Call like your right to vote depends on it

By Ion Y. Deadline: Now - The problem: The 2020 elections are now six months away. Dr. Anthony Fauci says it's "in the realm of possibility" for us to have a vaccine by January - cross your fingers, we'll have a new president then! - but nobody you can trust says we'll have one by Election Day. … Continue reading Call like your right to vote depends on it

Bailout for the People

By Ann G. Daniels Deadline: NOW - Day Eleventy-nine, bailout double overtime, and Congress still hasn't gotten it right. (Yes, we blame Shake Shack & Ruth's Chris getting small biz $$ on Congress - ever hear of oversight?) Indivisible National's website has a "People's Bailout for Coronavirus" campaign with lots of info and simple ways to … Continue reading Bailout for the People

Tell Congress, save small businesses

By Ann G. Daniels and Marcello Lanfranchi Deadline: ASAP -  It’s less than a week into the small business program that Congress enacted as part of the latest COVID-19 relief package, and it’s already clear that the plan was massively inadequate. Banks are overwhelmed with small business loan applications. Just three days in Wells Fargo … Continue reading Tell Congress, save small businesses

Save the US Postal Service

By Ted Lam Deadline: Now - There are reports that without an infusion of funding, the US Postal Service might have to shutter its operations by June. Without the USPS functioning properly, there’s little hope that vote by mail will be widely available between now and November’s elections. The House of Representatives asked for money … Continue reading Save the US Postal Service

Safe Elections in the time of COVID

By Ann G. Daniels To vote, or not to vote? To vote, of course (check your registration)! How and when to vote safely during the pandemic? Since California moved our primary to Super Tuesday, we don’t have to deal with this, but other states are grappling with hard questions around their upcoming primary elections. How … Continue reading Safe Elections in the time of COVID

COVID-19 bills: Help People, Not Corporations

By Ann G. Daniels Deadline: This minute - Congress is working right now to pass much-needed relief for everyone suffering during - and because of - the coronavirus. But there’s a problem: although events are in flux, as of this writing there’s one bill in the Democratic-controlled House, and a different bill in the Republican-controlled … Continue reading COVID-19 bills: Help People, Not Corporations

Get Well, Rep. Mark DeSaulnier

Updates: May 4, 2020:  Rep. DeSaulnier returned home from the hospital, press release here. April 13, 2020: Rep. DeSaulnier was moved from the ICU, press release here. Background: Representative Mark DeSaulnier represents California's 11th Congressional District, covering most of Contra Costa County. Indivisible East Bay's CA-11 team has been proud to work closely with Rep. … Continue reading Get Well, Rep. Mark DeSaulnier

Wash your hands, then call your MoCs about COVID

Deadline: wash your hands NOW, then ACT -  In an age where we increasingly see people distrust the truth of what they hear, the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 represents a blazing reality check. Pandemics don't care about politics. Viruses don't care who you vote for or what you believe is true. They proceed along their … Continue reading Wash your hands, then call your MoCs about COVID

SHIELD Act – our sword against election interference

By Ann G. Daniels Deadline: until our Senators get off their seats to protect our elections - Are you anxious about foreign interference in our elections? Angry that Russia interfered to put the Popular-Vote-Loser-in-Chief in the White House? Furious that the Senate acquitted him of abuse of power in his efforts to pressure Ukraine to … Continue reading SHIELD Act – our sword against election interference

Tuesday Afternoon Massacre

By Heidi Rand and Ann G. Daniels Deadline: NOW - Here we thought that with primary season starting, the Impeached-in-Chief would be too busy hate-tweeting about his Democratic opponents to engage in blatant corruption, but whaddya know!  February 10: Department of Justice (DOJ) prosecutors recommended a sentence of 7 to 9 years for Trump’s longtime … Continue reading Tuesday Afternoon Massacre