By Linh Nguyen and Ann G. Daniels Deadline: Now, the budget bill is coming up fast - This is where the rubber meets the road: the rubber erasers, and the mechanical pencils, and if you’ve got those wacky green eyeshades you can pull them out too. We’re gonna get nerdy and talk about how things … Continue reading Defunding Hate: What’s the Budget Got to do with it?
On September 10, volunteers gathered to assemble a giant pro-immigrant, anti-hate collage as part of Indivisible East Bay’s participation in Defund Hate Week. Coordinated by the Defund Hate Campaign, a group of immigration advocacy and immigrant-led organizations, the overarching goal was to put our Members of Congress on notice and remind them we will hold … Continue reading Border to border with love to defund hate
Immigrant families are under an all-out assault: from caging children and families at the border and refusing them access to basic necessities like showers and toothbrushes, to launching raids that rip people away from homes where they’ve lived for years or even decades. Fueled by racism, hatred, and fear, the Trump administration has continued to … Continue reading Join us for Defund Hate Week!
The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services acknowledged the obvious this week: its decision to end the humanitarian "deferred action" program for immigrants receiving lifesaving medical treatment in the US would cost lives. Faced with growing public outrage - and likely not wanting such obvious blood on its hands - the White House announced on … Continue reading Don’t deport people getting lifesaving care
UPDATED September 5, 2019 Under the US Constitution and federal law, it’s the responsibility of Congress and the President to create a federal budget and spending bills. The process is complex, but one thing is clear: federal agencies shouldn’t be able to decide, on their own, how federal funds get spent, or to take money … Continue reading Tell our Senators: Keep ICE’s hands out of the cookie jar
On July 25, a group of Indivisible East Bay members attended the Port of Oakland Board of Commissioners meeting to present concerns about Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) deportations at Oakland Airport. IEB attended in support of Mujeres Unidas y Activas (MUA) and Centro Legal de la Raza, and were joined by East Bay Alliance … Continue reading Team IEB at the Port of Oakland
Meeting with Assemblymember Buffy Wicks, AD-15, on July 16, 2019 PRESENT: Buffy Wicks; Senior Field Representative Uche Uwahemu; one additional staff person and three interns; five IEB members. This was Indivisible East Bay’s first solo meeting with Assemblymember Wicks, following our May 10, 2019 meeting with her and Asm. Rob Bonta. We gave Wicks and her … Continue reading IEB 7/16/19 Meeting with Assemblymember Buffy Wicks, AD-15
Like most people in the East Bay, we in Indivisible East Bay were shocked to learn that Oakland Airport has been the site of thousands of deportations. “Hidden in Plain Sight: ICE Air and the Machinery of Mass Deportation,” the extraordinary report by the University of Washington's Center for Human Rights, reveals that almost 27,000 people … Continue reading There’s no ICE in SANCTUARY
Meeting with Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s Staff, June 20, 2019 1 Post St., San Francisco From Sen. Feinstein's office: Jim Lazarus, State Director; Abigail Ellis, Field Representative; two interns Read Indivisible East Bay's pre-meeting memorandum TOPICS DISCUSSED: Climate Change & Infrastructure: Climate change and rising sea levels (a consequence of climate change) affect infrastructure, including roads … Continue reading IEB Meeting with Sen. Feinstein Staff June 2019
On July 8, Andrea Lum and LeAnn Kanowsky of Indivisible East Bay attended CA-15 Representative Eric Swalwell’s roundtable discussion on the situation at our border and immigration detention centers. Eden United Church of Christ hosted the event, and representatives from Indivisible Livermore, Tiburcio Vazquez Health Center, other religious organizations, and legal aid agencies who provide services … Continue reading Immigration Roundtable with Rep. Swalwell