Fight Voter Suppression and Free the Vote in California!

Action deadline: Friday April 26 and ongoing - There’s strength in numbers. (Go Warriors!) Every vote matters, and we need to do everything in our power to combat voter suppression. Restoring voting rights to Californians who are on parole is a critical step, and although we can’t do this in time for the 2020 election, … Continue reading Fight Voter Suppression and Free the Vote in California!

Urgent – Support AB 392, Reform Police Use of Deadly Force

Action Deadline: Monday, April 8, 2019 - Last month, we wrote about a pair of bills concerning police use of deadly force now making their way through the California state legislature. Indivisible East Bay supports AB 392, which would provide real reform to address the serious problem of unnecessary police use of deadly force that kills … Continue reading Urgent – Support AB 392, Reform Police Use of Deadly Force

Support AB 857, Public Banking

By Sylvia Chi Deadline: now and ongoing - In recent years, a lot more people have started thinking about who's running their banks, and who's profiting - and whether they're the ones who are losing. Now, California Assembly Bill 857 proposes to allow local governments to apply for a banking license from the state, so cities, counties, or … Continue reading Support AB 857, Public Banking

Sign on! Petition and bills to reform charter school laws

By Emily Filloy Deadline: Now and ongoing - Are you sick and tired of billionaires backing charter schools, while public schools scramble to pay teachers a living wage? The proliferation of charter schools and the disastrous effect they have on our public schools was brought to the public’s attention in the recent Los Angeles and … Continue reading Sign on! Petition and bills to reform charter school laws

Thank Gov. Newsom for closing the Death Chamber

On March 13 Governor Gavin Newsom, by executive order, instituted a moratorium on the death penalty in California and ordered the repeal of California’s lethal injection protocol along with immediate closure of the Death Chamber at San Quentin State Prison. California has the largest death row population (currently 737 people) in the Western Hemisphere, and capital … Continue reading Thank Gov. Newsom for closing the Death Chamber

Phone and text bank for 2019 special elections

Updated May 1: More phone & text banking dates have been added! Read below for all details and to see all upcoming dates. Note that there may not be links to RSVP for some dates - please RSVP and send any questions directly to host Nancy Klein at nancyklein44@gmail.com or 510-917-4045   Think nothing is happening … Continue reading Phone and text bank for 2019 special elections

You Can Help Get Coal Outta Richmond!

By Janis Hashe and Janet Scoll Johnson Push is quickly coming to shove in the accelerating fight to end coal transport through Richmond. An ordinance that would prohibit new coal handling and storage infrastructure and phase out existing coal operations over a period of years is scheduled to come before the Richmond City Council in … Continue reading You Can Help Get Coal Outta Richmond!

Terminate the tax on periods – period!

By Rosemary Jordan Action deadline: March 8 and ongoing - Taxing period products is absurd and unjust. Under California law, health items like walkers, medical identification tags, and prescription medications - including Viagra! - are not taxed. But menstrual health products are not tax exempt in California, even though they are considered medical necessities by the … Continue reading Terminate the tax on periods – period!

Tell CalPERS to divest from fossil fuels

By Sara Theiss Are you a CalPERS member or beneficiary? A California taxpayer? Someone who cares about the future of our planet? If so, please join Fossil Free California in Sacramento on March 18, 2019, when we'll tell the Board of Directors of the CalPERS pension plan, the largest pension plan in the U.S., to divest … Continue reading Tell CalPERS to divest from fossil fuels