Governor Brown Closes Global Climate Action Summit: “We’re Launching Our Own Damn Satellite”

Governor Brown Closes Global Climate Action Summit: “We’re Launching Our Own Damn Satellite”

San Francisco, CA…In closing remarks at the Global Climate Action Summit, California Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced that the State of California is teaming up with San Francisco-based Earth imaging company Planet Labs (Planet) to develop and eventually launch a satellite that will track climate change-causing pollutants with unprecedented precision and help the world […]

Household Income Rises to Highest Level Ever & Poverty Drops in Latest Data From the Census Bureau

Household Income Rises to Highest Level Ever & Poverty Drops in Latest Data From the Census Bureau

Washington, DC…The U.S. Census Bureau announced today that real median household income increased by 1.8 percent between 2016 and 2017, while the official poverty rate decreased 0.4 percentage points. At the same time, the number of people without health insurance coverage and the uninsured rate were not statistically different from 2016. Median household income in […]

Sanders, Khanna Introduce Bill to Get Billionaires Off Welfare

Sanders, Khanna Introduce Bill to Get Billionaires Off Welfare

Washington, DC…Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Rep. Ro Khanna (D-Calif.) announced legislation Wednesday to give large, profitable corporations such as Amazon and Walmart a choice: pay workers a living wage or pay for the public assistance programs like Medicaid, food stamps and public housing its low-wage workers are forced to rely on. Low wages cost taxpayers […]

Governor Brown Signs Legislation to Revamp California’s Bail System & Eliminate Cash Bail

Governor Brown Signs Legislation to Revamp California’s Bail System & Eliminate Cash Bail

Sacramento, CA…Taking action to revamp California’s bail system, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today signed Senate Bill 10, the California Money Bail Reform Act, which preserves the rights of the accused, while prioritizing public safety. The new law – which will take effect on October 1, 2019 – establishes a new system for determining a […]

California Supreme Court Removes California Split Initiative from Ballot

California Supreme Court Removes California Split Initiative from Ballot

Sacramento, CA….The California Supreme Court ruling today will effectively remove the CA Three proposition from the November Ballot. From the Court…”Time constraints require the court to decide immediately whether to permit Proposition 9 to be placed on the November 6, 2018, ballot pending final resolution of this matter. Although our past decisions establish that it […]

Remarks on the UN Human Rights Council From Mike Pompeo & Nikki Haley

Remarks on the UN Human Rights Council From Mike Pompeo & Nikki Haley

Washington, DC…Good afternoon. The Trump administration is committed to protecting and promoting the God-given dignity and freedom of every human being. Every individual has rights that are inherent and inviolable. They are given by God, and not by government. Because of that, no government must take them away. For decades, the United States has led […]