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Gavin Newsom
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Lieutenant Governor of California
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Former SF mayor and 49th Lt. Gov. of California.  Committed to equality and economic recovery of California. Author, "Citizenville: How to Take the Town Square Digital and Reinvent Government."  Available now, http://amzn.to/TLXFUF
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  • Santa Clara University
    Political Science, 1989
  • Redwood High School
    1985
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Lieutenant Governor
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  • City and County of San Francisco
    42nd Mayor, 2004 - 2011
  • San Francisco Board of Supervisors
    Member, 1997 - 2004
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The political rift is slowing our countries efforts on climate change
Efforts to tackle climate change have repeatedly collided with politics in Washington, where Republicans question the science of global warming, and ties to the fossil fuel industry have made them resistant to change.
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Thanks Alan Ross for inviting me to speak to your PolySci class at Berkeley 
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Looking great Lt. Governor !!
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It's important that all countries cut emissions & invest in new, low-carbon energy now, not later:
Dire consequenses for allowing global temperatures to rise above 2 degrees Celsius, according to report to be released in Berlin next week
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so true---now, not later
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Preschool does work! Thousands of SF children have benefitted from Preschool for All, happy that NY children will see the same advantage with expanded Pre-K:
The agreement will finance the expansion of prekindergarten in New York City without the tax increase on high-earning residents sought by Mayor Bill de Blasio.
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Proud to announce the first financial transparency portal for a state agency in the country, check it out: 
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I would like to mention how glad I am for your courage in leadership. Earlier this week I attended a talk by Mariana Mazzucato, at the Long Now, where she expressed deeply true reasons for the path of Innovation and how it really is important to have a public and private funding of creative vision for a health living planet Earth. She certainly did Tell It Like It Is!
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"It's time to admit that current laws do more harm than good. It's time to explore smarter, better ways to address the challenges presented by drugs and drug addiction."
The war on drugs has been one of the worst policy debacles in our nation's history. We incarcerate too many people for nonviolent offenses, spend too much money doing it and ruin too many lives -- especially among the poor and communities of color -- all without enhancing public safety.
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Lest we forget, The Business of Prison...
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It's taken women until today to earn the same amount as men in 2013. It's time for that to change! #EqualPay
One measure, announced in a ceremony seemingly staged with an eye on the midterm elections, bars federal contractors from retaliating if employees discuss salaries.
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this leftie s...t is getting so tiresome...what goes around comes around...that is hisory
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It's a great day for a home opening game at AT&T Park! Let's go Giants!
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Thoughts & prayers for those affected by yesterday's shooting. When will the conversation around these violent acts change?
How many people have to die before we realize that the only thing the truly stops a bad guy is not letting them get their hands on a gun in the first place?
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+David Lloyd  The right to protect ourselves is indeed fundamental.  But the right to free speech is constitutionally first in order by design.  So in the founding father's reasoning, free speech is more powerful than weapons.  They were right.  You can stop more killing with communication and understanding than you can prevent violence through superior firepower.  When people understand each other, the entire basis for violence is impacted so significantly, the violence and the guns that inevitably make it into that violent arena, simply never arise.

It's like the old saying dads used to give their sons on their wedding day.  Communication is the key to a successful relationship.  

For what it is worth,

LC
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Michigan on its way to becoming the 18th state to recognize same-sex marriage!
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Yes, you have it wrong.
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