Did you know that Dr. Martin Luther King was assassinated 53 years ago this month? April 4, 1968 in Memphis, Tennessee. He was only 39 years old. One of the central concepts to his “radical” notions of changing America to be truly a place of equality for all, was “economic justice.” There are many scholars who believe that his push for an end to economic disparity for the working poor: black, brown and white alike – specifically his push for the rights of sanitation workers – directly precipitated his murder….
Advocates for making Washington D.C. a state have been at it for about 30 years now, being blocked at every possible turn by Republicans who fear the power that this largely black voting populace could wield. The issue is back before Congress again, but now, with the influx of Democratic blood into the Senate, could it have a chance?
VOICE YOUR OPINION
You may recall our fight against Kevin McCarthy and a select few, but highly vocal local GOP’ers with deep pockets who are trying to implement wasteful and unnecessary spending on a new Visitors Center at the Bob Powers Preserve site in Lake Isabella. Advocating against that proposal does not mean we don’t want a wonderful new visitor’s center. It does mean that we advocate FOR the five other much more viable and preferable options.,,,
HELPING FIELD TEAM 6 SAVE THE WORLD
Looking back at our “To Do” list and goals for the next year (and heading into the 2022 election cycle), I believe I have found an organization that checks all the boxes. Field Team 6 is a So-Cal based organization that was the brain child of Jason Berlin, from the Code Blue and resulting Cal Blue action group that I joined up with a few years ago. …
KEV FOR PREZ
I’ve been watching Kevin a lot lately. Watching him navigate the murky post-Trump waters in DC, and I must say…
he’s doing a damn good job.
Unfortunately for us. …
To paraphrase the perennial Bill Murray favorite, “Well, it’s Gun Control. Again.” It was barely a week ago when a gunman drove all over Atlanta, Georgia, killing 8 people – mostly women, mostly Asians, in massage parlors. And then yesterday, a man whose own family stated they believe he is mentally unstable, killed ten people who were shopping in their neighborhood grocery store in Boulder, Colorado. …