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  • Development Coordinator:
    The Sacramento LGBT Community Center seeks a Development Coordinator. This position plays a key role in the capacity of the Center to create a region where diverse LGBTQ people thrive. Under the direction of the Executive Director, this position is responsible for coordinating a variety of fundraising functions of the agency including annual giving, major gift cultivation, corporate and foundation partnerships, special events, and planned giving. One to three years of experience, excellent communication and marketing skills, and a passion for LGBTQ issues are expected. Full job description and application information are online at Contact:

    Executive & Finance Assistant:
    The Sacramento LGBT Community Center seeks an Executive & Finance Assistant to provide administrative and community engagement support to the Executive Director and leadership team in achieving the Center’s vision to create a region where diverse LGBTQ people thrive. The ideal candidate will be impeccably organized, an excellent writer, comfortable speaking with high level stakeholders, and experienced with Microsoft and Google applications, QuickBooks and constituent/donor databases. This position is non-exempt and may be flexed to part or full-time. One to three years of experience, and a passion for LGBTQ issues are expected. Full job description and application information are online at Contact:

  • Assemblymember Matt Dababneh (D-Woodland Hills) discusses chairing the powerful Assembly Banking and Finance committee in this exclusive interview:
  • Attend a free briefing at the Capitol to learn more about health insurance in California, and how a key contributor to the Legislature's consideration of health insurance-related legislation supports policymakers. All interested parties and the public are invited to the California Health Benefits Review Program (CHBRP)'s annual legislative briefing on 2/2/2017 from 2:00 – 3:15 pm. The briefing will provide information about CHBRP’s methods and our role in providing independent analysis.

    Please RSVP to this free event online – or click here.

  • There are 30 new members or legislative seat changes this session – will you recognize them in the hall or around town? What does Josh Newman look like when he isn’t in a bear suit? CA Political Maps announces our 2017-2018 Legislative Class posters. Posters include headshots of the newly elected 2017-18 class, organized alphabetically and numerically for easy reference. Our double-sided posters display full color Senate and Assembly district maps, and include district numbers, county, city, geographic data, and blowups of LA, Bay Area, SD, and Sacramento regions. They even show how each of Assembly and Senate districts overlap. Visit CA Political Maps  today to place your order! Shipping now!
  • Assemblymember Tom Daly is seeking a qualified individual to provide high-level policy analysis and policy development in his capitol office. Under the direction of the Assemblymember and his chief of staff (COS), this individual will help the Assemblymember pursue his objectives on housing, transportationAlex Galla, parks and other infrastructure policy. Working with the COS and legislative director, this individual will staff bills, review bill coauthoring opportunities, and meet with constituents, legislative advocates, other legislative offices, and with representatives of the Brown Administration. He/she will also analyze legislation authored by other Members, and offer policy analysis on other issues areas as assigned. Candidates must have the ability to manage multiple projects, thrive under deadlines, and work well in a team environment. Salary dependent upon experience. To apply, email resume and brief statement of interest to the Assemblymember’s chief of staff, Rodney Wilson, at

  • Elevate your public policy impact with a Master of Public Policy (MPP) degree from the Pepperdine School of Public Policy. Our unique program emphasizes both “P’s” in MPP enabling current policy practitioners to further develop their policy analysis skills in order to become successful leaders in the policy area they care most about. For California Legislative Staffers with 2 or more years of experience, we’ll waive your application fee and GRE requirement! Apply today: February 1 deadline for priority scholarship consideration. Learn more why we “See Public Policy Differently from Here." Learn more. (
  • The California Charter Schools Association welcomes back to session the 2017-2018 class of State Legislators and looks forward to working to ensure all kids have quality educational opportunities.  CCSA will work with the Legislature to block any federal efforts that undermine the rights of students or are fundamentally at odds with values held by the vast majority of Californians.  Read CCSA’s letter to Legislators here.
  • Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2) is hiring an Organizing Director in their San Francisco office. The E2 Organizing Director will operate in the nexus of advocacy and development. The position’s primary purpose is to grow and maintain E2’s membership and support its nine chapters and 850+ members throughout the U.S. in order to further our policy advocacy. S/he will also co-manage E2’s database with development staff and provide data and targeting services the advocacy team. S/he will also work closely with our Executive Director to cultivate membership donations. This is a mid-to-senior level position with a competitive compensation package. Full description and application instructions are here.
  • The Sacramento LGBT Center is searching for an Executive & Finance Assistant, which reports to the Executive Director and provides community engagement and administrative support. This position may be part or full-time and is non-exempt. High school diploma is required; associate’s or bachelor’s degree is preferred & 3 years or more in an executive, finance, or related assistant role. Full description.
  • SEIU-UHW is seeking a Political Capacity Organizer, which is responsible for a range of program objectives to build and strengthen our infrastructure and engage our members to be a powerful force at their worksites, in the legislative process, in the community and at the ballot box. Please submit cover letter, resume and at least 3 references to our candidate portal at

