Tues -1/29: TODAY is the deadline to stop Trump’s destruction of our right to know.

Action – Write a protest comment and submit it TODAY (Tues) by 11:59 pm EST.

Trump started censoring public information before he was even elected.

However, even as president, he can’t totally abolish the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), but he can direct how executive agencies respond to our requests, which has already started. According to APNews: “The federal government censored, withheld or said it couldn’t find records sought by citizens, journalists and others more often last year than at any point in the past decade… People who asked for records under (FOIA) received censored files or nothing in 78 percent of 823,222 requests, a record over the past decade. When it provided no records, the government said it could find no information related to the request in a little over half those cases.” Continue reading “Tues -1/29: TODAY is the deadline to stop Trump’s destruction of our right to know.”

March for Truth: Get your signs, grab your sunblock, relocate your hat & water bottle!

On Saturday, June 3, both Santa Barbara and Los Angeles will be holding a March for Truth. The goals are simple and bipartisan (at least, theoretically):

  • Establish a fully funded, non-partisan independent commission;
  • As much information as possible should be made public as soon as possible;
  • Congress should require Donald Trump to release his tax returns to clarify his business interests and obligations to any foreign entity;
  • If crimes were committed or if collusion is discovered, they must be prosecuted.

Those are goals we can all get behind!

More details here…

SB: https://www.facebook.com/events/1882308865358664

LA: https://www.facebook.com/events/1475736765830647/

SHUT DOWN THE SENATE until we have a special prosecutor!

Script: It’s time to demand that a special prosecutor be appointed to continue the investigation—and the Senator (_____)  should be doing all she can, including withholding consent and filibustering, until a special prosecutor is in place.

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

AND Senator Harris: DC (202) 224-3553, LA (213) 894-5000, SAC (916) 448-2787, Fresno (916) 448-2787, SF (415) 355-9041, SD (619) 239-3884

More Info: https://www.indivisibleguide.com/truth-or-trump/

Its a Math Quiz! Get out your #2 pencils… This should be a simple problem for our Senators…

the FLYNN thing
the MANAFORT thing + the Pence and Manafort connection thing
the TILLERSON thing
the SESSIONS thing that got him recused in the first place
the KUSHNER thing
the CARTER PAGE defying the Senate’s order to hand over his Russian contact list thing
the ROGER STONE thingt
he EMOLUMENTS CLAUSE thing
the PENCE Continue reading “SHUT DOWN THE SENATE until we have a special prosecutor!”

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!”

Hey Rosenstein: You Helped Fire Comey, the Least you can do is Appoint a Special Prosecutor!

Call the Department of Justice, Rod Rosenstein, 202-353-1555: Ask for a Special Prosecutor.

Trump fired FBI Director James Comey, on “trumped-up” charges by Jeff Sessions that Hilary was treated “unfairly”. Comey confirmed to the Senate that the Trump team was indeed under FBI investigation for collaborating with Russia during the election. Ask the DOJ for a truly independent special prosecutor and an independent commission.

More Info: Continue reading “Hey Rosenstein: You Helped Fire Comey, the Least you can do is Appoint a Special Prosecutor!”

No tax returns, No tax reform (2 of 2)

Donald Trump, how much money would you personally save from your tax “reform”?

Even without going into the details of Donald Trump’s tax plan, which Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin calls “the biggest tax cut and largest tax reform in history of this country”, it’s clear that Trump and other big corporate interests will benefit “BIGLY.” How much? Unknown, and unacceptable. This is a huge conflict of interest. NO TAX RETURN, NO TAX CUTS!

Script: I’m calling to ask (___) to oppose any proposed tax reforms from Trump until he releases his tax returns. We’re tired of paying a higher percentage of taxes than he does! No tax returns, no tax reforms.

Call all three Members of Congress

Rep. Julia Brownley: DC (202) 225-5811, Oxnard (805) 379-1779, T.O. (805) 379-1779

Senator Feinstein: Continue reading “No tax returns, No tax reform (2 of 2)”

Support SB-149. Release Your Tax Returns or You’re Not on the California Ballot.

