By Heidi Rand Deadline: Right away, stop the hate - Thanks to the Southern Poverty Law Center's November 12, 2019 Hatewatch report revealing over 900 emails from White House senior policy adviser Stephen Miller to Breitbart editors in 2015 and 2016, we've gained valuable if horrifying insight into Miller's hate-filled mind. Miller is the architect behind the administration's … Continue reading Stephen Miller must go!
By Ann G. Daniels The bad news: Steven Menashi, nominated to the super-important Second Circuit Federal Court of Appeals, thinks it’s “obvious” that Western culture, government, science, etc. is superior to everything else, especially everything Muslim; was a top legal advisor on Betsy DeVos’ plan to protect for-profit colleges that ripped off their students; and … Continue reading Menashi: Unfit to sit
The day before Halloween, as fires and blackouts were plaguing the state, a small group from Indivisible East Bay met with Senator Feinstein’s field representative Abby Ellis (and, for part of the meeting, with state director Jim Lazarus, who had to leave early to deal with the ongoing crises). We asked Sen. Feinstein to be … Continue reading October 2019 Visit with Sen. Feinstein staff
By Linh Nguyen and Ann G. Daniels Deadline: Now, the budget bill is coming up fast - This is where the rubber meets the road: the rubber erasers, and the mechanical pencils, and if you’ve got those wacky green eyeshades you can pull them out too. We’re gonna get nerdy and talk about how things … Continue reading Defunding Hate: What’s the Budget Got to do with it?
By Ann G. Daniels Deadline: Now, the Supreme Court’s already in session - While we’re talking impeachment … which we do, a lot … did you know that although a US President hasn’t YET been removed from office after being impeached, federal judges have been? That’s right, we can impeach a federal judge, and it’s … Continue reading The other impeachment – Brett Kavanaugh
By Heidi Rand Deadline: Start now and keep going - We didn't have to call the Psychic Hotline to know that Bill Barr would be the Disaster-in-Chief's Roy Cohn. As patriotic whistleblowers and intrepid journalists shine light on the Current (not for long we hope) Occupant's abuses of power, also illuminated are his colluding toadies' high … Continue reading Dis-Barred: Barr should be impeached
Our Q&A with Senator Feinstein’s new state director is coming up next Monday, September 23, and we've got plenty to talk about! Since Senator Feinstein was reelected, many of us at Indivisible East Bay who track her see signs that she's losing touch with her constituents and losing a sense of urgency about resisting the GOP … Continue reading Face to face with Sen. Feinstein’s state director
UPDATED September 5, 2019 Under the US Constitution and federal law, it’s the responsibility of Congress and the President to create a federal budget and spending bills. The process is complex, but one thing is clear: federal agencies shouldn’t be able to decide, on their own, how federal funds get spent, or to take money … Continue reading Tell our Senators: Keep ICE’s hands out of the cookie jar
Even FBI agents are finally saying it: domestic terrorism poses “a threat to the American people and our democracy.” It isn’t news that there has for years been a “resurgence in radicalization and recruitment” in right-wing extremism. It also isn’t news that this cancer has metastasized wildly since the election of the Current Occupant of … Continue reading Counter White Supremacists’ Terrorism
What a shame Congress can’t do anything to stop this country’s epidemic of mass shootings and deaths by white supremacist gun violence. Except, oh wait, they can. And they have. Or rather, they would. Except Mitch McConnell won’t let them. The House of Representatives passed two gun control bills in February 2019: H.R. 8, the Bipartisan … Continue reading Bring Back the Senate for Gun Control