Deadline: September 23 - On July 24, 2019, the administration announced plans to disqualify three million Americans from the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP, informally known as food stamps) by taking away states' ability to expand eligibility rules beyond Federal limits. SNAP is a crucial form of anti-poverty assistance here in California. The proposed rule … Continue reading Oh SNAP – yes, again
Action deadline: Comments on Proposed Resource Management Plan and Final EIS due June 9, 2019 - This administration has a track record of sacrificing priceless public lands for the benefit of private oil and gas extraction, as shown by their efforts around the country and in California. They’re at it again — and this time, … Continue reading No Drilling on Mt. Diablo
Deadline: Now through June (at least) - Earlier this week, the House Appropriations Committee passed an amendment to the defense spending bill, proposed by Representative Barbara Lee, that would repeal the 2001 Authorization for Military Force (AUMF). The AUMF, first passed in 2001, gave the President the power to use military force without prior Congressional approval, … Continue reading A light at the end of the tunnel of endless war
You may have heard since our last post on the Green New Deal that we now have a pair of resolutions in the House and the Senate "Recognizing the Duty of the Federal Government to enact a Green New Deal"! To keep the Green New Deal on our policy agenda, call your representatives and urge them: to vote … Continue reading Bring the Resolution (for a Green New Deal)
By Anne Spevack Like many other Indivisible East Bay members, I spent January 19, 2019 at the Women's March in Oakland. The Women's March is an inspiring and hopeful day where all kinds of people with different experiences and priorities turn out to stand - and march - in solidarity with each other. But for … Continue reading Oakland Women’s March 2019: What Did You Miss?
As Democrats are considering incorporating the Green New Deal (GND) into 2019's congressional agenda (see our previous blog post for more on this proposal), a new poll shows strong bipartisan support for the idea of transforming the economy through fighting climate change. Despite the Green New Deal's popularity, however, the House of Representative's plan for … Continue reading Keep the Pressure on for a Green New Deal