Tax transparency is a nonpartisan issue. It’s simple: If you are running for President and don’t release your tax returns, your name won’t show up on the CA ballot.

California is one of at least 19 states concerned by Trump’s refusal to release his tax returns. SB 149, the Presidential Tax Transparency and Accountability Act, would ensure that future presidential candidates cannot appear on a California ballot until they publicly release their tax returns for the previous 5 years.

Call our Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (representing Ventura, Oxnard, Santa Paula, Fillmore, Camarillo): Sacramento: (916) 651-4019,  Santa Barbara: (805) 965-0862,  Oxnard: (805) 988-1940

More Info:  Continue reading “Support SB-149. Release Your Tax Returns or You’re Not on the California Ballot.”

Your Weekly Dose of Sanity-saving Good News!

This happened yesterday, all over America! We marched to tell Donald that, contrary to his belief, we REALLY do want to see his taxes!

Mr. Trump seems to be a bit worried…

Yup. It looks like someone was paying attention.

Also, how do we get our greedy mitts on one of those fabulous Trump Chickens? We need one in the worst way.

Good News!

The Wall is looking increasingly less likely.

Some GOP leaders are starting to publicly support elements of the ACA.

8,000 millennial Democrats plan to run for office. Yay!

THIS should be good… Continue reading “Your Weekly Dose of Sanity-saving Good News!”

This Week in Resistance – Events, Town Hall Announcement and Exciting News!

“To sin by silence, when we should protest, makes cowards out of men” – Ella Wheeler Wilcox, Poet, 1914 

Today is the day we demand Trump’s Tax Returns – join millions around the country – meet us at the Government Center in Ventura 2-5 PM! More details here.

RSVP NOW for this Rep. Julia Brownley Event – before it fills up!

April 19thCongresswoman Julia Brownley’s Community Engagement Forum – space is limited.

Your Resistance in your Pocket!

Download Indivisible Ventura’s brand-spanking new Mobile App! Get your important Calls to Action directly to your phone – the easiest way to combat the Trump Agenda!

Events

April 17th & 18th Help Flip the House Blue – phone bank party to flip Georgia seat
April 18th, 6 PM – Indivisible Ventura Election Committee Meeting, Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf, 4360 E. Main St. #3, Ventura – All are welcome!
April 19thCongresswoman Julia Brownley’s Community Engagement Forum – space is limited, RSVP now!
April 20th – Indivisible Ojai’s Speaker Series: How Ventura County will be affected by climate change. Ojai Valley Grange Hall, 6pm
April 22nd – March for Science – Santa BarbaraLos Angeles Washington DC
April 23rdDemocratic Club of Ventura Meeting
April 24thNational Free Press Appreciation Day Petition and Rally
April 29thWorkshop: First Steps to Run for Office
April 29thVentura Climate March
May 1st Women’s March on California Solidarity Strike
May 2ndUnderstanding Protest and Resistance in the Trump Era
May 6th – 7thNonviolent Organizing Workshop
Let us know if you have an event to add by emailing us at indivisibleventura@gmail.com. Same e-mail if you are interested in carpooling to any event – we’ll do our best to hook you up!

New and Ongoing Actions

Swing these States!
No matter where we live we can help change the face of Congress by helping with upcoming special elections. Here are some current opportunities: Continue reading “This Week in Resistance – Events, Town Hall Announcement and Exciting News!”

Ask Our Senator to Act Now! Let’s See Trump’s Taxes!

The Presidential Tax Transparency Act (S26) will require all Presidents and nominees for President to release their tax returns.  As Nixon infamously said, “people have got to know whether or not their President is a crook.”

Call Senator Harris to urge her to co-sponsor this bill: DC (202) 224-3553, LA (213) 894-5000, SAC (916) 448-2787, Fresno (916) 448-2787, SF (415) 355-9041, SD (619) 239-3884

Script: I’m calling to urge Senator Harris to co-sponsor S26. We have the right to know about foreign holders of Trump’s debts, his foreign investments, and the extent of his charitable donations. Thank you.

More Info: Continue reading “Ask Our Senator to Act Now! Let’s See Trump’s Taxes!”