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Happy Pussy Hat and Federal Shutdown Day! As I write, marchers are assembling across the street to march from Southside Park to the Capitol. While the meme has been that the pink hats were excluded because of an insult to transgendered individuals, there are plenty of such hats congregating across the street.

Last year, women-led marches were largely about Hillary Clinton's loss. This year, it's about #METOO, the lapse of funding for the Children's Health Insurance Program, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, and the make-up of the Trump cabinet (why this talk about the 25th Amendment is nonsensical).

The biggest threat to the GOP is surburban, largely white, independent women. Many are marching today. We saw it in Virginia. Excuse Alabama, as Roy Moore was a disaster in itself, but Democrats won many seats in Virginia that were unthinkable, particularly in a stupid off-year election. State house races shouldn't be held in odd-year, non-federal elections. But Democrats having surprise victories in that situation--that's a big message.

 

 

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#CAKEDAY: Jackie Bowland-Koenig, Melissa Jacobs Cromack, and Andrew Lachman!

 

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  • Join NARAL Pro-Choice California for the Forum for Choice 2018
    NARAL Pro-Choice California presents the first gubernatorial forum in California centering on reproductive freedom with Rewire on Tuesday, January 30th in San Francisco at SOMArts (934 Brannan Street) from 6-8 pm. The next governor will have an enormous impact on a woman’s right to choose through their budget decisions, power of appointment, and implementation of health insurance reform. We are excited to have leading gubernatorial candidates John Chiang, Delaine Eastin, Gavin Newsom, and Antonio Villaraigosa. Emmy-award winning news anchor Wendy Tokuda will moderate the event and sit on the panel with Jodi Jacobson, Editor in Chief of Rewire.

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  • Apply to a master’s program without needing the GRE! The Pepperdine School of Public Policy waives the standardized test requirement for government staffers with at least 2 years of experience. Overlooking panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean, our Top 10 in the West Master of Public Policy program includes a State & Local Policy specialization that prepares the next generation of California policy leaders. Spring 2018 state and local courses include “Advanced Topics in Politics & Budgeting,” “Permissions, Development, and the Environment,” “Public Policy for Criminal Justice, Cannabis, and other Drugs,” and “Leadership through Public Engagement.” Learn more at publicpolicy.pepperdine.edu/masters-6/.
  • CA School Boards Association – Public Affairs and Community Engagement Representative (Bay Area) This position serves as CSBA’s liaison to local school and county boards of education, key decision-makers and the community-at-large, and is responsible for implementing CSBA’s grassroots program, establishing relationships, and facilitating local and regional outreach and activation efforts. Communicates about issues in education that require familiarity with educational laws, regulations and trends. Executes grassroots strategies designed to build relationships with, train, support and mobilize local school board members and communities to advance CSBA’s legislative and statewide ballot measure advocacy priorities. Coordinates and executes fundraising events. BOE. Details:

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  • CA School Boards Association – Public Affairs and Community Engagement Representative (Orange) This position serves as CSBA’s liaison to local school and county boards of education, key decision-makers and the community-at-large, and is responsible for implementing CSBA’s grassroots program, establishing relationships, and facilitating local and regional outreach and activation efforts. Communicates about issues in education that require familiarity with educational laws, regulations and trends. Executes grassroots strategies designed to build relationships with, train, support and mobilize local school board members and communities to advance CSBA’s legislative and statewide ballot measure advocacy priorities. Coordinates and executes fundraising events. BOE.

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  • CA School Boards Association – Public Affairs and Community Engagement Representative (San Bernardino) This position serves as CSBA’s liaison to local school and county boards of education, key decision-makers and the community-at-large, and is responsible for implementing CSBA’s grassroots program, establishing relationships, and facilitating local and regional outreach and activation efforts. Communicates about issues in education that require familiarity with educational laws, regulations and trends. Executes grassroots strategies designed to build relationships with, train, support and mobilize local school board members and communities to advance CSBA’s legislative and statewide ballot measure advocacy priorities. Coordinates and executes fundraising events. BOE. Details:

    www.csba.org/About/Careers/PublicAffairsCommunityEngagementRepresentative_SanBernardino.aspx

 

  • CA School Boards Association – Public Affairs and Community Engagement Representative (San Joaquin North) This position serves as CSBA’s liaison to local school and county boards of education, key decision-makers and the community-at-large, and is responsible for implementing CSBA’s grassroots program, establishing relationships, and facilitating local and regional outreach and activation efforts. Communicates about issues in education that require familiarity with educational laws, regulations and trends. Executes grassroots strategies designed to build relationships with, train, support and mobilize local school board members and communities to advance CSBA’s legislative and statewide ballot measure advocacy priorities. Coordinates and executes fundraising events. BOE. Details:

    https://www.csba.org/About/Careers/PublicAffairsCommunityEngagementRepresentative_SanJoaquinNorth.aspx
  • Underground Natural Gas Storage: Expert Briefing hosted by the California Council on Science and Technology (CCST), Thursday, January 18, Noon-1:30pm, Capitol Room 112, will discuss “Long-Term Viability of Underground Natural Gas Storage in California”—an independent report requested by the Governor and the Legislature after Aliso Canyon incident. Report authors will cover questions including: What is underground natural gas storage (UGS) and what role does it currently play in California’s energy system? What risks do UGS facilities pose to health, safety, environment, and infrastructure? Will California’s energy system and climate policies need UGS through 2020 and beyond? RSVP to sarah.brady@ccst.us.

