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ISB General Meeting: August 13

Our monthly meeting will focus on the topic of how, if at all, resistance groups work with the Democratic party. What are the pros and cons? Ultimately we will discuss how and if ISB should be working with local democratic groups. Join us for a lively discussion!

ISB Film Screening: An Inconvenient Sequel

Come and watch the sequel to An Inconvenient Truth, An Inconvenient Sequel, with ISB on a Sunday afternoon! We plan to meet 20 minutes before the film starts, with ticket in hand, to go find seating together. Watch the trailer for the film here and sign up with the RSVP link.
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ISB Film Screening: An Inconvenient Sequel

Come and watch the sequel to An Inconvenient Truth, An Inconvenient Sequel, with ISB on a Sunday afternoon! If you’re interested, take this survey to let us know which show time is better for you and if you’re interested in a post-film discussion. We plan to meet 20 minutes before the film starts...
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Ro Khanna Town Hall

As our Members of Congress are on recess, make sure to get out to these town halls. These events are crucial in hearing from the people that represent you on a national level as well as communicating to them what is important to you. Ro Khanna will discuss “recent developments and current legisla...
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Hate and Bias in our Community: Let's make changes!

This film is a part of the UUFS Social Justice Summer Film and Discussion Series. From the event page: “Are you tired of the hate and concerned about how to have a more cohesive, loving community? Come watch some short talks about this topic and join the discussion for how we can live in peace.”
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Assemblymember Marc Berman: Legislative Update and Q&A

Marc Berman was elected to the California Assembly in November 2016 to represent the 24th District. He previously served on the Palo Alto City Council and as the Development Director at the Silicon Valley Education Foundation. Marc was a leader on the City Council on issues such as infrastructure...
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Emerge California Recruitment Salon

Emerge California is a group that trains women to be democratic leaders and run for office. “Our intensive five-month training program is the only one of its kind in California, and includes hands on instruction in fundraising, field, polling, communications and more. After completing the program...
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Trump, Russia, and Cyber Security: What You Need to Know for 2018

This discussion will provide an overview of Russian activities around the world, as well as why they are currently targeting the US including a narrative about Russian hacking and information warfare during the 2016 US elections. This talk will give you an understanding of Russian motivations, ha...
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CA SB 562 Healthy California

From the event page: “Come educate yourself about all things healthcare (defunding of Medicaid, repeal of ACA, voucherizing Medicare), details and the current status of SB 562, ask questions from representatives, and learn from others.” This is a follow up event for the previous one on 6/6 with M...
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Progressive Ally Training

Details: From the event page: “Our next level of advocacy on the federal level is the budget fight to ensure there is no funding for 45’s border wall, enhanced deportation enforcement, or any harmful policies that promote the breaking up of families.” Please RSVP here. Come to this event to learn...
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Anna Eshoo Town Hall

As our Members of Congress are on recess, make sure to get out to these town halls. These events are crucial in hearing from the people that represent you on a national level as well as communicating to them what is important to you. This event will also be livestreamed on Congresswoman Eshoo’s F...
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SF: The Trump/Pence Regime must Go

This event is a rally followed by a march. From the event page: “The Trump/Pence Regime daily escalates its fascist attacks on immigrants and Muslims, on healthcare and the poor, on Black and Brown people, on women and LGBTQ folks, on the media, on the environment, on the right to protest, on the...
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San Jose: Stop the Tunnels

This is a community meeting to discuss the plans to stop the Delta Tunnels. There is a $15 billion plan to create massive 40 ft diameter twin tunnels under the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta to take water as far as Tracy. This tunnel would divert a large percent of the water to farm water-intensive...
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Rapid Response Training

From the event page: “The Rapid Response Network in Santa Clara County is a community defense project that aims to protect immigrant families from deportation, and to provide them with moral and accompaniment support.” These training sessions will cover community-led defense, legal observations a...
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ISB TV Show, Episode 1: Strategies for Progressive Action

One of our members had the idea to create an ISB video series that covers topics such as what ISB is about, how to get involved, what to do in a blue district and the progress our issue committees are making. Robert Edgar Directed and Produced the film and our co-directors Lisa Ferino and Eitan F...

