IEB meeting with Rep. DeSaulnier 8/5/19

August 5, 2019 meeting with Representative Mark DeSaulnier and Indivisible East Bay's CA-11 Team.  Present: Rep. Mark DeSaulnier and Shanelle Scales Preston, District Director for Rep. DeSaulnier  Read our memorandum to Rep. DeSaulnier here. Immigration (CBP/HHS/Flores Settlement)  $4.6 billion in border aid without any accountability DeSaulnier: there were long caucuses on this - Problem Solvers … Continue reading IEB meeting with Rep. DeSaulnier 8/5/19

Dumpster Fire’s Budget: $8.6 B for the wall, slash social services

One thing we can say for the Dumpster Fire-in-Chief: he doesn't give up. OK, we could say more, but let's stick with that for the moment. He doesn't give up. His budget for 2020 is out, and he's still at it with the damn funding for the damn Wall. 8.6 billion dollars, to be specific, … Continue reading Dumpster Fire’s Budget: $8.6 B for the wall, slash social services

Tell Congress: Fund Libraries, not the Wall

Whoops, he did it again! The newly-released Presidential budget again proposes eliminating the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), an independent grantmaking agency that provides approximately $189.3 million funding for libraries through the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA). The proposal also cuts the Innovative Approaches to Literacy (IAL), a program administered by the … Continue reading Tell Congress: Fund Libraries, not the Wall

Tell our MoCs: No more funding for ICE/CBP or the Wall

Deadline: today and every day - Like the spoiled kid who says he'll take his toys and break up the game, the Current Occupant is threatening to shut down the government unless Congress agrees to his demands: $5 billion to pay for his wall and for more inhumane enforcement and detention at the border. This on … Continue reading Tell our MoCs: No more funding for ICE/CBP or the Wall

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 Congress: It’s Stupid to Stop Investing in Libraries

Anyone remember a certain Republican Presidential candidate's claim "I love the poorly educated"? Seems he is determined to Make America Poorly Educated - for the second year in a row, the White House budget proposal eliminates federal funding for libraries. Yup, you read that right. Libraries. Possibly the most popular institutions in this whole country, … Continue reading Tell Congress: It’s Stupid to Stop Investing in Libraries