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    Oakland based public affairs and political consulting firm is hiring entry-level staff to support a variety of accounts. The position assists in building, implementing and managing programs for our clients.  Background or experience in political campaigns, public relations, or with an elected official is preferred. Please send resume to oaklandprsearch@gmail.com
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  • Legislative Administrator – Provide admin support for three lobbyists, including scheduling of meetings, CAPTRACK reports, and general administrative work. Knowledge of Excel and Microsoft Office required and familiarity with FPPC filings preferred. Excellent benefits. Send resume to” Nancy Peverini, Nancyp@caoc.org.

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  • Apply to a master’s program without needing the GRE! The Pepperdine School of Public Policy waives the standardized test requirement for government staffers with at least 2 years of experience. Overlooking panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean, our Top 10 in the West Master of Public Policy program includes a State & Local Policy specialization that prepares the next generation of California policy leaders. Spring 2018 state and local courses include “Advanced Topics in Politics & Budgeting,” “Permissions, Development, and the Environment,” “Public Policy for Criminal Justice, Cannabis, and other Drugs,” and “Leadership through Public Engagement.” Learn more at publicpolicy.pepperdine.edu/masters-6/.

  • Consultant Position at TBWB Strategies, San Francisco Based Political Consulting Firm — TBWB Strategies is a strategy and communications consulting firm specializing in public finance ballot measures to secure much needed funding for schools, cities, parks, open space, libraries, transportation, healthcare and more. Consultants serve in a project management role on the client services team at TBWB Strategies, reporting directly to partners and providing strategic guidance, maintaining daily client contact, developing messaging, managing staff and overseeing materials production for multiple projects simultaneously. Interested candidates can apply here: https://TBWBH.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=3
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Los Angeles Times Journalists Vote 248-44 To Unionize
James Rufus Koren @
latimes.com
The National Labor Relations Board on Friday will release the results of an election that will determine whether journalists at the Los Angeles Times will join a union for the first time in the news organization's 136-year history.

The #resistance Trump Ignited Will Shape Politics For A Generation | The Sacramento Bee
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The question of who should replace Beck is a pivotal one for Mayor Eric Garcetti: a closely watched decision laced with sensitive matters of race and gender, tied to the politically perilous terrain of crime rates, at a time when Garcetti has been considering a run for national office.

California Jobless Rate Falls To Record Low 4.3 Percent | The Sacramento Bee
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Amid Government Shutdown, Trump Touts Accomplishments In Op-ed - Politico

In the editorial, President Donald Trump does not mention the government shutdown. | Evan Vucci/AP Photo

California Flu Deaths Rise To 74, A Huge Increase Over A Year Earlier - San Francisco Chronicle
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The number of Californians under 65 who have died from the flu has risen to 74 as of the second week of January — five times the number seen at this point last year, according to data released by state health officials Friday.

Short-term spending bill fails in the Senate

A short-term spending bill failed during a procedural vote in the Senate late on Jan. 19, taking the government closer to a shutdown.

Report: Las Vegas Shooter Researched San Diego And La Jolla Beaches Months Before Massacre - The San Diego Union-tribune
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L.A. Seeks To Alter, Extend Deal For Bus Shelters And Public Toilets After Disappointing Results
Emily Alpert Reyes, David Zahniser @
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The Los Angeles City Council voted 11 to 2 to instruct city lawyers to negotiate an amended agreement with Outfront JC Decaux. It would adjust annual fees received by the city, expand wireless internet and add bathroom attendants, and extend the term of the 20-year agreement for another decade.

As a candidate, Trump criticized Obama's use of executive power. So guess what powers President Trump has been leaning on?

If Congress doesn't like it, they can write clearer laws.

Lawsuit Over Fire Evacuation Alleges Oakmont Senior Living Offered Employees Money For Silence
PRADNYA JOSHI @
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California Gains 52,700 Jobs, And Unemployment Falls To 4.3%
Andrew Khouri @
latimes.com
The California economy closed out 2017 on a robust note as the state added 52,700 net new jobs in December and the unemployment rate fell to 4.3% from 4.6% a month earlier, according to data released Friday by the state Employment Development Department.

Trump Scores Few Legislative Wins Against Abortion In First Year - Politico

President Donald Trump speaks via a live feed from the Rose Garden at the White House to anti-abortion activists as they rally on the National Mall on Jan. 19 during the annual March for Life. | Andrew Harnik/AP Photo

L.A. Times Publisher Ross Levinsohn To Take Unpaid Leave Of Absence
Meg James @
latimes.com
Los Angeles Times Publisher Ross Levinsohn has agreed to take an unpaid leave of absence amid allegations of misconduct.

Bay Area women march to oppose Trump and his policies
sfgate.com
Scores of pink knit hats came out of storage and went back on top of heads as about 1,000 protesters got the Women’s March got off to a loud and lively start in downtown Oakland. It was one of dozens of marches around the U.S. and the world to protest one full year of the Trump presidency and to organize political opposition to it. “Not Our President — Illegitimate,” read a giant banner being carried through Oakland to the shore of Lake Merritt. “This year I’m all about the Resistance movement and flipping the House (of Representatives) in 2018,” said Berkeley attorney Ginny Roemer, 64. “Isn’t it interesting that the government shut down today? We’re out here to blame it on Trump.