The weekend events in Charlottesville left us shocked and horrified, but the many hundreds of vigils and marches held in solidarity prove that we are vast in number, they console us and firm our resolve.
But we are in the streets too. They killed one of us in Charlottesville and hundreds of thousands stood up to take her place in solidarity rallies across the country.
IEB members were among an estimated 250 people at a very energized and broad-ranging Town Hall with Representative Eric Swalwell (CA-15) on August 5, 2017. Swalwell began with a rousing speech in defense of democracy and the middle class for about 20 minutes, then responded for nearly an hour and a half to questions on subjects ranging from the environment to immigration to healthcare to why Democrats are not standing up more strongly for the middle class, and why sometimes Corporate Democrats appear just like a watered-down version of Republicans. Swalwell repeatedly stressed the importance of participating, resisting, and not getting tired.
We have an opportunity to work with a legislator who is not used to working with the grassroots but is open to our input, our help, and our support for pushing the environmental needle left. So let’s keep showing up!
The California Assembly is set to vote this Thursday, July 13, on a pair of bills which would determine our state’s ability to control greenhouse gas emissions and air pollution.
A National Rifle Association video calls for violence against protesters and communities of color.
What TrumpCare means for YOU, and what you can do to fight it.
We lost last night, but we need to keep working, fighting, and hoping.
Senator Nancy Skinner and state Assembly members Rob Bonta and Tony Thurmond have been leaders in sponsoring and supporting progressive legislation in Sacramento.
212 resisters attended our June 17 workshop on how to talk to Trump supporters. We spent the day learning and practicing the art of Powerful NonDefensive Communication