It’s a bird, it’s a dog … it’s birddogging!

By Ann G. Daniels Sorry, animal lovers, but although this particular action sounds like a trip to the dog park, we're really asking you to get a different kind of exercise: tracking down your Members of Congress, other electeds, and candidates, and getting them on the record. Amazingly, ordinary folks can often get elected representatives … Continue reading It’s a bird, it’s a dog … it’s birddogging!

Immigration Roundtable with Rep. Swalwell

On July 8, Andrea Lum and LeAnn Kanowsky of Indivisible East Bay attended CA-15 Representative Eric Swalwell’s roundtable discussion on the situation at our border and immigration detention centers. Eden United Church of Christ hosted the event, and representatives from Indivisible Livermore, Tiburcio Vazquez Health Center, other religious organizations, and legal aid agencies who provide services … Continue reading Immigration Roundtable with Rep. Swalwell

Meeting with Feinstein staff March 2019

Indivisible East Bay met with Senator Feinstein’s state director Jim Lazarus and returning field representative Caitlin Meyer on March 14 in the senator’s San Francisco office. You can see our detailed pre-meeting memo here. Our smaller-than-average delegation covered a lot of topics: Climate Change: We told Jim that beyond the in-person interaction the senator had with … Continue reading Meeting with Feinstein staff March 2019

Meeting with Feinstein State Director 2/6

By Larry Baskett On February 6, 2019, Indivisible East Bay braved the rain to attend our first meeting with Senator Dianne Feinstein’s state director, Jim Lazarus, who is newly in the role but has worked for Feinstein on and off ever since she was mayor of San Francisco (his most recent job was for the … Continue reading Meeting with Feinstein State Director 2/6

DeSaulnier Hosts Emergency Town Hall on Trump Shutdown

By Toni Henle You won't fall asleep at one of Representative Mark DeSaulnier's Town Halls! He’s done 75 of them since 2015, when he was first elected to represent CA-11, and it’s clear he loves this way of connecting with his constituents. I attended my third town hall in Lafayette on Saturday, January 19, 2019 … Continue reading DeSaulnier Hosts Emergency Town Hall on Trump Shutdown

Briefing memo for meeting with Sen. Harris, Nov. 2018

On November 30, 2018, a delegation from Indivisible East Bay visited with Senator Kamala Harris's staffers Julie Chavez Rodrigues and Daniel Chen. As we do before all our visits with our Senators, we prepared a briefing letter on all the issues we wanted to discuss, including extensive background research. This meeting concerned the following topics: … Continue reading Briefing memo for meeting with Sen. Harris, Nov. 2018

Swalwell final 2018 Town Hall

By Ward Kanowsky Close to 450 attendees braved the wind and rain to join Representative Eric Swalwell (CA-15) on December 1 at Dublin High School for his last town hall of 2018.  Swalwell gave an overview of HR 1, the new Congress’ first major piece of legislation in 2019, touching on key issues of voting rights … Continue reading Swalwell final 2018 Town Hall

Rep. DeSaulnier’s Congressional Update Town Hall

By Ted Lam Indivisible East Bay CA-11 team co-leads Kristen and Ted, and IEB member Tom, met with Congressperson Mark DeSaulnier and his D.C. Chief of Staff Betsy Marr before his Congressional Update Town Hall in Richmond on October 23. We updated DeSaulnier on CA-11 team members' recent work helping elect Contra Costa County District Attorney … Continue reading Rep. DeSaulnier’s Congressional Update Town Hall

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

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