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DISTRICT UPDATES:

  • The official public candidate list comes out tomorrow. For Nooner Premium, I'll be prioritizing updates of analyses this weekend to:
    • CA04 (Foothills)
    • CA21 (Kings)
    • CA22 (Tulare)
    • CA25 (Santa Clarita-Antelope Valley)
    • CA39 (Fullerton)
    • CA48 (Huntington Beach)
    • CA49 (Oceanside)
    • CD50 (East San Diego County)
    • SD12 (Merced-Salinas)
    • AD15 (Berkeley)
    • AD36 (Antelope Valley)
    • AD40 (Redlands
    • AD58 (Downey)
    • AD76 (Oceanside)

That's a pretty big appetite for the afternoons/evenings, but I'll get as many done as possible. Be watching District Updates for the updated list and I'll get as many done as possible.

 

COMMUTER ALERT: Black Lives Matter Sacramento has announced another rush-hour rally today from 3-5:30. It appears they are starting at the DA's office again (9th/G), although yesterday groups gathered in multiple places.

If you want to avoid the possibility of traffic related to where protestors likely will be and are leaving town to the west or north, use either the Q street I-5 entrance, or go down to Business 80 ("W-X"). When protestors block traffic, they have demanded that drivers "Say his name!" and if the driver says "Stephon Clark," they let the car through.

There's no Kings game tonight, which may reduce the number of protestors. Nevertheless the anger has been heightened by the shutdown of the "open community forum" last night around 8:30pm with dozens of speakers left out of public safety concerns. The continuation of the forum planned for today out of respect for Clark's wake, but that has just angered Black Lives Matter Sacramento more. Protests are fueled by Twitter and other social media. 3800 followers is a lot, even if a few dozen are media and other folks.

Anyway, that's the commuter update. 

I have empathy for both sides--very legitimate anger, but it's hard to watch Mayor Darrell Steinberg, my friend Steve Hansen, and the Kings/Vivek Ranadivé and all the working class concessions/arena staffing employees treated this way. I have lots of observations, but that's not why you come to The Nooner.

Let's just say that things continue to escalate and there doesn't appear to be a light at the end of the tunnel. Stay peaceful and safe, Sacramento.

Articles on yesterday:

 

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)
  • Education: Capitol Seminars - learn how to lobby effectively
  • Event: Equality California’s 2018 Sacramento Equality Awards - April 10
  • Job: Aaron Read and Associates - Legislative Assistant
  • Job: Cargill Director of Governmental Relations (Newark-Bay Area)
  • Job: The California Dental Association seeks full-time Associate Legislative Advocate
  • Job: Probolsky Research - Research Analyst - Public Opinion (Orange County)
  • Job: SEIU-UHW – Regional Political Organizer (Oakland or Sacramento)
  • Job: SEIU-UHW -- Political Capacity Organizer (Los Angeles)
  • Job: SEIU-UHW – Healthcare Justice Phone & Digital Campaign Coordinator (Oakland, Los Angeles or Sacramento)
  • Job: 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   

 

POLL POSITION: I've written in the past that I'm no fan of SurveyUSA and I'm not even going to dignifying posting their results, but will let you review the results and decide

Here are my concerns about the poll, which you can use as a filter to the extent you agree:

  • Unlike PPIC, they don't offer a poll-specific methodology for this poll, but rather a generalized methodology for all polls. 
  • They frequently use mostly robocalls with a "professional announcer." 
  • They weight by age by "asking for the youngest male voter in the house." I don't live at home, but if my mom answered the phone and yelled upstairs "Scott, SurveyUSA for you!" I highly doubt I'd pick up the phone, and I seriously question the responses of those who do.
  • They polled 20 gubernatorial candidates by name and party affiliation, even though county-submitted ballot labels were available during the polling period (3/22-25). Final ballot designations are out tomorrow.
  • I have no idea how they selected these 20. There are seven really in the hunt, and 6 were polled. Even though she had qualified, Amanda Renteria wasn't an option. This likely inflates Antonio Villaraigosa's number by a 2-3 points as the only Latina in the race, and puts Villaraigosa in second rather in a tie with Republican John Cox as we have seen in other polls.  

