By Ann G. Daniels and Rebecca Dean Deadline: April 20 - Sometimes it seems the news is full of horrible state legislation, like Florida’s “Don’t Say Gay” bill or the Texas law authorizing child abuse charges and penalties against parents, medical facilities, teachers and even the general public who support trans kids and their families. … Continue reading California For All: StateStrong Advocacy
Dude, Where’s My District? Redistricting in California
By Ann G. Daniels and Larry Baskett Remember the census? We know, the pandemic has lasted a million years, so that seems like another life. You probably filled out the questionnaire and forgot about it, but your answers had real-life consequences. In the words of the California Secretary of State’s “California Redistricting” web page, California … Continue reading Dude, Where’s My District? Redistricting in California
What part of No Recall don’t you understand?
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?
Keep Rooftop Solar Going: Stop AB-1139
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
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
Tell Your State Legislator – End Ellis Act Evictions!
By Janani Ramachandran Deadline: January 21, 2021 - Renters all over California are losing their homes under the state’s Ellis Act, when landlords evict long-term tenants - usually in rent-controlled areas, and even if they’re paying their rent on time - in order to convert these properties into condos or even Airbnb vacation rentals. Thousands … Continue reading Tell Your State Legislator – End Ellis Act Evictions!
Gov. Newsom: time to put justice into criminal justice
By Myriah Lynne Deadline: End of September It’s down to the wire: we need you to call Governor Newsom NOW about bringing justice back into our criminal justice system. Tell him to do two things: sign the CRISES Act supporting community public safety responses, and take immediate action to stem the COVID-19 outbreak at San … Continue reading Gov. Newsom: time to put justice into criminal justice
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
IEB Endorses Prop 15 – Schools & Communities First!
By Ted Lam DEADLINE: Start now - On July 13, 2020 I was one of over a dozen people who Zoomed into the Contra Costa Board of Supervisors’ Legislative Committee meeting to support Proposition 15. Prop 15 - also known as Schools and Communities First - is a California ballot initiative that would reclaim $11 … Continue reading IEB Endorses Prop 15 – Schools & Communities First!