Tag: Tom Ammiano
Bill requires a sort of gender test that would bar transgender students from male and female bathrooms.
When Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed a bill expanding media access to state prisons, he was following in a long California tradition. Three previous governors have vetoed such bills that would let reporters record interviews with whatever prisoners they choose. So why does the Legislature keep butting heads with the governor on this issue? When the […]
California can’t set immigration policy. That’s the bottom line for Californians seeking to understand how their state could be affected by the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling on Arizona’s immigration law, according to Kevin Johnson, dean of the University of California, Davis School of Law. The high court struck down parts of the Arizona law that […]
Last night, housekeepers, home health workers, and activists gathered at an Oscar-viewing party hosted by the National Domestic Workers Alliance to cheer on the stars of the film “The Help.” In the film, Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer play African-American maids in segregated Mississippi. Both were nominated for acting awards, and Spencer took home the […]
Today, the State Assembly’s Public Safety Committee passed on to the full assembly AB 1081, also known as the TRUST Act. The bill, sponsored by San Francisco’s Tom Ammiano, would give local governments the right to opt-out of Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s controversial Secure Communities program. Immigrant rights groups say the program has resulted in […]
From The Snitch, Chris Daly does not seem to think that “no means no” where Tom Ammiano and the San Francisco mayoralty are concerned. “I think it’s clear that Tom doesn’t *want* to do it,” Daly emailed the SF Weekly blog. “I think it’s slightly less clear that he can’t be convinced to change his […]