Humanists Resist Trump Agenda

Like others, many humanists resist the Trump agenda and are concerned where the US is heading. We care deeply about what’s happening to democracy, human rights, social justice, equality, sustainability, and other issues in our community, country, and world.

“The responsibility for our lives and the kind of world in which we live is ours and ours alone.” ― American Humanist Association

HCoVC members and friends have marched in protest, mailed letters to Congress, and joined local activist groups. More than ever now, we’ve been asking ourselves, “what we can do individually and as a community to make a difference in our community and world?”.

One way to make a difference is to join local action groups such as Indivisible or #Resist, and join HCoVC online and in-person. Joining is free.

Below is information about Indivisible and #Resist movements.

Indivisible Guide

The Indivisible Guide started “as a poorly formatted, typo-filled Google Doc”. It was written by former congressional staffers to reveal best practices for making Congress listen. It became unexpectedly popular and has been downloaded over a million times.

It expanded to become a website (https://www.indivisibleguide.com/) that provides an easy way to find local independent groups that “agree to resist Trump’s agenda, focus on local, defensive congressional advocacy, and embrace progressive values.”

Dozens of local Indivisible action groups are sprouting in Ventura County and thousands across the US. HCoVC members are joining these groups and taking action to protect free speech, fight for human rights, and to promote universal humanist values.

Indivisible: Find local action groups

Here are links to both Ventura County area Indivisible action groups and the main guide, which you can download for free. There is always a risk that the links below will change in the future, but you can start at Indivisible’s home page.

Download your free guide, “Indivisible: A Practical Guide for Resisting the Trump Agenda” from https://www.indivisibleguide.com/download-the-guide

Find local groups taking Indivisible action near you at https://www.indivisibleguide.com/local-action-groups-1/

In the Ventura County area are–

Suburban Women’s Advocacy Network
Agoura Hills, CA 91301
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1025205830922878/

Indivisible Ventura County
Camarillo, CA 93012
indivisibleventuracounty@gmail.com

Ventura county Resistance
Newbury Park, CA 91320
https://www.facebook.com/groups/360155214359921/

Indivisible Ojai CA
Ojai, CA 93023
facebook.com/groups/indivisibleojaica/
rcoopo@sbcglobal.net

SNAP Seabridge Neighborhood Association of Progressives
Oxnard, CA 93035
www.snapoxnard.org

Indivisible CA-25 Simi Valley Porter Ranch
Simi Valley, CA 93065
https://www.facebook.com/groups/238564069924358/

Democrats Abroad Spain
Ventura, CA 93004
http://www.democratsabroad.org/es

Justice for all ventura
Ventura, CA 93001
https://www.facebook.com/justiceforallventura/

Ventura County Physicians for Progress
Ventura, CA 93001
venturacpp@googlegroups.com

Julie Dahl-Nicolle
Ventura, CA 93003
jdahl-nicolle@roadrunner.com

grassrootsVentura
Ventura, CA 93003
grassrootsventura@gmail.com
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1871531506398494/

Indivisible Ventura
Ventura, CA 93003
https://www.facebook.com/indivisibleventura/

The New Democratic Power
Ventura, CA 93006
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1849283605289642/

Indivisible: Conejo
Westlake Village, CA 91361
indivisibleconejo@gmail.com
https://www.facebook.com/groups/349892482060527/

#Resist: Meetups

Another way to resist the Trump agenda is to join a local #Resist Meetup group in your area. Click the link at the end of this sentence to find local #Resist Meetups: https://www.meetup.com/pro/resist/?cta=1.

#Resist partners include:

  • Anti-Defamation League
  • Amnesty International
  • Human Rights Campaign
  • Planned Parenthood
  • Women’s March

Take action

Above we shared with you three ways you can get involved in your local community and to resist the Trump agenda. They are:

  1. Join us, the Humanist Community of Ventura County.
  2. Join Indivisible action groups.
  3. Join #Resist Meetup groups.

“The responsibility for our lives and the kind of world we live in is ours and ours alone”.

What else could we do as individuals and as a community to make a difference? Share your thoughts with us.

Scott (with thanks to Paul B for his comments and edits to this post and to Janet for her Facebook comments about the Indivisible Guide and action groups).

2 Responses

  1. Steve says:

    Thanks for the post, Scott and Paul. I’ve just joined the Thousand Oaks #Resist group.

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