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Nonvoters lose their voice in California elections

In the midst of this crazy presidential primary and controversial state ballot propositions headed for the November ballot, I predict many of us will be forgotten. We will be ignored because so few of us vote. If we don’t vote, we become part of the lost California.

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Reject more jail expansion and invest in prevention, re-entry

Recently, when Gov. Jerry Brown warned of impending deficits and the perils of committing to new spending in his revised budget proposal, he failed to mention the one area in which he has been consistently profligate: his aggressive expansion of the state’s already vast system of imprisonment.

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Ann Ravel says Federal Election Commission is dysfunctional

Ann Ravel, a member of the Federal Election Commission, spoke with Dan Morain of The Sacramento Bee on May 16, 2016 about the agency's lack of enforcement.
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Duf Sundheim, candidate for U.S. Senate, on the Supreme Court

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