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Assemblymember Chris Holden’s Talent Scam Prevention Bill Passes Senate Floor 
August 24, 2016
Assemblymember Chris Holden’s Talent Scam Prevention Bill, AB 2068, passed the Senate Floor with a vote of 38-0. AB 2068 strengthens the Talent Scam Prevention Act by expanding the list of communication forms that can be regulated such as online and computer applications. The bill now awaits Governor Jerry Brown’s signature. ... read more »
Assemblywoman Burke Introduces Bill to Put More Clean Cars on California’s Roads by 2025
August 24, 2016
“15 by 25” bill will reduce air pollution, help the state fight the effects of climate change, and ensure that affordable electric vehicles are available throughout California  ... read more »
Bill to Decriminalize Prostitution Charges Against Minors Passes 
August 24, 2016
Moves CA toward treatment rather than punishment for sex trafficked juveniles    ... read more »
Bass’ Statement on FAA’s Decision on Santa Monica Airport 
August 24, 2016
Rep Karen Bass (CA-37) issued the following statement regarding the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) decision to keep Santa Monica Airport (SMO) open through 2023, concluding the city must meet its federal grant obligations put into effect in 2003. ... read more »
Clinton: Nation needs to bring together police, communities
August 24, 2016
Hillary Clinton said last Thursday the nation needs to work together to repair rifts between police officers and the communities they serve and guard against more discord — a veiled reference to rival Donald Trump. ... read more »
It Was All Business at the 4th Annual VSEDC Mobile Retail and Food Truck Expo
August 19, 2016
More than 500 current business owners, start-up businesses and Wantreprenuers visited the 4th Annual Mobile Retail and Food Truck Expo at Los Angeles Trade Technical College on Saturday, August 13th, where 40 local companies and speakers were showcasing their products and services to help stimulate and support local business and job creation. The event was organized by Vermont Slauson Economic Development Corporation (VSEDC) in partnership with the Los Angeles Mayor’s Office of Economic Development, LA Economic Workforce Development department, American Mobile Retail Association and truck Manufacturer Kareem Carts. ... read more »
Sen. Holly J. Mitchell launches STEAM program at L.A. High’s Girls Academic Leadership Academy (GALA)
August 18, 2016
Sen. Holly J. Mitchell, founder of the Women’s Institute for Young Girls (WIYG), welcomes participants to the new Girls Academic Leadership Academy (GALA) at L.A. High School State Senator Holly J. ... read more »
Dolphins of Hollywood Square
August 17, 2016
On July 28, Councilman Curren Price dedicated the intersection of Central and Vernon avenues in recognition of John Dolphin and “Dolphins of Hollywood”—one of the first African-American owned record stores in Los Angeles. ... read more »
New Hires at the RNC Ready to Court the Black Vote
August 17, 2016
Due to unprecedented poor polling numbers in the African-American community, Republicans have ramped up their effort to court Black voters ... read more »
Americans for Democratic Action Support Hahn’s County Supervisor Bid
August 14, 2016
Hahn Continues to Rack Up Support from Prominent Democratic Organizations in her Race for the LA Board of Supervisors ... read more »
Hillary Clinton Looks to Build African American Base with Top Staffers
August 11, 2016
the Clinton campaign has turned to seasoned, Black political strategists to boost voter turnout in the African American community. ... read more »
First Family Arrives at Martha’s Vineyard for two- week break
August 10, 2016
President Barack Obama's seventh and final summer vacation at Martha's Vineyard has begun with hopes of getting in some relaxing time with the first family before the busy fall leading up to November's presidential election. Obama will fill the next two weeks with leisurely rounds of golf, beach outings, bike rides and hikes with his wife and daughters, and dinner with Mrs. Obama and their friends at some of the island's top restaurants. Congress is also on an extended summer break from Washington, something the White House has chided it for as the nation deals with the Zika virus making its way to Florida. ... read more »
Effort under way to allow Uganda president to rule for life
August 10, 2016
A presidential spokesman in Uganda says some ruling party officials want to remove the age limit on the presidency so long-time President Yoweri Museveni can run again. Museveni, who took power by force in 1986, was re-elected in a disputed election in February. His current term expires in 2021. ... read more »
CBC Chairman Marks 51st Anniversary of the Voting Rights Act
August 10, 2016
Recently, CBC Chairman G. K. Butterfield (D-NC) recognized the 51st anniversary of the Voting Rights Act (VRA) and called upon House Republicans to support legislation that would restore the right to vote for all Americans. ... read more »
Can The National Diversity Coalition for Trump Sway Black Voters?
August 10, 2016
It’s official. Donald J. Trump is the Republican presidential nominee. The Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio was a rough and raucous ride for the reality star, real estate developer turned political neophyte. ... read more »
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