Did you know that Sacramento and many cities in the Central Valley ranked among the top in the nation in rent increases? In this video, we look at the statistics and how it affects people.
During the panel discussion for the 2018 Women’s March, some people of Sacramento were unhappy with some of the aspects of the last women’s march. This year, however, changed some of the issues people had with the march last year. Let’s see what the people of Sacramento think of the Women’s March this year.
On January 13th, Black Women Organized for Political Action organized a film screening of the movie “The Bail Trap” and panelists discussed the facts of the movie and advocating for SB10, that eliminate money bail in the state.
The California Wildfires have made national headlines.
First, the back-to-back fires north of San Francisco in October became the most destructive fires in California’s history. Currently, the Thomas Fire continues to spread near Los Angeles and is now the largest fire in the state’s history as well, a even more remarkable fact since it sparked in December, an extremely unlikely month for wildfires to occur. Some sources believe the fires might be associated with climate and others believe that fires such as the ones in southern California might become more frequent.
The Me Too movement originated over a decade ago when a woman named Tarana Burke was at a youth camp. A young girl had asked to speak with Burke alone and she told Burke about sexual acts her stepfather had done to her. From the experience, Burke would go on to create the Me Too movement later that year. The movement exploded in October of 2017 after actress Alyssa Milano came out against movie producer Harvey Weinstein for sexual assaults.
Shortly after, Milano tweeted out, “If you’ve been sexually harassed or assaulted write ‘me too’ as a reply to this tweet.”
Thousands of people started to reply to the tweet and tell their story. The metoo hashtag was trending on Twitter for many days. Other actors and actresses also came out with their own experiences of being sexually assaulted. The movement is so powerful that it has influenced politics. The Washington Post published in early November that Alabama Senate Candidate Roy Moore had an inappropriate relationship with a 14 year old girl while he was 32 years old. Roy Moore lost the election afterward.
In Sacramento, Assemblymember Kevin McCarty called for more responsibility in regards to sexual harassment claims in the California Legislature.
“The California State Assembly should look at the taxpayer funded payouts for sexual harassment — and explore holding perpetrators of sexual harassment more financially accountable,” said McCarthy on his website. “Why should taxpayers be on the hook for sexual harassment payouts, while wrongdoers walk away with no financial accountability? The State Assembly and the Joint Rules Committee should consider ways to recover financial damages from proven violators directly.”
The Me Too movement came late in 2017 but has already had a tremendous effect on society. Many women felt more empowered to speak out as a result.
Every year, fancy sports cars gather at the door of Shriners Children Hospital. The community gathers to donate toys and help the children who are less fortunate.
Logically, if something is broken, people tend to throw them away. However at the Oak Park Fix-it Cafe, they are trying to change that tradition.
At the same exact time as shots rung out in Texas during the worst mass shooting in that state’s history, Moms Demand Action was organizing a new chapter in Sacramento to advocate against gun violence.