It’s MLK, Jr. Day!

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This year on January 16th, MLK Day, California Poor People’s Campaign will be honoring Dr. King’s legacy by hosting readings of the PPC 3rd Reconstruction Agenda. This is part of the launch of our new Third Reconstruction Agenda campaign: Close the Wealth Gap, CA!

We invite you to join us this Monday at 3pm for a statewide reading of the Agenda. We will share stories about the impact of the wealth gap on our lives and communities, as well as what difference having the political will to adopt and implement the comprehensive campaign demands will make, for all of us. Please RSVP to let us know you’re coming.

We look forward to working with you to Close the Wealth Gap in 2023!

Forward together,
California Poor People’s Campaign

EVENTS HAPPENING SOON!

Thursday – 01/19/2023 –ONLINE –”Environmental Voter Project to turn out low propensity environmental voters in Pennsylvania’s 27th Senate District ahead of their January 31st special election!” (4:00 pm PST) 

We’ll start with an overview of our phone banking program and the scripts we’ll be using, then we’ll get to work calling voters. 

If you’ve already been trained, you’ll receive the Hubdialer credentials at the beginning of the Zoom call and be able to jump right into calling. If you’re a first-time EVP phone banker, we’ll have a full training at the beginning of the call. All you need to participate is a (landline or cell) phone, web-enabled computer or tablet, and yourself! 

We look forward to (virtually) seeing you there.RSVP: https://www.environmentalvoter.org/get-involved/phone-bank-pa-sd-27/2023-01-19

Friday – 01/20/2023 – VENTURA & ONLINE –”Special Theatrical Event: Gerald C. Rivers – The Voice of Dr. King with music by Merlin Snider” (7:00 pm PST)

This special event is both LIVE and STREAMED ON ZOOM.

Dramatic portrayal celebrating the enduring spirit of dissent with special music by Merlin Snider.

Gerald C. Rivers is a classically trained Shakespearean actor who has been presenting the words and works of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. for over 30 years. Gerald has dedicated his life’s work to keeping alive the spirit and inspiration of Dr. King through his passionate renditions.

Singer-songwriter and guitarist Merlin Snider blends all sorts of American roots music from folk and blues to rock, gospel, and jazz. His soulful melodies and thoughtful lyrics reach across borders of heart and mind.

Ticket donation: $20 each. Students and those 25 and under: $10. Online-only: $10. (Please click the link to the right to purchase) Let us know if you need a scholarship as we don’t want cost to prohibit your attendance.

Masks are strongly recommended.

Facebook link: https://www.facebook.com/events/1072446146920503/Saturday – 01/21/2023 – VENTURA – “Listen, Learn & Act: Marching Towards a More Perfect Union” (11:00 am – 1:00pm PST) Plaza Park, Ventura 

Justice For All Ventura County, Planned Parenthood Central Coast Action Fund and more local organizations will be gathering and marching in solidarity with the national Women’s March this weekend.

More info and registration links to come soon! Join us and our Women’s March friends across the country proclaiming that our movement is bigger than Roe.

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/556717299221194/

ACTIONS TO TAKE MONDAY (email) & TUESDAY (call)!The GOP’s first bill is its most important – “It’s a giant tax cut for rich tax cheats,” while adding to the deficit.

The GOP is in a battle for hearts and minds by using fear and misinformation. Even though President Biden will assuredly veto this toxic bill that protects the rich and corporations, their poisonous rhetoric is spreading.
Call your senators and tell them to oppose this bill and to work on solutions that actually help the low- and middle-class.
Then, share the truth behind the GOP’s bill with your friends, relatives and neighbors, especially those in RED states.

POST: https://indivisibleventura.org/2023/01/11/the-gops-first-bill-is-its-most-important-its-a-giant-tax-cut-for-rich-tax-cheats-while-adding-to-the-deficit/

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/

Please DONATE to the cause!
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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