All posts tagged: governor brown

Tell Governor Brown: We Deserve the Right to Online Privacy

Technology has come so far in recent years – but our digital privacy laws haven’t kept pace. They haven’t been updated since the days of floppy disks (remember those??) despite more and more of our personal information being captured on the Internet. That’s not just crazy – it’s downright dangerous. The good news is, states are taking the lead to protect us, including Texas, Virginia, Maine, and Utah, while legislation continues to move at a snail’s pace through Congress. California could be the next to pass a law to update its digital privacy laws and stop warrantless searches of our digital information. S.B. 178, the California Electronic Communications Privacy Act, just passed the legislature with overwhelming bipartisan support – but it has one more hurdle to go. Add your name to call on Governor Brown to sign S.B. 178 into law to bring California’s privacy protection laws into the 21st century. There’s no better place to make a statement that we need to improve our online privacy protections than California – it’s not just our …

Fearful Democrats Surprised By Unexpected Victories on Election Day

Many Democrats were really worried about how much damage a Romney-appointed Supreme Court could do. Then came along 303 Electoral Votes for the President Obama, and Democrats started wearing happy faces. Many Democrats and educators were predicting 50 students per classroom, but then Governor Brown and First Dog Sutter hit the campaign trail non-stop and Proposition 30 won by 717,000 votes. Fear was almost at panic stage at the Democratic State Convention in February. Several workshops and speakers suggested that the Nation could somehow survive a President Gingrich or a President Romney, but if Proposition 32 passed, the California Democratic Party was out of business. But then the State Party and Organized Labor put their money where their fears were, and Proposition 32 lost by 1,100,000 votes. Many Democrats have been moaning and groaning for years that we would never see another Democratic Mayor because the developers had all the money. But instead we are now warmly congratulating Mayor-Elect Bob Filner. Unfortunately the House of Representatives stayed Tea Party, and we still don’t know who …