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
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
By Ann Daniels ACT NOW! It’s almost Election Day! - If you’ve already voted, thank you! Your action item for the week is to forward this article to every East Bay resident you know who hasn’t yet voted. If you haven’t voted: there’s still time, and we’re here to help. This article has two parts. … Continue reading What DA candidates say – or don’t – about gun control
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
By Ann G. Daniels In June 2022 there will be four under-the-radar but extremely important races, for District Attorney and Sheriff in both Alameda and Contra Costa Counties. Here are just a few reasons why these races are crucial for you to learn about, vote on, and tell your friends and neighbors about: District Attorney: … Continue reading I Vote for the Sheriff! (And I also vote for the District Attorney)
By Ann G. Daniels and Heidi Rand DEADLINE: The recall election is September 14 - Still unsure what to do about the recall election - do you really need to vote? or if you already did, what else you can do? First - yes you need to vote, and vote against the recall. If Newsom … Continue reading What part of No Recall don’t you understand?
Deadline: why not join us now? - Levar, I’ll take “Political Activism” for $1000: “This zoom session was the most fun activist meeting of the season!” The answer, in the form of a question, is … Our July 25 All Members Meeting - did you miss it? You can still play - and get active … Continue reading What is, Team Indivisible for the Win?
By Ann G. Daniels Deadline: ASAP, this may come up for a vote in the Assembly as soon as late May - Who’s against increasing residential solar energy in California? Amazingly, AB 1139, which is making its way through the state legislature right now, would effectively kill the incentives for people to add new rooftop … Continue reading Keep Rooftop Solar Going: Stop AB-1139
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
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