Summer Bash Brings Electeds, Candidates
Together with Indivisible Activists
Indivisible: Conejo's Summer Bash on June 30 was the capstone to a glorious day of advocacy that began with our Families Belong Together protest in Westlake Village (see below for details). Over 100 activists participated, along with student leaders from this spring's #NeverAgainSoCal school walkouts and a panoply of local and statewide elected officials and candidates. Speakers included Rep. Julia Brownley, state Sen. Henry Stern, U.S. Senate candidate Kevin de León, Thousand Oaks City Councilwoman Claudia Bill-de la Peña and state assembly candidate Christy Smith. We celebrated our recent focus on immigrants' rights with catered street tacos and margaritas. A splendid time was had by all!
Hundreds in Conejo Valley Join Millions
Nationwide, Insisting That
Immigrant Families Belong Together
The power and popularity of the Resistance to Donald Trump shone once again on Saturday, June 30, as millions of protesters gathered in communities nationwide to demand an end to the administration's separation of families at our southern border. Here in Ventura County, the protest in Westlake Village hosted by Indivisible: Conejo attracted well over 600 advocates for immigrants' rights -- far outpacing the attendance at any local protest during the Trump era, or indeed in memory.
Congresswoman Julia Brownley rightly portrayed the fight against Trump's policies as "a battle for the soul of our nation." That passion was evident throughout the crowd, which included protesters from across Ventura County, Malibu and the San Fernando Valley, and beyond. Many of them were new to Indivisible, and new to the Resistance in general; we hope they will continue this fight, not only at public protests but in communication with their elected officials and in joining the canvassing, phone banking and other efforts required to flip Congress this November!