Saturday, October 29, 2016

Eva Longoria : I Am More American Than Trump Is

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Thursday, October 27, 2016

Your Money Or Your Life [Official Trailer]- Yes on Prop. 61

Rx prices) is facing the most expensive opposition campaign in history.  Pharma has spent over $100 million to defeat this proposition – but Prop 61 is still slightly ahead in the polls .  We need to seal the deal and show Pharma that Californians are sick of the high prices of drugs and it is time that we do what every other country does and negotiate for fair drug prices so that everyone can afford the drugs they need.

Today in Riverside, and then this Saturday in Oakland, Los Angeles, Sacramento, San Diego and Fresno, there will be a Town Hall meeting with a Documentary screening of a new film about drug prices (see details below).  

Bring Friends, Neighbors to ‘Your Money or Your Life: A Fair Drug Pricing Town Hall & Short Documentary Screening this Saturday or watch on Your Local TV Station
This Saturday, in cities throughout California, you can join nurses, doctors, veterans and seniors at a sneak preview of a new documentary film—featuring BERNIE SANDERS—about pharmaceutical greed, and discuss the groundbreaking changes Proposition 61 will bring for many Californians struggling to afford medications.  
Bring your friends, family, and neighbors to this important event, to help them better understand Proposition 61. And if you can’t make it in person, documentary broadcast times on local TV stations are listed next to each city:

Town Hall & Documentary Screening: Saturday, Oct. 29, 1-3 p.m.
Town Hall location: AARP Office, 1415 L. St., Sacramento, CA 95814
Documentary Shown on Local TV: KOVR/CBS Saturday, Oct. 29, 10-10:30 a.m.  

Poverty in California

Monday, October 24, 2016

Our Ballot Recommendations - Candidates

Sacramento Progressive Alliance- Ballot Recommendations
Sacramento Progressive Alliance

President of U.S.
Hillary Rodham Clinton

US Senate
Kamala Harris

U.S. House
District 3
John Garamendi

District 4
Robert Derlet

District 5
Mike Thompson

District 6
Doris Matsui

District 7
Ami Bera
California Assembly
District 6
Brian Caples

District 7
Kevin McCarty

District 8
No endorsement

District 9
No endorsement
California Senate
District 6
Marika Yamada

Statewide Ballot Props.
See list.

Other Races

Natomas Unified Board
Sue Heredia

Los Rios College Board
Pam Haynes

Elk Grove School Board
Tony Lopez

Roseville School Board
Rene Aguilera

Bond Issues
Davis Measure  H

Sac City Unified – B

 For recommendations on the ballot propositions see prior post below. 

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Voter Guide - The California Propositions

Voter Guide with Voting Recommendations

in November 2016 Elections, with prominent YES co-endorsers

YES on 51-Authorizes a statewide facilities bond for K-12 schools and community colleges to upgrade and repair older classrooms. (Faculty Association of California Community Colleges, California Labor Federation (AFL-CIO))

YES on 52-Maintains billions of dollars in federal matching funding to support health for low-income children and seniors. (Sacramento Labor Council (AFL-CIO), California Teachers Association, National Union of Healthcare Workers)

NO on 53-Right-wing measure requiring state approval of local bond measures, for schools, roads, other infrastructure.

NO on 54-Billionaire-funded measure that would institute waiting period for passage of legislation, giving lobbyists extra time to block.

YES on 55-Maintains tax on wealthiest Californians to prevent $4 billion funding cut to public schools and children’s health care. (California Teachers Association, California Federation of Teachers, American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of California, Sacramento Black Chamber of Commerce, Sacramento Rainbow Chamber of Commerce)

YES on 56- $2-per-pack tax on cigarettes and electronic cigarettes to fund healthcare, tobacco-use prevention/control programs, and tobacco-related disease research. (American Heart Association, California Medical Association, Service Employees International Union (SEIU) of California)

YES on 57-“ …most significant revision of California sentencing laws in 40 years, would allow the state parole board to consider releasing inmates who have served their basic term for a crime the law defines as nonviolent.”-S.F. Chronicle. (Service Employees International Union (SEIU) of California, Equality California, California League of Women Voters, American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU))

YES on 58- Current law restricts the instructional methods school districts can use to teach English and also limits the ability of English-speaking students to participate in language immersion programs. Prop. 58 amends the law to ensure all students can learn English as quickly as possible. (California Teachers Association, California Federation of Teachers, California School Boards Association, California Association of School Administrators, La Raza Roundtable de California)

YES on 59- Advises legislature to try to overturn U.S. Supreme Court decision allowing unlimited corporate influence in electoral campaigns. (California Public Interest Research Group (CALPIRG), American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Southern California, California Labor Federation)

NO on 60-Well-intentioned proposition would mandate condom use in pornography filming. The law would gives anyone watching said pornography to sue film performers, filmmakers, and film crew. Performers would also have to disclose legal names and home addresses.

YES on 61-Gives state government authority to negotiate lower drug prices, saving taxpayers billions. Drug companies spending over $80 billion on the “no” campaign. (California Nurses Association,

American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) of California)

YES on 62-Repeals the death penalty in California. (California NAACP, Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund, Amnesty International USA)

YES on 63-Bans large-capacity ammunition weapons, requires background check to purchase ammunition, and prohibit persons convicted of stealing a firearm from possessing firearms. (California League of Women Voters, Service Employees International Union (SEIU), California Medical Association, California Federation of Teachers)

YES on 64-Decriminalizes, taxes, regulates marijuana. (California Medical Association,

American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of California)

NO on 65-An attempt by plastic industry bid to undermine Prop. 67.

NO on 66- An attempt to undermine Prop 62.

YES on 67-State ban on plastic grocery bags. (Sierra Club of California, California League of Conservation Voters, Natural Resources Defense Council) 

Vote today, or by November 8.  Sacramento Progressive Alliance.