Weekend Action: Write a Letter Supporting Gun Violence Restraining Orders
Mar
8
to Mar 12

Weekend Action: Write a Letter Supporting Gun Violence Restraining Orders

Assemblymember Jacqui Irwin’s post-Borderline legislation on Gun Violence Restraining Orders, A.B. 12, requires our advocacy in order to advance through the Public Safety Committee. Let’s write letters this weekend, making sure committee members recognize the immense value in streamlining and expanding the use of GVROs!

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Daily Action: Demand Accountability When Police Use Deadly Force
Mar
4
to Mar 6

Daily Action: Demand Accountability When Police Use Deadly Force

The California Act to Save Lives, A.B. 392, would prohibit police from using deadly force in situations when non-lethal alternatives should be used instead. Our police must be trained to avoid lethal violence, and they should be held accountable when their actions result in an unnecessary death. Let’s use snail mail, email and calls to convince ASM Jacqui Irwin to support this important legislation!

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Daily Action: End Price Gouging on Prescription Drugs
Feb
26
to Feb 28

Daily Action: End Price Gouging on Prescription Drugs

Rising prescription costs threaten Americans’ physical and financial health, leaving millions unable to afford essential medications. Congressional Democrats once again have re-introduced a set of bills designed to meaningfully decrease prescription costs. Let’s tell our House members that, with Democrats in control, their chamber should pass these bills and bring these issues to light!

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Daily Action: Engage Assemblymember Irwin on Her 'Courage Score'
Feb
25
to Feb 26

Daily Action: Engage Assemblymember Irwin on Her 'Courage Score'

44th-district ASM Jacqui Irwin’s 2018 voting record has received an “F” from the organizations (including Indivisible’s state-advocacy arm) behind the annual “Courage Scores” for CA legislators. We’d like to see her strike a better balance between the priorities of her reliable voters and the preferences of her special-interest backers. Accountability begins with phone calls, and continues on Sunday, March 3 with an Indivisible: Conejo coffee in Westlake Village.

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Daily Action: Urge Brownley to Co-Sponsor the FAMILY Act
Feb
25
10:30 AM10:30

Daily Action: Urge Brownley to Co-Sponsor the FAMILY Act

The FAMILY Act would create a national paid family and medical leave insurance fund that nearly every working person would be able to access. It would close the access gap for the 62 percent of Americans who are either ineligible under the 1993 Family and Medical Leave Act, or who can’t afford to take unpaid leave. Let’s encourage Rep. Julia Brownley to become a co-sponsor!

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Daily Action: Legislate, Sue To Stop Trump's Fake Emergency
Feb
15
to Feb 19

Daily Action: Legislate, Sue To Stop Trump's Fake Emergency

Congress must terminate Trump’s phony “emergency” by passing a joint resolution under the National Emergencies Act. Furthermore, Congress should file suit in federal court against Trump’s unconstitutional effort to skirt Congress’ power of the purse — AND launch hearings into Trump’s abuse of power in declaring his fake “emergency” after talking about it for months.

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Daily Action: Indivisible Natl Call Day -- Reopen the Government with No Strings Attached!
Jan
23
to Jan 25

Daily Action: Indivisible Natl Call Day -- Reopen the Government with No Strings Attached!

Mitch McConnell and Chuck Shumer have agreed to allow two votes in the Senate on Thursday — one on Trump’s “compromise” (a permanent wall in exchange for temporary protection for "Dreamers”), the other on a clean continuing resolution to reopen the government into February. Our senators will feel a lot of pressure to cave to Trump today — let’s make sure they don’t!

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Daily Action: Background Checks Are Just the Beginning
Jan
9
to Jan 11

Daily Action: Background Checks Are Just the Beginning

House Democrats unveiled legislation on Tuesday to require background checks for almost all firearm purchases, including those sold at gun shows and over the internet. Let’s support our representatives for making this bill a priority — but let’s ALSO push them to go further in promoting gun violence prevention measures during the next two years!

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Daily Action: Tell Our Senators - Block Everything Else While Government Remains Closed
Jan
7
to Jan 8

Daily Action: Tell Our Senators - Block Everything Else While Government Remains Closed

With Trump insisting he won’t reopen the government unless he gets his useless and immoral border wall, Mitch McConnell refuses to allow Senate votes on the bills passed by the House last week. Let’s get our senators behind Maryland Sen. Chris Van Hollen’s suggestion that Senate Democrats refuse to allow action on any bill unrelated to ending the shutdown, until McConnell remembers his responsibility to lead a co-equal branch of government.

