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  Dawn Collier · [email protected]
June 7, 2024 at 9:11 PM

The Effects of Illegal Immigration on California's K-12 Schools

The Effects of Illegal Immigration on California's K-12 Schools CPC's Mari Barke testifies before U.S. House Subcommittee View this email in your browser The Effects of Illegal Immigration on California's K-12 Schools…
  Dawn Collier · [email protected]
May 31, 2024 at 10:55 PM

Today's Trouble is Enough for Today

Today's Trouble is Enough for Today View this email in your browser Today's trouble is enough for today Dear John, Whatever you think of Donald Trump, it’s likely you’re thinking about him today. We’ve all seen mi…
  Dawn Collier · [email protected]
May 24, 2024 at 10:22 PM

Take Action Alert: AB 1955’s Assault on Parental Rights

Take Action Alert: AB 1955’s Assault on Parental Rights Asm. Ward's bill aims to strip control from local school boards View this email in your browser AB 1955’s assault on parental rights and local school boards D…
  Dawn Collier · [email protected]
May 18, 2024 at 12:16 AM

Three Wins for Common Sense

Three Wins for Common Sense A trio of victories this week for teachers, parents & the Constitution View this email in your browser Three Wins for Common Sense Dear John, In a significant win for parental righ…
  Dawn Collier · [email protected]
May 10, 2024 at 8:52 PM

Julie Su gets grilled in Congress with CPC report

Julie Su gets grilled in Congress with CPC report Rep. Michelle Steel ignites Senate inquiry into Su View this email in your browser Julie Su gets grilled in Congress with CPC report Dear John, Acting Labor Secreta…
  Dawn Collier · [email protected]
May 3, 2024 at 8:21 PM

How CA ended up with the worst business climate in America

How CA ended up with the worst business climate in America And what it will take to turn things around View this email in your browser How California ended up with the worst business climate in America Dear John, Fo…
  Dawn Collier · [email protected]
April 26, 2024 at 8:45 PM

California ranks No. 43 for government finance

California ranks No. 43 for government finance The news for California is not good View this email in your browser California ranks No. 43 for government finance Dear John, After California’s much delayed publicat…
  Dawn Collier · [email protected]
April 19, 2024 at 7:58 PM

Baby bumps and teacher benefits

Baby bumps and teacher benefits Dispelling CTA myths about maternity leave View this email in your browser Baby bumps and teacher benefits Dear John, Last month, the California Teachers Association posted on Insta…
  Dawn Collier · [email protected]
April 12, 2024 at 8:43 PM

Orange County’s streetcar struggles

Orange County’s streetcar struggles OCTA boondoggle serves as a warning to other communities View this email in your browser Dear John, For more than a decade, John Moorlach, director of CPC’s Center for Public Acc…
  Dawn Collier · [email protected]
April 5, 2024 at 9:42 PM

Julie Su lets herself off the hook for California’s missing billions

Julie Su lets herself off the hook for California’s missing billions Biden’s acting labor secretary will force American taxpayers to pay off Covid losses View this email in your browser Julie Su lets herself off the …
  Dawn Collier · [email protected]
March 29, 2024 at 8:29 PM

Parent advocates strike back

Parent advocates strike back Three education bills to watch View this email in your browser Parent advocates strike back Dear John, It’s easy to understand why California’s public schools are seeing a mass exodus …
  Dawn Collier · [email protected]
March 22, 2024 at 7:23 PM

California’s Deficit: Bring Your Alibis

California’s Deficit: Bring Your Alibis Gavin Newsom helped create the biggest budget deficit in Golden State history View this email in your browser California’s Deficit: Bring Your Alibis Dear John, In the summ…
  Dawn Collier · [email protected]
March 15, 2024 at 9:30 PM