ISB General Meeting

Our monthly general meeting is here again! This time we’ll be covering updates on recent committee work and what we’ve all been up to. Additionally, we’ll hear from Orchard City Indivisible, Swing Left and Flippable followed by breakout sessions with the issue committees.

Indivisible South Bay General Meeting July 9th

We’ve decided on a monthly schedule at the Congregational Church of Sunnyvale for every second Sunday through December 2017. WE look forward to meeting you there! Closer to the time of the meeting we will have an agenda for you but also make sure to check out last meeting’s minutes.

Democratic Party Annual Unity Picnic

The Democratic Party, the Silicon Valley Democratic Club, and the Silicon Valley Working Blue Democratic Club are hosting an annual summer picnic. Food is provided free of charge and meet our state and local elected representatives.
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Impeachment March: San Francisco

Donald Trump has shown little regard for our laws especially when they are in regards to his business holdings and dealings. He has undermined the legitimacy of every institution our democracy relies on not to mention the obstructions of justice. This march is to show congress that we demand they...
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California Summer Veg Fest 2017

This is a family friendly event for all ages to celebrate summertime, ethical food and respect of the environment. The event will be co-hosted by Wilde Dreams and Assemblymember Ash Kalra. This event will feature 30 cruelty free food vendors, raffles, games, educational activities and will featur...
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Summer Film Series: FIXIT - Healthcare at the Tipping Point

FIXIT by Richard Master and Vincent Mondillo is a 40 minute film that will then be followed by a discussion. Representatives from Healthy California will also be there to bring printed information and answer questions. Hosted by the Social Justice Team of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship and...
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ACTION NEEDED

Urge UN to investigate attacks on religious minorities in India

Religious groups such as Muslims, Christians and Dalits are being targeted in India. We have seen a rise in violent activities since 2014 when the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) came to power. Gangs with connections to BJP are responsible for the vast majority of these attacks. Horrible things are ...
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ACTION NEEDED

Sign Kamala Harris’s Petition to support stopping TrumpCare

Senator Kamala Harris had put out a petition seeking your support against TrumpCare. Signing petitions such as this are pivotal in allowing her to show the extent of disagreement with TrumpCare when working with her peers and making public statements. Add your name to oppose the Senate’s health c...
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ACTION NEEDED

Tell Senate Democrats to do all necessary to block Republican Senators attacks on immigrants

GOP Senators are now ramping up bills that will allow racial profiling and ease deportations with the result of traumatizing and separating families. Democratic Senators were able to push GOP Senators in order to remove funding for the border wall and more deportation efforts months ago so we are...
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ACTION NEEDED

Call your Senators to tell them that Trumpcare is unacceptable and they must do everything possible to stop it

In particular, this time we will be calling the legislative assistants to ask them to put all of the Senator’s attention on stopping Trumpcare. Call them daily to make sure they know that this is a critical bill that could affect us for many years to come. Use resources provided by Indivisible to...
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Pink Out the Night Sunset Rally

This is a national event calling on the Senate to protest access to health care. If the Senate is successful in passing the pending Trumpcare bill, then people will be unable to come to Planned Parenthood as well as millions losing coverage. This particular event is hosted by Planned Parenthood M...
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Sunnyvale to Divest from Fossil Fuels

This meeting of the Sunnyvale City Council meeting will discuss divestment from Fossil Fuels. Please attend to show your support. This is the second city council fossil fuel discussion since a Palo Alto meeting last week. There are 15 minutes for open comment at the beginning of the meeting and e...

SCC Board Chambers Budget Vote

This meeting of the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors will discuss the next budget. Come to push for better funding for youth LGBTQ shelters and support. You can find the agenda here.
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Ro Khanna Town Hall

Another Ro Khanna town hall! This is an excellent time to go and comment with your MOC. Recess has just recently started so he is back in town to listen and hear your concerns. FB Event Page: facebook.com/events/321990451571313
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How to talk to Trump Supporters

This day long event will feature teachings by Sharon Strand Ellison, creator of the Powerful Non-Defensive Communication process, of how to prompt Trump supporters to drop their defenses and voluntarily shift their positions. They day’s activities will include small group sessions and large group...

