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Maxine Waters Drags Donald Trump Down the Twitter Timeline
January 14, 2019
The Government shutdown has halted paychecks and government services and Congressmember Maxine Waters in not happy about it! In a storm of tweets Waters tore into Trump about the shutdown, ... read more »
Maxine Waters and NABJ Call Out CBS for Lack of African American Representation for 2020 Campaign Coverage
January 14, 2019
CBS associated producer Ben Mitchell recently tweeted  the networks “2020 Campaign Reporters and Producers” and social media quickly noticed its lack of representation of one of the nations key voting demographics. ... read more »
Federal Workers Get $0 Pay Stubs as Shutdown Drags On
January 13, 2019
Federal employees received pay stubs with nothing but zeros on them Friday as the effects of the government shutdown hit home, deepening anxieties about mortgage payments and unpaid bills. ... read more »
Assemblymember Jones-Sawyer, Chair of Assembly Public Safety, Applauds Governor Newsom’s Announcement to Redesign the Juvenile Justice System
January 13, 2019
“The Governor’s budget is a true reflection of our California values.  Over the past few years, we made a number of sound fiscal decisions and produced a surplus with which we can make targeted investments to improve the lives of Californians.  ... read more »
Assemblymember Jones-Sawyer Highlights Notable Legislation Effective in January 2019
January 13, 2019
(Sacramento ) – Assemblymember Jones-Sawyer (D – South Los Angeles) released the following statement about his 2018 accomplishments that went into effect on January 1st. “I am pleased to share some of my 2018 successes which will improve the lives of the people of California. ... read more »
Joint Budget Statement by Senate Pro Tem Toni Atkins and Sen. Holly J. Mitchell
January 13, 2019
SACRAMENTO – California Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins, D-San Diego, and Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Committee Chair Holly Mitchell, D-Los Angeles, issued the following statement in response to Governor Newsom’s proposed budget: “Senate Democrats are encouraged to see thoughtful, ... read more »
Rep. John Lewis’ Statement on Trump Shutdown and Provides a FEDERAL GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN: FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS GUIDE
January 13, 2019
IN RESPONSE TO TRUMP SHUTDOWN, REP. JOHN LEWIS PROVIDES STATEMENT AND PUBLISHES SHUTDOWN GUIDE “Federal employees do not deserve to be used as hostages in a political debate,” said Rep. ... read more »
Rep. Bobby Rush Joins 128 House Democrats in Demanding Answers from USDA on Upcoming Food Stamp/Snap Benefits Lapse Due to Trump Shutdown
January 13, 2019
WASHINGTON —  U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) joined 128 House Democrats in a  ... led by U.S. Representative Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.) to United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Purdue demanding specifics on how the Department will address impending benefit reductions for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) caused by President Trump’s government shutdown. ... read more »
NFL Launches Social Justice Initiative, Stressing Education
January 13, 2019
NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL is launching a social justice platform, with an emphasis on education, economic development and community and police relations. The platform is called Inspire Change and includes the funding of grass-roots organizations such as Big Brothers Big Sisters of America and Operation HOPE. ... read more »
Rams Line Dominates and Power past Cowboys, 30-22
January 13, 2019
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Late in his 13th NFL season, Andrew Whitworth finally got to savor his first playoff victory, albeit only for a minute or two. ... read more »
Kevin Hart’s ‘The Upside’ unseats ‘Aquaman’ in $19.6M debut
January 13, 2019
Courtesy Photo NEW YORK (AP) — Kevin Hart isn’t hosting the Oscars, but he’s got a number one movie. Hart’s “The Upside” surpassed expectations to open with $19.6 million in ticket sales according to studio estimates Sunday. ... read more »
Lawyer: R. Kelly Denies all Sexual Misconduct Allegations
January 13, 2019
Courtesy Photo CHICAGO (AP) — An attorney for R. Kelly said Friday that the R&B star denies all allegations of sexual misconduct involving women and underage girls, ... read more »
Illinois Refuses Permit for Concert to be Hosted by R. Kelly
January 13, 2019
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois officials say a concert in Springfield that was to be hosted by R. Kelly cannot take place in the wake of new sexual misconduct allegations against the R&B star. ... read more »
Congressional Black Caucus Statement Calling For Republicans To Move Beyond Empty Statements And Take Substantive Action Against Congressman Steve King
January 12, 2019
WASHINGTON – The Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) released the following statement calling on House Republicans to take substantive action against Iowa Congressman Steve King, who this week added to a long history of racist statements by again defending white nationalism and white supremacy during an interview with the New York Times.   ... read more »
Rep. Gregory Meeks Issues Statement on Trump Shutdown and Airport Security
January 12, 2019
Washington, D.C. –  Congressman Gregory W. Meeks, who represents New York’s 5th Congressional District containing John F. Kennedy Airport, made the following statement: “In my regular travel between New York and Washington D.C., ... read more »
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