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Well, hello there neighbor. It's Monday and we're all screwed by one hour. At least we have something to blame it on, other than a "case of the Mondays."

The candidate filing drama continues, with the deadline of 5pm Wednesday for open seats still ahead.

First, of course, we have March Madness brackets to complete. I play most years because I wasn't humiliated enough in kickball as a kid. Kathy's crowd always does it to me, with the most frequent nut-crasher being a public radio reporter. Before you get into legality, remember that presidents regularly complete and post brackets.

Do I forget everything just go with 'nova?' I did grow up attending Titan Youth Sports Camp at Fullerton (mighty AD65 (Sharon) and CA39 (Jay), but can't say I'll pick CSUF for the final four. The Aztecs of SDSU? Also tough. 

I think I'm donning my green hoodie and Quacking along with my friend Jim Battin for the Ducks. Damn, the hamsters just tapped my shoulder to say That I have to bet on the Aztecs or Titans this year. No Bears (of either shade of blue) or Trees, because after all it's California Ûber Alles this year. That's how we roll. 

Much to the D-trip's disappointment, at least four major Dems have already qualified for the CA39 (Fullerton) ballot--Cisneros, Jammal, Thorburn, and Tran. Jay Chen and Phil Janowicz are likely to, and a couple of others as well. On the GOP side, Young Kim and Shawn Nelson have qualified. Former State Senate Republican Leader Bob Huff has not yet filed and is under big NRCC pressure to not do so. With Kim and Nelson in the top-two, the NRCC can wipe a swing district off the whiteboard for November. Someone once said Mutually Assured Democratic Destruction. Oh was that me? Daylight savings time has me all screwed up.

CA10 (Stanislaus): Congressional candidate Virginia Madueño (D) sent out a fundraising email this morning citing the endorsement of "astronaut" José Hernandez. As we learned in 2016, astronaut and him in a spacesuit is nothing to that district, where people worry about their mortgages, the impact of steel tariffs and whether Los Angeles is going to steal their water. Space cadets... Another seat Democrats have polished the silver platter for...

Anyway, I screwed up and suggested that you should invite a hug from Bob Hertzberg. Apparently Senate Rules said no hugs whatsoever or he would be put in the penalty box (apparently, that means running for re-election using the "official" ballot title after you've resigned before being forced out). That seemingly includes running and using that title for a special election for the same seat. Do laws even apply anymore?

As, you know, I'm a huge proponent of #MeToo and have done fundraising drives for WEAVE (Sacramento housing and help for domestic abuse survivors and the org that provides the hotline for Capitol abuse victims), but if Hertzberg can't hug, I don't know what we've become. In my 23 years around the Capitol, there are few legislators I wanted to hug. I wanted to punch far more. Hugsberg was someone who I didn't always agree with, but would always welcome a hug.

I don't know the solution and want women to be welcomed to the Capitol community with, uh open arms.

  

Classifieds below:

  • Education: Pepperdine Masters of Public Policy (GRE waived for legislative staffers)
  • Education: UOP/McGeorge School of Law: MPP/MPA (full-time or part-time, 3 miles from the Capitol)
  • Job: The California Dental Association seeks full-time Associate Legislative Advocate
  • Job: Equality California seeks a field organizater
  • Job: Probolsky Research - Research Analyst - Public Opinion (Orange County)
  • Job: SEIU-UHW – Regional Political Organizer (Los Angeles)
  • Job: SEIU-UHW -- Political Capacity Organizer (Los Angeles)
  • CA School Boards Association – Public Affairs and Community Engagement Representatives (Bay Area, LA North East, Orange, San Bernardino, San Joaquin North)
  • Training: PDI (Political Data Inc.): weekly online trainings of various skill levels   

 

Speaking of the the Capitol drama, we have this. This is a Facebook posting from this morning, so the editing follows accordingly (zero whatsoever):

Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia) is running for a special election for the State Senate seat he resigned from over harassment complaints. His ballot title? "State Senator"

Not spitting you. How does that fly? Do we have laws anymore?

LA registrar Dean Logan is one of the best and I have plenty of faith in SoS Alex Padilla. We can't let Tony's crap stand. It's against the law.

Elections § 13107.3.

LA county and SoS have until March 24 to make this right. Ballot filings aren't under penalty of perjury (except for registration), but perhaps they should be.

On the ballot for many voters will be Mendoza and Cristina Garcia (Math Teacher/Assemblymoman). Garcia is on a voluntary leave of absense. How about changing the Elections Code to reflect current status of resigned members of the Legislature and those on a voluntary unpaid leave of absense? I'm cool with keeping titles for sick members, but we're talking allegedly about a different kind of sick. 

 

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I think I'm done. I've been reading and writing for hours (though I know it doesn't show--how to me it do so...hmmm). The human-manipulated clock tells me I must shut up.

 

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#CAKEDAY: Happy birthday to Chuck Carpenter, Karla Fung, and Courtney Weaver!

