Tell the media they're putting people in harm's way Did you read about how the media put protesters against white supremacists and neo-Nazis in danger of reprisals by the far right? No? Berkeley, we have a problem. On August 5, 2018, Berkeley witnessed another “Say No to Marxism” rally. This rally built on the momentum … Continue reading Don’t Expose Protesters to Alt-Right Retaliation
By Christina Tarr and Andrea Lum Action deadline: September 24, 2018 A death knell rang on July 19 for hundreds of endangered animals and plants in the United States, as the Trump administration announced its plan to roll back two key provisions of the Endangered Species Act. The proposal by the Interior and Commerce departments, which … Continue reading We Need to Save Wildlife. Again.
The House Budget Committee just passed a 10-year budget containing over $300 billion in cuts to crucial social services. Why do we need these cuts? To help pay for the staggering $1.5 trillion deficit created by the GOP tax scam giveaway to the wealthiest 1% and corporate donors! Compare and contrast: The military budget, which consumes 60% of … Continue reading Stop the House Reverse Robin Hood Budget
For background on the family separation issue, please see our earlier articles here and here. Updated July 3, 2018: On June 26 federal District Judge Dana Sabraw granted a preliminary injunction in a class action lawsuit brought by the ACLU, halting the family separation policy and ordering agencies to quickly begin reunifying families separated as a … Continue reading Four Ways You Can Fight for Immigrants
FEDERAL: Sen. Kamala Harris (email); (415) 981-9369 • DC: (202) 224-3553; 333 Bush Street, Suite 3225, San Francisco CA 94104 Sen. Dianne Feinstein (email); (415) 393-0707 • DC: (202) 224-3841; 1 Post Street, Suite 2450, San Francisco CA 94104 Rep. Mark DeSaulnier (email): (510) 620-1000 DC: (202) 225-2095; 440 Civic Center Plaza, 2nd Floor, … Continue reading Contact Your Elected Representatives!
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?
By Alice Towey On Friday, April 13, 2018, the Current Occupant of the White House announced that the United States was launching a missile strike against Syria. Trump said that he had ordered U.S. armed forces to launch strikes on targets associated with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s chemical weapons program. It was the culmination of … Continue reading “Mission Accomplished” in Syria? Tell Trump He’s Not Above the Law
Thanks to all Indivisible East Bay members who voted on our very first endorsement decision! We are delighted to report that IEB is endorsing Representatives Mark DeSaulnier (CA-11), Barbara Lee (CA-13), and Eric Swalwell (CA-15) for U.S. Congress. Each candidate received 97 percent of the votes from IEB members in their district. We're proud to … Continue reading IEB endorses Reps Lee, Swalwell, DeSaulnier
Indivisibles across the country are embracing our grassroots power to influence elections by making endorsements. While the East Bay doesn’t have a field of spunky newcomers competing for the chance to take down a vulnerable GOP incumbent, we do have three Congressmembers who have done an exceptional job representing our values this term. To show … Continue reading Endorsements