Jumpstart Election 2020 in CA-21

Indivisible East Bay members worked along with East Bay for TJ and many others in 2018 to flip California Congressional District 21 from Republican to Democrat, and TJ Cox won by approximately 900 votes due to these extensive outreach efforts. East Bay for TJ isn't resting on its laurels; they're now establishing partnerships with groups in … Continue reading Jumpstart Election 2020 in CA-21

Celebrating TJ Cox’s CA-21 Victory

By Alice Towey and Ted Lam More than 150 activists joined TJ Cox and his family on December 9 to celebrate his nail-biting win of the California District 21 (CA-21) Congressional seat, called nearly a month after the election. The party, crammed into the Alameda home of Mary McFarland, a tireless organizer from East Bay for TJ, included several … Continue reading Celebrating TJ Cox’s CA-21 Victory

We REALLY did it! IEB and the Blue Wave

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

GOTV workshop offers basic training for recruits

Deadline: today and every day until November 6 - Our simple goal: encourage and train more people to get involved in phone banking and canvassing — especially critical as we shift to the final GOTV (Get Out The Vote) phase for the less-than-a-month-away midterm elections. The problem? Many people are reluctant to volunteer for fear … Continue reading GOTV workshop offers basic training for recruits

Canvassing with Very Cool People in Sanger

By Ted Lam, Fiona Woods, and Carl Mason Six hours of driving and six hours of canvassing? Yes! And it was even more fun than we expected. We left Oakland before 5 AM on Saturday October 6, heading south toward Sanger, CA. Bagels, coffee, and great conversation made for a delightful three hour drive.  A … Continue reading Canvassing with Very Cool People in Sanger

This is not a drill! Call to action at All Member Meeting

It’s crunch time friends … the home stretch ... now or never. Choose your metaphor, the fact is that the 2018 midterm elections are only a month away! If you're angry about the current state of our country, the Kavanaugh debacle and other horrors (and if you’re reading this we assume you are), we have the … Continue reading This is not a drill! Call to action at All Member Meeting

Canvassing: a win-win for you and the candidates

By Ted Lam I confess. I'm obsessed with following the forecasts for the November 6 midterm elections. For the past several months I’ve been regularly checking FiveThirtyEight’s “2018 House Forecast” and “Who Is Winning the Race for Congress” poll results — sometimes as often as two or three times a minute just to make sure … Continue reading Canvassing: a win-win for you and the candidates

Fun Ways to Help Flip CA District 21

By Ted Lam The CD-21 Action Coalition, which includes many Indivisible East Bay members, is working hard to make it easy for us in the blue Bay Area to help flip nearby Congressional District 21. Centered in the San Joaquin Valley, District 21 includes parts of Fresno, Kern, Kings, and Tulare counties and is currently represented by Republican David … Continue reading Fun Ways to Help Flip CA District 21

Canvass With Swing Left in District 21

By Dave Halsing Editors' note: The information in this article is presented by Swing Left East Bay, one of IEB's community partners. Swing Left East Bay is an all-volunteer group that connects East Bay residents to events aimed at "flipping" House seats in nearby Congressional districts in the November 2018 election: electing Democrats in districts that … Continue reading Canvass With Swing Left in District 21