State Bills Need Your Help – Call Now!

By Anne Spevack Deadline: ASAP, votes will be scheduled throughout August - The California legislature is currently in recess, extended due to one Assemblymember and five staffers testing positive for COVID-19. They’re scheduled to return on July 27, and August 31 is the constitutionally mandated date to pass bills this session - so legislators will … Continue reading State Bills Need Your Help – Call Now!

Drag PG&E into the light

By Ann G. Daniels Deadline: December 13 and keep the pressure on - Dear readers, as we go into yet another damn PG&E power shutoff we hope that wherever you normally read our blog posts has power and that you are safe and warm and illuminated. And speaking of illuminated - it’s about time we shed … Continue reading Drag PG&E into the light

Meeting with State Sen. Skinner, June 2019

Indivisible East Bay Meeting with State Senator Nancy Skinner, SD 9 June 28, 2019 From Sen. Skinner's Office: State Senator Nancy Skinner, Margaret Hanlon-Gradie  All notes reflect remarks by Senator Skinner unless otherwise noted. Overview, some things that California can do to fight the federal government and make the state and local communities more livable: Addressing … Continue reading Meeting with State Sen. Skinner, June 2019

IEB resists at worldONE Festival

Janis Hashe contributed to this article (Mis)fortune cookies! Selfie-ready resistance picture frames! A DIY "Impeachment Tree”! Henry the Indivisi-bulldog! Indivisible East Bay’s booth at the July 4th El Cerrito/worldONE Fair had it all, and more! Check out this slideshow with great photos by Mary Martin DeShaw, a volunteer photographer with Pro Bono Photography. A constant stream … Continue reading IEB resists at worldONE Festival

Charter law reform: Get Buffy and Becky on Board

By Emily Filloy Deadline:  Immediate and ongoing - Four charter law reform bills currently are moving through the California legislature: AB 1505, 1506, 1507, and SB 756 would stop rampant charter school proliferation that comes at the expense of public schools and local control. All are supported by East Bay representatives Assemblymember Rob Bonta and … Continue reading Charter law reform: Get Buffy and Becky on Board

Support AB 857, Public Banking

By Sylvia Chi Deadline: now and ongoing - In recent years, a lot more people have started thinking about who's running their banks, and who's profiting - and whether they're the ones who are losing. Now, California Assembly Bill 857 proposes to allow local governments to apply for a banking license from the state, so cities, counties, or … Continue reading Support AB 857, Public Banking

March 2019 meeting with Sen. Nancy Skinner

State Senator Nancy Skinner and her aide Margaret Hanlon-Gradie met with six Indivisible East Bay members, including the founder of California StateStrong, on March 1, 2019, to talk about important bills in the current legislative session. The half-hour meeting was wide-ranging, including discussions of bills that Indivisible East Bay is prioritizing and bills that Sen. … Continue reading March 2019 meeting with Sen. Nancy Skinner

AB 3115, Voter Education in Jails: Update

Action needed by Monday, June 25! Voter education is just as important as voter registration. We previously discussed and urged support for AB 3115 (Jails: Voter Education Program), and now this important bill is headed for a vote in the Senate Public Safety Committee on Tuesday, June 26. Please call Senator Nancy Skinner, committee Chair (and … Continue reading AB 3115, Voter Education in Jails: Update

IEB Meets With State Senator Nancy Skinner

On April 27, Indivisible East Bay had our first sit-down meeting with Senator Nancy Skinner, who represents California Senate District 9, covering Oakland, Berkeley, Richmond, and several other East Bay cities and towns. We met Senator Skinner in her district office in downtown Oakland, where she spends most Fridays meeting with constituents and groups. We packed a … Continue reading IEB Meets With State Senator Nancy Skinner