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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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House Passes Two Capps Bills

House Passes Two Capps Bills

Health care legislation will strengthen nursing workforce, improve access to maternity care WASHINGTON — Rep. Lois Capps (CA-24) on Nov. 15 celebrated the U.S. House of Representatives’ passage of two bills she co-authored, the Title VIII Nursing Workforce Reauthorization Act (H.R. 2713) and the Improving Access to Maternity Care Act (H.R. 1209). Both bills passed...
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Guest commentary: Doing the Zombie Dance In Oxnard

Guest commentary: Doing the Zombie Dance In Oxnard

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 In the stunning defeat of civilized democracy in this nation, the toxic fallout and pain...
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Bilingual commentary: “Family Values”

Bilingual commentary: “Family Values”

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 The Republican Party used to be known as the party purporting to represent “family...
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LULAC Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month by Urging Latinos to Register to Vote

LULAC Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month by Urging Latinos to Register to Vote

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Hispanic Heritage Month is a time when our nation reflects on the contributions Hispanics have made to our history and culture. For the third year, LULAC joins the Hispanic Heritage Month of Action campaign in an effort to encourage the Latino community to take action and register to vote. As part of this campaign,...
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Gov. Jerry Brown signs bill authored by Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson to streamline the environmental review process

Gov. Jerry Brown signs bill authored by Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson to streamline the environmental review process

SACRAMENTO – Gov. Jerry Brown has just signed a bill authored by State Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) to help expedite the environmental review process under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), California’s landmark law for evaluating and mitigating the environmental impacts of development projects. Senate Bill 122, which is jointly authored by Senator Jerry Hill...
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Bilingual commentary: “That’s How It’s Done”

Bilingual commentary: “That’s How It’s Done”

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 Recently I was trying to explain some mathematical notation to a classroom of college...
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Ventura County Education Leaders Endorse Carla Castilla For 3rd District Supervisor

Ventura County Education Leaders Endorse Carla Castilla For 3rd District Supervisor

CAMARILLO – Dr. Mark Lisagor, current President of the Ventura County Board of Education; Christina (Tina) Urias, Santa Paula Unified School District Board Member; Bob Rust, Pleasant Valley School District Board Member, announced their support of Carla Castilla to succeed retiring 3rd District Supervisor Kathy Long. The Castilla campaign has built a diverse coalition of Education...
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Ventura County Young Democrats, Ventura County Democratic Party have endorsed Jeannette Sanchez-Palacios for Ventura City Council

Ventura County Young Democrats, Ventura County Democratic Party have endorsed Jeannette Sanchez-Palacios for Ventura City Council

VENTURA —Ventura County Young Democrats and the Ventura County Democratic Party have endorsed Jeannette Sanchez-Palacios for Ventura City Council. “Jeannette’s dedication to working families is unsurpassed by none,” said Shawn Terris, Chair of the Ventura County Democratic Party.  “Her integrity is above reproach, and she is an altruistic public servant who cares about our...
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