Immigration Roundtable with Rep. Swalwell

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

Tell Big Business: No Cruelty for Profit!

By Alice Towey It's no secret that conditions at border detention facilities are dangerous and inhumane. Reports detail overcrowding, degrading treatment, and lack of access to food, sanitation, and medical treatment. The situation is even more dire for children who are separated from their families, locked in cages, and left without proper care. Denied basic essentials … Continue reading Tell Big Business: No Cruelty for Profit!

Speak out CA: we are a sanctuary

Deadline: NOW and ongoing - On the eve of launching his re-election campaign, the Threatener-In-Chief announced that the administration would “begin the process of removing the millions of illegal aliens who have illicitly found their way into the United States. They will be removed as fast as they come in.” Leave aside for a moment … Continue reading Speak out CA: we are a sanctuary

A Matter of Life, Death, and the Rule of Law

Somewhere in Northern Mexico, an exhausted nine-year-old girl stumbles. She’s traveling with her maternal grandmother, her legal guardian since her mother died, but they don’t have a paper explaining that, so if they are separated at the border, she will never be reunited with her family. She’s already walked 1,100 miles, but she’s still hundreds … Continue reading A Matter of Life, Death, and the Rule of Law

Tell our MoCs: no raiding the budget for wall funding

Our Members of Congress have been consistent opponents of Trump’s efforts to increase militarization of our country’s southern border. But on February 14, all of them other than Senator Kamala Harris voted for H.J. Res. 31, providing $1.375 billion for border “fencing,” rejecting Democrats’ demands to limits on funding for immigrant detention funding for ICE, … Continue reading Tell our MoCs: no raiding the budget for wall funding

No Boots No Beds No Wall

Action Deadline - ASAP: Tell Your MoCs to Reject a Budget Deal that Expands ICE and Funds Trump's Border Wall As the clock ticks down to another government shutdown, negotiations on the federal budget funding deal continue, with Senate leaders saying on February 11 that they reached a tentative agreement including $1.375 billion for border "barriers," … Continue reading No Boots No Beds No 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

Hugs, not tear gas!

Outraged by the administration’s inhumane and illegal treatment of refugees seeking asylum at our southern border, the East Bay turned out in force on Saturday, December 1, 2018 at several hastily-planned protests called by the national group Families Belong Together.   Governance Committee member and CA-11 team lead Ted Lam reports on the noon rally in El … Continue reading Hugs, not tear gas!

Briefing memo for meeting with Sen. Harris, Nov. 2018

On November 30, 2018, a delegation from Indivisible East Bay visited with Senator Kamala Harris's staffers Julie Chavez Rodrigues and Daniel Chen. As we do before all our visits with our Senators, we prepared a briefing letter on all the issues we wanted to discuss, including extensive background research. This meeting concerned the following topics: … Continue reading Briefing memo for meeting with Sen. Harris, Nov. 2018

Out of the mouths of babes

Deadline for public comments: December 10, 2018  What could be meaner than taking food out of the mouths of children? The latest assault from the Grinch Administration is a proposed regulation that would change how the government evaluates legal immigrants for green cards and visas. If this regulation takes effect, it could literally result in … Continue reading Out of the mouths of babes