CD25 and SD28 special elections + COVID and race in California + California budget + Donor advocacy on economic relief

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CALIFORNIA POLITICS  Special Elections Congressional District 25 (Los Angeles) Christy Smith (D) – 45.1% (+1.1% from May 13) Mike Garcia (R) – 54.9%    Republican Mike Garcia won the CD25 special election, defeating CDT-endorsed Assemblymember Christy Smith, to serve out the rest of the term of former Representative Katie Hill, who had just flipped the seat to Democratic in 2018.
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COVID impact in CA communities + Partner advocacy re: voter protections + Criminal justice and immigrant rights updates

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CALIFORNIA POLITICS  COVID in California Coronavirus has proven deadlier for people living with dirty air, and the American Lung Association released their annual “State of the Air,” ranking Fresno, Bakersfied and Visalia of the Central Valley, Los Angeles and the Bay Area the worst metropolitan areas in the nation for year-round particle pollution.
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