Marcy Winograd: To push the vote to the floor following platform committee rejection, a team of Palestinians, Jews and others…labored throughout the previous night, walking the long convention halls, collecting 400 delegate signatures on petitions for a floor vote on the amendment.
Marcy Winograd: The text of H.R. 1795 conflates the national interests of the United States with those of Israel and undermines efforts to reach lasting non-military solutions to political conflicts.
Marcy Winograd: Lieu, a backer of single-payer health care and the Green New Deal, recently reintroduced H.R. 6725—“U.S.-Israel Directed Energy Cooperation Act”— a not so green deal to co-develop high energy speed-of-light laser, particle beam and microwave weapons with Israel.
Marcy Winograd: Supporters of divestment argue that for-profit prisons are driven by a financial incentive to incarcerate as many people as possible as cheaply as possible in order to maximize profit.
Marcy Winograd: Thurmond has spent his years in the state legislature successfully passing legislation to provide millions of dollars to school districts to keep kids in school and out of the criminal justice system.
There is substantial evidence that Mr. Cooper was framed or otherwise falsely convicted, and is a victim of racial animus, dishonest law enforcement and sensational journalism.
Marcy Winograd: If it were up to the California Democratic Party, the choice would be obvious: reduce the influence of the unpledged or super delegates.
Marcy Winograd: Over a thousand union members and supporters joined Bernie in demanding the “Happiest Place on Earth” not treat its low-paid workers so miserably.
Marcy Winograd: The California legislature’s patronage of the Israel lobby comes at a time when Israel is losing support among Democrats.
Marcy Winograd: In a victory for that high school student and for all advocates of non-violent political speech inspired by the kneeling football quarterback Colin Kaepernick, Glendale-based law firm Bush Gottlieb persuaded a federal court to enjoin the school district from banning kneeling during high school games.
Marcy Winograd: Hugs, tears, and applause at LAUSD headquarters this week when students, teachers, parents, counselors and administrators honored outgoing LAUSD School Board President Steve Zimmer.
Following the rally, a few parents drove over to Melvoin’s Venice campaign headquarters to deliver a letter, signed by rally participants, requesting he return the billionaires’ direct campaign contributions.
A motion calls for the Los Angeles Zoo to immediately cease efforts to use Billy to breed baby elephants for captivity in other zoos