This doesn’t seem like a long post, but there are 3 actions to take for the first post and 7 for the second one – things you can do today and through the end of the week. Almost all can be done with a phone or computer.
What’s happening in our country now is by turns terrifying, exhilarating, and purposefully disorienting, but pace yourselves. Do not get burned out.
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Now, some news. Because of the huge upswing in COVID cases in Oxnard, the Oxnard College Community Marketplace has once again shut down their swap meet. Which means that Swap Meet Justice won’t be able to help people this month, which is a huge disappointment. (for everyone except my husband, who’s getting another 4 weeks to work on our sneeze guards, as we currently only have 4 of our final count of 8…)
However, our Swap Meet Justice Coalition is also doing census outreach. So Nan from CLUE has asked if there are any volunteers who could help distributing (yard-type) Census signs to churches, businesses and homeowners who agree to have them. Volunteers would only have to deliver (unless they want to do more!). If you can help, please contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join the Black2thefuture.org “Covid-19 Relief and Recovery Plan for Black America”.
Watch this great video from black2thefuture.org!
Indivisible Ventura has long admired this group’s” The Black Agenda 2020,” ( shorter summary here (https://black2thefuture.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Black-Agenda-2020-Executive-Summary.pdf)). Its principles for a just and thriving environment for the Black Community would also lift up the 40% of all Americans who are struggling to survive on crumbs from the tables of robber-barons and tattered safety nets.
Their great “Covid-19 Relief and Recovery Plan for Black America” online resistance package can be completed in 10 minutes or less.
Click here for their action package, which includes:
- HEROES ACT – CALL/EMAIL:Even if you’ve already called your senators to pass the HEROES Act before, it time to do it again with black2thefutures’sterrific script. (Nice explainer here) (The House passed their version on May 15th and the same GOP who slipped a $135 BILLION dollar giveaway to the wealthy into the CARES Act, are embracing austerity for the rest of us. For convenience, we’re including legislator contacts below.)
- HEROES ACT – Petition: Sign their petition here. (https://black2thefuture.org/b2f-covid19-relief-plan-online-petition/)
- Share on your social media: Download their HEROES Act Toolket with graphics and videos.
Senator Feinstein:email, DC (202) 224-3841, LA (310) 914-7300, SF (415) 393-0707, SD (619) 231-9712, Fresno (559) 485-7430
andSenator Harris:email, DC (202) 224-3553, LA (213) 894-5000, SAC (916) 448-2787, Fresno (559) 497-5109, SF (415) 355-9041, SD (619) 239-3884
Who is my representative/senator?: hq-salsa.wiredforchange.com
Wed. 7/22: “Then they came for the Democrats.” 7 actions to fight back.
People dismissed comparisons to the conditions that led to Hitler’s takeover, or the those that allowed Pinochet’s brutal regimeof 17 years. But with people being kidnapped off the streets, and Trump announcing his power to ignore Congress, we are on historically perilous ground. Yale professor Jason Stanley, whose new book is titled “How Fascism Works: The Politics of Us and Them.” states, “Are there fascist forces in America today that are ascendant and threatening our status as a democracy? Is Trumpism a fascist, social, and political movement? I think it is.”
Time to get to work.
But there is strength in numbers against the worst of tyrants. Here are 7 actions you can take to add your strength to this fight. Link to post here: https://indivisibleventura.org/2020/07/22/wed-7-22-then-they-came-for-the-democrats-7-actions-to-fight-back/
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