Help our Homeless Residents receive shelter, housing, rental, and outreach funding! Volunteer for the Point-in-Time Count.

Let’s Make Everyone Count!
Homeless Point-In-Time Count, Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Why: This effort helps to better understand who is homeless in Ventura County and gain access to state and federal funding.
What: Volunteers canvass the community in pairs and collect survey data through interviewing homeless persons or reporting observations.
Who: Volunteers must be 18 years or older and have the ability to walk distances in designated locations. A smart phone/device will be needed to download the “Counting Us” app for the survey. More information will be shared during the training.

Please register online at http://www.volunteerventuracounty.org/need/detail/?need_id=388508 and spread the word!

or…

Join Indivisible Ventura’s team! Email us here with your name, email, phone #, and preferred shift on Jan. 22nd, either [6 am-12 noon] or [11am-5pm]. Tell us if you’re signing up with a friend. The morning shift always needs more people (6 am!!!), so please indicate if you’re flexible.

Training time options: Continue reading “Help our Homeless Residents receive shelter, housing, rental, and outreach funding! Volunteer for the Point-in-Time Count.”

Today: Yes, you can do this. Be a Citizenship Fair volunteer.

Help people become citizens…and VOTERS! No Spanish language ability required.

Here’s something we, as private citizens, can do to help our neighbors through a process that was usually much easier when many of our own families crossed into America. (Exceptions here)

TODAY – THURSDAY, Feb 1st: Train to be a Citizenship Fair Volunteer!

Come listen to an enlightening, frightening and often hilarious lecture from local immigration attorney Vanessa Frank on how to help a green card holder fill out their N-400 “Application for Naturalization” form successfully. You do not need to be able to speak Spanish. Then, sign up for a shift at the next Citizenship Fair, Feb. 3rd (this Saturday) or be prepared for the next one on March 17th. Fairs are held more often than trainings, so don’t miss tonight’s event.

Volunteers are also needed to work with the children, do registration at the door, etc..

5-7 pm at the UU Church of Ventura. 5654 Ralston Street, Ventura.

Citizenship Fairs – There’s one this Saturday! 

Feb. 3rd Citizenship Fair  –  Link for flyer here. Saturday from 9 am to 3 pm (sign up for available time shifts). It will be held at the Cesar E. Chavez Elementary School Cafeteria. 301 N. Marquite St. Oxnard, CA 93030. To RSVP please contact: Shannon Lopez shanhickey@gmail.com (805) 990-5214 Continue reading “Today: Yes, you can do this. Be a Citizenship Fair volunteer.”

Your Weekly Dose of Sanity-Saving Good News!

Watch the celebrations outside the Senate when word of the failure came back! (There’s a bunch of happy videos here)

I hear over and over…”Don’t talk to me about politics. It’s too overwhelming. It stresses me out.”

I’m going to make a different plea. Come join in! Continue reading “Your Weekly Dose of Sanity-Saving Good News!”

July 23rd is a busy day. Pick an activity and join the front lines!

July 23rd is either the 2nd day of this activity – helping to register voters away from Congressman Nunes in the Fresno, Tulare, Visalia area, or the day of this…
(Look near the bottom for additional “cat-on-your-lap” protest activities)

MEDICARE FOR ALL MARCH LA

SUNDAY, JULY 23 @ 11:00 AM2:00 PM

EVENT NAVIGATION

Healthy California Pride

With the repeal of the flawed and partially defunded ACA on the horizon, and the abhorrent plans to replace it with something that is not care, but a tax cut for the wealthy, it’s time to let Congress know we wish to have health care for all people like all other modern industrialized nations.

It’s very likely that they won’t make a decision on #Trumpcare until the end of session in Congress, which is why we need to make our voices heard across the country to tell our elected officials that the option is Medicare for all in the U.S. and more specifically, CA.

Let us also send a message to California Speaker Anthony Rendon —> stop blocking healthcare for all & let the Assembly VOTE on SB 562 – the single-payer health care bill!

We will be meeting at

Continue reading “July 23rd is a busy day. Pick an activity and join the front lines!”

Standing Indivisible – Help register voters in Devin Nunes’ district!

Yes, it’s this weekend!

Come join us, Indivisible Ventura, Ojai Indivisible, Indivisible Conejo and others! If you haven’t signed up yet, here’s the Signup Link:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/15Qtw7MdmDhCA4xUpt8MLZxeVsRkwN8H9dMoVErXmaGw/viewform?edit_requested=true

Here’s more info:

Good evening, progressive warriors!

