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EMILY’s List Celebrates Groundbreakers and History Makers at the WE ARE EMILY Virtual Conference
May 13, 2021
This May, EMILY’s List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, will convene  the 2021 annual We Are EMILY Virtual Conference to celebrate women leaders who are groundbreakers and history makers. The conference will feature panel discussions with mayors, state legislators, governors and members of Congress, who will highlight their work to keep the Democratic majority in the 2022 midterm elections and elect more women in statehouses across the country. ... read more »
A Transformational President
May 13, 2021
It was much more than a political assessment when I declared 15 months ago that “we know Joe, and most importantly, Joe knows us.” Joe Biden is succeeding because of he understands the needs and aspirations of the American people. His bold and inclusive initiatives are restoring the faith of those who have been hardest hit by the current health and economic crises and raising the hopes of those who had already been hard hit by injustices in our society long before these crises struck. ... read more »
The Lookout: Three California Cities Push Plans to Increase Police Spending
May 13, 2021
These high-profile deaths of African Americans, along with many others sparked global protests and resulted in politicians and activists on the political Left calling on their cities to and counties to defund their police departments. ... read more »
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President Biden Expected to Ramp Up Efforts to Pass Voter Access, Election Integrity Bill
May 13, 2021
“We are very deeply engaged in working with members of the Senate and their teams on how this can move forward,” White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said of H.R. 1, or the “For the People Act of 2021,” which passed the House last month. ... read more »
Board of Supervisors, Led by Supervisor Holly J. Mitchell, Make Strides Towards Justice Reform
May 8, 2021
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved Supervisor Holly J. Mitchell’s motion to create a plan for strengthening investments in the County’s justice system by ensuring Public Defender's have the budgeted resources and staffing capacity to sustainably address its case backlog as a result of COVID-19 and provide legal representation for lowincome residents, who rely heavily on indigent defense services. ... read more »
$6.2 Billion Cal Fund Will Shield Small Businesses from COVID-Related Taxes
May 6, 2021
California lawmakers have approved Assembly Bill (AB) 80 legislation spearheaded by Assemblymember Autumn Burke (D-Inglewood). The legislation will give a $6.2 billion tax cut to small businesses across the state that received loans under the federal government’s Paycheck Protection Program (PPP).   ... read more »
LOS ANGELES NATIVE & NEW ORLEANS MAYOR LATOYA CANTRELL PREPARES FOR RE-ELECTION WITH SUCCESSFUL FUNDRAISING EVENT
May 6, 2021
A child of Los Angeles County (Straight Out Of Compton), we salute Mayor LaToya Cantrell and heartily offer our endorsement and support of her re-election bid in October 2021. ... read more »
MAYOR ERIC GARCETTI – Leads Los Angeles Through the Pandemic and Strives to Build a Better and More Inclusionary City
May 6, 2021
As Los Angeles begins to recover from the devastation of the pandemic, Mayor Eric Garcetti took time out of his very busy schedule to sit down with the Los Angeles Sentinel to directly address those issues which are impacting the lives of African Americans, communities of color, and those most severely affected by COVID-19. ... read more »
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The Lookout: Dems in Sacramento Take Steps to Make Voting Easier
May 6, 2021
Recently, in some states, most notoriously Georgia and Florida, lawmakers have taken steps to restrict voting access and rights for many Americans. But in California, policymakers and legislators are doing the opposite, making proposals to simplify the voting process and expand access to the polls. ... read more »
Congresswoman Maxine Waters Leads Powerful Women’s Coalition in Support of Heather Hutt for Assembly
April 29, 2021
Heather Hutt, former California State Director for then-U.S. Senator Kamala Harris, earned a high-profile and powerful endorsement from United States Congresswoman Maxine Waters in the special election race for California's 54th State Assembly District seat. ... read more »
Chair of Assembly Tax Committee Authors Bill Providing Billions in Tax Relief to Calif. Businesses
April 29, 2021
AB 80 authored by Assemblywoman Autumn R. Burke (D-Inglewood) was passed out of the Assembly and is now headed to the Governor for signature. ... read more »
Republican Opposition Leads Charge for Gavin Newsom Recall
April 29, 2021
A petition to recall California State Governor Gavin Newsom has collected enough signatures to become an effective ballot. Confirmed by State election officials on Monday, April 26; a ballot seen in this light would be the second of its kind in California history.   ... read more »
David G. Brown Cartoon-April 29, 2021
April 29, 2021
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Secretary of State Dr. Shirley N. Weber Announces Threshold Met to Trigger Recall, Signature Withdrawal Period
April 26, 2021
 California Secretary of State Dr. Shirley N. Weber has announced that the threshold of verified signatures reported by counties has been met for the recall of Governor Gavin Newsom. The valid signatures in the 10th report are 1,626,042, which exceeds the total of 1,495,709 signatures required. Counties still have until April 29th to verify the validity of any remaining signatures. ... read more »
Georgia park linked to confederacy views; Gets Their First Black Chair
April 23, 2021
The board overseeing an Atlanta area park that has centuries-old ties to the Ku Klux Klan and contains the largest Confederate monument ever crafted will be headed for the first time by an African American. ... read more »
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