Low Cost Tickets Available for Bus to Rise for Climate March in San Francisco


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Sponsored by: Sierra Club, Ventura Climate Hub, 350 Santa Barbara, CAUSE & allies

JUMP ON THE BUS on Saturday, September 8th, with a dynamic group of activists to march in SF and push government leaders to deal with global warming. Share this once-in-a-lifetime adventure with potentially 50,000 people. Experience the camaraderie of a mass of humanity who shares your goal of a thrivable and resilient planet. Take part in street art, music, chants and merriment. Buy your ticket here today.

350 VC Climate Hub has just put a $5 Low/No Income ticket to San Francisco at the Eventbrite Charter Bus ticket sales page for the Rise for Climate March on Saturday, September 8.

They have reserved a late model relatively low emissions Roadrunner Charter Bus out of Camarillo that will stop at the Unitarian-Universalist Church of Ventura at 11:30 pm next Friday, September 7, then pick up riders in Santa Barbara and Isla Vista and head north for an early morning drop-off at the Embarcadero in San Francisco.

Experienced march organizers (who did this in NYC and DC) plan a smooth pick-up. You will know where to show up at the time specified by your bus captain Amber Bassett (sometime between 3 and 5 pm) for the ride back home. You’ll get back to the UU Church around midnight. Your car is safe in the back parking lot for the day.

Pack your food and drink, including items you can leave on the bus–a pillow or two, blanket, hoodie, warm socks, maybe earplugs if you need to withdraw from the vibrant, soul-filled conversation of other riders. Pack whatever helps make the ride home more comfortable that you can feel OK leaving with your bus driver for the day. There is plenty of room for walkers and wheelchairs and strollers.

There will San Fran food trucks at the Embarcadero bus drop-off point and at the end of the march at the Civic Center where a Resource Fair of partner organizations, campaigns, and projects will showcase the work that they do, how they educate people about climate change and just transition, and where people can get involved in art, technology and economic structures for humanity’s regeneration.

The march needs us. The moment needs us to step out and shout for climate justice and a fair transition to a safe world.

Thousands have been learning songs from The Peace Poets up and down the coast during the past three weeks. Be with them singing.  The people gonna rise like the water, We’re gonna calm this crisis down. I hear the voice of my great grand-daughter singing ‘Keep It In the Ground’.

Sliding scale charter bus tickets now as low as $5 as well as $20, $50, $85 and $100 in order to fill all 55 seats on the bus. Tickets are available on Eventbrite at RISE FOR CLIMATE MARCH SAN FRANCISCO: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/rise-for-climate-march-san-francisco-tickets-48614002791

Be a climate rider on the bus leaving from Ventura, Santa Barbara or Isla Vista!


Ventura County stands up for kids and families


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—FROM INDIVISIBLE VENTURA: Ventura County residents rallied demanding reunification of the more than 2,300 children that were separated from their parents since May 5 (when the current administration’s “zero tolerance” policy towards migrants went into effect). PHOTOS CLICK HERE

Here is their updated list of ways you can help the kids. We MUST keep the pressure on!

Sat. Aug 25: 3-9 pm – RISE for Climate 
Arts Workshop and Concert


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Help create signs, banners, street mural, learn songs & chants with The Peace Poets for the Rise for Climate Jobs and Justice March in San Francisco on Sat Sept 8.

What: Arts workshop with David Solnit & performance by The Peace Poets
When: Saturday, August 25, 3 – 7 pm Art making,  7-9  PM Peace Poets
Where: The Bugfarm in The Oilfield, 108 Orchard Dr, Ventura, CA 93001

Call for Volunteers by email to vcclimatehub@gmail.com:
• 1:30-4:30 for set up & greeting
• 3-7 set up and manage potluck/donated refreshments and supper
• 3-6 for bicycle valet (it’s on the Ventura Bike Trail just north of Shell Rd)
• 4-9 help get trash, recycling and compostables in the right bins
• 3-5:30 help David teach banner and sign-making
• 4:30-6:30 train with David Solnit and Amber Bassett to produce a 40 foot diameter street mural on streets of San Francisco on morning of Sept 8
• 9-10 clean-up

People of all ages and backgrounds are invited to attend a free workshop led by arts organizer David Solnit. It should be a fun event! We will be screen printing, painting flags and banners, and planning a street mural for the Sept 8th CA Rise for Climate march. Refreshments will be provided.

For those who are unsure of how to prepare for a large protest, David Solnit’s “artivism” workshop is a place to learn. David believes that everyone is capable of creating art and that it important for people to use their creativity in support of a greener world. Traveling to cities throughout the state, he is helping communities hit by the effects of climate change tell their stories.

At 7pm The Peace Poets, the foremost grassroots movement song group with roots in the immigrant rights movement, will share and teach their mix of singing, hip hop, and spoken word for positive social change.

Please RSVP for the arts workshop and share with your friends on Facebook!

Email your RSVP to vcclimatehub@gmail.com if you don’t do FACEBOOK. Your RSVP helps us have enough supplies for the art making and chairs for the concert!
If you know people who live in the Santa Barbara area, there will also be a 350 Santa Barbara RISE for Climate Art Build & Peace Poets , Sunday, August 26.
~ The 350 VC Coordinating Team

Protect CA Fire and Mudslide Victims from being re-victimized


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FROM — https://indivisibleventura.org

Protect CA Fire and Mudslide Victims from being re-victimized by those that caused these tragedies! URGENT! (More info)

California investor-owned utilities, including Southern California Edison, are working at the State Capitol to change California’s liability laws to shield themselves from financial liability if they are found responsible for the devastating recent fires in the State, including the Thomas Fire and the mudslides it caused.

Their proposed legislation,  AB 33, has already passed the CA Assembly and is heading into its final state Senate votes.

Sample details to use on call: I’m calling from [zip code] and I’m a survivor of the______/concerned neighbor, and we want state Senator [___] to vote against AB 33.

MORE script if you want it: If a utility, either public or privately owned, causes a wildfire that destroys people’s homes and lives, it should be held responsible under the law – just like everyone else. We respectfully request that you please vote against any legislation which would shield investor-owned utilities from liability for tragedies like the Thomas Fire and the following mud flows or the North Bay Fires.

Additional script ideas: Add your own personal story here. Or that of a friend. Share the story of your loss – how the fire and debris flow has impacted your life and help them understand how unjust it would be for survivors and their communities rather than SCE to be held responsible.

Ventura County Recovers
Carpenteria-Summerland Fire sues SoCal Edison for Thomas Fire damages


No New Tar Sands on the Oxnard Plain


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CFROG Photo: Current cyclic steam project at site where operator wants to add 79 new tar sands wells, with plans of up to 200.

Come learn about this pending oil and gas project, and what you can do to help prevent 79 new oil and gas wells from being drilled to extract the dirtiest type of fossil fuel – Tar Sands. 

Ventura County is processing this application right now. Come to this community meeting to learn more.

This meeting is at the end of the Monthly meeting of the Camarillo Democrats meeting but all members of the public are invited and encouraged to attend. Our presentation will begin after Santa Barbara County Supervisor Das Willams’ presentation.

Questions? email: ed@CFROG.org or call 805-727-1393
More information: https://www.cfrog.org/calendar

When: Thursday, June 07, 2018 at 07:30 PM

Location: Orchid Building (UFCW Hall) at 816 Camarillo Springs Road, located right off the 101 Freeway at the foot of the Conejo Grade.