We’re getting excited – our advance team is heading to Fresno on Friday to join our fantastic local organizers and volunteers – the countdown has begun! We can’t wait to welcome you to our first monthly canvass as we begin to take back Congressional District 22!

I’m going to recap general info below for everyone so that new people to the sign-up can get the big picture. We also have the sign-up link for our statewide all-volunteer conference call Thursday, July 20 at 7pm PST. Plus, we’ve included some carpool and hotel updates. Read on for lots of helpful information, and please don’t hesitate to reach out if you have questions. Continue reading “Standing Indivisible – Help register voters in Devin Nunes’ district!”

Let’s join other cities in committing to 100% renewable energy by 2030!

The Feds have dropped the ball on fighting climate change. Our President just took us out of the Paris Climate Accord and our government is now festering with science-deniers.

It’s time for us to step up to fill the gap with local action!

The City of Ventura created a great Environmental report in 2012: http://www.ca-ilg.org/sites/main/files/file-attachments/draft-environmental-strategy-v_1_9-mw1.pdf.

But let’s ask them to go further than 20% renewable energy by 2020!

Let’s join Santa Barbara and 29 other cities who are committing to 100% renewable energy by 2030.  Here’s the docs from the City of Santa Barbara we can use as a guide. https://tinyurl.com/ybugka62, https://tinyurl.com/yckav3mt, & https://tinyurl.com/y7g2hjjf.

More Info: Continue reading “Let’s join other cities in committing to 100% renewable energy by 2030!”

An Amazing Opportunity to Help Create New Americans!

Are you good with paperwork?

Are you looking for a short-term volunteer opportunity where you can make a real difference in people’s lives?

Here’s an opportunity to see how amazing it is to be an American by helping to create new Americans (and new voters!).

You do not need to speak Spanish or any other language than English! 

This training on Wednesday, May 24th, at 141 W. 5th Street in Oxnard, Continue reading “An Amazing Opportunity to Help Create New Americans!”

We Lost Our First Healthcare Battle – Here’s How We Win the War: The 14 Congressmen we are “Dying” to Meet.

GAME ON! Update: We now have three die-ins scheduled – click in to join us!

We knew they had finally gotten all the support they needed when they announced they were bringing this monstrosity to a vote yesterday. In fact, they got 14 of the votes they needed from us, from California.  Now this circus of tragedies moves on to the Senate and we are lucky that our Senators, Dianne Feinstein and Kamala Harris, are on our side (though we will be reminding them both that we are watching). But we’re a minority there too.

So now, what do we do about these 14 California congresspeople (see the list below) who cheerfully sold out women, older people, the sick, those with pre-existing conditions, Planned Parenthood and special needs kids to insurance company lobbyists, wealthy donors and a President who counts a “win” over a promise?

We fight them, of course! 

This will be a personal fight. We will all be dealing with the fallout of what happened today.

This will be a moral fight. No one deserves to be bankrupted after a lifetime of work because insurance companies executives demand a higher profit margin. More importantly, no one deserves to die of a treatable condition in a first world country because they can’t afford care.

So we will fight them, in a variety of ways. Don’t worry, there are enough battlefields for everyone.

– We will make their lives miserable with media events such as die-ins. 
– We will add to chanting crowds outside their Town Halls, if they ever dare to have one again.
– We will help their districts replace them with reasonable, responsible representatives. We’ll need people to help phone bank, and walk precincts.
– We’ll build bridges to people who voted for Trump because they believed his bogus healthcare promises.

This is going to involve time, people, and transportation.

What can you do to help?

Read this. This is a one strategy…
https://www.indivisibleguide.com/resource/die-in-planning-guide/

– Will you be a “Die-In” Captain and coordinate the organizational effort?
– Will you help drive people to other districts to provide more people power?
– Will you participate in peaceful demonstrations in these members’ districts?
– Will you commit to phone banking for their opposition?
– Will you commit to precinct walking for their opposition?
– Will you write letters to the Editor?
– Will you participate in a coordinated social media campaign?
– Keep up-to-date with your local Indivisible chapter. We will be publishing protest opportunities. Send them in if you see some before we do to indivisibleventura@gmail.com

Send in your name and what you are willing do, plus any additional great ideas to indivisibleventura@gmail.com.

Politics is a messy business. We’re not sure if this whole thing was stage-managed to help Trump get his “win”, or to divert our attention away from the EPA mess, the regulation fiddling or even the Russian fiasco.

But we’re taking them all on.

Welcome to the Resistance!

The 14 Congresspeople we are just “dying” to meet (and a note from Indivisible National about how this all works!): Continue reading “We Lost Our First Healthcare Battle – Here’s How We Win the War: The 14 Congressmen we are “Dying” to Meet.”