Menashi: Unfit to sit

By Ann G. Daniels The bad news: Steven Menashi, nominated to the super-important Second Circuit Federal Court of Appeals, thinks it’s “obvious” that Western culture, government, science, etc. is superior to everything else, especially everything Muslim; was a top legal advisor on Betsy DeVos’ plan to protect for-profit colleges that ripped off their students; and … Continue reading Menashi: Unfit to sit

Repeal the Hyde Amendment for EACH Woman

In 1973, abortion was legalized throughout the US in Roe v. Wade. A short three years later, low-income women all over the country effectively had that right put out of reach by the Hyde Amendment, which prohibited federal Medicaid funding for almost all abortion services. The Hyde Amendment has been an impenetrable fortress in Congress year … Continue reading Repeal the Hyde Amendment for EACH Woman

Meeting with Feinstein State Director 2/6

By Larry Baskett On February 6, 2019, Indivisible East Bay braved the rain to attend our first meeting with Senator Dianne Feinstein’s state director, Jim Lazarus, who is newly in the role but has worked for Feinstein on and off ever since she was mayor of San Francisco (his most recent job was for the … Continue reading Meeting with Feinstein State Director 2/6

Bar Barr – Tell Senators to vote against AG nominee

Deadline: ASAP and until the vote - Here we go again: another nominee for Attorney General who thinks the president has unfettered powers, that religion trumps (sorry not sorry) law and that it certainly is more important than the rights of LGBTQ folk, that the Muslim ban is good but abortion rights and criminal defendants' and … Continue reading Bar Barr – Tell Senators to vote against AG nominee

December 2018 meeting with Feinstein staff

On December 10, 2018, Indivisible East Bay had our first meeting with Senator Feinstein's new interim state director Peter Muller. We met field representative Abby Ellis in the senator’s San Francisco office and Peter, who is based in Los Angeles, joined us by phone. While climate change is always a high priority for IEB and … Continue reading December 2018 meeting with Feinstein staff

IEB’s Last Meeting With Sean

On October 24, 2018 Indivisible East Bay had our last-ever meeting with Senator Feinstein's State Director Sean Elsbernd. It was also our last office visit with the Senator's staff before the 2018 midterm elections, so it could possibly also be our last-ever Feinstein meeting - but as of this writing, that’s unlikely given her lead … Continue reading IEB’s Last Meeting With Sean

9/27/18 IEB & ISF Sen Feinstein office visit

Seventeen Indivisibles from IEB and Indivisible San Francisco met with Sean Elsbernd, Senator Dianne Feinstein’s state director, on September 27 at her San Francisco office. Our almost two-hour meeting was jam-packed with questions and “asks.” First on the agenda: a detailed back and forth on how the homeless count in San Francisco is conducted. It was … Continue reading 9/27/18 IEB & ISF Sen Feinstein office visit

When abortion was illegal: Looking backward and forward at once

Have you heard the one about the back alley abortion? Yeah, it isn't a joke. And it sure as hell isn't funny. It's an actual question: Have you heard it? Roe v. Wade made abortion legal throughout the USA in 1973 - so as of the last census in 2010, slightly over 60% of the population … Continue reading When abortion was illegal: Looking backward and forward at once

Tracking down Senator Feinstein

On the morning of August 11, 2018, IEB members tracked down Senator Dianne Feinstein at a campaign office-warming for San Francisco Supervisor Catherine Stefani. It was a very cozy event of the kind Sen. Feinstein clearly (and understandably) prefers to open town halls — though during her remarks she did say something about envying Supervisor … Continue reading Tracking down Senator Feinstein