It’s going to be a busy Friday and weekend!

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Today is the two-year anniversary of the attack on the U.S. Capitol to prevent a peaceful transfer of power. There are a number of online activities that both acknowledge this shameful attack and discuss how we move forward as a nation to guarantee the future of our democracy.

We’ve also been invited to use any of these images on our social media.
(https://library.into-action.us/collection/remembering-jan-6/?fbclid=IwAR0VQk7y8ENy967oz-Mfk7Nlt_ixIa-Rmw2clMP5en2EfsUX9naRnAYpdJQ) In the meantime, we get to watch a different form of political horror show, as the GOP proves they aren’t interested in governing.

There are call/email actions and other activities as well, so get ready for a busy Friday and weekend!

EVENTS HAPPENING TODAY!

Friday – 01/06/2023 – ONLINE – “Livestream of Washington, D.C. Our Freedoms, Our Vote”(9:00 – 10:00pm PST)

Join the Not Above the Law Coalition, Declaration for American Democracy and special guests Martin Luther King III and Arndrea Waters King as we livestream our event in DC. 
Mobilize link: https://www.mobilize.us/jan6hearings/event/546690/

Friday – 01/06/2023 – ONLINE – “January 6th Tele-Town Hall”(4:00 – 6:00pm PST)

A Tele-town Hall Rally and Meeting Commemorating the 2nd Anniversary of the Attack on the U.S. Capitol Broadcast on Facebook Live Facebook.com/TJC.DC

This January 6 marks the second anniversary of the insurrection. January 6 was a dark day in America. The bipartisan January 6th Select Committee has shown that Trump and his MAGA allies planned, promoted, and paid for a criminal conspiracy to overturn an election they knew they’d lost. 

Even though some of the most prominent election conspiracists lost their midterms, they are already looking to 2024 for ways to overturn the will of voters. They are working to sabotage future elections by changing state laws, threatening state officials and packing election administration offices so that they can have the final say over election results – even when they lose. 

We cannot be complacent and are calling for an end to the ongoing violent and criminal attacks on our freedoms. We must protect our elections by protecting voters, election officials, and a free and fair process.

 Mobilize: https://www.mobilize.us/jan6hearings/event/546767/

ACTIONS TO TAKE TODAY!

EMERGENCY! Wall Street’s privatization of Medicare at our expense is starting now!

The GOP ended 2022 with threats to hold debt ceiling legislation hostage in order to savage Social Security and other safety-net programs.

However, the destruction of Medicare is already taking place, off-stage, with corporate entities lining up at the trough of the poisonous ACO-REACH program. Tell Biden to executive order this out of existence and make sure your legislators know you are wise to this threat.

POST:https://indivisibleventura.org/2023/01/03/emergency-wall-streets-privatization-of-medicare-at-our-expense-is-starting-now/

The GOP clown-car-to-nowhere wants to remove the brakes.

For those who don’t remember what it was like having a GOP-controlled House – this should bring it all back. 
Call your legislators – on both sides, and tell them that gutting ethical oversight is not an option.

POST: https://indivisibleventura.org/2023/01/05/the-gop-clown-car-to-nowhere-wants-to-remove-the-breaks/

EVENTS HAPPENING THIS WEEKEND!

Saturday – 01/07/2023 – VENTURA – “Every 30 Seconds“(1:00 pm) Columbus Hall, 36 S. Figueroa St. Mall, Ventura – by Mission Park
Justice For All Ventura County encourages you to attend this important event sponsored by Soroptomist International of Oxnard, Ventura and Camarillo

Sunday – 01/08/2023 – OXNARD – “No place to call home. Ventura County’s housing crisis and what we can do about it“(2:00 – 4:00pm) Bethel AME Church, 855 S. F St, Oxnard 93030 or view live on Facebook 

    • Register for the in-person gathering here. (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/no-place-to-call-home-in-person-event-tickets-482616387607
    • Register for the Facebook Livestream event here. (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/no-place-to-call-home-facebook-live-event-tickets-485088421527)
Let’s start our journey together toward housing justice by learning:
    • What the crisis looks like:  the big picture + personal stories
    • How we got here
    • What we can do together
We’re looking forward to having you with us on January 8th! 

EVENTS HAPPENING SOON!

Thursday – 01/12/2023 – ONLINE – “Taking Action for January 6th” (1:00 – 3:00pm PST)

This January 6 marks the second anniversary of the violent attack on our Capitol. The bipartisan January 6th Select Committee has shown that Trump and his MAGA allies planned, promoted, and paid for a criminal conspiracy to overturn an election they knew they’d lost. 

Even though some of the most prominent election conspiracists lost their midterms, they are already looking to 2024 for ways to overturn the will of voters. They are working to sabotage future elections by changing state laws, threatening election officials and packing election administration offices so that they can have the final say over election results – even when they lose. 

Join us to learn and discuss how you can take action to defend our democracy.

Mobilize link: https://www.mobilize.us/jan6hearings/event/544702/

Monday – 01/16/2023 – OXNARD – “In Darkness, Be the Light Striving for Freedom – 37th Annual Ventura County Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration” (8:00 am Freedom March at Oxnard’s Plaza Park, 9:00 am celebration at OPAC – Oxnard Performing Arts Center, 800 Hobson Way, Oxnard) 

The Martin Luther King, Jr. Committee of Ventura County is pleased to announce that its 37th annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Day observance will be held in-person on Monday, January 16, 2023. 
The day’s events will begin at 8:00am with a Freedom March from Plaza Park at 5th Street and C Street in Oxnard to the Oxnard Performing Arts Center (OPAC) at 800 Hobson Way, Oxnard, CA 93030. Transportation will be provided from the OPAC to Plaza Park beginning at 7:30am, by Oxnard City Corps.
The Observance Program will begin at 9:00am at the OPAC. This year’s theme is: “In Darkness Be the Light Striving for Freedom.” The Keynote speaker will be Ventura Councilmember Lorrie Brown, City. $10 admission to the Observance Program includes refreshments and vendor exhibits. Tickets may be purchased from MLK Committee members, at the door, or online at www.mlkventuracounty.com.

Event link: https://www.facebook.com/events/3250577058490179
Ticket link: www.eventbrite.com/e/37th-annual-martin-luther-king-jr-birthday-celebration-tickets-482724731667

Please DONATE! 
Indivisible Ventura is completely volunteer run and your donation will support the direct costs of organizing in Ventura — things like expenses for Swap Meet Justice, posters, art supplies, stamps, transportation, and more! Although we’ve defeated Trump and taken back the Senate, we have to act urgently to save our democracy and enact other desperately needed reforms. Getting it done depends on all of us. Let’s stand together, indivisible. Indivisible Ventura is one of 6,000 grassroots Indivisible groups across the country. Together, we will win. (https://secure.actblue.com/donate/ven383907253)
The usual caveats…
Keep ahead of us on our calendar scroll here: tinyurl.com/VC-calendar
• If we screw up a link, our apologies. You can find the original post here: tinyurl.com/VC-calendar
• We’re putting up information on local protests and actions by others we’re finding from informal sources. 
These listings are not endorsements nor guarantees as to time/place/type of protest or participant safety. Events can and have already been cancelled without notice. 
• Check ahead for future events there as well. We often miss morning event postings.
• If we screw up or miss information about an event, please send an email to indivisibleventura@gmail.com


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