    Unfair to say that? Sure. But, when you're polling for governor with no ballot designations and particularly asking people to push buttons on their phone, you can't list 20 candidates. That's longer than my average phone call with my mom. 
  • 13 of the 20 candidates received 2% or less, with 5 receiving 0%. It's sort of like your cable plan--a bunch of static that you don't need and just makes life more difficult.
  • For US Senate, they tested 17 candidates, leading Kevin de León with 5%--tied with two unknowns. Betting is now open that, while Dianne Feinstein is the favorite, de León will receive far more than 5% and will be the clear #2 in June.

    One of the two unknowns they polled who tied de León--Democrat John Melendez--isn't even qualified for the ballot and while he opened an FEC account last year, he reported no activity through 12/31, well after he had paid for a website. How does that affect de León? Sure, Melendez published podcasts about running for Senate last year, but at this stage, we rely on actual filings.
  • Hispanic voters are clearly over-weighted at 28%, which is 16% higher than Latino turnout in the last mid-term primary. Sure, it's likely to be a bit higher with Villaraigosa and Renteria in the race, but certainly not more than double. 

Again, I've given you the link to the poll and will again. I report. You decide. Or something like that... 

The fact is that SurveyUSA is done on the cheap for media outlets looking for something cheaper than sending reporters out to do real work, in this case ABC-TV in Los Angeles, KPIX-TV in San Francisco, KGTV-TV in San Diego, The Union Tribune Newspaper in San Diego, and KFSN-TV in Fresno. 

Throw it away and ignore any press releases you get about it.

 

Probolsky Research

 

U.S. SENATE: For CALmatters writes that, while Dianne Feinstein has a clear lead in her re-election bid, she continues to face a a challenge. "He’s got a lot of ground to make up but will likely have five more months to do it. With polarization becoming ever stronger, Feinstein will still be dodging bullets in no-man’s land."

I'm a fan of Dan's and I'm certainly not blameless on this front, but "dodges bullets" is not a phrase I would use this week.

CENSUS: The Chron's legal eagles Bob Egelko and Hamed Aleaziz look at what the courts will be looking at in the challenge by state AGs to the Trump Administrations decision to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census.

HARASSMENT: In the Times, Melanie Mason writes that the Legislature plans to "proactively" disclose the results of sexual harassment investigations to reporters, rather than requiring individual Legislative Open Records Act requests, as has been the practice.

C. GARCIA: The interview that Assemblymember Cristina Garcia (D-Bell Gardens) gave KQED's The California Report did not win her much, reports Melanie Mason in the Times. Both the California Democratic Party chair Eric Bauman (who is openly gay) and the Los Angeles County  Democratic Party blasted Garcia as she acknowledged using the word "homo" to describe fellow lawmakers. While on voluntary unpaid leave during a harassment investigation, she is running for re-election to AD58.

   

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  • SEIU-UHW – Regional Political Organizer (Oakland or Sacramento)
    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 seiuunitedhealthcareworkers.appone.com/.
  • 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/.

  • Aaron Read and Associates
    2+ years of experience working in governmental affairs office; outstanding communication skills, working knowledge of legislative process, calendaring/arranging travel, proficient in Microsoft Outlook, Excel, Word. Capitol Track knowledge a plus. Salary based on experience. Send resume to: mshetler@aaronread.com

  • Director of Government Relations – Cargill (Newark – Bay Area)
    This position will develop and have primary responsibility for ensuring implementation for a government-relations, corporate responsibility, and communications strategy to support the Cargill Salt and Land Management businesses in the San Francisco Bay Area. The position will coordinate the businesses’ government relations, internal communications, external communications, corporate responsibility, and stakeholder outreach. Cargill has over 150 years of experience with 150,000 employees in 70 countries who are committed to feeding the world in a responsible way, reducing environmental impact and improving the communities where we live and work.

