Voting is the bedrock of our democracy: if it can be broken, every other right we rely on can be taken away. Many IEB’ers are doing critical work registering voters and canvassing in swing districts. To make sure those hard-won votes are counted, we must improve the security of our elections. Expert Jim Soper explains … Continue reading Help Preserve All Votes
Our State Assembly just passed SB 54, the California Values Act, and now it’s going to Governor Jerry Brown's desk for signature. It’s vitally important that the Governor sign this legislation to prevent the state's resources from being used by federal ICE and deportation forces. What to say: It’s critically important the Governor sign SB 54. … Continue reading Sign it and then fix it, Jerry
As part of IEB’s preparation for the critical 2018 midterms, we want to be sure that everyone who votes will be able to find information on every elected office. This is where you come in. We need to know: who represents you and the place where you live? If you know anything about the local structure of your city or county government, please let us know on our easy to use form.
The California Election Integrity Coalition, a non-partisan voting rights organization, will host its Second Annual Take Back The Vote National Conference on October 7-8 in Berkeley, CA at the South Berkeley Senior Center, 2939 Ellis Street, corner of Ashby Avenue (near Ashby BART station). Over 30 nationally recognized election integrity leaders from across the country … Continue reading Take Back the Vote National Conference
El martes, el cobarde-en-jefe Trump envió a su fiscal general (Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III) a declarar la dura decisión de rescindir el programa de Acción Diferida por Llegadas de la Niñez (DACA) a través del cual el Presidente Obama, por orden ejecutiva, había protegido más de 800,000 jóvenes inmigrantes indocumentados de deportación. Con DACA, se … Continue reading Se puede decir que soy un soñador pero no soy el único
On Tuesday, coward-in-Chief Trump sent his toady Attorney General (Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III) to deliver the damning decision rescinding the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program through which President Obama, by executive order, had protected more than 800,000 young undocumented immigrants from deportation. With DACA, we promised young DREAMers who were brought here as … Continue reading You May Say I’m a DREAMer, But I’m Not the Only One
Three months after Contra Costa County District Attorney Mark Peterson pled no contest to felony perjury and resigned, the Board of Supervisors is set to appoint an interim replacement. The Board will interview the 5 finalist applicants at its September 12 public meeting, and could make the appointment that day or at its September 19 meeting. … Continue reading A New DA in Town … Soon
This cold-hearted administration has been unfailingly cruel to the immigrant families who bestow their work, their hard-earned money, their very lives upon this country they’ve chosen to be their home. But nothing, not the refugee and Muslim ban; not the ICE raids detaining and deporting thousands, leaving millions behind to live in fear—skip school, doctor’s … Continue reading Don’t take them from their homes
Whatever Senator Feinstein says, her speaking engagement on August 29 was not a town hall. In fact, public participation was actively discouraged at every turn, and as a result, constituents like us who would have prefered to participate in the evening’s policy discussion are instead forced to focus on the ways we have been shut … Continue reading It’s Not a Town Hall Like You Promised
On Thursday August 24, over 60 activists attended a rally in front of the Department of Interior's regional offices in San Francisco, to protest the close of the Trump Administration's review of 27 national monuments, and breaking news that Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke recommended the reduction of numerous national monuments.