By Anne Spevack Deadline: ASAP, votes will be scheduled throughout August - The California legislature is currently in recess, extended due to one Assemblymember and five staffers testing positive for COVID-19. They’re scheduled to return on July 27, and August 31 is the constitutionally mandated date to pass bills this session - so legislators will … Continue reading State Bills Need Your Help – Call Now!
By Alan Marling On March 7, Indivisible East Bay projected a big thank you - literally - to Representative Eric Swalwell for backing the Green New Deal. That night, a group of IEB members visited Hayward City Hall and a building downtown on Foothill Boulevard to shine their gratitude. The Green New Deal (GND) resolution, … Continue reading Let it shine: Thanks to Rep. Swalwell for backing GND
You may have heard since our last post on the Green New Deal that we now have a pair of resolutions in the House and the Senate "Recognizing the Duty of the Federal Government to enact a Green New Deal"! To keep the Green New Deal on our policy agenda, call your representatives and urge them: to vote … Continue reading Bring the Resolution (for a Green New Deal)
By Larry Baskett On February 6, 2019, Indivisible East Bay braved the rain to attend our first meeting with Senator Dianne Feinstein’s state director, Jim Lazarus, who is newly in the role but has worked for Feinstein on and off ever since she was mayor of San Francisco (his most recent job was for the … Continue reading Meeting with Feinstein State Director 2/6
By Sylvia Chi Action deadline: February 4, 2019 and ongoing - The year has hardly started, and our Members of Congress are about to get a chance to vote to show - and act on - their support for the Green New Deal, when two resolutions supporting the Green New Deal are proposed in the House … Continue reading First vote on the Green New Deal!
By Leslie A. Burton On January 15, 2019, Indivisible East Bay met with Senator Kamala Harris’ State Director, Julie Rodriguez, and other office staff at the Senator’s downtown San Francisco office. Shutdown. We opened with the government shutdown, at that point on its 24th day - the longest in U.S. history (and still ongoing as … Continue reading IEB Meets with Senator Harris’ Staff, January 2019
Whose House? Our House! If they ever turn the story of the 2018 midterm elections into a movie, the culmination of the film will certainly be January 3, 2019. After the stunning Democratic victory in November — a Blue Wave that resulted in a gain of 40 seats and control of the House — a … Continue reading IEB shows up big time for January 3 Day of Action
By Elizabeth Douglas On January 3, 2019, Indivisible East Bay met with staff at Senator Kamala Harris’ office in Washington, D.C. to discuss environmental policy. We thanked the Senator for her record of pro-environment votes and her opposition to climate-change deniers like Andrew Wheeler, we asked that she continue supporting and introducing legislation that protects … Continue reading A Meeting with Sen. Harris’ Office on Environmental Policy
As Democrats are considering incorporating the Green New Deal (GND) into 2019's congressional agenda (see our previous blog post for more on this proposal), a new poll shows strong bipartisan support for the idea of transforming the economy through fighting climate change. Despite the Green New Deal's popularity, however, the House of Representative's plan for … Continue reading Keep the Pressure on for a Green New Deal
By Anne Spevack Deadline: right now - Support for the Green New Deal (GND) keeps growing! At the COP24 UN Climate Talks in Katowice, Poland, over 300 state and local elected officials from the U.S. signed a letter calling for a GND approach to phase out fossil fuel use. The letter calls for jurisdictions in the U.S. … Continue reading Support the Green New Deal