It’s Friday and we can feel Ruth’s power and spirit rising! We posted a video of Amy Klobuchar handing Sen. Cruz a shopping bag to take his butt home in and our own community has more actions this weekend than we can fit on our header. Our orange leader comes out every day with some new atrocity to frighten us to a standstill? We’re going to be handing him his own shopping bags. Post is here at tinyurl.com/Antiracist-events-Ventura
Everything listed in order of start times.
4:00 pm: A Conversation with Dr. Chistine Sleeter on “Educating Against White Supremacy & The Pushback against Ethnic Studies” https://www.facebook.com/events/337369957505257
6:30 pm: Our amazing local League of Women Voters is having a forum tonight for Port Hueneme candidates. They asked to tell you that the Ojai forum will be rescheduled.
At 7:00, there’s a panel discussion and film viewinig on fighting for America’s Public Lands, co-sponsored by 350 Ventura County Climate Hub, Conejo Valley Citizens Climate Lobby, and Chalice Climate Action Team. We’ve heard from Jim Hines of the Sierra Club of how Trump’s minions want to sell our heritage away from us, so this is all important. Please register in advance for this meeting:https://zoom.us/…/tJYkd-2oqDssG9etZjas-G4YCZdO0Q1yh8SI You will receive a link to view the film following registration.
10:00 – Online from the People’s Action folks – “Fighting for Rural America” Virtual Town Hall with Bernie Sanders. RSVP here. https://www.crowdcast.io/e/fighting-for-rural/register
12:00 pm: Simi Valley – Come out and Demand Justice for Breonna Taylor at the corner of Tapo Canyon and Alamo.
12:00 – 2:00: Justice foro Inmates Facing Covid, sposored by our local Black Lives Matter, OxRevStudy, Diversity Collective and the Ventura Tenants Union. It will take place at the Ventura County Jail, which is at 800 S. Victoria Ave. Bring noisemaker and signs. Please mask up for safety as well.
1:30-3:30: Online phonebank to help out our local Democrats, including Carmen Ramirez for Supervisor, Julia Brownley for Congress, Monique Limon for Senate, Jacqui Irwin for Assembly. Register here: https://www.mobilize.us/cadems/event/307389/
7:00-9:00 pm: Vanessa Guillén Memorial Dedication at the Pleasant Valley Cemetary in Oxnard. Facebook link here: https://www.facebook.com/events/303159957654610
1:00-4:00: Sunday Phonebanking with the GOOD Club, Stonewall Democrats of VC and the VC Democratic Party. Register here: https://www.mobilize.us/cadems/event/303583/
1:00-5:00: Oxnard to Port Hueneme Census Caravan. https://www.facebook.com/events/2362743810694015/
We just posted a continuous food drive for local farm workers that goes from Sept 18th-Sept. 30th. See the post for specifics on what kind of donations they need.
This morning, the NAACP Convention hosted Senator Harris for a conversation with the President and CEO of the NAACP and other leaders on the Biden/Harris plans for the “safety and well-being of our communities in America.” (We posted the video on our site.)
If you haven’t started to read the (48) planks of their campaign, well – here they are. Make this part of your weekend resistance work. https://joebiden.com/joes-vision/You can start wherever you want but don’t miss these:
Build Back Better: Racial Equity Across the American Economy.https://joebiden.com/racial-economic-equity/
Build Back Better: Jobs and Economic Recovery for Working Families.https://joebiden.com/build-back-better/
Back Better: Sustainable Infrastructure and a Clean Energy Future https://joebiden.com/clean-energy/
Lift Every Voice” The Biden Plan for Black Americahttps://joebiden.com/blackamerica/
Biden Plan for Environmental Justicehttps://joebiden.com/environmental-justice-plan/
Are all his planks perfect? No. But that’s where our job starts again after the election, when we landslide our current dictator out of office.
In the meantime, There’s a ton of work to do for Breonna. Much you can do by email over the weekend as well. We’ve added statements by Black Lives Matter, NAACP and the Movement for Black Lives.
Ready to write?
Like Amy Klobuchar, do you have some GOP senators that particularly annoy you? Send them postcards! Sample scripts and mailing addresses included.
Senators who’ve gone back on their word about replacing justices in an election year: tinyurl.com/Postcards-to-Hypocrites
Senators who are pretending Trump didn’t really mean he wouldn’t peacefully give up his office: tinyurl.com/Postcards-to-Cowards
Join our postcard campaign – Heading towards 20,000! We’ve finished 6000 Get-Out-The-Vote cards to Michigan, 4500 to Florida, and 5000 to Georgia. Now we’re helping the “Postcards to Swing States” get out 5000 cards more cards to Florida, Iowa and North Carolina. Wanna help? Email “I WANT POSTCARDS” in the subject line and send your name and mailing address to firstname.lastname@example.org.
This and more interesting things to do on our post.
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