The San Diego Immigrant Rights Consortium (SDIRC) and the San Diego County Libraries invite you to an informational forum about DACA and the latest news on immigration. Thursday,...Read More
Voter turnout in California is a concern for all sorts of reasons, most beyond the control of state legislation. Still, it’s in everyone’s best interest to get more of this state’s massive electorate invested, engaged and to the polls.
Secretary of State Alex Padilla understands that, which is why one of his first orders of business upon taking office this year was pushing for Assembly Bill 1461, carried by Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez, D-San Diego. The measure, passed by the Legislature last month, would automatically register adult citizens to vote at the Department of Motor Vehicles when they get or renew a driver’s license.
By Patrick McGreevy
Gov. Jerry Brown on Saturday signed bills aimed at reducing racial profiling and the use of excessive force by law enforcement officers, problems that have been elevated into a national debate by recent incidents across the country.
One of the bills, AB 953, requires police officers to collect data on the people they stop, including perceived race and ethnicity, the reason for the encounter and the outcome.