By Ann G. Daniels Deadline: sign up now for July 7 action and keep going! American elections are unique in that they last, well, forever. Except when they sneak in and you don’t pay attention to them until they’re practically over - like, for example, the campaign right here and right now to recall and … Continue reading Just Say No to the Recall
By Ann G. Daniels Deadline: June 21, 2021 - You’ve read our past actions and our earlier article about the For the People Act (S.1). Whether you’ve done anything before or not - it’s make or break time, and we need everyone to ACT NOW. Why now? Majority Leader Chuck Schumer has said he’s going … Continue reading For the People, FFS
By Ann G. Daniels Deadline: ASAP, this may come up for a vote in the Assembly as soon as late May - Who’s against increasing residential solar energy in California? Amazingly, AB 1139, which is making its way through the state legislature right now, would effectively kill the incentives for people to add new rooftop … Continue reading Keep Rooftop Solar Going: Stop AB-1139
By Ann G. Daniels Deadline: Do it now - This week, we’re asking you to contact both our California senators, with a special message for each. To Senator Padilla: Please welcome brand-new Senator Alex Padilla and tell him we want him to fight for our priorities, including democracy reform and eliminating the filibuster! Good news: … Continue reading We Have Two Senators Again – Call Them Today
By Janani Ramachandran Deadline: January 21, 2021 - Renters all over California are losing their homes under the state’s Ellis Act, when landlords evict long-term tenants - usually in rent-controlled areas, and even if they’re paying their rent on time - in order to convert these properties into condos or even Airbnb vacation rentals. Thousands … Continue reading Tell Your State Legislator – End Ellis Act Evictions!
Deadline - URGENT - Election Day Did you know that almost all neighborhood polling places in Alameda County will be closed on Election Day in favor of a few "accessible polling locations" not restricted by neighborhood residency? Did you know that there will be no signs at the closed locations telling voters where to go? … Continue reading Do YOU Know Where to Vote in Alameda County?
By Ann G. Daniels Deadline: NOW - Lest we forget, we aren't just saying the names of Black lives who matter far away. This Juneteenth - and after - demand justice for Black lives that matter close to home. In the East Bay: Law enforcement in our local counties, cities, and governmental agencies affect Black … Continue reading Celebrate Juneteenth with Action
By Ann G. Daniels Deadline: NOW - Day Eleventy-nine, bailout double overtime, and Congress still hasn't gotten it right. (Yes, we blame Shake Shack & Ruth's Chris getting small biz $$ on Congress - ever hear of oversight?) Indivisible National's website has a "People's Bailout for Coronavirus" campaign with lots of info and simple ways to … Continue reading Bailout for the People
By Ann G. Daniels and Marcello Lanfranchi Deadline: ASAP - It’s less than a week into the small business program that Congress enacted as part of the latest COVID-19 relief package, and it’s already clear that the plan was massively inadequate. Banks are overwhelmed with small business loan applications. Just three days in Wells Fargo … Continue reading Tell Congress, save small businesses
By Ann G. Daniels To vote, or not to vote? To vote, of course (check your registration)! How and when to vote safely during the pandemic? Since California moved our primary to Super Tuesday, we don’t have to deal with this, but other states are grappling with hard questions around their upcoming primary elections. How … Continue reading Safe Elections in the time of COVID