Rallies, Rocking & Rainbows!

Yes, we put the East Bay into Indivisible East Bay this past weekend, with events in Hayward, Berkeley and Oakland all in one 48 hour period! First up, on September 6, Cal State East Bay students and faculty rallied in downtown Hayward to #SaveIsabel. Dozens of students marched from the Hayward campus through the streets … Continue reading Rallies, Rocking & Rainbows!

IEB 7/16/19 Meeting with Assemblymember Buffy Wicks, AD-15

Meeting with Assemblymember Buffy Wicks, AD-15, on July 16, 2019 PRESENT: Buffy Wicks; Senior Field Representative Uche Uwahemu; one additional staff person and three interns; five IEB members. This was Indivisible East Bay’s first solo meeting with Assemblymember Wicks, following our May 10, 2019 meeting with her and Asm. Rob Bonta. We gave Wicks and her … Continue reading IEB 7/16/19 Meeting with Assemblymember Buffy Wicks, AD-15

Get REAL about education funding & education behind bars

By Elizabeth Douglas Editors’ note: This piece contains both a powerful first-person narrative and important information about the Restoring Education and Learning (REAL) Act, H.R. 2168 in the House and S.1074 in the Senate, which could provide funding for education for literally hundreds of thousands of prisoners. Please read to the end to find out … Continue reading Get REAL about education funding & education behind bars

Sign on! Petition and bills to reform charter school laws

By Emily Filloy Deadline: Now and ongoing - Are you sick and tired of billionaires backing charter schools, while public schools scramble to pay teachers a living wage? The proliferation of charter schools and the disastrous effect they have on our public schools was brought to the public’s attention in the recent Los Angeles and … Continue reading Sign on! Petition and bills to reform charter school laws

Join IEB in Supporting Oakland Teachers

Deadline: today through February 5 - Fresh off the exciting win for teachers in Los Angeles, Oakland is facing the possibility of a teacher strike of its own. Teachers in the Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) have worked without a contract for about a year and a half, while dealing with numerous issues such as … Continue reading Join IEB in Supporting Oakland Teachers

Don’t Let DeVos Gut Title IX

Deadline for public comments: January 28, 2019 -  Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos has proposed regulations that would modify the implementation of Title IX, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in federally funded education programs. Well, let's call it what it is - Betsy DeVos has proposed a scheme to destroy an important … Continue reading Don’t Let DeVos Gut Title IX

Turn the Blue Wave into the Green New Deal

By Anne Spevack The Blue Wave created the new Blue House, ready to begin its legislative session in January 2019 - and a top priority of some incoming members of the Blue House is the multifaceted environmental/economic “Green New Deal.” Like the Blue Wave, this new plan needs all of our voices in order to … Continue reading Turn the Blue Wave into the Green New Deal

Stop the House Reverse Robin Hood Budget

The House Budget Committee just passed a 10-year budget containing over $300 billion in cuts to crucial social services. Why do we need these cuts? To help pay for the staggering $1.5 trillion deficit created by the GOP tax scam giveaway to the wealthiest 1% and corporate donors! Compare and contrast: The military budget, which consumes 60% of … Continue reading Stop the House Reverse Robin Hood Budget

Tell the governor: Sign AB 10, put menstrual products in schools

AB 10, which would provide period products to low-income schools, is on Governor Brown's desk, with rumors that he may reject it. Please speak up! Providing period products in schools may not sound like a big deal to you, but it can make the difference between girls being successful students or not. A single box … Continue reading Tell the governor: Sign AB 10, put menstrual products in schools