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  • CA School Boards Assn- Political Dir. Responsible for CSBA’s grassroots program; to oversee state and local outreach, establish and coordinate membership training; supervise team of grassroots professionals; supervise grassroots programs and outreach to association members and other partnering industries; assist with Political Action Committee fundraising efforts; coordinate CSBA’s efforts relating to statewide ballot measures including signature gathering and “get out the vote” efforts; develop, summarize, and maintain various reports and records; foster cooperative working relationships among Association staff and act as liaison with various legislative, educational, community, public, and government agencies; and perform related work as required. BOE. Details:

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Jerry Brown Steals Biden's Thunder At Anti-trumpcare Rally In Washington - Sfgate
A day before the House planned votes on the measure, Trump and top Republicans continued hunting support for what would be a significant achievement for his young presidency or a stinging defeat if they failed. In a rally on the Capitol steps, Democratic leaders denounced the Republican drive to demolish former President Barack Obama's health care law, a GOP pledge since the statute's 2010 enactment. Democrats champion Obama's statute for its expansion of health care coverage to 20 million more people and requiring insurers to cover the very ill, families' grown children to age 26 and specified services like mental health care. Democrats focused on recent projections by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office that the GOP would cost 24 million people coverage in a decade and drive up out of pocket costs for many, particularly lower earners and older people. The Republican legislation would halt Obama's tax penalties against people who don't buy coverage and shrink the federal-state Medicaid program for low earners, which the statute has expanded. Language helping older and disabled people includes $85 billion set aside for the Senate to beef up tax credits for people aged 50 to 64, who budget analysts said would see big cost increases from the GOP bill.

Jerry Brown Casts Doubt On Single-payer Health Care | The Sacramento Bee
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In Face Of Lawsuit, Vista May Move To District Elections - The San Diego Union-tribune
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 <h1>'Die-in' at Issa's office protests changes to health care</h1>

In California, Democratic Voter Registration Climbing | The Sacramento Bee
Democratic voter registration in California has climbed in the past two years while Republican registration has decreased, California Secretary of State Alex Padilla announced Wednesday.

Southern California Republicans Face A Dilemma On Health Care Vote
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Supreme Court Nominee Neil Gorsuch Says Defending Waterboarding Was Just Part Of His Job As A Lawyer
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Sen. Dianne Feinstein on Wednesday returned to aggressively questioning Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch about his apparent defense o...

Trump Budget Cuts Threaten Black Community, Ca Lawmakers Say | The Sacramento Bee
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Poll: Majority Of Voters Oppose GOP Health Bill - Politico
A majority of voters disapprove of GOP efforts to replace the 2010 health care law on the eve of an uncertain House vote set for Thursday, according to a new poll.

Jerry Brown Wants To Work With Trump On Roads, Transit | The Sacramento Bee
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Father Of Autistic Student: Gorsuch's Views 'threatened' Son's Education - Politico
The father of an autistic student against whom Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch ruled in 2008 told senators today that Gorsuch's views "threatened" his son's access to a quality education "and thus to a meaningful and dignified life. | Getty

California Lawmakers Want To Block Police From Helping Federal Drug Agents Take Action Against Marijuana License Holders
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Worried about a possible federal crackdown on state-licensed pot dealers, legislators are seeking to block local law enforcement agencies from assisting the feds.

Political events in the Bay Area: discussions and demonstrations
Political events in the Bay Area: discussions and demonstrations Political events Rallies and protest events are a part of political life in the Bay Area. Hosted by the California Historical Society, a panel on the roles women played in resistance and social protest movements in the Bay Area during the 1960s and ’70s. Feinstein meeting: A public meeting with Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s staff to discuss questions and concerns with her state director. The event is from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Berkeley Public Library, 2090 Kittredge St. Fill out this form with questions and concerns to share at the meeting: The California Clean Money Campaign hosts a summit on how to get “dark money” out of politics. Hosted by Mayor Renee Morgan, with Rep. Mark DeSaulnier, state Sen. Steve Glazer, Assemblywoman Catharine Baker and Contra Costa County Supervisor Candace Andersen. The event is from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Veterans Memorial Building, 400 Hartz Ave. Contact Nat Rojanasathira, assistant to the town manager, at (925) 314-3328 or for more information. Demonstration: A protest in support of the Affordable Care Act will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the Federal Building, 90 Seventh St. in San Francisco. Hosted by Unity in Diversity to celebrate the Bay Area’s diversity and address the uptick in hate crimes nationally. Anti-Trump meetings: A general assembly to discuss strategy and develop plans to resist the Trump administration. Rally: A rally and walk supporting equality, hosted by the Feminist Majority. Occupy Sonoma County asks, “Is Global Climate Disruption Happening to Us or for Us?” The event is free and will focus on how people affect climate change. Demonstration: A call for Sen. Dianne Feinstein not to strike compromises with President Trump’s administration. Political discussion: Panel talk on sanctuary cities, as well as stories of immigration challenges. Women’s event: A happy hour and panel discussion featuring female entrepreneurs, Nevertheless, She Persisted: The Asian Pacific Islander Wellness Center will host a free community-wide event to commemorate Transgender Day of Visibility.

New Poll Shows Californians Continue To Disapprove Of Trump | The Sacramento Bee
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California Estimates It Would Lose $24 Billion By Decade's End Under GOP Health Plan - The Orange County Register
Will I lose my health insurance with the GOP plan? For millions in California, the answer is yes

There's A Problem With Sample Ballots In L.A.'s Congressional Race, And It Could Have Affected Thousands Of Voters
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Despite Donald Trump Promise And Wet Winter, San Joaquin Valley Farmers Don't Get Full Water Supply | The Sacramento Bee
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Spicer: Obama Must Know 'time Is Up For His Signature Law' - Politico
Indeed, House Republican leaders expect to hold a floor vote later Thursday in a move to finally repeal and replace Obamacare with a Republican alternative. However, that legislation, the American Health Care Act, is in jeopardy of failing to secure a majority of votes, as Democrats are expected to unanimously oppose it and some moderate and conservative Republicans have expressed opposition as well.

Koch-related groups pledge millions of dollars in help for GOP lawmakers who reject health-care bill

"Seven-figure fund” supplements an ongoing online campaign that's thanking lawmakers who've promised to oppose the American Health Care Act.

Majority Of Orange County Residents Oppose Trump's Stance On Deportations, A Travel Ban And Border Wall, Poll Finds - The Orange County Register
A majority of Southern California residents oppose President Donald Trump’s key immigration policies – including his travel ban, plan for a border wall and calls to increase deportations – according to a survey released Wednesday by the Public Policy Institute of California.

House Republicans Search for Votes to Repeal Obamacare
Leading Republican representatives will meet with all members of their party at the Capitol on Thursday before a full vote on their shifting health care proposal.

Spicer: No Reason To Believe Health Bill Vote Will Be Delayed - Politico
White House press secretary Sean Spicer said he still expects a House vote on legislation to repeal and replace Obamacare to go on as scheduled later Thursday even as Republican Party leaders struggle to shore up enough support for the bill.

California Files Brief Supporting Challenge To Trump's Threat Against 'sanctuary' Cities And Counties
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State Atty. Gen. Xavier Becerra on Wednesday filed a brief in support of a Santa Clara County lawsuit challenging President Trump's exe...