Last September, Contra Costa County’s Board of Supervisors appointed retired Superior Court Judge Diana Becton as interim district attorney. The position became open after a scandal forced the resignation of then DA Mark Petersen. The state charged Peterson “with 13 felonies connected to his admitted use of his campaign fund as if it were a personal … Continue reading Vote Becton for Contra Costa District Attorney June 5
Indivisible East Bay and the IEB CA-11 Team are urging voters to write in “No Confidence” in the June 5, 2018 primary race for Contra Costa County Sheriff. We join the “no confidence” movement against the incumbent, Sheriff David Livingston, who is running unopposed because progressive organizations were unable to locate someone qualified to run against … Continue reading Vote ‘No Confidence’ to Oppose Contra Costa Sheriff Livingston
By Champagne Brown and Judith Tannenbaum Although the filing period to elect the Contra Costa Sheriff hasn’t even opened yet, some local Democratic representatives have already endorsed incumbent Sheriff David Livingston in his re-election bid. This is the Sheriff who: has a contract with ICE to hold immigrant detainees at the West County Detention Facility … Continue reading Who’s Endorsing Contra Costa Sheriff Livingston? And Why?
Contra Costans – give your input to the Board of Supervisors to select an interim District Attorney.
We’ve heard much about the pressing needs of asylum seekers in places where they cross the border into the U.S. But there are less known needs that exist elsewhere – including in our own communities. Indivisible East Bay recently heard from Theresa Gonzales, Executive Director of Centro Legal de la Raza, and Carolina Martin Ramos, … Continue reading How to Support Asylum Seekers – Locally
By Ted Lam Do you live in California’s 11th Congressional District? Then you should know about Indivisible East Bay’s CA-11 Team! We meet every third Wednesday at the El Cerrito Rialto Theater from 7 to 8:30 PM, and our unofficial team motto is “We get Sh*t Done!” Over the past two years, our team has developed … Continue reading CA-11 Team gets it done!
By Ted Lam Indivisible East Bay CA-11 team co-leads Kristen and Ted, and IEB member Tom, met with Congressperson Mark DeSaulnier and his D.C. Chief of Staff Betsy Marr before his Congressional Update Town Hall in Richmond on October 23. We updated DeSaulnier on CA-11 team members’ recent work helping elect Contra Costa County District Attorney … Continue reading Rep. DeSaulnier’s Congressional Update Town Hall
See our current Calls to Action to get involved! This page archives all posted actions. Week of November 4, 2019 Action #1: Election Security Day of Action & John Oliver! Deadline: 11/13 Day of Action – No, not clickbait — really, John Oliver! Maybe you haven’t read our earlier amazing but wonky articles on why election security is … Continue reading Archived Calls & Emails for the Week
It may be several weeks before final results of the June 5, 2018 California primary election are reported, but here are the day-after results in local races that Indivisible East Bay supported or endorsed. Contra Costa County District Attorney: Indivisible East Bay and the IEB CA-11 team endorsed interim DA Diana Becton. With the in-person votes counted, … Continue reading Update on IEB endorsements
California’s June 5 Primary Election is fast approaching, with plenty of important races and initiatives on the ballot. Use your precious right to vote! Early voting has started in Alameda and Contra Costa counties. You can vote early in person, or by filling out a ballot and dropping it off at a designated site. Here’s … Continue reading June 5 Primary – Vote Now, Vote Then, Just Vote!