Rep. Swalwell’s community forum on ending gun violence & domestic terrorism

By Ward Kanowsky Representative Eric Swalwell (CA-15) held a standing room only town hall meeting dedicated solely to the issue of gun violence at Hayward City Hall on August 7, 2019. During his opening comments at the “Community Forum on Ending Gun Violence & Domestic Terrorism,” Swalwell said he had just met with the heads … Continue reading Rep. Swalwell’s community forum on ending gun violence & domestic terrorism

Bring Back the Senate for Gun Control

What a shame Congress can’t do anything to stop this country’s epidemic of mass shootings and deaths by white supremacist gun violence. Except, oh wait, they can. And they have. Or rather, they would. Except Mitch McConnell won’t let them. The House of Representatives passed two gun control bills in February 2019: H.R. 8, the Bipartisan … Continue reading Bring Back the Senate for Gun Control

Election Security IS National Security

Deadline: today and ongoing - If there’s one thing former Special Counsel Robert Mueller has been unequivocal about, it’s foreign interference in our elections - the subject of the entire first part of the Special Counsel’s Report, and a theme Mueller emphasized repeatedly in his May 27 statement.  The Report lists many forms of election interference, but … Continue reading Election Security IS National Security

Extinction Emergency

Deadline: right now, it'll soon be too late - Worldwide, a million plant and animal species are on the brink of extinction, and the Endangered Species Act (ESA) does NOT go far enough to protect many of those species in this country. On International Biodiversity Day (May 22, 2019) Representative Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.), chair of the House Natural … Continue reading Extinction Emergency

Tell our MoCs: support Medicare Negotiation legislation

Deadline: NOW! - Unless you're a magical unicorn who never gets sick, and you've never seen any drug ads, you know: Prescription drug prices are crazy high in the United States. It isn't just anecdotal opinion: they really are much higher in the U.S. than in other high-income countries, and Americans spend more on prescription drugs than … Continue reading Tell our MoCs: support Medicare Negotiation legislation

East Bay Hella ❤ Impeachment

Inform, inspire, and activate - that's what Indivisible East Bay and Alameda4Impeachment (A4I) did at the Summer Impeachment Pop-Up in Oakland on June 15, 2019. One of over 140 events called nationwide by MoveOn, By the People, Indivisible National, and many other partners, the focus was to urge the House of Representatives to open an impeachment inquiry against Trump. … Continue reading East Bay Hella ❤ Impeachment

Next Stop Hunger Games?

Deadline: yes, right now - How many things are wrong with this picture? The administration continues to detain migrants and refuse to let them apply for asylum; takes children away from their parents and leaves them in vans in a Texas parking lot for nearly two days; allows the border patrol to confiscate migrant kids’ … Continue reading Next Stop Hunger Games?

Give me an I! Impeachment National Day of Action 6/15

Deadline: RSVP now & join us on June 15 - ​​It's high time we reclaim all of the positive "I" words we can think of from the dirty, filthy, disgusting UnIndicted Co-conspirator Individual-1! We'll start with: "Inspiring” “Inclusive” “Indivisible” ...  And of course in our current situation these three "I" words: "Investigate" and "Impeachment Inquiry." MoveOn and … Continue reading Give me an I! Impeachment National Day of Action 6/15

Mueller’s Report IS the smoking gun

Deadline: Yesterday, but if that's impossible, NOW NOW NOW - Mueller has spoken, and though his May 29 statement was brief, we'll paraphrase and boil it down to the main takeaways: The Special Counsel's Office investigated efforts to interfere in our political system and, subsequently, to obstruct our investigation. Volume 1 of the Report details numerous … Continue reading Mueller’s Report IS the smoking gun

No Drilling on Mt. Diablo

Action deadline: Comments on Proposed Resource Management Plan and Final EIS due June 9, 2019 - This administration has a track record of sacrificing priceless public lands for the benefit of private oil and gas extraction, as shown by their efforts around the country and in California. They’re at it again — and this time, … Continue reading No Drilling on Mt. Diablo