by ISB Staff Writer JE Continue reading “Key Takeaways from ISB’s 7/2/17 BBQ Speeches”
On Monday evening, April 17, peaceful protestors greeted Trump’s Secretary of Interior, Ryan Zinke, who spoke in support of Executive Order 19, which would allow oil drilling in our national parks. He also referred to a coming Executive Order that will open offshore drilling as well. With only three day’s notice, protesters numbered over 350. About a dozen counter protesters were present, but there was no violence or verbal disrespect between the groups. The counter protesters believe oil spills are the price to be paid for “energy independence.” However, the U.S. is all but 5% energy independent now; Trump’s stated goal is “energy dominance”. Oil sourced locally will be sold on the global market to profit oil billionaires.
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April 15, 2017 – A crowd of approximately 400 local residents met at the U.S. Bankruptcy Court at the corner of State and Sola Streets on Saturday morning to protest President Trump’s refusal to release his tax returns. The protestors held a short rally from 12:00-12:30 outside the Bankruptcy Court before marching along the State Street sidewalk to De La Guerra Plaza for a larger rally. Local residents, politicians, and non-profit organizers all spoke to the crowd holding clever and critical signs of Trump. Protesters heard speeches by local march organizer Sean Tucker, Maricela Morales (Executive Director of CAUSE – Central Coast Alliance United for a Sustainable Economy), and City of Santa Barbara Councilmember Cathy Murillo.
Santa Barbara County Action Network (SBCAN) is a countywide grassroots organization that works to promote social and economic justice, to preserve our environmental and agricultural resources, and to create sustainable communities. On Sunday, March 12, Congressman Salud Carbajal and leaders of several key local environmental and social justice organizations met to share ideas on how to work most effectively together to advance their causes while resisting the agenda of the new presidential administration.
Monday, April 17, 6-8:00pm, Corwin Pavilion, UCSB
Contributed by Indivisible SB Staff Writer
Congressman Salud Carbajal held a Town Hall meeting at UCSB designed to focus on three issues of great concern to students – the environment, the cost of higher education, and immigration – but the questions and discussion naturally veered from these topics into several other areas. The event was organized by the UCSB Environmental Affairs Board, a division of Associated Students, and moderated by EAB Co-Chair Rena Lahn. Continue reading “4.17.17 – Town Hall Meeting at UCSB: Environmental Issues, Higher Education, and Immigration”
On Gloria Steinem, Thursday Night, March 02, 2017
Contributed by M. R.
Speaking to a capacity crowd of over 2,000 at the Arlington Theater on Thursday evening, Gloria Steinem directly addressed her own and her audience’s worries about the condition of American politics after the election of Donald Trump. Continue reading “3.2.17 – Gloria Steinem Speaks at Arlington Theatre”
On E.J. Dionne, Tuesday Night, February 28, 2017
Contributed by R.C.
Almost all of the 600 seats of the Lobero Theatre were filled Tuesday night for the free event to hear E.J. Dionne. Continue reading “2.28.17 – E. J. Dionne: Make America Compassionate Again”
February 20, 2017 – An estimated 300 people attended Monday night’s open ISB meeting to review proposed organizational planning and recruit volunteers. We now have a local membership of over 2,000!
February 21, 2017 – Supporters of Planned Parenthood and Indivisible volunteers “slogged across the wet and slippery turf of the courthouse sunken gardens” Tuesday afternoon to voice our opposition to the Trump administration’s vow to cut funding for Planned Parenthood:
February 22, 2017 – Concerned citizens and Indivisible volunteers “jammed into a town hall meeting with hundreds of others” on Wednesday night to support Representative Salud Carbajal’s efforts to resist President Donald Trump’s immigration crackdown and his plan to dismantle the ACA.