The President of the United States -- the supposed leader of the free world -- just publicly, shamelessly, and embarrassingly stood with the white supremacists and Neo-Nazis who rioted in Charlottesville. There is no longer simply a legal case to impeach Donald Trump. There is now a moral imperative.
Approximately 9,000 rape kits are sitting dormant in law enforcement offices all across California -- potentially never to be tested. Survivors of sexual assault endure a four- to six-hour process to collect the DNA of their attackers with no guarantee that the evidence will ever be tested or used to reach a conviction.
Forced into indentured servitude with threats to sign lease-to-own contracts or be fired, truckers spend over 100 hours a week trying to pay off their trucks. Sometimes at the end of a week they end up owing the company!
Donald Trump was the first major party presidential candidate to refuse to release his tax returns since Richard Nixon was president. That makes it impossible to know whether Trump’s policy decisions are being made to benefit the public, or his bank account -- and that’s a huge problem.
Donald Trump’s firing of FBI Director James Comey threatens our democracy. It’s an emergency, and it requires a forceful, unequivocal response from Democratic leaders.
If California is going to stand up to similar attacks by the GOP and Donald Trump's dangerous agenda, then we need to have high expectations of our elected officials. They need integrity. They need diligence. They need courage. And if legislators can't live up to those expectations, they need to be held accountable.
While Republicans threaten to cruelly rob 24 million people of lifesaving health care, Courage Campaign is working to pass a bill to guarantee health care for all Californians. The Healthy California Act would curb rising health care costs, and, most importantly, save lives.
If Trumpcare passes, 24 million people would lose access to affordable health care. Older Americans would pay much more for health insurance -- 5 times as much as younger people -- but get way less help paying for insurance because of a $600 billion tax break for the ultra-rich and a $400 million giveaway to insurance executives. It's completely unacceptable.
Rep. Devin Nunes -- the chair of the House Intelligence Committee, whose job it is to investigate President Donald Trump’s ties to Russia -- is one of Trump's most committed allies, a clear conflict of interest.
Donald Trump's decision to seat extremist, white nationalist Steve Bannon on the National Security Council, while downgrading the standing of our military and intelligence leaders, is dangerous for America and the world.