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Betsy Butler

In California Assembly Race, Is Union Help Not Enough To Win?

| Posted 01.09.2013 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of LA School Report. In a race that is still considered too close to call, Assemblywoman Betsy Butler is trailing h...

Who's Watching Out for Farm Workers Left Out in the Heat?

Hernan Vera | Posted 09.02.2012 | Latino Voices
Hernan Vera

Sixteen-year-old Nicholas Chavez had a summer job in 2011. But unlike many boys his age, Nicholas' summer job consisted of helping his parents pick bell peppers in the scorching fields outside Bakersfield, California.

Kathleen Miles

A Few Surprises In CA & LA Election Results | Kathleen Miles | Posted 06.06.2012 | Los Angeles

The biggest news in California's presidential primary election Tuesday? That an initiative to impose a $1-per-pack tax on cigarettes appears to have l...

Dems Look To Recapture Obama '08 Spirit

Steve Early | Posted 07.31.2012 | Politics
Steve Early

In 2008, millions of Obama-for-president volunteers got fired up about electoral politics in a way they hadn't been before. The incoming president's 1...

A Hatchet Job and California's Hottest Assembly Race

Bennet Kelley | Posted 07.25.2012 | Los Angeles
Bennet Kelley

"Torieistas" need to recognize that this seat does not belong to Sheila Kuehl, the L.A. political machine or any single group to give to Torie Osborn. The seat belongs to the diverse population that makes up the 50th Assembly district.

Wave of Voter Anger Leaves Damage, Opportunities

Hans Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Hans Johnson

It is often the least of these who have the most at stake in elections. Nov. 2, 2010, was a night of reckoning for advocates of working people, immigr...

Angelenos for Public Transportation

Joel Epstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

When the history of public transportation in LA is written, an event held on Sunday will be remembered as critical. That is the day that a diverse group of Angelenos gathered at Tom Safran's Brentwood home.

The Betsy Butler Smear: The Primary Result

Robert J. Elisberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Robert J. Elisberg

Despite all the efforts to smear her, Betsy Butler won. And not only won, but won pretty handily. Won by 50% over her next closest opponent.

The Betsy Butler Smear: It Gets Even Worse

Robert J. Elisberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Robert J. Elisberg

Evidence pointed that those doing the smearing likely included the big oil, drug and insurance companies themselves. That's the short version. But new information actually has made things even more pernicious.

Brownosaurus Rex and California's Ugly Election

Bennet Kelley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Bennet Kelley

While it is premature to declare any winners in the June 8th California primary races, one loser is already evident -- the citizens of California.

The Butler Didn't Do It

Robert J. Elisberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Robert J. Elisberg

Admire Betsy Butler's politics or not, that's a personal matter. But the attacks on her are spectacularly underhanded, venal and have no place in our life.