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Congressional Black Caucus Members Appointed as Managers for the Senate Impeachment Trial of President Donald J. Trump
January 24, 2020
The appointment of Representatives Jeffries and Demings as managers of the impeachment trial is a historic moment for the Congressional Black Caucus. This is the first time in history that members of the Congressional Black Caucus and women have been selected to play such a crucial role in a presidential impeachment hearing. Regardless of what happens, United States history will note that President Donald Trump was impeached by the House of Representatives. We must now look towards our colleagues in the Senate, on both sides of the aisle, to have the courage to stand for a fair and open impeachment process with evidence and witnesses.” ... read more »
Rep. Waters on Midnight Mitch McConnell’s Sham Impeachment Trial Rules
January 24, 2020
Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-43) issued a statement on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s partisan rules for the impeachment trial of Donald Trump, which will operate on a greatly compressed schedule in the dark of night, and, for the first time in U.S. history, will proceed without a guarantee for material witnesses and documents: ... read more »
Dems appeal for GOP open minds as impeachment arguments open
January 23, 2020
Democratic accusers say Trump was the one with the “corrupt scheme” to abuse his presidential power and then obstruct Congress’ investigation. ... read more »
Bloomberg Rolls Out Voter Protection Plan
January 23, 2020
Bloomberg said he would also block voter purges and federally fund a voter rights awareness campaign ... read more »
L.A. County Moves to Eliminate Red Tape In Providing Housing for Homeless
January 23, 2020
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors today approved a handful of motions designed to more quickly respond to provide housing for people living on the streets. ... read more »
EXCLUSIVE: Rev. Dr. William Barber Addresses Systemic Racism and Voting Rights During Call with the Black Press
January 23, 2020
Following the Shelby County v. Holder Supreme Court case, which gutted key provisions of the Voting Rights Act, 14 states had new voting restrictions in place before the 2016 Presidential election, and there were 868 fewer polling places across the country, according to the Poor Peoples Campaign. ... read more »
California Voters Could Sanction Cities for Not Housing the Homeless
January 23, 2020
Last week, a task force Gov. Newsom appointed made an aggressive new policy recommendation: Slap legal sanctions on local governments that fail to reduce homelessness by supporting the development of shelters and other housing options for people without permanent homes. ... read more »
Booker Ends Presidential Bid After Polling, Money Struggles
January 17, 2020
Democrat Cory Booker dropped out of the presidential race Monday, ending a campaign whose message of unity and love failed to resonate in a political era marked by chaos and anxiety. ... read more »
California to Turn Juvenile Prisons Into ‘Campus-Style’ Learning and Rehab Centers
January 17, 2020
From fighting the state’s homelessness crisis to supporting low-performing schools and cutting taxes on small businesses, Gov. Gavin Newsom made a number of bold proposals in his budget for the 2020-21 fiscal year. ... read more »
Gov. Newsom Breaks Record with Tens-of-Billions Spending Plan for Public Schools
January 16, 2020
On January 10, Gov. Gavin Newsom unveiled his record $222 Billion state budget for 2020-21. The $84 billion he allocated in it for K-12 schools and community colleges represents a historic high level of funding for education in California. ... read more »
California Assembly Elects First Woman as Chief Clerk and Parliamentarian
January 16, 2020
The 80-member lower house of the state legislature voted for, then confirmed and swore in Sue Parker, a long-serving African-American public official, to the Assembly’s non-member, non-partisan role. ... read more »
Sentinel Proudly Endorses Herb Wesson for Supervisor & Jackie Lacey for District Attorney
January 16, 2020
The Los Angeles Sentinel does not take endorsing a candidate lightly, our staff and/or editorial board have spent numerous hours looking over candidates. ... read more »
Senator Doug Jones Emphasizes the Importance of the 2020 Black Voter Turnout
January 16, 2020
Jones said voting rights had been under attack since the 2013 Shelby V. Holder decision, which eliminated a lot of voter protections. “It’s not the same as the old Jim Crow laws, but there’s still efforts out there to suppress votes and keep people from having that free access to the booths,” he stated. Jones noted that he’s working to restore “teeth” in the Voting Rights Act but doubts that the current GOP-led Senate and President Trump’s administration would approve. “I don’t see it happening, so it’s all the more important to get out and vote in the 2020 elections.” ... read more »
WATCH: Cory Booker Suspends His Campaign for President
January 13, 2020
Read all about it in this week’s Los Angeles Sentinel, on newsstands Thursday. ... read more / watch video »
Americans Deserve Answers Rather than Dangerous Disruption in the Entire Middle East, Says Rep. Waters
January 9, 2020
“As a founding member of the No War With Iran Caucus in the House, I stand with my colleagues in opposing an escalation of force and war with Iran." ... read more »
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