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California Lawmakers Push State to Divest from Companies Building Border Wall

Assemblymembers Phil Ting (D-San Francisco), Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher (D-San Diego), and Eduardo Garcia (D-Coachella) announced legislation requiring the state’s pension funds to divest from companies involved in the construction of the president’s wall along the United States-Mexico border.  The announcement follows the request for proposals for border wall prototypes issued Friday by U.S. Customs and(…)

Covered California Releases Analysis of Changes Proposed in Trumpcare

Covered California released a new comprehensive analysis on Tuesday detailing the financial assistance available through the Affordable Care Act as well as a preliminary analysis of how changes proposed in federal law would affect enrollees. The studies come one day after the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) reported that 24 million consumers could lose coverage under(…)

LA Pride Parade Canceled, Replaced with Protest March

  Following a concerted effort by local LGBTQ activists, Los Angeles Pride will take on a decidedly more political atmosphere this year. “We’re doing everything we can to make sure that the people who come to the city, sometimes only once or twice a year, are going to see something familiar [at the pride festival].”(…)

Equality California Announces 2017 Legislative Package

Equality California (EQCA) today announced the initial 10 sponsored bills of its 2017 legislative package. Rick Zbur, EQCA executive director introduced The package saying, “The LGBT community faces significant challenges in Washington and across the country with attempts to roll back LGBT civil rights along with programs that LGBT people depend on, such as the(…)

California State Assemblymembers Introduce ‘California Welcomes Refugees’ Legislative Package

California State Assemblymembers Kevin McCarty (D-Sacramento), Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher (D-San Diego) and Adrin Nazarian (D-Sherman Oaks) have introduced a legislative package that builds upon California’s efforts to welcome and successfully integrate refugees from around the world. This legislative package will help refugees access educational and employment resources necessary to become integrated and productive members of(…)

Assemblymember Gloria, Sen. Wiener Seek to Modernize HIV Criminalization Laws and End Stigma

Todd Gloria, Scott Weiner California State Assemblymember Todd Gloria (D-San Diego) and California State Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) announced today their introduction of a bill to modernize current state law that criminalizes and stigmatizes people living with HIV. California State Assemblymember David Chiu (D-San Francisco) is a co-author of this bill. “It’s time for(…)