Come to our Issue Working Group Info Session TONIGHT! It’s been a big week- the Senate passed the COVID relief package, and while it’s missing some features we liked, we’re glad to see relief going to people and communities who desperately need it, including $1400 checks, aid to states, an expanded child tax credit, and more. … Continue reading Come to Our Issue Working Group Information Session TONIGHT, 3/9!
By Ann G. Daniels and Heidi Rand Deadline: NOW - Last fall, Representative Barbara Lee (CA-13) cosponsored the Transform, Heal, and Renew by Investing in a Vibrant Economy (THRIVE) Agenda, a framework for economic renewal that addresses America's public health disaster, racial injustice, the climate crisis, and economic inequity. In the new Administration, Senator Edward … Continue reading Live Long, Prosper, and THRIVE
Photo by Khachik Simonian By Sylvia Chi and Andrea Lum As Lunar New Year begins, we wanted to take the opportunity to acknowledge the disturbing and violent attacks against Asian Americans and especially the elderly. In particular, the murder of an elderly Thai grandfather and the video of a 91 year old man shoved … Continue reading This Lunar New Year, Stand Against Anti-Asian Violence
By Ann G. Daniels Deadline: Do it now - This week, we’re asking you to contact both our California senators, with a special message for each. To Senator Padilla: Please welcome brand-new Senator Alex Padilla and tell him we want him to fight for our priorities, including democracy reform and eliminating the filibuster! Good news: … Continue reading We Have Two Senators Again – Call Them Today
By Heidi Rand and Ann Daniels Deadline: NOW & until November 3 - Are you ready for a new President? We said: ARE YOU READY FOR A NEW PRESIDENT? The General Election - also known as the Presidential Election, although there’s lots more on the ballot - is Tuesday, November 3, 2020. That's the last … Continue reading Do you know how to vote? Well, do ya?
Dear Warriors for Justice, The presidential campaign has been going on for approximately 150 years, and it’s almost over. We’ve got three words for you: DON’T STOP NOW. OK, a few more words, but if you can't read this whole letter, here’s the big takeaway: when the election's over, and you’re waiting for the results, … Continue reading Let’s Go Win This Forking Election!
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
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
By Charlotte McGoldrick, Nancy Latham, and Ann Daniels Deadline: NOW to November 3 - Arizona. Florida. Michigan. North Carolina. Pennsylvania. Wisconsin. This isn’t a geography quiz - these are the battleground states on our road to win the White House. And we want YOU to join our team to win them through Vote Save America’s … Continue reading Your Democracy Needs You. For Real. (No, Seriously. For Real.)
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!