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Daily Action: Go for Broke in Fixing American Elections
Jan
4
to Jan 7

Daily Action: Go for Broke in Fixing American Elections

On Friday afternoon, House Democrats are set to unveil HR1, the “For the People Act” — reform legislation encompassing voting rights, campaign finance limits and transparency, election integrity and security, White House and congressional ethics, and candidate tax returns. Let’s pressure our representatives to approach this bill with boldness and urgency, and pass the broadest possible reforms to clean up American elections!

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Daily Action: Not One Dime for a Border Wall
Dec
10
to Dec 12

Daily Action: Not One Dime for a Border Wall

Democratic members of Congress must not to agree to any compromise on this month’s 2019 spending bill that provides funding for President Trump's border wall! Wasting even $5 billion on this boondoggle would do nothing to slow immigration, but would stand as a monument to xenophobia and wreak untold damage on America's standing in the world.

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Daily Action: Stop Lame-Duck Republicans from Gutting Church/State Separation
Dec
7
to Dec 10

Daily Action: Stop Lame-Duck Republicans from Gutting Church/State Separation

Lame-duck House Republicans have snuck one last attempt to repeal the Johnson Amendment into this month’s must-pass spending bill for 2019. Doing so would fulfill Trump’s goal of giving churches free rein to engage in partisan political activity, and endorse political candidates from the pulpit. Let’s make sure our MoCs uphold the founders’ vision of maintaining separation between church and state!

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Daily Action: Demand a Dem Response To Trump's Tear Gas
Nov
26
to Nov 28

Daily Action: Demand a Dem Response To Trump's Tear Gas

Sunday’s scenes of mothers and children choking on tear gas — part of a chaotic scramble as migrants approaching the border were turned back by force — have drawn global condemnation. Our elected representatives must reject Trump’s policies and pledge to force more humane treatment of refugees next month and next year, with legislation, investigations and even shutdown threats!

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Daily Action: End Gun Shows at Ventura Co. Fairgrounds
Oct
1
to Oct 3

Daily Action: End Gun Shows at Ventura Co. Fairgrounds

State and local governments should get out of the business of promoting and profiting from the proliferation of firearms and ammunition! In the wake of this month’s mass shooting at Borderline, let’s demand that the Ventura County Fair Board end its contract with Crossroads of the West Gun Shows.

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Daily Action: Beat Back the Lobbyists Opposing Net Neutrality in CA
Aug
8
to Aug 9

Daily Action: Beat Back the Lobbyists Opposing Net Neutrality in CA

Getting SB 822 across the finish line, and restoring Net Neutrality protections for California consumers, is a top priority for the California legislature as it completes its 2018 session over the next month. But telecom-industry lobbyists are planning to spend big bucks to stop it from becoming law. Let’s press our legislators to ignore the special interests and do the people’s will!

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Daily Action: Stop CA Legislative Leaders from Hoarding Campaign Cash
Aug
7
to Aug 8

Daily Action: Stop CA Legislative Leaders from Hoarding Campaign Cash

Assembly Bill 84 would create a new spigot for campaign cash, allowing the leaders of California’s assembly and state senate to raise large amounts from wealthy interests. That money most often would go to establishment candidates willing to reflect the desires of corporations and the rich, rather than the needs of their constituents. Let’s urge Sen. Henry Stern, chair of the Senate Elections Committee, to resist the pressure from his leadership to pass this bill!

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Daily Action: Tell Pompeo -- NO DOWNLOADABLE GUNS!
Jul
27
9:30 AM09:30

Daily Action: Tell Pompeo -- NO DOWNLOADABLE GUNS!

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has said he will "look at" the State Department's recent decision to let a company post blueprints for downloadable guns online beginning next week. It's unconscionable to allow criminals, terrorists, domestic abusers to print functional and untraceable guns on demand! Use Everytown’s online form to contact Pompeo and demand sanity from State!

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Daily Action: Stopping the Kavanaugh Nomination, Step 3 - Hit the Streets!
Jul
12
to Jul 14

Daily Action: Stopping the Kavanaugh Nomination, Step 3 - Hit the Streets!

Public protest is crucial to demonstrate a groundswell of opposition to Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination. Today at Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s L.A. office, and tomorrow at Sen. Kamala Harris’ office, we can join the nationwide movement of progressives demanding — loudly and in person — that our rights are too important to be swept away by GOP authoritarianism!

