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To save you time, if you’re looking for which Republican candidate to vote for, this is not the voting guide for you.
We at Indivisible Ventura don’t believe we have any more time to coddle those who feel that the answers to the problems of this new century lie in the bones of the last one. Or those who vote from fear or anger.
We believe in progress and in science. We believe in women, their sovereignty over their own bodies and their access to equal pay, paid family leave and access to child care. We believe in the separation of church and state. We believe that all Americans should have access to clean air, pure water, affordable, accessible healthcare, and a safe place to sleep. We believe in protecting our environment and our wildlife. We believe in our youth, their access to equally-funded education and higher education without crippling debt. We believe in helping our immigrants, our poor, and our homeless. We believe in the rights of workers and a living wage. We believe in strong gun laws to keep our communities safe and reexamining and removing laws that unfairly target members of our communities. We believe in the fundamental American value that all people are created equal. We believe that the American dream is worth fighting for. And right now, we’re doing it at the ballot box.
Wake the sleeping giant, the 91 million Americans who didn’t vote, and change America into a more just society.
Although Indivisible Ventura is not officially endorsing any particular candidate, we’ve pulled together endorsements from other groups we respect, for you to read and compare along with reference materials that mention all candidates.
(Today’s actions from Americans of Conscience, quote from – Lisa Schur, Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations.)
35.4 million people with disabilities were expected to vote in the 2016 presidential election. That was an increase of 7 percent over 2012 and represented nearly one-sixth of the total U.S. electorate at the time.
Action #1 – Check to see if our state has Automatic Voter Registration.
We do. CA was the 2nd of 15 states to adopt the process that makes voter registration an “opt-out” instead of “opt-in” option when eligible citizens interact with government agencies, like the DMV in CA, that provide this service. “Automatic voter registration” (AVR) makes voting easier for those with disabilities by eliminating the need to submit paper forms that are not accessible to them.
Action #2 – Thank our state legislators for their record on voting accessibility.
Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson voted for the bill that created AVR – AB 1461 in 2015, as well as a lot of of other great voting legislation listed in the “Background” section below. Relatively new Assembly Member Monique Límon (2016) has also consistently supported voter accessibility legislation.
Minimal Script: I’m calling from [zip code] to thank [Senator Jackson/ Assemblymember Límon] for her efforts in bring fairness and access to all of California’s voters. Continue reading “Wed 6/5: Making voting more accessible, especially to those with disabilities. Part 1: CA – Thank our legislators!”
Click here for the Voting Guide
Get those mail-in ballots sent (don’t forget to sign the envelope and add TWO stamps!).
Our president would like you to do this…
From CNBC, “The majority of the MAGA caps are made in the Cali-Fame factory in Southern California by immigrant labor. The Washington Post estimates that Trump makes about $8 in profit for every hat sold (84,000 of them by June of 2016 for a total of $672,000).”
We would like you to do this instead…
- Put out your flag.
- Thank those who fought for us.
- Pull out your sample or mail-in ballot and check out our voting guide.
- Make a voting plan
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