We will hold a candidates forum and endorsement meeting for the Assembly District 15 seat. We will invite all the declared candidates, hold a moderated forum and Q & A, and vote for a club endorsement using Ranked Choice Voting (RCV).
An excellent report on charter schools and their effects on public education – read the whole thing here: http://wellstoneclub.org/wordpress-v4/?wpdmdl=1519. We’ve also got it linked from the Education Committee webpage: http://wellstoneclub.org/committees/education-committee/.
The American Society of Civil Engineers put out a report card on the state of US infrastructure, and it’s very bad: they give it a D+. Read the full report here: https://www.infrastructurereportcard.org/. They give grades for aviation, bridges, dams, drinking water, energy, hazardous waste, inland waterways, levees, ports, public parks, rail, roads, schools, solid waste, transit, and wastewater. It’s a highly accessible website and we urge you to read through all the areas they give grades for.
An initiative has been filed to reform the “split roll” part of Proposition 13, which lets businesses skirt the regulations for assessing their property. Wellstone will organize signature gathering, details to follow.
Our friends at Tenants Together are calling on everyone in California to support repeal of Costa Hawkins. Please contact your legislators and come to the capitol on January 11th to show your support!