INDIVISIBLE VENTURA

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Happy Tuesday!

Original Post:tinyurl.com/Antiracist-events-Ventura

2 FEATURED ACTIONS FOR GEORGIA!Don’t live in Georgia but want a meaningful (and Georgia-approved!) way to help? Join the VoteTripling.org Phone Crew to shift & confirm volunteers for our Georgia dem county parties and Indivisible volunteers. Provide your availability for call time below!(https://forms.gle/XkS4a5xnibAyV68L6}

Tell Facebook to step up!The Georgia senate runoff elections are less than a month away, and poll workers, who are mainly Black women, are being harassed and threatened. Election poll workers are front-line defenders of our democracy and should not live in fear because they are public servants. Facebook already offers additional privacy and safety features to journalists and politicians but refuses to protect election workers. This is unacceptable. Sign this petition demanding that Facebook ban the harassment of poll workers.“(https://act.colorofchange.org/sign/demand-facebook-ban-harassment-poll-workers/}

NEW ACTIONS FOR GEORGIA(See all at tinyurl.com/Antiracist-events-Ventura)- SURJ has some new phonebanks here. (https://secure.everyaction.com/p/B0EADoj3tUSMRLU13xT0-g2)- FLIP THE WEST is doing INSTAGRAM DM every Thursday (https://www.mobilize.us/flipthewest/event/364978/)- FUN BANKING with STARS (Wednesday 12/16, 23, 30) with Alyssa Milano and Anjelika Washington.(https://www.mobilize.us/demcastfocusgeorgia/event/366423/)

CONTINUING ACTIONS FOR GEORGIA(See all at tinyurl.com/Antiracist-events-Ventura)- 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/)- WRITING CAMPAIGNS: There are 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/)

ENVIRONMENTAL ACTIONSMark your calendar for a call-a-day to an oil company with possible designs on our Arctic National Wilderness Refuge. Today’s word is “CHEVRON”(https://indivisibleventura.org/2020/12/14/env-vent-calendar-for-the-arctic-this-week/)

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/)

CONTINUING POLITICAL ACTIONSWRITE TO THOSE SEDITIOUS SCOUNDRELS who signed on to the criminal/Texas State AG’s lawsuit and tell them to resign. 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/)

COVID ASSISTANCE – HEROES ACT: 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/)

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/)

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/)

NEW CIVIL RIGHTS ACTIONS

Immediate Action Needed:

Write an email supporting RESOLUTION 7318 for social justice in Santa Paula. This action is for everyone: Residents of Santa Paula and Ventura County as well as folks in solidarity with Santa Paula. For instance, some people who live elsewhere have inserted “I have friends and family in Santa Paula.”Patricia Zavala and Margaux Bangs have organized a grassroots campaign supporting Resolution 7318 which seeks to establish a Santa Paula committee on equity and social justice. Here is a template (below) you can use—just fill in your personal info, add, edit the content, or remove whatever you like, and send. If you have questions, please contact Patricia at Pzavala@callutheran.edu or Margaux at Margaux3@gmail.com. ——————————————————Send to (cityclerk@spcity.org)In the subject line put “Public Comment Agenda Item #15 — 12/16 Council Meeting” Dear Mayor and Council members, My name is ________, and I live in _________. I am writing to express my support of Resolution 7318, establishing a committee on equity and social justice. Unfortunately, in our small town there are a lot of inequities, many rooted in a history of racism and other forms of oppression. It is time for the City of Santa Paula to work toward policies and practices that benefit ALL members of our community. In order for this equity and social justice committee to be truly meaningful, it must be made up of people who have a deep understanding of the issues, such as systemic racism, that this committee will be examining. I encourage you, Mayor Juarez, to fill BOTH seats on this committee with the council members who have shown the greatest commitment to social justice. It is essential for you to understand that appointing a council member who does not fully grasp systemic inequalities would only slow down Santa Paula’s efforts to establish equality and equity. Thank you—(Your name and city)

CONTINUING CIVIL RIGHTS ACTIONSCALL: 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/…/thurs-12-10-justice…/

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/…/wed-12-9-seriously…/

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/)

Trump will continue to file suits to extract money for “legal expenses” from his followers until it stops coming in. Stay tuned for actions against lawyers who’ve ignored their ethics rules to jump on the Trump Dump Truck who help the scam happen.

Adriene
Co-Director
Indivisible Ventura
indivisibleventura@gmail.com


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