Election Security IS National Security

Deadline: today and ongoing - If there’s one thing former Special Counsel Robert Mueller has been unequivocal about, it’s foreign interference in our elections - the subject of the entire first part of the Special Counsel’s Report, and a theme Mueller emphasized repeatedly in his May 27 statement.  The Report lists many forms of election interference, but … Continue reading Election Security IS National Security

Extinction Emergency

Deadline: right now, it'll soon be too late - Worldwide, a million plant and animal species are on the brink of extinction, and the Endangered Species Act (ESA) does NOT go far enough to protect many of those species in this country. On International Biodiversity Day (May 22, 2019) Representative Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.), chair of the House Natural … Continue reading Extinction Emergency

Tell our MoCs: support Medicare Negotiation legislation

Deadline: NOW! - Unless you're a magical unicorn who never gets sick, and you've never seen any drug ads, you know: Prescription drug prices are crazy high in the United States. It isn't just anecdotal opinion: they really are much higher in the U.S. than in other high-income countries, and Americans spend more on prescription drugs than … Continue reading Tell our MoCs: support Medicare Negotiation legislation

Next Stop Hunger Games?

Deadline: yes, right now - How many things are wrong with this picture? The administration continues to detain migrants and refuse to let them apply for asylum; takes children away from their parents and leaves them in vans in a Texas parking lot for nearly two days; allows the border patrol to confiscate migrant kids’ … Continue reading Next Stop Hunger Games?

Join IEB for Pride 2019 – and other ways to show support

We really didn't think that in the East Bay, in 2019, the rainbow flag would be controversial. So when Shawn Kumagai, the first out gay Dublin City Council member, proposed that Dublin join numerous other East Bay cities (and also other much less obvious places) in flying the Pride flag in support of Pride Month, it was … Continue reading Join IEB for Pride 2019 – and other ways to show support

A light at the end of the tunnel of endless war

Deadline: Now through June (at least) - Earlier this week, the House Appropriations Committee passed an amendment to the defense spending bill, proposed by Representative Barbara Lee, that would repeal the 2001 Authorization for Military Force (AUMF). The AUMF, first passed in 2001, gave the President the power to use military force without prior Congressional approval, … Continue reading A light at the end of the tunnel of endless war

Talking impeachment with Tom Steyer, April 2019

By Katie Cameron and Rosemary Jordan Tom Steyer, head of Need to Impeach, held a Town Hall at Ruby Hill Winery’s Casa Real in Pleasanton on April 23, 2019, to encourage his large and enthusiastic audience to keep the pressure on Representative Eric Swalwell, who is now running for President. The following day, April 24, … Continue reading Talking impeachment with Tom Steyer, April 2019

Save our healthcare, save our lives

Deadline: Do it now! - Our healthcare is under attack by the GOP, again -- or to be accurate -- STILL! In December 2018, the trial court in Texas v. US, a lawsuit brought in February 2018 by several states' conservative Attorneys General, ruled that the entire Affordable Care Act is invalid. That's bad, but it's … Continue reading Save our healthcare, save our lives

Repeal the Hyde Amendment for EACH Woman

In 1973, abortion was legalized throughout the US in Roe v. Wade. A short three years later, low-income women all over the country effectively had that right put out of reach by the Hyde Amendment, which prohibited federal Medicaid funding for almost all abortion services. The Hyde Amendment has been an impenetrable fortress in Congress year … Continue reading Repeal the Hyde Amendment for EACH Woman