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  • AD23 (Fresno): added educator Aileen Rizo (D)
  • AD42 (Yucaipa): added attorney DeniAntionette Mazingo (D)
  • AD53 (Downtown Los Angeles): added educational consultant Godfrey Plata (D)


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Happy Tuesday! I got up early today to write before the 8:30 hearing of Assembly Public Safety on AB 392 (Weber and McCarty) on police use of deadly force. 

Several Democrats are expected to start running for Swalwell's congressional seat, including Senator Bob Wieckowski and several local electeds.

Committee chair Reggie Jones-Saywer said "We're all tramatized" and officers have "taken their own lives" -- and they're often black or brown

Miguel Santiago: "It's an important conversation to move forward."

Yup, I got my butt up early this morning so I could write before Public Safety. 

PRESIDENT NEWSOM: Governor Newsom yesterday said in El Salvador that "he intends to help steer U.S. immigration policy just as former Gov. Jerry Brown influenced climate change policy—because California’s size, robust economy, diversity and political clout allow the state to 'punch above our weight'," reports Elizabeth Aguilera for CALmatters.

Holy cow, Sydney Kamlager-Dove talks about her interaction with LAPD and fears of being shot in her own home with her six-foot-three husband (around 1:00:00). I cried this morning, you should, and we need to find the middle ground. 

He asked the sides to get a divorce attorney and figure it out among themselves.

Our friends on the other side, like former CHP officer Tom Lackey who likes to be challenged by Steve Fox (yes again in 2020) cite very rational cases that led to a death.  

I don't know all the issues, but have to say "thank you" to lots of folks from Yolo County that came for the hearing. While I live in Sac now, I still love Yolo, because you only live once.

Assembly member Shirley talked about her community. I am literally watching it as I type, but hope you read it. She's a professor and African-American her and not just on this topic...we need more Shirleys everywhere.

More and #CAKEDAY after the jump! 

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DCA50 (East San Diego): For Politico, Jeremy B. White writes that Duncan Hunter is again trying to tie Ammar Campa-Najjar to the Palestinian Liberation Organization. 

 Congressmember Devin Nunes has a legal target beyond Twitter, which now is the Fresno Bee. Sam Stanton writes in the SacBee that the Tulare County Republican "filed a $150 million defamation suit Monday in a Virginia circuit court against the McClatchy Co. and a Virginia communications consultant described as a 'digital terrorist for hire.'"

If you're a Nunes donor, know that you're contributing to lots of attorneys fees, as he'll be on the hook for both sides in the Twitter and McClatchy cases.

2020: Livermore congressmember Eric Swalwell has announced that he is running for President, although that doesn't mean he's not running for re-election. He'll make that decision when filing time closes on December 6, which is a problem for those who might be looking at a possibly open Dem seat. The four-term member from Dublin who took on incumbent and fellow Democrat Pete Stark was on Colbert last night to announce. His central topic is guns. He is in Parkland, Florida for a town hall today.  

Hello, Gibran, I think we have another topic for Mr. Wood as the clock strikes noon.

#CAKEDAY: Happy birthday to Nicole FossierAndy Katz, and Brian VanRiper!


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Join AltaMed for an interactive discussion on Public Charge with local leaders who are familiar with the health and legal concerns of the immigrant community on April 18, 6 pm at East Los Angeles College, Recital Hall–S2, 1301 Avenida Cesar Chavez, Monterey Park, CA. Understand your rights, know which resources are available, and relieve any fears around accessing services for you and your family. RSVP:
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Deputy Director of Legislation and Regulatory Affairs (CEA-Level A) (Sacramento)

Join the California Gambling Control Commission (CGCC) Executive Team and make a statewide impact as the primary legislative and regulatory advisor. The Deputy Director of Legislation and Regulatory Affairs is responsible for the development and management of the CGCC’s legislative and regulatory program; representing the CGCC before legislators, legislative committees, the Legislative Analyst’s Office, the Governor’s Office, State control agencies, local and Tribal government, and stakeholder groups. The Deputy Director of Legislation and Regulatory Affairs advises the Commissioners and Director on legislative and regulatory matters and is influential in the construction and implementation of CGCC policies and programs.

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Take on a high-profile role in an award-winning health organization. Become a strategic advocate for the healing mission of one of the world’s most respected health systems. Take your professional expertise to the next level. UCan do all this and more at UCLA Health.

As the Associate Director of Government Relations, you will be a key member of the team that is driving strategies designed to influence public policy, promote advocacy and build relationships at the federal, state and local government levels. You will be responsible for evaluating complex issues and implementing initiatives and programs in health policy and advocacy by interacting with elected officials, legislative staff, public agency representatives as well as campus administrators, leadership and faculty. This involves collaborating closely with the UCLA Health Marketing & Communications leadership, the University of California, and relevant trade associations. The position is based on the UCLA Health campus in Los Angeles.

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Policy and Government Affairs Associate/Counsel (Oakland)

The Center for Responsible Lending is seeking a Policy and Government Affairs Associate/Counsel to join our team in Oakland, CA. As part of CRL’s State Policy Team, supporting stakeholders throughout the 50 states, the Policy and Government Affairs Associate/Counsel will work with stakeholders in California and other Western states to develop and advance strategies for legislative and regulatory reform at the state level to prevent predatory lending practices.


This position will have a significant focus on California, with responsibilities in supporting other Western states as well.

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SEIU-UHW – Political Coordinator (Oakland or Sacramento, CA)
This position is responsible for directing the work of multiple staff, contractors and member leaders in support of objectives. The Political Coordinator is responsible for strategic planning, developing programs to build and strengthen our infrastructure, and leading on issue and electoral campaigns within the union that empower our members to be a strong force at their worksites, in the legislative process, in their communities and at the ballot box. Under the supervision of the Director, the coordinator collaborates in the overall development and implementation of the department’s strategic organizational plan. For more information on the position and to apply please visit our candidate portal at
SEIU-UHW – Regional Political Organizer (Los Angeles and San Francisco, CA)
The Political/Community Regional Organizer 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
This annual event is co-sponsored by major California veterans’ organizations. Last year over 65 Assemblymembers attended the event with their veteran honoree. This year the event is open to both the Assembly and Senate to participate. This event will be held at the Sheraton Grand Hotel.


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