INDIVISIBLE VENTURA

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Hello Ventura Indivisians!

This has been a week that should galvanize us to focus on the outcome of the next 30 days of voting. The NY Times bombshell on Trump’s federal tax returns, his petulant performance in the first debate, his willingness to put his own staff and supporters at risk – any one of these horrors should be disqualifying.

Now is the time to keep our eyes on the prize – we MUST retake the White House and the Senate if we are to restore democracy and continue on with the American Experiment. We can’t afford another four years of the Trump-Pence administration.

Time to VOTE! Click here for Indivisible Ventura’s voter guide!
We have promises to keep to Rep. Elijah Cummings, to Rep. John Lewis and to Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg – that we would care for the country they sacrificed so much for. It’s now our job to fix what we can and to create a path to a more just and sustainable future for those who come after us. At a polling booth, or at our own kitchen tables, armed with a pen and a ballot, we are going to fight for the American dream for everyone.

QUICK LINKS TOFederal candidatesState candidatesCounty SupervisorCity CandidatesSchool District RacesSpecial District RacesPropositionsLocal MeasuresVoting/registration informationBallot drop-off locationsIn-person voting locations

Big Event! Oct 17 – Silent Wall of Justice – Downtown Ventura from City Hall to the Sea.
Join the “Wall of Justice.” A silent installation – for the
Health of our Democracy
Health of People
Health of Children
Health of Women
Health of Black Lives
Health of our Planet
Health of our Democratic Institutions
Health of our Rights
Health of our Post Office
Health of . . .

Share: Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/813338812756045. Share, share, share! Let’s get a POWERFUL turnout.
Prepare: Make a sign that starts with For the Health of . . . 
Guidelines: We will form a silent wall from Ventura City Hall to the Sea (on the West side of California Street in Ventura). Be sure to be anywhere on California Street from the Promenade all the way to City Hall – socially distant. Bring water, stay hydrated. Wear sun-protection.
Masks Required.

This is a silent installation: Let your signs do the shouting! We are making extra in case you don’t have the time.

After your calls to action – events and resources!

Your Calls to Action:

What can I do now to get out the vote? You’ve registered to vote. Your friends are all registered. You’ve checked that Grandma is still on the rolls. Now what? Click here for opportunities to help Get Out the Vote!

Help out the clearly clueless Commission on Presidential Debates! Squirt guns for moderators! (more info)

He had AGREED to rules of engagement beforehand. “Each candidate would have two uninterrupted minutes to answer. Then the other candidate would have his two minutes. Then a general conversation, guided by Wallace, would ensue.

HAHAHAHA. No. The Trump who’d agreed to all that was replaced by the angry abusive version, a mix of the spoiled rich boy who thinks rules, like for golf, or business, don’t apply to him, combined with the grifter spooked by the NYTimes takedown of his taxes, exposing him as a national security risk. (See action post here)

The Commission on Presidential Debates just put out a notice that they’d be changing the format, with no details yet. Clearly they didn’t have enough imagination to anticipate what Trump would do, given a camera and a national audience. They need our help!

Action: The next debate will be in a town hall format. Send a email with your suggestions for the next matchup to the Commission on Presidential Debates at media@debates.org or call them at (202) 872-1020.

Volunteer to be an voting rights /election protector. (more info)
Our president said “Proud Boys, stand back and stand by.” He could have just simply and clearly disavowed his domestic terrorist supporters at the debate on Tuesday. But instead, he tacitly became their commander-in-chief on national TV. They were thrilled to be noticed and they will await for further orders. Well, it their orders involve intimidation at the polls, voters will not have to face them alone.

Here are three volunteer opportunities to protect our elections.

  • Biden/Harris Campaign: Volunteer with the Biden/Harris campaign here. You can sign up to be at the polls during in-person voting, or to work on the voter assistance line.
  • CADEM: Volunteer with the California Democratic Party Voter Protection Team. Early Oct. deadlines, so don’t wait.
  • Equal Justice Society: The national, nonpartisan Election Protection coalition, a co-sponsor of EJS’ voter summit, are rapidly ramping up recruitment of Election Protection volunteers. Please sign up to volunteer!
    • The Equal Justice Society held a virtual Voter Mobilization & Protection Summit in April. (Video of meeting included in link) involving leaders of The New Georgia Project, SEIU 1021, Disability Rights California, Advancement Project, The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, Transformative Justice Collective, and She the People.
    • There’s a role for everyone — whether it’s helping voters from home, assisting voters safely in person, or tracking online disinformation. Nonpartisan Election Protection volunteers like you will be voters’ first line of defense against restrictive election laws, coronavirus-related voting disruptions, or anything else that could silence their voices.
    • The Election Protection team will help you find the best way to get involved — whether that’s monitoring polling places (from your vehicle, or remotely), watchdogging social media for disinformation and voters in need of help, or reaching out to voters to make sure they know their rights. 
    • Unfortunately, voters this year will face obstacles that have no place in a modern democracy — and these impediments to voting will hit communities of color the hardest.

