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June 21, 2011
No one would argue that former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger had a passion for women’s . . . issues. But throughout his seven-year tenure, Arnold never made a serious and sustained effort to terminate the state’s Commission on the Status of Women. Let’s be real – it was sheer political expediency: By not messing with the Commission he didn’t risk raising “the woman issue” and the charges of sexual harassment that nearly derailed his first political campaign. Under the previous Administration of Governor Davis, the Commission was an active part of a coalition that successfully...
January 4, 2011
Across the country, the New Year means new beginnings. Here in the Golden State our former and just-sworn-in Governor Jerry Brown will bring creative and sometimes austere approaches to tackle an estimated deficit of over $25 billion . For those of us who care about health care and the social services that comprise our safety net, being prepared with our policy priorities and strategies is more important than ever. Next week, on Wednesday, January 12, many of the state’s leading health, social service and workplace advocates will come together at the California Working Families Policy Summit...