EB NEWSLETTER 1/16/20 Do this one thing:

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As promised, we’re launching new forms of our weekly activism emails to you. This week’s pared-down newsletter has one critically important action item — can you hear that Doomsday Clock ticking? And if you have a little more time — as the House delivers Articles of Impeachment against the High-Criminal-in-Chief, tell our Senators: do everything you can to make sure the Senate conducts an open and fair trial. Here’s their contact info.

Tell Sen. Feinstein: No more nukes!

Deadline: right now – In government you can make pretty speeches, but often what really matters is when Congress says how much money they will allocate for what. The 2020 National Defense Authorizations Act (NDAA) allocates a LOT of money for further development of nuclear weapons and delivery systems — and Senator Feinstein voted for it. Her record on nuclear weapons is generally good, in this administration and before — even noting Congress’s role to prevent acquiring or developing nuclear weapons the country “doesn’t need.” We’re concerned that now she may be listening to those urging her in the other direction. It’s up to US: tell her you’re worried she voted for the 2020 NDAA, and you want her to stand firm against further funding for or approval of nuclear development. Read our article for more information and background.

Contact Sen. Feinstein: 202-224-3841 / email

Please call and keep calling until you get through. Phones ringing off the hook have an impact that full inboxes can’t match. Better yet, call first and follow up with an email!

What to say:

My name is ___, my zip code is ___, and I’m a member of Indivisible East Bay. I want to thank Senator Feinstein for standing up against increasing nuclear weapons development in the past. But I’m worried about her vote for the 2020 NDAA because it mandates more spending on nuclear weapons components and delivery systems. I want Senator Feinstein to stand firm against further nuclear funding or development.

All Members Meeting + cake

Sunday, January 26, 1-3 PM: We can’t wait to tell you about Arizona and what we can all do to help flip that purple state blue! Donald Lathbury, strategist for Flip the West will give us the lowdown on how we can get it done — with your help! You’ll hear from IEBers who canvassed in Phoenix parking lots to register voters. All our usual breakouts plus IEB anniversary cake! Join us at Sports Basement, Berkeley — Info & RSVP

Flip the West, Field Team 6, Indivisible Yolo, Indivisible East Bay & AZ friends

State and Local News

IEB went to AZ!

Alissa, Ted and Andrea just flew back from Yuma, and are their arms tired! Stay tuned for next week’s newsletter — more puns and an inspiring report about their incredible canvassing experiences. Big thanks to Flip the WestField Team 6AZ Blue 2020 and friends for coordinating a fan-cactus time!

Hear Reclaim Our Vote’s Founder in Dublin or Berkeley

Remember the 100K+ postcards we wrote to flip VA last year? Here’s your chance to hear Reclaim Our Vote founder Andrea Miller speak in Dublin or Berkeley! She’ll give a rundown of ROV’s ’19 successes and how we can help swing states in ’20. Your purchase of tickets supports ROV’s work, but no one will be turned away for lack of funds (see each RSVP page for details). Join us at the IBEW Union Hall in Dublin on Thurs. Jan. 30, or at the Berkeley City College Auditorium (new location!) on Tues. Feb. 4. All info, and donate or get tickets for Dublin here, or for Berkeley here,

Your donations to IEB support our actions against the Evil Empire but do not go to candidate-related events.

Upcoming Events


  • Jan. 19, 1-4 PM: Phonebank for AZ, in El Cerrito. Info & RSVP.
  • Jan. 26, 1-3 PM: All Members Meeting at Sports Basement, Berkeley. Info & RSVP.
  • Feb. 4, 6-8 PM: Reclaim Our Vote fundraiser, with ROV founder Andrea Miller. In Berkeley. Info & RSVP

OTHER EVENTS (see section below for links to election activities & events):
IEB doesnt necessarily endorse the groups, events, or candidates included here. Submit calendar events to newsletter@indivisibleeb.org

  • 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
  • Jan. 18: Women’s March 2020! In Oakland info & register. In Contra Costa (Walnut Creek) info & register.
  • Jan. 21, 6-9 PM: Citizen’s Climate Lobby: Climate Restoration & Activism Fair, in Berkeley. $10-$15. Info & register.
  • Jan. 23, 6:30-8 PM: Impeachment Town Hall with Reps. DeSaulnier & Mike Thompson (CA-5), in Martinez. Info & RSVP
  • Jan. 30, 7-8:30 PM: Reclaim Our Vote Info Session & Fundraiser, with Andrea Miller. In Dublin. Info & register
  • Jan. 31: Deadline for open enrollment in a Covered California health plan that begins Feb. 1, 2020. Note, deadline may not apply if you have a specific qualifying event – FAQs here.

Election Activities & Events!

Check out phone & text banks, and much more, hosted by these great groups IEB works with:

We Could Not Make This Up

Last week, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences and the U.S. Congress both unveiled their #whitemalespecials. Rep. Jim Banks said Rep. Ilhan Omar’s claim of PTSD from her wartime childhood in Somalia was “offensive to our nation’s veterans who really do have PTSD” — then had his staffers try to walk it back. No, bro. Then Rep. Doug Collins said Dems who criticize the illegal bombing of Iran are “in love with terrorists”; he musta forgot Rep. Tammy Duckworth, who knocked him down with one comment. Then the big Oscars nominations reveal … the awards will go to … mostly white men making movies about manly men doing manly things

Contact Us!

Fired up to do more? Give us a shout!

IEB uses Slack, a chat system for talking about important issues, planning events, and team discussions. Want an invite to join Slack? Please drop us a line at info@indivisibleeb.org. Already on Slack? Feel free to contact our team leads:

  • CA Senators: @ameliacass, @linh
  • CA-11, Rep. DeSaulnier: @Kristen L, @Ted Lam
  • CA-13, Rep. Lee: @linh
  • CA-15, Rep. Swalwell: @ward
  • Newsletter: @anngdan, @heidirand
  • Volunteers: @andrea

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Indivisible East Bay is a chapter of the Indivisible movement. We are a grassroots organization focused on stopping the Trump administration’s policies.

We cover the East Bay Area, spanning California’s 11th, 13th, and 15th congressional districts. In addition to IndivisibleEB, there are a number of other Indivisible groups covering specifics cities, countries, and even neighborhood. Whenever possible, we try to work together in order to build a coalition of like-minded activists resisting the Trump agenda.

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