Deadline: The time is now! What’s Going On: We always knew the fight wasn’t over. We kicked the Vote-Suppressor-in-Chief out of the White House and broke the GOP stranglehold on the Senate - so now Republicans are desperately trying to stop the folks who vote against them from voting: No vote by mail in Georgia … Continue reading Voting Rights: the Fight Continues
Come to our Issue Working Group Info Session TONIGHT! It’s been a big week- the Senate passed the COVID relief package, and while it’s missing some features we liked, we’re glad to see relief going to people and communities who desperately need it, including $1400 checks, aid to states, an expanded child tax credit, and more. … Continue reading Come to Our Issue Working Group Information Session TONIGHT, 3/9!
By Nancy Latham Deadline: Start now! Just last week we asked you to start the crucial work to get our Senators to support eliminating the filibuster. We can start to heal the wounds inflicted by the last Administration, and go further to bring about a just society - but only if we stop anti-democratic procedure … Continue reading Save Democracy, Kill the Filibuster
By Ann G. Daniels and Heidi Rand Deadline: NOW - Last fall, Representative Barbara Lee (CA-13) cosponsored the Transform, Heal, and Renew by Investing in a Vibrant Economy (THRIVE) Agenda, a framework for economic renewal that addresses America's public health disaster, racial injustice, the climate crisis, and economic inequity. In the new Administration, Senator Edward … Continue reading Live Long, Prosper, and THRIVE
Photo by Khachik Simonian By Sylvia Chi and Andrea Lum As Lunar New Year begins, we wanted to take the opportunity to acknowledge the disturbing and violent attacks against Asian Americans and especially the elderly. In particular, the murder of an elderly Thai grandfather and the video of a 91 year old man shoved … Continue reading This Lunar New Year, Stand Against Anti-Asian Violence
By Ann G. Daniels Deadline: Do it now - This week, we’re asking you to contact both our California senators, with a special message for each. To Senator Padilla: Please welcome brand-new Senator Alex Padilla and tell him we want him to fight for our priorities, including democracy reform and eliminating the filibuster! Good news: … Continue reading We Have Two Senators Again – Call Them Today
By Janani Ramachandran Deadline: January 21, 2021 - Renters all over California are losing their homes under the state’s Ellis Act, when landlords evict long-term tenants - usually in rent-controlled areas, and even if they’re paying their rent on time - in order to convert these properties into condos or even Airbnb vacation rentals. Thousands … Continue reading Tell Your State Legislator – End Ellis Act Evictions!
By Larry Baskett, Ann G. Daniels and Heidi Rand Deadline: NOW - Trump will never concede he lost the election and commit to the peaceful transfer of power. He tried to coerce and bully Georgia’s Secretary of State into fraudulently overturning that state’s presidential election result by “finding” votes for him. While his toadies in … Continue reading Tell your Members of Congress: Remove Trump Now
Deadline - URGENT - Election Day Did you know that almost all neighborhood polling places in Alameda County will be closed on Election Day in favor of a few "accessible polling locations" not restricted by neighborhood residency? Did you know that there will be no signs at the closed locations telling voters where to go? … Continue reading Do YOU Know Where to Vote in Alameda County?
Deadline: NOW! The election is just a blink away! We bet that, like us, you’ve known since November 7, 2016 how you’re voting in the 2020 election. We also wager that nothing could keep you from voting, and that you know how, when and where you’ll vote (or you’ve already voted!). But plenty of swing … Continue reading It Won’t Mean a Thing If We Don’t Get Those Swing (States)