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.
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.
California’s population growth is slower than expected, which may result in the state losing a congressional seat, likely in the Los Angeles area, which is currently represented by Latinx and Asian American members: Judy Chu, Grace Napolitano, Linda Sanchez and Lucille Roybal-Allard.
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