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Harnessing the Power of the Public for Bold Change

Lenore Anderson | Posted 02.13.2017 | Crime
Lenore Anderson

Today marks the five-year anniversary of the founding of Californians for Safety and Justice, an advocacy organization seeking to replace prison and j...

California Can Stop Trump's Wall With An Environmental Lawsuit

The Huffington Post | Mary S Papenfuss | Posted 01.10.2017 | Politics

California’s lieutenant governor has warned that the state can use an environmental lawsuit to block President-elect Donald Trump’s efforts to bui...

California Just Got Even Tougher On Guns

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 11.09.2016 | Politics

Californians voted Tuesday to pass Proposition 63, a sweeping gun control measure that will bolster the state’s already substantial restrictions on ...

Is Colin Kaepernick To Racial Justice What Gavin Newsom Was To Gay Marriage?

Terry Connelly | Posted 10.11.2016 | Politics
Terry Connelly

Kaepernick and his brothers and sisters will continue to have a reason to protest, as firmly and peacefully as Newsom did, against complacency and indifference.

Musical Chairs Galore, Should CA Sen. Feinstein Retire

Dave R. Jacobson | Posted 08.30.2016 | Politics
Dave R. Jacobson

With all the boundless coverage of the 2016 Presidential Super Bowl battle between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, we know the last thing you want to think about is the 2018 election. But the cold hard reality is that there's another election cycle coming down the pike, and it'll be here before we know it.

Gavin Newsom Explains Why Lawmakers Shouldn't Be Neutral On Marijuana Legalization

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 07.28.2016 | Politics

PHILADELPHIA ― Gavin Newsom is a little tired of being the only state official in California to fully endorse legalizing recreational marijuana. S...

Gavin Newsom: Peter Thiel Doesn't Make Up For Anti-LGBT Mike Pence

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 01.05.2017 | Politics

PHILADELPHIA ― California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom took on the Republican Party’s anti-LGBT hypocrisy Wednesday during remarks at the Democratic Nati...

The Moment Donald Trump Made Freddie Mercury Roll Over In His Grave

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 07.19.2016 | Queer Voices

Oh, the irony. The GOP just unveiled its most anti-LGBT policy platform ever ― and then welcomed Donald Trump to the Republican National Convention...

California Voters To Consider New Gun Control Measures In November

The Huffington Post | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 06.24.2016 | Politics

A gun-control proposal that would require background checks for ammunition sales and ban high-capacity magazines has collected enough valid signatures...

Friday Talking Points -- It's My Party and I'll Cry If I Want To

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.06.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

It's been a pretty momentous week in the history of American politics, folks. The Republican Party is going to nominate Donald Trump to run for the highest office in the land. Politics and entertainment are now one.

Kate Kendell Talks NCLR Palm Springs Event and LGBT Equality (AUDIO)

Charlotte Robinson | Posted 03.23.2016 | Queer Voices
Charlotte Robinson

This year NCLR is honoring two political pioneers who have played significant roles in our LGBT community's advancements.

My 2015 'McLaughlin Awards' [Part 2]

Chris Weigant | Posted 12.23.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Let's get on with the remaining 2016 best and worst awards. One warning: it's a very long column, so we encourage readers to pace themselves.

Hear An Impassioned Case For Raising The Minimum Wage On 'Real Time'

The Huffington Post | Lily Karlin | Posted 11.22.2015 | Comedy

California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom visited "Real Time with Bill Maher" on Friday night to discuss the importance of raising minimum wage in his state. ...

Gavin Newsom Wants California Voters To Take On The NRA

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 01.05.2017 | Politics

California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) proposed a ballot measure on Thursday that would bolster the state's gun laws and give California's voters a chan...

Huckabee Compares Gavin Newsom To Kentucky Clerk, Sparks Twitter War

The Huffington Post | Lydia Oconnor | Posted 01.05.2017 | Politics

California Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom (D) and GOP presidential candidate Mike Huckabee sparred on Twitter on Sunday night after Huckabee compare...

Moving Los Angeles

Joel Epstein | Posted 08.11.2016 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

Changes in the way we think about mobility is continuing to happen in Los Angeles because the old models of moving people around the region are severely limited and are not doing the trick for a growing number of us.

Capturing the Untold Personal Stories from Four Decades of Fighting for Marriage

Matt Baume | Posted 07.14.2016 | Queer Voices
Matt Baume

It's almost too incredible to believe: it took under 50 years for us to go from the Stonewall Riots, the foundation of the modern LGBT equality movement, to national marriage equality. How did that happen -- and who's responsible?

The Kindness of Strangers

John Ireland | Posted 07.02.2016 | Queer Voices
John Ireland

I am sure the coming weeks will deliver many reports of the ugliness that is happening in this cultural shift. Those abusing the power of their positions as elected and appointed officials may claim moral high ground, but I expect they will quickly learn they are in the wrong profession.

Real Criminal Justice Reform Requires Listening to Those Most Commonly Impacted by Crime

Lenore Anderson | Posted 05.22.2016 | Crime
Lenore Anderson

Growing political unity on the Left and Right on the need for criminal justice reform is an important development. But if bipartisanship fails to incorporate the experiences and voices of those previously ignored, it won't lead to the breakthrough we need.

See How New Google-like Tool Empowers Advocacy Orgs

Sam Blakeslee | Posted 05.18.2016 | Politics
Sam Blakeslee

Think of it as a searchable, sharable video engine for California government. It's like C-SPAN, Google, and Facebook for politics all rolled into one. Too often well-financed groups have the inside track in Sacramento for funding and policy. Thanks to students at the Institute for Advanced Technology and Public Policy (IATPP) at Cal Poly, this has changed.

California Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom Should Run for President

Bill Katovsky | Posted 06.09.2015 | Politics
Bill Katovsky

In May 2006, I wrote a column for Huffington Post entitled: "SF Mayor Gavin Newsom for President." I was half-joking then, but nearly nine years later, I am completely serious.

Carly Schwartz

Why California Is The 'Worst Of All Worlds' When It Comes To Marijuana

HuffingtonPost.com | Carly Schwartz | Posted 03.27.2015 | Politics

California has the oldest and largest legal marijuana market in the country, bringing in $1.3 billion a year. It's also the least regulated, allowing ...

'Green News Report' - March 24, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.24.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Get out your popcorn - Climate change-denying Sen. Ted Cruz is running ...

Mollie Reilly

Newsom Takes First Step Toward Running For California Governor

HuffingtonPost.com | Mollie Reilly | Posted 02.11.2015 | Politics

SAN FRANCISCO -- California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) announced Wednesday that he is opening a committee to run for governor in 2018, taking his first...

While Jerry Brown Focuses On Term 4 Challenges, a Senate Race Starts to Shape Up

William Bradley | Posted 02.07.2015 | Politics
William Bradley

For the first time since the first George Bush was president, California Democrats are having a competition for a seat in the U.S. Senate. And the early leader is the only candidate on the 2010 statewide Democratic ticket who nearly didn't win.