Halloween’s not till late October, Thanksgiving late November, and Xmas nearly next year, so no need to be decorating while it’s still summer! On the other hand, Election Day - no need to buy candy, lights, or gifts; no need to worry about your costume or outfit, or what to serve; no lines for the … Continue reading Election Events for All!
Flip a seat to keep the House – Canvass for CA-22
By Dane Roth You’ve probably heard the dire predictions that Republicans will take Congress in the 2022 midterms, with the disaster for reproductive rights, voting rights, climate action, and the health of our Democracy that will follow. But many Republican candidates, with their unpopular stances, are vulnerable - so it’s up to us to get … Continue reading Flip a seat to keep the House – Canvass for CA-22
Supreme Court wrecks Roe – a brief backgrounder
By Ann G. Daniels and Heidi Rand July 28, 2022: NOTE: AN EARLIER VERSION OF THIS ARTICLE WAS PREVIOUSLY PART OF OUR ARTICLE "NO MORE ROE V. WADE, HOW TO KEEP FROM DROWNING, WHICH INCLUDED BOTH ACTION ITEMS AND AN ANALYSIS OF THE SUPREME COURT DOBBS DECISION OVERTURNING ROE V. WADE. WE MOVED THE DISCUSSION … Continue reading Supreme Court wrecks Roe – a brief backgrounder
No more Roe v. Wade, how to keep from drowning
By Ann G. Daniels and Heidi Rand September 10, 2022: NOTE: THIS ARTICLE NOW FOCUSES ON ACTION ITEMS. OUR ANALYSIS OF THE SUPREME COURT'S DECISION OVERTURNING ROE V. WADE CAN NOW BE FOUND IN EXPANDED FORM IN A SEPARATE ARTICLE: SUPREME COURT WRECKS ROE, A BRIEF BACKGROUNDER. WE UPDATE THIS ARTICLE REGULARLY WITH NEW INFO … Continue reading No more Roe v. Wade, how to keep from drowning
What DA candidates say – or don’t – about gun control
By Ann Daniels ACT NOW! It’s almost Election Day! - If you’ve already voted, thank you! Your action item for the week is to forward this article to every East Bay resident you know who hasn’t yet voted. If you haven’t voted: there’s still time, and we’re here to help. This article has two parts. … Continue reading What DA candidates say – or don’t – about gun control
What’s On The Ballot On June 7?
By Ann G. Daniels and Heidi Rand Think midterm elections are a yawn? Think again. The Big Liar-in-Chief and his cronies are plotting to elect their co-conspirators as Secretaries of State to take over the country’s election systems - basically providing “arsonists with keys to the firehouse.” Or as Steve Bannon eloquently says: “We’re taking … Continue reading What’s On The Ballot On June 7?
Roe v. Wade: the fight’s not over, the battle’s right here
By Ann G. Daniels and Heidi Rand UPDATE: June 24, 2022: The Supreme Court has just issued its long-awaited decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization. (In)Justice Alito authored the opinion, as he did the draft leaked in May, and the final decision looks very much like the appalling leaked draft: it overturns Roe … Continue reading Roe v. Wade: the fight’s not over, the battle’s right here
California For All: StateStrong Advocacy
By Ann G. Daniels and Rebecca Dean Deadline: April 20 - Sometimes it seems the news is full of horrible state legislation, like Florida’s “Don’t Say Gay” bill or the Texas law authorizing child abuse charges and penalties against parents, medical facilities, teachers and even the general public who support trans kids and their families. … Continue reading California For All: StateStrong Advocacy
I Vote for the Sheriff! (And I also vote for the District Attorney)
By Ann G. Daniels In June 2022 there will be four under-the-radar but extremely important races, for District Attorney and Sheriff in both Alameda and Contra Costa Counties. Here are just a few reasons why these races are crucial for you to learn about, vote on, and tell your friends and neighbors about: District Attorney: … Continue reading I Vote for the Sheriff! (And I also vote for the District Attorney)
What’s Going On in Ukraine — and How to Help
If you’re horrified and overwhelmed by the Russian invasion of Ukraine, you’re not alone. It’s hard to know where to start, but taking in refugees is an important step in doing what we can to help ease the pain of this terrible crisis. We’re calling our Members of Congress, asking them to work with the … Continue reading What’s Going On in Ukraine — and How to Help