By Congresswoman Barbara Lee Since taking the oath of office, President Obama has achieved a lot, at home and abroad. He brought our economy back from the brink of a great depression, reduced [...]
The Martin Luther King, Jr. Freedom Center has mobilized 29 high school students and six college interns in Kern County, California for the month of July to be involved in an intensive voter education and [...]
Attorney General Kamala D. Harris is backing Assembly Bill 2466 would ensure state law reflects a recent Superior Court ruling restoring voting rights to individuals serving time under community supervision.
Experts, advocates and lawmakers gathered on Tuesday to discuss changes to California’s bail system, which often requires defendants to pay a fee upfront in order to be released while their case is pending.
The Oakland City Council voted unanimously on Tuesday to support a resolution urging state lawmakers and Governor Jerry Brown to repeal or modernize the Costa-Hawkins Rental Housing Act, which prohibits rent protections for housing built [...]
In the battle for the open 9th district seat in the State Senate, Democrats Sandré Swanson and Nancy Skinner will face a rematch in November. Skinner won 47 percent of the vote while Swanson received [...]
The Oakland City Council unanimously backed a resolution this week urging the state of California to create a process to erase criminal records for cannabis-related offenses and to remove restrictions that prohibit offenders from participating [...]
The California Senate Wednesday approved and sent to the California Assembly a proposed law by Senator Loni Hancock to increase environmental reviews for a plan that would allow Oakland to become the largest coal exporter [...]
By Troy Williams If you are interested in seeing a change in our criminal justice system, believe that children in the system should be treated differently than adults or that sick and disabled seniors [...]
Congresswoman Barbara Lee will discuss overcoming barriers for the formerly incarcerated to vote and find jobs at next week’s Post Salon. Troy Williams, former San Quentin inmate, will respond.