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!
Deadline: ASAP - On June 7, 2020 a veto-proof majority of the Minneapolis City Council pledged to disband the police department that the officers who murdered George Floyd belonged to. We’re many miles away, but perhaps you, like us, are looking for ways to force change on police departments and police unions that have been … Continue reading Every step the police take, we’ll be watching
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
Deadline: On Monday, August 19, 2019, make a call to make California a more democratic place - California is one of a rapidly shrinking number of states that doesn't allow people on parole to vote. Believe it or not, it's actually in the state Constitution. Now ACA 6, the "Free the Vote Act," would amend the California Constitution … Continue reading Call in day: Voting Rights for People on Parole
By Toni Henle Action Deadline: today and every day through May 30 - On May 20, 2019, Indivisible East Bay members joined a large crowd at the State Capitol in Sacramento at the 2019 Quest4Democracy (Q4D) Advocacy Day. Q4D is a statewide coalition of grassroots groups supporting a platform of bills to improve access to … Continue reading Supporting Criminal Justice Reform Bills in the California Legislature
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
Action deadline: Friday April 26 and ongoing - There’s strength in numbers. (Go Warriors!) Every vote matters, and we need to do everything in our power to combat voter suppression. Restoring voting rights to Californians who are on parole is a critical step, and although we can’t do this in time for the 2020 election, … Continue reading Fight Voter Suppression and Free the Vote in California!
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
By Emily Filloy Deadline: Now and ongoing - Are you sick and tired of billionaires backing charter schools, while public schools scramble to pay teachers a living wage? The proliferation of charter schools and the disastrous effect they have on our public schools was brought to the public’s attention in the recent Los Angeles and … Continue reading Sign on! Petition and bills to reform charter school laws
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