Supreme Court wrecks Roe – a brief backgrounder

By Ann G. Daniels and Heidi Rand  July 28, 2022: NOTE: AN EARLIER VERSION OF THIS ARTICLE WAS PREVIOUSLY PART OF OUR ARTICLE "NO MORE ROE V. WADE, HOW TO KEEP FROM DROWNING, WHICH INCLUDED BOTH ACTION ITEMS AND AN ANALYSIS OF THE SUPREME COURT DOBBS DECISION OVERTURNING ROE V. WADE. WE MOVED THE DISCUSSION … Continue reading Supreme Court wrecks Roe – a brief backgrounder

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

By Ann G. Daniels and Heidi Rand  August 10, 2022:  NOTE: THIS ARTICLE NOW FOCUSES ON ACTION ITEMS. OUR ANALYSIS OF THE SUPREME COURT'S DECISION OVERTURNING ROE V. WADE CAN NOW BE FOUND IN EXPANDED FORM IN A SEPARATE ARTICLE: SUPREME COURT WRECKS ROE, A BRIEF BACKGROUNDER.  WE UPDATE THIS ARTICLE REGULARLY WITH NEW INFO … 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

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

California For All: StateStrong Advocacy

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

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)

Dude, Where’s My District? Redistricting in California

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

For the People, FFS

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

Keep Rooftop Solar Going: Stop AB-1139

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