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It is with great pleasure that the Democratic Women of Monterey County endorse the following local candidates:
Gail Morton - Re-election Marina City Council
Elizabeth Downey - Re-election Monterey City Council
Cynthia Garfield - Pacific Grove City Council
Kay Cline - Seaside Mayor
Kayla Jones - Seaside City Council
David Pacheco - Re-election Seaside City Council
Congratulations to all and good luck in your elections!
Susan Meister, a Monterey Peninsula-based journalist, has written an important commentary in the September 18 Monterey Herald titled “The Failure of the Mainstream Media." Meister delves into the media’s inability to provide meaningful balance in its coverage of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, examining numerous examples of irresponsibility by “usually reliable” media outlets.
We encourage you to read the entire Monterey Herald commentary here.
Governor Jerry Brown has signed AB 1399 (Baker), a bill strongly supported by the Chairwoman of the California State Board of Equalization (BOE) Fiona Ma, CPA, to help victims of domestic violence and businesses devastated by natural disasters. The following comes from a press release issued by Chairwoman Ma’s office:
“[The new law] will create a checkoff box on California personal income tax return forms which will allow Californians to donate to the newly created Domestic Violence Victims Fund. Domestic violence shelters will be able to apply for a grant from the new fund, administered by the California Office of Emergency Services, to help provide much-needed assistance to victims.
Women have been taught that, for us, the earth is flat, and that if we venture out, we will fall off the edge. Some of us have ventured out nevertheless, and so far we have not fallen off. It is my faith, my feminist faith, that we will not.