January Endorsements

On January 28, 2010, the Cal Berkeley Democrats endorsed four bills, ballot initiatives, and policy positions regarding both state and federal government. Members voted unanimously to support AB 656, the California Democracy Act, an end to the military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy, and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. AB 656 would place a 9.9% “severance” fee on oil companies, which drill in our lands and profit from our resources. Currently, California is the only oil-pro...
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Diverse City

Let's agree that President Obama's election was a step forward for people of color in America.  However, two stories this last week frankly remind me how lucky I am to be white, speak English, and have a name most people know how to pronounce...well, maybe not that last one.  I am privileged by "white privilege"-whether I asked to be or not. Both of these stories come out of the Southwest, an area with large Latino populations, which surprises me.  These areas have a high level of minority vi...
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Phone Bank for Equality!

Stand up and defend equality! This may be Equality Month, but the LGBT community is still under attack. For example, in Maine's election on November 3,  Question 1 will ask voters  to eliminate marriage rights for same-sex couples. This contest will come down to the wire,  and it's one we can't afford to lose. Thankfully, there is something you can do. This Saturday, the Courage Campaign, Equality California, Cal Dems, and the San Francisco Democratic Party are hosting a phone bank on ca...
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