California Participation Project: Get Involved with the First Ever National Voter Registration Day

We’re 119 days from Election Day – November 6, 2012 – and there is so much that we have to do.  With 11 ballot measures qualifying for the Fall election, California voters will be faced with a number of issues, ranging from two competing tax measures designed to raise revenue for the state, a hotly-contested battle over … Continue reading

Register for LAAAC’s May 7th 2012 Aging Summit!!

  On Monday, May 7th, the Los Angeles Aging Advocacy Coalition will be hosting its 3rd major event! Today, California (and Los Angeles County) faces a dangerous paradox: while the aging population continues to rapidly grow, there is a dramatic shift away from policies that support older persons and their families. For example, the proposed state budget for … Continue reading


On February 13, 2012, President Obama submitted his Fiscal Year (FY) 2013 budget to the Congress. This budget proposes a total spending level of $3.8 trillion in FY 2013, and includes $3.2 trillion in budget reductions during this period that require some tough choices. While we are pleased that there is nothing in this budget … Continue reading

LA Times – Healthcare reform is about lives, not just politics

If health insurers can keep denying coverage to anyone, millions of Americans could be left to fend for themselves in a system that openly discriminates against the sick and leaves many destitute. By David Lazarus April 13, 2012 Dale Berman doesn’t just have a rooting interest in the Supreme Court upholding the healthcare reform law. You could … Continue reading

Capital Desk: Medi-Cal Cuts Face Another Preliminary Injunction

Monday, April 09, 2012 by David Gorn The Department of Health Care Services has been on the losing end so far of four court cases over the 10% cut in Medi-Cal provider rates. In each of the four cases, preliminary injunctions were granted to halt the cuts from specific provider groups, such as emergency transport, … Continue reading

CA Healthline: L.A. Senior Advocates Stand Up to Budget Cuts

Oct 31- ADHC Rally photo (Photo credit: Steve Lopez)

by Stephanie Stephens, California Healthline Regional Correspondent LOS ANGELES — Earlier this month when Gov. Jerry Brown (D) announced cuts of $2.5 billion to health and human services programs, advocates for low- income, sick, elderly and disabled residents of Los Angeles County acknowledged that the first cuts are not always the deepest — or most damaging. … Continue reading

California Supreme Court Weighs in on Senate Redistricting

The California Supreme Court expressed concern Tuesday that there might be too little time to redraw new voter maps for this year’s state Senate elections even though the existing political boundaries could be put on hold pending a November referendum.

During a special session, the state high court grappled with which alternative election maps to use should the court determine that a proposed referendum on the issue is likely to qualify for the November ballot.

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