For those who are worried about the 17 nincompoops joining in with the future orange-jumpsuit-wearing Texas AG Ken Paxton, please watch Pennsylvania’s Attorney General clearly state his mind here. (https://www.cnn.com/2020/12/10/politics/2020-election-supreme-court-texas-trump/)
Quick notes for today on our post: (tinyurl.com/Antiracist-events-Ventura).
5:00 pm – Today on Radio Indigena – our Swap Meet Justice Citizenship Fair immigration lawyer Vanessa Frank is updating listeners on asylum and DACA rules!Facebook link here: (https://www.facebook.com/RadioIndigenaEnOxnard/)
CALL: Casey Goodson died, holding a bag of sandwiches while trying to unlock his front door. Join in on an action to call the Columbus, Ohio sheriff, the mayor, the Franklin Coungy Prosecutor and Ohio’s governor, to get some justice for another senseless killing of a Black man. (https://indivisibleventura.org/2020/12/10/thurs-12-10-justice-for-casey-lets-add-our-voice/)
CALL/EMAIL: Cobb County, GA, was the area most responsible for Biden’s win in that state. Therefore, it comes as no surprise, that the number of early election locations in that area has been slashed, with most of the damage happening in minority neighborhoods. A ferocious letter from the NAACP and ACLU has got their elections division head to add back a couple of locations, but people were already waiting 5-10 hours to vote BEFORE! (https://indivisibleventura.org/2020/12/09/wed-12-9-seriously-georgia-everybody-is-watching-you-call-write/)
PHONEBANKING/TEXTBANKING/INSTAGRAM/DM: We have tons of phone/textbanking opportunities on our site here, (tinyurl.com/Antiracist-events-Ventura). There is a definite need for bilingual assistance as well. “Phonebanking for introverts” resource is here. (https://indivisibleventura.org/phone-banking-for-the-rest-of-us/)New opportunities we’ve just added to the list!:- Flip the West now has an INSTAGRAM Direct Messenger campaign to reach college students and the LGBTQ+ community, along with an “anytime” phonebank, a new textbank schedule and a list of training times. -United We Dream PAC has a phonebank which is reaching out to eligible Latinx voters. WRITING CAMPAIGNS: Added one today. There are now five postcard options and two letterwriting options listed here.(https://indivisibleventura.org/2020/11/09/georgia-on-your-mind-write-gotv-postcards-to-their-voters/)
LAST DAY FOR THOSE NOXIOUS OIL INDUSTRY PETITIONS OUTSIDE VC STORES! Our county’s great environmental community has put out an alert and we’ve heard many stories of interactions with a surly army of paid signature gatherers. Fingers crossed that their petition drive on behalf of the oil industry has failed. They want to reverse the Board of Supervisors recent decision to require that they comply with modern anti-pollution standards. If you still see some about during your shopping, don’t fall for their misdirection. (https://tinyurl.com/No-to-BIG-OIL-petition)
DEADLINE Dec. 17th.: Write/Call about the oil industry lease sales being pushed through for the Arctic National Wilderness Refuge before Biden takes office. We have a phone and email script for your representatives and Senators, and a “Build-a-letter” guide to creating an original comment for the BLM. (https://indivisibleventura.org/2020/12/08/tues-12-8-two-actions-to-defend-the-arctic-refuge-from-oil-drilling/)
DC STATEHOOD and BAD HOUSE RULES: Seriously, DC Statehood would be one of the most BLM-positive events that could happen. Action #1: Tell your representative to get rid of the “Motion to Recommit” and the “PayGo” rules. This sounds weird, but there’s a really great video to explain it and it’s surprisingly important.Action #2: Tell your legislators that it’s time for D.C. statehood. Seriously. Excellent VOX video lays it out, along with a written post from Indivisible. Post for both actions here: (https://indivisibleventura.org/2020/12/04/friday-action-wrap-up-d-c-statehood-and-house-rules/)
SIGN THIS PETITION: Affirmation of (Camarillo) Council Members Santangelo and Mulchay. This is NOT LIMITED TO CAMARILLO RESIDENTS. Sign here. (https://www.change.org/p/camarillo-affirmation-of-council-members-santangelo-and-mulchay)
This petition is in response to a racist petition that some Camarillo residents began gathering signatures for on Nov. 3. Their goal is to unseat Vice Mayor Susan Santangelo and Councilmember Shawn Mulchay in retaliation for their efforts to pass a resolution affirming that Black Lives Matter in Camarillo. In addition to the offensiveness of their petition, it could also waste approximately $220,000 of taxpayers dollars for a special election should their petition drive succeed.
CHARITABLE OPPORTUNITIES! We have a whole page of them, including food and toy dropoffs, for those in need or for those who can help. (https://indivisibleventura.org/2020/11/23/giving-and-receiving-during-this-pandemic-season/)We’re featuring two on our top page today (tinyurl.com/Antiracist-events-Ventura).- LAST DAY for LULAC de Camarillo’s new blanket drive for farm workers (https://friendsoffieldworkers.org/) – Lift Up your voice to end Homelessness” needs gently used furniture and supplies to furnish new homes for people transitioning from homelessness. (https://www.facebook.com/liftupyourvoiceventura/)
COVID ASSISTANCE: Call your senators to push through the HEROES Act! The GOP is trying to flip the script, saying that House Democrats are responsible for the hold-up. But the same Senate that gave $1.7 trillion in tax breaks to our richest, proposes crumbs for us, and MORE COVID liability protection to corporations. (See: “Tyson Managers Suspended After Allegedly Betting If Workers Would Contract COVID”)
KAMALA’S SENATE SEAT: Keep calling/email Governor Newsom’s office to choose a Black woman to replace Kamala Harris in the Senate: Action and script here. (https://indivisibleventura.org/2020/11/24/tues-11-24-gov-newsom-do-the-right-thing/) Governor Gavin Newsom: (916) 445-2841 email: https://govapps.gov.ca.gov/gov40mail/ There are also two connected petitions: Black Lives Matter: (https://blacklivesmatter.com/tell-gov-newsom-he-must-appoint-a-black-woman-to-the-senate/)Black to the Future: (https://black2thefuture.org/lets-go-forward-not-backwards/)
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