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

Vote early, Vote often (every election, that is!)

Action deadline: Time's nearly up! California election dates you need to know: General Midterm Election:  Tuesday November 6, 2018, 7 AM to 8 PM. Personally delivered ballots must be delivered by close of polls on Nov. 6. Mailed ballots must be postmarked on or before Nov. 6, and received by your county elections office no later than … Continue reading Vote early, Vote often (every election, that is!)

Protecting American Votes & Elections Act

This action will appear in the Indivisible East Bay newsletter on July 26, 2018.  Deadline: ASAP and ongoing -- Even without Russian hacking, elections can be compromised if we don't protect the ballots! Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) introduced S.3049, the PAVE Act, to require that all voters have the option to use hand marked paper … Continue reading Protecting American Votes & Elections Act

Speak Out Against the Census Immigration Question

Deadline: August 6, 2018 - Attacking immigrants by bureaucracy: the 2020 Census will include a new question on citizenship. Why? The Constitution requires that the Census count "all persons" - NOT all citizens. Members of Congress, whose districts are determined by the Census counts, represent all people, NOT just citizens. The Commerce Department, however, bizarrely claims citizenship data … Continue reading Speak Out Against the Census Immigration Question

IEB Meets With State Asm. Thurmond’s Staff

On May 29, Indivisible East Bay members Nick, Amelia, Ted, Melanie, and Mark met with Molly Curley O’Brien from State Assemblymember Tony Thurmond’s (AD15) office in downtown Oakland. IEB's first-ever meeting with Thurmond’s staff was a positive experience. We had sent Molly a memo beforehand listing the topics and state bills we wanted to talk … Continue reading IEB Meets With State Asm. Thurmond’s Staff

June 5 Primary – Vote Now, Vote Then, Just Vote!

California's June 5 Primary Election is fast approaching, with plenty of important races and initiatives on the ballot. Use your precious right to vote! Early voting has started in Alameda and Contra Costa counties. You can vote early in person, or by filling out a ballot and dropping it off at a designated site. Here's … Continue reading June 5 Primary – Vote Now, Vote Then, Just Vote!

Register and Vote as if your life depends on it

Are you eligible to vote? Don't squander that precious right -- make sure you're registered, and make sure your registration is accurate! The deadline to register for California's June 5, 2018 primary is May 21, 2018. Go through these questions right now to make sure your voice is heard and counted: Are you eligible to vote, … Continue reading Register and Vote as if your life depends on it

Two Bills to Improve Voter Participation in CA

By the Indivisible East Bay Voter Rights and Election Integrity team Updated May 26, 2018 Our democracy is fundamental to who we are as a nation, and our right to vote is the foundation of our democracy. Two bills pending in the California legislature offer different paths to reach a common goal: facilitating and increasing voter … Continue reading Two Bills to Improve Voter Participation in CA

No Taxation Without Representation

More than 6 million American citizens are not permitted to vote because they have a past criminal conviction. California is better than many states in allowing formerly incarcerated people to vote once they have successfully finished probation, but nearly 180,000 California citizens, most of them people of color, are prohibited from voting only because they're … Continue reading No Taxation Without Representation