Jumpstart Election 2020 in CA-21

Indivisible East Bay members worked along with East Bay for TJ and many others in 2018 to flip California Congressional District 21 from Republican to Democrat, and TJ Cox won by approximately 900 votes due to these extensive outreach efforts. East Bay for TJ isn't resting on its laurels; they're now establishing partnerships with groups in … Continue reading Jumpstart Election 2020 in CA-21

Celebrating TJ Cox’s CA-21 Victory

By Alice Towey and Ted Lam More than 150 activists joined TJ Cox and his family on December 9 to celebrate his nail-biting win of the California District 21 (CA-21) Congressional seat, called nearly a month after the election. The party, crammed into the Alameda home of Mary McFarland, a tireless organizer from East Bay for TJ, included several … Continue reading Celebrating TJ Cox’s CA-21 Victory

November All Members Meet and Eat

At November's Indivisible East Bay All Members Meeting we spent more time eating than meeting. Several dozen members and guests gathered to enjoy tasty food and each other’s company for our potluck and post-election celebration. We also fit in a bit of business -- Governance Committee (GC) member and CA-11 team co-lead Ted led us … Continue reading November All Members Meet and Eat

We REALLY did it! IEB and the Blue Wave

We did it! That was the cry — half delight, half relief — that all progressives expressed on Election Day 2018 … when it became clear that the Democrats would retake control of the House of Representatives. But those of us in Indivisible East Bay could have more accurately exclaimed: “We really did it!” That’s … Continue reading We REALLY did it! IEB and the Blue Wave

GOTV workshop offers basic training for recruits

Deadline: today and every day until November 6 - Our simple goal: encourage and train more people to get involved in phone banking and canvassing — especially critical as we shift to the final GOTV (Get Out The Vote) phase for the less-than-a-month-away midterm elections. The problem? Many people are reluctant to volunteer for fear … Continue reading GOTV workshop offers basic training for recruits

There’s no crying in canvassing

Deadline: ASAP and through November 6, 2018 Yep, last week sucked. And now we have the Honorable* justice** Kavanaugh. But there's no crying in baseball, don't give up at halftime, take a breath and come back out swinging. If you've ever said you'd contribute some day — that day is TODAY. The task is clear: … Continue reading There’s no crying in canvassing

Canvassing with Very Cool People in Sanger

By Ted Lam, Fiona Woods, and Carl Mason Six hours of driving and six hours of canvassing? Yes! And it was even more fun than we expected. We left Oakland before 5 AM on Saturday October 6, heading south toward Sanger, CA. Bagels, coffee, and great conversation made for a delightful three hour drive.  A … Continue reading Canvassing with Very Cool People in Sanger

This is not a drill! Call to action at All Member Meeting

It’s crunch time friends … the home stretch ... now or never. Choose your metaphor, the fact is that the 2018 midterm elections are only a month away! If you're angry about the current state of our country, the Kavanaugh debacle and other horrors (and if you’re reading this we assume you are), we have the … Continue reading This is not a drill! Call to action at All Member Meeting

Canvassing: a win-win for you and the candidates

By Ted Lam I confess. I'm obsessed with following the forecasts for the November 6 midterm elections. For the past several months I’ve been regularly checking FiveThirtyEight’s “2018 House Forecast” and “Who Is Winning the Race for Congress” poll results — sometimes as often as two or three times a minute just to make sure … Continue reading Canvassing: a win-win for you and the candidates

Phone-bank and canvass like the life of the Republic depends on it!

Summer is ending and it’s time to get serious about flipping Congress. We have a little over two months left to do everything we can to activate voters before the 2018 midterms. But don't freak out, there are things you can do: Those of us who know that Trump and everything he stands for must … Continue reading Phone-bank and canvass like the life of the Republic depends on it!