It’s been an urgent, and exciting, season of activism for Indivisible: Conejo — and it continues this weekend with our Accountability Coffee with Assemblymember Jacqui Irwin. This winter we’ve introduced the new Indivisible On Offense and Indivisible States guides; co-sponsored A Forum on Gun Violence and organized responses to Westboro Baptist Church’s hate; lobbied elected officials during office visits and council meetings … and so much more!
Now that Gov. Brown has added law enforcement-friendly amendments to the bill limiting state agencies’ cooperation with President Trump’s radical immigration policies, it is time for Assemblymember Jacqui Irwin to loosen her ties to Sheriff Geoff Dean, get off the fence, and join the mainstream of Californians supporting the California Values Act.
Healthcare has brought a heatwave in our political climate, as well as here at home in the Conejo Valley. Our activists joined protests in Simi Valley aimed at keeping the heat on Rep. Steve Knight for his Wealthcare vote; and #RiseUp4Healthcare is trending, with our activists' healthcare stories picked up in the Twitter feeds of Senator Kamala Harris and Rep. Julia Brownley. And that's just healthcare...read on for the other fronts on which Indivisible: Conejo has taken action this week.
National, state, and local issues - this week had it all. Indivisible: Conejo activists kept their eye both on the national healthcare bill and California's proposed SB54 "The California Values Act" and SB562 "The Healthy California Act", which deal with local law enforcement's role in Federal immigration, and single-payer healthcare, respectively. But issues much closer to home required the group's prompt and energetic attention as a religious faction's power play on the Conejo Valley School Board resulted in censoring books in the high school curriculum. Read on for the details...