Tell our Senators: Keep ICE’s hands out of the cookie jar

UPDATED September 5, 2019 Under the US Constitution and federal law, it’s the responsibility of Congress and the President to create a federal budget and spending bills. The process is complex, but one thing is clear: federal agencies shouldn’t be able to decide, on their own, how federal funds get spent, or to take money … Continue reading Tell our Senators: Keep ICE’s hands out of the cookie jar

Call in day: Voting Rights for People on Parole

Deadline: On Monday, August 19, 2019, make a call to make California a more democratic place - California is one of a rapidly shrinking number of states that doesn't allow people on parole to vote. Believe it or not, it's actually in the state Constitution. Now ACA 6, the "Free the Vote Act," would amend the California Constitution … Continue reading Call in day: Voting Rights for People on Parole

Counter White Supremacists’ Terrorism

Even FBI agents are finally saying it: domestic terrorism poses “a threat to the American people and our democracy.” It isn’t news that there has for years been a “resurgence in radicalization and recruitment” in right-wing extremism. It also isn’t news that this cancer has metastasized wildly since the election of the Current Occupant of … Continue reading Counter White Supremacists’ Terrorism

Bring Back the Senate for Gun Control

What a shame Congress can’t do anything to stop this country’s epidemic of mass shootings and deaths by white supremacist gun violence. Except, oh wait, they can. And they have. Or rather, they would. Except Mitch McConnell won’t let them. The House of Representatives passed two gun control bills in February 2019: H.R. 8, the Bipartisan … Continue reading Bring Back the Senate for Gun Control

How to Support Asylum Seekers – Locally

We’ve heard much about the pressing needs of asylum seekers in places where they cross the border into the U.S. But there are less known needs that exist elsewhere - including in our own communities. Indivisible East Bay recently heard from Theresa Gonzales, Executive Director of Centro Legal de la Raza, and Carolina Martin Ramos, … Continue reading How to Support Asylum Seekers – Locally

and furthermore … Debates, round two

Deadline: through July 31, and after - Ah, those good old innocent days of the first Democratic Presidential debates, before part of our country was telling another part to go back where they came from. But seriously folks, a few things have changed since the first set of debates, so we've updated our Primary Primer … Continue reading and furthermore … Debates, round two

The administration is causing the border crisis

This article was edited on July 17 to reflect updates since its original publication. The administration is right about there being an immigration crisis, but it isn’t for the reasons they’re telling us: It’s because THEY created it. And they’re making it worse by quietly instituting new administrative policies that will make conditions worse for … Continue reading The administration is causing the border crisis

Speak out CA: we are a sanctuary

Deadline: NOW and ongoing - On the eve of launching his re-election campaign, the Threatener-In-Chief announced that the administration would “begin the process of removing the millions of illegal aliens who have illicitly found their way into the United States. They will be removed as fast as they come in.” Leave aside for a moment … Continue reading Speak out CA: we are a sanctuary