November 2017 Visit with Sen. Feinstein’s State Director

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

Sojourn in Southern California for Senator Feinstein

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

Two State Directors in Two Days

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

IEB Meets With Senator Feinstein’s State Director

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

Town Hall vs “Fireside Chat”

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”