It’s Friday, in-person voting in Ventura County starts tomorrow and this is the last weekend before the election. So yes, this will be a very busy time. Plus…CANDY!
We’d like to start the voting season with an act of thankfulness.
During this pandemic season, the non-partisan League of Women Voters of Ventura County is working with interested individuals and community groups to thank those on the front lines of our election – our poll workers. The League has created a signup sheet (tinyurl.com/thanks-to-poll-workers) to coordinate deliveries of snacks and meals to our county’s 48 in-person voting locations. It’s just (1) one delivery to a nearby location – pick any one of the four days between Sat. and Tuesday, whichever is the most convenient to you. You can also arrange to have food delivered by others (like pizza) or donate $20 to the League for food costs. Please check out all information here: tinyurl.com/Antiracist-events-Ventura.
We’d also like to add a note of calm.
We’ve added a separate post today to ask people not to allow themselves or their loved ones to be overwhelmed by media touting election chaos or corruption. Apathy can keep people at home, but so can fear of intimidation. We’ve posted some links and a column by lawyer and columnist R. Hubbell to review the constitutional and statutes that control elections. Trump can yell and threaten all he wants, but he is NOT in charge of us. (https://indivisibleventura.org/2020/10/30/fri-10-30-note-to-self-trump-is-not-in-charge-of-this-election/)
We’ve added a couple extra bits to our Friends and Family Voting Toolkit. (https://indivisibleventura.org/2020/10/26/friends-and-family-voting-toolkit-beyond-phone-textbanking/). When you have a voter who can’t identify issues that are important to them, try running them through the excellent graphic list of “100 reasons to vote for Joe” from the Physicians for Progress Ventura County. https://www.facebook.com/hashtag/100reasonsforjoe.
Reminder: If you haven’t voted yet – here’s our voting guide to assist. (tinyurl.com/Ventura-2020-Guide)
Be sure to use a REAL ballot drop box now, as who knows what’s going on with the mail. Find your most convenient ballot box location here: https://indivisibleventura.org/ballot-drop-off-locations/
If you were busy, or underage during regular voter registration time, no worries!
YOU CAN STILL REGISTER AND VOTE IN THIS ELECTION! YAY!
You just have to do it “live”, at one of these really convenient IN-PERSON Voter locations, starting this Saturday. They’re open every day through Nov. 3rd.
Vote near work, vote near school, vote near home. It doesn’t matter which one you go to – you will not be turned away. First time voters should bring their drivers’ license/State ID number with them or the last four digits of their social security number.
Things to do!5:00 pm – Simi Valley – BIG FREEWAY BLOW OUT!!! 5 p.m. STOW STREET BRIDGE. Bring all your flags and signs. We will do both directions! We need a crowd for this!!!
Check out the phonebank and textbank activities on our main page (tinyurl.com/Antiracist-events-Ventura) and on our activity page (https://indivisibleventura.org/what-can-i-do-now/)
Keep your calendars marked with “Events happening tomorrow” (https://indivisibleventura.org/events-having-tomorrow/)and “Events happening soon” (https://indivisibleventura.org/events-happening-soon/)
There is an anonymous quote “If your voice held no power, they wouldn’t try to silence you.”
Go out and make some noise!
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