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The clean air ballot initiative is a true California call to action: ambitious and forward-looking, focused on the well-being of all of our communities.
I have endorsed the California Plastic Pollution Reduction & Recycling Act, which will be on the ballot in November.
In California, wildfire season is nearly year-round. CALmatters explores why, and what could help fireproof the state.
The governor’s new water plan is timely and much needed, but making it happen will require unprecedented compromises from California’s powerful environmentalist lobby.
A statewide media collaboration to raise awareness about poverty and income inequality through in-depth journalism and community outreach.
Current proposals to broaden access to legal services are predicated on sound regulatory frameworks that keep the public protected.
To bring COVID under control and address other ongoing public health emergencies, we need a well-trained army of public health workers.
Progress in dealing with California’s affordable housing crisis has been abysmal, and this is unacceptable. Here are a few actions to take now:
The governor should be speeding up the transition to zero-emission technologies, not padding the coffers of profit-rich oil companies.
Every California community college is working to develop the next three-year iteration of its student equity plan. We owe it to our students to develop strategies and actions that can eliminate racial disparities.
In years past, finding enough substitute teachers at California’s high schools was not a daily struggle. Now they are in high demand.
Ethnic studies can teach our children about their commonalities and their unique identities. Civics can teach them how to work toward compromise. California’s plan, however, is for these lessons to be taught separately. That makes no sense.
Corporations can no longer pay lip service to the rights of LGBTQ+ people while actively undermining them through their political donations.
California must show the nation a way that offers complete democratic participation, inclusion and a narrative of “Belonging.” Here’s how:
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As California gas prices approach record highs — though costs could soon drop by as much as $1 per gallon — there’s “9.5 billion reasons I think people should be…