With midterm election day barreling toward us, local political groups (including Indivisible East Bay, of course) and elected officials are stepping up their efforts to make sure we cross the November 6 finish line as victors. The first weekend in August - we've hit the less-than 100 days out, folks - saw many IEBers participating … Continue reading Kicking off August ’18 with local political events
No access to bathrooms, only to plastic bags. Hours-long lockdowns. Federal immigration detainees at the West County Detention Facility have documented these and other complaints in a September letter signed by 27 inmates to Community Initiatives for Visiting Immigrants in Confinement (CIVIC), a group that monitors jails where immigrants are detained. The Contra Costa County Sheriff … Continue reading Abuses Alleged at Richmond ICE Facility
When voter suppression tactics prevent citizens from exercising their right to vote, election outcomes fail to represent the true will of the people. - Election Watch program overview 2016 was the first presidential election after the Supreme Court gutted key protections of the Voting Rights Act in Shelby County v. Holder (2013). Free to alter voting … Continue reading Watching the Electors
Three months after Contra Costa County District Attorney Mark Peterson pled no contest to felony perjury and resigned, the Board of Supervisors is set to appoint an interim replacement. The Board will interview the 5 finalist applicants at its September 12 public meeting, and could make the appointment that day or at its September 19 meeting. … Continue reading A New DA in Town … Soon
This cold-hearted administration has been unfailingly cruel to the immigrant families who bestow their work, their hard-earned money, their very lives upon this country they’ve chosen to be their home. But nothing, not the refugee and Muslim ban; not the ICE raids detaining and deporting thousands, leaving millions behind to live in fear—skip school, doctor’s … Continue reading Don’t take them from their homes
California District 11 activists joined in to learn, network, and get inspired to stand - indivisibly - at Rep Mark DeSaulnier's Resistance Fair.
Contra Costans - give your input to the Board of Supervisors to select an interim District Attorney.