Postcard Pizza Party for California Congressional District 25 on April 25th!

We will be joining a statewide effort to get out the vote in California Congressional District 25!

When: Wednesday, April 25th at 11:00AM – 2:00 PM
Where: Santino’s Pizza Parlor – 4321 Telegraph Rd, Ventura
Fun! Pizza will be provided! (A little cheese grease goes a long way toward making our postcards have that special “homey” touch!)

CD25 is Steve Knight’s district which includes part of Ventura County, Santa Clarita, Lancaster, and Palmdale.  We Venturans can’t vote Knight out, but we can help our neighbors rid themselves of him – and help ourselves by removing one of the 24 Trump minions needed to turn the House blue! We are not endorsing a candidate, just advocating power to the polls.

Our appeal will be directly to the voters in CA25 – NOT mass political mailings, because all of our cards will be handwritten. Each will be a message from one voter to another. We are simply asking Americans to do that most American thing — VOTE!

Here are some tidbits from about Steve Knight to inspire us:

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 voted for the #TrumpTaxScam. He’s Continue reading “Postcard Pizza Party for California Congressional District 25 on April 25th!”

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. He voted for the #TrumpTaxScam.  He’s rabidly anti-choice. He opposed raises to minimum wage for workers. And his environmental record is dismal.

The National Rifle Association gives him an A rating.

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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 April and May 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!”

This Week in Sanity-saving Good News – “The Kids are Alright” Edition…

Lego welcomes the women of NASA.

The kids are alright.

First, let’s talk about this 11 year-old girl who’s been worried about the Flint water situation since she’s been 9. Along with playing piano, swimming, fencing and taking dance lessons, she has invented the cheapest, most effective test for lead in water and won “America’s Top Young Scientist”. God, what was I doing when I was 11?

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Then there’s Ames Mayfield, who in 14 years or so, will be running for office. Put in on your calendars now.

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Today’s 2-for-1 action. Call and write to protect overtime pay for millions!

First you need to call….

The Trump administration is threatening to strip overtime protections from millions of workers. Because he LOOOOVES the American Worker and that should be enough for them.

Minimal Script: I’m calling from [___] to ask Senator [___] to vote “NO” on the deceptively named S.801: Working Families Flexibility Act.

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

Then you need to write. This is another one of those damn regulation-removal-ripoffs!

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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

More info:

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Protect Unions: Preserve Collective Bargaining Rights 

Minimal Script: I am calling Rep. [Brownley/Carbajal] to vote NO on H.R. 2723 and H.R. 2776.

More script if you want it: These deceptively named anti-union measures threaten collective bargaining rights. The “Employee Rights Act” (H.R. 2723) permits employers to count non-voters as “NO” votes in elections on union formation. The Workforce Democracy and Fairness Act (H.R. 2776) permits delays to elections that allow employers time to fill the voter rolls with anti-unionists.

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

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Protect Working People’s Savings: Oppose Trump’s efforts to do away with the “Fiduciary Rule”

Script: I am contacting Secretary Acosta to demand that the Department of Labor preserve the Fiduciary Rule. Banks and other financial institutions advising individuals should be required to put their clients’ financial interests above their own.

Contact Secretary Acosta: executivesecretariat@dol.gov/ 1-202- 693-6000

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