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Weber’s AB 1655 Would Make Juneteenth a Paid Holiday in California
January 20, 2022
Last week, Assemblymember Akilah Weber (D-La Mesa) announced the introduction of Assembly Bill (AB) 1655, legislation that would make Juneteenth a paid holiday in California. ... read more »
Gov. Newsom: Battling Omicron Will Take Boosters Plus Other Measures
December 30, 2021
Last week, speaking at a press conference at the Native American Health Center in Alameda County, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced that Californians will have to take booster shots as the state adopts new COVID-19 measures to fight the Omicron variant. ... read more »
Feds, State Take Steps to Ease Burden on Some Student Loan Borrowers
December 23, 2021
Lewis said, before the pandemic began, paying down the high student loan debt she accrued to cover her tuition and living expenses while in school put a strain on her monthly budget. Those arrears (“in the thousands”) with growing interest made it difficult for her to make ends meet. ... read more »
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Rev. Amos Brown Brings Wisdom, Guidance to Cal’s Reparations Task Force
December 23, 2021
The Rev. Amos C. Brown is vice-chair and the senior member serving on the nine-member California Task Force to Study and Develop Reparation Proposals for African Americans. ... read more »
Newsom Announces Plans to Fight Rash of Retail Theft, Follow-Home Crimes
December 17, 2021
Gov. Gavin Newsom today announced new measures to fight a statewide rise in property and violent crimes, including a rash of smash-and-grab robberies targeting retailers and follow-home attacks in the Los Angeles area. ... read more »
Holiday Travel Season: Cal Black Churches Offering COVID Testing, Vaccinations
December 16, 2021
The Rev. Dr. Lawrence E. Van Hook, pastor of Community Church in Oakland, says when COVID-19 vaccinations were first released late last year he did not want to get the shot. ... read more »
COVID-19: As Winter Approaches, Gov. Newsom Focuses on ‘Waning Immunity’
November 4, 2021
The governor encouraged eligible Californians to get their booster shots as well, warning that initial COVID-19 shots required to be designated “fully vaccinated” might not be enough to inoculate individuals who are at a higher risk of getting the disease. ... read more »
Gov. Thanks Californians: More than 80 Percent of Us Have Now Taken at Least One COVID Shot
September 9, 2021
On Aug. 31, California Gov. Gavin Newsom held a press conference at a vaccination clinic in Oakland to thank the majority of Californians for receiving at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. ... read more »
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Rights and Rules: 5 Things You Should Know If You’re Voting on Election Day
September 8, 2021
The election to recall Gov. Gavin Newsom is about a week away. Some mail-in ballots have already been counted. In person voting is now possible at voting centers and voting continues by mail, ... read more »
Five Ways to Make Sure Our Votes Count in the Upcoming Recall Election
September 2, 2021
If you are not registered to vote, you can register online or by mail to receive a mail-in ballot until Aug. 30 at registertovote.ca.gov. You can also register the same day you vote in-person at a polling place or vote center on Tuesday, Sept.14. You can find more information on the requirements for registering to vote here. ... read more »
Gov. Newsom Praises Economy, Second Stimulus Payments as Rivals Step Up Attacks
September 2, 2021
Californians are scheduled to start receiving their second stimulus payment on Sept. 1, two weeks before California's gubernatorial recall election. All California households that receive the state’s earned income tax credit qualify for the one-time payments. ... read more »
Invest in Our Students by Voting No on the Recall
August 26, 2021
As California State Superintendent of Public Instruction, I spent every day working with Gov. Gavin Newsom to make sure they are walking back into safe environments that shield them from COVID-19 exposure and afford them an opportunity to learn effectively in person. ... read more »
Recall Election Heats Up: Gov. Newsom Trades Fire with Larry Elder
August 26, 2021
Until recently, Gov. Newsom’s strategy for responding to the litany of attacks he’s received from Larry Elder, the Republican frontrunner in the upcoming Sept. 14 recall election has been to not respond directly to them.Newsom’s responses have focused on his accomplishments, indirectly alluding to Elder’s attacks, and especially warning voters that if Republicans succeed in the recall Trumpism would be in charge of the state.But a little over a week ago, as Newsom spoke before phone bankers at Hecho En Mexico restaurant in San Jose hebrought up a number of Elder’s positions that clash with the views of a majority of Californians. ... read more »
The California Legislative Black Caucus Stands in Strong Support of Governor Newsom
August 12, 2021
The California Legislative Black Caucus strongly opposes the recall of Governor Gavin Newsom and urges all Californians to say “NO” to this unwarranted, ill-advised, and costly recall election. ... read more »
As Schools Reopen, Gov. Newsom Invests $123.9 Billion to Address Financial and Safety Concerns
August 12, 2021
On Aug. 3 in Perris, California – a Riverside County city located about 70 miles east of Los Angeles -- Lincoln Cooper and Fortunate Hove Cooper handed out free backpacks full of school supplies and hand sanitizers to struggling families during a triple-digit heat wave.  They were joined by a handful of volunteers that included representatives from the Moreno Valley School District. ... read more »
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