November 3, 2016

Next year the University of California football team is slated to play in North Carolina, which recently passed “the most extreme anti-LGBT [law] in the country.” The law, called HB2, mandates discrimination against transgender people and even stops North Carolina cities from banning employment or housing discrimination against LGBT folks.

October 19, 2016

Your vote in the fall election could literally be a matter of life or death. Since 1973, 153 people who were sentenced to die have been exonerated, including 3 in California. The fact is that even in a progressive state like ours, the death penalty comes with a real risk of putting innocent people to death.

September 2, 2016

Black Americans and their allies around the country are protesting persistent mistreatment by police. Now one famous athlete -- Colin Kaepernick, quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers -- is standing up for black lives by sitting down during the national anthem.

August 22, 2016

August 26 is Women’s Equality Day, which marks the anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote. It is a day to recognize and lift up women’s political and economic power and an opportunity for Governor Brown to demonstrate his continuing commitment to women and families throughout the state.

August 19, 2016

NOTE: FASTING CAN BE DANGEROUS. THOSE WITH HEALTH ISSUES OR CONCERNS THAT MAY BE AFFECTED BY FASTING SHOULD NOT PARTICIPATE. ANYONE UNSURE OR WITH QUESTIONS SHOULD CONSULT THEIR DOCTOR BEFORE PARTICIPATING.

June 24, 2016

Judge Aaron Persky -- from the Brock Turner rape case -- is so toxic that California residents are literally refusing to serve as jurors for cases he presides over.

These jurors are sending a powerful message: The California public has lost complete faith in Judge Persky. You can join them.

May 19, 2016

The Maximum Family Grant (MFG) rule was created to coerce poor mothers into having less children. This unjust, invasive policy has forced nearly 140,000 of California’s children deeper into poverty simply because they were born poor. And it continues to threaten the reproductive freedom and privacy of thousands of women.

April 18, 2016

Civil Asset Forfeiture gives police a free pass to impose on people’s civil rights and disproportionately steal from low-income people of color without even charging someone with a crime. In California alone, police pocketed nearly $600 MILLION from Civil Asset Forfeiture between 2006 and 2013.

April 5, 2016

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. 

February 25, 2016

Oakland police killed Hernan Jaramillo and hid the video of his killing from the public for 2 and half years. The officers beat him to the ground in street, dragged his body 20 feet, and pinned him down with all of their weight on top him -- ignoring him as he repeatedly cried out, “I can’t breathe...they’re killing me,” for 15 minutes -- until his b

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