Events (if you are going and interested in carpooling, email us and we’ll do our best to hook you up):

EVENTS ARE HAPPENING CRAZY FAST!!! – Our most up-to-date “calendar” of antiracist actions has temporarily been moved to HERE

POSTCARDSEven though we can’t meet in person, you can still write postcards to voters – instructions here! 

What can I do now? You’ve registered to vote. Your friends are all registered. You’ve checked that Grandma is still on the rolls. Now what? Click here for opportunities to help Get Out the Vote!

Oct 6 –

Tonight is another busy evening for the League as they’re running an all-Ojai slate.
4:30 – 5:15 PM Ojai City Council District 4
5:30 – 6:15 PM Ojai Mayor
7:00 – 7:45 PM Measure K School Bond Measure
8:00 – 9:15 PM Ojai Unified School District – Area 2 & 4

But that’s not the only forum tonight. Sofya Bagdasaryan, who is a candidate for Simi Valley USD – Area C, is having her own forum, starting at
5:00pm for students, 6:00 pm for parents and 7:00 for teachers.

6:00-8:00: Simi Indivisible is hosting their Tuesday phonebank evening for Christy Smith https://www.mobilize.us/cadems/event/307364/

4:00- 7:00 is the time for the Spanish-language phonebook for Biden. https://www.mobilize.us/flipthewest/event/283213/

5:00 to 7:00 is “Phonebanking with Kam.” Host is Kameren Chase Neal, who is a candidate for Calleguas Municipal Water District. https://www.facebook.com/events/664532404268583

7:00 to 9:00: there’s an online webinar called “Profs and Pints Online: The Origins of Antifa, featuring Mark Bray, lecturer in history at Rutgers University, political organizer, and author of “Antifa and Translating Anarchy.” https://www.facebook.com/events/329200871639859

Oct 7 – Online: Vice Presidential Debate

Oct 7 – Online: Justice is on the ballot. A Town Hall on CA Ballot Propositions

Oct 8 – Online: League of Women Voters Candidate Forum: Oxnard City Council District 4

Oct 8 – Online: League of Women Voters Candidate Forum: Oxnard Mayor

Oct 9 – Online: League of Women Voters Candidate Forum:  Oxnard City Council District 3

Oct 9 – Online: League of Women Voters Candidate Forum:  Oxnard City Council District 6

Oct 11– Online: Elect Biden-Harris & Flip the Senate

Oct 12 – Online: League of Women Voters Candidate Forum: Oxnard Treasurer

Oct 12 – Online: League of Women Voters Candidate Forum: Congressional District 26 (Brownley/Baldwin-Kennedy)

Oct 13 – Online: Tuesdays with Simi Valley Indivisible! Christy Smith for Congress!

Oct 17 – Silent Wall of Justice – Downtown Ventura from City Hall to the Sea. For the
Health of our Democracy
Health of People
Health of Children
Health of Women
Health of Black Lives
Health of our Planet
Health of our Democratic Institutions
Health of our Rights
Health of our Post Office
Health of . . .

Oct 18 – Online: Elect Biden-Harris & Flip the Senate

Oct 20 – Online: Tuesdays with Simi Valley Indivisible! Christy Smith for Congress!

Oct 25 – Online: Elect Biden-Harris & Flip the Senate

Oct 27 – Online: Tuesdays with Simi Valley Indivisible! Christy Smith for Congress!

Sadly, Oct, Nov canceled due to Covid concerns. See you (hopefully) on Dec. 27 – Free IMMIGRATION LEGAL AID Fair – Volunteers Needed! Every last Sunday of the month we assist residents, alongside immigration lawyers, in filling out paperwork for citizenship, DACA (click here for up-to-date DACA info) and green card renewals. Can’t make it? Help fund this event

Nov 1 – Online: Elect Biden-Harris & Flip the Senate

Nov 3 – VOTE

You can now DONATE to the cause!
Indivisible Ventura is completely volunteer run and your donation will support the direct costs of organizing in Ventura — things like meeting room rental, posters, art supplies, stamps, transportation, and more! Every part of our country is under threat by this President and Congress. The only way to win is by standing together, indivisible. Indivisible Ventura is one of 6,000 grassroots Indivisible groups across the country.

Contribute today to Indivisible Ventura. Together, we will win.

DONATE NOW by clicking here!Resources:

Indivisible Ventura: Tips for Calling Congress For People who hate to Call Anybody, Let Alone Congress, or If You’re New to This Calling Thing…

Indivisible Ventura: How to make your calls faster

Indivisible Ventura: Why do I need to call? My representatives are all Democrats

Archdioceses of Los Angeles: Preparing your Family for Immigration Enforcement (bilingual)

Indivisible Ventura: Are You a Policy Wonk? Here’s How to Track a Bill

Floor Procedure In The U.S. House Of Representatives

What Good Does it do to Write Letters to the Editor?: With contact information, podcast tutorial, and guidelines

Indivisible Ventura: Ten Things to Respectfully Ask a Conservative about Healthcare

We left up the music video for one more day and added a great video by Michelle Obama. Clear, smart, hopeful. Take a moment to watch.


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