Karen Gonzalez: When the public defender told me my son was being charged as an adult because the crime was an “adult-like crime,” I was shocked and confused. My son was not an adult yet—why was the criminal justice treating him like one?
Mark Vigil: The minute I stepped out of prison on April 21, 2016, I was greeted by my uncle David who drove me to a nearby IHOP to eat my first meal in society since 1980. I couldn’t believe I was eating pancakes, sausage, bacon, eggs, orange juice, and coffee and not prison food.
Jim Crogan: Prop 61 has turned out to be one of the most expensive proposition battles ever fought in California as prescription drug companies are throwing more money at defeating this initiative than has ever been collected by one side in a ballot fight.
Dean Kuipers: Tobacco companies have hurled themselves against this ballot initiative with force, pouring more than $71 million to date into a campaign funding radio and TV ads that have been decried as “supremely sleazy”.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – October 19th, 2016 Members of the Painted Brain Advocate Against Forced Psychiatric Treatment At United Nations San Diego, California (October 16th, 2016) – On Sunday, October 16th, 2016, two members of the Painted Brain joined a delegation of Southern California psychiatric survivors to speak out about forced psychiatric treatment at a […]
Anthony Weiss and Debi Evans: For 36 years, our own version of Trump, Mike Antonovich, has been test-driving Trump’s methods from the perch of the 5th County Supervisorial seat. Now that term limits are driving out Antonovich, he’s working to get his apprentice, Kathryn Barger, elected as his successor.
LOS ANGELES, Calif., October 17, 2016 – The Reverend Gregory J. Boyle, S.J., founder and executive director of Homeboy Industries — the largest and most successful gang intervention, rehabilitation, and re-entry program in the world — will deliver opening remarks at The Restorative Justice Vote conference, which will take place at The California Endowment headquarters […]
Afton Hefley: Needless to say, walking out of the house at 6:45 am, bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, jumping in my car to face the epic morning traffic of LA, only once a week, is a challenge.
Pablo Aguilar: On the first day of school, after an hour bus ride to a majority-white school, our bus came “under fire” from rocks hurled by local white kids.
The United Nations Association-Pasadena, is doing something meaningful about this educational crisis. Join UNA-Pasadena as we partner with UNA chapters across the country to launch the UN’s “Adopt A Future” Campaign.
Karen Heil: I have been sponsoring self-help groups with the inmates for the last 10 years–my true passion for continuing to work at the prison.