Governor Newsom has indicated that he may veto SB1, the legislation that can protect California against Trump’s undermining of environmental protection laws. SB1 passed the Assembly and the Seante. Today’s San Francisco Chronicle has an EDITORIAL urging him to sign. This is a BIG ONE. Please DO IT. You can contact Governor Newsom via https://govapps.gov.ca.
WDRC Coordinating Committee Member Pamela Drake write about the pernicious effects of Prop 13 and advocates for the California Schools and Local Communities Funding Act on the ballot in November 2020, in her latest blog postm “The Peculiar State of Taxes, Education, and Housing In California“.
Disturbing article from the Mercury News, 07/21/2019:
Did you know the Racial and Criminal Justice Committee of Wellstone is working with more than five other organizations to advance criminal justice reform? They include Indivisible Berkeley, the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights, the American Civil Liberties Union, the Berkeley chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, and Democratic Socialists of America. We work mostly on local issues but also on county, state, and federal issues. Currently, we are concentrating as a group on Berkeley policing (getting a stronger Police Review Commission, addressing racial inequities in policing), but members also are involved in the Audit Sheriff Ahern Coalition, advocacy for state criminal justice reform legislation, and other initiatives. The next meeting is June 20th; see event details here – newcomers welcome!