Democrats and one Republican yesterday blocked a bill that would have cut some federal funding from jurisdictions that have "sanctuary city" laws.
Among hundreds of bills signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown were several providing new protections for immigrants and against racial profiling.
California will now join Oregon, Washington, Vermont, and Montana in allowing physicians to prescribe lethal medications to terminally ill patients.
Although right-wing Republicans are still scheming to shut down the federal government, at the moment their efforts seem to be faltering.
The budget standoff between right-wing Gov. Rauner and the pro-worker Democratic-run state legislature continues with no sign of an end.
On this date in 1964, a nearly $1 billion anti-poverty measure was signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson.
The bill, the Voting Rights Advancement Act, would ensure that voting rights are protected in the 2016 presidential election.
With voting rights under fire, GOP candidates have an opportunity to address the need to fix one of the nation's most important statutes.
It was dedicated activism that accomplished these measures so that the benefits of living in a modern society can be accessed by millions more people.
Unions also want to use the rallies to again push for "Medicare for all," namely government-run single-payer national health insurance.