Parent advocates convene in Sacramento for CPC's Parents Not Partisans Summit

Parent advocates convene in Sacramento for CPC's Parents Not Partisans Summit School board members, candidates and leaders from 28 counties attend CPC's third annual summit View this email in your browser Parent advo…
  Dawn Collier · [email protected]
March 9, 2024 at 12:17 AM

The State of our Government Unions

The State of our Government Unions Key takeaways from this week's election View this email in your browser The State of our Government Unions  Dear John, While ballots are still rolling in through the mail, Califo…
  Dawn Collier · [email protected]
March 1, 2024 at 10:13 PM

The School Funding Fraud

The School Funding Fraud In California, the return on investment is dismal View this email in your browser The School Funding Fraud Dear John, Politico reports that billions of dollars in federal pandemic relief ai…
  Dawn Collier · [email protected]
February 23, 2024 at 9:15 PM

California doesn’t own AI policy

California doesn’t own AI policy Legislators take aim at Californians' freedom of contract View this email in your browser California doesn't own AI policy Dear John,   In recent years, Californians have seen gover…
  Dawn Collier · [email protected]
February 16, 2024 at 7:00 PM

Inside California's Progressive "Dark Money" Machine

Inside California's Progressive "Dark Money" Machine How Democrats Move Union Donations View this email in your browser Inside California's Progressive "Dark Money" Machine: How Democrats Move Union Donations Dear J…
  Dawn Collier · [email protected]
February 9, 2024 at 8:47 PM

Attorney and child advocate Julie Hamill joins CPC to launch new justice center

Attorney and child advocate Julie Hamill joins CPC to launch new justice center Plus, more speakers announced for CPC's Parents, Not Partisans Summit! View this email in your browser Attorney and child advocate Julie …
  Dawn Collier · [email protected]
February 2, 2024 at 9:29 PM

Don't Miss Connor Boyack and Sonja Shaw at CPC's Sacramento Summit

Don't Miss Connor Boyack and Sonja Shaw at CPC's Sacramento Summit Register today for Parents, Not Partisans March 12-13, 2024 View this email in your browser Don't miss Connor Boyack and Sonja Shaw at CPC's Parents, …
  Dawn Collier · [email protected]
January 26, 2024 at 6:44 PM

Reality Check: Half of California’s energy comes from crude oil

Reality Check: Half of California’s energy comes from crude oil Another 34 percent comes from natural gas View this email in your browser Reality Check: Half of California’s energy comes from crude oil Dear John,   …
  Dawn Collier · [email protected]
January 19, 2024 at 6:31 PM

Want to Rule the World? Run for Local Office

Want to Rule the World? Run for Local Office Why local elections are critical in the Golden State View this email in your browser Want to Rule the World? Run for Local Office Dear John, The 2024 election season is…
  Dawn Collier · [email protected]
January 12, 2024 at 11:58 PM

Newsom's Rose-Colored Budget

Newsom's Rose-Colored Budget View this email in your browser Newsom's Rose-Colored Budget Dear John, It was obvious to anyone paying attention that the mass exodus of people and businesses leaving California would …
  Dawn Collier · [email protected]
January 6, 2024 at 1:02 AM

CPC Kicks Off 2024 with New Events

CPC Kicks Off 2024 with New Events Join us for our in-person and virtual special events! View this email in your browser   Dear John, CPC is kicking off the New Year with a series of events you won’t want to miss. C…
  Will Swaim | President · [email protected]
December 22, 2023 at 7:03 PM

What happened?

