I've been surrounded by strong, hardworking women like my mother all my life.
Kevin de Leon
Unlike Washington, the California legislature has proved that cooperation is both possible and essential to successful policymaking, while stubborn absolutism will have you trailing head lice in popularity polls.
California lost its way in 1994 with Prop. 187, but that tragic episode gave birth to a new California consciousness - one that will now do everything within its power to protect our diversity and the economic power it has created.
Seniority means nothing if you don't do anything with it.
I think there's no such thing as free trade. I think there has to be fair trade.
We're planting trees to break up the concrete jungle. We're building public transportation and affordable housing.
Clean air shouldn't be a privilege dictated by where you can afford to live but a right to which we are all entitled.
We carved it in stone: no matter the place of your birth or the hue of your skin, you can live in California in safety, dignity, and, yes, sanctuary.
Recycling more plastics can help local businesses and expand jobs while supporting the goals of sustainability.
Banning plastic bags so that people use paper bags or imported reusable bags that will end up in local landfills soon thereafter is not the only solution to our plastic bag challenge.
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