More than any other place, California is well positioned to push back against the agenda of the incoming president. In this special series, Capital & Main examines why and how the Golden State will both lead the resistance to Donald Trump and continue to advance progressive ideas and policies.
During an appearance on CNN’s “State of the Union,” Senator Diane Feinstein, a former San Francisco mayor and the oldest U.S. senator at age 84, quickly sidestepped a question about whether she was “up for another” six-year term.
Democrats think they can flip the four U.S. House seats held by Republicans that touch Orange County and where Hillary Clinton won a majority of votes. Winning those four seats would help the Democratic Party reach its goal of flipping the 24 seats it needs to retake control of the House. Longtime Orange County Democrats are excited about seeing strong, well-funded Democrats lining up to challenge the Republican incumbents.
California Donor Table Executive Director, Ludovic Blain, has partnered with Jim Araby of UFCW Western States Council to explore the role of unions on progressive gains in the last century and to outline the importance of philanthropy's role in fighting anti-union advances. Here, Blain and Araby offer 10 recommendations for philanthropists who want to support the vital work of unions and to fill in the gaps created by the retreat of union power.
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