Indivisible: Conejo Weekly Newsletter

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Indivisible: Conejo Activists Rally To Defend Dreamers

President Trump’s inhumane decision to rescind protections granted to young immigrants under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program spurred an outpouring of protest nationwide. Indivisible: Conejo activists came out in force for a pair of rallies this past week — last Friday night in Oxnard (above), where a number of Dreamers spoke along with Rep. Julia Brownley, and on Tuesday evening in Westlake Village (below). Indivisible: Conejo organized the latter protest, which drew 125 activists for 90 minutes of chants, marching and streetcorner advocacy. We also flooded our Members of Congress’ offices with calls urging them to support legislative fixes for Trump’s action — and we redoubled our efforts to pass SB 54 in California, to provide new protections for immigrants by making ours a “sanctuary state.”

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They've Asked for Our Help:
Join Our Emergency Phone Bank
& Postcard Party This Monday! 

 

Is it a phone bank? Is it a postcard party? It's both! The election season is heating up around the country, and Indivisible: Conejo has been asked to lend a hand! The first campaign that needs our help is for Marc Fliedner, running for Brooklyn District Attorney in New York. Marc is an amazing candidate, running on a platform of ending cash bail and mass incarceration. He's running with the support of the families of Akai Gurley and Nicholas Hayward Jr., victims of police violence. He's also the first openly gay candidate for DA. As District Attorney, he'd look for alternatives to prosecution and incarceration, especially for non-violent crimes, create a hotline for undocumented communities and others afraid to contact police to report a crime safely, create a unit to protect protesters' rights, and hold police and government officials accountable. We need progressives like him to lead the charge in high-influence areas like New York. 

Not a caller? Come write postcards in support of SB54 to Assemblywoman Jacqui Irwin or Governor Jerry Brown; their support is more important than ever now that the White House has rescinded the DACA program.  The vote will be next week - let's make sure they hear us! If you're a constituent of Congressman Steve Knight, we'll be writing postcards calling for his support of the DREAM act. This is an event for everyone! Additionally, if you haven't already participated in our SB 54 petition initiative, please download this petition file and gather signatures from your family, friends, and neighbors. Bring the completed petition to the party, and we'll pass it along to Irwin! 


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Indivisible: Conejo
September General Meeting

Sunday, September 10, 10 a.m. - noon
Lundring Event Center, CLU campus, Thousand Oaks

Featuring Special Guest Speakers

Rep. Julia Brownley
State Sen. Henry Stern


Plus a Special Panel

"All Politics is Local:
How We’ll Run, Engage & Win in 2018"

Featuring Distinguished Panelists

Ventura County Supervisor Linda Parks
Thousand Oaks Mayor Claudia Bill-de la Peña
CVUSD Trustee Betsy Connolly

Our activism makes a difference every day – but if we really want to create progressive change in our community and across this country, we must embrace the hard work required to win in 2018 and beyond! Join Indivisible: Conejo and an all-star lineup of guests who’ll discuss what it takes to run for and hold local office, and how to support candidates up and down the ballot. We’ll talk about filing papers, walking precincts, running phone banks … and, yes, raising money … all the struggles, risks and rewards of campaigning (for yourself or others) and engaging in public service. We’ll also have information on the elected positions on the ballot next year, at every level of government.

PLEASE NOTE: This is a private event, and attendance is limited to those individuals who have RSVP'd. Indivisible: Conejo reserves the right to refuse entry into and/or participation in this event for any reason, and at any time. We reserve the right to remove any person from the event at any time, at our discretion. Inappropriate, disorderly, disrespectful, harassing, dangerous, or otherwise offensive behavior will not be tolerated.


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