Supreme Court wrecks Roe – a brief backgrounder

By Ann G. Daniels and Heidi Rand  July 28, 2022: NOTE: AN EARLIER VERSION OF THIS ARTICLE WAS PREVIOUSLY PART OF OUR ARTICLE "NO MORE ROE V. WADE, HOW TO KEEP FROM DROWNING, WHICH INCLUDED BOTH ACTION ITEMS AND AN ANALYSIS OF THE SUPREME COURT DOBBS DECISION OVERTURNING ROE V. WADE. WE MOVED THE DISCUSSION … Continue reading Supreme Court wrecks Roe – a brief backgrounder

No more Roe v. Wade, how to keep from drowning

By Ann G. Daniels and Heidi Rand  August 10, 2022:  NOTE: THIS ARTICLE NOW FOCUSES ON ACTION ITEMS. OUR ANALYSIS OF THE SUPREME COURT'S DECISION OVERTURNING ROE V. WADE CAN NOW BE FOUND IN EXPANDED FORM IN A SEPARATE ARTICLE: SUPREME COURT WRECKS ROE, A BRIEF BACKGROUNDER.  WE UPDATE THIS ARTICLE REGULARLY WITH NEW INFO … Continue reading No more Roe v. Wade, how to keep from drowning

Roe v. Wade: the fight’s not over, the battle’s right here

By Ann G. Daniels and Heidi Rand  UPDATE: June 24, 2022: The Supreme Court has just issued its long-awaited decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization. (In)Justice Alito authored the opinion, as he did the draft leaked in May, and the final decision looks very much like the appalling leaked draft: it overturns Roe … Continue reading Roe v. Wade: the fight’s not over, the battle’s right here

California For All: StateStrong Advocacy

By Ann G. Daniels and Rebecca Dean Deadline: April 20 - Sometimes it seems the news is full of horrible state legislation, like Florida’s “Don’t Say Gay” bill or the Texas law authorizing child abuse charges and penalties against parents, medical facilities, teachers and even the general public who support trans kids and their families. … Continue reading California For All: StateStrong Advocacy

What’s Going On in Ukraine — and How to Help

If you’re horrified and overwhelmed by the Russian invasion of Ukraine, you’re not alone. It’s hard to know where to start, but taking in refugees is an important step in doing what we can to help ease the pain of this terrible crisis.  We’re calling our Members of Congress, asking them to work with the … Continue reading What’s Going On in Ukraine — and How to Help

Forecast on the For the People Act: Cloudy with a Chance of Passing

Photo by Nancy Latham By Nancy Latham The For the People Act has been pronounced dead so many times, we’re losing track: after Senator Manchin wrote an op-ed saying that he opposed it in early June; after Republican Senators filibustered a motion to proceed to debate the bill in late June; and after Republicans once … Continue reading Forecast on the For the People Act: Cloudy with a Chance of Passing

Deadline for Democracy – Still (a little) time left!

Deadline: July 17 event, and continuing - On July 7, 2021, Indivisible East Bay, Indivisible SF, and several other partners hosted a Deadline for Democracy Rally in Oakland’s Frank Ogawa Plaza. Over 250 people gathered to demand the Senate to pass S. 1/the For The People Act. We need S1 to protect and ensure equal … Continue reading Deadline for Democracy – Still (a little) time left!

For the People, FFS

By Ann G. Daniels Deadline: June 21, 2021 - You’ve read our past actions and our earlier article about the For the People Act (S.1). Whether you’ve done anything before or not - it’s make or break time, and we need everyone to ACT NOW. Why now? Majority Leader Chuck Schumer has said he’s going … Continue reading For the People, FFS

January 6 Insurrection: Time for Truth and Consequences

By Larry Baskett Deadline: ASAP - On January 6, Trump spawned an insurrection against American democracy by white nationalist thugs and their allies in government. Republican Members of Congress abetted it - some even participated in the riots. Unrepentant Republicans have since doubled down on racist despotism and are punishing anyone in their ranks who … Continue reading January 6 Insurrection: Time for Truth and Consequences

Signed, Sealed, Delivered – Save the USPS

By Janis Hashe Deadline: Priority  Among the most blatant of the Trump Administration’s outrages: the attempt to destroy the U.S. Postal Service. We wish we could say that ended with the Vote-Suppressor-in-Chief's regime, but Trump appointee Postmaster General Louis DeJoy remains and the effort continues. On March 23, DeJoy announced a “10-year plan,” with overall … Continue reading Signed, Sealed, Delivered – Save the USPS