Speak out CA: we are a sanctuary

Deadline: NOW and ongoing - On the eve of launching his re-election campaign, the Threatener-In-Chief announced that the administration would “begin the process of removing the millions of illegal aliens who have illicitly found their way into the United States. They will be removed as fast as they come in.” Leave aside for a moment … Continue reading Speak out CA: we are a sanctuary

Save our healthcare, save our lives

Deadline: Do it now! - Our healthcare is under attack by the GOP, again -- or to be accurate -- STILL! In December 2018, the trial court in Texas v. US, a lawsuit brought in February 2018 by several states' conservative Attorneys General, ruled that the entire Affordable Care Act is invalid. That's bad, but it's … Continue reading Save our healthcare, save our lives

Keep California Air Clean

By Christina Tarr Deadline - October 2, 2018 Back in 2012, the Obama administration (remember them? Sniff...) set an ambitious target for emissions standards: Cars and trucks would achieve a standard of 54.5 miles per gallon by 2025. There are so many obvious reasons this is a good idea that it seems pointless to even … Continue reading Keep California Air Clean

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

Contact Your Elected Representatives!

FEDERAL: Sen. Kamala Harris (email); (415) 981-9369 • DC: (202) 224-3553; 333 Bush Street, Suite 3225, San Francisco CA 94104 Sen. Dianne Feinstein (email); (415) 393-0707 • DC: (202) 224-3841; 1 Post Street, Suite 2450, San Francisco CA 94104   Rep. Mark DeSaulnier (email): (510) 620-1000 DC: (202) 225-2095; 440 Civic Center Plaza, 2nd Floor, … Continue reading Contact Your Elected Representatives!

Tell Congress: For Students to Prosper, Ditch the PROSPER Act

Not sure who House Republicans had in mind when they came up with the higher-education targeted PROSPER (Promoting Real Opportunity, Success and Prosperity through Education Reform Act) Act, H.R. 4508 - but a close look suggests it might be financial institutions and for-profit colleges, rather than students, who would be prospering. In December 2017, the 590-page PROSPER Act … Continue reading Tell Congress: For Students to Prosper, Ditch the PROSPER Act

Count Every Person

Call us nerdy, but we've been worried for some time about the impact of the administration's apparent plan to under-fund the 2020 United States Census, since that count will be critical in drawing political districts, allotting congressional representatives, and distributing billions in federal funds. Turns out our concerns were justified, and then some. The Department of … Continue reading Count Every Person

Environmental Justice: a meeting with AG Becerra’s office

By Elizabeth Douglas On February 22, 2018, I joined folks from Bay Area Indivisible chapters (IEB, SF, and Berkeley), the Center for Biological Diversity, and 350.org to meet with members of California Attorney General Xavier Becerra’s staff. This was my first activity with IEB and my first time as a California resident - I’m a DC … Continue reading Environmental Justice: a meeting with AG Becerra’s office