California Auditor: ‘We are failing our foster children’

Senator Mike McGuire requested an audit of the use of psychotropic medication in foster care. Check out a report here. The audit found that 12% of foster children in California are prescribed psychotropic medication, with an average of 10 prescriptions per child. Read a summary of the report. … Continue reading

California Clean Money Bill Heads to Assembly Vote on Monday

SB 1107 would lift the current ban on voluntary public financing of campaigns. Its proponents are co-sponsoring the bill with the intent of limiting “Big Money” influence on elections.
Here’s a summary from the Assembly’s analysis:
[SB 1107] allows state and local governments to offer public … Continue reading

Advocacy Reflection

For the advocacy project I did a lot of organizing and networking with peers about the project.  I also spent a lot of time in group meetings.  Some of the meetings were with the whole class and some were with my video group.  We had one meeting in which we all discussed the negotiations and… Continue reading

Young American Foundation

Young America’s Foundation The Young America’s Foundation was founded on September 11, 1960.  The Young America’s Foundation is committed to ensuring that an increasing numbers of young Americans understand and is inspired by the ideas of individual freedom, a strong national defense, free enterprise, and traditional values.  This foundation specializes in helping young people advance […] Continue reading

Policy Article #2

Governor Wolf signs legislation to help people with disabilities Governor Tom Wolf of Pennsylvania signed the “Achieving A Better Life Experience” act known as “ABLE”. This act allows for individuals to put aside money for future costs related to a disability of a family member, by the creation of tax-free savings accounts for people with disabilities. Continue reading