Meeting with Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s Staff, June 20, 2019 1 Post St., San Francisco From Sen. Feinstein's office: Jim Lazarus, State Director; Abigail Ellis, Field Representative; two interns Read Indivisible East Bay's pre-meeting memorandum TOPICS DISCUSSED: Climate Change & Infrastructure: Climate change and rising sea levels (a consequence of climate change) affect infrastructure, including roads … Continue reading IEB Meeting with Sen. Feinstein Staff June 2019
Deadline: Now through June (at least) - Earlier this week, the House Appropriations Committee passed an amendment to the defense spending bill, proposed by Representative Barbara Lee, that would repeal the 2001 Authorization for Military Force (AUMF). The AUMF, first passed in 2001, gave the President the power to use military force without prior Congressional approval, … Continue reading A light at the end of the tunnel of endless war
Deadline: Before we bomb anywhere else - After 9/11, Congress enacted Authorizations for Use of Military Force (AUMF) to retaliate against Al Qaeda and to wage war in Iraq. Congress never intended those AUMFs to be open-ended blank checks for presidents to create or pursue wars on their own; yet 18 years later, they are … Continue reading Repeal the AUMF, NOW
By Leslie A. Burton On January 15, 2019, Indivisible East Bay met with Senator Kamala Harris’ State Director, Julie Rodriguez, and other office staff at the Senator’s downtown San Francisco office. Shutdown. We opened with the government shutdown, at that point on its 24th day - the longest in U.S. history (and still ongoing as … Continue reading IEB Meets with Senator Harris’ Staff, January 2019
By Janna Layton and Catya de Neergaard On July 25, 2018, a group of Indivisible East Bay members held our regular meeting with Senator Feinstein's state director, Sean Elsbernd. As usual, the talk ranged over a wide variety of subjects, and Sean gave detailed answers to a large number of questions. IMMIGRATION Family Separation, Reunification, … Continue reading July meeting with Sen. Feinstein’s State Director
For most Americans, when Trump decided to bomb Syria in mid-April, no alarm bells went off. Whether or not you agreed with the decision, the President has the prerogative to take such action — even without prior authorization from Congress. Right? Not exactly! Time was, Congress retained sole authority to declare war on another country. But … Continue reading Sunrise, No Sunset: Stop the 2018 AUMF
For most Americans, when Trump decided to bomb Syria a few weeks ago, no alarm bells went off. After all, whether or not you agree with the decision, it’s the President’s prerogative to take such action — even without any prior authorization from Congress required. Right? Actually, not exactly. You may be forgiven for believing … Continue reading The 2018 AUMF: Meet the new law, worse than the old law?
Congress passed the Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) in 2001 in reaction to the 9/11 attacks. Since then, thousands of American troops have been killed and injured and hundreds of thousands of civilian lives lost in the Middle East. It took an ambush in Niger (and fumbled condolence phone call) to get Congress to … Continue reading Make Peace, Not War
IEB met on August 2, 2017 with Senator Kamala Harris's District Director Daniel Chen.
For the first time in almost sixteen years, there's a chance for a real debate in the Congress about our seemingly endless war in the Middle East - thanks to East Bay hero Rep. Barbara Lee.