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AG Kamala D. Harris Issues Bulletin to Law Enforcement to Remain Vigilant Against Hate Crimes

LOS ANGELES, Calif. November 10, 2016 – Attorney General Kamala D. Harris today issued an information bulletin to law enforcement agencies across California, outlining state laws that prohibit hate crimes and other hate-related acts.  Local California law enforcement agencies have reported an uptick in threats of hate crimes and other violent extremism. As a result, […]

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California votes to ban plastic shopping bags

SACRAMENTO November 10, 2016 – Californians have voted to enact a state law to ban plastic shopping bags, the first state in the nation to do so. Proposition 67, the referendum on the state law (Senate Bill 270) passed by the Legislature and signed by Gov. Jerry Brown in September 2014, is leading by 52-48 […]

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Joint Statement from California Legislative Leaders on Result of Presidential Election

SACRAMENTO November 9, 2016 – California Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) and California Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon(D-Paramount) released the following statement on the results of the President election: Today, we woke up feeling like strangers in a foreign land, because yesterday Americans expressed their views on a pluralistic and democratic society […]

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Monterey Becomes California’s First Major Oil-Producing County to Ban Fracking

Salinas, CA November 9, 2016 – Voters in Monterey County, California’s fourth-largest oil-producing county, on Tuesday passed Measure Z to ban fracking and other dangerous extraction techniques. The measure won with almost 56  percent of the vote, despite supporters being outspent 30 to one by oil companies, including Chevron and Aera Energy. Measure Z also […]

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Voters Uphold California Plastic Bag Ban Despite Moneyed Opposition By Big Plastic

Oakland, Calif. November 9, 2016 – Voters have upheld California’s state ban on plastic bags in the face of moneyed opposition by out-of-state bag corporations. The victory preserves the United States’ first statewide bag ban, signed into law in 2014, and will protect California’s environment and wildlife. Clean Water Action California Director Miriam Gordon said: […]

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Secretary of State Alex Padilla Urges Californians—Know Your Voting Rights

SACRAMENTO November 7, 2016 – Before heading to the polls tomorrow, California Secretary of State Alex Padilla is urging voters to know their rights. The California Voter Bill of Rights is available online in 10 different languages at http://www.sos.ca.gov/elections/voter-bill-rights/. “I urge voters to take the time to know their rights before heading to the polls,” […]

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Studies: Changes In Marijuana’s Legal Status Not Associated With Increased Use By Young People

NEW YORK, NY, Nov. 3, 2016 – Changes in marijuana’s legal status under state law is not associated with increased cannabis use or access by young people, according to pair of recently published studies. In the first study, published online in the journal Substance Use & Misuse, researchers at Columbia University in New York surveyed […]

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Who’s Behind The Props? New Voter PSA Makes Sense of California’s 17 Ballot Propositions

SANTA MONICA, CA — With Election Day rapidly approaching, a new animated short can help Californians make informed decisions when they vote on the seventeen statewide propositions on the ballot. Created by Consumer Watchdog as a non-partisan resource for easy sharing, “Who’s Behind the Props?” explains the ballot measures and each prop’s top financial backers […]

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Health insurance marketplace enrollment opened

SACRAMENTO, Calif. Nov. 2, 2016- While most Americans get health insurance through their employer or a family member’s workplace, 20 million people now buy coverage through the health insurance marketplaces or exchanges created by the Affordable Care Act, such as Covered California. As yesterday marked the first day of open enrollment for individual health insurance, […]

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Pharma Running Scared, Injects $17M More to Oppose Prop. 61 ($126M total)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. November 2, 2016 “Pharma campaign against CA ballot measure tops $126M,” screams the headline in an article in Politico’s ‘Prescription Pulse’ (10/31/16) by Sarah Karlin-Smith and Brett Norman, a dollar amount that now breaks the drug industry’s own previous and shameful record—$109M—for most money contributed to one side of a ballot measure in […]

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New Statewide Plan Aims to Dramatically Reduce New HIV Infections

SACRAMENTO November 2, 2016 – California has released a new surveillance, prevention and care plan designed to dramatically reduce new HIV infections in the state, with the goal of eventually getting that number to zero. The “Getting to Zero” plan is a blueprint for state and local health departments and community organizations working to achieve […]

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Secretary of State Launches Free ‘Vote California’ Smartphone App

SACRAMENTO, Calif. Nov. 1, 2016 – Secretary of State Alex Padilla announced today the launch of the Vote California smartphone application (app) now available for iPhone and Android users. The free app will allow Californians to check their voter status, find their polling location and view the Quick Guide to Propositions. Voters can download the […]

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Hoover poll shows Trump facing historic defeat in California; pot legalization leading, death penalty repeal struggling

November 1, 2016 – With the presidential election only a week away, a new Hoover Institution survey shows Hillary Clinton with a commanding lead over Donald Trump in California. Hoover Institution’s Golden State poll, administered by the survey research firm YouGov and designed in conjunction with Stanford University’s Bill Lane Center for the American West, […]

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ACLU Challenges California Ban on Ballot Selfies

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, Nov. 1, 2016 – The ACLU of California filed suit Monday against Secretary of State Alex Padilla challenging two statutes that prohibit voters from sharing ballot selfies. The suit argues that photographing and sharing one’s ballot is political speech protected by the First Amendment and any attempt to enforce the current ban is an […]

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AG Kamala D. Harris Urges Consumers to Protect their Devices from Potential “Botnet Attacks”

LOS ANGELES, Calif. October 31, 2016 – Attorney General Kamala D. Harris is advising Californians to protect their electronic devices from potential hacks and urges Internet of Things (IoT) manufacturers and developers to take immediate steps to help secure home electronic devices against capture by a potential “botnet attack” from a cyber criminal. The IoT […]

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Low-Income Drivers Sue California DMV for Illegally Suspending Licenses

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, Oct. 31, 2016 – A coalition of legal aid and civil rights organizations sued the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) for illegally suspending the driver’s licenses of low-income Californians. The suit was brought on behalf of drivers who have had their driver’s licenses suspended in violation of their statutory, due process, and […]