Repeal the Hyde Amendment for EACH Woman

In 1973, abortion was legalized throughout the US in Roe v. Wade. A short three years later, low-income women all over the country effectively had that right put out of reach by the Hyde Amendment, which prohibited federal Medicaid funding for almost all abortion services. The Hyde Amendment has been an impenetrable fortress in Congress year … Continue reading Repeal the Hyde Amendment for EACH Woman

IEB Delivers Message to Sen. Murkowski from Alaska’s Indivisibles: Vote No on Kavanaugh

When we heard that the difficult to pin down Senator Lisa Murkowski was slated to be the guest speaker at the August 2018 Tahoe Summit, which several Indivisible East Bay members planned to attend, we reached out to Indivisibles in Alaska to see if there was a message we could bring to the senator on their … Continue reading IEB Delivers Message to Sen. Murkowski from Alaska’s Indivisibles: Vote No on Kavanaugh

Say something, before the gag goes in

You have until July 31. TL;DR: That's the end of the period for you to comment on the "gag rule" that the Administration has proposed to try to destroy Planned Parenthood. Of course, that's not what the proposal says ... in a nutshell, as the Sacramento Bee put it: The proposal would deny federal Title X … Continue reading Say something, before the gag goes in

Spit out Trump’s “gag rule” – don’t make doctors lie to patients

More than any other, two social issues have defined the conservative political agenda: no gun control and no abortions. A cynic might interpret this as conservatives being more concerned about the rights of fetuses than protecting children in our schools from getting shot — but let’s put that aside for the moment. Instead, let’s focus … Continue reading Spit out Trump’s “gag rule” – don’t make doctors lie to patients