What happened? View this email in your browser Dear John,   How did California go from being the sunny ideal of American opportunity to a dark cautionary tale of regressive government run amok? We still have the gorg…
  Jackson Reese · [email protected]
December 16, 2023 at 12:26 AM

Newsom’s Money Troubles

Newsom’s Money Troubles Last week, California’s Legislative Analyst's Office released the 2024-2025 Fiscal Outlook. I’ll sum it up for you: It's bad. View this email in your browser Newsom’s Money Troubles   Last week…
  Jackson Reese · [email protected]
December 9, 2023 at 1:22 AM

Deadline Day: Union Recall Revelry Rings Hollow

Deadline Day: Union Recall Revelry Rings Hollow Earlier today, county Registrars across the state hosted a stampede of candidates looking to qualify last minute to have their name included... View this email in your browser …
  Dawn Collier · [email protected]
December 1, 2023 at 10:36 PM

The Newsom-DeSantis debate was over before it started

The Newsom-DeSantis debate was over before it started The Thursday night debate was over before the Klieg lights went up. View this email in your browser The Newsom-DeSantis debate was over before it started Dear Jo…
  Will Swaim | President · [email protected]
November 29, 2023 at 9:29 PM

A Heartfelt Thanks

A Heartfelt Thanks #GivingTuesday was a huge success for CPC. We raised more than $28,500 and counting, and are encouraged by the momentum going into December. View this email in your browser A H…
  Will Swaim | President · [email protected]
November 28, 2023 at 9:44 PM

There’s Still Time to Double your Impact!

There’s Still Time to Double your Impact! I know I already told you, but there is still time to double your impact and meet our goal of $25,000 before midnight! We’re past the halfway point... View this email in your browser …
  Will Swaim, California Policy Center · [email protected]
November 21, 2023 at 10:00 PM

Are you ready for #GivingTuesday?

Are you ready for #GivingTuesday? I hope you and your family have plans for a wonderful Thanksgiving. But to remind you before we all indulge... View this email in your browser A brief message from California Policy Center…
  Dawn Collier · [email protected]
November 17, 2023 at 9:00 PM

Former state Senator John Moorlach joins CPC's Center for Public Accountability

Former state Senator John Moorlach joins CPC's Center for Public Accountability Moorlach is a senior fellow and director of the Center for Accountability View this email in your browser Former state Senator Joh…
  Dawn Collier · [email protected]
November 10, 2023 at 6:51 PM

Fast-food prices hiked after CA ups minimum wage

Fast-food prices hiked after CA ups minimum wage How big a hit will customers take? View this email in your browser Fast-food prices hiked after California ups minimum wage Dear John,   There’s got to be a great jok…
  Dawn Collier · [email protected]
November 3, 2023 at 9:37 PM

CA student test scores continue to disappoint

CA student test scores continue to disappoint State releases dismal CAASPP results View this email in your browser California student test scores continue to disappoint Dear John,   The California Department of Edu…
  Dawn Collier · [email protected]
October 27, 2023 at 8:18 PM

California AG Sues Big Oil

California AG Sues Big Oil Bonta files lawsuit against oil and gas companies for "misleading" the public about climate change View this email in your browser California AG Sues Big Oil   Dear John, California Attorne…
  Dawn Collier · [email protected]
October 20, 2023 at 9:40 PM

CA's Disastrous Insurance Landscape

CA's Disastrous Insurance Landscape View this email in your browser California's disastrous insurance landscape  Dear John, Late last month, Gov. Gavin Newsom signed an executive order in an attempt to address the …
  Dawn Collier · [email protected]
October 13, 2023 at 10:38 PM

CA on track for extreme water rationing

CA on track for extreme water rationing New rules go into effect in 2025 View this email in your browser California on track for extreme water rationing  Dear John, The California State Water Board held a hearing …
  Dawn Collier · [email protected]
October 6, 2023 at 5:53 PM

The Butler Did It

The Butler Did It Newsom picks his political twin for Feinstein's Senate seat View this email in your browser The Butler Did It Dear John, In appointing Laphonza Butler to take Dianne Feinstein’s still-warm U.S. S…
  Dawn Collier · [email protected]
September 30, 2023 at 12:00 AM

Hundreds of parents join together for CPC's Parental Rights Rally

Hundreds of parents join together for CPC's Parental Rights Rally GOP debate spotlights parents' rights View this email in your browser Hundreds of parents join together for CPC's parental rights rally Dear John, Pa…
  Dawn Collier · [email protected]
September 22, 2023 at 10:30 PM

