Seems obvious, right? With tiny tweeting hands on the trigger, the time is now to ramp up Senate support for S.200, the Restricting First Use of Nuclear Weapons Act, and H.R.669, the companion bill in the House of Representatives written by Rep Ted Lieu of California. Both bills would ban a presidential nuclear first strike without a declaration of … Continue reading Call to Restrict First Use of Nuclear Weapons
The administration throws paper towels, says that loss of life and infrastructure isn't really a crisis, and then makes a jaw-dropping attempt to simply remove unflattering statistics from the FEMA website about the lack of access to water and electricity in Puerto Rico. The territory is still in the grip of a humanitarian crisis. The … Continue reading Don’t Forget Puerto Rico!
After the deadly events that played out in Las Vegas, two controversial pro-gun bills moving through the House this fall are in the spotlight. The first is the SHARE Act (Sportsmen Heritage and Recreational Enhancement Act). Backed by the NRA, the 144 page bill covers a lot of ground. Aiming to open current restrictions on … Continue reading Gun Bills in the Spotlight
On September 27, IEB's CA-15 Team had the opportunity to meet with Tim Sbranti, Deputy Chief of Staff and District Director for Congressmember Eric Swalwell. This was our first meeting with a member of Swalwell's staff; here’s what we talked about and the main takeaways from the discussion: IEB's objectives: to stop Trump’s agenda (a … Continue reading Visit With Eric Swalwell’s District Director
Poor overworked GOP Congress, so busy trying to steal our health care and criminalizing 20-week abortions that it couldn’t find one little minute to reauthorize the Children's Health Insurance Program.CHIP, a federal-state partnership, provides federal funds to cover low-cost health insurance for nearly 9 million uninsured children from low to modest-income families. If Congress doesn’t … Continue reading Congress: Renew CHIP Funding
IEB, through its Outreach to Organizations Team, has partnered with the Alameda County Community Food Bank (ACCFB). September was Hunger Action Month, and ACCFB hosted an event on September 27 to educate the community about the farm bill, a key piece of broad legislation that funds critical anti-hunger programs, primarily the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program … Continue reading IEB Partners with Alameda County Community Food Bank
Three and a half million Americans in Puerto Rico are struggling to recover from the devastation of Hurricane Maria. Most of the island remains without power or water; some officials predict that the electric grid may remain down for up to six months. There’s no cell service. Roads have been washed away or blocked by debris. … Continue reading Tell Your MoC: Get Puerto Rico the Aid It Needs!