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THE Nooner for April 16, 2017

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  • Emerge California's 5th Annual Sacramento Reception - Together We Persist,  Join Emerge California, Keynote speaker Senator Connie Leyva, and the Freshman Democrat Assemblywomen on April 19th 6:00pm - 9:00pm at the Mix Downtown, 1525 L St. Sacramento, CA 95814. We are celebrating collaboration, unity and solidarity amongst Democratic Women persisting through our current political environment. For tiackets and more information:
  • California Coverage & Health Initiatives (CCHI) - Executive Assistant/Office Manager in Sacramento. CCHI seeking strong candidate to provide administrative and financial support to the CEO and Board of Directors. Responsible for office operations and procedures including payroll, human resources and financial duties. Great salary and generous benefit packet. To review full job description, visit

    Submit resume & cover letter to Mark Diel:

  • Nominate a California Leader Today. The James Irvine Foundation Leadership Awards recognize Californians in nonprofits, business, or government advancing innovative and effective solutions to critical state issues. Recipients receive $200,000 to advance their work. Nominations are due by April 28. Nominate a leader today:

  • 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:
  • LOBBYING SUCCESS BEGINS HERE. [end bold] Capitol veteran Ray LeBov's Lobbying 101 and 201 seminars give you a comprehensive, real-world picture of lobbying in California -- the people, processes and best practices critical to your success. April 13-14, $275 each / $500 for both. Our last two seminar dates sold out, so we encourage you to book quickly. Lobbying 101 covers the Legislative process and Legislative advocacy. Lobbying 201 explores the equally critical areas of Budget Advocacy, Regulatory Agency Advocacy, Lobbying the Administration and Media Strategies. Essential for lobbying firm principals / staff, organizations / agencies that employ lobbyists, newcomers to the profession. Information / registration: or 916 442 5009.

  • Become a policy leader with a MPP degree from the Pepperdine School of Public Policy. By combining empirical analysis, critical thinking, political philosophy, persuasive communication, and political strategy, our program – taught by policy practitioners and experts – prepares government, private sector, and non-profit policy leaders. Spring 2017 courses include former State Senator Gloria Romero’s “Seminar in Regional Policies: Education, Politics, and Reform” and “Seminar in Economics: Practical Applications of Policy Analysis” taught by RAND’s Marlon Graf. For legislative staffers with 2+ years of experience, we’ll waive your application fee and GRE requirement! Apply now for Fall 2017 enrollment: (
  • President & CEO Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California
    The President/CEO will craft and implement strategic vision for public policy and electoral efforts. Location: Sacramento
    Competitive salary and generous benefits package. To view the full posting and information on how to apply, visit

  • The McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific, in Sacramento offers the Master of Public Administration (MPA) and the Master of Public Policy (MPP) degrees to both full-time students and those earning a professional degree while working. Our focus on the interconnections of law, policy, management, and leadership provides unique competencies for your success. Students gain a deep understanding of statutory interpretation and regulatory processes critical to modern governance. Learn more at or contact us at

  • SEIU United Healthcare Workers-West, Gov’t Relations Coordinator (Sacramento). CA healthcare union seeks strategic, progressive candidate to develop and implement legislation on behalf of our members. Excellent salary and benefits. For more info or to apply go to:

  • Free Tuition for California Students to the UC, CSU and Community College Systems Is Possible Today

    A new policy paper demonstrates that it is entirely possible today to provide the same accessible, low-cost university experience that California successfully offered its students from the 1960s through the 1990s.

    The report demonstrates that we can revive the California Master Plan for Higher Education—eliminating tuition, restoring state per student funding, and providing seats for all students— would only cost the median California household $48 per year.

    The paper, The $48 fix: Reclaiming California’s Master Plan for Higher Education, is available at or
  • Put the public back into public policy with a Pepperdine School of Public Policy MPP degree.  Our program – taught by policy practitioners and experts – combines empirical analysis, analytical reasoning, political philosophy, and history preparing our graduates to become policy leaders. Spring 2017 courses include former State Senator Gloria Romero’s “Seminar in Regional Policies: Education, Politics, and Reform” and “Seminar in Economics: Practical Applications of Policy Analysis” taught by RAND’s Marlon Graf. For legislative staffers with 2+ years of experience, we’ll waive your application fee and GRE requirement! Now accepting applications: (
  • Associate Director, Legislative Affairs The University of California Office of the President is seeking an Associate Director of Legislative Affairs. This Associate Director represents the University in a wide variety of meetings and hearings with elected officials, staff and advocates. They also lead and manage a team of Legislative Directors who serve as the University's key advocates in Sacramento, and supervise Legislative Coordinators who monitor legislative developments. Highly competitive salary and benefits. Learn more and apply
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Gov. Jerry Brown Issues Pardons, Commutes Sentences Hours Before Easter Sunday
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Continuing his tradition of considering the requests of felons for a second chance both at Christmas and Easter, Gov. Jerry Brown on Sa...

