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Black Angelenos Likely to Respond to Improving Resources if They Believe Census
November 1, 2018
The 2020 Census will ensure there is an accurate count of California residents. A complete count would determine the number of U.S. House of Representatives seats California will receive. The Census is also used to distribute federal financial resources to local communities. According to the CA Census 2020 website, there are 70 CA federally-funded programs in the areas of education, health, and human services that will benefit from a complete count. ... read more »
Gov. Brown Signs Bills to End Sentencing of 14-and 15-year-olds in Adult Criminal Court, Support Exonerated People After Prison
October 4, 2018
Gov. Brown today signed two research-based criminal justice reforms to improve rehabilitation and reduce the odds of re-offending. Senate Bill 1391 prohibits 14- and 15-year-olds from being tried as adults in criminal court and subsequently sent to adult prison. The bill reverses laws passed in the 1990s that allowed for sentencing the youngest teens to the adult criminal justice system.   ... read more »
Assemblymember Santiago and Senator Wiener Issue Statements on Net Neutrality
October 4, 2018
Assemblymember Miguel Santiago is issuing the following statement about Governor Jerry Brown’s signing of Senate Bill 822 a few hours ago:  “This measure ensures that we, in California, will maintain a free and open internet that doesn’t discriminate or price users or content differently. I applaud Governor Brown for leading the nation by signing the strongest net neutrality bill in the country,” said Assemblymember Miguel Santiago (D-Los Angeles). “California leads the fight against the Trump Administration agenda to destroy the internet as we know it.”  ... read more »
Gov. Brown Signs Assemblyman Jones-Sawyer’s Bill That Will Help End the School-to-Prison Pipeline 
September 20, 2018
Governor Jerry Brown signed Assemblyman Jones-Sawyer’s (D - South Los Angeles) Assembly Bill (AB) 2944, legislation that creates a permanent contribution-based funding source to end the school-to-prison pipeline.  ... read more »
Data Reveals Poorest Communities in L.A. County Endure Heavy Indecencies of Oil Drilling
September 20, 2018
To date more than 800 organizations have signed on. Meanwhile, eleven of the 15 zip codes, CBD analysts said, include neighborhoods like Wilmington that are considered “disadvantaged” by the California Environmental Protection Agency. ... read more »
Climate Change is a Public Health Crises: Blacks Mostly Absent From The Conversation
September 20, 2018
Hundreds of people protested and disrupted this gathering of environmentalist, policymakers and business executives because - wait for it – the Governor hasn't done enough to decarbonize California and reduce fossil fuel energy use. This, despite his recent signing of Senate Bill 100, which declared California only use clean, renewable energy by the year 2045. ... read more »
California to End For-Profit Charter Schools
September 14, 2018
Teachers’ Union and Charter School Association Join Forces to eliminate corporate profits from K-12 Education. ... read more »
California Contractors Licensing Board Elects Local Black Businesswoman as Chair
August 16, 2018
According to its press release, the Contractors State License Board (CSLB) unanimously elected businesswoman Marlo N. Richardson to chair its 15-member board.   ... read more »
New Caltrans Deputy Inspector General Will Oversee SB 1 Contracts: Gas Tax Revenue
May 24, 2018
According to a press release from Gov. Jerry Brown, Lumpkin previously worked for Southern California Edison in several senior positions. After leaving Edison, she worked as a consultant who represented "major corporations and diverse communities." ... read more »
Fifteen Recently Signed Bills to Help End Homelessness
October 5, 2017
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti was among the officials on hand in San Francisco last Friday as Gov. Jerry Brown signed 15 bills into law aimed at increasing the supply of affordable housing in the state. ... read more »
Watch Sen. Mitchell rebutt the tough-on-crime mindset among those opposed to criminal justice reform
September 19, 2017
Sen. Holly J. Mitchell speaks on AB 1308, Youth Offender Parole Hearings. The measure was approved and sent to Gov. Brown moments after remarks by Sen. Holly J. Mitchell, (D-Los Angeles). ... read more / watch video »
Portantino’s First Senate Session Ends With Legislative Successes As Seven Bills Head to Governor’s Desk
September 18, 2017
Senator Portantino continued his focus on education, public safety, mental health, housing, and parks and open space. ... read more »
Legislators Save $9.5 Million For Local Gang Prevention Programs
July 6, 2017
For nearly a decade, California has appropriated $9.215 million every year to fund CalGRIP, a grant program to cities that provide a dollar-for-dollar match to implement evidence-based programs to reduce youth and group-related crime and violence, according to the Children’s Defense Fund California website. ... read more »
New Hall Ad Touts Endorsement from Governor Jerry Brown
October 20, 2016
Brown lists some of Hall’s accomplishments in the California Legislature ... read more »
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