Fracking Impacts California Water

Kacey Bills, MPP 2014 #Whatthefrack? This catchy hash tag is circulating social media sites in support of Californians Against Fracking, a coalition of environmental organizations across California. The campaign seeks to have Governor Brown ban the practice of hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” as an oil and gas extraction method by November 2014.[1] Currently, fracking is … Continue reading Fracking Impacts California Water

San Joaquin Valley Deserves Equal Access to Utility Services

By Patricia Black, MPP 2014 Across California, low-income communities experience restricted access to essential natural resources and public services. Nowhere in the state is this more apparent or devastating than in California’s San Joaquin Valley. Residents in areas like Bakersfield, Delano, Fresno, and the more rural areas of San Joaquin Valley face unprecedented poverty and unemployment rates, … Continue reading San Joaquin Valley Deserves Equal Access to Utility Services

The ACA Contraceptive Mandate Denies Male Responsibility in Family Planning

By Jessica Blakemore While much of the debate surrounding the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) contraceptive mandate is focused on the fight over religious exceptions, little attention has been brought to the fact that the mandate does not go far enough to protect women’s reproductive autonomy. While the ACA recognized the importance of family planning by … Continue reading The ACA Contraceptive Mandate Denies Male Responsibility in Family Planning