Jerry Brown Pardons Three Veterans Deported To Mexico | The Sacramento Bee
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The go-to source for news on California policy and politics

'the World Shifts': Gov. Jerry Brown Talks California, Climate Change And President Trump
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The Los Angeles Times spoke with Jerry Brown about California trying to push stronger action on climate change.

At Southside Park, Hundreds March To Call For Trump To Release Tax Returns | The Sacramento Bee
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By Blair Anthony Robertson

Protesters take to the streets in SF for anti-Trump Tax March
Demonstrators in San Francisco, the Bay Area and cities across the nation took to the streets Saturday in a “Tax March” protest demanding that President Trump release his tax returns. Others waded through the crowds of people with voter registration forms — signing up people to vote. Tuesday is this year’s deadline to file their tax returns — though it’s normally April 15 — and people are insisting that Trump make his returns public by then. The organizers of Saturday’s event posted on their website that until Trump releases his tax returns, we’ll never know what he’s hiding or who his policies are designed to benefit. Trump, who spent the morning at his Florida golf course, avoided several hundred protesters when his motorcade took a circuitous route back to Mar-A-Lago, his Palm Beach, Florida, estate. Protesters marched across the bridge that divides West Palm Beach and Palm Beach, chanting and hoisting signs that read “Don the Con,” “Go back to New York,” “Show your taxes!” and “Show me the money!” Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters of Los Angeles said there’s nothing to prevent Trump from releasing his income taxes and that “the simple truth is he’s got a lot to hide.” Earlier, Sen. Ron Wyden, an Oregon Democrat, called on Trump to “knock off the secrecy” and said people have “a basic right to know whether the president pays his fair share.” The march comes just three months after the Women’s March on Jan. 21, the day after inauguration, where massive crowds overflowed sidewalks, streets and parks in the nation’s capitol and in San Francisco, Oakland and other cities throughout the Bay Area.

Thousands March In San Diego Demanding Trump's Tax Returns - The San Diego Union-tribune
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Hundreds Of Santa Rosa Demonstrators Call On President Trump To Release Tax Returns | The Press Democrat
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How A Tax Plan Unites Progressives, The Koch Brothers And Walmart - San Francisco Chronicle
As Americans face Tuesday’s deadline to pay their taxes, the Trump administration is hinting that tax reform is up soon on its agenda, with the president predicting it will be an easier political lift than the botched GOP attempt to replace Obamacare.

How The Drought Changed California Forever
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Bids For Oroville Dam Repairs Top State Estimates; $275.4 Million The Lowest | The Sacramento Bee
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By Dale Kasler

Dhs' Kelly: Congress Needs To Fix Immigration Laws - Politico
John Kelly argued that the 10,000 new Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents and the 5,000 new border patrol agents his department plans on hiring do not amount to the "deportation force." | AP Photo

How To Succeed In Politics: Talk With Other Side, Avoid FBI - San Francisco Chronicle
When I was asked to to speak to a group of up-and-coming black politicians in San Francisco the other day, my first advice was to “listen to everyone.” And my last was to beware, because the FBI may be listening as well.

That $52-billion Road Bill Just Made California's Next Climate Change Move A Heavy Lift
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Nobody Inspected Schools, Apartment Buildings For Fire Risk For Years In Galt, Elk Grove And Folsom | The Sacramento Bee
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By Diana Lambert

Tens Of Millions Of Voters Go To The Polls In Turkey – Politico
The prime minister, who also cast his ballot, would be left without a job if the constitutional amendment pass.

Mycapture | The Union Democrat

Usgs Finds Vast Salty Groundwater Reserves In California
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Where Kamala Harris And Ronald Reagan Would Agree - San Francisco Chronicle
Do the Democrats need their own Tea Party? If one intransigent movement in Congress can create so many problems from the right, imagine what life in Washington would be like if its mirror image emerges from the left. But that seems to be the direction we’re headed.

More Than 200 Japanese-americans Imprisoned At Santa Anita Racetrack During Wwii Reunite In Downtown La
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Thousands March In Los Angeles To Demand Release Of Trump Tax Returns
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Thousands march in Los Angeles to demand release of Trump tax returns

Immigrants Beware: Marijuana May Be Legal In California, But It Could Get You Deported
Today's high

San Diego Activist Disappears In Mexico After Begging For Help On Facebook Live | Kpbs
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Hugo Castro, a U.S. citizen and immigrant rights activist from San Diego, disappeared Thursday evening after posting a Facebook Live video from the shoulder of a highway near Mexico City, saying a group of criminals was "hunting" him.

'Tax March' protesters call on Trump to release his tax returns

Protesters in more than a dozen cities nationwide participated in so-called Tax March demonstrations to demand that President Trump release his personal tax returns.