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California Organizers Don’t Want This Kind of Bail Reform

One social justice advocate calls a bail reform bill passed in August by legislators in the Sacramento Capitol, above, a “tragedy.” In late August, Raj Jayadev and Jose Valle led a group of Bay Area r... read more

California’s celebrated law ending cash bail is actually a disaster for defendants, advocates say

Democrats in Sacramento, California, celebrated Tuesday when Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law a bill eliminating cash bail throughout the state, a first-of its-kind ... We don’t want somebody ... read more

Amid debate on prison reform, rising voices from the inside

Debate over criminal justice reform in the United States in recent years has tackled everything from the death penalty to bail reform ... “We just don’t really have time for games. You know, everythin... read more

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The Observer: PG&E bailout, you’re going to be paying for it

It would authorize PG&E to use a type ... want customers to pay for and it will be approved, with no proof of cost-effectiveness required. The haste of the legislative process was unnecessary and led ... read more

Inside Kevin de León’s quest to topple Dianne Feinstein, the queen of California

As one of the organizers ticks off his legislative accomplishments in the California State ... she was kind of tough on the questions, but you don’t start out by saying, ‘I’m sorry you ... read more

This group is putting women at the center of the battle to fix California's bail system

The organization has been one of several civil rights and advocacy nonprofits that have pushed a hotly debated state legislative package to overhaul how courts grant offenders bail before trial in Cal... read more

Fall Movies 2018: Dive Into an Ocean’s Worth of Offerings

306 HOLLYWOOD Mounting a kind of archaeological dig of their dead grandmother ... Vicky Krieps (“Phantom Thread”) and Claes Bang (“The Square”) also star. Fede Alvarez (“Don’t Breathe”) directed. HERE ... read more

How black women are organizing to energize voters this fall

In California ... Briggins told a crowd of black women organizers in Stockbridge, Georgia, "This is not a time for us to play." "So many times we have good sisters on the ballot and they don't have th... read more

The Daily 202: New York primary results challenge the crystallizing 2018 narrative

Last week in Delaware, despite tons of hype from liberal websites like The Intercept, community organizer and veteran Kerri Evelyn ... Lisa Murkowski both lost GOP primaries that year. Don’t forget Ra... read more

Gavin Newsom criticized for flip-flopping on California's most pressing issues

“You certainly don’t want ... bail schedules, saying drug dealers were coming into the city because they knew bail was lower there than in the surrounding counties. But as a candidate for California g... read more

The Democratic Party Is Changing Forever. New York Just Showed Us How.

“People don’t always think ... and activists want to see everything from single-payer health care to comprehensive climate legislation. The potential is massive: There’s no reason New York can’t be as ... read more

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