INDIVISIBLE VENTURA

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Hi everyone.
It’s weird, but just when you think it the implications of the insurrection can’t get any worse, a journalist notices something in one of the new videos that the House impeachment team was showing that lead them to do some investigating…
The video showed Pence being hustled away from the crowd with a military guy following close behind.  Turns out he was carrying the VP’s twin version of Trump’s nuclear “football.” 
Seriously. 
https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2021/02/nuclear-football-vice-president-pence.html.
We’re repeating the main action, but we’re going to add a new one today to keep our hands busy.

ACTIONS
WANTED: Postcard writers for Washington DC statehood and the restoration of asylum.
Time to pick up our pens for the resistance again, folks! POSTCARD #1: The disenfranchised conditions of the residents of Washington DC, which remain the same now in the 21st century as it was 200 years ago, is apalling and untenable. We need to ramp up to launch speed and get this horrendous injustice reversed.POSTCARD #2: Who remembers Ken Cuccinelli, Trump’s mean-spirited immigration official, who tried to twist Emma Lazarus’s poem at the foot of the Statue of Liberty to exclude people who were actually tired and poor? We kicked out Trump and all his minions. Now it’s time to take back asylum. And not just take it back, but make it better and more just. Join in with What’s Next’s postcard campaigns for immigration.”https://indivisibleventura.org/2021/02/11/wanted-postcard-writers-for-washington-dc-statehood-and-the-restoration-of-asylum/)

Trump is a clear and present danger to our democracy. Tell your senators that a vote to acquit is unAmerican!

https://indivisibleventura.org/2021/02/09/trump-is-a-clear-and-present-danger-to-our-democracy-tell-your-senators-that-a-vote-to-acquit-is-unamerican/
We have scripts for both Democrats and Republican senators. Yes, even though you think you know how Dianne and Alex will vote, they still need to hear from you, every day, that convicting and disqualifying this man is tops on your list of to-do’s.
Help flip the online discussion. These scared-rabbit GOP senators are watching.
Use your social media to spread some truth about Trump and help remove cover from GOP senators. Join up with Demcast (https://twitter.com/DemCastUSA)  to get new media links to use on Facebook, DM, Twitter and more (https://twitter.com/DemCastUSA)!

Find people who live in the states listed below and ask them to call their own senators and either use our script or go off-road on their own. 
Someone put together this list of GOP senators that might be coaxed into relocating their spinal column. (They can dial direct or use the main switchboard # here: (202) 224-3121)
(Yes, technically, you can call any senator you want but phone calls to legislators who are not your own will not be recorded by the beleaguered staff manning the phones. However, this is a great list for comparing to friends and family in your contacts list.)
Important points for talking to GOP senators:
– Call them out as sniveling cowards. Spell out “sniveling” if necessary.- Tell them that Trump remains a clear and present danger to our country and more people will die if he commands his followers to riot again.- Tell them no one believes Sen. Rand Paul’s pathetic excuse of an argument and they should be ashamed to even pretend to. (“Dammit, Jim! I’m an ophthalmologist, not a constitutional scholar!”)- Tell them that you expect them to stand up against Trump and for those killed and injured on Jan. 6th, their oath of office, and the future of our democracy.- Tell older, pre-retirees like Grassley…”do you really want your legacy to include being part of a historic act of cowardice?” – Rinse and repeat. Every damn day until this trial is over.
1. Mitch McConnell – Kentucky 202-224-2541 2. Lisa Murkowski – Alaska, 202-224-66653. Susan Collins – Maine , 202-224-25234. Mitt Romney – Utah, 202-224-52515. Pat Toomey – Pennsylvania, 202-224-42546. Ben Sasse – Nebraska, 202-224-42247. Rob Portman – Ohio, 202-224-33538. Roy Blunt – Missouri, 202-224-57219. Todd Young -Indiana , 202-224-562310. Shelley Moore Capito – West Virginia, 202-224-647211. Richard Burr – North Carolina, 202-224-315412. Mike Lee – Utah, 202-224-544413. Jerry Moran – Kansas, 202-224-652114. Mike Rounds – South Dakota, 202-224-584215. Bill Cassidy – Louisiana, 202-224-582416. Thom Tillis – North Carolina, 202-224-634217. Chuck Grassley – Iowa, 202-224-374418. Joni Ernst – Iowa, 202-224-325419. Tom Cotton – Arkansas, 202-224-235320. John Thune – South Dakota, 202-224-2321

