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California families who lost loved ones to fentanyl-laced drugs press lawmakers to act

The Los Angeles Times 20 May 2022
Capelouto’s organization is part of a nationwide movement of parents-turned-activists fighting the increasingly deadly drug crisis — and they are challenging California’s doctrine that drugs should be treated as a health problem rather than prosecuted by the criminal justice system.

The New MADD Movement: Parents Rise Up Against Drug Deaths

Red Bluff Daily News 20 May 2022
Capelouto’s organization is part of a nationwide movement of parents-turned-activists fighting the increasingly deadly drug crisis — and they are challenging California’s doctrine that drugs should be treated as a health problem rather than prosecuted by the criminal justice system.

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Caledonian Record 20 May 2022
U.S ... Biden insists the two candidate countries “meet every NATO requirement and then some.” But unanimous approval is necessary, and Turkey's president has pledged to block the two countries' NATO membership, accusing them of supporting Kurdish activists that Turkey calls terrorists ... WI ... California tree trimmer guilty in deadly throat-slashings ... ....

Google Doodle honors queer, Korean American disability rights activist

The Hill 19 May 2022
She began her advocacy work at 16 and moved to the California Bay Area at 24, where she continued to work as a disability justice activist and became Director of Programs at the Center of Independent Living, which provides a toolkit to people with disabilities to help them live on their own.

May 19 marks Malcolm X Day

Egypt Today 19 May 2022
CAIRO – 19 May 2022 ...  .   ... Malcom’s birth anniversary is considered an official holiday in California, Atlanta, Georgia and Washington DC ... Many activists also demanded that this memory be unified with the birth anniversary of the black rights activist Martin Luther King, to be a federal holiday in all the states of the union ... .

The People vs. Chesa Boudin

The Atlantic 19 May 2022
Why California wants to recall its most progressive prosecutors ] Fed up, Greenberg and other activists collected enough signatures to trigger a recall election, which will happen early next month ... Many of the city’s major unions are rallying for him, as is the ACLU of Northern California.

Anti-growth commission spikes desal

LA Daily News 18 May 2022
By rejecting the plan for a desalination plant in Orange County last week, the California Coastal Commission surrendered to environmental interests fundamentally committed to a world of restrictions rather than abundance ... of a few activists over the interests of Californians.

Groups say church shooting a hate crime

Taipei Times 18 May 2022
Activists and church leaders hold a moment of silence for the victims of a California church shooting during a press conference in Taipei, Taiwan on Wednesday, May 18, 2022 ... authorities say the gunman behind an attack on the church in southern California in which one person was killed and five injured was motivated by a hatred for Taiwan.

Selena Gomez and social media influencers visit White House to talk youth mental health

Fox31 Denver 18 May 2022
WASHINGTON (NEXSTAR) - An unexpected collaboration between MTV and the First Lady brought an attention-grabbing group to the White House on Wednesday to talk about mental health. Selena Gomez and young mental health influencers chatted with Dr ... ‘Our pandemic’ ... Juan Acosta is a mental health activist in California ... "And we need to change that." ... .

Will philanthropists step up in a world without Roe?

Vox 18 May 2022
Activists rally in support of abortion rights outside the Georgia State Capitol in Atlanta on May 14 ... But activists and leaders say it’s a figure that’s been difficult to nail down ... According to the University of California San Francisco study , the median cost for medication abortion in 2020 was $560.

Earth’s atmospheric CO2 hasn’t been this high in millions of years

The Real News Network 18 May 2022
“We simply do not know a planet like this,” meteorologist Eric Holthaus said Monday. “We are in a climate emergency.”. Earth's atmospheric carbon dioxide just hit a new record not seen in at least 3 million years — since before humans first evolved ... California-based activist Joe Sanberg put it even more bluntly last week.

California judge rules law requiring gender-inclusive boards of directors violates state constitution

Jurist 18 May 2022
Judicial Watch, Inc., a conversative activist group, the lawsuit against Alex Padilla, the Secretary of State of California, in 2019 on behalf of three California taxpayers. Plaintiffs alleged that SB 826 violated Equal Protection under both Article I, Section 7 and Article I, Section 31 of the California Constitution.

Rythmia Life Advancement Center Announces Appointment of Brandee Sabella to Its Board of Directors

Kentucky New Era 17 May 2022
Sabella joins Rev. Michael Bernard Beckwith, Martin Luther King III, Toni Ko, Kelly Slater, Gerard Armond Powell, Dr ... BACKGROUND ON BRANDEE SABELLA. Born in Oakland, California, Brandee Sabella is a service-driven entrepreneur, speaker, activist, transformational entertainment artist, and women's empowerment leader ... Media Contact ... Related Images ... .

‘Do I move or do I stay?’ Idaho residents fear right-wing takeover by out-of-state extremists

Raw Story 17 May 2022
“They have completely rebranded what it is to be a conservative here in north Idaho, and they have literally excommunicated and cleaned house of any rational, regular conservative from their ranks," said Shawn Keenan, a Democratic activist from Coeur d'Alene.

'Back-alley butchers,' dead women, doctors arrested: What life was like before Roe and what could ...

Yahoo Daily News 17 May 2022
From a Kentucky obstetrician who witnessed the bloody aftermath of coat-hanger operations to a California congresswoman who sought her own abortion in the 1960s, they, like activists and historians who chronicled the era, fear that the disparities they saw play out in a pre-Roe society will rebound in a post-Roe one.

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