The Californians

United Front: Newsom, Elected Leaders Must Wake Up to Pending Economic Crisis

Friday, August 7, 2020 - 5:13pm

Californians have never needed decisive action from our leaders more than we do right now.

Key Points: 
  • Californians have never needed decisive action from our leaders more than we do right now.
  • Meanwhile, the state's 154 billionaires collectively have increased their wealth by over $175 billion since the start of the pandemic in March.
  • We cannot sit idly by while the California legislature deflects and does nothing in the face of the largest crisis since the Great Depression.
  • The United Front is comprised of community organizations, labor, policy advocates, academics, and philanthropy leaders representing millions of Californians of every race, religion, and region of the state.

Housing Justice Movement Takes on the Barons of Real Estate

Saturday, August 1, 2020 - 1:48am

The billionaire-funded committees include Californians for Responsible Housing, Californians for Affordable Housing, Californians to Protect Affordable Housing, and Californians for Responsible Housing - General Purpose Committee.

Key Points: 
  • The billionaire-funded committees include Californians for Responsible Housing, Californians for Affordable Housing, Californians to Protect Affordable Housing, and Californians for Responsible Housing - General Purpose Committee.
  • The average campaign contribution for Californians for Responsible Housing sponsored by the California Apartment Association is $76,098.
  • Prop 21 has the endorsement of an ever-expanding list of federal and state elected officials, local city councils, and social, housing, and racial justice organizations to support the fight for housing justice in California.
  • "The fight for housing justice will take an army of supporters who believe that all Californians deserve access to stable and affordable housing," said Ren Christian Moya, campaign director for the YesOn21 Campaign.

Fluor Awarded Front-End Engineering and Design Contract for California Resources Corporation Carbon Capture Project

Tuesday, July 21, 2020 - 9:16pm

Fluor Corporation (NYSE: FLR) announced today that it was awarded a front-end engineering and design (FEED) contract for California Resources Corporations (CRC) carbon capture and sequestration project, Cal Capture, at the 550-megawatt, natural gas-powered Elk Hills Power Plant in Tupman, California.

Key Points: 
  • Fluor Corporation (NYSE: FLR) announced today that it was awarded a front-end engineering and design (FEED) contract for California Resources Corporations (CRC) carbon capture and sequestration project, Cal Capture, at the 550-megawatt, natural gas-powered Elk Hills Power Plant in Tupman, California.
  • We are honored to be selected by CRC to help them design and permit Californias first carbon capture and sequestration system.
  • California Resources Corporation (NYSE: CRC) is the largest oil and natural gas exploration and production company in California.
  • Using advanced technology, California Resources Corporation focuses on safely and responsibly supplying affordable energy for California by Californians.

United Ways of California Helps Californians Count Down to July 15 Tax Filing Deadline: 'Know the Facts; File for Free'

Monday, July 13, 2020 - 2:50pm

* United Way's MyFreeTaxes.org , a hotline, and texting options provide several ways to aid Californians with their taxes in a free, quick, and trustworthy way.

Key Points: 
  • * United Way's MyFreeTaxes.org , a hotline, and texting options provide several ways to aid Californians with their taxes in a free, quick, and trustworthy way.
  • Any immediate questions pertaining to tax filing can be answered by calling 866-698-9435, Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. PST.
  • United Ways of California thanks partner Prosperity Now for VITA site assistance and CSD for their continued national support.
  • United Ways of California improves health, education and financial results for low-income children and families by enhancing and coordinating the advocacy and community impact work of California's 30 local United Ways .

Approaching the Last Weekend before Taxes are Due Wednesday, July 15: United Ways of California says 'It's Not Too Late to Do Your Taxes, Free, with Expert Guidance'

Friday, July 10, 2020 - 2:48pm

United Ways of California continues to build resiliency and financial security for vulnerable populations and hard-working, lower-income Californians by establishing and amplifying critical resources.

Key Points: 
  • United Ways of California continues to build resiliency and financial security for vulnerable populations and hard-working, lower-income Californians by establishing and amplifying critical resources.
  • United Ways of California and its network of 30 United Way members enables Californians to put unspent tax preparation money back into necessities.
  • United Ways can even assist people with tax credits - all at absolutely no cost to the participant.
  • As a nonprofit organization, United Way's only interest is to help low to middle-income households earn, keep, and save more.

Broadband for Every California Household: One Gigabit or Bust!

