The Orlando shooting was an act of mass violence against the LGBTQ community, largely Latino, by a man fueled with hate. A man who should never have been able to walk into a store and purchase an assault rifle.
The payday loan industry is one of the BIGGEST scammers out there. Their entire business model is designed to trap financially vulnerable Americans in a vicious cycle of debt. The average payday loan borrower takes out eight loans a year and pays nearly 400% in interest and fees.
The growing influence of corporate money in Sacramento -- from independent expenditures and political action committees -- is making it harder for California to lead as a model for the nation.
It’s a disgrace that any of our country’s elected leaders would do anything other than speak out and wholeheartedly disavow the violence stirred up by Trump’s hate and bigotry, especially those who represent California -- the most diverse state in the nation.
Gun violence in America is out of control. We cannot sit back while Congress refuses to act.
There is a 2016 ballot initiative in California that can set the gold standard for meaningful reforms to stop gun violence, creating a model that could be applied everywhere.
While California has struggled through one of the worst droughts in its history, Nestlé has been using an expired permit to illegally pump as much as 28 million gallons of water a year out of the San Bernardino National Forest. No more. We're filing suit with the U.S. Forest Service to stop Nestlé once and for all.