First we marched, now we act

Deadline: We Marched … now we Act! January 18, 2020 - the fourth Women's March date since the Caveman-in-Chief came to DC (and let's make it the last of his tenure!). Many Indivisible East Bay'ers were in Oakland, and we're bringing you an action item from that central rally. We've also got reports from other … Continue reading First we marched, now we act

Help ensure we’re all counted

The 2020 Census is coming! A complete count of "all persons" living in the United States during the upcoming census is important to us all; the results determine how many Congressional seats each state gets and the amount of federal funding that states, counties and communities receive. With the White House's outrageous attempts to add … Continue reading Help ensure we’re all counted

IEB Meeting with Sen. Harris staff June 2019

Meeting with Senator Kamala Harris' staff, June 25, 2019 From Sen. Harris’ office: Daniel “Dino” Chen, Deputy State Director  Read Indivisible East Bay's pre-meeting memorandum TOPICS DISCUSSED: Iran & the Middle East: We thanked Senator Harris for cosponsoring the Protection Against Unconstitutional War on Iran Act and demanding the status of mobilizing troops for war … Continue reading IEB Meeting with Sen. Harris staff June 2019

Meeting with Feinstein staff March 2019

Indivisible East Bay met with Senator Feinstein’s state director Jim Lazarus and returning field representative Caitlin Meyer on March 14 in the senator’s San Francisco office. You can see our detailed pre-meeting memo here. Our smaller-than-average delegation covered a lot of topics: Climate Change: We told Jim that beyond the in-person interaction the senator had with … Continue reading Meeting with Feinstein staff March 2019

IEB Meets with Senator Harris’ Staff, January 2019

By Leslie A. Burton On January 15, 2019, Indivisible East Bay met with Senator Kamala Harris’ State Director, Julie Rodriguez, and other office staff at the Senator’s downtown San Francisco office.   Shutdown. We opened with the government shutdown, at that point on its 24th day - the longest in U.S. history (and still ongoing as … Continue reading IEB Meets with Senator Harris’ Staff, January 2019

Speak Out Against the Census Immigration Question

Deadline: August 6, 2018 - Attacking immigrants by bureaucracy: the 2020 Census will include a new question on citizenship. Why? The Constitution requires that the Census count "all persons" - NOT all citizens. Members of Congress, whose districts are determined by the Census counts, represent all people, NOT just citizens. The Commerce Department, however, bizarrely claims citizenship data … Continue reading Speak Out Against the Census Immigration Question

Count Every Person

Call us nerdy, but we've been worried for some time about the impact of the administration's apparent plan to under-fund the 2020 United States Census, since that count will be critical in drawing political districts, allotting congressional representatives, and distributing billions in federal funds. Turns out our concerns were justified, and then some. The Department of … Continue reading Count Every Person

A Conversation with Steve Haro, Senator Feinstein’s Chief of Staff in DC

By Catherine de Neergaard ​Things don’t always go as planned. Sometimes you have to improvise. Such was the case when Steve Haro, Senator Dianne Feinstein's Chief of Staff, met with Indivisible representatives on February 21, 2018. As Chief of Staff, Mr Haro occupies the most prestigious position on Feinstein’s staff. Previously, he has had been … Continue reading A Conversation with Steve Haro, Senator Feinstein’s Chief of Staff in DC

Trump’s Dangerous Census Pick

By Rob Schoenbeck Not content with GOP efforts to suppress the votes of low-income Americans and people of color at the state level, the Trump Administration has been trying to position the 2020 US Census as yet another arena where Republicans can make some Americans count and others not -- this time literally. The administration … Continue reading Trump’s Dangerous Census Pick