By Heidi Rand While public library branches are closed and you're following California's order to stay home other than for essential needs, your library card is the key to a whole universe of free ebooks, newspapers, entertainment, reference and educational materials, and much more! If you've already got a library card, great! We've got ways … Continue reading Join your public library, see the world
By Ann G. Daniels To vote, or not to vote? To vote, of course (check your registration)! How and when to vote safely during the pandemic? Since California moved our primary to Super Tuesday, we don’t have to deal with this, but other states are grappling with hard questions around their upcoming primary elections. How … Continue reading Safe Elections in the time of COVID
By Ann G. Daniels Deadline: This minute - Congress is working right now to pass much-needed relief for everyone suffering during - and because of - the coronavirus. But there’s a problem: although events are in flux, as of this writing there’s one bill in the Democratic-controlled House, and a different bill in the Republican-controlled … Continue reading COVID-19 bills: Help People, Not Corporations
Updates: May 4, 2020: Rep. DeSaulnier returned home from the hospital, press release here. April 13, 2020: Rep. DeSaulnier was moved from the ICU, press release here. Background: Representative Mark DeSaulnier represents California's 11th Congressional District, covering most of Contra Costa County. Indivisible East Bay's CA-11 team has been proud to work closely with Rep. … Continue reading Get Well, Rep. Mark DeSaulnier
Deadline: Do it as soon as you're able, dates vary, see important dates here - The 2020 Census is happening now, so it's time to sit down (at your computer, phone, or desk) and be counted! You can complete your census questionnaire online, by phone, or by mail if you receive the paper form. Learn … Continue reading Sit down and be counted!
Deadline: wash your hands NOW, then ACT - In an age where we increasingly see people distrust the truth of what they hear, the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 represents a blazing reality check. Pandemics don't care about politics. Viruses don't care who you vote for or what you believe is true. They proceed along their … Continue reading Wash your hands, then call your MoCs about COVID
Deadline: Start now, wherever you are - We get it: You want to up your political activism, but COVID-19 has you worried and thinking maybe you should avoid “non-essential” meetings. Or maybe staying home is your happy place anyway? We’ve got news for you: political work is not “non-essential”! But you don’t need to leave … Continue reading Activism in the time of COVID, or how I stopped worrying and learned to love phonebanking at home
By Jonathan Zingman Deadline: No better time than right now - How ya feeling right now? Is your favorite candidate still in the running? Mine isn’t. But I believe we’ll triumph in the end. I’d like to tell you why - and why that faith is so important right now. The most important job we … Continue reading Don’t Stop Believing
By Ann G. Daniels Deadline: until our Senators get off their seats to protect our elections - Are you anxious about foreign interference in our elections? Angry that Russia interfered to put the Popular-Vote-Loser-in-Chief in the White House? Furious that the Senate acquitted him of abuse of power in his efforts to pressure Ukraine to … Continue reading SHIELD Act – our sword against election interference
By Ann G. Daniels Deadline: FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 21 - DO THIS NOW! Our allies at NARAL Pro-Choice California alerted us that the University of California is affiliated with health systems that prevent delivery of essential reproductive health care services. UC is seeking feedback on this arrangement, but the deadline is this Friday, February 21, so please … Continue reading Tell the University of California: reject religious limits on health care!