Yesterday, in addition to the powerful decision protecting LGBTQ employees, the Supreme Court declined to hear a case challenging California’s so-called sanctuary law by a strong 7-2 margin. The news is a victory for pro-immigrant policymaking and means that California’s landmark California Values Act will keep improving the lives and safety of immigrant families and… Continue »

The tale of two governors captures where we are in America as we confront the coronavirus crisis.  From day one, Gov. Gavin Newsom (D-CA) has been assertive, bold, and successful in saving tens of thousands of lives. Yesterday, he kept at it, announcing a $125 million public-private fund to support undocumented immigrants in the state.… Continue »

The 2018 midterms were a momentous win for Democrats across the nation, and could not have been done without Latino turnout. A new McClatchy article by Katie Irby delves into the “push factors” getting Latino voters to the polls, including Trump’s anti-immigrant rhetoric, and whether or not the same factors will work again in 2020.… Continue »

There’s a humanitarian crisis at the border – one that the Trump administration created and refuses to help resolve. Meanwhile, the administration continues to insist that thousands of military personnel are needed in response to their manufactured crisis. Enter a more sensible voice, an incoming border state governor. In a new piece for Politico, Carla… Continue »

*** * On this week’s episode of our podcast “A is for America”, we spoke with Adriana Ruggiero, our California state director, who held an event in Los Angeles this week where advocates and experts spoke about the Latino vote in California during this year’s midterm elections. We played a segment of that event from… Continue »

Reaction to the Trump/McCarthy political strategy of fear and divisions cost California Republicans seven House seats in with significant Latino and AAPI populations Los Angeles, CA – The high price Republicans paid in the midterm elections was most evident in California where GOP House members and candidates experienced devastating losses. With Democrat T.J. Cox declaring… Continue »

This year, Democrats saw successful midterms results across the country, but that has proven to be particularly true in the nation’s most populous state. In Orange County especially, the results of the elections have inundated once-Republican areas, making the GOP more of a political idea than a reality in California. The victory of Democrat Gil… Continue »

The news that Rep. Mimi Walters (R-CA-45) has lost her re-election to Democratic challenger Katie Porter is the latest reminder of how Orange County, the former epicenter of American conservatism and Republican strength, has been transformed by the combination of Trump and Republican nativism and increased political engagement of the region’s increasingly diverse electorate. Meanwhile,… Continue »

Perhaps McCarthy Will Do for the National GOP What He Did for the California GOP Kevin McCarthy, who rose to GOP prominence as a young gun promising to elect Californian Republicans, is now ready to ascend to his new role as Leader of House Republicans. But his reputation as a force for growth in the… Continue »

Spanish version follows below. It was not a good weekend for Republicans in California. As votes from last week continue to be counted, it became clear that two more congressional districts held by the GOP were lost to Democrats. The Golden State which looks bluer and bluer even in areas that were once strongholds of… Continue »