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Dynamex Law: Many Black App-Based Drivers, Media Freelancers Want to Remain ‘Their Own Bosses’

July 25, 2019
On Monday, July 8, Agbasi joined other members of the “I’m Independent Coalition” for a press conference at the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce. At the event, a panel of advocates, community leaders and drivers called on lawmakers to fix the California Supreme Court’s Dynamex decision and amend AB 5, a bill the full Senate is expected to hear and vote on in September. Nearly 500 on-demand delivery drivers from across the state also rallied at the State Capitol July16 asking state legislators to fix the pending bill and protect their flexibility. ... read more »
Biden Doubles Down on Segregationist Comments, Analysis of 1994 Crime Bill is Next Test
July 4, 2019
On June 25, the New York Times published a deep dive into Biden’s views on justice reform and his involvement on the 1994 Clinton Crime Bill. Biden’s involvement was substantial, unlike former President Bill Clinton, Biden has never walked back his support for the largest crime legislation package in history. ... read more »
Our Democracy is on the Line, Congress Must Act Now
May 9, 2019
Barr’s lack of independence and Trump’s obstruction raises critical questions about the rule of law. But this is also about the integrity and security of our democracy. Just as important in the Mueller report was the astounding disclosure that our country was subjected to a full-scale attack on our democratic process. ... read more »
Congresswoman Norton Fighting for Black Press in New Congress  
March 7, 2019
“I’m [was] born and raised in this segregated city without any Home Rule rights and no equal rights when the city was segregated,” Norton said. “I’m a third generation Washingtonian and I’m the great, great granddaughter of a runaway slave, so motivation is built into my DNA.”   ... read more »
Senate Budget Chair Holly J. Mitchell Praises State Study Calling on More Help for Families in Poverty
December 3, 2018
Sen. Holly J. Mitchell, chair of the Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Committee, released the following statement in response to the state Department of Social Services Task Force Report on Lifting Children and Families Out of Poverty: ... read more »
Mississippi Senate Race May Be Defining Moment for Black Voters
November 22, 2018
Mississippi Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith’s remark to a colleague that “If he invited me to a public hanging, I’d be on the front row” puts the Magnolia State at center stage for Black voters in the 2018 mid-term elections. ... read more »
Making Their Mark: Senators Booker and Harris Stand for Justice
September 20, 2018
Democrats were combative, and in some cases, defiant, as Kavanaugh’s high-stakes confirmation hearing played out for the American public to see. ... read more »
Echoes of Anita Hill in #MeToo allegation against Kavanaugh
September 18, 2018
  WASHINGTON (AP) — The sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh recall Anita Hill’s accusations against Clarence Thomas in 1991, but there are important differences as well as cautions for senators considering how to deal with the allegations. ... read more »
California Lawmakers Continue Shift from Mass Incarceration
September 14, 2018
The recently completed California legislative session continued a yearslong effort to lower criminal sentences, ease restrictions on suspects, and keep juveniles out of adult prisons despite objections that the moves could harm public safety. ... read more »
WATCH: Senator Cory Booker explains why he released confidential documents regarding supreme court nominee Brett Kavanaugh
September 6, 2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) today ... previously marked Committee confidential from Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s time as White House Counsel under President George W. ... read more »
Success On “The Way” Ask Dr. Jeanette “Raise The Bar!” “Close The Achievement Gap!”-Part 2 “No More Crib to Prison!!
April 26, 2018
Bills requiring money take effect immediately and require 27 votes in the Senate and 54 votes in the Assembly. ... read more »
How California’s Energy Efficiency is Helping Communities of Color
April 19, 2018
With over 2 million African Americans living in California, 4.6 percent unemployment accounts for an additional 82,600 people back at work. And a significant part of California’s vibrant economy is the state’s smart energy strategy, which has created hundreds of jobs in recent years. ... read more »
Lawyers’ Committee Goes on Red Alert as Trump Rolls Back Civil Rights
February 2, 2017
President Donald Trump began his first term by attempting to roll back the civil rights gains that occurred under his predecessor, President Barack Obama. ... read more »
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