Indivisible’s meeting with Rep. Swalwell

By Ward Kanowsky Members of Indivisible East Bay and Livermore Indivisible met with Representative Eric Swalwell (CA-15) and his staff over Monday morning coffee on November 4, 2019 at Inkling’s Coffee & Tea in Pleasanton. Our discussion focused on the impeachment inquiry and where it’s heading. The two Indivisible chapters asked a range of questions … Continue reading Indivisible’s meeting with Rep. Swalwell

It’s a bird, it’s a dog … it’s birddogging!

By Ann G. Daniels Sorry, animal lovers, but although this particular action sounds like a trip to the dog park, we're really asking you to get a different kind of exercise: tracking down your Members of Congress, other electeds, and candidates, and getting them on the record. Amazingly, ordinary folks can often get elected representatives … Continue reading It’s a bird, it’s a dog … it’s birddogging!

Rep. Swalwell’s community forum on ending gun violence & domestic terrorism

By Ward Kanowsky Representative Eric Swalwell (CA-15) held a standing room only town hall meeting dedicated solely to the issue of gun violence at Hayward City Hall on August 7, 2019. During his opening comments at the “Community Forum on Ending Gun Violence & Domestic Terrorism,” Swalwell said he had just met with the heads … Continue reading Rep. Swalwell’s community forum on ending gun violence & domestic terrorism

Let it shine: Thanks to Rep. Swalwell for backing GND

By Alan Marling On March 7, Indivisible East Bay projected a big thank you - literally - to Representative Eric Swalwell for backing the Green New Deal. That night, a group of IEB members visited Hayward City Hall and a building downtown on Foothill Boulevard to shine their gratitude. The Green New Deal (GND) resolution, … Continue reading Let it shine: Thanks to Rep. Swalwell for backing GND

Meeting with Rep Swalwell’s staff

By Ward Kanowsky Ward and LeAnn Kanowsky, co-leads of the Indivisible East Bay CA-15 team, met with members of Representative Eric Swalwell’s staff as part of Indivisible’s February 11 National Day of Action. On behalf of IEB, we conveyed our gratitude and support for Swalwell's cosponsorship of the Green New Deal, H.R. 1 (For the … Continue reading Meeting with Rep Swalwell’s staff

Swalwell final 2018 Town Hall

By Ward Kanowsky Close to 450 attendees braved the wind and rain to join Representative Eric Swalwell (CA-15) on December 1 at Dublin High School for his last town hall of 2018.  Swalwell gave an overview of HR 1, the new Congress’ first major piece of legislation in 2019, touching on key issues of voting rights … Continue reading Swalwell final 2018 Town Hall

There’s no crying in canvassing

Deadline: ASAP and through November 6, 2018 Yep, last week sucked. And now we have the Honorable* justice** Kavanaugh. But there's no crying in baseball, don't give up at halftime, take a breath and come back out swinging. If you've ever said you'd contribute some day — that day is TODAY. The task is clear: … Continue reading There’s no crying in canvassing

Swalwell’s Swell Town Hall

On August 11, 2018, Representative Eric Swalwell (CA-15) spoke to an enthusiastic audience at his "How Can I Help? A Campaign Town Hall & Midterm Election Kickoff." The purpose was to get the audience geared up for the upcoming midterms, particularly upcoming House races. To facilitate engagement in these efforts, Rep. Swalwell is opening an … Continue reading Swalwell’s Swell Town Hall

Crowded Slate Vies for State Assembly District 15 Seat

There were nine candidates on stage and a large engaged audience at the California Assembly District 15 Candidates Forum hosted by the Albany Democratic Club at Albany High on January 29. Although the candidates competed to drop names and out-progressive each other, they appeared for the most part to agree closely on the issues. Even … Continue reading Crowded Slate Vies for State Assembly District 15 Seat