It’s beginning to look a lot like impeachment! Though the GOP can’t make up their minds whether it’s happening too fast or too slow, seems like we’ve been languishing under this evil winter for quite long enough. Let it snow, let it snow, he’s gotta go!
Here are some easy, important ways you can fight the Trump regime.
- Regulate: Oppose unjust asylum regulations
- Debate: Dems need to talk about election security
- Donate: Give to charities that help immigrants & refugees
Action #1: Oppose unjust asylum regulations
Deadline: Comments due January 13, 2020 – Refugees have a legal right to asylum in the U.S. if they have a well-founded fear of persecution in their home country for specific reasons. Horribly, though, the persecutor-in-chief has handed immigration policy over to white nationalist, immigration hater Stephen Miller. The latest: newly-proposed DHS Security regulations put up more barriers, like making it nearly impossible for asylum claimants to get work permits. The comment period on the proposed regs ends January 13, so please make your voice heard by submitting a comment. Read our article for more info & guidance on what to say.
Action #2: Make sure Dems debate election security
Deadline: Submit questions by 12/13 – Our dedicated readers know: our elections are under threat, our election security & infrastructure need urgent help, and there are solutions but Congress is blocking funding. Now we have a chance to get this crucial info out to the whole country and hear some solutions! PBS & Politico, hosts of the upcoming Dec. 19 Democratic debate, want to know what we want them to ask the candidates. Let’s hear them debate election security and how they’d solve the problems.You have until Dec. 13 to submit questions on PBS’s form and Politico’s form. See our questions in our article — please copy & paste to submit them yourselves, and spread the word so as many people as possible ask them to explore this critical issue.
Action #3: Gifts that really do keep on giving
Deadline: No time like the present(s) – We survived Black Friday & Cyber Monday. This holiday season, if you’re going to give or get gifts, how about a donation to a charity that helps immigrants and refugees? Charity Navigator has this list of organizations that includes their ratings of the charities’ efficacy. And see our list of local & national groups that deserve your support and donations, in our prior article.
Join IEB’s Meeting with State Asm. Wicks
We’re meeting with AD-15 Assemblymember Buffy Wicks at her Oakland office on Thurs. Dec. 12, from 11:15 to 11:45 AM, to discuss 2020 legislative priorities. Interested, or have questions? Join our #ad_team_15 & #ca_state_issues Slack channels to discuss the visit,.and RSVP to @toni_henle or by email to email@example.com
State and Local News
Climate Strike With US Youth
You don’t have to be a youth to join the Youth Climate Strike! Many events are planned for Friday, Dec. 6, including one at 10 AM at Sproul Plaza at UC Berkeley. Looking ahead, mark your calendars for an East Bay event on Jan. 17 at Oakland’s Frank Ogawa Plaza; more East Bay events will be organized, so keep checking for events at this link. Read the coalition’s demands here and spread the word!
Mass impeachment mobilization
A wide grassroots coalition has called for rapid-response events the evening before the House votes on impeachment articles. Sign up NOW to get alerts, and spread the link to everyone you know! Several are planned in the East Bay: Oakland info & RSVP; El Cerrito info & RSVP; and Emeryville info & RSVP. Find more, including in Castro Valley and Walnut Creek, by searching at this page,
Your donations to IEB support our actions against the Evil Empire but do not go to candidate-related events.
- Reminder, there’s no December All Members Meeting. Work with us online! For an invite to Slack, email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Dec. 8, 1-3 PM: Video taping of Model Impeachment Hearing. In San Francisco. Info & RSVP here, Use this sign-up sheet if you haven’t already, and we’ll add you to the Google group.
- January 26, 2020, 1-3 PM: All Members Meeting, Sports Basement, Berkeley.
OTHER EVENTS (see section below with links to phone banks & much more):
IEB doesn’t necessarily endorse the groups, events, or candidates included here. Submit calendar events to email@example.com
- OPEN ENROLLMENT for Obamacare and Covered California: dates vary but earliest deadline is Dec. 15 — see our article for all deadlines!
- Indivisible National’s live-streamed interviews with 2020 Democratic candidates: watch recordings at this link. More info here.
- EVERY TUESDAY, 4:30-5:30 PM: Resistance Rally by Grand Lake Theater, Oakland
- EVERY THURSDAY, 5-6 PM: Table with Indivisible Resistance Action East Bay at Rockridge BART.
- Dec, 6 & Jan. 17, 10 AM, Youth Climate Strike events, Find info & RSVP here.
- Jan. 18, 2020: Women’s March Oakland. Info & register here.
- Date TBD: Mass Impeachment Mobilization. Date will be the evening before House vote on impeachment articles. In East Bay: Oakland info & RSVP; El Cerrito info & RSVP; and Emeryville info & RSVP. Or search here for other events
Phone! Canvass! More!
Check out phone & text banks, and much more, hosted by these great groups IEB works with:
- Democracy Action’s calendar (search by location)
- East Bay Activist Alliance phone & text banks, more. See list & RSVP here
- Flip the West: postcarding, voter registration, and more, listed here
- Indivisible Berkeley phone & text banks
- Indivisible National phonebank: call voters in key areas to urge their Senators to ensure a fair impeachment trial in Senate.
- Indivisible SF: phone banks, more.
- NorCal Blue’s events calendar.
- Swing Left East Bay phone banks, canvassing, more. See list here.
- West County Organizing: phone & text banks for state & special elections, in El Sobrante. Email Nancy for schedule & to RSVP.
- Working America Central Valley canvasses. Sign up here.
We Could Not Make This Up
Looks like the Pouter-in-Chief doesn’t care what time of year it is, he’s overtired and unhappy and he’s going home. And he isn’t the only crankypants … remember Bill Barr? Yeah, the impeachment hearings drove him out of our heads, too. Maybe that’s why he’s all hung up on respect in his “nice community, be a shame if something … happened to it” vision of police protection. Rand Paul, on the other hand, is Santa’s little excited HELPER who can’t wait to get into his piggy bank to buy goodies … oh wait, sorry, that’s YOUR piggy bank! — Did you need that money for something? Shut the fridge!
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