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.@GavinNewsom understands the importance of funding violence intervention and interruption programs in California. That’s why he just committed to protect #CalVIP in the budget. We’re so grateful for his vision, compassion and leadership! #caleg
Just last week I was part of a virtual town hall with @AsmMikeGipson, @AsmJesseGabriel, @AdvancePeace, @YouthALIVE510, and @Everytown Survivor Fellow Deborah Nelson in support of #CalVIP. @GavinNewsom listened and supported this work. #caleg
Programs funded by #CalVIP have reduced homicides in California by 34–79% and are a national model for violence prevention bills in other states. Cities benefiting from CalVIP funding reduced homicides 3X more than localities without funding. These programs save lives. #caleg
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🎙LIVE FROM #SACRAMENTO, it’s #science #trivia night! Welcome to @TriviaWithBens hosted for @CapSciComm🌶️ #CapSciCommLive! Follow the game here on Twitter or dial-in for the live audio (instructions: triviawiththebens.com/trivia-night-2…) Tonight's theme: #DOGS, in honor of Floyd O'Shea [1/n]
🎙@TriviaWithBens Rules: No limit on how many people to a team—solo, with family/roommates, or virtually with friends! Come up with your team name and have a great time. Tweet selfies with your team and team name all night long by tagging @TriviaWithBens and #CapSciCommLive 🌶️!
🎙@TriviaWithBens Rules for #CapSciCommLive 🌶️: We will score answers after each round. Y'all are on your honor to score your own sheets. No checking your phone/internet or your home bookshelf for answers while playing! This isn't a Google-contest 😂🧐 triviawiththebens.com/trivia-night-2…
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I was on a panel tonight to advocate for CalVIP funding for the work of local, community-based violence intervention programs in California that identify individuals at the highest risk of shooting or being shot, and reduce violence through targeted interventions. #caleg
Programs funded by CalVIP have been credited with reducing homicides in our state by 34–79% and helped make CalVIP a national model for violence prevention legislation introduced or enacted in other states.
From 2016 to 2018, cities that received CalVIP funding had reductions in homicide that were nearly three times greater than localities that did not receive this funding. In other words, these programs save lives.
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🔭LIVE FROM SACRAMENTO, it’s #science #trivia night! Welcome to @TriviaWithBens hosted for @CapSciComm🌶️ #CapSciCommLive! Follow the game here on Twitter or find dial-in for the live audio (instructions: triviawiththebens.com/trivia-night-2…) Tonight's theme: Islam. #Ramadan Mubarak! [1/n]
🐶@TriviaWithBens Rules: No limit on how many people to a team—solo, with family/roommates, or virtually with friends! Come up with your team name and have a great time. Tweet selfies with your team and team name all night long by tagging @TriviaWithBens and #CapSciCommLive 🌶️!
🐶@TriviaWithBens Rules for #CapSciCommLive 🌶️: We will score answers after each round. Y'all are on your honor to score your own sheets. No checking your phone/internet or your home bookshelf for answers while playing! This isn't a Google-contest 😂🧐 triviawiththebens.com/trivia-night-2…
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As part of @MomsDemand’s first-ever Virtual Advocacy Day, I just spoke with @JenSiebelNewsom about the importance of talking to parents about secure gun storage given that millions of school children and college students are unexpectedly home during the coronavirus crisis. #CALeg
At least 4.6M American children live in homes with unsecured guns, meaning they're loaded, unlocked and easily accessible.

Go here for more information on how to securely store guns: besmartforkids.org #caleg
In addition, social distancing may be isolating and/or anxiety-provoking for young adults. Over 40% of teens in gun-owning homes in America report having "easy access" to those guns.

Go here for more information on how to securely store guns: besmartforkids.org #caleg
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Activism won’t stop just because we can’t go to statehouses; legislatures are still in session.

Today, @MomsDemand is hosting its first-ever Virtual Advocacy Day. We’re asking California lawmakers to increase funding for violence intervention programs to $39M. #caleg #calvip
Over 700 California volunteers (including 110 survivors of gun violence) had RSVP’d for our Advocacy Day today in Sacramento. Instead, they’ll talk to lawmakers by phone, on video, and on Twitter.

