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Assault on Abortion

Courtesy   First published online: January 3, 2017 The 338 state abortion restrictions adopted since 2010—the year antiabortion forces took control of many state legislatures and governors’ mansions—account for 30% of the 1,142 abortion restrictions enacted by states since the 1973 Supreme Court decision in Roe v. Wade. These restrictions greatly shape the landscape facing …

California Democratic Links

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Democratic and Progressive Links

These progressive website links make it easier for you to TAKE ACTION on issues that matter to you. Click on the blue names to access the website. Addicting Info is a web magazine which lists links to interesting stories of the day. Aggressive Progressives ( This site is one of the oldest progressive democratic sites in …

End of Life Option Act

The California End Of Life Option Act took effect on June 9, 2016. The law authorizes the practice of medical aid in dying, also known as death with dignity, which is NOT assisted suicide, for terminally ill, mentally capable adults who request from their physician and qualify for a prescription for life-ending medication.  Click here …

Financial Secrecy Index

The Financial Secrecy Index ranks jurisdictions according to their secrecy and the scale of their offshore financial activities. A politically neutral ranking, it is a tool for understanding global financial secrecy, tax havens or secrecy jurisdictions, and illicit financial flows or capital flight. The index was launched on November 2, 2015. In identifying the most …

Follow the Money

Here’s a great link to a new search tool on the California Secretary of State website called Power Search which lets you “Follow The Money” easier.

Gender Wage Gap

Women can’t educate their way out of the gender wage gap Courtesy, Economic Snapshot • By Elise Gould and Teresa Kroeger • March 6, 2017 Wednesday, March 8th is “A Day Without a Woman,” a national day of action where women and allies will strike from paid work, refrain from domestic work, and boycott …

Government Links

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Gun Deaths in your District

courtesy of   Find out how many people near you have died from gun violence in 2015, where your congressional representatives stand on guns — and how much money they’ve received from the gun lobby. For example, Missouri’s first district has seen more gun deaths this year than any other congressional district, while senator …

Hourly Wage Table

Courtesy of “Reframing the Minimum-Wage Debate” article by David Howell in The American Prospect, September  5, 2016

Maternity Leave Around The World

National Rent Report

The Zumper National Rent Report analyzes rental data from over 1 million active listings across the United States. Data is aggregated on a monthly basis to calculate median asking rents for the top 50 metro areas by population, providing a comprehensive view of the current state of the market. The report is based on all data available …

Retirement Insecurity

Courtesy Sarah Anderson and Scott Klinger, Institute for Policy Studies (, December 15, 2016 As working families face rising retirement insecurity, CEOs enjoy platinum pensions.  Read their report HERE  

State Rep’s Courage Score

The Courage Score grades your legislator on a scale of 0-100 to show how well they stand up for their constituents over corporations or special interest groups that seek to exploit Californians, particularly those who are poor, people of color, or disadvantaged. It conveys to what extent your California state representatives have backed the interests …

Wealth Distribution in the U.S.

November, 2012