Original event link. We successfully brought a prestigious member of Congress staffer to the East Bay. We got him to commit to Sen. Feinstein holding a town hall during the next recess period! "It would be the week of April 17th. She made the commitment, she will hold to the commitment, and we’ll figure out … Continue reading Meeting with Sen. Feinstein’s state director: Event recap
I wasn't an activist when I arrived at Barbara Lee's town hall meeting last Saturday. I'd RSVP'd to attend a day or two before the event, disgusted at the antics of Congress over the AHCA, hoping that I'd find some way to plug into the movement I can feel coalescing around me. Indivisible East Bay … Continue reading So goes the East Bay, so goes the country
While reading an article in the Guardian entitled “Protest and Persist: Why Giving up Hope is Not an Option,” by Rebecca Solnit, my thoughts drifted back to a recent meeting of Indivisible East Bay that I attended on March 12. We met in a Berkeley Sports Basement community room bulging with folding chairs. It was … Continue reading New Member Meeting: “I could see that spark”
On March 17th three members from Indivisible CA 11 United - a coalition of Indivisible groups from Congressional District 11 - met with Congressman Mark DeSaulnier’s main campaign staff. The primary purpose was to build a relationship with Rebecca Barrett, learn about DeSaulnier’s stance on a variety of issues and to learn about his plans … Continue reading Meeting with Rep. DeSaulnier’s office – went beautifully!
First, read Sen. Feinstein’s short response here. And read her detailed response here! We had a meeting with Sen. Feinstein's staff the following Tuesday to follow up about the town hall. They said that they have been reviewing the live stream and will have a response for us soon, which was good to hear. She has … Continue reading Sen. Feinstein Empty Chair Town Hall Follow-Up (Spoiler: It was a success!)
At the February 18th Town Hall meeting with Rep. Barbara Lee (D-13), she answered many questions that were written by IndivisibleEB. Rep. Lee responded to our questions about defending the ACA, preventing Democrats from compromising on fighting its repeal, saving nutritional standards for school lunches, working toward single payer health insurance, preventing the National Guard … Continue reading Rep. Barbara Lee Meeting: Making Ourselves Heard
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Outreach is working on forming partnerships with local organization, especially focused on groups supporting marginalized peoples. We have a number of leads in Oakland, but are struggling to find such groups in other areas like CA-11 and 15. Please fill out this spreadsheet with information about groups that you know about and if you can … Continue reading IEB outreach: Inclusivity = success
On February 9th, IEB members and members of Indivisible Lake Merritt met with Joshua Quigley, Barbara Lee’s District Director, during a regularly scheduled office hours session at the Alameda city library. More people showed up to the office hours in Alameda than ever before. Joshua told IEB attendees that Lee's number one priority at this time … Continue reading Rep. Lee visit: A perfect illustration of what IEB is
A big part of the Indivisible playbook for holding our elected officials accountable is appearing at public events and asking questions. And the congressional recess period, when our Members of Congress come back to their states and districts, is coming up. During this time our Members of Congress are supposed to meet with their constituents, … Continue reading Blog post: A different kind of call and an impassioned letter to Sen. Feinstein