Follow along and join in using the hashtags #CAleg and #CalVIP
Technology and social media helps @MomsDemand volunteers be heard - even when we can’t show up in-person. From meetings to advocacy to getting out the vote - we have the tools to be effective online. 💪💪💪
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Activism can’t stop just because we’re social distancing. State legislatures are still in session. On Monday, @MomsDemand will host its first-ever Virtual Advocacy Day. We’ll ask California lawmakers to increase funding for violence intervention programs to $39M. #caleg #calvip
Over 700 volunteers (including 110 survivors of gun violence) had RSVP’d for our Advocacy Day in Sacramento. Gun violence is a public health crisis that kills 100 Americans every day, California @MomsDemand won’t let one public health crisis stop us from fighting another.
Technology and social media helps @MomsDemand volunteers be heard - even if we can’t show up in-person. From meetings to advocacy to getting out the vote - we have the tools to be effective online until this crisis passes. 💪💪💪
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New report by the California Policy Lab:

Can informational "nudges" about the #EITC and #CalEITC increase tax filing and claiming rates for the credits?

bit.ly/IncreasEITCs (1) Picture of Statue of Liberty on a check and text that says
The federal Earned Income Tax Credit and the California Earned Income Tax Credit (CalEITC) can provide a substantial financial boost to low-income Californians--BUT--you have to file taxes to claim them: bit.ly/IncreasEITCs (2)
In a series of randomized trials, over 1 million low-income Californians who were likely eligible for the EITCs received text messages or letters, telling them about the credits. bit.ly/IncreasEITCs #RCT (3)
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#caleg nerds who appreciate a thorough & thought-provoking cmte analysis that breaks down a wonky issue into why it really matters: I recommend Asm Judiciary's analysis of #AB1712 by @BuffyWicks for your Sun reading pleasure: leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billAnal… cc @AnandWrites #DAFs👇👇
Selected excerpts from #AB1712 @BuffyWicks analysis: #DAFs: "a donor-advised fund is a form of charitable giving whereby a donor makes a charitable contribution to a fund that is managed by a fund sponsor." /1
"While the assets in the fund are technically no longer controlled by the donor, typically, the fund sponsor permits the donor to direct the sponsor’s charitable giving activities originating with the assets in the fund." #AB1712 /2
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A San Diego man believed to be rehearsing a mass shooting of pedestrians from a downtown hotel was arrested and his guns were removed using the state’s Red Flag law (which @MomsDemand volunteers helped pass in 2014). Fourteen firearms were seized. #caleg 10news.com/news/local-new…
Since 2017, San Diego has issued over 300 Red Flag orders, more than any other county in the state, to intervene in cases of domestic violence, to prevent suicides, and with dangerous people. Police have seized over 400 guns and 80,000 rounds of ammo. thetrace.org/2019/08/red-fl…
As the mom of a kid in college in San Diego who spends a lot of time downtown in exactly this spot, I’m grateful for the lawmakers and law enforcement in California who are using the state’s strong gun laws to keep people and communities safe.
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HAPPENING NOW:

@CAgovernor is signing a series of bills to reduce gun violence in #California.

#caleg #gunviolence
.@ASM_Irwin’s signed bills will develop standards for gun violence restraining orders, extend their duration to five years, and require gun packaging to contain a warning on suicide prevention.

#EndGunViolence #caleg #CaliforniaLeadstheWay
#AB61 by @AsmPhilTing allows employers, employees or teachers request a gun violence restraining order.

“Gun violence restraining orders are a tool that have gotten major bipartisan support.” - Asm. Ting

