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Bilingual commentary: Is Trump Firing at His Own Foot?

Bilingual commentary: Is Trump Firing at His Own Foot?

By David Magallanes / Guest contributor David Magallanes There is a lot of talk and apprehension in the air these days regarding access to guns and ammunition. But would someone please take away the one weapon used by our own president—his Twitter account? Is he firing at his own foot, day after exasperating day?...
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On Indigenous Peoples’ Day Governor Signs Limón Bill to Create Native American Studies Curriculum

On Indigenous Peoples’ Day Governor Signs Limón Bill to Create Native American Studies Curriculum

SACRAMENTO — Governor Brown has signed Assembly Bill 738, authored by Assemblymember Monique Limón (D-Santa Barbara). AB 738 provides for the development of a model curriculum in Native American studies for schools to integrate into lesson plans in grades 9 through 12. “AB 738 is about communities telling their own stories that can be passed...
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Governor Signs Jackson Bill to Clean Up Beaches, Plug Old, Leaking Oil Wells

Governor Signs Jackson Bill to Clean Up Beaches, Plug Old, Leaking Oil Wells

SACRAMENTO — Governor Brown has just signed a bill authored by State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara)  to monitor and cap California’s old, abandoned and leaking oil wells. Senate Bill 44, the Coastal Oil Well Clean Up and Remediation Act, will require the California State Lands Commission to monitor and plug old “orphaned” oil wells...
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Assemblymember Limón Launches “There Oughta Be a Law” Contest

Assemblymember Limón Launches “There Oughta Be a Law” Contest

SACRAMENTO — Assemblymember Monique Limón (D-Santa Barbara) has launched the “There Oughta Be a Law” contest, an open call to constituents for ideas for legislation. “Some of best ideas of our state have come from students, veterans, and just regular folks who saw a problem and had a solution. If you have ever thought to...
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Oct. 22 — Conejo Dems Learn About Fake Money and All the President’s Bankers

Oct. 22 — Conejo Dems Learn About Fake Money and All the President’s Bankers

Facebook Twitter Web   Upcoming Events for Conejo Dems   Conejo Valley Democratic Club Meeting Please Note that the Date and Time of Our Big Fundraiser, The Garden Party, Has Been Changed to: Sunday, October 22nd from 1:00 to 3:00 PM at the Los Robles Greens Banquet Hall, Thousand Oaks For more information call...
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Jackson Issues Statement on DeVos Announcement to Rescind Title IX Protections

Jackson Issues Statement on DeVos Announcement to Rescind Title IX Protections

Jackson Urges Brown to Sign Her Bill, SB 169, To Codify Title IX Guidelines SACRAMENTO – Following the announcement this morning by federal Education Secretary Betsy DeVos that the Trump Administration made the decision to rescind Obama-era guidelines on Title IX and student sexual assault and harassment, State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara)  issued...
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Bills Aiming to secure California from Cyberattacks Reach Governor’s Desk

Bills Aiming to secure California from Cyberattacks Reach Governor’s Desk

SACRAMENTO – The California State Legislature passed two bills designed to help further secure California’s valuable network from cybercriminals. Assemblymember Jacqui Irwin, Chair of the Select Committee on Cybersecurity, has authored AB 531 and AB 1022, which provides more tools for California to assess its cyber-readiness and ensure that the state is doing all it...
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Jackson Bills SB 44 and SB 290 Pass Assembly Floor and Head to Governor’s Desk

Jackson Bills SB 44 and SB 290 Pass Assembly Floor and Head to Governor’s Desk

SACRAMENTO – Two key coastal protection bills authored by State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) , SB 44 (Coastal Oil Wells) and SB 290 (Marine Entanglement), passed the Assembly floor with a 76-0 vote and 60-15 vote, respectively on Sept. 7 Senate Bill 44, the Coastal Oil Well Clean Up and Remediation Act, will require that...
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California League of United Latin American Citizens: DACA

California League of United Latin American Citizens: DACA

Dear California Members and Friends, as difficult it is to comprehend the challenges to our community regarding cancellation of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, we must unite and rise to the challenge. We must be the first line of defense for our communities during this crisis. Never before in our history...
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Assemblymember Irwin Announces California Assembly Secures Extra Funding for Veterans in Housing Bond

Assemblymember Irwin Announces California Assembly Secures Extra Funding for Veterans in Housing Bond

Cal-Vet Loan Program to receive more funding for veterans housing.  SACRAMENTO — Assemblymember Jacqui Irwin (D-Thousand Oaks), Chair of the Assembly Veterans Committee, announced that the Assembly has secured an additional $1 billion in the Affordable Housing Bond agreement to extend the Cal-Vet Home Loan Program, which is currently scheduled to expire in 2018....
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Jackson bill to protect scientists, scientific data passes off assembly floor

Jackson bill to protect scientists, scientific data passes off assembly floor

SACRAMENTO – Introduced in response to threats by the Trump Administration, a bill by State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) to protect scientists and scientific research from censorship or destruction passed off the Assembly floor today on a 59-13 vote. Senate Bill 51, known as the Whistleblower and Public Data Protection Act, now heads back to...
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SBCC — An Open Letter to DACA Students

SBCC — An Open Letter to DACA Students

I am saddened this morning that the President of the United States is not honoring the executive order that created the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).  As a DACA student, you should know that none of this is of your making.  It is not your fault, and you are the innocent one in...
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Breaking Promise to Act ‘With Heart,’ Trump Administration Ends DACA, Eliminates Protection for 800,000 Dreamers

Breaking Promise to Act ‘With Heart,’ Trump Administration Ends DACA, Eliminates Protection for 800,000 Dreamers

Washington, D.C. – President Donald Trump (on Sept. 5)rescinded the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, an Obama-era immigration policy that grants deportation relief for undocumented people who were brought to the U.S. as children, known as Dreamers. Established in 2012, DACA currently protects 800,000 immigrants and grants them the right to remain in...
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Assemblymember Irwin Announces California Assembly Secures Extra Funding for Veterans in Housing Bond

Assemblymember Irwin Announces California Assembly Secures Extra Funding for Veterans in Housing Bond

SACRAMENTO — Assemblymember Jacqui Irwin (D-Thousand Oaks) , Chair of the Assembly Veterans Committee, announced that the Assembly has secured an additional $1 billion in the Affordable Housing Bond agreement to extend the Cal-Vet Home Loan Program, which is currently scheduled to expire in 2018. “After returning from service, our veterans face unique challenges when...
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Bilingual commentary: Fighting the Nazis

Bilingual commentary: Fighting the Nazis

By David Magallanes / Guest contributor David Magallanes Over 70 years ago, my father was fighting against the Nazis as an American infantryman on French and German soil. Never in his wildest dreams did he ever imagine that I, his son, would find himself also in combat with them—on American soil. But whereas he...
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