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?”
…which is the great majority of us when we remember our power and come together.”
(Read the rest of Rebecca Solnit’s great article on protest here.)
Ventura County residents came out yesterday, with ferocious signs and a lot of spirit, to say that we expect better of our president and the legislators that protect him.
And we were not alone.
People joined in nearly 200 Confront Corruption – Demand Democracy vigils and rallies nationwide yesterday in 39 states, Washington D.C. and Puerto Rico with thousands if not tens of thousands participating. (Tweets, videos and articles relating to other events the happened yesterday are attached below the photos of our own rally.)
We are not done.
- Join us in our canvassing and voter registration efforts here. We are constantly updating the list.
- You can reuse your signs on Sunday as we join with other Indivisible groups to give Mike Pompeo a big Ventura County Resistance greeting.
- Indivisible Ventura has joined “The LAST WEEKEND”, along with Indivisible National, MoveOn, OFA, CPDAction, Nation Domestic Workers Alliance, Stand Up America, Democrats.com, United We Dream and others to commit a massive canvassing effort for the last four days before Election Day. (Saturday, Nov. 3rd-Tues, Nov. 6th). Clear your calendars! We’ll provide more details soon, as well as videos to help new canvassers.
“Helsinki was the last straw! – Ventura Confronts Corruption” – The photos!
If you have photos you’d be willing to share, we’d love to have them. Please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
KEYT coverage here.
Continue reading “Wed. 7/18: “The only power adequate to stop the Trump administration is civil society…””
But look! That nice man is giving him a sparkling “we-call-it-soccer” ball.
Action #1 – Go to our vigil for democracy tomorrow.
Helsinki was the last straw… Join us here. Facebook event here.
Action #2 – Where do our GOP legislators stand? Yes, this is another pop quiz.
Continue reading “Tues 7/17: Today’s pop quiz: “Conscious tool” or “Useful Idiot”? Pick one.”
Rebecca Solnit’s article: One year on, Donald Trump is still an illegitimate president.
#1 -“I asked our friends in Russia not to interfere in our elections this year,” Sen. Kennedy (R-LA) said.
OMG, so much wrong in one sentence! Seven GOP senators and zero Democrats went to Moscow, without any American media, to ask, hats in hands, for Russia not to destroy our electoral process…After Putin was “too busy” to see them, Duma member Vyascheslav Nikonov stated that this meeting “was one of the easiest ones in my life.” The issue of election interference was resolved quickly because “the question was raised in a general form.” “One shouldn’t interfere in elections — well, we don’t interfere,” Nikonov said.
Yeah, we can see “interfere” being too soft a term for the Russians. After all, they are proud of getting their favorite candidate elected.
Meanwhile, back where reporters are watching, GOP Senator Richard Burr quietly issued the current report from the Senate Intelligence Committee on Russian involvement in the 2016 election right before the 4th of July holiday. Spoiler alert – Yeah, they did… Continue reading “Thurs 7/5: Tweet the collaborators of our puppet president – and make these 3 important calls on voting bills.”
(From the great people at the resistance site: @TheLoyalO)
When it rains it pours!
Wednesday was an outrageously busy day in #TrumpRussia news
& revelations, so we did our best to summarize for you.
Each numbered item has two parts:
A) What happened?
B) Why is it important?
At the end, we remind you what YOU can do to help.
1A) The Senate Judiciary Committee released all transcripts/documents (some redactions) from its investigation into Russian interference and potential Trump campaign coordination.
1B) The release of 1000s of pages casts light on the Trump Tower mtg, including coordination of stories by attendees, inconsistencies in Don Jr’s testimony & hints of Trump’s knowledge of the mtg & involvement in the false story Don Jr. initially put out.
Continue reading “Fri. 5/18: Bookmark Wednesday 5/16!”
Trump sought to fire Mueller last December and on Monday, he said “many people” have suggested he fire him now, after the special counsel issued a referral that helped lead to a Monday FBI raid on Michael Cohen, Trump’s personal attorney.
Senators have just introduced a new bipartisan bill to protect Mueller.
Lots of noise and fury, but we’re yet to see a lot of signers on any of these bills.
This time you call, make it clear you expect to see your representatives names as cosponsors on all their houses’ bills.
Action #1 – Contact your Representative in the House
H.R. 4669 – Special Counsel Integrity Act
Text similar to HR 3771 below.
