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

Voting Rights: the Fight Continues

Deadline: The time is now! What’s Going On: We always knew the fight wasn’t over. We kicked the Vote-Suppressor-in-Chief out of the White House and broke the GOP stranglehold on the Senate - so now Republicans are desperately trying to stop the folks who vote against them from voting: No vote by mail in Georgia … Continue reading Voting Rights: the Fight Continues

Save Democracy, Kill the Filibuster

By Nancy Latham  Deadline: Start now! Just last week we asked you to start the crucial work to get our Senators to support eliminating the filibuster. We can start to heal the wounds inflicted by the last Administration, and go further to bring about a just society - but only if we stop anti-democratic procedure … Continue reading Save Democracy, Kill the Filibuster

Live Long, Prosper, and THRIVE

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

We Have Two Senators Again – Call Them Today

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

Time is Running Out for California to Take Action on Policing

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

Tell local officials: say NO to federal troops

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

Tell Congress: no military weapons for police

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

Every step the police take, we’ll be watching

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