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If nearly a million federal workers must lose pay while Congress bickers over the government shutdown, the nation’s leaders should take a hit to their pocketbooks, too, say some constituents and interest groups angered by the impasse.
While thousands of federal workers across the state and nation are furloughed during the government shutdown, 16 members of the Texas congressional delegation say they won’t accept federal paychecks.
Gov. Jerry Brown said he intends to ship an additional 6,000 additional inmantes out of state this year to comply with a court order to reduce prison overcrowding.
Gov. Jerry Brown and legislative leaders from both sides of the aisle – most of them, anyway – rolled out a plan today to satisfy a federal court order to limit the state’s prison population while avoiding the early release of thousands of prisoners. In the short term, the plan is: Lock ‘em up somewhere else.
Courage Campaign and Democracy of America, which have a combined total of 1.75 million members, have launched a petition for Visa to "step out from behind" the International Olympic Committee and voice their support for the LGBT community and condemn Russia’s "homosexual propaganda" law, according to a statement released on Thursday.
Courage Campaign and Democracy for America are demanding Visa, one of the 10 marquee sponsors of the Olympics, speak out in favor of LGBT rights before the planned Winter Olympics in Sochi.
One of California’s most prominent liberal activists – and that’s saying somethin’! – is taking a leave of absence from the group he founded in order to become Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti’s deputy chief of staff. Rick Jacobs will step back from his post as founder and chairman of the Courage Campaign, and will be replaced there by Dr. Paul Song, who has been a member of that organization’s board.
Rick Jacobs, founder of the Courage Campaign, a nonprofit focused on progressive causes, was named by Mayor Eric Garcetti as his Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations on Tuesday.
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti has named Rick Jacobs, a high-profile Democrat who raised more than $2 million to help Garcetti win the May election, one of his senior advisors at City Hall.
As bars around the world, including in West Hollywood, emptied bottles of vodka down gutters today in protest of a series of anti-gay laws enacted across Russia, calls were also renewed for the city of Los Angeles to sever its sister-city relationship with St. Petersburg.

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