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It Won’t Mean a Thing If We Don’t Get Those Swing (States)

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)

Do you know how to vote? Well, do ya?

By Heidi Rand and Ann Daniels Deadline: NOW & until November 3 - Are you ready for a new President? We said: ARE YOU READY FOR A NEW PRESIDENT? The General Election - also known as the Presidential Election, although there’s lots more on the ballot - is Tuesday, November 3, 2020. That's the last … Continue reading Do you know how to vote? Well, do ya?

Let’s Go Win This Forking Election!

Dear Warriors for Justice, The presidential campaign has been going on for approximately 150 years, and it’s almost over. We’ve got three words for you: DON’T STOP NOW. OK, a few more words, but if you can't read this whole letter, here’s the big takeaway: when the election's over, and you’re waiting for the results, … Continue reading Let’s Go Win This Forking Election!

Gov. Newsom: time to put justice into criminal justice

By Myriah Lynne Deadline: End of September It’s down to the wire: we need you to call Governor Newsom NOW about bringing justice back into our criminal justice system. Tell him to do two things: sign the CRISES Act supporting community public safety responses, and take immediate action to stem the COVID-19 outbreak at San … Continue reading Gov. Newsom: time to put justice into criminal justice

Time is Running Out for California to Take Action on Policing

By Anne Spevack with help from IEB's Police Funding and Accountability Workgroup - join our next meeting here.  URGENT Deadline: August 31, 2020 TAKE ACTION THIS WEEK! Earlier this summer we asked you to support our priority California bills for this year’s legislative session. The August 31 constitutionally-mandated deadline for bills to be passed, is … Continue reading Time is Running Out for California to Take Action on Policing

Tell local officials: say NO to federal troops

By Larry Baskett Deadline: ASAP, since they’re threatening to send stormtroopers to Oakland — You’ve no doubt seen that the Repressor-in-Chief and his henchmen, under disturbing and outrageous excuses like guarding Confederate statues, are deploying unmarked agents to tear-gas and abduct Black Lives Matter protesters. No exaggeration, these are actual secret police flouting much of … Continue reading Tell local officials: say NO to federal troops

Your Democracy Needs You. For Real. (No, Seriously. For Real.)

By Charlotte McGoldrick, Nancy Latham, and Ann Daniels Deadline: NOW to November 3 - Arizona. Florida. Michigan. North Carolina. Pennsylvania. Wisconsin. This isn’t a geography quiz - these are the battleground states on our road to win the White House. And we want YOU to join our team to win them through Vote Save America’s … Continue reading Your Democracy Needs You. For Real. (No, Seriously. For Real.)

IEB Endorses Prop 15 – Schools & Communities First!

By Ted Lam DEADLINE: Start now - On July 13, 2020 I was one of over a dozen people who Zoomed into the Contra Costa Board of Supervisors’ Legislative Committee meeting to support Proposition 15. Prop 15 - also known as  Schools and Communities First - is a California ballot initiative that would reclaim $11 … Continue reading IEB Endorses Prop 15 – Schools & Communities First!

State Bills Need Your Help – Call Now!

By Anne Spevack Deadline: ASAP, votes will be scheduled throughout August - The California legislature is currently in recess, extended due to one Assemblymember and five staffers testing positive for COVID-19. They’re scheduled to return on July 27, and August 31 is the constitutionally mandated date to pass bills this session - so legislators will … Continue reading State Bills Need Your Help – Call Now!