Indivisible: Conejo Midsummer Newsletter

Indivisible: Conejo's


General Meeting

Sunday, August, 19, 2-4 p.m.
Ullman Conference Center, CLU campus (Map)


RSVP TODAY!! Indivisible: Conejo's most important general meeting yet launches our activism into the fall general election campaign! We'll have a presentation detailing the Conejo Together PAC's plans for defeating Mike Dunn & John Andersen and flipping the CVUSD board. And we'll discuss what it will take to push Katie Hill (CA-25) and other progressive challengers for U.S. House seats over the top. Space will be limited, so make plans to attend this important meeting now -- you won't want to miss it!

Indivisible: Conejo Joins With

New Committee 'Conejo Together'

For CVUSD Board Campaign

Jenny Fitzgerald, Cindy Goldberg & Bill Gorback

Jenny Fitzgerald, Cindy Goldberg & Bill Gorback

During July, the campaign to replace the extremist majority on the Conejo Valley USD school board coalesced around three “good governance” candidates: attorney Jenny Fitzgerald, Conejo Schools Foundation executive director Cindy Goldberg, and retired teacher/counselor Bill Gorback. Indivisible: Conejo had played a key role in a quiet process that lasted throughout the spring, helping to winnow five announced candidates to the three who give us the best chance of defeating the far-right incumbents Mike Dunn and John Andersen (and taking the open seat being vacated by Pat Phelps). That process included an informal poll of dozens of activists who had been most active in fighting censorship and poor governance on the board, and concluded with our endorsement of Fitzgerald, Goldberg and Gorback last week.

After months of forums, meet-and-greets, conversations, fundraising efforts, and real-world demonstrations of the contenders’ acumen for solving problems within the district, we are confident that these three candidates will carry sanity and moderation to victory this fall, and restore our district's reputation for excellence in education beginning next year.

Also during July, former candidate Mary Anne Van Zuyle transformed her campaign into a Political Action Committee called Conejo Together, designed to help Fitzgerald, Goldberg and Gorback with public messaging as well as a sophisticated canvassing effort leading up to the November vote. Indivisible: Conejo activists will be key to the PAC's success, providing boots on the ground as well as word-of-mouth outreach to the community about the importance of defeating the incumbents and restoring good governance.

During Indivisible: Conejo's "ON TO VICTORY!" General Meeting on Sunday, August 19, we'll detail the ways in which each of us can contribute to this effort by engaging every possible voter in the Conejo Valley. PLEASE BRING YOUR LAPTOP/TABLET AND CELLPHONE, and make sure to join us! See the article in this newsletter for details, and RSVP.

Hot (Indivisible) Fun

in the Summertime!

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Ventura County activists participated in the nationwide "Confront Corruption / Demand Democracy" protests on July 18 at the Ventura Co. Government Center.


Indivisible: Conejo postcard maven Joyce Miller launched a series of postcard parties at Zuma Beach in Malibu that are planned to continue through the summer.


Never Again SoCal leader Bella Robakowski talks gun-violence prevention with Parkland survivor / March For Our Lives organizer David Hogg during the July 20 "Road To Change" tour stop in Los Angeles. Activists from Indivisible and other Conejo Valley organizations participated in the event.


Indivisible activists from Simi Valley, the Conejo Valley and elsewhere protested Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's appearance at the Reagan Library on July 22.


Protesters from Indivisible: Conejo and other groups across Ventura County demonstrated outside an NRA fundraiser in Camarillo on July 23.