Publicly Owned Open-Source Paper Ballot Voting System funding passes San Francisco Budget Committee!

Publicly Owned Open-Source Paper Ballot Voting System funding passes San Francisco Budget Committee! In the past few months we’ve been telling you about our effort with our coalition partners to get San Francisco to fund publicly owned Open-Source Paper Ballot Voting Systems that will be more secure and transparent than proprietary voting systems… Continue reading

Public bank that would boost pot shops, affordable housing could go before L.A. voters this fall

By JAMES RUFUS KOREN JUN 26, 2018 | ( Marijuana for sale at the Greenlight Discount Pharmacy in Sylmar this past April. (Ricardo DeAratanmha / Los Angeles Times)   The Los Angeles City Council is preparing to ask voters if they want to create a publicly owned bank, something no city or state… Continue reading

From #OccupyICE Encampments to the Campaign Trail, Call Grows to Abolish ‘Unaccountable and Inhumane’ Agency

June 26, 2018 by Common Dreams “It is not an accident that Donald Trump can use ICE and CBP as tools of unconstitutional illegal behavior: it is part of the structural flaw of the agencies themselves.” by Julia Conley, staff writer Immigrant rights advocates and others participate in a demonstration against the… Continue reading

Berkeley celebrates opening of $2.4M homeless navigation center

By Frances Dinkelspiel June 26, 2018 ( A small pocket garden in the new STAIR Center, which will open its doors to clients on Wednesday. Photo: Frances Dinkelspiel The city of Berkeley threw open the doors of its $2.44 million shelter for the homeless on Tuesday and it felt like a community celebration. While the… Continue reading

Demanding House Vote on Net Neutrality, Open Internet Defenders Gear Up for Nationwide Day of Advocacy

June 25, 2018 by Common Dreams “Members of Congress ignore the overwhelming bipartisan support for net neutrality at their own risk.” by Julia Conley, staff writer Internet freedom advocates are preparing for a Day of Advocacy in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday. (Photo: Free Press/Flickr/cc) Open internet defenders warned members of Congress that on Tuesday’s Day… Continue reading