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THE Nooner for June 12, 2016

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I was going to write today, but it is just too sad. 

None of use the details, except that at least more than 50 people are dead.

Let us make this about rational policy and not politics.




  • California Housing Consortium is hiring a Communications & Policy Associate. Duties include external communications, social media, event-planning and policy work. Communications background needed, affordable housing knowledge a plus. Full time, salary around 50k DOE, generous benefits. More info here.

  • University of California, Riverside Assistant Vice Chancellor for Governmental & Community Relations - The Assistant Vice Chancellor for Governmental and Community Relations serves as the chief government and community relations officer as well as the lead campus advocate for the University of California, Riverside, its mission and purpose. Primary emphasis is placed on building and maintaining strong support for the campus at all levels of the federal, state and local government and community through relationships with the supporters and public stakeholders of the University of California, Riverside. While it is expected that the incumbent will keep strong and open communication with other members of the campus' senior leadership team, this position reports directly to the Chancellor. To apply for this position please go to the following: Assistant Vice Chancellor for Governmental and Community Relations or

  • California Partnership to End Domestic Vioelence: Full-time Policy Coordinator on Public Policy Team: This Sacramento-based position coordinates public policy & systems change efforts with our statewide membership. Range: starting at $23/hour, DOE. Minimum qualifications: (A) Bachelor’s degree in Public Policy, Public Administration or related field (or equivalent experience); (B) Two years’ experience advocating for public policy and systems change; (C) Experience advancing policy with membership coalition or professional association desired. Click here for more information about the position and qualifications. Submit cover letter and resume to: Position closes June 20, 2016.
  • Southern California Democratic Member of Congress seeking full-time finance director. Applicant should be self-starter, able to work independently as well as in consultation with senior staff. Responsibilities include planning fundraising events, organizing call time, pledge collection and compliance with campaign finance regulations. Must also be available to attend political events and assist local Party efforts. Finance director works out of Los Angeles-area political office. Candidate should have at least one year of campaign/government/fundraising experience. Salary commensurate with experience. Email resume to
  • SEIU CA Job Announcement: Gov’t Relations Advocate (Lobbyist)
    The Gov’t Relations Advocate of SEIU CA is responsible for lobbying on legislative, budget and regulatory matters affecting SEIU Public Sector Locals and members. The position will work closely with the SEIU Local Union leaders and staff on legislative, budget and regulatory advocacy. BA and 2 years political or lobbying experience required.Competitive salary and excellent benefits are provided including comprehensive health insurance, defined benefit pension plan, and car allowance. How to Apply: Email a cover letter, resume and 3 references to Chris Hansen ( by Friday, May 27, 2016.
  • CA Charter Schools Association - Manager, Political Infrastructure Development (Los Angeles or Sacramento).Provides operational, management, and strategic support toward our effort to build out political infrastructure in communities throughout California. Works closely with charter leaders and directly manages local Political Action Committees (PACs) in regions all over the state.
  • NARAL is hiring in CA, NV and DC. The country's most innovative pro-choice advocacy organization is seeking creative, passionate, detail-oriented pro-choice folks to join our committed and talented team. Here are numerous opportunities to help bring true reproductive equality to America. Positions open until we find the right fit.  
  • Immediate Opening for Stellar Support Staff to act as "Assistant to CEO" & Leg Aide for small nonprofit. Reliable, smart, great communication/writing/computer & people skills! 35 hrs/week (Fridays off) $18/hr to start. Great benefits. Near the Capitol, parking paid. Send resume & letter of interest to

  • Finance Assistant for Frontline Congressional Democrat: The Finance Assistant will be responsible for managing low dollar events, staffing Sacramento call time and assisting with the implementation of the fundraising plan, both in district and nationwide, for a top-targeted Frontline Democrat. Send resume and cover letter to
  • Consumer Watchdog is seeking an excellent writer and persuasive communicator to join our Santa Monica office as a Consumer Advocate. Comfort speaking to the public, opinion leaders, policymakers and the media required. Video and graphic skills a plus. Respond if you are passionate about working for justice.

