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How California Tea Partiers Hijacked Redistricting Reform

How California Tea Partiers Hijacked Redistricting Reform

SAN FRANCISCO—Few ordinary Californians have been more intensely interested in the state’s new Citizens Redistricting Commission than Berkeley-based Tea Party activist David Salaverry. Back in March, he realized that the fledgling panel, with its 14 citizen members drawing political districts instead of politicians and its commitment to openness and transparency instead of behind-the-scenes deal-making, offered a golden opportunity for conservative Californians to influence the redistricting process at a time when their political clout was waning … Read entire article »

Filed under: Alameda County, Contra Costa County, Featured, Local News, Politics

Supreme Court Ruling another Blow on Women’s Right to Fair Pay and Treatment on the Job

Supreme Court Ruling another Blow on Women’s Right to Fair Pay and Treatment on the Job

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. George Miller (D-CA), the senior Democrat on the House Education and the Workforce Committee, issued the following statement on today’s United States Supreme Court decision that invalidated a class-action lawsuit brought against Wal-Mart by women from across the country alleging years of discrimination in pay and promotions. “Today’s ruling from the right wing Roberts court is another blow to a woman’s right to fair pay and fair treatment on the job. There is no place in … Read entire article »

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Richmond council divided over proposed Congressional redistricting

Richmond council divided over proposed Congressional redistricting

By: Robert Rogers, Richmond Confidential By August, Richmond may have a new representative in Congress – and the city’s leaders are divided over whether that’s a step in the right direction. Democrat George Miller has been Richmond’s Congressman for more than three decades, but that run could effectively be over this fall. A state commission created to redraw state and federal district boundaries has proposed moving Richmond out Miller’s 7th District and into Democrat … Read entire article »

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Miller Statement on Proposed WIC Cuts in Agriculture Appropriations Bill

Miller Statement on Proposed WIC Cuts in Agriculture Appropriations Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In light of harmful cuts proposed by House Republicans, U.S. Rep. George Miller (D-CA), senior Democrat on the Education and the Workforce Committee, issued the following statement regarding the proposed cuts to the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program, the Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP), and The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP). These cuts further the attack on poor and working class Americans outlined in … Read entire article »

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West Contra Costa County Urban Agriculture Summit

West Contra Costa County Urban Agriculture Summit

Hosted by Contra Costa Supervisor John Gioia and City of Richmond Vice Mayor Tom Butt at the West County Urban Agriculture Summit on Saturday, June 4th. See Flyer for details and if you have any questions, please contact Luz Gomez in my office at 510-374-3231. … Read entire article »

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