  • SEIU-UHW is seeking a Regional Political Organize, which reports to the Political Director, and is responsible for a broad range of program objectives to build and strengthen our infrastructure and engage our members to be a powerful force at their worksites, in the legislative process, in the community and at the ballot box. Please submit cover letter, resume and at least 3 references to our candidate portal at

  • Thinking about Graduate School?  Sacramento State’s Department of Public Policy and Administration is now accepting applications for graduate studies in Public Policy & Administration and Urban Land Development. Highly affordable, we offer a rigorous education in a political context with more than 400 alumni working in California State and local government as well as private and non-profit organizations. Priority deadline is December 1; final deadline is March 1 for Fall 2017 admissions.
  • Subscribe to the Capitol Morning Report and closely follow who’s doing what each day in California government and politics. We list news conferences, legislative hearings, state board meetings and other events. Plus we add in community news and announcements from political campaigns. More info at


Political Road Map: The Rules For How California Pays For Its Schools May Lead To A Surprising Result This Year
John Myers @
State law ensures that K-12 education gets more money than any other program in California's budget. But some advocates admit that mandate is sometimes less blessing and more curse.

Watchdog: California Gets Ready To Rumble With Donald Trump Over Taxes - The Orange County Register
The Golden State is committing itself to programs the incoming administration is expected to oppose. Here, from Gov. Jerry Brown's budget proposal for 2017-18, are his plans to counteract the effects of poverty:

Russian River Storm Relief To Be Aided By Redwood Credit Union Campaign | The Press Democrat
Storm waters had lapped at the second floor of his elevated house while inundating the ramshackle collection of travel trailers and RVs on his property, where about 10 other people live.

Drought And Storms Prove Again California Needs More Storage | The Sacramento Bee
Dan Walters @
Observations on California and its politics

Santa Rosa School Board Votes To Protect Undocumented Students | The Press Democrat
christi warren @
The Santa Rosa City Schools district, the largest in Sonoma County, is the first local district known to have voted on such a resolution, according to the county Office of Education. SCOE itself is considering something similar for its special and alternative education programs.

At Least One In Five California Members Of Congress Are Skipping Trump's Inauguration
Sarah D. Wire @
Essential Politics

Southern California Readies For Inauguration Of Donald Trump, A President Unlike Any Other
Today's high

Pence Denies Contact Between Trump Campaign And Russia - Politico
The vice president-elect also addressed reports that incoming national security adviser, retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, had contact with Russian officials after the Obama administration unveiled new sanctions on Russia as retaliation for reported cyberattacks during the presidential campaign.

California Vs. Trump: What's At Stake For The Golden State?
California legislature, Climate change, Democrats, Donald Trump, Immigration, Inauguration, Obamacare, Politics

How Betsy DeVos Used God and Amway to Take Over Michigan Politics
With her nomination as education secretary, a powerful political clan will bring its overtly Christian agenda to Washington.

Breitbart Provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos Is Shouted Down At UC Davis But Gets The Last Word
Robin Abcarian @
Milo Yiannopoulos, who has made a career out of puerile attacks on feminism, liberals and the actress Leslie Jones, is on the road

Covered California Scrambles To Restore Fumbled Tax Credits
Today's high

Trump slow to vet ultra-rich ambassador candidates
Donors with past business troubles are scrambling for ‘cocktail ambassador’ posts.

Here’s How Pro-immigrant Groups Are Urging People To Prepare For Trump Presidency
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Chaffetz: No 'fishing Expedition' Over Potential Trump Conflicts - Politico
The chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee said on Sunday that all the talk of investigating President-elect Donald Trump for potential conflicts of interest is "premature at best."

Sworn In: Rep. Tony Cardenas Vows Not To Be Deterred By Trump
Today's high

New Sf Supe Jeff Sheehy Finds Sense Of Urgency From Surviving Hiv - San Francisco Chronicle
An hour or so after his first meeting as a member of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, Jeff Sheehy stood in his new City Hall office, nodding at the small desk in the corner, the battered leather sofa pushed against one wall, a pair of armchairs.

Trump Kicks Off Martin Luther King Weekend With Disparaging Tweet Against Civil Rights Icon John Lewis
Cathleen Decker @
President-elect Donald Trump has lashed out at “all talk…no action” national icon John Lewis, who was repeatedly beaten and nearly lost his life in the struggle for civil rights.