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September 03, 2017

Paid family leave a boost for small businesses

By Sam Mogannam on September 3, 2017 1:00 am

As the owner of a local business, it’s important to me that both our local economy and local community are robust and healthy. For our economy to thrive, our companies need to be profitable and consumers need to have money in their pockets — even when those consumers need time off from work to recover from a serious illness or care for their families at crucial points in life.

August 29, 2017

Susan Fowler’s Uber post was the first shot in a new war against Silicon Valley sexism

Six months later, a reckoning has begun

by Sarah Jeong  

Aug 29, 2017, 9:40am EDT

Last Tuesday, California state Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson introduced a bill that will amend the California civil code to tackle an on-going pattern of sexist conduct in Silicon Valley — specifically the sexual harassment in the venture capitalist-entrepreneur context.

August 28, 2017

California Looks to Outlaw Sexual Harassment by VCs

Legal ambiguity may help enable bad behavior. California is looking to change that.

By Lizette Chapman

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August 27, 2017

California Bill Tweaks Sexual Harassment Law To Account For Venture Capital

Janet Burns, Contributor

Following numerous public revelations about bad behavior in the tech industry, a Golden State senator wants to ensure that founders and funders are in line with the law.

August 21, 2017

A California state senator wants to make it illegal for investors to sexually harass entrepreneurs

Caroline Cakebread

Aug. 21, 2017, 8:04 PM

A California state senator is hoping to create a new law that would punish sexual harassment by venture capitalists.

August 18, 2017

New bill seeks to curb tech's sexual harassment problem

by Sara Ashley O'Brien   @saraashleyo August 18, 2017: 4:18 PM ET

The tech industry is rife with accusations that women are harassed -- and one California senator is taking action.

August 18, 2017

Is it fair that the amount of bonding time you get with your baby hinges on the size of your employer?

By Margot Roosevelt | | Orange County Register

PUBLISHED: August 18, 2017 at 6:00 am | UPDATED: August 21, 2017 at 10:53 am

August 17, 2017

New bill would crack down on VC sexual harassment

California senator says bill would clear up a perceived gray area in the law

By Marisa Kendall | | Bay Area News Group

PUBLISHED: August 17, 2017 at 10:00 am | UPDATED: August 17, 2017 at 3:35 pm

June 29, 2017

Almost everyone wants to be noticed in some way or the other. As far as our species is concerned, we all highly value personal recognition.

Did you know in California you can obtain a Pro Life license plate for your car? On the other side of that controversial abortion issue is State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson from Santa Barbara. She has authored SB-309, a bill to make Pro Choice car license plates available too. If I were still a California Assemblyman I would vote “aye” on her proposal.

June 29, 2017

In the fields of health, economics and science, there are few opportunities for intervention and investment as impactful as the first months and years of life. Great medical research makes it clear the first months of life are critical to each child’s future as this is when the brain architecture is shaped, dictating how children will interact with the world for their entire life.

For these reasons, parental leave cannot be discussed as an optional job benefit for adults — it’s a biological and developmental game changer for newborn babies.