Hey FAIR - you're better off putting that promoted tweet $$ into buying bricks, because Mexico isn't paying for it, and neither are WE.
This is Ethan. He is recovering from his most recent open heart surgery. If Trumpcare becomes the law of the land, his family will no longer be able to afford these surgeries. We stand with you, Ethan.
California will not stand for hatred or discrimination of any kind. Texas, Kansas, Alabama, and North Dakota's new laws are nothing more than a fearful and cowardly attempt to bring our nation backwards. Here in California, we know that our diversity is our strength. We welcome you, embrace you, and accept you, no matter your gender or orientation. We urge these other states to do the same.
Yesterday was a sad day for our country. Protestors were dragged from their wheelchairs as they demanded the Senate listen to their needs. Cutting Medicaid to give the wealthy a tax break is immoral and flat out wrong. America should not stand for this bill.
"I am a survivor of childhood sexual abuse. I am a cancer survivor. I am living with HIV. I am living with PTSD. I am living with other maladies. I lose sleep nearly every day from the stress related to the Republican party’s promise to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. Medication keeps me alive....Reducing essential health benefits, and cutting Medicaid, threatens my physical health, my future, and my long-term survival.” - Roy Steele, San Francisco, CA
We cannot allow the Senate GOP to continue writing their healthcare bill in secrecy and sneak by the defunding of Planned Parenthood and the crucial services they provide to millions of women and men across our country. #PinkOut
This is the ultimate lesson in hypocrisy. When Democrats brought up the ACA, the Senate health committee spent 60 hours - 13 days - marking up the bill. The Senate Finance Committee worked on it for eight days and considered more than 130 amendments. The full Senate debated the bill for 25 straight days before ultimately passing it. The Senate GOP have not shown their bill to the public, have held closed door meetings, and are now saying a vote could come next week.
Honored to have the legendary John Burton's support. His leadership and progressive vision have shaped our state for years to come. He opposed the Vietnam War back when that meant standing up to a Democratic President. He fought to increase the minimum wage for the working poor, to protect farm workers from abuse and to extend Social Security benefits to the elderly, blind and disabled and health care access to every Californian. For my entire career in public service, I’ve been inspired by the limitless passion, authenticity and example of John Burton.
This massive piece of legislation that seeks to restructure one-sixth of our economy is being written behind closed doors, without input from anyone, in an effort to jam it past not only the Senate but the American people.” - Mitch McConnell, 2009 https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/15/us/politics/secrecy-surrounding-senate-health-bill-raises-alarms-in-both-parties.html?_r=0
I can’t wrap my head around it. California is the tech capital of the country, but only one-quarter of our high schools offer computer science classes. On top of that, the gender and racial gap in access to and participation in computer science classes is glaring. We’re supposed to be leaders here, but states like Arkansas are way ahead of us on this. Should be a no-brainer. Computer Science For All is an economic imperative. It’s an equity imperative. And I’m pushing for it hard. I need you in on this, so share if you agree that everyone in California deserves access to computer science classes!
Senseless, tragic, and all too frequent. Communities across our nation today were shaken by tragedy. Thinking of those affected by the San Francisco shooting and the public servants who were injured in Alexandria. Violence is never the answer. I hope we can all stand united as a city, a state, and a nation with all those affected by today's events.
Life can be unpredictable. You may wake up one day to find out you lost your job, or our economy took a dive, or you have a serious illness. Healthcare touches almost every part of our lives: our money, our time, our loved ones, and sometimes, even our ability to see the next day. This shouldn't be toyed with, joked about, or put on the front lines of a political fight. It brings me to tears to think about my daughter, son, wife, or sister not being able to receive the care they need because of the cost. No one should ever be put in that position. Please, call your Senators and ask them to take a step back and evaluate what they are willing to put on the line for a political score.
Today marks 50 years of freedom to love, despite the color of your skin. Thank you for loving so fiercely and fearlessly, for your courage and determination, and for fighting for the rights of so many. Today serves as a reminder that you don't have to be something to do something. We can all bring about positive change in this world. #LoveWins