This is an “Outside Explainer” on Climate Change from the New York Times, a news outlet covering events of the world. While we might wish a science topic like this to be above politics and beyond the destructive reach of the Trump administration, of course it is not. This explainer has short non-science answers to 17 good questions, including suggestions for what to do. Continue reading “Climate Change Explained”
This is an “Outside Explainer” on the U.S. Federal Debt Ceiling from NPR, a news outlet covering events of the world. There’s a 3+ minute video plus (sort of) simple answers to 9 questions at the link. For more depth plus links to other outside sources, read the text.
An “Outside Explainer” on DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) from CNN, a news outlet covering events of the world. For the short version, watch the pesky 2 minute video at the link. For more depth plus links to other outside sources, read the text. Continue reading “DACA Explained”
Indivisible Santa Barbara is looking for a new logo! It will be used on our website, Facebook and Twitter pages, brochures, banners, handouts, merchandise, and to identify ISB at rallies, town halls, and just about anywhere visibility is needed. We’re asking members and friends to submit their best efforts for our new identity. Samples of other Indivisible logos are shown for variety and inspiration. Emailed submissions are due September 18. Continue reading “Make IndivisibleSB Visible!”
This was a squeaky clean political town hall meeting unlike any we’ve seen for some Republicans. It was held jointly by three local representatives coinciding with the visit of California’s Attorney General, Xavier Becerra. A popular 12-term Congressman, Becerra was tapped this year by Governor Jerry Brown to be California’s first Latino Attorney General when Kamala Harris was elected Senator. The Attorney General serves a 4-year term and Becerra will be on the 2018 ballot, perhaps partially explaining his visit to Santa Barbara.
By Michael Vilkin, Events Chairman
Indivisible Santa Barbara
The evening was offered as an opportunity for IndivisibleSB members to
a) meet likeminded locals in a social setting ✅
b) learn the latest social science on a current political topic ✅
c) contribute to the public discussion, ✅ and
d) support our Congressman 💰
The term “laws” is commonly used to describe the overall system of rules enforced by society to govern behavior. When used in this sense, our laws include the rules made by Congress or other legislative bodies, e.g., state legislatures, by the executive branch through regulations, or by the courts through rulings that result in binding precedent. Continue reading “Laws vs. Regulations … and Why the Difference Matters”