In the News

May 27, 2021

The recent conviction of Derek Chauvin for killing George Floyd was a substantial step forward for police accountability — but it was also a rare exception. Far too many Derek Chauvins have gone free for far too long.

This will not stop until police misconduct is routinely and systematically exposed to public scrutiny.

May 26, 2021

And we firmly support Senate Bill 81, by Sen. Nancy Skinner, a Democrat from Berkeley, who is also a member of the Penal Code Revision Committee, because the legislation stems directly from the committee’s recommendation.

May 22, 2021

State Sen. Nancy Skinner, D-Berkeley, spearheaded the effort to require ride-hailing companies to ditch gas-guzzlers. She said the rules are crucial because emissions from the transportation sector have been growing in California.

“We have a great opportunity here to have this significant revolution in transportation be a clean revolution, rather than one that is high emissions,” she said.


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May 21, 2021

California air regulators on Thursday set first-in-the-nation regulations for ride-hailing services like Uber and Lyft, requiring that 90% of fleets be electric by 2030.

The California Air Resources Board also set a target of zero carbon dioxide emissions for fleets within the same time period.

Ride-hailing fleets drove 4.8 billion miles in 2018. The vehicles tend to be newer than the average car on the road but they emit 50% more greenhouse gas emissions per passenger mile because 38% of all trips are dead-heads, meaning no rider is present.

May 15, 2021

“Thank goodness California is in the position to make transformative investments to end family homelessness, lift those hurt by the pandemic and properly fund our schools. Gov. Newsom’s proposed budget does that and more, and complements the state Senate’s priorities,” said Sen. Nancy Skinner, D-Berkeley.


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May 12, 2021

Senate Bill 364, authored by state Sen. Nancy Skinner, D-Berkeley, builds on the federal programs by providing two nutritious meals a day to every student during the 2022-23 school year when the federal waivers expire.


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