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BREAKING: @BurgerKing workers in San Jose are on strike after one worker was forced to work through pregnancy complications, and miscarried her pregnancy.

After returning to work, her hours have been cut to the point she made only $800/month.

This is a disgrace.
"I didn't leave because I was afraid that I was going to be yelled at or worse - I was going to lose my job. I needed this job. My husband wasn't working and we relied on my salary to ensure that we and our three children could afford our rent and groceries." Fight for $15 and a Union l...Image
Laura Reyes, striking worker at 3098 Story Rd is right: "Corporations like this need to ensure managers are trained in how to handle situations like mine." - Burger King and other global fast food corporations control the training. They should share the liability. #AB1228 #CALeg Worker holding a sign that ...
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Here's who pays more than one month security deposit at our mgmt co:

Applicants w marginal credit &/or income, who don't have a strong co-signer.

If we can't charge more than a month deposit, then we simply will not accept those applicants.

Hope #CALeg pays attention.
@RussellLowery10: Too late to do anything about this?
Just an absolutely classic example of our legislators having no understanding of unintended consequences.
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#GreatNews! #SummerEBT is coming to California, after a decade of tireless advocacy led by @fractweets and the Western Region anti-hunger community #WRAHC

#Thread 🧵 on why this is so significant to fight child #hunger..

@Jess_Bartholow @ClaireCLane @cj_wong @GutierrezItzul
Congress passed #SummerEBT #SEBT in December, and states can start operating the program in Summer 2024.

Learn more on the federal law and state options from @fractweets:

Get ready for really exciting #CAleg #CAbudget news..
@fractweets .@CASenateBudget @CASenateDems @NancySkinnerCA @SenToniAtkins @SenatorMenjivar's #CAbudget plan calls to prioritize #SummerEBT!

This is huge b/c states have to split administrative costs!…

But things get even better.. Image
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1. Hearing from constituents should always be welcome. It is called democracy. And AB 595 by @billessayli will save lives: nonprofit organizations often rescue from multiple shelters, are run by people with other jobs, and are foster-care based.
2. AB 595 would give them notice of animals needing rescue at multiple shelters without having to travel to each one while giving them time to arrange foster care and accept custody of animals before they are killed.
3. This will allow them to rescue more animals, leading to fewer animals like Bowie being killed despite rescue groups ready, willing, and able to save them. Image
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#DYK that on this day in 1854, #Sacramento became the California State Capitol? #SD8

Check out this 🧵courtesy of #TeamAshby and
@AlexCVassar at @CAStateLibrary Image
Other cities in #California that have served as capitals are:

Monterey (1774-1849)
San Jose (1849-1851)
Vallejo (1852-1853)
Benicia (1853-1854)
San Francisco (1862)

Of course, here in #SD8, Sacramento is our favorite! Image
The Assembly Chambers are decorated in green to remind people of the fields (the Assembly had the role of House of Commons.)

The Senate is decorated in red, since that’s the color used by the House of Lords in England (the upper house.) Image
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The wealth taxes and high net worth individual taxes rolling out today.🧵#statetax
1. California: a two-tier wealth tax on the worldwide wealth (tangible and intangible, financial and non-financial) of high net worth individuals (1% > $50 million, 1.5% > $1 billion). #caleg #capolitics #wealthtax
2. Connecticut: a surtax of up to 20% on capital gains income for the highest earners, plus a higher CIT and a digital advertising tax. #ctpolitics #ctleg #wealthtax
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I mentioned it before, but this is me finally doing it: creating a #thread of podcasts focused on #CALeg, #CABudget, and the Capitol Community in general.

Let me know what I missed 😊
Since folks seem receptive to the podcast #thread, here is an off-shoot for general resources that might be floating around.

Feel free to add to this as well!
My dear frienemy @PacoTorresCA developed a CROWDSOURCED document tracking chiefs/LDs/schedulers.…
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I’m in Sacramento today on behalf of @MomsDemand to thank members of the California General Assembly for their incredible work this legislative session - it’s one of the best years for progress on gun safety in the state’s history. #caleg ImageImageImage
This year, California has taken action on ghost guns, marketing firearms to minors, cracking down on unlicensed manufacturers, holding the largely unchecked firearms industry accountable for dangerous practice. #caleg Image
They also passed several first-of-their-kind bills, including requiring all schools in California to send information home every year to parents about how to keep firearms securely stored, and one allowing citizens to enforce California’s assault weapons and ghost gun laws.
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DYK CA allows its jails to hand people to @ICEgov for deportation *after* their sentence is over? It does! And, as our latest research shows, that policy is rooted in anti-Asian racism.

