Face-to-face with Rep DeSaulnier

This first-hand account was written by CA-11 team members Toni Henle, Ted Lam, and Kristen Law Representative Mark DeSaulnier met with us on December 7 to discuss his plans for the new blue Congress, and our request that he support Indivisible East Bay's planned January 3, 2019 rally. The rally will be part of Indivisible National's coordinated … Continue reading Face-to-face with Rep DeSaulnier

Turn the Blue Wave into the Green New Deal

By Anne Spevack The Blue Wave created the new Blue House, ready to begin its legislative session in January 2019 - and a top priority of some incoming members of the Blue House is the multifaceted environmental/economic “Green New Deal.” Like the Blue Wave, this new plan needs all of our voices in order to … Continue reading Turn the Blue Wave into the Green New Deal

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

November All Members Meet and Eat

At November's Indivisible East Bay All Members Meeting we spent more time eating than meeting. Several dozen members and guests gathered to enjoy tasty food and each other’s company for our potluck and post-election celebration. We also fit in a bit of business -- Governance Committee (GC) member and CA-11 team co-lead Ted led us … Continue reading November All Members Meet and Eat

Kicking off August ’18 with local political events

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

Don’t Expose Protesters to Alt-Right Retaliation

Tell the media they're putting people in harm's way Did you read about how the media put protesters against white supremacists and neo-Nazis in danger of reprisals by the far right? No? Berkeley, we have a problem. On August 5, 2018, Berkeley witnessed another “Say No to Marxism” rally. This rally built on the momentum … Continue reading Don’t Expose Protesters to Alt-Right Retaliation

Keep California Air Clean

By Christina Tarr Deadline - October 2, 2018 Back in 2012, the Obama administration (remember them? Sniff...) set an ambitious target for emissions standards: Cars and trucks would achieve a standard of 54.5 miles per gallon by 2025. There are so many obvious reasons this is a good idea that it seems pointless to even … Continue reading Keep California Air Clean

We Need to Save Wildlife. Again.

By Christina Tarr and Andrea Lum Action deadline: September 24, 2018 A death knell rang on July 19 for hundreds of endangered animals and plants in the United States, as the Trump administration announced its plan to roll back two key provisions of the Endangered Species Act. The proposal by the Interior and Commerce departments, which … Continue reading We Need to Save Wildlife. Again.

Stop the House Reverse Robin Hood Budget

The House Budget Committee just passed a 10-year budget containing over $300 billion in cuts to crucial social services. Why do we need these cuts? To help pay for the staggering $1.5 trillion deficit created by the GOP tax scam giveaway to the wealthiest 1% and corporate donors! Compare and contrast: The military budget, which consumes 60% of … Continue reading Stop the House Reverse Robin Hood Budget

Four Ways You Can Fight for Immigrants

For background on the family separation issue, please see our earlier articles here and here. Updated July 3, 2018: On June 26 federal District Judge Dana Sabraw granted a preliminary injunction in a class action lawsuit brought by the ACLU, halting the family separation policy and ordering agencies to quickly begin reunifying families separated as a … Continue reading Four Ways You Can Fight for Immigrants