Support immigrants’ path to permanent residency

By Heidi Rand Deadline: Act NOW & join Nov. 19 rally -  Join immigrants and their allies in fighting for a pathway to permanent residency for over a million longtime U.S. residents who are at risk of losing their legal status under the Trump administration's attacks on programs such as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), Temporary Protected … Continue reading Support immigrants’ path to permanent residency

We are Indivisible: Book Talk with Leah Greenberg and Ezra Levin

On November 8, 2019, nearly 100 people crammed into San Francisco’s tiny Book Passage to hear Pod Save America co-host Dan Pfeiffer — who during his intro clarified that he used to work in the Obama White House — interview Indivisible founders Leah Greenberg and Ezra Levin about the experiences and tactics that shaped their … Continue reading We are Indivisible: Book Talk with Leah Greenberg and Ezra Levin

Senator Harris Town Hall in Sacramento

IEB members who made the trek to Senator Kamala Harris’ Sacramento town hall on April 5 were rewarded with a lively session covering a broad range of issues. Members of the packed audience challenged Harris with questions that were sometimes supportive but more often critical, and overall she deftly replied to the queries. On holding … Continue reading Senator Harris Town Hall in Sacramento

Meeting With Senator Feinstein’s Staff in Oakland

In recent months, with a helping hand from Indivisible East Bay, Senator Dianne Feinstein's staff has reached out to local communities, providing an opportunity for citizens to participate in freewheeling Q&A discussions. The most recent meeting was March 9, when IEB, in partnership with the Unity Council, met Feinstein's Field Representative Abby Ellis at the Fruitvale-San Antonio … Continue reading Meeting With Senator Feinstein’s Staff in Oakland

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

Wake Up: We Still Need a Clean DREAM Act

This is our world now: the current occupant sells $50 hats with "American Dreamer" emblazoned on the front; ICE threatens repercussions against Oakland's mayor for warning city residents of incoming raids; Congress has stalled for so long on passing a clean DREAM Act that somehow, unimaginably, the Republicans are starting to take ownership of it. How soon they forget that … Continue reading Wake Up: We Still Need a Clean DREAM Act

My Dream Was to Go Straight to University – Part 2

Last week we published the first part of an Indivisible East Bay member's interview with Lara, a DACA recipient. Our last question was whether her parents felt they made the right decision in moving to the United States. Lara ended her response with: "When DACA passed and I was able to go back to school, … Continue reading My Dream Was to Go Straight to University – Part 2

You May Say I’m a DREAMer, But I’m Not the Only One

On Tuesday, coward-in-Chief Trump sent his toady Attorney General (Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III) to deliver the damning decision rescinding the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program through which President Obama, by executive order, had protected more than 800,000 young undocumented immigrants from deportation. With DACA, we promised young DREAMers who were brought here as … Continue reading You May Say I’m a DREAMer, But I’m Not the Only One