Current cosponsors here. There is currently only one. Continue reading “Wed. 4/11 – The war on the truth continues. Power up your phones.”
Action #1 – #ProtectOurVote #PaperBallots
(from Loyal Opposition) Yesterday, we posted a call to action AGAINST many of the toxic riders the GOP has attached to the Omnibus Spending Bill.
Today, we’re asking you to ask your legislators to attach something good. Like protecting our own elections against Russian interference.
House Democrats issued a comprehensive review of state voter system vulnerabilities and want $400 million in the Omnibus Appropriations bill which could be voted on as early as next week to help states convert to paper ballots and harden their systems against cyber-attacks.
The evidence behind their request is irrefutable. Russia hacked into state voter systems in the 2016 election, successfully penetrating several of the systems in the 21 states they attempted to hack.
The heads of U.S. intelligence agencies unanimously testified before the Senate Intelligence Committee that Russia is determined to interfere with our mid-term elections and could cause havoc by tampering with state voter systems.
Our state election systems desperately need to be upgraded: one in four U.S. voters vote on a system with no paper trail, and many others vote on systems that give the voter a receipt, but leave no paper trail that would allow the state to audit the accuracy of the vote count.
Most states have been attempting to harden their systems against cyber-attacks, but many lack the funds and expertise to get it done before the 2018 elections.
Action: Call your House Representative and urge him or her to provide money in the Omnibus Appropriations bill to help states convert to paper ballots that provide an audit trail and harden cyber security defenses. Continue reading “Wednesday 3/21 – Russia Watch – Omnibus spending bill and the Mueller Investigation.”
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.
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.
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…””
Enforce the Russia Sanctions or impeach him for refusing to do his job.
Trump has now missed two deadlines in implementing the sanctions against Russia for its interference in the 2016 election, a bill he signed and made into law. The State Department said last Monday that the sanctions are “not needed” and therefore will not be implemented. This is an unprecedented violation of our constitution as the Executive branch is refusing to uphold the law passed by a veto-proof majority of the Legislative branch.
Minimal Script: I’m calling from [zip code] to ask Rep./Sen. [___] to demand that Trump implement the Russia sanctions (H.R. 3364) he signed into law last August.
Call Rep. Julia Brownley: (CA-26): DC (202) 225-5811, Oxnard (805) 379-1779, T.O. (805) 379-1779
or Rep. Salud Carbajal: (CA-24): DC (202) 225-3601, SB (805) 730-1710 SLO (805) 546-8348
AND 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 (559) 497-5109, SF (415) 355-9041, SD (619) 239-3884
Other Rep/Senator Contacts: http://www.phoneyourrep.com
Remove Devin Nunes from him his position of Chair of the House Intelligence Committee and formally “censure” him.
Continue reading “Tuesday 2/6 – #TrumpRussia, #NunesHoax”
Trending #TrumpWatergate, #TrumpRussia, #watergate, #trumpgate
The following is an excerpt from a great article on the strategy to stop the Mueller investigation. This backroom war demonstrates how badly Trump needs this investigation stopped and how desperately we need to know if our leader is a criminal or not..
“If I Can’t Fire Mueller, Who Can I Fire?
In June, 2017, Trump directed White House Counsel Don McGahn to fire Mueller, though McGahn refused and threatened to resign if Trump demanded it. It appears that the threat of major public backlash has since deterred Trump from firing Mueller (Trump has now repeatedly said he is not going to fire him).
Instead, a plan appears to have been in the works to achieve similar ends (crippling the Mueller investigation), but in a way that sidesteps the public backlash of a Mueller firing.
The Washington Post reported on January 27, 2018 that Trump wants to fire Rosenstein. This would allow Trump to install a new Deputy AG who he believes would be willing to hamper Mueller’s investigation using oversight power, by blocking investigatory and prosecutorial steps that Mueller wants to take.
This type of investigatory hindrance could occur without the public or Congress knowing that Mueller’s actions are being blocked. Rosenstein’s replacement would not have to tell Congress about any blocking of Mueller’s proposed actions until after the investigation is complete; this is when the regulations would require Rosenstein’s replacement to report any curtailed actions to the Chairmen & Ranking Members of the Senate & House Judiciary Committees.
OK, I’ll Fire and Replace Rosenstein. But on What Grounds? Continue reading “Wednesday 1/31 – #TrumpWatergate”