#EndGunViolence #CaliforniaLeadstheWay
#caleg
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A protester in the Senate gallery appears to have just thrown some red liquid substance onto the floor. It hit Sen. Hurtado and landed on some of the senators’ desks. The senators have left the floor.
Other reporters heard a protester shout something about the blood of dead babies as the red liquid was thrown onto the Senate floor. I don’t think I’ve ever seen something this inappropriate in my nearly 9 years covering the #caleg.
Now the Senate sergeants are clearing everyone off the floor. The gallery has been emptied too.
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THREAD: CA organized labor has been circulating framework for how they might organize gig workers. Here's why this matters in larger context of #AB5 and #Dynamex (1)
Recap: #Dynamex ruling says more workers are employees. Gig firms like Uber/Lyft are desperate to get out from under this, because their business models rely on work-when-you-want independent contractors. Labor not budging on #AB5 to put ruling in law; Newsom said he'll sign. (2)
BUT: #AB5 not a guarantee of gig worker organizing. Feds have said these workers are not employees, breaking with SCOCA. Newsom has said this gives CA an opportunity to create a new category; labor also talking about a new California Employee category (3)
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The Raisin City School Board just voted to take disciplinary action against the superintendent who allowed a school employee to wear a mask and hold a fake gun while shaking classroom doors during an unannounced active shooter drill. #caleg fresnobee.com/news/local/edu…
After the drill when the school held an assembly where, according to witnesses, school staff who were involved in carrying out the drill were laughing and celebrating. Meanwhile, children were crying or asking to go home with stomachaches and headaches.
There’s no data showing active shooter drills are effective, but there is data showing they cause anxiety and depression in kids. Schools can opt to train adult staff, but let’s stop traumatizing our kids.

Most important, let’s keep guns away from dangerous people.
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2 separate reports of #CAleg staffers assaulting people in the CA capital on Thurs. 1 was a 15 yr old who was called “retarded” and coughed on by Asm Rubio’s staffer. Another staffer yelled “move” and shoved a mother out of her way in the hall. @GavinNewsom What say you?
Assault!? Slurs? This is thanks to ignorant rumors around the capital of the dirty unvaccinated kids that are going to kill everyone. This wouldn’t be tolerated behavior directed at anyone who actually has an illness.
It wouldn’t be tolerated if illegal immigrants were treated this way. Or members of the LGBTQ community. Or any other minority... yet somehow, the Democratic Party is allowing this treatment of THIS minority.
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This is literally the YIMBY-est year in the Legislature. Ho boy. I am reviewing all the bills that dropped today - join me. A thread. (1/x)
First up, AB 10 would increase the LIHTC by $500 million!!! leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavC…
AB 11 (also by @DavidChiu ) would bring back Redevelopment, requiring 30 percent of all taxes allocated by agencies to fund housing!
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@reporterliz 1. That's quite a crowd! I don't condone yelling, but this is what happens when people who live, work and pay taxes in a community feel blindsided and unheard. There have been other forums in the Valley where it was clear that only the #homelessindustry was given a voice
@reporterliz 2. Besides shouts of #RecallRyu, they're also calling for #CommonSense, which is sorely lacking in the entire non debate about what to do with the criminal vagrants that the #caleg keep releasing into our streets, and that @MayorOfLA and the entire City Council keep coddling.
@reporterliz @MayorOfLA 3. When an article like this -- sultanknish.blogspot.com/2018/08/the-bi… -- which discusses the salient question, "who benefits from this?" is reported as hate speech, we are no longer having a conversation. People have compassion. That's why Angelenos voted for HHH and H.
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Today is the day #CALeg votes to pass the #AB375 bill - otherwise the California Consumer Privacy Act @caprivacyorg ballot initiation moves forward.

Either would mark a huge win for Californian's #privacy rights
The most ironic thing from yesterdays public comments hearing on #AB375/@caprivacyorg:

All the industry lobbyists complaining about this "take it or leave it" #privacy deal that would prevent them from forcing consumers to take the industry's "take it or leave it" #privacy deal
Although it *was* slightly concerning that practically every assemblyman and industry representative made sure to mention that "they're looking forward to the clean-up amendments" if #AB375 does pass -- almost verbatim as if they were orchestrated by Sinclair Media
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✨The CA State Asm Governance Committee is hearing AB 2165, to MAKE ELECTION DAY A HOLIDAY this Wednesday afternoon, Apr 4!✨
#ElectionDayHoliday

California residents may submit a letter of support by faxing the committee at 916-319-3979‼️
#CAleg

leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billText…
In 2014, California had historically low voter turnout — only 42% of registered voters participated in the general election, 25% in the primary. Different reasons are cited for not voting after elections, but one of the most consistent reasons: work or school conflicts.
According to Pew Research Center, work and school conflicts were the *most* common reason that eligible voters did not vote in 2014. In fact, 35 percent of respondents answered that scheduling conflicts with work or school prevented them from getting to the polls.
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