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Feb, 2016

Act Monday to support the Farmworker’s Bill of Rights!

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Please see message below from CAUSE and take some time on Monday the 29th to reach out to our County Supervisors and urge them to put the Farm Worker’s Bill of Rights on their agenda by Cesar Chavez Day.  This will be a massive effort from folks throughout the county letting our supervisors know that we care about Farm Workers and their basic human rights.  Please forward this call to your friends, families, organizations, and networks!!  We will be discussing more about how we as SURJ Ventura County can continue […]

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MICOP Job Opening

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MICOP (Mixteco/Indigena Community Organizing Project) is looking for an associate director! Please spread the word! Details here.

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Festivals page!

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I’m excited to announce the addition of a Festivals page to the VCPJN website! As far as I know, it’s the most comprehensive listing of Ventura County festivals, fairs, and celebrations on the web. Hope you enjoy! In other news, a lot is going on around the county to support Bernie Sanders’ campaign for presidency. He’s far from ideal, but hands-down the best candidate in a main-stream party that I can remember. If nothing else, I hope everyone takes a little time out of their day to vote for him […]

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Two events TODAY (12/12/15)!

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The Calendar is up and running again, and will be fully updated soon. Two events, both TODAY (sorry for the late notice) I wanted to note: Rally for climate action, and to oppose the building of another power plant on the Oxnard coast! Here’s the details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1622062994724471/ A documentary called “Concerning Violence” Details here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1655299311415878/. “Narrated by Lauryn Hill, Concerning Violence is a powerful feature documentary covering neo-colonialism, imperialism, and the 1966-1987 liberation struggles in Africa.” Happy Holidays!

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Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ) Meeting – Tues 10/27

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Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ) to Have First Meeting in Ventura County (Ventura, CA) – On Tuesday, October 27th, local community members will be meeting to establish a Ventura County chapter of “Showing Up for Racial Justice” (SURJ). The meeting will be at 7pm in the CAUSE office at 4225 Saviers Road in Oxnard. SURJ is a national network of groups and individuals whose mission is to organize white people for racial justice. “Through community organizing, mobilizing, and education, SURJ moves white people to act as part of a multi-racial […]

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Anti-War Protest Wednesday

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#Enough! Press Release (PDF) In response to the bombing of a Doctors Without Borders (MSF) hospital in Afghanistan over the weekend, and at the request of the Afghan Peace Volunteers, we would like to invite folks to join us in front of Ventura County Medical Center (on Loma Vista Rd. in Ventura) at 3pm on Wednesday, 10/7/15. Our sign will say, “To Bomb This Site Would Be A War Crime.  The Same Is True In Afghanistan.” Feel free to bring a sign that says the same thing, or something else. Your […]

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GOP Presidential Candidates Debate Protest!

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Hi Friends – Below are important, updated details for the protest/rally coming up for the GOP Presidential Debate in Simi Valley (thanks to everyone at the Ventura County Chapter of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence for this nice summary!). If you’re interested in a sign-making gathering, feel free to swing by my place on Tuesday evening 9/15/15 any time between 6pm and 9pm. Bring your own beverages, and I’ll try to have light snacks available — Jake Donaldson, 61 W. Flint Street, (West) Ventura, CA 93001. RSVPs are […]

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Upcoming Protest at Republican Debate!

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Hi friends — The next Republican candidates’ debate will be held right here in Ventura County at the Ronald Reagan Library in Simi Valley on Wed 9/16. I think the VC chapter of the Brady Campaign for gun control as well as the VC Climate Hub will both be sending protesters, and I think it would be great to see a bunch of people there. Please spread the word!! I’m going to try to go, and will have an extra seat or two if anyone wants to carpool.

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New Calendar Look, and More Options!

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I’m happy to announce that the VCPJN calendar has a whole new look. Furthermore, it is now possible for ANYONE to add an event! I’ll continue to do my best to keep the calendar updated, but feel free to add your events! The calendar has also been updated. The VCPJN group is meeting on Wednesday evening this week — feel free to join us! On Saturday 8/1, there will be a march in Ventura to protest illegal oil wells in our County.

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ALEC Protest 7/22/15

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ALEC protest in San Diego on Wednesday, 7/22. Round-trip bus available to/from Camarillo! Details here: ALEC EVENT

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