As Democrats are considering incorporating the Green New Deal (GND) into 2019's congressional agenda (see our previous blog post for more on this proposal), a new poll shows strong bipartisan support for the idea of transforming the economy through fighting climate change. Despite the Green New Deal's popularity, however, the House of Representative's plan for … Continue reading Keep the Pressure on for a Green New Deal
By Anne Spevack The Blue Wave created the new Blue House, ready to begin its legislative session in January 2019 - and a top priority of some incoming members of the Blue House is the multifaceted environmental/economic “Green New Deal.” Like the Blue Wave, this new plan needs all of our voices in order to … Continue reading Turn the Blue Wave into the Green New Deal
We did it! That was the cry — half delight, half relief — that all progressives expressed on Election Day 2018 … when it became clear that the Democrats would retake control of the House of Representatives. But those of us in Indivisible East Bay could have more accurately exclaimed: “We really did it!” That’s … Continue reading We REALLY did it! IEB and the Blue Wave
Deadline: today and every day until November 6 - We gave you the lowdown on canvassing and phone banking, the most effective Get Out The Vote (GOTV) tools. Next up, and ideal if you can't travel to a flippable district or make phone calls: peer-to-peer text banking! Texting voters is effective, fast, and flexible. You can do … Continue reading Text Out the Vote
Halloween arrived early at the Indivisible East Bay All Members Meeting on October 28, with many of us showing up in costume. Even the infamous Trump Chicken joined the festivities. Unfortunately, the real scares are coming from recent news. From the deadly violence at the Synagogue in Pittsburgh to Trump’s avalanche of incendiary rhetoric — … Continue reading Scary times at IEB’s October All Members Meeting
Text banking is a popular way to help Get Out the Vote (GOTV). People like it because it’s quick, easy and you can do it from anywhere. But maybe you’re not comfortable sending messages to a bunch of strangers, or not convinced it has much effect. Enter VoteWithMe, a free phone app that automates the … Continue reading GOTV with VoteWithMe app
Deadline: today and every day until November 6 - What do we want? To Get Out The Vote! When do we want it? Now through November 6! How are we gonna do it? By knocking on doors, making phone calls, and texting! Our recent article went in-depth on the primo Get Out The Vote (GOTV) tool: canvassing. … Continue reading Is this the voter to whom I am speaking?
By Nancy Latham You already know what’s at stake in the November election - we all know. The naked power grabs. The in-your-face voter suppression. The weakening of democracy so that a small group of plutocrats can use the state as a tool to advance their interests while hacking away at the public good. The … Continue reading The End of the Election Season is Nigh