As someone who has been in the public eye for decades, Clinton has been subjected to repeated, sustained politically motivated attacks that have altered her public image. Trump and Pence have attacked her relentlessly over the last year, further clouding Clinton’s public image and leaving some voters to question who she is and what she stands for. As a result of time I spent with Secretary Clinton, then Senator Clinton, back in 2007, it’s not something I question, even for a moment.Read More
Proposition 54: Not What it Seems
Too good to be true? Probably is. Proposition 54 is another example of the adage. Pledging to bring more transparency to the legislative process, this proposition simply provides another tool for moneyed interests to stop progressive policies in California. Sponsored by billionaire Charles Munger and wealth manager (and former legislator) Sam Blakslee, this Constitutional Amendment would require all legislation to be in print for 72 hours prior to being voted on. Any interest could sue the legislature to enforce this provision.Read More
Vote YES on Prop 57 to Reform our Broken Criminal Justice System
Our state prisons are dangerously overcrowded, and have been taken over by the federal government. With Washington imploring Californians to come up with a plan for how to reduce our overcrowding problem, a coalition of law enforcement leaders, victims rights groups and Gov. Jerry Brown have crafted Proposition 57.Read More
CARA-bout the Seniors Vote!
During their marathon “Seniors Vote!” Townhall tour, the California Alliance for Retired Americans (CARA) stopped in Oakland to educate and engage nearly one hundred retirees and activists on the 2016 General Election. The Alameda County Town Hall’s purpose was to invite educational discussion on why the senior vote is vital to the upcoming election, review 2016 California Ballot initiatives, hear from candidates running for regional offices, and promote ways retirees can take action and get involved in the coming election.Read More