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California Day of Action at Congressman Kevin McCarthy’s Office

Jan. 27, 2017 – Watch news footage of nearly 1,000 people from all over the state of California rallying in front of House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s office, demanding that he “protect, improve and expand” programs like Medicare and Medicaid.

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Obamacare Supporters Protest At Issa’s North County Office

Obamacare Supporters Protest At Issa’s North County Office

By Kenny Goldberg, KPBS, January 12th, 2017 Congressman Darrell Issa (R-Vista) is a staunch opponent of the Affordable Care Act and wants to repeal it as soon as possible. About 30 people who disagree with his position protested in front of his Vista office on Thursday. And while some simply held signs declaring their support for Obamacare, others, like Vista resident Marjorie Bramwell, didn’t mince her words. “I think his position is weak,” she said. “And he does not have evidence that it is not working. It is working.” About 20 million Americans have health insurance under Obamacare. Bramwell said […]

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California Senator Deems Social Services’ Payroll System ‘Ridiculous’

California Senator Deems Social Services' Payroll System 'Ridiculous'

By David Paredes, NBC Bay Area, November 3rd, 2016 A California senator called the payroll system at the state’s In Home Support Services “ridiculous” at a Tuesday hearing at Los Angeles City Hall. Mike McGuire, a Democrat who represents a large swath of Northern California and chairs the Senate Committee on Human Services, said: “The state of California’s In Home Support Services is antiquated and frankly, it’s broken. The committee listened to testimony by California residents receiving and providing care through the program, which is managed by the Department of Social Services. The goal of the hearing was to find solutions […]

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Why Is the Freedom Foundation Ringing Workers’ Doorbells?

Why Is the Freedom Foundation Ringing Workers’ Doorbells?

By Kelly Candaele, Capital & Main, October 31, 2016 Toni Monique is an in-home caregiver who talks like a political philosopher. When she is not helping her sister, Tonya Ginn, in Buena Park, she volunteers with the United Domestic Workers union that represents 94,000 California home care workers. (Dislclosure: The UDW is a financial supporter of this website.) When told that the Freedom Foundation, an organization with financial ties to right-wing billionaires Charles and David Koch, had recently moved into California to try and undermine her union, she got downright angry. “They [Freedom Foundation] say they are fighting for freedom,” she […]

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Mother Who Cared For Terminally Ill Son Fights For Benefits Law

Mother Who Cared For Terminally Ill Son Fights For Benefits Law

CBS Los Angeles, September 2, 2016 BARSTOW — Nine-year old Caleb spent his entire life struggling to live with a terminal heart defect. His mom Cathyleen Williams of Barstow says caring for him was a 24-7 job. “Caleb had his first open heart when he was 6 days old, that’s where it all began,” Williams said. Williams quit her teaching position to care for him and under a state-run program she received benefits. However, when Caleb passed away in March, the paychecks stopped. “Caleb died and all my finances in a moment, my whole world, crumbled.” Even though Williams paid taxes on the money she […]

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