Thursday, July 9, 2020 - 8:18pm

In 2003, through a grant from the State of California, the Corporation for Education Network Initiatives in California (CENIC) focused on speeding one-gigabit broadband to all Californians in their schools, colleges, and libraries by 2010.

Key Points: 
  • In 2003, through a grant from the State of California, the Corporation for Education Network Initiatives in California (CENIC) focused on speeding one-gigabit broadband to all Californians in their schools, colleges, and libraries by 2010.
  • One in four households with school-aged children in California do not have a desktop or laptop computer and a high-speed Internet connection.
  • The California Public Utilities Commission has an even lower benchmark of 6/1 Mbps for a household to be considered served by broadband.
  • CENICs Charter Associates are part of the worlds largest education system; they include the California K-12 system, California Community Colleges, the California State University system, Californias public libraries, the University of California system, Stanford, Caltech, USC, and the Naval Postgraduate School.

California Life Sciences Association Coordinates Critical PPE Supplies to Essential Companies

Wednesday, June 10, 2020 - 6:20pm

California Life Sciences Association (CLSA) , the trade association representing Californias life sciences sector, today announced that it has been coordinating with the Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) for the State of California to help essential life sciences companies obtain Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).

Key Points: 
  • California Life Sciences Association (CLSA) , the trade association representing Californias life sciences sector, today announced that it has been coordinating with the Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) for the State of California to help essential life sciences companies obtain Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
  • Californias life sciences sector, comprised of medical tech, biotech, and biopharmaceutical companies and research organizations is a critical piece of Californias economy, directly employing almost 400,000 Californians.
  • The availability of PPE through OES, and Governor Newsoms recognition of life sciences companies as essential during the early phases of the pandemic are critical to the sectors ability to propel California forward during the economic recovery.
  • California Life Sciences Association (CLSA) is the states largest and most influential life sciences advocacy and business leadership organization.

Social Activists, The Two Hundred File Preliminary Injunction Against Governor Gavin Newsom Administration to Halt Pre-Pandemic Vehicle Miles Traveled (VMT), a Restrictive Home Ownership Regulation

Monday, June 8, 2020 - 1:03pm

In essence, the farther a family has to move to afford housing, the higher their new "vehicle miles travelled" (VMT) fee will be.

Key Points: 
  • In essence, the farther a family has to move to afford housing, the higher their new "vehicle miles travelled" (VMT) fee will be.
  • The ongoing practice of redlining in real estate is alive and well, and it just has a new face.
  • Under the pretense of'saving the environment', regulators are putting home ownership further out of reach of Californians, particularly Californians of color!"
  • This preliminary injunction comes on the heels of The Two Hundred working to defeat another bill, the SB 950.

Unprecedented Coalition of Water Stakeholders Urges Congress to Fund Critical Water Needs Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

Tuesday, May 12, 2020 - 5:51pm

SACRAMENTO, Calif., May 12, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- In a letter to congressional leaders , a diverse coalition of water advocates today called on Congress to fund critical water needs that are impacting Californians amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Key Points: 
  • SACRAMENTO, Calif., May 12, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- In a letter to congressional leaders , a diverse coalition of water advocates today called on Congress to fund critical water needs that are impacting Californians amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • The letter was addressed to Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, and U.S.
  • Taken together, these measures represent meaningful and necessary steps to meet both immediate and long-term drinking water needs for Californians.
  • They will also help boost the economy and protect access to a fundamental tool in fighting the spread of COVID-19: washing your hands.

Housing is A Human Right Protesters to Eviction Attorney Dennis Block: Shame on You

Tuesday, May 5, 2020 - 5:00pm

Gavin Newsom to contain the spread of the coronavirus has left millions of Californians unable to work and facing housing insecurity like never before.

Key Points: 
  • Gavin Newsom to contain the spread of the coronavirus has left millions of Californians unable to work and facing housing insecurity like never before.
  • Despite calls from city and state leaders encouraging us to all band together during the pandemic, notorious eviction attorney Dennis Block continues his divisive ways.
  • During this global pandemic, with millions of Californians out of work, we need togetherness, not selfishness, said Housing Is A Human Right Director Ren Christian Moya.
  • Housing is A Human Right activists previously warned of the audacious greed and vindictive exploits of Dennis Block in a piece published last October that highlighted how the notorious eviction attorney boasted to have evicted more tenants than any other human being on the planet Earth.