INDIVISIBLE VENTURA

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Happy Friday!

Update on the undemocratic and frivolous Texas lawsuit/plea-for-a-pardon-for-Texas-AG/criminal-Ken-Paxton… Yeah, SCOTUS tossed it out, just like every sensible observer said they would.
But damage has been done, friends. With so many spineless GOP representatives and attorneys general having joined the lawsuit, the big lie that the election is being stolen from Trump takes on more solidity with his true believers. And a lot of people feeling a strong grievance is extremely dangerous to a functional country. (https://www.nytimes.com/2020/11/30/opinion/trump-conspiracy-germany-1918.html)

NEW ACTION!
It’s time for us to write/call/email back at these guys. Pull out your patriotic or kitty-playing-with-yarn postcards and warm up your phone, and tell as many of the main players and the cowards that crouched behind them, to resign. (https://indivisibleventura.org/2020/12/11/friday-12-11-fight-back-write-back-call-the-cowards-out/)

EVENTS

Quick notes for today on our post: (tinyurl.com/Antiracist-events-Ventura).

Tomorrow – Saturday: See our post here for more details. (https://indivisibleventura.org/events-having-tomorrow/)
Saturday – 12/13 – ONLINE – “A Message From The Future” – UUFA Virtual Forum (6:30 am(!!!) – 7:20am PST)https://www.facebook.com/events/714315219438487/
Saturday – 12/12 – OXNARD – “Channel Islands Harbor Holiday Food & Toy Drive” (10:00 am – 5:00 pm PST)https://www.channelislandsharbor.org/event/holiday-food-toy-drive/
Saturday – 12/12 – VENTURA – “Ventura Chamber Spark of Love Toy Drive” (9:00 am – 11:00 am PST) https://www.facebook.com/events/377501539987937
LULAC de Camarillo’s new blanket drive for farm workers EXTENDED to Dec. 15th! (https://friendsoffieldworkers.org/)

CONTINUING ACTIONS

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/)
GEORGIA ACTIONS! 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/)Oppotunities on the list include:- 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/)
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. More information in our post here. (tinyurl.com/Antiracist-events-Ventura).
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/

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”) (https://indivisibleventura.org/2020/11/30/mon-11-30-tell-the-senate-to-pass-the-heroes-act-now/)

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/)
Be ferocious, friends. Lies become flesh if they are not stamped down and Trump has enough grifted cash in his new PAC to make the GOP dance for him long after he leaves DC.

Adriene
Co-Director
Indivisible Ventura
indivisibleventura@gmail.com


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