As we do every few weeks, IEB members met with Senator Feinstein's State Director Sean Elsbernd on November 15, 2017. After an opening round of brief intros for the members not already well acquainted with Sean, we dove into discussing some of our top priorities: Tax scam: We thanked the senator for fighting the tax … Continue reading November 2017 Visit with Sen. Feinstein’s State Director
Senator Feinstein spoke to the Greater Riverside Chambers of Commerce at a luncheon on Wednesday October 11. As you’d expect the 400 or so attendees were mostly business people among whom the senator seemed very comfortable. We’re not making any accusations—and it was likely just that the hosts were so in sync with their guest—but … Continue reading Sojourn in Southern California for Senator Feinstein
It was quite a week at the beginning of October 2017 - we met back to back with the state directors for Senators Dianne Feinstein and Kamala Harris. We didn’t plan on having our first meeting with Sen. Harris’ state director, Julie Rodriguez, the evening before our umpteenth meeting with Sen. Feinstein’s state director, Sean … Continue reading Two State Directors in Two Days
Several IEB members met with Senator Feinstein’s State Director Sean Elsbernd on September 5. Our first question at this first meeting since the Senator failed to hold a Town Hall during the August recess was (surprise!): when will the Senator have a real Town Hall!? Sean’s rationales aside, we heard two things loud & clear: … Continue reading IEB Meets With Senator Feinstein’s State Director
IEB met on August 2, 2017 with Senator Kamala Harris's District Director Daniel Chen.
The real question is, how do you compromise with people who. as Sen. Feinstein put it, “want to cut the costs of health care to provide funding for tax reform which will benefit the wealthy”?
Indivisible East Bay met with Senator Feinstein’s State Director Sean Elsbernd in Richmond, to ask him questions about how the Senator is resisting the Trump agenda.
We recognize that overwhelming the public with an endlessly shocking news cycle is a favorite tactic of this administration, so we must keep our eyes steadily on the priorities that affect all our lives.
We covered a lot of ground in our hour-long visit: drug policy, healthcare, torture, Russia, immigration reform, and our continuing horror regarding the white supremacists who seem to have the President's ear.
With tickets at $150, we could only afford to send one member to Senator Feinstein’s fireside chat at an elegant luncheon hosted by the Silicon Valley Leadership Group (SVLG). The Juniper Networks “Aspiration Dome” was full of the sort of well-dressed people you’d expect. Many transit agencies, healthcare/health tech organizations, and local tech companies sponsored … Continue reading Town Hall vs “Fireside Chat”