I Care, You Care, We All Obamacare – by Dec 15!

By Ming Richie Healthcare is consistently the number one issue on voters’ minds, and it’s easy to understand why. Confusion surrounding terminology, access, costs and players has most of us struggling to navigate through complicated waters and just stay afloat, as happy and healthy as we can afford. We are excited to see the 2020 Democratic … Continue reading I Care, You Care, We All Obamacare – by Dec 15!

IEB Meeting with Sen. Harris staff June 2019

Meeting with Senator Kamala Harris' staff, June 25, 2019 From Sen. Harris’ office: Daniel “Dino” Chen, Deputy State Director  Read Indivisible East Bay's pre-meeting memorandum TOPICS DISCUSSED: Iran & the Middle East: We thanked Senator Harris for cosponsoring the Protection Against Unconstitutional War on Iran Act and demanding the status of mobilizing troops for war … Continue reading IEB Meeting with Sen. Harris staff June 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

December 2018 meeting with Feinstein staff

On December 10, 2018, Indivisible East Bay had our first meeting with Senator Feinstein's new interim state director Peter Muller. We met field representative Abby Ellis in the senator’s San Francisco office and Peter, who is based in Los Angeles, joined us by phone. While climate change is always a high priority for IEB and … Continue reading December 2018 meeting with Feinstein staff

July meeting with Sen. Feinstein’s State Director

By Janna Layton and Catya de Neergaard On July 25, 2018, a group of Indivisible East Bay members held our regular meeting with Senator Feinstein's state director, Sean Elsbernd. As usual, the talk ranged over a wide variety of subjects, and Sean gave detailed answers to a large number of questions. IMMIGRATION Family Separation, Reunification, … Continue reading July meeting with Sen. Feinstein’s State Director

Save Alta Bates: CNA Hosts Forum and You Can Take Action

The California Nurses Association (CNA) hosted a forum on February 3, 2018 on their initiative to save Alta Bates from closure by Sutter Health. State Senator Nancy Skinner, Berkeley Mayor Jesse Arreguín, Berkeley Fire Chief Dave Brannigan, and other East Bay officials and citizens spoke over the course of several hours to a standing room … Continue reading Save Alta Bates: CNA Hosts Forum and You Can Take Action

Do No Harm, Mostly: Federal Government Opening New Doors to Denial of Health Care for Women

In January 2018, the federal Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced its decision to offer support to medical professionals who decline to provide care - primarily abortion- and transgender-related healthcare - because of their personal beliefs. These beliefs don’t have to be written down anywhere, don’t have to be part of an organized … Continue reading Do No Harm, Mostly: Federal Government Opening New Doors to Denial of Health Care for Women

Congress: Renew CHIP Funding

Poor overworked GOP Congress, so busy trying to steal our health care and criminalizing 20-week abortions that it couldn’t find one little minute to reauthorize the Children's Health Insurance Program.CHIP, a federal-state partnership, provides federal funds to cover low-cost health insurance for nearly 9 million uninsured children from low to modest-income families. If Congress doesn’t … Continue reading Congress: Renew CHIP Funding