9/27/18 IEB & ISF Sen Feinstein office visit

Seventeen Indivisibles from IEB and Indivisible San Francisco met with Sean Elsbernd, Senator Dianne Feinstein’s state director, on September 27 at her San Francisco office. Our almost two-hour meeting was jam-packed with questions and “asks.” First on the agenda: a detailed back and forth on how the homeless count in San Francisco is conducted. It was … Continue reading 9/27/18 IEB & ISF Sen Feinstein office visit

When abortion was illegal: Looking backward and forward at once

Have you heard the one about the back alley abortion? Yeah, it isn't a joke. And it sure as hell isn't funny. It's an actual question: Have you heard it? Roe v. Wade made abortion legal throughout the USA in 1973 - so as of the last census in 2010, slightly over 60% of the population … Continue reading When abortion was illegal: Looking backward and forward at once

Tracking down Senator Feinstein

On the morning of August 11, 2018, IEB members tracked down Senator Dianne Feinstein at a campaign office-warming for San Francisco Supervisor Catherine Stefani. It was a very cozy event of the kind Sen. Feinstein clearly (and understandably) prefers to open town halls — though during her remarks she did say something about envying Supervisor … Continue reading Tracking down Senator Feinstein

Experts talk about how to beat the Kavanaugh nomination

By Candace Goldman On August 2, 2018, Indivisible East Bay took part in a community meeting in Berkeley to discuss Trump's nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the United States Supreme Court, and actions we can take to prevent his approval by the Senate. IEB co-sponsored the meeting with the California Civil Rights Coalition, Equal Justice … Continue reading Experts talk about how to beat the Kavanaugh nomination

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

July meeting with Sen. Feinstein’s State Director

By Janna Layton and Catya de Neergaard On July 25, 2018, a group of Indivisible East Bay members held our regular meeting with Senator Feinstein's state director, Sean Elsbernd. As usual, the talk ranged over a wide variety of subjects, and Sean gave detailed answers to a large number of questions. IMMIGRATION Family Separation, Reunification, … Continue reading July meeting with Sen. Feinstein’s State Director

Let’s See Your Papers, Brett Kavanaugh

Call Script Hi, my name is _____ and my zip code is ____. I'm a member of Indivisible East Bay. I'm calling to support the Senator's request for Kavanaugh's documents from his work with the Bush-Cheney administration and Ken Starr's investigation. It's possible that the White House chose Kavanaugh as the Supreme Court nominee for … Continue reading Let’s See Your Papers, Brett Kavanaugh

Keep Brett Kavanaugh off the Supreme Court

We know, you don't need a singing elf on a unicorn to get you to oppose a Supreme Court nominee with a record against abortion rights, environmental protection, consumer protection, and common sense gun safety - but we're giving you one anyway! Brett Kavanaugh, nominated not long after the Fourth of July (ain't irony great), … Continue reading Keep Brett Kavanaugh off the Supreme Court

Demand Justice – Block SCOTUS

Updated July 5, 2018 Deadline: ASAP & ongoing -  Justice Kennedy's retirement leaves a calamitous Supreme Court vacancy, putting major decisions at risk for generations. The people on Trump's nomination wish list oppose all we hold dear: reproductive rights, LGBTQ equality, health care, the environment, voting rights, and more. This is a fight for our lives. … Continue reading Demand Justice – Block SCOTUS

Wake Up: We Still Need a Clean DREAM Act

This is our world now: the current occupant sells $50 hats with "American Dreamer" emblazoned on the front; ICE threatens repercussions against Oakland's mayor for warning city residents of incoming raids; Congress has stalled for so long on passing a clean DREAM Act that somehow, unimaginably, the Republicans are starting to take ownership of it. How soon they forget that … Continue reading Wake Up: We Still Need a Clean DREAM Act