Kicking off August ’18 with local political events

With midterm election day barreling toward us, local political groups (including Indivisible East Bay, of course) and elected officials are stepping up their efforts to make sure we cross the November 6 finish line as victors. The first weekend in August - we've hit the less-than 100 days out, folks - saw many IEBers participating … Continue reading Kicking off August ’18 with local political events

Call to Action at IEB All Members Meeting

Get out of your chair and do something! Now! That’s the essential message of the July 29, 2018 Indivisible East Bay All Members Meeting. Midterm elections are now less than 100 days away! And these aren't just any old midterms. They will determine whether Trump’s abuses of power can continue to go unchecked — without … Continue reading Call to Action at IEB All Members Meeting

Spit out Trump’s “gag rule” – don’t make doctors lie to patients

More than any other, two social issues have defined the conservative political agenda: no gun control and no abortions. A cynic might interpret this as conservatives being more concerned about the rights of fetuses than protecting children in our schools from getting shot — but let’s put that aside for the moment. Instead, let’s focus … Continue reading Spit out Trump’s “gag rule” – don’t make doctors lie to patients

The top 6 things revealed at our May Sen. Feinstein staff meeting

A smaller-than-usual but dedicated band of Indivisible East Bay members met with Sean Elsbernd, Senator Feinstein’s State Director, on May 7, 2018, for the latest in our periodic meetings. Sean, gracious as ever, responded to our questions covering a wide range of topics. The refugee caravan Despite media hoopla that warned of a recent caravan … Continue reading The top 6 things revealed at our May Sen. Feinstein staff meeting

Reverse Robin-Hood at HUD: Rob the poor to give the rich tax cuts

Section 8. The name sounds ominous. Is it a secret location near Area 51 where UFOs go to vacation? Or is it next to South Africa’s District 9, harboring aliens desperate for a new home? The answer: neither of the above. Section 8 is far more benign and greatly beneficial. It provides financial assistance to … Continue reading Reverse Robin-Hood at HUD: Rob the poor to give the rich tax cuts

The 2018 AUMF: Meet the new law, worse than the old law?

For most Americans, when Trump decided to bomb Syria a few weeks ago, no alarm bells went off. After all, whether or not you agree with the decision, it’s the President’s prerogative to take such action — even without any prior authorization from Congress required. Right? Actually, not exactly. You may be forgiven for believing … Continue reading The 2018 AUMF: Meet the new law, worse than the old law?