By Ann G. Daniels and Heidi Rand Take action NOW: It landed like a grenade in the night and even for those of us who thought we were prepared, it tore a hole through everything: the Politico article with the leaked draft US Supreme Court opinion overturning Roe v. Wade. If you live in California, … Continue reading Roe v. Wade: the fight’s not over, the battle’s right here
By Ann G. Daniels and Rebecca Dean Deadline: April 20 - Sometimes it seems the news is full of horrible state legislation, like Florida’s “Don’t Say Gay” bill or the Texas law authorizing child abuse charges and penalties against parents, medical facilities, teachers and even the general public who support trans kids and their families. … Continue reading California For All: StateStrong Advocacy
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)
By Ann G. Daniels and Larry Baskett Remember the census? We know, the pandemic has lasted a million years, so that seems like another life. You probably filled out the questionnaire and forgot about it, but your answers had real-life consequences. In the words of the California Secretary of State’s “California Redistricting” web page, California … Continue reading Dude, Where’s My District? Redistricting in California
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?