Sunrise, No Sunset: Stop the 2018 AUMF

For most Americans, when Trump decided to bomb Syria in mid-April, no alarm bells went off. Whether or not you agreed with the decision, the President has the prerogative to take such action — even without prior authorization from Congress. Right? Not exactly! Time was, Congress retained sole authority to declare war on another country. But … Continue reading Sunrise, No Sunset: Stop the 2018 AUMF

IEB Meets with Senator Harris’ Staff, May 2018

By Myra S. Mitzman On May 3, 2018, Indivisible East Bay met with Senator Kamala Harris’ State Director, Julie Rodriguez, and Bay Area District Director, June Williams, in downtown Oakland.   We opened with a serious discussion surrounding ICE tactics of detaining pregnant women and separating children from their parents. Julie stressed that, in light of … Continue reading IEB Meets with Senator Harris’ Staff, May 2018

The 2018 AUMF: Meet the new law, worse than the old law?

For most Americans, when Trump decided to bomb Syria a few weeks ago, no alarm bells went off. After all, whether or not you agree with the decision, it’s the President’s prerogative to take such action — even without any prior authorization from Congress required. Right? Actually, not exactly. You may be forgiven for believing … Continue reading The 2018 AUMF: Meet the new law, worse than the old law?

IEB meets with Feinstein State Director April 17, 2018

On April 17, 2018, a dedicated group of about 25 Indivisible East Bay, Indivisible Central Contra Costa County, and Together We Will Contra Costa members sat down with Senator Diane Feinstein's State Director, Sean Elsbernd, at the Concord Public Library. After a week filled with news of scandals and investigations in the White House, as … Continue reading IEB meets with Feinstein State Director April 17, 2018

“Mission Accomplished” in Syria? Tell Trump He’s Not Above the Law

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