INDIVISIBLE VENTURA

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Hi everyone! 

Biden has fired 3 toxic agency heads (https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2021/01/biden-michael-pack-kathleen-kraninger-peter-robb.html) and has signed over 17 executive orders. (tinyurl.com/Antiracist-events-Ventura).

He disbanded Trump’s unqualified presidential 1776 Commission and withdrew its misleading propaganda, that was insultingly released on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. (https://www.latimes.com/world-nation/story/2021-01-21/biden-withdraws-trump-report-promoting-patriotic-education)
He released his 200-page national strategy on dealing with COVID (https://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/535157-biden-to-order-agencies-to-use-defense-production-act-in-coronavirus-fight). 

So…busy.
Now, it’s our turn. 
Tell your representative and both senators that H.R. 1/S.1 – For the People Act of 2021 has been delayed long enough. This bill brings reform to finance, voting rights and government ethics that apply to ALL THREE BRANCHES of government – legal guardrails, not just traditions that normal people agree to follow. (https://indivisibleventura.org/2021/01/21/thurs-1-21-in-the-beginning-there-was-h-r-1/
You have more time?

EVENTS TODAY

6:30 pm PST – ONLINE – “Safe, Healthy, Affordable Homes 101”

Facebook link here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1055784981556089/

Learn more about the benefits and join the countywide campaign to ask local officials to “Turn Off the Gas! 

“WIN INDUCTION COOKTOP, PAN & INTERFACE DISK.” To enter (1 entry per Ventura County household), answer 3 questions: https://surveymonkey.com/r/RVMK8XY

Then, be in the Q&A on 1/21, 6:30-7:30, during our “Safe, Healthy, Affordable Homes 101” activist training for #letsturnoffthegas#drawcleanairThe drawing will take place on Thursday during the discussion with Matt. Be online to be the winner!

7:00 pm – 8:30 pm PST – ONLINE – “FFLUID LGBTQIA+ Support Group Meeting”

Facebook link here:https://www.facebook.com/events/401984147864399/ “We offer monthly support meetings for LGBTQIA+ persons, their families, friends and allies. Often the group is attended by people who are transgender, transitioning or gender fluid and/or their parents. We have have helped dozens of individuals and families who need friendship and support along this journey. You will find our support meetings informative, friendly, warm and very talkative!Meetings take place on the 3rd Thursday of each month via Zoom video conferencing. 

Registration through Eventbrite is required to attend. You can go to Eventbrite.com and do a search for FFLUID to bring it up or use the following direct link to the event page. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ffluid-lgbtqia-support-group-tickets-124952063987 

READING

Indivisible’s Ezra Klein has written a persuasive article on ending the filibuster. (https://www.vox.com/21424582/filibuster-joe-biden-2020-senate-democrats-abolish-trump)
This knowledge is going to come in handy soon. From Robert Reich “Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell has already begun obstructing Joe Biden’s policy agenda in the Senate. During his remarks on the Senate floor today, he threatened to delay an Organizing Resolution (which determines the power-sharing agreement in the 50-50 Senate) unless Democrats commit to keeping the archaic filibuster rule intact. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer has proposed using the same power-sharing agreement from the last evenly split Senate, in which committees have even numbers of members but Democrats assume the chairmanships. McConnell also wasted no time attacking Joe Biden’s opening executive orders and warned that the Republican caucus was prepared to block Biden’s key policy priorities. Yes, Mitch McConnell is threatening to filibuster a resolution in order to ensure the filibuster rule stays in place. If this doesn’t convince Democrats that getting rid of it must be their first priority, I don’t know what will. Joe Biden hasn’t even been in office for 24 hours and already Republicans are gearing up to obstruct and undercut him at every turn. If the filibuster remains intact, Senate Republicans will keep the Senate in gridlock, blame Democrats for it, and then run on Democrats’ supposed incompetence in the 2022 midterms. The filibuster needs to go. Immediately.”(https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-01-21/mcconnell-threatens-senate-s-unity-kickoff-over-filibuster-fears)

Adriene
Co-Director
Indivisible Ventura
indivisibleventura@gmail.com


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