By Nancy Latham Of the many reasons you’re an activist, chances are that this country’s lack of economic justice is on the list. We have an economy that works extremely well for those at the very top, works well for the top 10%, and really fails the bottom 90%. There are several ways to look … Continue reading Tax the Rich!
The House Budget Committee just passed a 10-year budget containing over $300 billion in cuts to crucial social services. Why do we need these cuts? To help pay for the staggering $1.5 trillion deficit created by the GOP tax scam giveaway to the wealthiest 1% and corporate donors! Compare and contrast: The military budget, which consumes 60% of … Continue reading Stop the House Reverse Robin Hood Budget
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
By Ted Lam On a school night - Tuesday, January 23 - over 20 people sat in El Cerrito High School’s auditorium for an hour to hear Ben Grieff, the campaign director for Evolve California, talk about the drive to reform Proposition 13. Evolve California is working to reform the infamous Prop. 13 so that owners … Continue reading Evolve California’s Plan to Reform Prop 13
By Catherine de Neergaard Congressman Mark DeSaulnier's (CA-11) January 13 Tax Town Hall was standing room only, with more than 400 people packed into the El Cerrito Community Center and spilling out the doors. Many elected officials were there, including Contra Costa County Supervisor John Gioia, who introduced DeSaulnier. In fine form, DeSaulnier focused on … Continue reading Congressman DeSaulnier Holds Tax Town Hall
By Rohit Reddy Business leaders called it a “moral abomination” and the wrong way to spur wage growth. Experts argued it was divisive policymaking that penalized blue states because they did not vote for Trump. Others noted secrecy and lack of hearings showed contempt for democracy and American norms of governance. Still Republicans rammed through Congress … Continue reading What We Can Learn From GOP Tax Bill
By Rohit Reddy The GOP tax bills will be catastrophic for California’s communities. While the tax scam is not law yet and there will be some changes from the House-Senate reconciliation process, we have enough information to know that it will raise taxes on millions of Californians, and that it lays the groundwork for dismantling Medicare, Medicaid, … Continue reading Republicans Are Using Tax Reform to Loot California
On December 4, 2017, IEB and other local Indivisible chapters held a rally in front of Senator Kamala Harris' San Francisco office to protest the tax scam bills making their way through the Congress. Below are accounts from several IEB members who attended the rally, beginning with rally co-lead Nancy: By Nancy: I walked up … Continue reading Halt the Heist Tax Scam Rally
At Thanksgiving we remember what we're thankful for. For many seniors among our family and friends, thankfulness includes financial security in old age through Social Security and Medicare. But Trump's go-for-broke tax bill gives big tax cuts for the wealthiest people in our country, and this will cause large budget deficits to threaten Social Security … Continue reading Giving Thanks for Social Security and Medicare – TAKE ACTION NOW!
There is widespread agreement among experts that the tax scam is a horror show. Huge tax cuts to the hyper-rich are paid for by the poor and middle class. It will take Obamacare down. It will do nothing to help our economy. Inequality - already bad - will get worse. The racial wealth gap will … Continue reading Kill the Tax Scam Bill