By Ann G. Daniels and Rebecca Dean Deadline: April 20 - Sometimes it seems the news is full of horrible state legislation, like Florida’s “Don’t Say Gay” bill or the Texas law authorizing child abuse charges and penalties against parents, medical facilities, teachers and even the general public who support trans kids and their families. … Continue reading California For All: StateStrong Advocacy
By Rosemary Jordan Action deadline: March 8 and ongoing - Taxing period products is absurd and unjust. Under California law, health items like walkers, medical identification tags, and prescription medications - including Viagra! - are not taxed. But menstrual health products are not tax exempt in California, even though they are considered medical necessities by the … Continue reading Terminate the tax on periods – period!
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
Contact Your Members of Congress (Senators and Representatives: Sen. Kamala Harris (email); (415) 355-9041 • DC: (202) 224-3553; 333 Bush Street, Suite 3225, San Francisco CA 94104 Sen. Dianne Feinstein (email); (415) 393-0707 • DC: (202) 224-3841; 1 Post Street, Suite 2450, San Francisco CA 94104 Rep. Mark DeSaulnier (email): (510) 620-1000 DC: (202) 225-2095; … Continue reading Contact Your Representatives!
By Rosemary Jordan California Assembly Bill 9, which would have exempted menstrual products from state sales tax, was introduced before the State Assembly in 2016 but has been held back by the Assembly Appropriations Committee. Women across California have gotten LOUD about the absurdity of classifying these products as "luxury" items, and now we have a tiny … Continue reading End the Tampon Tax