At November's Indivisible East Bay All Members Meeting we spent more time eating than meeting. Several dozen members and guests gathered to enjoy tasty food and each other’s company for our potluck and post-election celebration. We also fit in a bit of business -- Governance Committee (GC) member and CA-11 team co-lead Ted led us … Continue reading November All Members Meet and Eat
With midterm election day barreling toward us, local political groups (including Indivisible East Bay, of course) and elected officials are stepping up their efforts to make sure we cross the November 6 finish line as victors. The first weekend in August - we've hit the less-than 100 days out, folks - saw many IEBers participating … Continue reading Kicking off August ’18 with local political events
By Christina Tarr and Andrea Lum Action deadline: September 24, 2018 A death knell rang on July 19 for hundreds of endangered animals and plants in the United States, as the Trump administration announced its plan to roll back two key provisions of the Endangered Species Act. The proposal by the Interior and Commerce departments, which … Continue reading We Need to Save Wildlife. Again.
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
FEDERAL: Sen. Kamala Harris (email); (415) 981-9369 • DC: (202) 224-3553; 333 Bush Street, Suite 3225, San Francisco CA 94104 Sen. Dianne Feinstein (email); (415) 393-0707 • DC: (202) 224-3841; 1 Post Street, Suite 2450, San Francisco CA 94104 Rep. Mark DeSaulnier (email): (510) 620-1000 DC: (202) 225-2095; 440 Civic Center Plaza, 2nd Floor, … Continue reading Contact Your Elected Representatives!
A lot of us are rightly horrified and appalled by what's happening at the border and are asking what can be done about it in addition to voting out Republicans in November. It turns out this is a good time for a few possible actions in both chambers -- although because of membership, seniority, and … Continue reading The atrocity at the border; what we can demand our Members of Congress do
Thanks to all Indivisible East Bay members who voted on our very first endorsement decision! We are delighted to report that IEB is endorsing Representatives Mark DeSaulnier (CA-11), Barbara Lee (CA-13), and Eric Swalwell (CA-15) for U.S. Congress. Each candidate received 97 percent of the votes from IEB members in their district. We're proud to … Continue reading IEB endorses Reps Lee, Swalwell, DeSaulnier
Indivisibles across the country are embracing our grassroots power to influence elections by making endorsements. While the East Bay doesn’t have a field of spunky newcomers competing for the chance to take down a vulnerable GOP incumbent, we do have three Congressmembers who have done an exceptional job representing our values this term. To show … Continue reading Endorsements
Contact Your Members of Congress (Senators and Representatives: Sen. Kamala Harris (email); (415) 355-9041 • DC: (202) 224-3553; 333 Bush Street, Suite 3225, San Francisco CA 94104 Sen. Dianne Feinstein (email); (415) 393-0707 • DC: (202) 224-3841; 1 Post Street, Suite 2450, San Francisco CA 94104 Rep. Mark DeSaulnier (email): (510) 620-1000 DC: (202) 225-2095; … Continue reading Contact Your Representatives!
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