by Ion Y. and Ann G. Daniels

October 22, 2019 – Our beloved friend and Indivisible East Bay member Mel Bryson lost a battle with cancer this week, much too young.

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Mel was an IEB Governance Committee member and a founder of Indivisible El Cerrito; a force, blessed with enormous intelligence, generosity, and moral direction, relentless about doing the right thing by people and battling injustices large and small. She was an inspiration and a marvelous collaborator, and she will be very sorely missed.

In this season when the days grow short, many of our cultures commemorate the dead and many of us remember those we’ve lost. Was there someone who inspired you to fight for justice? Whether they were in your family or your community – or even if you never knew them at all – you are their legacy, their DNA of honor. We carry on the fight for Mel and for all of them.

Mel was interested and active in many areas, but her special focus was on voters’ rights and ensuring we have secure and well managed elections. Here are a few of the many articles that she either wrote or was otherwise involved in working on:


Photographs of Mel Bryson by Heidi Rand; photo of IEB’s visit to Asm. Thurmond’s office by Nick Travaglini


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