD WORK WORKS! <– click here to see how hard we’ve got ’em backpedaling!

Here’s this week’s GOOD News:

Ventura Indivisians had an Incredible Time at ACA Town Hall with Julia Brownley!

Pro ACA demonstrators at Julia Brownley's Heathcare Town Hall
Pro-Affordable Care Act demonstrators outside of Julia Brownley’s Town Hall

Although there were only 150 seats, Congresswoman Brownley’s aides managed to fit everyone into the meeting room to form an audience of over 200 encouraging supporters for the ACA Town Hall last night.

Standing room only inside the Julia Brownley Town Hall

Ms. Brownley reiterated her position that Continue reading “Ventura Indivisians had an Incredible Time at ACA Town Hall with Julia Brownley!”

Today’s Action Plan – Tonight’s Town Hall, White House Comment Line & The Resistance Calendar

1. Julia Brownley’s ACA Town Hall tonight! Inside or outside, check out the plan on our earlier posts. See here and here.

2. Pull out your phones and put this number on speed dial… (202) 456-1111.

The White House Comment Line is back in business! See this week’s action plan for ideas and scripts for the important issues of the day.

3. Michael Moore has put together an online calendar for all resistance activities everywhere.

Everybody, let’s use this. We’ve entered our Town Hall and are monitoring to see how long it takes for posts to be approved.


Today’s Action Plan – Prepare for Julia Brownley’s Town Hall (Action 2 of 3)

Before you go to the ACA Town Hall tomorrow night, please read the action items on the event itself from 2.18 and 2.19 if you haven’t done so already.

Now, after you’ve gotten your evening game plan – inside or outside, letters, questions and signage prepped, it’s time for a little pre-meeting ACA information review.

This is the most comprehensive article we’ve found regarding all arguments for destroying the ACA.

Today’s Action Plan – Call Senators Harris and Feinstein Requesting Town Halls (Action 1 of 3)

It’s time to call out Senators Harris and Feinstein on their missing town halls.

Call them! Today and tomorrow. Sample script and more info Continue reading “Today’s Action Plan – Call Senators Harris and Feinstein Requesting Town Halls (Action 1 of 3)”

Action Item – Additional Resources for ACA Town Hall Meeting on Tuesday

Quick Reminders from the last Action Item before we continue:

– Time/Place: Tuesday February 21, at 6:00 pm at the Camarillo Public Library Community Room with Congresswoman Julia Brownley.

– Call for Reservation:

OK, you didn’t get a seat, now what? Well, we have an agenda for you:

– Still come! News crews will film and interview the crowds outside.

– Bring: Positive signs, American Flags, positive attitude.

– Feed the media: If you’re outside, find a reporter, ask to tell your story. This is important!

– Opposition: Don’t feed them. Don’t talk or physically react to them.

– Bring your stories: We’ll collect letters, postcards, etc. outside.

– Know your facts: District #26 has had a 43% decrease in uninsured since the ACA took place and 28,800 of our friends and neighbors are insured under it.

– Take pictures and videos to share with and with the press.

OK, you did get a seat inside, so here are some reference materials:

– Watch the video.

-Your job isn’t to convince Ms. Brownley, she wants this too. But she needs to listen, and to gather supporting evidence to take back to Washington.

– Be a storyteller. Incorporate your own personal story in your question. Keep in mind your audience is as much your neighbors and fellow town hall attendees as it is the MoC. Be honest, be vulnerable, and tell stories that matter.

– End the story with a concrete, verifiable ask. The best asks or clear, actionable for the her, and easy to verify whether she followed through or not. For example: Instead of “Will you fight for me?”, ask her “Will you commit to voting against any loss of ACA coverage?”

– Don’t settle for talking points or canned responses.

– Know your strengths. Just want to show up to the Town Hall, but don’t want to ask Continue reading “Action Item – Additional Resources for ACA Town Hall Meeting on Tuesday”