Eugenics USA: OK, it’s Wednesday in Trumperica, where we just learned that female immigrants held in an ICE detention center are undergoing sterilization procedures without their consent. And one woman is being deported, possibly tomorrow, to silence her testimony. There are two actions for this here: https://indivisibleventura.org/2020/09/16/wed-9-16-making-america-grotesque-again-medical-neglect-forced-sterilization/
At last!: CA Bill AB 1788, which bans the use of anticoagulant rat poisons which kill wildlife like bobcats, mountain lions, and hawks, has passed the legislature after 2 years of effort and is FINALLY sitting on Governor Newsom’s desk. Please tell him to sign it! https://indivisibleventura.org/2020/09/16/wed-9-16-emergency-call-newsom-to-sign-ab-1788/
NOT AGAIN!: LA County still doesn’t have their voting act together. After their disastrous rollout during the primary, several big issues remain unfixed and CA’s Secretary of State is planning on certifying it as-is. Why does this matter to us in Ventura? LA County’s voting block is bigger than populations of 30 states. They could screw CA’s count up badly, AND their system could get exported to us. Sign the petition to Sec. Alex Padilla here. https://indivisibleventura.org/2020/09/15/emergency-action-tell-ca-secretary-of-state-padilla-not-to-certify-las-voting-machines-yet/
HELP WANTED! 1) Spanish speakers are desperately needed to text voters in Florida who are currently bathing in GOP disinformation. 2) Blind voters could use some help from volunteers with a phone app called “Be My Eyes.” No obligation, help when you can. 3) Florida passed a bill to let former prisoners vote. Their GOP legislatature tagged on requirements to pay off fines first, which is really a Jim Crow move. Donate to help, or help share the need.https://indivisibleventura.org/2020/09/15/tues-9-15-help-wanted/
BLM actions: Lots of actions on the top post. tinyurl.com/Antiracist-events-Ventura.
NAACP: Jump into the NAACP Convention conversations, which are all this week and next. https://naacp.org/111th-national-convention-registration/
Petition: Movement for Black Lives calls for “Congressional leadership to ensure that future action prioritize our communities over corporation and pushes back against the use of militarization in our communities as a response to this crisis.” Sign petition here: https://m4bl.org/join-our-movement/
Opening video/article: “You’re not getting down to the root. Racism is profitable. Could we have another system that generates as much economic activity if we didn’t have racism? That answer depends on context. The slave system relied on bondage labor to generate the greatest economic pie, perhaps, at that time. It’s an immoral approach, which is why we need to rethink how we define economics in general.” (https://www.ineteconomics.org/perspectives/blog/how-americas-economy-runs-on-racism)
Create a Watch Party: FRIDAY – Sept 18th – ‘All In – Fight for Democracy’ History NOT Taught, what we CAN do. Stacey Abrams. WATCH THIS. Ask the Young People to join you.
Reading: 9/12/2020 – Statement by Patrisse Cullors, Executive Director, Black Lives Matter Global Network in Response to Pat Robertson’s Comments on the Black Lives Matter Movement (https://blacklivesmatter.com/statement-by-patrisse-cullors-executive-director-black-lives-matter-global-network-in-response-to-pat-robertsons-comments-on-the-black-lives-matter-movement/)
Petition: Movement for Black Lives calls for “Congressional leadership to ensure that future action prioritize our communities over corporation and pushes back against the use of militarization in our communities as a response to this crisis.” Sign petition here. (https://m4bl.org/join-our-movement/)
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