By Ann G. Daniels and Heidi Rand Deadline: NOW - Last fall, Representative Barbara Lee (CA-13) cosponsored the Transform, Heal, and Renew by Investing in a Vibrant Economy (THRIVE) Agenda, a framework for economic renewal that addresses America's public health disaster, racial injustice, the climate crisis, and economic inequity. In the new Administration, Senator Edward … Continue reading Live Long, Prosper, and THRIVE
By Ann G. Daniels Deadline: Do it now - This week, we’re asking you to contact both our California senators, with a special message for each. To Senator Padilla: Please welcome brand-new Senator Alex Padilla and tell him we want him to fight for our priorities, including democracy reform and eliminating the filibuster! Good news: … Continue reading We Have Two Senators Again – Call Them Today
By Janani Ramachandran Deadline: January 21, 2021 - Renters all over California are losing their homes under the state’s Ellis Act, when landlords evict long-term tenants - usually in rent-controlled areas, and even if they’re paying their rent on time - in order to convert these properties into condos or even Airbnb vacation rentals. Thousands … Continue reading Tell Your State Legislator – End Ellis Act Evictions!
By Larry Baskett, Ann G. Daniels and Heidi Rand Deadline: NOW - Trump will never concede he lost the election and commit to the peaceful transfer of power. He tried to coerce and bully Georgia’s Secretary of State into fraudulently overturning that state’s presidential election result by “finding” votes for him. While his toadies in … Continue reading Tell your Members of Congress: Remove Trump Now
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
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
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
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!
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
Deadline: ASAP - On June 7, 2020 a veto-proof majority of the Minneapolis City Council pledged to disband the police department that the officers who murdered George Floyd belonged to. We’re many miles away, but perhaps you, like us, are looking for ways to force change on police departments and police unions that have been … Continue reading Every step the police take, we’ll be watching