  • LEARN HOW TO LOBBY MORE EFFECTIVELY.  Capitol Seminars offers you a cost-effective, comprehensive overview of what it takes to be more successful at lobbying in California. Conducted by 43-year Capitol veteran Ray LeBov, these unique seminars cover the processes, touch points and best practices of Legislative, Budget and Regulatory advocacy, Lobbying the Administration and Media Strategies. Next dates are April 12-13, June 7-8, July 26-27 at McGeorge School of Law and Policy. Information / registration: www.capitolseminars.net or 916 442 5009.

  • Equality California’s 2018 Sacramento Equality Awards, Crest Theatre, Tuesday, April 10 5:30-7:30 PM: Awards ceremony and cocktail reception to recognize LGBTQ leaders and allies. Honorees include: California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, "We Said Enough" co-founder Adama Iwu, LGBTQ leader Cathy Schwamberger, and The Capitol LGBTQ Association. Event co-chairs include: EQCA Board President Mandy Lee, EQCAI Vice-President Joe Gregorich, Assemblymember Cecilia Aguiar-Curry, Assemblymember David Chiu and Assemblymember Jacqui Irwin. Sponsorships and tickets available: www.eqca.org/equality-awards/sacramento/. For more info, contact Naseam Alavi, naseam@eqca.org, 323-848-9801

  • 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

  • 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.
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  • 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

TOP HEADLINES ON AROUNDTHECAPITOL.COM AS OF 12:00PM
California Legislature Will 'proactively' Release Records On Substantiated Sexual Harassment Complaints
Melanie Mason @
latimes.com
In response to concerns raised by the Capitol press corps, leaders of the California Legislature said Tuesday that the Assembly and Senate will automatically release information about substantiated sexual harassment investigations.

Census Citizenship Question Fans Fears In California | The Sacramento Bee
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Female Democratic Senators Are Coming To Hollywood To Raise Money
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Prominent female Democratic senators from across the country plan to visit Los Angeles for a star-studded fundraiser during an upcoming three-city West Coast swing.

Stephon Clark Protesters Target Sacramento District Attorney, Demand Charges Against Officers - Capradio.org
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Trump Tweets Support After Orange County, California Opposes 'sanctuary' Law - Politico

The Justice Department earlier this month filed a lawsuit arguing that the California law, which limits police cooperation with federal immigration officials, is unconstitutional. The Orange County supervisors decided to join the lawsuit.

L.A. Votes To Fight State Lawmaker's Push For High-density Housing
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Stephon Clark Shooting Protest Hits Sacramento Kings, City Council | The Sacramento Bee
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Dumanis Gave To Charity, Says $15,000 In Donations Covers Tainted Campaign Contributions - The San Diego Union-tribune
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Dumanis always said she wanted to wait until the legal process concluded in the Azano case.

Sessions and Kushner Square Off, and Prisoners Hang in the Balance
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Tensions over criminal justice policy have pitted the president’s son-in-law against his attorney general, and resulted in a seesawing approach to prisons.

Metropolitan Water District Says Delta Tunnels Would Cost Southern California's Ratepayers Less Than $5 A Month. | The Sacramento Bee
Ryan Sabalow @
sacbee.com
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Stephon Clark Killing Gets Independent Investigation As Protests Mount
Nicole Santa Cruz, Paige St. John, Alene Tchekmedyian @
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State and local authorities moved to defuse tensions over the fatal shooting of Stephon Clark on Tuesday by promising independent oversight of the police investigation, but frustrations in Sacramento continued to build.

California Ag To Oversee Investigation Into Fatal Police Shooting Of Stephon Clark | The Sacramento Bee
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By Dale Kasler And Benjy Egel

Maryland's redistricting case reminds us: Both parties gerrymander. A lot.

Yes, Republicans have taken a beating in the courts lately for redistricting. But when given the pen, Democrats have proven to do it, too.

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Female senators demand rule changes to address sexual harassment in Congress

The women of the Senate called for votes to improve Capitol Hill's system for reporting and adjudicating complaints of workplace misconduct after such changes were excluded from a recent major spending bill.