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

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

Two State Directors in Two Days

It was quite a week at the beginning of October 2017 - we met back to back with the state directors for Senators Dianne Feinstein and Kamala Harris. We didn’t plan on having our first meeting with Sen. Harris’ state director, Julie Rodriguez, the evening before our umpteenth meeting with Sen. Feinstein’s state director, Sean … Continue reading Two State Directors in Two Days