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About Orlando: Shut Up And Vote

Lisa Schultz | Posted 06.14.2016 | Impact
Lisa Schultz

So I would like to ask one thing of every single person that is heartbroken about what happened in Orlando -- take the :30 you spent sending prayers to those affected by yesterday's massacre and multiply it by 1,000 and spend that time actively campaigning to fix our broken system and elect leaders that will make the right decisions when the bullets are flying -- not just in the United States, but around the world.

If Black Lives Matter, Then Black Votes Count

Sebastian Ridley-Thomas | Posted 05.17.2016 | Los Angeles
Sebastian Ridley-Thomas

The California Community Foundation and Public Policy Institute of California hosted an annual Speakership Series on California's Future last week in Los Angeles.

From Carter To California: Automatic Registration Is The New Endgame For Elections

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 09.22.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Jimmy Carter took office in 1977 with the conviction that it should be easier for citizens to register to vote. To accomplish ...

Tens Of Thousands Of Californians Are About To Get Their Voting Rights Restored

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 08.05.2015 | Politics

SAN FRANCISCO -- Tens of thousands of California residents will soon have their voting rights restored as the state drops its appeal of a ruling that ...

California May Copy Colorado, Oregon And Washington With All-Mail Election System

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 06.11.2015 | Politics

California could become the fourth state to mail all registered voters a ballot ahead of Election Day if Secretary of State Alex Padilla's wishes are ...

How the Ferguson Protests Convinced Me We Don't Need Cell Phone Kill Switches

Mike Montgomery | Posted 10.27.2014 | Technology
Mike Montgomery

The government's quick willingness to shut down communications is what got me (and others) thinking about the kill switch. It makes it very easy for police to simply shut down all cell phones using the technology to stifle coverage and communication.

CA Could Lose Millions Of Unspent Stimulus Funds

| Will Evans | Posted 10.02.2011 | Los Angeles

This article comes to us courtesy of California Watch. By Will Evans As Congress hammers out a debt deal that likely will mean huge cuts to stat...

Taberna -- Upscale Mexican Food in Beverly Hills

Jay Weston | Posted 09.07.2011 | Los Angeles
Jay Weston

I've been advocating for years that an upscale, elegant Mexican restaurant would do well in Beverly Hills/West Los Angeles. Now my wish has been answered... in spades.

Food Lobby Mobilizes, As Soda Tax Bubbles Up

HuffPost Investigative Fund | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

By Christine Spolar, Huffington Post Investigative Fund and Joseph Eaton, Staff Writer, Center for Public Integrity Washington lobbyists have been en...