The Story of Betty Yee

Originally posted on AAPI Democratic Club:

The California Young Democrats’ Asian and Pacific Islander Caucus had the chance to interview California State Controller Candidate Betty Yee! See below for the full interview transcript.

The CYD API Caucus had the opportunity to interview an API leader caught in one of the most contentious races for Controller in modern history, Board of Equalization…

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Ingenious Toronto Anti-Littering Ads Spell Out Snarky Descriptors for Litterbugs Using Cleverly Arranged Trash

Sep 10 - Cindy Cohn - Is the NSA Reading YOUR Emails?

Sep 10 - Cindy Cohn - Is the NSA Reading YOUR Emails?

American Constitution Society 350

American Constitution SocietyJoin the American Constitution Society and the ACLU on September 10th for an exciting conversation about the extent of NSA surveillance and what we can do about it.

Cindy Cohn, Legal Director and General Counsel of the Electronic Frontier Foundation will be speaking about the NSA intrusion into the lives of ordinary citizens and about the legal strategies which are under way to fight back to…

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Sep 6 - Meet & Greet in OB for Kevin Beiser, Running for School Board

Sep 6 - Meet and Greet Kevin Beiser Running for School Board

Kevin Beiser

Kevin BeiserPlease join Jane Gawronski to support Kevin Beiser, president of the San Diego Unified School Board of Trustees.

This is NOT a fundraiser, it is an opportunity for folks to meet Kevin and pick up a lawn sign.

Saturday, Sep 6th
1:00-2:00 pm

At the home of Jane Gawronski
4867 Coronado Avenue
San Diego, CA 92107

This is not a fundraiser, but you can contribution online at www.KevinBeiser.c…

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Scott Peters and Military Veterans

Our VP, Mike Johnson is featured in Scott Peters’ new advert on budgets. Please share with your friends and colleagues.

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A new Pew Research Center analysis of media coverage of the event and subsequent protests finds that the story emerged on Twitter before cable, but the trajectory of attention quickly rose in tandem, peaking on both mediums the day after two journalists were arrested and protests turned more violent.

Also of note:

  • MSNBC devoted far more time to the story than its top competitors Fox News and CNN
  • The Twitter conversation about Ferguson popped much more quickly than the conversation about Trayvon Martin

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(via mediamattersforamerica)


Junot Diaz, Ken Chen, Dawn Davis and Johnny Temple are just a few of the voices in the second installment of Lynn Neary’s series on diversity in publishing. (Here’s the first, and here’s the Pew study mentioned above.)

You can join the conversation on Twitter and Facebook using the hashtag #whoisgettingpublished, or send us a story of your own experience here.

(via npr)


By Raphael Majma, Sean Herron, Noah Manger, Victor Diaz Zapanta, and Amos Stone

Campaign finance information is not very approachable, even when made available as open data. The laws that regulate how money can be spent around elections are important to our democracy, but sometimes it’s…

"American medicine is the best in the world when it comes to providing high-tech care. If you have an esoteric disease, you want to be in the United States. God forbid you have Ebola, our academic medical centers are second to none. But if you have run-of-the-mill chronic diseases like congestive heart failure or diabetes, the system is not designed to find you the best possible care. And that’s what has to change."

Dr. Sandeep Jauhar

Dr. Jauhar’s book is called Doctored: The Disillusionment of An American Physician

(via nprfreshair)


CNN’s Brian Stelter “strongly” suggested “you not take … medical advice” from Fox. He has a point there.

1. Dr. Keith Ablow: Michelle Obama “needs to drop a few” before giving advice on nutrition.

Fox News’ “resident psychiatrist” suggested that the first lady is too overweight to be a credible voice on school nutrition.

2. Dr. Ben Carson: Obamacare is more damaging than 9/11, and the worst thing since slavery.

Yeah. He really said that.

Read the full post here.