Voting is our power. Don’t let it be taken away with a keystroke.

 Pass the SAVE Act (S. 2035)

The more we learn about voting hacks and other problems, the notion of going back to paper ballots is gaining attention.  Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-NM) has introduced the SAVE Act (S. 2035) but his bill is stuck in the Rules and Administration Committee.  Let’s ask our own senators to sign on as co-sponsors.

Minimal Script:  I’m calling from zip code […] to urge Senator [__] to co-sponsor and vote YES on the SAVE Act. We need to protect voting systems in the US against intrusion, theft, manipulation, and deletion of voter registration data and ballots, and prevent cyberattacks from malicious computer hacker
 

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

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 Senator Contacts: http://www.phoneyourrep.com

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Why we Need to Help our Sister District, CA-25, rid themselves of Steve Knight – and how YOU can Help!

We Venturans can’t vote Knight out, but we can help our neighbors and friends in Simi Valley and Santa Clarita rid themselves of him – and help ourselves by removing one of the 24 Trump minions needed to turn the House blue!

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Let us count the ways Steve Knight has betrayed us: He votes with Trump 98% of the time. He voted against our healthcare. The National Rifle Association gives him an A rating. He’s rabidly anti-choice. He opposed raises to minimum wage for workers. And his environmental record is dismal.

And we’d bet our shirts that when it’s time to vote for the DREAMers or the Stupid Border Wall, he’s going to rubber stamp Trump too. 

How can we beat him? Indivisible Ventura is proud to announce that we’ve joined forces with Swing SoCal Left, a powerful coalition of organizations determined to Flip the 25th and we’ll be organizing trips to register voters, canvass, and get out the vote!

Here’s where we are needed in November and December to flip the 25th – it’s so much fun!: Continue reading “Why we Need to Help our Sister District, CA-25, rid themselves of Steve Knight – and how YOU can Help!”

Venturans – Join in! Help determine new districts to bring representation to all.

CAUSE (Central Coast Alliance for a Sustainable Economy) has successfully spearheaded an effort to switch Ventura from a city-wide election model to a district-base one. District elections guarantee a voice for underrepresented neighborhoods like the Westside, leading to more diverse leadership at City Hall. While one in three Ventura residents is a person of color, Ventura has never had a non-white city councilmember, an issue that’s put us in violation of the California Voting Rights Act.

However, there are other benefits of using districts. By reducing the size of a voting area, the cost of running for office is greatly reduced, making it possible for more people to consider running for local office. It currently costs an average of $18,000 to win a seat on Ventura City Council, as candidates must pay to run expensive citywide advertisements. Districts bring elections down to the neighborhood level, promoting grassroots democracy. District elections also keep our representatives more accountable to listening to their neighbors instead of wealthy interests.

So, now the mapping of the districts begins and this is where you come in. We can help place the lines of the seven new districts.

Here’s the city’s link: https://www.cityofventura.ca.gov/districtelections

There are paper maps you can download, interactive maps and an on-line district-drawing tool. Also, attend the public hearings (hearing dates

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Get out the vote in Virginia… from your home! Join a virtual phone or text bank.

RSVP to attend a text- or phone-bank now.

Virginians go to the polls on November 7 in the first statewide election since 2016 – and we can help!

Indivisible’s rockstar Virginia political team has worked day and night for weeks to build out trainings and support for Indivisible’s Virginia groups (the most of any state in the South!).

And, now, they’re rolling out a tool for Indivisibles in any state to phone-bank or text-bank Virginians to get out the vote from the comfort of your own home. All you need is a computer with an internet connection and a comfy place to sit for two hours!

Here are the details:

Who: Indivisible’s Virginia team, Virginia Group Leaders, and you!
What: Virtual text-banks and phone-banks to Get Out the Vote (GOTV) in Virginia
Where: On your computer
When: 10/28, 10/29, 11/4, 11/5, 11/6, or 11/7, multiple shifts a day
RSVP to attend a text- or phone-bank now.

 

Join us as Ventura City Council Votes on a Resolution to Create District Elections!

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Today at 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM, Pre-meeting Rally at 5:15 at Ventura City Hall, 501 Poli St, Ventura, CA.

Join us as Ventura City Council votes on a resolution to create district elections. This will bring the City of Ventura into compliance with the California Voting Rights Act!

District elections guarantee a voice for underrepresented neighborhoods like the Westside, leading to more diverse leadership at City Hall. While one in three Ventura residents is a person of color, Ventura has never had a non-white city councilmember!

By reducing the cost of running for office, district elections keep our representatives more accountable to listening to their neighbors instead of wealthy interests. It currently costs an average of $18,000 to win a seat on Ventura City Council as candidates pay to run expensive citywide advertisements, but districts bring elections down to the neighborhood level, promoting grassroots democracy.

Make voting easier – automatically register voters from state DMV rolls. Yes on H.R. 2840!

Minimal Script: I’m calling from [zip code] to {thank Rep. Brownley for supporting}{ask Rep. Carbajal to support} H.R. 2840, which would automatically register anyone eligible 18 years old or older from information they’ve provided to their DMV.

THANK: Rep. Julia Brownleyhttps://juliabrownley.house.gov/contact/email-me

OR ASK: Rep. Salud Carbajal: (CA-24): DC (202) 225-3601, SB (805) 730-1710 SLO (805) 546-8348

Not sure who your Rep. is?: http://www.phoneyourrep.com

Thank or Ask? Check this list: https://tinyurl.com/HR2840-supporters 

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Governor Brown, Sign The Presidential Tax Transparency and Accountability Act already!

Script: I’m calling Gov. Brown to ask him to sign S. B. 149 (The Presidential Tax Transparency and Accountability Act) into law.  Anyone on the California primary ballot should be required to release their most recent 5 years of tax returns.

Call Gov. Brown: 916-445-2841

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