A 🧵on our report + why the #VISIONAct can help undo the harm: 1/10
The #VISIONAct, which CA Senate will vote on w/in weeks, would protect immigrants from the horrors of deportation by stopping all transfers to @ICEgov.

A couple of key points on why we our research shows it should be passed 👇 2/10
Tying immigration enforcement to criminal convictions has a sordid, racist history. The country’s first deportation laws were rooted in anti-Asian racism.

Sadly, California legislators played a key role in developing these laws. 3/10
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CA Bishops Respond to Dobbs v. Jackson Supreme Court Ruling

#RoeVWade #CAleg #CaliforniaCatholics
The California Catholic Conference of Bishops is fervently committed to ensuring women in California know they are supported and that there are options when facing an unplanned pregnancy.
We challenge lawmakers to provide equitable assistance and commit new funding and resources for maternity and childcare. California needs to be a #sanctuary for women, children, and families struggling to thrive in our state over those seeking #abortions.
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.@johnmyers on #CABudget “Keep an eye on an effort in this month’s state budget negotiations to boost funding for voter awareness efforts...Supporters believe it’s a key step toward actually getting people to cast the ballots..." 1/7 🧵…
To increase voter participation for underrepresented groups including youth and people of color, combat mis and dis-information, and create a more representative democracy, we must ensure widespread public awareness of new opportunities to participate in CA elections 2/7
Thank you @AsmMikeFong & @AsmAguiarCurry for championing the $85m #CALeg #CABudget voter ed & outreach ask! Cc: @CASOSVote @DrWeber4CA. Read about the #CABudget ask made to @GavinNewsom @PhilTing @NancySkinnerCA @sydneykamlager here:… 3/7
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There's a good chance your boss knows you're reading this tweet and they'll know if you click on the news article. Even worse, that data can be used to exploit workers. It's 2022 and it's past time to fix that.
#CALeg, pass #AB1651!
"the bill would require employers to give workers advance notice about any monitoring technology that was being used to track them.
#AB1651 #WorkerPrivacyNow…
"Employers would also be banned from monitoring workers on personal devices or after hours, and workers would be able to view and correct data about"
#AB1651 #WorkerPrivacyNow…
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PG&E political power @ work:

“Gov. @GavinNewsom has decided that PG&E is going to continue, and so we're going to have to deal with PG&E in our community,” said Sonoma DA Ravitch, who called the deal “doing the best that we could under the circumstances.”…
After the announcement, Ravitch suggested @ABC10 do a story on @PGE4Me’s influence in Sacramento.

I told her we had. Many times.

Like when we asked @GavinNewsom about taking PG&E 💰 after its 2016 felony convictions. He called it a “strange question.”👇…
Or when @ABC10’s #FirePowerMoney listed each member of the 80% supermajority of #CAleg who did the same:…
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2022 California Housing Legislation - over 100 bills this year.
More details:…
Details in thread! 1/
#CALeg California Housing Legislation Highlights as of March 27, 20
More bills this year on limiting wildfire risk:
#SB1292 from @HenrySternCA: Allows cities to limit housing in fire zones & replacing the zoned capacity elsewhere. For every unit of removed from a fire zone, 2 units of capacity must be added elsewhere.…
Sharon @quirk_silva has several housing bills this year.… including one that's wildfire related:
#AB2705 Fire hardening & retrofitting standards. Also provides funding for hardening 300,000 homes in very high fire hazard zones.…
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📢 OUT NOW: Statewide Housing Plan – comprehensive roadmap that tracks progress toward >2.5M homes required to be planned for across CA.

It will take us all – state, localities, partners – to create an affordable, equitable #CAForAll. 1/

In 4 yrs #CALeg & @CAGovernor have pushed forward unparalleled housing investments & policies – many implemented in the midst of a pandemic – & more intentionally focused on racial equity.

The #CAHousingPlan shows these efforts underway moving us from IDEA ▶️ PLAN ▶️ ACTION. 2/
The #CAHousingPlan seeks to help everyone from residents to legislators get a full picture of our housing challenges & solutions. It leverages digital tools to produce a dynamic “living” plan w/ interactive features to track progress & outcomes, & keep Californians informed. 3/
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Threads on Leticia's and her coworkers fights at @jackbox
"I know that the issues we faced at my restaurants are in many others in CA. I know there are workers right now who are not getting their breaks, who are having some of their wages stolen.I know that we need #AB257" Leticia Reyes

Read about AB 257: #CAleg
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Last wk was the 2021 #CALeg bill deadline. I'm proud to say 4 of my bills are headed to the Gov's desk for consideration!

