Convention notes: California Dems tout achievements of Governor Brown and Legislature

jerrybrown_cloMike Rusk posted an article in the Lamorinda Democratic Club‘s website, that reports the achievements presented by state Democratic officers and legislators at the California Democrats State Convention the second week of March.

Achievements of Governor Brown and Legislature

- A balanced state budget with at reserve of $1.1 billion and an end to cuts to education funding

- Raising the minimum wage to $10 an hour, boosting earnings by $4,000 a year and giving over one million hardworking Californians a better life

- The California Dream Act expanding opportunity of all students across California

- The School Success and Opportunity Act ensuring transgender youth have the opportunity to fully participate and succeed in schools across the state

- Lowering California’s unemployment rate and adding incentives for employers to hire veterans and those who have been jobless for over six months

- Driver licenses for undocumented immigrants improving safety, living standards and California’s economy

- The Climate Change Pact reducing greenhouse gases and promoting clean energy

- The Homeowners Bill of Rights allowing more families to stay in their home by preventing foreclosing during loan modification

- Gun control laws including banning lead hunting ammunition, curbs on high-capacity magazines, new limits on firearms storage, and keeping guns from the mentally ill

- Expanding access to safe family planning options for women in underserved rural communities

- Online voter registration making it easier for more Californians to have their voice heard by participating in the election process

- School funding reform directing more resources to the neediest students and restoring local control over how money is spent

- Middle Class Scholarship Program slashing student fees at UC and CSU up to 40% for families making under $100,000

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