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LULAC Launched New Website Aimed to Engage Tech-Savvy Latinos

LULAC Launched New Website Aimed to Engage Tech-Savvy Latinos

New Design Funded by Verizon Foundation WASHINGTON, D.C. — On Wednesday, the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), the nation’s largest and oldest Latino civil rights organization, launched its newly redesigned website, funded by the generous contributions of the Verizon Foundation. “The new website allows us to maximize our efforts to support the community...
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Limón Condemns Federal Offshore Oil Expansion in Resolution and at Rally on Capitol Steps

Limón Condemns Federal Offshore Oil Expansion in Resolution and at Rally on Capitol Steps

SACRAMENTO — Assemblymember Monique Limón (D – Santa Barbara) presented Assembly Joint Resolution 29 to oppose the U.S. Department of Interior proposal to expand offshore oil and gas drilling in federal waters, and joined the Sierra Club and other environmental advocates in a rally on the State Capitol steps. The rally was held ahead of the...
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Jackson releases statement opposing Trump offshore oil drilling plan

Jackson releases statement opposing Trump offshore oil drilling plan

Only public hearing on offshore drilling plan will be held today in Sacramento SACRAMENTO – Today, to coincide with the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management’s only public meeting on the Trump Administration’s plan to expand offshore oil development in federal waters,  State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara), released the following statement: “Today, the Trump Administration is...
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Limón Named Co-Chair of Natural Disaster Response, Recovery, and Rebuilding Select Committee

Limón Named Co-Chair of Natural Disaster Response, Recovery, and Rebuilding Select Committee

SACRAMENTO — Assemblymember Monique Limón (D – Santa Barbara) was named Co-Chair of the California State Assembly Select Committee on Natural Disaster Response, Recovery, and Rebuilding by Speaker Anthony Rendon. “As the impacts of extreme and irregular weather become more present in our lives, a greater understanding is needed about the compounding effect that drought, fire...
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Assemblymember Irwin Sunday Sidewalk Session

Assemblymember Irwin Sunday Sidewalk Session

OXNARD — Please join  Assemblymember Jacqui Irwin (D-Thousand Oaks) for coffee and an opportunity to discuss legislation and local issues. Please call (805) 482-1904 to schedule an appointment time.
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Límon issues statement on Governor Brown’s final State of the State Address

Límon issues statement on Governor Brown’s final State of the State Address

SACRAMENTO — Assemblymember Monique Limón (D – Santa Barbara) issued the following statement on the State of the State Address presented today by Governor Jerry Brown. I congratulate Governor Brown on his last State of the State address of an incredibly prolific career. Through his years of service, the Governor has kept California on a...
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Dreamers, Arizona Rep. Grijalva, Jewish and Latino Faith and Community Leaders Urge Congress not to Delay DREAM Act

Dreamers, Arizona Rep. Grijalva, Jewish and Latino Faith and Community Leaders Urge Congress not to Delay DREAM Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The DREAM Act must be passed immediately to protect the nearly 800,000 Dreamers whose lives are in limbo pending congressional action, Dreamers, Rep. Raul Grijalva, D-AZ, and Jewish and Latino faith and community leaders said during a Capitol Hill news conference Wednesday. A 150-member delegation of Dreamers from 10 states and the...
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Limón issues statement on budget, Thomas Fire and mudslides

Limón issues statement on budget, Thomas Fire and mudslides

SACRAMENTO — Assemblymember Monique Limón (D – Santa Barbara) issued the following statement on the Budget presented today by Governor Jerry Brown. The Budget proposal released by Governor Brown addresses the devastation in our community from the Thomas Fire and subsequent mudslides. As we get back on our feet and move forward, it will be...
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Bill approved would help parents protect children from Equifax hack

Bill approved would help parents protect children from Equifax hack

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Jacqui Irwin (D-Thousand Oaks) legislation AB 608, prohibiting credit reporting agencies from charging fees when parents or guardians freeze their children’s credit reports, is one step closer to becoming law. “Agencies should not be collecting fees from parents who are cleaning up the mess Equifax made. Children’s future ability to buy a...
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Jackson, Muratsuchi to reintroduce legislation to halt new federal offshore oil drilling

Jackson, Muratsuchi to reintroduce legislation to halt new federal offshore oil drilling

SACRAMENTO – In response to the Trump Administration announcement today to expand offshore oil and gas drilling in federal waters,  State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) andAssemblymember Al Muratsuchi (D-Torrance) are reintroducing legislation to ensure that pipelines and other infrastructure cannot be built in California waters to support any new federal oil development. In the Senate, Jackson will carry...
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Bilingual report: The Fading Hope for Peace in the Middle East

Bilingual report: The Fading Hope for Peace in the Middle East

Editor’s note: Amigos805 welcomes local guest columns, letters to the editor and other submissions from our readers. All opinions expressed in submitted material are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the viewpoint of Amigos805. By David Magallanes / Guest contributor David Magallanes We’ve all heard jokes about, and references to, “the oldest...
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Feb. 8 — The League of Women Voters joins in the presentation of ‘Equal Means Equal’

Feb. 8 — The League of Women Voters joins in the presentation of ‘Equal Means Equal’

VENTURA — The League of Women Voters of Ventura County (LWVVC), a nonpartisan political organization, in collaboration with The Acorn Project, Ventura College, Ventura County Women’s Political Council, Ventura County Women’s Forum Collaborative, Ventura County Reproductive Rights Network, Justice for All, National Organization for Women (NOW), The Coalition for Family Harmony, and the Women’s Intercultural...
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Bilingual report: American Latinos Facing Demands to “Go Back Home”

Bilingual report: American Latinos Facing Demands to “Go Back Home”

Editor’s note: Amigos805 welcomes local guest columns, letters to the editor and other submissions from our readers. All opinions expressed in submitted material are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the viewpoint of Amigos805. By David Magallanes / Guest contributor David Magallanes How did it ever come to this? American nationalists have...
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Jackson to hold hearings on legal issues surrounding sexual harassment

Jackson to hold hearings on legal issues surrounding sexual harassment

SACRAMENTO — As was announced in a press conference held by Senate Leader Kevin de León this morning, State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara), chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, will be scheduling a series of hearings beginning in January to examine California’s legal standards and key legal questions surrounding sexual harassment. The first hearing, a joint...
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Bilingual commentary: Islamic Influences in Our Lives

Bilingual commentary: Islamic Influences in Our Lives

Editor’s note: Amigos805 welcomes local guest columns, letters to the editor and other submissions from our readers. All opinions expressed in submitted material are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the viewpoint of Amigos805. By David Magallanes / Guest contributor David Magallanes At a time when the leadership in our country is...
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