BREAK UP: Will California splinter into 6 states? California venture capitalist Tim Draper is backing an initiative to divide California into six separate states. He argues that the its population is “too big and bloated,” Draper, 5 filed paperwork to put the measure, known as Six California’s, on the November ballot. Does article 4 section […]
Are California Charter Schools Making A Difference In Education Formally, charter schools are publicly funded education schools of choice that form a contract, or “charter,” with a public entity (e.g., a school district, state, or university) in which they are given greater autonomy than other public schools over curriculum, instruction, and operations. In exchange for greater […]
American Democracy in an Age of Rising Inequality The APSA Task Force on Inequality and American Democracy was established in 2001 to gather what political scientists and other scholars know about the ways in which recent trends in inequalities impact democratic participation and governance in the United States, and to consider how changing patterns of participation and […]
What Have Unions Done For us? It is time to stop bashing unions. There is no other method to ensure that working-class people receive decent wages, safe working conditions, and voice on the job. Unions representation helps workers receive a fair share of the income that their work generates for business. The past four […]
Ron Finley is igniting a (horti)cultural revolution! Ron Finley envisions a world where gangstasgarden, where cool kids know their nutrition and where communities embrace the act of growing, knowing and sharing the best of the earth’s fresh-grown food. Ron Finley is ready to realize his vision for community gardening and rejuvenation. Let’s grow this […]
NAFTA 20 Years Late American Working Family’s Got Screwed With much consideration and emotional discussion, the House of Representatives approved NAFTA on November 17, 1993, 234-200. The agreement’s supporters included 132 Republicans and 102 Democrats. NAFTA passed the Senate 61-38. Senate supporters were 34 Republicans and 27 Democrats. Clinton signed it into law on December 8, […]
Stop The Trans Pacific Partnership The Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement is a trade deal will that govern 40 percent of U.S. imports and exports as well as affect copyrights, pharmaceuticals and more. The trade deal talks are being conducted in secret, and only a few portions of the agreement and memos about it have been […]
2014 is an opportunity to elect women the California Legislature close the gap CA is a campaign to increase the number of progressive women in the California legislature by recruiting talented, community-based, policy-focused women to run for open seats in 2014 and 2016. We are partnering with Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California, public school supporters and progressive advocacy organizations […]
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