By IEB member Phil A delegation from Indivisible East Bay met with Senator Kamala Harris’s staff on November 8, 2019, at her offices at 333 Bush St., San Francisco. Harris Staff Attending: Dino Chen, Deputy State Director; Adam Mehs, District Director; Intern TOPICS DISCUSSED: Homeland Security Spending Bill IEB: We were disappointed that the September Continuing … Continue reading Meeting with Sen. Harris staff Nov. 2019
By Heidi Rand Deadline: Act NOW & join Nov. 19 rally - Join immigrants and their allies in fighting for a pathway to permanent residency for over a million longtime U.S. residents who are at risk of losing their legal status under the Trump administration's attacks on programs such as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), Temporary Protected … Continue reading Support immigrants’ path to permanent residency
Deadline: November 13 Day of Action - We've written before about the state of our elections and the security, or rather the profound lack of security, of our voting machines. We've told you about foreign interference and the desperate need for money to actually secure our votes. We've mentioned that there is $600 million authorized … Continue reading Election Security Day of Action, Plus John Oliver
By Ward Kanowsky Members of Indivisible East Bay and Livermore Indivisible met with Representative Eric Swalwell (CA-15) and his staff over Monday morning coffee on November 4, 2019 at Inkling’s Coffee & Tea in Pleasanton. Our discussion focused on the impeachment inquiry and where it’s heading. The two Indivisible chapters asked a range of questions … Continue reading Indivisible’s meeting with Rep. Swalwell
The day before Halloween, as fires and blackouts were plaguing the state, a small group from Indivisible East Bay met with Senator Feinstein’s field representative Abby Ellis (and, for part of the meeting, with state director Jim Lazarus, who had to leave early to deal with the ongoing crises). We asked Sen. Feinstein to be … Continue reading October 2019 Visit with Sen. Feinstein staff
By Linh Nguyen and Ann G. Daniels Deadline: Now, the budget bill is coming up fast - This is where the rubber meets the road: the rubber erasers, and the mechanical pencils, and if you’ve got those wacky green eyeshades you can pull them out too. We’re gonna get nerdy and talk about how things … Continue reading Defunding Hate: What’s the Budget Got to do with it?
… um, because Article I, section 9, clause 8 of the Constitution says: [N]o Person holding any Office of Profit or Trust under them, shall, without the Consent of the Congress, accept of any present, Emolument, Office, or Title, of any kind whatever, from any King, Prince, or foreign State. What’s an emolument, anyway? It’s … Continue reading Emoluments, schmoluments, why not have the G7 meet at a Trump resort?
UPDATED September 5, 2019 Under the US Constitution and federal law, it’s the responsibility of Congress and the President to create a federal budget and spending bills. The process is complex, but one thing is clear: federal agencies shouldn’t be able to decide, on their own, how federal funds get spent, or to take money … Continue reading Tell our Senators: Keep ICE’s hands out of the cookie jar
Update November 7, 2019: The event described in this article has a more recent and up-to-date action. Please go to Election Security Day of Action, Plus John Oliver. Deadline: 9/17 Day of Action - We’ve spoken before of the threat to our elections from foreign interference and the need to provide funding for our state … Continue reading Day of Action to Secure our Elections
Deadline: call your MoCs, and register now for 8/20 webinar - The evidence is clear: in 2016, Russia targeted voting systems in all 50 states and used social media to spread disinformation and disunity among the electorate. The entire national security community agrees that election interference in 2016 was only a preview of what's to … Continue reading Take action to secure our elections