 


 

 

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  • Equality California is the nation’s largest statewide LGBTQ civil rights organization. EQCA brings the voices of LGBTQ people and allies to institutions of power in California, striving to create a world that is healthy, just, and fully equal for all LGBTQ people. EQCA is seeking a motivated Field Organizer to execute our 2018 health advocacy and LGBTQ pride programming in Sacramento. The Field Organizer will help lead EQCA’s community organizing efforts, build relationships with LGBTQ and allied organizations, recruit volunteers and coordinate a variety of events including LGBTQ Prides and health centered events. To apply: www.eqca.org/fieldorganizer-sac/

  • SEIU-UHW – Healthcare Justice Phone & Digital Campaign Coordinator (Oakland, Los Angeles or Sacramento)
    This position will develop the union’s technological and human capacity to use the phone bank to contact and build relationships with hundreds of thousands of voters, healthcare workers and patients to win 2018 candidate races, ballot initiatives, political pressure, organizing and bargaining campaigns. Your work will contribute to the growth of our member leadership, our union, and the labor movement. It will transform the resistance into the revolution. The Healthcare Justice Phone and Digital Campaign Coordinator works closely with the political, data, technology and field teams but reports directly to the Healthcare Justice Campaign Director. For more information on the position and to apply please visit our candidate portal at seiuunitedhealthcareworkers.appone.com/.

  • Probolsky Research - Research Analyst - Public Opinion (Orange County)
    Can you research and write like a journalist and edit like an English teacher? Are you hyper-focused on the details? Do you have superpowers when using Microsoft Excel, Power Point and Word? The Research Analyst is responsible for facilitating market and opinion research projects (both qualitative and quantitative) from proposal development to project fulfillment, through to final research deliverables. About Probolsky Research: We are market and opinion researchers with corporate, election, government and non-profit clients. We are passionate about accuracy, data security and brining numbers alive through dynamic presentations and storytelling. Details at: www.ziprecruiter.com/jobs/probolsky-research-eeb2d5f1/research-analyst-public-opinion-f222e60c or email a cover letter and resume in one PDF document to jobs@probolskyresearch.com.

  • GRE waived for qualifying government & legislative staffers to apply to the Pepperdine School of Public Policy’s Master of Public Policy program, considered the most unique policy graduate program in the country. Specialization tracks, including State & Local Policy, allow students to personalize their policy studies. Current State & Local Policy courses include, “Advanced Topics in Politics and Budgeting,” “Public Policy for Criminal Justice, Cannabis, and other Drugs,” “Permissions Development and the Environment,” and “Leadership through Public Engagement.” Find out more about this Top 10 in the West/Top 5 in California MPP program located in Malibu: publicpolicy.pepperdine.edu/masters-6/
  • 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. Just three miles from the Capitol, our focus on the interconnections of law, policy, management, and leadership provides unique competencies for your success. Students gain a foundation knowledge of statutory interpretation and regulatory processes critical to modern governance. Learn more at go.mcgeorge.edu/publicpolicy and sign-up for an information session or webinar, or contact us at publicpolicy@pacific.edu.
  • The California Dental Association, an innovative membership-based organization that’s committed to the success of dental professionals, seeks full-time Associate Legislative Advocate to work in Sacramento office. To learn more about working at CDA, visit www.cda.org/careers

    This position: www.cda.org/AboutCDA/CareersatCDA/tabid/99/uc/info/ItemID/4803/Default.aspx

  • SEIU-UHW – Regional Political Organizer (Los Angeles)
    This position 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. Proven track record is a must. Competitive salary and excellent benefits. For more information on the position and to apply please visit our candidate portal at http://www.aroundthecapitol.com/r.html?s=n&l=http://seiuunitedhealthcareworkers.appone.com/.

  • See Your Future Differently from Here with a Master of Public Policy degree from the Pepperdine School of Public Policy. Overlooking panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean from Malibu, our unique policy graduate program melds quantitative analysis with political philosophy, applied history, constitutional law, and strategy to prepare policy leaders for an impactful and successful career in the private sector, non-profit arena, and government service. Standardized test admission requirement is waived for legislative staffers. Learn more at publicpolicy.pepperdine.edu/masters-6/.

  • SAC LGBT COMMUNITY CENTER - Resident house manager (Sacramento)
    The Resident House Manager is responsible for all aspects of resident supervision in the transitional living program for LGBTQ youth (18- 24) victims of crime. This includes supervising resident activities, maintaining a safe and supportive atmosphere, ensuring residents adhere to programs rules, and complete their chores. The Resident House Manager lives on site at the house with residents and will be provided with a private room. This position reports to the Youth Programs Manager and works in partnership with other programming staff and stakeholders as well as directly with community members of diverse backgrounds. This position is a live-in position. The working hours will be 6 days a week generally from 6 to 10 p.m with limited on-call status. This is a part-time, non-exempt position.
    [More info]
  • SEIU-UHW -- Political Capacity Organizer (Los Angeles)
    This position 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.  Proven track record is a must.  Competitive salary and excellent benefits.  For more information on the position and to apply please visit our candidate portal at seiuunitedhealthcareworkers.appone.com.
  • 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:

    www.csba.org/About/Careers/PublicAffairsCommunityEngagementRepresentative_BayArea.aspx
  • CA School Boards Association – Public Affairs and Community Engagement Representative (LA-North East) 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_LANorthEast.aspx
  • 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.

    Details:www.csba.org/About/Careers/PublicAffairsCommunityEngagementRepresentative_Orange.aspx 
  • 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: www.csba.org/About/Careers/PublicAffairsCommunityEngagementRepresentative_SanJoaquinNorth.aspx

 

 

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