Gavin Newsom
yesterday at 22:55. Facebook
For me, Proposition 64 was never about being able to smoke marijuana, it was about how the War on Drugs has unfairly targeted minorities and the economically disadvantaged. Billions of dollars that could be going into childcare and healthcare are being wasted on police overtime, buy-bust programs and incarceration. I'm proud to say that in California we are looking to put an end to that and...
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The Reefer Revolution: Democratic Rising Star Gavin Newsom Explains Passing Prop 64 With the Music Industry's Help

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Gavin Newsom
yesterday at 21:37. Facebook
EPA nominee Scott Pruitt won't commit to CA's right to set its own vehicle pollution standards. Apparently "states rights" is just a catch phrase that only applies when convenient. CA's leading standards have helped cut greenhouse gas emissions by nearly a third since 2009. Seems like this should be something to emulate, not attack.

Trump's EPA pick casts doubt on California's power to regulate auto emissions

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Gavin Newsom
yesterday at 21:17. Facebook
Thank you for your grace, class, patience, determination, leadership, and commitment to progress. You will be missed.
Gavin Newsom
01/18/2017 at 22:12. Facebook
WATCH: President Obama speaks about his daughters and his hope for the U.S. in his final press conference. "I believe in this country, I believe in the American people. I believe people are more good than bad...I think at the end of the day if we work hard and are true to those things in us that feel true and right, the world gets a little better each time."
Gavin Newsom
01/18/2017 at 20:45. Facebook
The hottest year on record has gone from: 2014 ➡ 2015 ➡ 2016.
Meanwhile: Trump has claimed that climate change is a hoax and fills his cabinet with climate change deniers.

2016 hottest year ever recorded – and scientists say human activity to blame

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Gavin Newsom
01/18/2017 at 02:05. Facebook
Betsy DeVos has a long history of supporting anti-gay causes -- including donating hundred of thousands to an organization that supports conversion therapy. Conversion Therapy is not about "praying away" anything, it is the emotional torture against our children -- telling them that, if they want to live, they have to lie -- about who they are, and who they love.

Trump's education pick says reform can 'advance God's Kingdom'

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Gavin Newsom
01/17/2017 at 21:04. Facebook
This Saturday, Jennifer Siebel Newsom and I will be joining women and men across the country to demand better representation for all. Join us as we begin the march forward to let our leaders know that we are not a country that stands for misogyny, hate, or racism, and that we believe in equality for everyone, no matter what they look like or who they love. #MarchingForward
Gavin Newsom
01/16/2017 at 18:10. Facebook
The freedom and opportunities we enjoy are built on those that came before us. On this day, we remember those that stood up to power in the name of what was right and true. We must continue to push toward justice & equality for all.
Gavin Newsom
01/15/2017 at 17:47. Facebook
Healthcare should be a basic human right. The ACA has allowed 3,826,000 Californians to gain coverage. We can't let Congress take that away. #Fight4OurHealth
Gavin Newsom
01/15/2017 at 01:00. Facebook
The reduction of our state's gun violence rate is a model for the nation. We are resilient, flexible, and well prepared for any effort by the NRA and the President-elect to make California a Wild West again.

How California is already mobilizing for war against Trump's worst policies

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Gavin Newsom
01/14/2017 at 21:39. Facebook
California is not immune to the Congressional Republicans' plan for Planned Parenthood. Planned Parenthood affiliates in California stand to lose over $260 million, affecting about 90% of the patients they serve. We must demand federal funding continue. #IStandWithPP

California is friendly territory, but a national defunding push worries Planned Parenthood

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Gavin Newsom
01/14/2017 at 16:51. Facebook
John Lewis' "talk" has changed our country, and for that we thank him. He is an American hero who has committed his life to the fight for equality. #goodtrouble
Gavin Newsom
01/14/2017 at 16:34. Facebook
John Lewis is a great American hero who sacrificed pain and his own blood for what was right. He has had courage when so many others have not, and has stood up against injustice and demanded equality. He is the image of compassion, dignity, and bravery and has risked his life for the sake of others. On Martin Luther King, Jr. weekend, let us remember that.
Gavin Newsom
01/13/2017 at 15:26. Facebook
Powerful moment last night: a former GOP Reagan and Bush campaigner stands up at Ryan town hall & shares his story as a cancer survivor about how the #ACA saved his life.
Gavin Newsom
01/13/2017 at 05:29. Facebook
‪"Take all that you have seen, the people you have met, the lessons you have learned, and let that help guide you in making positive change. We have no doubt you will."

The Bush Sisters Write a New Letter to the Obama Daughters

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In case you didn't use all your tears during President Obama's Farewell Address... here's our First Lady surprising people who are giving her their goodbyes!
This is who we want in charge? Ben Carson has said he thinks housing protections for LGBT people are "extra rights."

Carson: No 'extra rights' for gay Americans

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Important to watch -- Anderson Cooper holds KellyAnne Conway accountable for her (and the PEOTUS) comments as Trump claims CNN to be "fake news". One of the many reasons why the press is so important -- we must keep everyone accountable.
Sen. Jeff Sessions has consistently blasted efforts to ensure equality and ban discrimination of the LGBT community. His record is truly appalling. We must stand against his nomination. [ Hrc.org Link ]
Have some great memories here growing up. Wish I had gotten the opportunity to bring my kids to see CA's "tunnel tree" -- sad to see this treasure go!

Iconic Sequoia 'Tunnel Tree' Brought Down By California Storm

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