Libertarians uniting for party hopefuls
For those registered voters feeling alienated by the right-and left-wing choices on this year’s political menu, local members of a Libertarian online meet-up group will be holding a forum and fundraiser next week to raise funds for the campaigns of their own party candidates.
The outdoor rally forum will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 21, in Figueroa Plaza between Main and Santa Clara streets, followed by the 4 p.m. fundraising effort at Hush Restaurant, 185 Santa Clara, for Bob Barr and Wayne Allen Root, both seeking respective seats as Libertarian president and vice president.
According to a press release from the club, either a $50 minimum prepaid donation or a $75 donation at the door is requested. Donations can be made by following the link to bobbarr2008.com/donate.
For information on the Ventura Libertarian chapter, visit libertarian.meetup.com, or call Dana McLorn at 985-1028.
Starlight Cinema offers outdoor film series
The City of Ventura Cultural Affairs Division will be hosting four consecutive Saturday night film screenings in four of Ventura’s beautiful city parks.
The first screening will present the award-winning, 2007 film La Misma Luna (Under the Same Moon), projected onto a large inflatable screen. The film will be shown in Spanish with English subtitles. The premiere event begins at 6 p.m.,
Saturday, Sept. 20, at Westpark, 450 W. Harrison Ave., and will kickoff with a performance by local mariachi group Halcones del Rey.
Other films in the series include The Wizard of Oz, Hairspray and Edward Scissorhands. Each screening will be preceded by scheduled activities and special live performances. Concessions will be available, but movie-goers are encouraged to bring their own blankets, low-seated chairs and picnic dinners. No alcohol, pets, umbrellas or grilling are allowed at the events.
For more information, visit cityofventura.net/starlight, or call the City of Ventura Special Events line at 654-7749.
—Jason Ward, Human rights write-a-thon
Amnesty International members of Ventura County request the public to join in the 18th annual write-a-thon on Sept. 20, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the College United Methodist Church in Ventura. Letters will be written to political leaders across the globe in an effort to help save lives and stop torture.
Around 3,900 “Urgent Action” letters have already been sent to officials around the world to assist those who have been victimized through death threats, fear of torture, incommunicado detention or restrictions on political asylum.
To take part in this event, call Bob Gips at 643-6605 or John Ramirez at 483-7953. College United Methodist Church is located at 4300 Telegraph Road in Ventura.