Back in August, I wrote that getting “back-to-school” this year would also mean getting back to fighting far-right attacks on education. The threats included a rising number of efforts to ban books, and the Right’s efforts to take over local school boards. ... read more »
The Bipartisan Safer Communities Act is the most significant piece of gun violence prevention legislation passed by Congress in the last three decades, said Congresswoman Nanette Diaz Barragán.
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U.S. Senator Alex Padilla decided that a life of service to those who grew up like he did, unprivileged in a working class family, and that commitment to service has ascended him to one of the highest seats in California and throughout the nation. ... read more »
In an exclusive interview with the Los Angeles Sentinel, Kamlager considered her responsibilities, dedication, and loyalty that she would like to convey as a congress member. Kamlager –Dove has confirmed that she will run for congress to supersede Representative Karen Bass, who is the leading candidate for Mayor of Los Angeles. Bass supported Kamlager-Dove’s campaign for the position. ... read more »
A state lawmaker said he wants ensure that all school students in Los Angeles and throughout the state are vaccinated against COVID-19, and do to that, he announced a proposal today to eliminate personalbelief exemptions and expand upon a state vaccine mandate. ... read more »
Voting rights was the central theme at a virtual breakfast the California Legislative Black Caucus (CLBC) held on Jan. 12, to celebrate the sacrifices and impact of Martin Luther King, Jr. on American life and politics. ... read more »
In 2021, Kamala Harris made history as the first Black, first Asian and first woman to be elected vice president of the United States. After a year in office, she met with the Black press to give an update on her activities that impact African Americans throughout the nation.
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Former President Barack Obama paid tribute to the late Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid on Saturday as a man ``who got things done,'' as Democratic leaders spoke of Reid's impact on some of the most important legislation of the 21st century, from health care to Wall Street reform. ... read more »
I listened intently this morning as our 46th President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris addressed the nation from Statuary Hall observing the first anniversary of last year’s insurrection. I found myself reflecting upon the attack on Pearl Harbor that thrusted us into a world war against a tyrannical foreign power. ... read more »
With state revenues at an all-time high, California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Monday proposed a budget that would cut taxes while also promising to pay the health care expenses of all of the state's low-income adults who are living in the country illegally. ... read more »
Today, justice prevailed when three men in Georgia were given a punishment of life in prison for killing Ahmaud Arbery, an unarmed African American, in cold blood. All three of Ahmaud's killers are white. Two of the three involved have no possibility of parole. I agree with the decision reached and the sentence imposed. ... read more »