Today’s Local Actions (Wed 6/24).
- Racial Justice resources here. Extensive BLM resources, including donation sites, onlines classes, Black-owned businesses, reading/watching lists and more.
- DACA: Go here for more information on latest ruling and what to do now. Free Citizenship fair on 6/28 in OXNARD.
- Community resources here. Volunteer opportunities, donations, food banks.
- County information here: Free antibody testing info., safety net resources, mortgage/rent assistance, etc..
- Emergency information: Emergency Preparedness Guide,
- Coronavirus : information, stats, tracker: here.
- Advisory: Masks are required in CA. Specific instructions here.
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Actions happening today!
- We’re putting up information on local protest sand actions by others we’re finding from informal sources. These listings are not endorsements nor guarantees as to time/place/type of protest or participant safety. Events can and have already been cancelled without notice.
- Protest safely in the time of pandemic and police overreaction: Go here for resources on camera apps, equipment, what to know.
Wed. 6/24: ONLINE – NAACP – UNMUTED – “A Legal Perspective” (5pm PT)
- Participant Dial-in: 866-757-0756
- Livestream: youtube.com/NAACP
Wed. 6/24: ONLINE – March for Our Lives – “The Power of Our Pride” (7pm EST)
Wed 6/24: CAMARILLO – Call or email to Camarillo City Council supporting racial dquality and Social justice.
CALL TO ACTION for TODAY – Help create a more just Camarillo
TONIGHT (Wed, 6/24) our Camarillo City Council will be discussing racial equality and social justice. The Council will specifically be reviewing police contracts/use of force/training/race issues etc. and Vice Mayor Susan Santangelo would like to propose that the city create a Resolution saying that Black Lives Matter. This is an opportunity to tell them that these issues, as well as other related ones, should be a priority. Please call in or email comments to the Council for the tonight’s (Wed.) meeting.
- Voice your support of the city acknowledging that racial equality and social justice should be a priority to our city.
- Demanding that the Council take action to address existing inequities in our community.
- Ask the Council to commit to consciously considering racial equality and social justice in every future decision and to creating equity for everyone in our community.
Agenda item: X (ten): Departmental
Topic: Racial Equality and Social Justice
How to Contact:
Phone: (805) 388-5307, Email all city council members here.
Wed/Thur 6/24-25: PHONEBANKING – People’s Action Campaign for Minneapolis
(People’s Action) “Our members in Minneapolis are fighting to defund the police department that killed George Floyd. We want to replace that department with a new system of public safety that protects Black lives instead of destroying them. To do that, we have to win a vote coming up at the Minneapolis City Council on Friday. It’s looking like the vote will be close, and we need your help.
Here’s the situation: The Minneapolis Charter requires that the city keep a minimum police force of at least 730 cops. We can’t defund the police unless we repeal this provision in the city charter. This Friday, the City Council is taking a major vote to put a charter amendment on the November ballot. If they vote yes, the people of Minneapolis will have the opportunity to vote on winding down the MPD and building a new system for public safety in the city.
Here’s what we’re asking you to do:
Join our phone banks into Minneapolis tomorrow, Wednesday, June 24, from 10 a.m.–1 p.m. Central and Thursday, Thursday, June 25, 2–5 p.m. Central. Call folks who live in Minneapolis to put them in touch with their city council member and ask them to vote for the charter amendment ballot initiative on Friday, June 26.
The protests around the country have opened up incredible space for our movement to act to change systems. This is one very concrete system we can change through action this week to make Black Lives Matter.
Please join our phone banks this week. We need you.
People’s Action, Minneapolis, Minnesota”
Call your legislators to enact the planks of the Poor People’s Campaign
While ±6,500 Trump supporters yelled and yawned in Tulsa, more that a million people tuned in to view the Poor People’s digital protest. “According to organizers, the three and a half hour event was “the largest digital and social media gathering of poor and low-wealth people, moral and religious leaders, advocates, and people of conscience in this nation’s history.” Read about it here. Watch the trailer below if you’re unfamiliar with this amazing movement. Then you can watch the whole presentation here.
Campaign co-chair Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II gave specific examples of needed resource shifts, drawing from a more detailed Moral Budget produced last year with the Institute for Policy Studies. Tell your legislators that this is what we want and need.
Minimal script: I’m calling from [zip code] and I want Rep/Sen. to shift resources to reprioritize national resources to elevate human needs over enriching the wealthy and expanding the military. Specifically:
- Free up resources for social and green energy investments by cutting $350 billion from the military budget and saving $179 billion by ending mass incarceration and another $24 billion by abandoning the border wall
- Restore the corporate tax rate to pre-2018 levels, generating enough to fund universal early learning and childcare support
- Introduce a tiny tax on Wall Street trades to cover the cost of free public college
- Impose a wealth tax and inheritance taxes to pay for public infrastructure repair and a “baby bonds” program to narrow the racial wealth gap
Rep. Julia Brownley: email, (CA-26): DC (202) 225-5811, Oxnard (805) 379-1779
or Rep. Salud Carbajal: email.(CA-24): DC (202) 225-3601, SB (805) 730-1710
Senator Feinstein: email, DC (202) 224-3841, LA (310) 914-7300, SF (415) 393-0707
Senator Harris: email, DC (202) 224-3553, LA (310) 231-4494
Who is my representative/senator?: https://whoismyrepresentative.com
DACA – What to do now/ Qué hacer ahora.
Make sure your DACA-eligible friends and neighbors know that they should contact an immigration-specialist lawyer or an accredited representative now that SCOTUS has handed down a decision. Have them go here for more information or have them join us this Sunday.
Swap Meet Justice/Justicia Tianguera is returning to Oxnard Communuity Marketplace this Sunday!
NEW DACA applicants! Since Trump put the program in jeopardy three years ago, no one has been able to sign up new applicants, only process renewals. However, our lawyers and accredited representatives will be conducting free screenings of NEW DACA APPLICANTS (!!!), along with our normal work of helping people apply for citizenship, renew green cards, and register to vote. Census information will also be available.
We need volunteers! Masks/face shields/gloves will be provided and all shoppers at the Marketplace must wear masks as well. Go here for more information.
A fair like this is more expensive to run in pandemic conditions. Donations to defray costs of PPE and other equipment gratefully accepted at the Migrant Advocacy Fund of Ventura County here.
SIGN UP YOUR FRIENDS TO VOTE – Color of Change
Our history is rife with injustice and we’ve got a ways to go before all Black people are free from systemic racism. But now more than ever, I encourage you to honor and celebrate the legacy of Black resilience and freedom by making sure you and your community members are registered to vote.
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