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Daily Action: Step One in Stopping Trump's Supreme Court Nominee
Jul
9
to Jul 10

Daily Action: Step One in Stopping Trump's Supreme Court Nominee

Indivisible’s actions to stop Trump from placing a second extremist on the Supreme Court begin with phone calls to California’s senators, both of whom sit on the Judiciary Committee. They must use all means necessary to convince every one of the Democrats’ 49 senators to oppose Trump’s nominee, and find two Republicans to vote No!

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Daily Action: What We ACTUALLY Can Do About Separated Families
May
29
to May 31

Daily Action: What We ACTUALLY Can Do About Separated Families

Trump’s Department of Homeland Security is cruelly splitting families at the border, separating children from their parents in an attempt to deter future crossings. Congress has the power to stop this betrayal of American values and limit Trump’s options for detaining immigrants; let’s urge our MoCs to demand action now!

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Daily Action: Urge CA Legislators to Demand Police Transparency
May
22
to May 24

Daily Action: Urge CA Legislators to Demand Police Transparency

The ACLU has asked for our assistance convincing our state legislators to increase police transparency and accountability by passing AB 931, which would limit the use of deadly force by law enforcement officers; and SB 1421, which would make police officers' records more accessible by the public when they use force or engage in misconduct.

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Daily Action: Save the Iran Nuke Deal from Trump's Belligerence
May
8
to May 10

Daily Action: Save the Iran Nuke Deal from Trump's Belligerence

If Trump abandons the Iran nuclear deal, Tehran has said it will resume its progress toward a nuclear weapon -- and our allies who helped broker the agreement have made clear that they will not participate in a resumption of sanctions. If the nuclear deal is to survive, it is incumbent upon Congress to take the power to destroy it out of Trump's hands.

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Daily Action: Torturers Should Get Jail Time, Not Promotions
May
2
to May 4

Daily Action: Torturers Should Get Jail Time, Not Promotions

Sen. Dianne Feinstein is a longtime critic of the use of torture, but she has not ruled out voting to confirm Trump's choice of Gina Haspel as director of the CIA -- even though Haspel ran a secret “black site” CIA prison in Thailand, then tried to cover it up. "Everything I know is she has been a good deputy director," Feinstein said last week. Let's remind her that torture is un-American, and Haspel is unsuited for this promotion! 

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Daily Action: Remove SNAP Work Requirements from Farm Bill
Apr
23
to Apr 25

Daily Action: Remove SNAP Work Requirements from Farm Bill

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) helps over 40 million low-income Americans purchase food -- most of them children, seniors, and adults with disabilities. Now Republicans want to attach work requirements and job training to SNAP eligibility, following a Wisconsin model that has left tens of thousands with no food security. Let’s tell our MoCs to reject the Farm Bill if it includes these restrictions!

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Daily Action: Protect the California Values Act in Thousand Oaks
Apr
19
to Apr 23

Daily Action: Protect the California Values Act in Thousand Oaks

In recent weeks Trump supporters and immigration opponents have made the rounds at local-government meetings, seeking (and obtaining, more than a dozen times so far) resolutions to undermine the California Values Act (SB 54). Now they're targeting the Thousand Oaks City Council, and we must fight back. Send a letter to the editor of the Acorn or Star; participate in public comments during the April 24 city council meeting, and stand up for our immigrant neighbors!

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Daily Action: Scott Pruitt Must Go
Apr
17
to Apr 18

Daily Action: Scott Pruitt Must Go

EPA administrator Scott Pruitt clearly was hired to destroy the agency he's running. To make matters worse, he is awash in scandal, and his abuse of his position is well documented -- culminating in the GAO's determination on Monday that he broke federal spending laws. Even the Trump administration must be expected to maintain at least a modicum of propriety. Scott Pruit must go!

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Daily Action: Demand Congressional Authorization Before Trump Strikes Syria Again
Apr
16
to Apr 17

Daily Action: Demand Congressional Authorization Before Trump Strikes Syria Again

Assad's chemical attacks on his own citizens are unforgiveable -- but Trump's airstrikes last Friday came without congressional authorization, without legal justification, and with no apparent strategy for what happens next. Congress, and not the President, holds the authority to determine if and when the United States goes to war. Let's insist upon a congressional authorization vote before the Trump administration launches any more airstrikes or military incursions.

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