What if a city held an election, and less than half the adults who lived in that city were allowed to vote? Would you call that city a democracy?
In June 2010, Californians joined most of the rest of the democratic world by amending our constitution to require our elected officials to receive a majority of votes to “Vote NO on the Recall”
My fellow Californians, The results are in. A native-born Californian woman of color, Kamala Harris, has been chosen to serve as the next vice president “Californians have four years to prepare for independence”
Happy California Independence Day, Californians! And happy (?) election day as well. If you’re anything like me, you’re probably pretty anxious about what’s going to happen ““We are, simply, Californians””
California independence is hard for a lot of people to picture; maybe people can imagine Californians going to the polls to vote on a declaration “What California independence looks like: 12 ways California is already moving towards independence (and one more thing to try)”
One of the great myths about the United States is that it’s a democracy where all Americans have an equal say. In fact, Californians have less “Bearly Represented: How the U.S. Constitution makes Californians second-class voters”
Smaller states overrepresented in Congress tend to lean conservative and Republican and, as big blue states like California grow, the power of smaller counterparts actually increases in “Backers of California Secession Say State’s Senate Representation Is Dire”
The area of each state on this map shows how much representation in the U.S. Senate the average resident gets. For example, the average Wyomingite “Representation in the U.S. Senate (Map)”