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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.

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.

Monday, January 7, 2019

I am so proud to witness the swearing in of California's 40th Governor, Gavin Newsom. His adorable son running across the stage nearly stole the show! California is the Golden State because of its promise of a dream fulfilled. Dreams should not be further out of reach because of increased poverty. I believe Governor Newsom has the drive and constitution to take on poverty, education, health, housing, the environment, workforce development, prison reform and the other issues that are critical to the 54th Assembly District. I'm ready to get to work on ways to make California more affordable.

Son running