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In the wake of the Route 91 Harvest festival shooting, the California State Teachers’ Retirement System announced Wednesday it will consider divesting its holdings in sellers of military-style assault weapons, ammunition, bump stocks and other such items banned in the state.

CalSTRS investment committee chairman Harry Keiley directed staff to research how to withhold the retirement system’s $213 billion in investable assets from investment in both wholesale and retail weapons sellers.

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The League of Women Voters of San Luis Obispo County received the “Strengthening Democracy” Award at the League of Women Voters of California State Convention in Sacramento, held in June. The award was given in recognition of the local League’s campaign to promote civil discourse at public meetings and in political discussion.

 

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June 25, 2017

The League of Women Voters of Butte County earned awards for Effective Community Engagement and High Visibility at the League of Women Voters of California Convention on June 3 in Sacramento. The two awards honored voter service the league conducted during the 2016 election year.

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June 23, 2017

Federal immigration policies and enforcement have taken an aggressive shift in recent months, including Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents making arrests at public facilities such as schools and courthouses. These policies and practices are not only devastating for the individuals and families being targeted, but they will also make our communities less safe and less prosperous. Senate Bill 54 by Senate President pro Tem Kevin de León is a crucial step toward protecting California values.

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June 9, 2017

Weeks after voters passed Proposition 54, the California Legislature Transparency Act last November, the state Assembly declared its intention to flout one of the key parts of the initiative: the requirement that the final text of a bill be printed and posted online at least 72 hours before it is passed. Assembly leaders asserted that the mandate didn’t apply to resolutions because they don’t have the force of law, or to final votes in the Assembly if the bill has yet to be approved by the Senate.

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June 4, 2017

The free and fair exercise of our right to vote is the foundation of our democracy and the American experiment. Too often we take our right for granted, forgetting how groundbreaking it was when voting was enshrined in our founding documents, and how hard we have had to fight to protect and gradually expand that right to all Americans, including women and people of color.

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June 12, 2017

California lawmakers introduced legislation Monday that would allow $465 million in higher payments for doctors and dentists who provide publicly funded care.

The proposal is outlined in a budget bill and may reflect an agreement between Gov. Jerry Brown and top legislative leaders on a key sticking point in budget negotiations. But neither top lawmakers nor Brown commented on the proposal.

 

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May 15, 2017

The League of Women Voters of California and other voter advocacy groups filed a lawsuit in federal court against the California Department of Motor Vehicles because it failed to offer voter registration opportunities to millions of Californians, as required by the National Voter Registration Act.

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May 17, 2017

Four voting groups are suing California government officials, alleging violation of federal law.

The League of Women Voters of California, Acce Institute, California Common Cause and National Council of La Raza filed a complaint May 9 in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California against Transportation Secretary Brian P. Kelly, Motor Vehicles Director Jean Shiomoto and California Secretary of State Alex Padilla, alleging they violated and continue to violate the 1993 National Voter Registration Act.

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