January 2021

January 2021

We are kicking 2021 off with a bang. This month's newsletter outlines the many ways you can get involved.

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The DSA Ventura County Steering Committee

PS: Welcome to the 28 new members who joined us in December!

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RSVP for Upcoming Meetings

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Healthcare Justice

Working Group Meeting

7:00-8:00PM

Monday, January 18

Link to RSVP

Police Oversight

Working Group Meeting

6:30PM-7:30PM

Monday, January 25

Link to RSVP

New Member Orientation

6:00-6:25PM

Thursday, February 4

Link to RSVP

General Meeting

6:30-8:00PM

Thursday, February 4

Link to RSVP


Get Involved in Mutual Aid!


This month, weโ€™ll be clearing space and constructing garden beds as part of our joint project with Restore Ventura, an amazing local group that manages a free community orchard in Ventura.

Come by to wield a hedge trimmer, push a wheelbarrow, spread some mulch, and build class consciousness and community resilience all at the same time.

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RSVP Today!

Weekend 1: January 16, 9 AM - Noon

This weekend will be focused on clearing hedges to make space for the beds.


Weekend 2: January 23, 9 AM - Noon

This weekend will be focused on building the raised garden beds.

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Virtual Opportunities to Get Involved

Join the slack channel: #wg-mutualaid

Signup for Our Monthly Planning Meeting

Mutual Aid Working Group Meeting

6:30PM-7:30PM | Thursday, January 21 - and every 3rd Thursday of the month!

Link to RSVP

Sign up to volunteer: https://forms.gle/ufH4acmKsKN7th9n7


Help California Win Single-Payer Healthcare!


As a global pandemic rages, million are being thrown into unemployment. The cruelty of a for-profit healthcare system can no longer be tolerated. We must make a stand for a basic moral truth: healthcare is a human right!

Along with progressive organizations across the state and fellow CA DSA chapters, we are calling on Governor Newsom, to fulfill his campaign promise to fight for single-payer healthcare in California. Join us on Feb. 6th for a Day of Action. We're planning a car caravan that will start in Ventura and end in Oxnard, with special key stops along the way. Attendees will be provided with event details, ideas for decorating their cars, and an opportunity to build connections to strengthen the movement.

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RSVP Today!

Car Caravan: February 6, 12:30 - 2:30 PM

We will meet at 12:30 PM and kick off our driving route at 1:00 PM.

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Virtual Opportunities to Get Involved

Tell Gavin Newsom it's time for Single-Payer Healthcare in CA!

Please sign this petition and share it widely with your network. Weโ€™re going for 1,000,000 signatures to get Governor Newsom to live up to his campaign promise!!

Tell Julia Brownley it's time to co-sponsor Medicare for All!

Please sign this petition to let Julia Brownley know her constituents need her to co-sponsor House Resolution 1384.

Join the slack channel: #wg-healthcarejustice

Signup for Our Monthly Planning Meeting

Healthcare Justice Working Group Meeting

7:00PM-8:00PM | Monday, January 18 - and every 3rd Monday of the month!

Link to RSVP


Knowledge is Power: Join our Reading Group!


This month, we'll be diving into chapter 3 of the book In Defense of Looting: A Riotous History of Uncivil Action. We had a riveting conversation about the first two chapters, and can't wait to learn more. We hope you'll join us.

Join the slack channel: #readinggroup

Join us for our next Reading Group meeting!

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Chapter 3: All Cops Are Bastards

11:00AM-1:00PM | Saturday, January 23

Link to RSVP


Have an Idea to Build Class Consciousness in Ventura County?


If there's something you are passionate about pursuing, we'd love to know how to support you!

Email us your ideas, question, or project proposals at [email protected].