Bodies and Bondage: A History of California’s Prisons

Jared Rudolph, a criminal defense attorney of the Prison Advocacy Network and Founder of Prisoner Reentry Network, will lead a discussion on “Why do we incarcerate people, what happens when they leave, and can we do better?” Hosted by National Lawyers Guild San Francisco.
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Media Matters Committee Meeting

The Media Matters Committee is one Indivisible South Bay’s action committees and they focus on the media and how it relates to the problems we currently face and potential solutions. From the event page: “Come join us to brainstorm actions we can take to defend the First Amendment and truth in a ...
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Equality March San Jose

Over 90 cities nationally will be marching on June 11 to honor LGBTQ+ equality and justice. From the event: “Equality March San José is meant to encourage self expression and education on our political climate, while allowing our community to march in solidarity.” Equality March San José will beg...
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Rapid Response Training

Rapid Response trainings are taking place to teach people about “National Political Project of Immigration self-defense & self-determination, solidarity, accompaniment for detained families, community led deportation defense” and more. Attend one of these trainings to further aid your communi...
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Unity Vigil Against Hate

This vigil will act as a counter to an anti-Muslim protest that is to occur a block away from our unity event. ACT for America is planning anti-Muslim rallies during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan in cities across the US. This vigil is intended to be peaceful and not meant to engage with the an...
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Anna Eshoo Town Hall

Anna Eshoo back for recess so take this time to tell her about you thoughts and concerns. Doors will open at 8:00am Seating for this event is first come, first served. This event will be live streamed on Eshoo’s Facebook page.
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Forum: North Korea or the U.S.? Who’s the real aggressor?

Christine Hong will speak about the relationship between US and North Korea and the military power escalations on both side. The talk will delve into how North Korea is conveyed in American media and what role US has in this depiction. Hong was an associate professor at UC Santa Cruz, an executiv...
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Making Healthcare for All A Reality

California currently has a bill SB 562 which would allow for single payer for all California State residents. This event is a great opportunity to learn about how the bill works exactly and how it would affect your current plan. Michael Lighty, the Director of Public Policy for National Nurses Un...
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March for Truth

March for Truth is a national movement taking place on June 3rd to show our commitment to getting the truth in relations to Trump, his administration, their ties to Russia and many other ethically questionable acts. The march is also specifically calling for the independent investigation of Trump...

ISB General Meeting June 4th

The next general meeting of Indivisible South Bay is Sunday, June 4th, 1:30 to 3:30 PM at the Congregational Church of Sunnyvale, 1112 S. Bernardo Ave. We are switching to once-a-month meetings for the summer months, so this is our only meeting in the month of June. Hope to see you there!

ACTION NEEDED

Call Attorney General Xavier Becerra to oppose allowing churches to endorse political candidates

Trump has recently signed an order that would allow for tax exempt organizations, including churches, to endorse political candidates. This directly conflicts with the Johnson Amendment, enacted in 1954. Congress will have to repeal the Johnson Amendment in order to allow Trump’s executive order ...
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Contact Scott Pruitt to strongly oppose the US withdrawing from the Paris Agreement

Trump has announced multiple times that he intends and would like to withdraw from the Paris agreement, a landmark agreement made during the Obama Era to ensure our future on this planet. Recently, Trump has also held meetings on the matter. Contact Administrator of the EPA Scott Pruitt, Secretar...
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ACTION NEEDED

Submit a Public Comment on Plan to make EPA Cuts

The EPA Administrator has opened up a comment line on the topic of the EPA “seeking input on regulations that may be appropriate for repeal, replacement, or modification.” This is a follow up to an executive order that Trump signed called Enforcing the Regulatory Reform Agenda. This order is mean...
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ACTION NEEDED

Submit your Comments to support Net Neutrality

Last week we asked you to sign a petition against the abolishment on Net Neutrality. This week a comment line has opened to contact Ajit Pai, FCC Chairman that has announced plans to abolish net neutrality. Net neutrality, if you don’t know, is “the principle that Internet service providers shoul...
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ACTION NEEDED

