After a four-year battle to repeal a provision in the state’s welfare program that prohibited payments for children born while their mother’s were receiving CalWORKs, counties throughout the state have moved forward to notify eligible parents they will be receiving additional benefits.
Senator Holly J. Mitchell campaigned tirelessly to repeal what is known as the Maximum Family Grant (MFG), succeeding last year with a budget provision that removed the restriction. Senator Mitchell worked with a coalition of over 100 organizations, led by the Western Center on Law and Poverty (WCLP) and California Latinas for Reproductive Justice (CLRJ).
Earlier this week, Jessica Bartholow from WCLP appealed to coalition members to work with California’s 58 counties to ensure full implementation of the MFG repeal and provided this fact sheet in both English and Spanish.
3000 local activists from throughout the nation were encouraged to connect and organize on a December 3 conference call featuring White House officials and women’s rights leaders.
The #UnitedDayofWomen Strategy Kickoff Call, a follow-up to the United State of Women Summit held in June 2016, launched a grassroots effort to protect and extend the policies and services – equal pay, Title IX, child care, and more – achieved during the Obama Administration.
The goal? White House Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett put it this way: “Create a network and keep engaging new women and allies to create equity for all women and girls.”
You can read a succinct recap of the call, or listen to the 40-minute SoundCloud recording.
Wondering how to turn your post-election depression into productive activism? Check out strategies recommended on the United State of Women Action Network.
Latino voters overwhelmingly support Hillary Clinton (66%) to Donald Trump (20%), according to a Fox News poll conducted August 7-10.
But take a close look: There’s a whopping gender gap.
A majority (56%) of Latino men favor Clinton, and give her a 30% advantage over Trump.
But an astounding 75% of Latinas favor Clinton, giving her a 61% advantage over He-Who-Would-Build-A-Wall.
When Bill Clinton ran in 1992, his theme song was a Fleetwood Mac standard, Don’t Stop (Thinking About Tomorrow).
Hillary Clinton should be negotiating the rights to another Fleetwood Mac super hit: Landslide.
Fox News Poll
2016 Presidential Vote Preference
Among Latino Registered Voters
. Men Women
Clinton 56% 75%
Trump 26% 14%
Clinton Lead 30% 61%
August 7-10, 2016 Men + or – 5% Pts., Women + or – 4.5% Pts.
Kathleen Parker’s September 29 column offers unintended insight into the bizarre mind of at least one Republican congressman.
Complaining about the sophistication of the Freedom Caucus – the group that played a role in pushing out Speaker John Boehner – this unidentified House members says:
“These are the guys who couldn’t get a prom date. . . . They’d rather rape and pillage than do the hard work. They can’t get to first base much less hit a home run.”
Seriously? Continue reading “Clueless in Congress”
My recent Op-Ed in the Sacramento Bee identified 10 CSU campuses that have never had a woman president. Here’s the full list:
- Channel Islands
- Los Angeles
- San Bernardino
- San Diego
- San Francisco
- San Luis Obispo