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Advocates speak against solitary confinement in immigration detention centers and prisons

September 22, 2023 / By
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The California State Assembly passed AB 280, the California Mandela Act, and according to a release from Immigrant Defense Advocates, this is the second year it has gotten support from the California legislature. 

California leads the way to a 28th amendment for gun safety 

September 8, 2023 / By
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In June, Governor Gavin Newsom proposed a 28th amendment to the constitution in regard to gun safety.

Newsom announces funding for undocumented farm workers filing labor complaints

July 28, 2023 / By
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Governor Gavin Newsom launched a pilot program to assist undocumented farmworkers with legal assistance for state labor investigations.

California restricts state-funded travel to various states over anti-LGBTQ+ legislation

July 27, 2023 / By
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On July 14, California Attorney General Rob Bonta announced that California will restrict state-funded travel to Missouri, Nebraska, and Wyoming as a result of anti-LGBTQ+ legislation that was recently enacted in each state. 

Biden and Newsom announce millions in investments for climate resilience projects

June 21, 2023 / By

On Monday, President Joe Biden and Governor Gavin Newsom announced a $600 million investment for climate resilience projects nationwide and an additional $67 million to help build power lines and transmission infrastructure to support California’s transition to 100% clean electricity.

California Department of Technology launches survey to identify equity barriers in the digital divide

June 15, 2023 / By
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In an effort to understand and address equity barriers in a digital environment, the California Department of Technology launched an online survey.