Deadline: June 26 (but get your RSVPs and party invites out earlier) - There are so many Democratic presidential candidates, the Democratic National Committee is limiting the first debates to a "mere" 20 of them over two nights, based on requirements that are even stricter than their original winnowing criteria. As of this writing, it … Continue reading No two ways about it: watch the debates!
On August 11, 2018, Representative Eric Swalwell (CA-15) spoke to an enthusiastic audience at his "How Can I Help? A Campaign Town Hall & Midterm Election Kickoff." The purpose was to get the audience geared up for the upcoming midterms, particularly upcoming House races. To facilitate engagement in these efforts, Rep. Swalwell is opening an … Continue reading Swalwell’s Swell Town Hall
Tell the media they're putting people in harm's way Did you read about how the media put protesters against white supremacists and neo-Nazis in danger of reprisals by the far right? No? Berkeley, we have a problem. On August 5, 2018, Berkeley witnessed another “Say No to Marxism” rally. This rally built on the momentum … Continue reading Don’t Expose Protesters to Alt-Right Retaliation
For background on the family separation issue, please see our earlier articles here and here. Updated July 3, 2018: On June 26 federal District Judge Dana Sabraw granted a preliminary injunction in a class action lawsuit brought by the ACLU, halting the family separation policy and ordering agencies to quickly begin reunifying families separated as a … Continue reading Four Ways You Can Fight for Immigrants
By Alice Towey On Friday, April 13, 2018, the Current Occupant of the White House announced that the United States was launching a missile strike against Syria. Trump said that he had ordered U.S. armed forces to launch strikes on targets associated with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s chemical weapons program. It was the culmination of … Continue reading “Mission Accomplished” in Syria? Tell Trump He’s Not Above the Law
By Ward Kanowsky Did you know there are approximately one million juniors and seniors in California's high schools who may be eligible to vote in the upcoming mid-term elections? Indivisible East Bay's CA-15 (Congressman Eric Swalwell) team has been working with other organizations, most notably the League of Women Voters, on an initiative to increase voter … Continue reading Voting in High School: More Than For Homecoming Queen
We carefully track the votes and statements of our members of Congress as well as legislation making its way through both chambers that we expect them to eventually have to vote on. We pay particular attention to legislation (and oversight) that falls within each members’ jurisdiction—the committees and subcommittees they serve on. These are the … Continue reading Senate and House Committee Jurisdiction
It's cold, it's wet, it's dark before you get home - winter has arrived in the Bay Area, and with it, the Thanksgiving holiday. Regardless of the day's hurtful origins, there's no reason not to take time during these long nights to nurture gratitude for the good in our lives. We've compiled this list of … Continue reading Giving thanks
On September 27, IEB's CA-15 Team had the opportunity to meet with Tim Sbranti, Deputy Chief of Staff and District Director for Congressmember Eric Swalwell. This was our first meeting with a member of Swalwell's staff; here’s what we talked about and the main takeaways from the discussion: IEB's objectives: to stop Trump’s agenda (a … Continue reading Visit With Eric Swalwell’s District Director
IEB members were among an estimated 250 people at a very energized and broad-ranging Town Hall with Representative Eric Swalwell (CA-15) on August 5, 2017. Swalwell began with a rousing speech in defense of democracy and the middle class for about 20 minutes, then responded for nearly an hour and a half to questions on subjects ranging from the environment to immigration to healthcare to why Democrats are not standing up more strongly for the middle class, and why sometimes Corporate Democrats appear just like a watered-down version of Republicans. Swalwell repeatedly stressed the importance of participating, resisting, and not getting tired.