#AB1405 adds essential guardrails to the debt settlement industry—protecting consumers from bad actors & harmful business…
#AB1455 provides the survivors of those sexually assaulted by law enforcement officers, more time to seek a civil claim w/out fear of intimidation or retribution. It allows victims up to ten years after such a law enforcement officer is no longer employed, to file a civil claim.
#AB518 will move CA toward a more progressive criminal justice system, by restoring judges' discretion to choose sentences that best fits when multiple offenses are committed during a single act. This allows for fairer sentences—rather than just always forcing the strictest one.
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Big housing day in #CALeg as Assembly poised to take up #SB9, big duplex bill by @SenToniAtkins
Last year's version of Pro Tem's duplexes bill, SB 1120, ignominiously died for lack of time after Asm passed it too late for Senate to take final vote.

This time they're not waiting as long
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Look for SB 9 (Atkins) to be amended next week to include an owner-occupancy requirement. #CALeg
Applicant for lot split would be required to sign an affidavit stating intent to occupy one of the units as primary residence for 3 years.
Pro Tem Atkins, with this amendment, is making a good faith effort to address legitimate concerns raised in historic communities of color about potential loss of homeownership opportunities in these neighborhoods.
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ICYMI: The Healthy California for All Commission had another meeting last week, and a lot was discussed. Check out this thread for a quick recap of the good, the bad, and the ugly! Make sure to read the whole thread for links to get more involved! #CaLeg #AB1400 #CalCare
For those who don't know, The Healthy California for All Commission, chaired by the Secretary of @CHHSAgency, exists to discuss options for universal health care in California. It's scheduled to deliver a report with recommendations in early 2022 #CaLeg #AB1400 #CalCare
First was a discussion about Vermont’s attempts to implement single payer, led by @GovPeterSchumlin, which confirmed what we already knew: the resistance to single payer will be fierce even amongst Dem legislators, and it will take a mass movement to win #CaLeg #AB1400 #CalCare
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Policy can be hard to explain on Twitter, but #AB1139 is trying to tackle an important issue so let's give it a shot.

#CA chose in the 90s to invest in & encourage consumer #solar energy to meet power demand, lower prices by increasing supplies & achieve environmental goals. 1/
Whenever new tech comes out & there are no economies of scale, it’s often expensive. In the 80s my Ma was PISSED when Dad came home with microwave. He spent almost $500. Now you can buy one for under $60. /2…
Solar is no different. That's why CA chose to create a local solar sharing program, called net metering, for people who were willing to install rooftop solar and share surplus power with their neighbors. Even with net metering, however, solar was still out of reach for many. /3
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GREAT NEWS: Amid growing threats around homemade "ghost guns," both California AND Nevada just advanced bills to prevent the dangerous spread of these untraceable & unregulated firearms.

Thank you to @sandra4nv, @AsmCottie, @ca_brady & Brady Nevada! #EndGunViolence #CAleg #NVLeg
More on the California ghost gun bill here, led by @AsmCottie.

“If it looks like a gun, and shoot like a gun, it’s a gun. Closing [the ghost gun] loophole is simple common sense.” #CAleg @ca_brady @bradybuzz…
And here is the crucial Nevada bill, led by October 1 survivor @sandra4nv.

“What we want to do is make sure that we’re closing that loophole. That we’re not allowing someone who can’t pass a background check the ability to purchase a ghost gun.” #NVleg…
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I notice that @gavinnewsom didn't mention FL when talking about death rates. But definitely threw shade at Cuomo with New York's. #StateOfTheState
Ooh, now @GavinNewsom calls recall proponents a distraction
WTF is up with this Hollywood Squares clapping seals BS? #StateOfTheState
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Governor @GavinNewsom: I am writing to you today to ask you to cease any consideration of Assemblymember Rob Bonta for appointment to Attorney General.

Mr. Governor, I worked in a #CALeg office riddled with sex abuse & exploitation.
The 3 married men at the top of the food chain in my Legislative office, including the Legislator, used power in an attempt to gain sexual advantage over young women in & around the workplace. My abuse started as an entry-level staffer: It irreparably harmed my health & wellbeing
It was made crystal clear to me that if I ever spoke up about what was taking place in our office -- and the Capitol, to a greater extent -- that my job, safety, livelihood, future prospects & reputation would be in jeopardy. My abuser delivered that msg personally, but also had
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