Lance Simmens: California’s Senate race may be a bellweather for rejecting the orthodoxy of party leaders and embracing wholesale change in the direction of the Democratic Party.
Clifford J. Tasner: Her biggest donors over the years have been Defense Contractors, which is why she enthusiastically embraced every war and military action that the Senate has been allowed to vote on.
Hans Johnson and Karen Suarez: Senator Feinstein has secured votes in an often closely divided Senate by courting conservative colleagues when she can. Unequivocal defiance, the posture du jour of the Trump era, is not her style. That has drawn criticism from some Democrats, including her main challenger, state Senator Kevin de Leon.
Rev. Jim Conn: The Santa Monica bubble has burst — whatever sense of isolation and insulation people on the liberal Westside might have felt is now over.
Peter Dreier: More than 40% of California workers earn less than $15 dollars an hour. By putting more money in people’s pockets, the pay increase will improve the economy by increasing consumer spending in businesses throughout the state.
Randy Shaw: Far superior would be a formula that incentivizes local spending by requiring some form of a county matching funds.
Dick Price & Sharon Kyle: Brown’s proposal to ease overcrowding in California prisons without releasing inmates early has drawn quick opposition from prison reform activists, spawning an alternative approach from fellow Democrats.
We’re working from all angles to get the word out and drive turnout to pass Proposition C in Los Angeles on May 21st (vote by mail begins May 1st).
Dick Price: In their fondest hopes, the activists behind Prop C and measures like it see these messages prompting members of Congress to support a constitutional amendment overturning the Citizen United ruling.
On May 21, Los Angeles voters will have the chance to weigh in on the question of overturning Citizens United through a constitutional amendment. And if Prop C passes, Los Angeles will be the largest jurisdiction to approve a resolution to overturnCitizens United.
Please join SB 52 supporters Senator Kevin De Leon, Assemblymembers Steven Bradford and Reggie Jones-Sawyer, and other SB 52 supporters and local activist leaders to kick off the Los Angeles-area legislative campaign for the California DISCLOSE Act!
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I didn’t really mean to do it. I usually have more self-control. Something just came over me. I couldn’t restrain myself. Please forgive me. I voted Friday.