  • Office Space for Rent
    Quiet location two blocks away from Capitol.  Share space with a professional services firm.  Up to three offices in six-office suite
    (2,300 sqft).  Conference room, copy/printer room, reception, kitchenette, janitorial, parking.  Terms are negotiable. 1510 14th Street, Sacramento. (916) 444-7158.

  • SEIU United Healthcare Workers-West Regional Political Organizers (Los Angeles and Bay Area). 85,000 member California healthcare union seeks strategic, progressive, motivated political organizers, 3-5 yrs political/union experience. Competitive salary and benefits package. Resume, letter, 3 references:

  • Resource Media is seeking a California Program Director*​ with background in communications plus political campaigns or grassroots organizing for our San Francisco office. Advance social justice and harness the power of communications to create change. Competitive salary/benefits. Get details and apply.
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New Clinton Campaign Ad Hits Trump University - Politico
Trump University has become a campaign target.

Rancho Cordova Grads Can Attend Community College For Free In Fall 2017 | The Sacramento Bee
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Funds from Rancho Cordova will help students entering Folsom Lake College in fall 2017

How Obama And 'a Threat From Mars' Are Uniting The Party Behind Hillary Clinton
After all the worrying among Democrats about Bernie Sanders and his supporters going rogue in the general election and refusing to rally behind a nominee who embodies the establishment politics they detest, those concerns are fading rapidly as the presidential primaries wind to a close.

Terminally Ill San Diego Woman Plans To Take Advantage Of Aid-in-dying Law | State Of Health | Kqed News
Eurika Strotto has always led an active life.

Key Vote Coming On State Bill To Shield Home Equity - San Francisco Chronicle
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‘lynching’ Laws Were Meant To Protect Black People. Removing The Word Changed Everything
Today's high

Obama, others decry Orlando nightclub shooting as it reignites political debate

President Obama was briefed on the Orlando shooting Sunday, as politicians decried the act and waited to learn its cause.

Brock Turner Case: A National Chorus Is Breaking The Silence Of Victims
Not only is the letter being absorbed in profound silence by those reading it online, but in the past few days, a chorus of politicians, celebrities and TV hosts have begun reading it aloud -- all 12 pages and 7,139 words of it. They are giving voice, literally, to the victim who has chosen to remain anonymous.

Why The Odds Are Stacked Against Donald Trump’s Plan To Turn California Red
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Clinton Launches First General Election Ad - Politico
Police said the shooter was armed with an assault-type rifle, a handgun and some type of device.

With Both Candidates Viewed Unfavorably, Expect A Bloodbath - San Francisco Chronicle
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Is Rep. Steve Knight California's Most Endangered Incumbent?
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Pelosi May Have Shot At Regaining Post As House Speaker, Dems Say - San Francisco Chronicle
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Trump's Campaign Chairman: Romney 'a Coward' - Politico
No one was jumping to conclusions, except, of course when they did.

What's happening to two undocumented Texas valedictorians says it all about the immigration debate

A pretty straight line can be drawn between the public reaction to these students and the current state of American immigration politics.

New Document Revealed In California Jail Informants Probe
The district attorney's office has turned over more than 1,100 pages of notes to the judge who oversaw the investigation and said the material impeaches the testimony of deputies who took the stand.

Tijuana Shelters Cope With Spike Of Asylum Seekers |
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Republican Candidates Have Guide in â
More and more Republicans are leaning away from Donald J. Trump to avoid any political taint on their campaigns.

Anger Over Stanford Rape Verdict Shows Activism Is Paying Off - San Francisco Chronicle
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Jeff Sessions: Trump "probably Shouldn't Have Made" Judge Comments - Politico
"It was something he was irritated about because he felt he was not being fairly treated in that lawsuit."