As we reach a more and more dangerous time for American democracy — in Washington and in the red states — Indivisible: Conejo continues its activism at every level of government. Our #StopTheBans protest was a huge success … and now we’re readying another streetcorner action on impeachment for 6/15. As we monitor the church/state indiscretions of Thousand Oaks Mayor Rob McCoy, we’re preparing for the first Democratic Presidential Debates on 6/26 & 27. We’re also getting excited about Conejo Valley Pride 2019!
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!
Like the rest of our community, Indivisible: Conejo activists are still recovering from the tragedies of November. Even as we focus on the policy challenges raised by the Borderline shooting and Woolsey Fire, we’re looking back on our midterm-election victories and preparing to go on offense with our legislators in 2019-20. Look inside this newsletter for details of our upcoming Town Hall on Gun Violence, our Holiday Potluck, and our January General Meeting!
June 5 will be a defining day for the city of Thousand Oaks. Will the City Council end our recent battle over SB 54 by turning away the anti-immigrant horde, or will its vote mark T.O. as a bigoted backwater? Will our community respond to the CVUSD board extremists’ latest misbehavior by calling out their censorship and their dysfunctional governance? Will the California primaries launch Democrats toward a House majority?
Our Town Hall with Rep. Ted Lieu brought the congressman together with Conejo Valley students and activists to talk about preventing gun violence, Trump and the 2018 elections, and other issues. Dramatic developments at the T.O. City Council and CVUSD board once again require our activism — and the campaign season’s canvassing schedule is heating up!