Sign Petition to protect the Antiquities Act

The Antiquities Act allows the president to designate federal lands and water sources as national monuments. This has allowed us to create our national parks and has historically been a decidedly bipartisan and well loved law. Use this website to send a message to your MOCs. Read more about it an...
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ACTION NEEDED

Sign Petition against tax handouts to the fossil fuel industry

All evidence points to Trump creating more and more benefits for the fossil fuel industry. Trump is signing executive orders rolling back conservation and expanding drilling. This petition is sponsored by Americans for Tax Fairness and to be sent to Congress. Read more about it and sign here.
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ACTION NEEDED

Sign Petition against the dismantling of Net Neutrality

The FCC Chairman Ajit Pai has revealed initial plans to abolish net neutrality. Net neutrality, if you don’t know, is “the principle that Internet service providers should enable access to all content and applications regardless of the source, and without favoring or blocking particular products ...
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ACTION NEEDED

Sign Petition demanding that Trump cannot make cuts to NASA and NOAA

Trump wants to cut hundreds of millions from NASA and NOAA, programs that not only provide data on climate change but also provide resources for our defense. Keeping these programs well funded and supported should be a no-brainer. This petition will be delivered to the House, Senate and Trump. Re...
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ACTION NEEDED

Sign Petition asking for Congress to deny funding for Private Prisons

Private prisons have started to get attention for the way they are being used to imprison illegal immigrants. Trump’s policies have majorly benefited these private prisons which were in no need of help to begin with. This country has struggled with massive incarceration for decades but it continu...
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ACTION NEEDED

Sign Petition voicing disapproval of TrumpCare

Senator Kamala Harris has put out a petition for you to voice your opposition to the GOP healthcare bill. Senator Harris can then use the signatures she has collected to show how passionately we are against this bill. Sign to show a large force against TrumpCare here.
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ACTION NEEDED

Call your Senators to oppose TrumpCare

As you probably heard, there was a vote in the House today where TrumpCare was narrowly passed. Now is the time to call your Senators (you can call them multiple times about the same issue!) to let them know that passing TrumpCare would be unacceptable. Senator Harris has explicitly asked you to ...
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ACTION NEEDED

Share your story about how TrumpCare would affect you

Senator Kamala Harris has put out a call for stories about how TrumpCare would affect you and what the ACA has done for you. From Senator Harris: “we need to share the stories of those who will be hurt the most if they lose their health insurance or protections for pre-existing conditions” It is ...
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Forum: Bias, Use of Force, and the Criminal Justice System

Christopher Boscia, Deputy District Attorney for seven years prosecuting cases in Santa Clara County and Contra Costa County, will lead a discussion and presentation on the criminal justice system. He’ll touch on topics such as police shootings, cognitive bias and the institution of criminal char...
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Building Working Class Resistance: Report-back on May Day 2017

The Peace and Reform Party is hosting a discussion as a follow-up for May Day actions and on what is next as a part of their Socialist Forum Series. The event is free and no registration is required.
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Ibram X. Kendi: Stamped From the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America

Ibram X. Kendi will talk about his recent book, Stamped From the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America which is “a comprehensive history of anti-Black racist ideas-their origins in fifteenth century Portugal, their arrival in England in the mid-sixteenth century, their blos...
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NASA in Partnerships with the Scientific World

Gary Martin, the Director of Partnerships at NASA Ames Research Center, will speak about NASA’s founding objective of cooperating with international groups on scientific programs of mutual interest. Martin will also talk about how this vision has expanded and changed over time and how it related ...
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ACTION NEEDED

Sign Petition to Congress insisting that they make Trump clean up his act

Trump has shown himself to be unethical, unreliable and deceptive in his first 100 days of office. The Office of Government Ethics has been inundated with messages and calls from concerned citizens which is just one form of expression of the American people’s concerns about Trump’s ethics and mor...
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ACTION NEEDED

Sign Petition to Congress demanding they not allow Rex Tillerson to sell weapons to Human Rights Abusers

