Why is the Affordable Care Act  (a.k.a. “Obamacare”) so important for U.S. health?

Healthcare Before the ACA

  • Prior to the ACA, 42 million people (15.7% of the population) were uninsured in the United States
  • Many of the uninsured were people who worked full-time or their dependents (e.g. their children). Poor working families were the most likely to be uninsured.

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1.28.17 – Large Crowd Attends Indivisible Santa Barbara’s First Public Meeting in Santa Barbara

On January 28, 2017  our local chapter of Indivisible held its first chapter meeting at the Santa Barbara Unitarian Society. As you know, Indivisible is a nationwide movement of over 4,500 chapters that are using localized political tactics to work against the passage of potentially harmful legislation proposed by the new administration. Continue reading “1.28.17 – Large Crowd Attends Indivisible Santa Barbara’s First Public Meeting in Santa Barbara”

1.24.17 – Indivisible Santa Barbara Joins #ResistTrumpTuesday Effort

On Tuesday Jan 24, 2017, seven members of Indivisible Santa Barbara went to Los Angeles to participate in the first #ResistTrumpTuesday event. IndivisibleMoveOn, and Working Families are working together at the national level to identify weekly actions, and educate progressives to use local advocacy to influence their local representatives. This week’s “call to action” was for local groups across America to visit their senators’ offices to demand that they reject Trump’s unqualified, corrupt Cabinet nominees. Continue reading “1.24.17 – Indivisible Santa Barbara Joins #ResistTrumpTuesday Effort”

1.21.17 – Women’s March in Santa Barbara & Los Angeles

The official website for the Women’s March in Los Angeles, taking place January 21, 2017, is here: https://womensmarchla.org/

The women’s march will gather at Pershing Square in downtown LA at 9:00 am and the walk will begin at 10:00 am sharp. March will go from Pershing Square to City Hall. To follow the event during the day or find rides/groups to go with try the twitter account or facebook event page.

Twitter: https://twitter.com/womensmarchla

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1211228062281167/

Take the train from Santa Barbara: take Amtrak to Union Station in downtown Los Angeles. Take the Metro Red Line 2 stops, to Pershing Square. Metro Schedule: https://www.metro.net/riding/maps/red-line/


*A new WOMEN’S MARCH IN SANTA BARBARA has been organized for Jan 21 at noon in De La Guerra Plaza. Info here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1233827506705808/

Rallies in Santa Barbara

Inauguration Week Rally


The Women’s March in Santa Barbara has grown! The march will begin with a rally in De La Guerra Plaza at noon, Saturday, Jan 21. The rally will include speakers from Planned Parenthood and city officials. The march begins at 1:00 and will head down State Street to Guitierrez, cross the street, then head back up the other side of State. The march will conclude back at De La Guerra Plaza. For those with mobility issues, there will be some chairs for the rally, or bring chairs. Come rain or shine!

Jan 19 GHOSTLIGHT PROJECT 5:20 – 5:40 PM at Lobero Theater, 33 E Canon Perdido St. Pledge with theater companies nation-wide at 5:30 PM in your time zone, to be a light in “dark times ahead” and to practice inclusion.  https://www.facebook.com/events/186840461790405/  https://theghostlightproject.com/

Jan 20 MOVE ON’S MEDIA BOYCOTT of the INAUGURATION: Turn off all TVs, phones, computers and don’t forget to pause your DVRs, any recorded news programs will count as ratings. http://pac.petitions.moveon.org/sign/ignore-the-inauguration

Jan 20 UN-INAUGURATE on TWITTER: un-follow @realdonaldtrump @POTUS and @WhiteHouse

Jan 21 WOMEN’S MARCH – SANTA BARBARA: 12:00 De La Guerra Plaza, march begins at 1:00. https://www.facebook.com/events/1233827506705808/