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Admired Most in 2017? Barack and Hillary

Courtesy of GALLUP,� Jeffrey M. Jones, December 27, 2017 WASHINGTON, D.C. — Americans once again are most likely to name Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton as the man and woman living anywhere in the world they admire most, as they have for the past 10 years. The pair retain their titles this year, although by …

Assault on Abortion

Courtesy Guttmacher.org�� First published online: January 2, 2018 States continued their assault on abortion in 2017, with 19 states adopting 63 new restrictions on abortion rights and access. That total is the largest number of abortion restrictions enacted in a year since 2013. In addition, Iowa, Kentucky and South Carolina all moved to restrict public …

Banking Deregulation

Thursday, March 15, 2018,�� Common Dreams Next Time Wall Street Needs a Bailout, Remember the Names of These 16 Democrats: The explanation for the lawmakers’ support for the bill, said Public Citizen, isn’t hard to explain or understand: Remember these names the next time Wall Street tanks our economy and taxpayers are left to bail …

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 (Democrats.com) This site is one of the oldest progressive democratic sites in …

End of Life Option Act

Updated  May 15, 2018, courtesy of CalMatters.org A Riverside County Superior Court judge Tuesday threw out California’s landmark law allowing physicians to prescribe lethal drugs to terminally ill patients, just shy of its two-year anniversary. Judge Daniel A. Ottolia, an appointee of Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, said his order would take effect in five days. California …

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 – California

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 EPI.org, 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

White House United States Senate United States House of Representatives State Capitols California State Senate (Upper House) California State Assembly (Lower House) County Government Riverside County Board of Supervisors Riverside County District Attorney Riverside Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder Sheriff-Coroner Auditor-Controller Treasurer-Tax Collector 36th Congressional District – Congressman Raul Ruiz 56th California Assembly District – Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia …

Gun Deaths in your District

courtesy of theguardian.com � 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 (IPS-dc.org), 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 …

USA Facts (about EVERYTHING)

USAFacts is a  data-driven portrait of the American population, our government’s finances, and government’s impact on society.  They are a non-partisan, not-for-profit civic initiative and have no political agenda or commercial motive.  They provide this information as a free public service and are committed to maintaining and expanding it in the future.       …

Wealth Distribution in the U.S.

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Women of Color in Media Report

March 06, 2018 | Media, Race/Ethnicity The status of women of color in the U.S. news media 2018: full report The Women�s Media Center report� �The Status of Women of Color in the U.S. News Media 2018� offers a rare look at where women journalists of color are � and aren�t � in legacy print, …