By Ann G. Daniels and Heidi Rand
Deadline: NOW –
Last fall, Representative Barbara Lee (CA-13) cosponsored the Transform, Heal, and Renew by Investing in a Vibrant Economy (THRIVE) Agenda, a framework for economic renewal that addresses America’s public health disaster, racial injustice, the climate crisis, and economic inequity. In the new Administration, Senator Edward Markey and Representative Dingell have reintroduced THRIVE as Senate Resolution 43 and House Resolution 104. Rep. Lee is an original cosponsor, and Rep. DeSaulnier and Senator Padilla are also sponsors, but Sen. Feinstein and Rep. Swalwell haven’t yet signed on. Tell them we need economic recovery that addresses the many systemic crises that millions of Americans face.
Learn more about the THRIVE Agenda here.
What to say to Senator Feinstein and Rep. Swalwell (if he’s your Representative):
My name is _____, my zip code is _____, and I’m a member of Indivisible East Bay. I want ________ to cosponsor the THRIVE Act. We need an economic recovery that looks at all the problems we’re facing. That means creating millions of good, safe jobs with access to unions, and averting climate catastrophe, and investing in Black, Brown, and Indigenous communities, and more. We can’t wait, we need the THRIVE Act now.
What to say to Senator Padilla, and to Rep. Barbara Lee or Mark DeSaulnier:
My name is _____, my zip code is _____, and I’m a member of Indivisible East Bay. I want to thank ______ for cosponsoring the THRIVE Act. We need an economic recovery that looks at all the problems we’re facing. I hope ________ will persuade other Members of Congress in the East Bay and all over to fight for the THRIVE Act.
- Sen. Dianne Feinstein: (email); (415) 393-0707 • DC: (202) 224-3841
- Sen. Alex Padilla: (email); DC: (202) 224-3553
- Rep. Mark DeSaulnier (email): (510) 620-1000 DC: (202) 225-2095
- Rep. Barbara Lee (email): (510) 763-0370 DC: (202) 225-2661
- Rep. Eric Swalwell (email): (510) 370-3322 DC: (202) 225-5065
Ann G. Daniels’ checkered professional background includes practicing law, reproductive rights advocacy, creating web content for nonprofits and educational organizations, and teaching adult and family literacy. She also designs jewelry, teaches knitting, and sings second soprano.
Heidi Rand fights for progressive change with skills gained as a Ninth Circuit staff attorney and civil rights lawyer, using her words to inform and inspire others to take action. She also wields a mean camera and knitting needles, though not at the same time.