As CDT/F goes, so goes California!

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Fourteen counties -- including Fresno, Los Angeles and Orange Counties -- have now opted into the Voter’s Choice Act (VCA), and “more than half of the state’s voters will automatically receive a ballot for next November’s elections in the mail
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Newsom apologizes to Native Americans + Mod Dems in the age of the Dem supermajority + Regional spotlights

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Governor Newsom issued a formal apology to Native Americans for state-led genocide that devastated the Indigenous population, which fell from 150,000 to 30,000 between 1846 and 1870. His executive order also establishes a Truth and Healing Council to “clarify the historical record ... in the spirit of truth and healing.” Newsom is only the third governor to issue a formal apology to Native Americans.
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Spotlight on Central Valley + Corporate influence on Democrats + Black Census Project

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Central Valley -- a region in which CDT has been investing in for over a decade and help flipped congressional and state legislative seats in 2018 -- has become a must-visit stop for presidential candidates. We recently supported our Central Valley partner, Communities for a New California (CNC), in crafting a question on reparations posed by CNC volunteer Nia Parks to Peter Buttigieg at the recent MSNBC Hardball Town Hall in Fresno.
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