Why One Lawyer Worries CA’s Student-Gender Policies Create a Dangerous Environment of Secrecy

Why One Lawyer Worries CA’s Student-Gender Policies Create a Dangerous Environment of Secrecy Plaintiff's attorney John Manly interviewed by Will Swaim View this email in your browser Why One Lawyer Worries California…
  Dawn Collier · [email protected]
September 15, 2023 at 10:27 PM

CPC sponsored bill becomes law as more bills head to governor’s desk

CPC sponsored bill becomes law as more bills head to governor’s desk SB 293 holds CA Dept of Ed accountable View this email in your browser CPC sponsored bill becomes law as more bills head to governor’s desk Dear J…
  Dawn Collier · [email protected]
September 8, 2023 at 9:29 PM

California takes center stage in battle over parental rights

California takes center stage in battle over parental rights Two more school boards pass parental rights policy View this email in your browser California takes center stage in battle over parental rights Dear John…
  Dawn Collier · [email protected]
September 1, 2023 at 8:56 PM

This Labor Day, CA government unions have 77,000 fewer members

This Labor Day, CA government unions have 77,000 fewer members Learn how CPC's Janus Project helps public employees leave their unions View this email in your browser This Labor Day, California government unions have …
  Dawn Collier · [email protected]
August 25, 2023 at 9:43 PM

CPC asks State Bar to investigate Attorney General Bonta

CPC asks State Bar to investigate Attorney General Bonta Plus, watch our Parental Rights Virtual Open House! View this email in your browser CPC asks State Bar to investigate Attorney General Bonta Dear John, Calif…
  Dawn Collier · [email protected]
August 22, 2023 at 1:17 AM

TOMORROW: Parental Rights Virtual Open House

TOMORROW: Parental Rights Virtual Open House Join us Tuesday, August 22 from 10am-1pm View this email in your browser Join us for CPC's Parental Rights Virtual Open House Dear John, …
  Dawn Collier · [email protected]
August 18, 2023 at 8:12 PM

CPC's Parental Rights Virtual Open House

CPC's Parental Rights Virtual Open House Tuesday, August 22 from 10am-1pm View this email in your browser Join us for CPC's Parental Rights Virtual Open House Dear John, Save the dat…
  Dawn Collier · [email protected]
August 11, 2023 at 8:05 PM

Ferrer & Schiff vs. Freedom of Speech in L.A. County

Ferrer & Schiff vs. Freedom of Speech in L.A. County CA group sues over Ferrer's censorship campaign View this email in your browser Dear John, Over the last few years, we've seen many courageous Californians st…
  Dawn Collier · [email protected]
August 4, 2023 at 6:44 PM

California's Literacy Crisis

California's Literacy Crisis View this email in your browser   Dear John, Last week, we highlighted the debate over California’s new math framework for K-12 public schools that has been lambasted by STEM professionals…
  Dawn Collier · [email protected]
July 28, 2023 at 9:50 PM

California’s New Math Framework Doesn’t Add Up

California’s New Math Framework Doesn’t Add Up View this email in your browser California’s new math framework doesn’t add up Dear John, State education officials have unanimously voted to approve a new California…
  Dawn Collier · [email protected]
July 21, 2023 at 9:04 PM

Parents, where do you draw the line?

Parents, where do you draw the line? Six bills every parent should watch View this email in your browser Parents, where do you draw the line? Dear John,   Parents, where do you draw the line?  The state legislatur…
  Dawn Collier · [email protected]
July 14, 2023 at 7:14 PM

CA pols lose touch with reality over affirmative action ruling

CA pols lose touch with reality over affirmative action ruling View this email in your browser California pols lose touch with reality over affirmative action ruling Dear John, Among the weirdest reactions to the S…