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!

Tell Congress: no military weapons for police

By Ann G. Daniels and Linh Nguyen Deadline: July 1 - Have you seen that dystopian series where teachers beg for money because taxes don’t pay enough for books, but the government buys all these extra weapons and gives IED-resistant tanks and grenade launchers and automatic rifles to school police … oh wait, sorry, that's … Continue reading Tell Congress: no military weapons for police

Celebrate Juneteenth with Action

By Ann G. Daniels Deadline: NOW -  Lest we forget, we aren't just saying the names of Black lives who matter far away. This Juneteenth - and after - demand justice for Black lives that matter close to home. In the East Bay: Law enforcement in our local counties, cities, and governmental agencies affect Black … Continue reading Celebrate Juneteenth with Action