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

Thursday, June 14, 2018

By Assemblymember Sydney Kamlager-Dove

The Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD) Board of Trustees is an enigmatic local political animal. As quiet as it is kept, this board plays a vital role in the economic safety and development of our community. LACCD is the largest community college district in the nation. It oversees nine colleges across the county, educates over 200,000 students, employs over ten thousand women and men and controls a $6 billion taxpayer-approved budget. It is a quiet, but effective little economic engine that supports student transfers into four-year institutions, vocational training programs that lead directly to employment opportunities and thousands of jobs through its bond construction program. As of last Friday, the LACCD Board has absolutely no African-American representation on the Board of Trustees.