Indivisible East Bay kicked off our summer of voter outreach at the first Virtual Voter Outreach Palooza on Saturday, June 13! Virtual voter outreach is critical this election season for many reasons - canvassing in person may be off the table for the Fall, but also, since we're so weighed down by the news, taking … Continue reading We came, we saw, we Paloozed!
Deadline: ASAP - On June 7, 2020 a veto-proof majority of the Minneapolis City Council pledged to disband the police department that the officers who murdered George Floyd belonged to. We’re many miles away, but perhaps you, like us, are looking for ways to force change on police departments and police unions that have been … Continue reading Every step the police take, we’ll be watching
It's the perfect time to collect images of your hard work resisting and saving democracy from home, so we're introducing our new creative project, “IEB In Place.” We'd love to showcase YOU while making calls, texting, writing/decorating postcards, or other indivisible-related activities. To participate, send in a photo of you in action (include any Indivisible … Continue reading IEB In Place Photo Project Needs You!
Deadline: Start now and keep going - COVID-19 has challenged us all. While the quack-in-chief is recommending ingesting cleaning products and taking potentially dangerous prescription medicine that hasn’t been approved for a condition he claims he doesn’t have, some of us are taking the opportunity to do our research and do some good. We are … Continue reading Community Love in the Time of COVID
By Ann G. Daniels Deadline: NOW - Day Eleventy-nine, bailout double overtime, and Congress still hasn't gotten it right. (Yes, we blame Shake Shack & Ruth's Chris getting small biz $$ on Congress - ever hear of oversight?) Indivisible National's website has a "People's Bailout for Coronavirus" campaign with lots of info and simple ways to … Continue reading Bailout for the People
By Sylvia Chi, Balvinder Kumar and Andrea Lum We are grateful to the Asian Pacific Islander Faculty and Staff Association at CSU East Bay for their guidance and for sharing the list of resources and information in this article. For more information about APIFSA, visit their webpage. Deadline: Now and always - COVID-19 has affected … Continue reading It’s called COVID: Stop the Anti-Asian Hate
By Ann G. Daniels and Marcello Lanfranchi Deadline: ASAP - It’s less than a week into the small business program that Congress enacted as part of the latest COVID-19 relief package, and it’s already clear that the plan was massively inadequate. Banks are overwhelmed with small business loan applications. Just three days in Wells Fargo … Continue reading Tell Congress, save small businesses
By Ted Lam Deadline: Now - There are reports that without an infusion of funding, the US Postal Service might have to shutter its operations by June. Without the USPS functioning properly, there’s little hope that vote by mail will be widely available between now and November’s elections. The House of Representatives asked for money … Continue reading Save the US Postal Service
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