State Bills Need Your Help – Call Now!

By Anne Spevack Deadline: ASAP, votes will be scheduled throughout August - The California legislature is currently in recess, extended due to one Assemblymember and five staffers testing positive for COVID-19. They’re scheduled to return on July 27, and August 31 is the constitutionally mandated date to pass bills this session - so legislators will … Continue reading State Bills Need Your Help – Call Now!

IEB’s May meeting with Assemblymembers Bonta & Wicks

By Ted Lam Editors' note: for each bill discussed we include its number (starting with AB for “Assembly bill,” SB for “Senate bill,” or “ACA” for “Assembly Constitutional Amendment”), its official name, and, where we know, its current status as of this writing, May 28. The legislative deadline to pass bills through their house of … Continue reading IEB’s May meeting with Assemblymembers Bonta & Wicks

Supporting Criminal Justice Reform Bills in the California Legislature

By Toni Henle Action Deadline: today and every day through May 30 - On May 20, 2019, Indivisible East Bay members joined a large crowd at the State Capitol in Sacramento at the 2019 Quest4Democracy (Q4D) Advocacy Day. Q4D is a statewide coalition of grassroots groups supporting a platform of bills to improve access to … Continue reading Supporting Criminal Justice Reform Bills in the California Legislature

Urgent – Support AB 392, Reform Police Use of Deadly Force

Action Deadline: Monday, April 8, 2019 - Last month, we wrote about a pair of bills concerning police use of deadly force now making their way through the California state legislature. Indivisible East Bay supports AB 392, which would provide real reform to address the serious problem of unnecessary police use of deadly force that kills … Continue reading Urgent – Support AB 392, Reform Police Use of Deadly Force

Go Time on Two Good Bills

By the Indivisible East Bay Voter Rights and Election Integrity team Action deadline - ASAP!  Great news! Thanks to your help in making calls, two good California bills that Indivisible East Bay supported, AB 2188 (Social Media Disclose Act) and AB 3115 (Jails: Voter Education Program), passed out of committee and are scheduled to be voted … Continue reading Go Time on Two Good Bills

Risk-limiting audits: did your vote count?

This action originally appeared in the Indivisible East Bay newsletter on June 14, 2018. At that time, the deadline to make a call was Monday June 18; we will update as the status changes. June 19 update Thank you for all your calls and letters — it’s working! Today, AB 2125 was heard in the Senate … Continue reading Risk-limiting audits: did your vote count?

State Legislature Vote-a-rama

Indivisible East Bay supported several California Assembly and Senate bills pending in the June 2018 session. The legislature has voted, and here are the results: Law Enforcement: AB 3131 Law enforcement agencies, military equipment, funding, acquisition, and use: passed Assembly. See our articles here and here for more info SB 1421 Peace officers, release of records: passed Senate. See … Continue reading State Legislature Vote-a-rama

IEB Meets With State Asm. Thurmond’s Staff

On May 29, Indivisible East Bay members Nick, Amelia, Ted, Melanie, and Mark met with Molly Curley O’Brien from State Assemblymember Tony Thurmond’s (AD15) office in downtown Oakland. IEB's first-ever meeting with Thurmond’s staff was a positive experience. We had sent Molly a memo beforehand listing the topics and state bills we wanted to talk … Continue reading IEB Meets With State Asm. Thurmond’s Staff

Who’s Behind That Curtain? Support AB 2188, Reveal Online Ad Funders

By the Indivisible East Bay Voter Rights and Election Integrity team Updated May 26, 2018 The Supreme Court's Citizens United ruling eight years ago undermined our democracy by allowing those with unlimited money to use it to drown out the voices of the rest of us. While we would like to see Citizens United overturned, … Continue reading Who’s Behind That Curtain? Support AB 2188, Reveal Online Ad Funders

Two Bills to Improve Voter Participation in CA

By the Indivisible East Bay Voter Rights and Election Integrity team Updated May 26, 2018 Our democracy is fundamental to who we are as a nation, and our right to vote is the foundation of our democracy. Two bills pending in the California legislature offer different paths to reach a common goal: facilitating and increasing voter … Continue reading Two Bills to Improve Voter Participation in CA