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State Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson introduces bill to create ‘California Trusts Women’ pro-choice license plate

State Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson introduces bill to create ‘California Trusts Women’ pro-choice license plate

SACRAMENTO – With reproductive rights and funding being threatened by the Trump Administration and the Republican-controlled Congress, Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) has introduced a bill to create a specialized reproductive freedom license plate, with proceeds benefiting reproductive health care services in California. Senate Bill 309 would require that the Department of Motor Vehicles issue...
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Bilingual commentary: Mexican Outrage

Bilingual commentary: Mexican Outrage

Editor’s note: Amigos805 welcomes 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. David Magallanes By David Magallanes / Guest contributor Mexico has a history of resenting the U.S. for a variety...
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Ventura County Legislators Urge Reevaluation of Puente Power Project

Ventura County Legislators Urge Reevaluation of Puente Power Project

SACRAMENTO – As the California Energy Commission undertakes multiple days of hearings in Oxnard regarding the proposed Puente Power Project, Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara),Assemblymember Monique Limón (D-Santa Barbara), and Senator Henry Stern (D-Canoga Park) have released the following statements urging commissioners to pause and reevaluate the need for the plant in light of ongoing environmental and environmental justice concerns,...
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Bilingual commentary: Trump’s Alternative Universe

Bilingual commentary: Trump’s Alternative Universe

Editor’s note: Amigos805 welcomes 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. David Magallanes By David Magallanes / Guest contributor Our beloved country has found itself in a bizarre reality of...
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State Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson reintroduces bill to clean up beaches by plugging old, leaking oil wells

State Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson reintroduces bill to clean up beaches by plugging old, leaking oil wells

SACRAMENTO — State Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) is continuing her efforts to protect California beaches by reintroducing a bill to monitor and cap California’s old, abandoned and leaking oil wells. Senate Bill 44, the Coastal Oil Well Clean Up and Remediation Act, would require that the California State Lands Commission plug very old “orphaned” oil wells...
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UCSB Chicana/o Studies scholar Aída Hurtado gives remarks at historic Women’s March on Washington

UCSB Chicana/o Studies scholar Aída Hurtado gives remarks at historic Women’s March on Washington

By Shelly Leachman • UCSB As a scholar, Aída Hurtado has marked multiple firsts in her study and teaching of Chicana/o studies and feminist theory. And now she’s made history of another kind, as a featured speaker at the recent Women’s March in Washington D.C., said to be the largest such civic event ever...
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Small Business Organizations Give Assemblymember Irwin Top Marks

Small Business Organizations Give Assemblymember Irwin Top Marks

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Jacqui Irwin (D-Thousand Oaks) was honored by the California Small Business Association and California Small Business Roundtable with the Summa Cum Laude distinction in their 2016 Legislative Honor Roll. Assemblymember Irwin was recognized for her extraordinary support of small businesses in California. “CSBA is proud to honor Assemblymember Jacqui Irwin with...
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Latino News Notes: Trump Team’s Meeting With Latino Leaders Gets Mixed Reviews

Latino News Notes: Trump Team’s Meeting With Latino Leaders Gets Mixed Reviews

By Adrian Florido • NPR It was billed as a “listening session,” a chance for Latino leaders from across the country to sit down with members of President-elect Donald Trump’s transition team and talk about the issues important to them and to their constituents. The invitation alone was notable, given the notoriously rocky relationship Trump has had...
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State Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson to speak at Women’s March in Los Angeles on Jan. 21

State Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson to speak at Women’s March in Los Angeles on Jan. 21

LOS ANGELES — State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) will join the Women’s March in Los Angeles tomorrow and speak at a rally held at Los Angeles City Hall. Jackson, the author of California’s landmark equal pay law and joint author of the state’s groundbreaking affirmative consent law to prevent and address campus sexual...
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Bilingual commentary: Is There Hope for the Rust Belt?

Bilingual commentary: Is There Hope for the Rust Belt?

Editor’s note: Amigos805 welcomes 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 We have all been hearing about Donald Trump’s photo- and telegenic moment...
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Bilingual commentary: The Sound of Freedom

Bilingual commentary: The Sound of Freedom

Editor’s note: Amigos805 welcomes 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 I may be disappointed that Mike Pence became our Vice President for several reasons,...
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Guest commentary: An Immigrant’s Birthday Reflection

Guest commentary: An Immigrant’s Birthday Reflection

Editor’s note: Amigos805 welcomes 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 Armando Vazquez / Guest contributor I was born 65 years ago, on a coarse palm frown woven tapete, to two...
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Statement: Women’s Caucus Leaders on threat to abortion rights and women’s healthcare under Trump presidency

Statement: Women’s Caucus Leaders on threat to abortion rights and women’s healthcare under Trump presidency

SACRAMENTO – State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara), chair of the California Legislative Women’s Caucus, and Assemblymember Cristina Garcia (D-Bell Gardens), vice-chair, released the following statement today on behalf of the Democratic members of the Women’s Caucus in response to President-elect Trump’s policies and recent statements on overturning abortion rights. Jackson said, “California, the most populous state in the country...
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Perspectives: Election 2016

Perspectives: Election 2016

Editor’s note: Every now and again, the fates conspire to create situations that are unexpected, shocking and challenging. The results of the 2016 presidential election are a perfect example. The protests each night in the nation’s cities since election day, never before seen after past contests, show that there is still much division in this land...
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Opinion: LULAC Helps to Ensure Latinos Vote on Election Day

Opinion: LULAC Helps to Ensure Latinos Vote on Election Day

Related stories: Early voting data nationwide show spike in Latino turnout On November 8th, the presidential election will take place, and to say the least–much is at stake. Never before in the history of presidential politics has a candidate so clearly and aggressively attacked the Latino community. Elections have consequences, and our vote counts....
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