Say “NO” to lifetime retirement perks for our former grifter-in-chief.


https://indivisibleventura.org/2021/02/08/say-no-to-lifetime-retirement-perks-for-our-former-grifter-in-chief/
Minimum script: I’m calling from [zip code] and I want Rep./Sen. [___] to support legislation to specifically exempt ex-President Trump from all benefits of the Former Presidents Act, except for standard security expenses for himself and his wife. Instead, I want the funds that would have gone to his pension, travel, staff, and office space to be placed in trust for use in setting up the future 51st state of America created from Washington DC, which he abused shamefully during his term in office.

EVENTS

Preview YouTube video W. Kamau Bell On #BlackLivesMatter & The Importance Of Showing Your Work – CONAN on TBS

Thursday – 2/11/2021 – ONLINE – “W. Kamau Bell” (5:00 pm PST)

Here’s a video to introduce you to him if you’ve never seen him. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=73DBeuN0ek8&feature=emb_logo

Facebook link here (https://www.facebook.com/events/169543384602369) . “Smart, stylish, and very much in the mold of politically outspoken comedians like Dave Chappelle.”SF Weekly

Buy ticket here (https://indivisibleventura.org/2020/06/02/blm-protests-and-other-antiracist-things-to-do/#more-59999) . W. Kamau Bell is a stand-up comedian and the host and executive producer of the Emmy Award-winning CNN docu-series United Shades of America with W. Kamau Bell. He has hosted three critically-acclaimed podcasts: Kamau Right Now!Politically Re-Active and Denzel Washington is the Greatest Actor of All Time Period, and his latest stand-up comedy special, Private School Negro, is available on Netflix. Bell wrote a book with the easy-to-remember title, The Awkward Thoughts of W. Kamau Bell: Tales of a 6′ 4″, African American, Heterosexual, Cisgender, Left-Leaning, Asthmatic, Black and Proud Blerd, Mama’s Boy, Dad, and Stand-Up Comedian. He’s the ACLU Celebrity Ambassador for Racial Justice and serves on the advisory boards of Hollaback! and Donors Choose.

This conversation with Belinda Robnett, UC Santa Barbara Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion will be followed by a Q&A.

This event is part of UCSB’s “Race to Justice – Winter 2021” series. See all here. (https://artsandlectures.ucsb.edu/Series.aspx?id=257)

Thursday – 2/11/2021 – ONLINE – “Resilient Love: Black Trans Lives Matter” (6:00 – 8:00 pm )

Meeting ID: 818 7647 4133
Passcode: 838222
Zoom Link: https://ucsb.zoom.us/j/81876474133…

Join the MCC at UCSB in welcoming CeCe McDonald and Elle Hearns for a virtual conversation moderated by Dr. Omise’eke Tinsley and centering the lives, joys, and strengths of Black trans women.

WATCH

High Crimes & Misdemeanors – 

Preview YouTube video High Crimes & Misdemeanors

Nice explanation on how a president’s crime is different than anything we can do.  The Impeachment & disqualification isn’t about violating criminal statute. It’s about “constitutional” or high crimes. Unleashing a violent mob on a separate but equal branch of government IS ABSOLUTELY A HIGH CRIME.  (https://youtu.be/aBkAJYXcpiI)

Adriene
Co-Director
Indivisible Ventura
indivisibleventura@gmail.com


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