CA-15 Makes Community Connections

By Ward Kanowsky, co-lead of the IEB CA-15 Team Our team has been busy connecting with folks in CA-15. Recently, I attended the general membership meeting of Livermore Indivisible, held at the Livermore Public Library. Their organization is structured by focus groups (health care, education, environment, etc.) and each group has a report out--about 20 … Continue reading CA-15 Makes Community Connections

Rep Mark DeSaulnier Town Hall, October 2017

Representative Mark DeSaulnier held his 50th Town Hall on October 16, 2017. The meeting, held in Walnut Creek before a standing room-only crowd, was also live-streamed on DeSaulnier's Facebook page. California's District 11 representative was his typical self: a policy wonk, solid on his facts and figures, willing to work with the audience without backing away … Continue reading Rep Mark DeSaulnier Town Hall, October 2017

IEB Text Banks with Rapid Resist

In the first week of October, IEB members held a text bank at Drake's Dealership in Oakland and enjoyed pizza, beer, and each other's company! We teamed up with Oakland-based Rapid Resist, the "immune system for the resistance," to text voters in Oceanside, CA, and Tuscon, AZ, asking them to call on their members of … Continue reading IEB Text Banks with Rapid Resist

Two State Directors in Two Days

It was quite a week at the beginning of October 2017 - we met back to back with the state directors for Senators Dianne Feinstein and Kamala Harris. We didn’t plan on having our first meeting with Sen. Harris’ state director, Julie Rodriguez, the evening before our umpteenth meeting with Sen. Feinstein’s state director, Sean … Continue reading Two State Directors in Two Days

Gun Bills in the Spotlight

After the deadly events that played out in Las Vegas, two controversial pro-gun bills moving through the House this fall are in the spotlight. The first is the SHARE Act (Sportsmen Heritage and Recreational Enhancement Act). Backed by the NRA, the 144 page bill covers a lot of ground. Aiming to open current restrictions on … Continue reading Gun Bills in the Spotlight

Visit With Eric Swalwell’s District Director

On September 27, IEB's CA-15 Team had the opportunity to meet with Tim Sbranti, Deputy Chief of Staff and District Director for Congressmember Eric Swalwell. This was our first meeting with a member of Swalwell's staff; here’s what we talked about and the main takeaways from the discussion: IEB's objectives: to stop Trump’s agenda (a … Continue reading Visit With Eric Swalwell’s District Director

My Dream Was to Go Straight to University – Part 2

Last week we published the first part of an Indivisible East Bay member's interview with Lara, a DACA recipient. Our last question was whether her parents felt they made the right decision in moving to the United States. Lara ended her response with: "When DACA passed and I was able to go back to school, … Continue reading My Dream Was to Go Straight to University – Part 2

Tell the governor: Sign AB 10, put menstrual products in schools

AB 10, which would provide period products to low-income schools, is on Governor Brown's desk, with rumors that he may reject it. Please speak up! Providing period products in schools may not sound like a big deal to you, but it can make the difference between girls being successful students or not. A single box … Continue reading Tell the governor: Sign AB 10, put menstrual products in schools

IEB Partners with Alameda County Community Food Bank

IEB, through its Outreach to Organizations Team, has partnered with the Alameda County Community Food Bank (ACCFB). September was Hunger Action Month, and ACCFB hosted an event on September 27 to educate the community about the farm bill, a key piece of broad legislation that funds critical anti-hunger programs, primarily the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program … Continue reading IEB Partners with Alameda County Community Food Bank