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Hello Ventura Indivisians!

I’m running as a proud Democrat, but I’m going to be an American president. I’m going to take care of those who voted against me as well as those who voted for me. That’s what presidents do. – Joe Biden

We can’t wait Joe!

Indivisible Ventura’s Voting Guide for the 2020 Presidential Election

What can I do now?Click here for opportunities to help Get Out the Vote!

See you tomorrow at the Silent Wall of Justice! (Facebook event page – please share!)
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 . . . . .
Prepare: Make a sign that starts with “VOTE for the Health of .. . .” (fill in the blank with something meaningful to you), or use one of the (100) signs we’re bringing and fill in the blank there. We’ll have pens.
Guidelines: We will form a 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 . . . 
Stay for an hour.

After your calls to action – events and resources!

Your Calls to Action:

The CA GOP is not above the law. (more info)

ACTION #1: Reach out to our county’s district attorney, Greg Totten, and TELL HIM TO DO HIS JOB! Arrest and charge those behind the fake ballot boxes!

Just weeks before a national election, the CA GOP is openly violating CA law by infesting our communities with fraudulent ballot drop boxes. On Monday, CA’s attorney general, Xavier Becerra, said he had received “disturbing reports” that some GOP officials “may not be prepared or willing to remove those boxes.” This is a breathtaking assertion of privilege, in a country where Americans have died at the hands of law enforcement over broken headlights and expired license tags.

Becerra stated that if the boxes aren’t removed, the Republican leaders could face prosecution. Again, point of privilege for the GOP. The crime has already been committed, but they are being given extra chances. We prefer the approach of the Orange county district attorney, who has already launched a criminal investigation into at least two unauthorized ballot boxes in their county.

What is our district attorney, an elected official, BTW, doing about the boxes that are now showing up in Ventura County? Has he made a statement? Is he committed to doing his job? Contact him here. (A.G. contact info. outside Ventura Co. here.)

Minimal script: I’m writing as a resident of Ventura County, who is outraged by the blatant law-breaking of the CA GOP, who has placed fake ballot boxes in our county and others. These people are not kids who are ignorant of the law. This is a group with access to lawyers and other advisors who know very well that these boxes are illegal, yet, due to their perception of their own power and position, believe themselves to be above the law. You were elected to office with the expectation that you would address to all kinds of crime. Election law violations are particularly corrosive to a stable democracy, yet we haven’t heard from you. Do your job – Arrest and prosecute those behind this criminal campaign.

CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra has stated that counties would have to contact all voters who used these boxes – so their stunt now costs us taxpayers money as well. In addition to punishment for this egregious flouting of the law, we want the CA GOP to fully compensate the county – i.e. us taxpayers, for all time that must now be spent calling voters who used the fake boxes.

Copy Becerra: Copy your note before you send it and paste it here on Becerra’s CA Attorney General site or call his offices at (Sac) (916) 445-9555, (SF) (415) 510-4400, (Oakland) (510) 879-1300, (LA) (213) 269-6000, (Fresno) (559) 477-1691, (San Diego) (619) 738-9000

(Our version of a letter to Becerra is located at the bottom.)

ACTION #2: Keep an eye out for these fake boxes and report them.

Get familiar with where you SHOULD SEE a ballot drop box in your area from this list. (Outside Ventura Co., go here.) In Ventura, there are (6) – three of them are at the Government Center, and one each is located at City Hall, the Pierpont Inn, and at the Ventura Unified School District office. If you see one that’s not on the list, call the Ventura County Elections Division immediately at (805) 654-2664 or after business hours at

Outside Ventura, you can contact the office of the Sec. of State – (916) 653-6814. Residents can also report suspected election fraud by emailing (if you are going and interested in carpooling, email us and we’ll do our best to hook you up):

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 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 17 – WESTLAKE VILLAGE – Women’s March Rally for Joe & Kamala! 

Oct 17 – – Online: Women’s March Action – National Textbanking in honor of RBG

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

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

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.

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