It’s the weekend and we’re starting out with an endorsement from half a world away. Today, teen climate change activist Greta Thunberg added her voice. “I never engage in party politics. But the upcoming US elections is above and beyond all that. From a climate perspective it’s very far from enough and many of you of course supported other candidates. But, I mean…you know…damn! Just get organized and get everyone to vote #Biden.”
(Indivisible Ventura voting guide here: tinyurl.com/Ventura-2020-Guide)
If she (the-teen-who-makes-us-most-ashamed-of-our-own-misspent-youth) can reach out to help from Sweden, we can do something too, from closer to home. Like from our couches. If you’re wondering what you can do TODAY to remove this nightmare of an administration, reaching out to others and asking them to vote, with phone/textbanking, is the most powerful action you can take. Post link here: tinyurl.com/Antiracist-events-Ventura
SURJ and others are running phonebanks to let you road-test your new super powers. And if you are a bilinqual Spanish speaker, please consider volunteering your super-power to the phone/textbanking opportunities on our list.https://indivisibleventura.org/what-can-i-do-now/
There’s a drive-thru meet and greet with Christy Smith at 3:30. https://www.facebook.com/events/2850369545066760Of all the candidate’s we’re stockpiling endorsements for, her list is the most impressive. Please help her throw out that seat-warmer – Trump-puppy Mike Garcia. Join in with her phonebook team here:
On Sunday, tune in to the Southern California NAACP Voter Symposium from 3-7pm. There will be music, voter education and mobilization and a panel roundtable. If it’s like their previous events, it will be fun, educational and inspirational. It will be streaming live on https://www.facebook.com/votefromthebooth/ or at bit.ly/VoteFromTheBooth Zoom meeting ID 844 904 7529For more info email firstname.lastname@example.org
Also on Sunday, the Environmental Voter Project with be running an “Activist Afternoon” Phonebank, training starting at 12:00 noon. Their virtual phone bank will be led by volunteer leaders from Citizens’ Climate Lobby! The phone bank will start with a training, then we will be calling environmental voters together after the training until 2pm PDT / 5pm EDT. If you’ve already been trained as a phone banker, you’ll be able to jump straight into calling.Register here: https://www.environmentalvoter.org/events/activist-afternoon-phone-bank-15
Roll up your virtual sleeves. This is time for a do-it-ourselves-democratic housecleaning and everyone can help. Even if you can give just a couple of hours this weekend, it all adds up!
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