Indivisible’s Potluck Blowout – Setting the Stage for the Take-back of Congress in 2018! Speakers Galore!

Join Indivisible Ventura, Indivisible Ojai Valley,  Indivisible Conejo and a host of other Ventura County organizations on Saturday, September 30. Bring a dish, bring a friend, and get ready to socialize and hear from a spectacular line-up of speakers!

When: Saturday, September 30, 11:30 – 1:30 PM
Where: Knights of Columbus Hall, 36 Figueroa Plaza, Ventura 
Bring: Your favorite dish, a friend, and your unbridled energy!
RSVP on our Facebook Event Page: facebook.com/events/350846208699765

Our line-up of incredible speakers (bios below):

Zacharie Boisvert of Indivisible National will speak about Indivisible’s relentless drive toward the 2018 elections!

Jennifer Eis, the Field Director/Co-Founder of Indivisible: Conejo, will fill us in on the local ground game in play for flipping Congress blue.

Helen Conly, President of the Ojai Democratic Club, will show us how easy it is to register your family, friends, neighbors (and the occasional waitress) to vote! We will have voter registration forms on hand for you to take with you.

Dr. Gregory K. Freeland, Phd. for Califoria Lutheran University’s Department of Political Science, Director of the Global Studies Program, faculty adviser to Model United Nations will be talking about gerrymandering and the surpression of minority voters.

Allied Progressive Front will speak out their efforts to aid voters whose voting rights have been deliberately sabotaged.

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Protect Worker’s Voting Rights: Advocate for Weekend Voting. Vote YES on H.R. 1094 

Minimal Script: I’m calling Rep. [Brownley/Carbajal] to vote YES on H.R. 1094, the Weekend Voting Act.

More script if you want it: Weekend voting increases participation, allows working people to access the polls more easily, and reflects 21st century needs.

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

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10-minute Fun-Pak of Voting & Equal Rights Actions. Get ready for the March!

Women line up to vote for the first time in New York after the passage of the 19th Amendment, New York, New York, 1920. 

On Saturday 8/26, join in the Indivisible March on Los Angeles, both to celebrate the 97th anniversary of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, granting women the right to vote, and to show that we’re willing to stand up to “the most openly misogynist, regressive, bigoted, corrupt and dangerous administration in United States history” as well.

So today, we thought we’d put together some quick actions in honor of equal rights and voting. If you don’t have your phone optimized for fast calling yet, do that first.

We recommend that you CALL legislators that haven’t supported a bill yet and EMAIL to thank those who have. “Thank you” emails are encouraging to our legislators without tying up phone lines needed for action calls.

Call or thank? We’ve put in our legislators in the examples below. Not sure whether or not yours has signed up to sponsor something? Go to Congress.gov. Type in the bill # in the search function, hit the “Co-sponsors” tab. Sorting by “Alphabetical – by name” makes finding them easy.

Representative/Senator Contacts are listed at the bottom of this post.

Action #1 – Extend the deadline of the ERA. (H.J.Res 53 / S.J.Res 5) 

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Yes on AB 249. NO to dark money!

More than $1 billion was spent on California campaigns in the last two elections, much of it hiding behind misleading names. It’s corrupting our democracy. AB 249, the California DISCLOSE Act, forces ballot measure ads and SuperPAC attack ads to show their true funders. Right now it has stalled in the Senate. Call to get it moving. 

Script: I’m calling to tell Senator Jackson to vote “YES” on AB 249. We voters need fair and accurate information about the sponsors of the barrage of political advertising we face.

Call Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson: SAC (916) 651-4019, SB (805) 965-0862, OX (805)988-1940

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NO on HR. 2090 “Election Integrity”Act. Yet another suppression bill that will disenfranchise millions of voters!

H.R. 2090 is a “solution” in search of a problem. Instead of requiring photo ID’s to discourage minorities and the poor from voting, Congress should invest in in updating and securing our nation’s voting systems. Voter ID laws only serve to marginalize already marginalized communities. Making it harder for US citizens to vote is un-American. 

Script: I’m calling Rep (____) to vote NO on H.R. 2090, the Election Integrity Act. Some Americans can’t afford two hours off work to get to a distant center to get a photo ID. This law amounts to a poll tax penalizing the poorest Americans.

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

Are you outside of these districts? Other Rep contacts: http://www.phoneyourrep.com

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Yes on SB 149. No Tax Returns? No space on the California ballot. SAD!

Legislation to require presidential candidates to disclose their last 5 years of tax returns in order to gain a spot on California’s presidential primary ballot passed the CA Senate. Now we need to get the Assembly to pass it too. Where we go, others will follow. This is one way to make sure we know who our candidates for President are working for.

Script: I’m calling to tell Assemblyperson [____] to him/her to vote YES on SB 149. Candidates must show their tax returns – we have a right to know who our candidates for president are working for!

Call Monique Limón: (CA-37): SAC (916) 319-2037, SB (805) 564-1649, VTA (805) 641-3700

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It’s decision time for hundreds of pieces of legislation in California this week. Make some calls!

The Senate’s fiscal committee will decide the fate of bills on Thursday, June 1st; the Assembly will do so on Friday, June 2nd.  The ones that pass will then move to the opposite house.

With our strong Democratic majority, California has the ability to counter some of the negative policies coming out of Washington D.C. Our friends at Indivisible San Francisco short-listed some of the most important bills. If you have time this week, please pick the ones that speak the most to you, and make some phone calls.

State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson and Assemblywoman Monique Limon don’t receive many calls from their constituents, so if we all make our voices heard this week, we can make a real difference.

CALL TO STATE ACTION

TUESDAY 5/30 – FRIDAY 6/2
Pick your favorite bills from the list ISF has put together and let our state MoCs know how you feel.

Assembly: Call State Assembly Member Monique Limón: Sacramento: (916) 319-2037, Santa Barbara: (805) 564-1649, Ventura: (805) 641-3700 If outside of these areas, find your Representatives here.