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Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Child care providers have clearly taken note of Gov. Gavin Newsom’s plans to support early childhood initiatives. A group of 200 workers, advocates and family members are heading to the Capitol this morning in efforts to form a union and rally behind the Building a Better Early Care and Education System Act that Assemblywoman Monique Limón, D-Goleta, plans to introduce.

Providers say that programs are too expensive and that outdated laws discriminate against women of color who make up a significant portion of the workforce, yet often struggle in poverty themselves. Limón’s bill would push for better wages and benefits and expand access to care.

Monday, January 28, 2019

SACRAMENTO (CBS13/AP) – Reality TV star Kim Kardashian West was in Sacramento on Monday to advocate from criminal justice reform.

Kardashian West’s visit coincided with the “Free the Vote” campaign push to allow parolees to vote.

The proposal – introduced on Monday by Assemblymembers Kevin McCarty, Lorena Gonzalez, Sydney Kamlager-Dove and Rob Bonta – would restore the voting rights of people who have served their time and are now on parole.

Monday, January 28, 2019

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Tens of thousands of parolees would be allowed to vote under a state constitutional amendment proposed Monday by California's secretary of state and Democratic lawmakers who called it the next civil rights issue.

The proposal intended for the 2020 ballot would help nearly 50,000 felons who have served their time adjust to being back in the community, said California Secretary of State Alex Padilla and other advocates. Parolees currently are prohibited from registering to vote in local, state or federal elections.

Monday, January 28, 2019

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Tens of thousands of parolees would be allowed to vote under a state constitutional amendment proposed Monday by California's secretary of state and Democratic lawmakers who called it the next civil rights issue.

The proposal intended for the 2020 ballot would help nearly 50,000 felons who have served their time adjust to being back in the community, said California Secretary of State Alex Padilla and other advocates. Parolees currently are prohibited from registering to vote in local, state or federal elections.

Saturday, January 19, 2019

‘Women’s wave’ lends a hopeful tone at third women’s march in Sacramento

Shirley Okey, 99, of Sacramento has seen women make significant strides toward equality in her lifetime, but she wants to see more progress.

“I want fairness,” Okey said. “I want equality. I want a Senate with half women and half men.”

Dressed in pink, Okey took a bus Saturday morning from downtown retirement home Pioneer House to join the third annual women’s march. When her bus parked at the corner of 8th and Q streets, Okey descended on the wheelchair lift greeted by applause and a band playing. She bobbed her head to the music and raised her fist in the air, to cheers.

Sacramento Police estimated about 10,000 marchers participated in the event, joining thousands more in cities around the country to protest President Donald Trump’s presidency and his policies on immigration, reproductive rights and the environment, among other issues.

Saturday, January 19, 2019

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KCRA) —

Women and men of different backgrounds and ages returned to the state Capitol for the annual Women's March on Saturday.

Led by the Double X Brass Band, an all-female ensemble, thousands made the walk from Southside Park to the west steps of the Capitol, including band leader Alicia Hall, a member of the LGBTQ community.

"The more I look at the world, the more I realize they're trying to shut out our space, and we need to make room. Like, it's one of those where we're trying to make room for ourselves so we can unapologetically be ourselves," she said.

Angelica Sanchez marched with her two daughters.

"It's protecting my daughters. It's for my transgender friends, my daughters' transgender friends. It's to protect their body," she said while holding a sign that read "Brown is Beautiful." "It's just teaching my girls that, you know, our bodies belong to us. Nobody's going to stop us."

Saturday, January 19, 2019

Shirley Okey, 99, of Sacramento has seen women make significant strides toward equality in her lifetime, but she wants to see more progress.

“I want fairness,” Okey said. “I want equality. I want a Senate with half women and half men.”

Dressed in pink, Okey took a bus Saturday morning from downtown retirement home Pioneer House to join the third annual women’s march. When her bus parked at the corner of 8th and Q streets, Okey descended on the wheelchair lift greeted by applause and a band playing. She bobbed her head to the music and raised her fist in the air, to cheers.