I Vote for the Sheriff! (And I also vote for the District Attorney)

By Ann G. Daniels In June 2022 there will be four under-the-radar but extremely important races, for District Attorney and Sheriff in both Alameda and Contra Costa Counties. Here are just a few reasons why these races are crucial for you to learn about, vote on, and tell your friends and neighbors about: District Attorney: … Continue reading I Vote for the Sheriff! (And I also vote for the District Attorney)

Alameda County Sheriff Forum Recap

By Amelia Cass and Rebecca Dean On Sunday, January 9th, 2022, Indivisible Livermore hosted a forum of the three candidates in the 2022 Primary Election for Alameda County Sheriff-Coroner. Indivisible East Bay, The Independent, Livermore Vine, and Pleasanton Weekly all co-sponsored the forum. If you missed it, you can watch the forum on YouTube here. … Continue reading Alameda County Sheriff Forum Recap

Vote ‘No Confidence’ to Oppose Contra Costa Sheriff Livingston

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

CoCo Sheriff Retaliates Against Advocates Helping Detainees

The Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Office, under investigation for mistreatment of ICE detainees, has retaliated against the group that helped the detainees and helped spark the investigation. On March 6, 2018, the office of Sheriff Livingston terminated the visitation program at the West County Detention Facility (WCDF) that the non-profit advocacy group Community Initiatives for Visiting Immigrants … Continue reading CoCo Sheriff Retaliates Against Advocates Helping Detainees

Who’s Endorsing Contra Costa Sheriff Livingston? And Why?

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?

No more Roe v. Wade, how to keep from drowning

By Ann G. Daniels and Heidi Rand  June 26, 2022: The Supreme Court has issued its long-dreaded decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization. (In)Justice Alito wrote the opinion, as he did the draft that Politico leaked in May, which we analyzed in our earlier article. The final decision looks very much like the … Continue reading No more Roe v. Wade, how to keep from drowning

What DA candidates say – or don’t – about gun control

By Ann Daniels  ACT NOW! It’s almost Election Day! – If you’ve already voted, thank you! Your action item for the week is to forward this article to every East Bay resident you know who hasn’t yet voted. If you haven’t voted: there’s still time, and we’re here to help. This article has two parts. … Continue reading What DA candidates say – or don’t – about gun control

What’s On The Ballot On June 7?

By Ann G. Daniels and Heidi Rand Think midterm elections are a yawn? Think again. The Big Liar-in-Chief and his cronies are plotting to elect their co-conspirators as Secretaries of State to take over the country’s election systems – basically providing “arsonists with keys to the firehouse.” Or as Steve Bannon eloquently says: “We’re taking … Continue reading What’s On The Ballot On June 7?

Roe v. Wade: the fight’s not over, the battle’s right here

By Ann G. Daniels and Heidi Rand  UPDATE: June 24, 2022: The Supreme Court has just issued its long-awaited decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization. (In)Justice Alito authored the opinion, as he did the draft leaked in May, and the final decision looks very much like the appalling leaked draft: it overturns Roe … Continue reading Roe v. Wade: the fight’s not over, the battle’s right here