During the Obama era, there were restrictions of who the United States would sell weapons to but Rex Tillerson has lifted all human rights preconditions on a major sale of fighter jets and other lethal weapons to Bahrain. Congress has the ability to block the sale of arms at any time up until the...
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Civic Influence Workshop

Hosted by Indivisible South Bay and Jessica Dickinson Goodman is an event to help teach us how to become civically engaged and the most accessible, affordable and impactful techniques for ensuring we are heard by our elected representatives. The event will feature post card writing sessions while...
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People’s Climate Movement Sister March San Jose

This is a march planned just before Trump reaches his 100th day in office and is part of a national movement of marches. This march is not only about our climate, but also our community, our health and our jobs.
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ACTION NEEDED

Sign Petition telling Legislators that we support Planned Parenthood

Send a message to your local state and national legislators that you do not support the calls for defunding and tearing down Planned Parenthood. California may be a progressive state but funding cuts can impact our access to free, easy family planning services as well as access for people in very...
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ACTION NEEDED

Call your MOCs to support the Data at the Border Act

HR 1899 and S 823 are bipartisan mirror bills in the House and Senate introduced on April 4th that would protect people from indiscriminate and suspicionless searches of phones, laptops and tablets when crossing the border. Currently a loophole exists that allows border agents to do just that, en...
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Indivisible South Bay General Meeting

Our biweekly meeting is here again and in addition to our discussions and announcements there will be a lot of engaging presenters at this meeting! It will feature Dr Mohammed Nadeem of the Muslim Community Association who will give a talk on the travel ban’s impact on the Muslim community. We wi...
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Ro Khanna Town Hall

Town halls are ideal scenario to interact with your MOCs and really what Indivisible is all about. Ro Khanna is the Congressman for CA 17. ISB has recently met with him along with other local groups and we found him to be very receptive. Go to show your support, give him your thoughts and concern...
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Anna Eshoo Town Hall

Town halls are ideal scenario to interact with your MOCs and really what Indivisible is all about. Anna Eshoo is the Congresswoman for CA 18 so if you’re in this district it is important to go and represent your concerns and requests. The event will also be livestreamed to Anna Eshoo’s Facebook p...
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March for Science San Francisco

The march will start at the Justin Herman Plaza where a rally with speakers will take place from 11am - 12:30pm. Speakers include a MythBusters host, a former Us Chief Data Scientist, a retired project manager at the EPA and more. At 12:30pm, the march will commence down Market St and end at the ...
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March for Science Silicon Valley

From the event page: “March For Science Silicon Valley celebrates the crucial roles science plays in driving our economic growth, preserving our environment, and protecting the health of our citizens.” The march will start at 11am at San Jose City Hall and then move to a rally at noon at the Plaz...
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Co-Director's Statement: We Want Your Stories

At ISB’s last steering committee meeting, we decided that we would like to invite people from the community to come forward–people who have stories to tell about how the policies and programs of the Trump administration and the Republican-led Congress are personally affecting them. At upcoming g...

Anna Eshoo speaks for us on the floor of Congress

Our local Anna Eshoo spoke up in Congress this week (as she had promised to do last Sunday) to introduce a resolution to force disclosure of Trump’s tax records. She was shut down by Steve Womack, Republican of Arkansas, who was presiding over the House at the time — but not before she got her c...

Co-Director's Statement

Hello; welcome to Indivisible South Bay. It’s a gorgeous day outside, sunny and clear. It’s also Day 1017 of the Trump Administration…oh no, sorry, it just seems like that. On March 4th, our forty-fifth president accused our forty-fourth president of committing a felony. Many days later, Trum...

Join the Media Matters Committee!

The Indivisible South Bay Media Matters Committee will defend the integrity of the First Amendment, and promote a reliable, robust, and free media, which is the bedrock of a functional democracy. Currently, our specific goals include: Identifying Fake News and Combatting Trump’s Undemocratic Cha...

An inspiring response by Anna Eshoo

Yesterday, March 5th, Anna Eshoo hosted a "Call to Action" event in Palo Alto. Attended by more than 400 experienced and new activists, this was an opportunity to connect those looking for outlets for newly found passion with those of us who are already engaged in the fight to affirm our values ...

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