• Unions, Environmental Advocates Press to Reform CA Referendum Process

    Unions, environmental groups and other progressive organizations are leading the charge to reform California’s referendum process, which allows voters to repeal laws passed by the legislature. Assembly Bill 421 came about after the oil industry gathered signatures to repeal a law blocking new drilling in neighborhoods. Assemblymember Isaac Bryan, D-Los Angeles, who...
  • Gerrymandered Maps Driving Electoral Process Over the Cliff

    Peter White Ethnic Media Services New York Times columnist David Leonhardt says gerrymandering is not the biggest threat facing American democracy. Activists who are fighting against a new Jim Crow and one-party politics in nine Southern states would beg to differ. Unfair election maps are bound to produce unfair...