As anticipated, President Donald Trump recognized Jerusalem as Israel's capital on December 6, 2017. The announcement is a break from decades of U.S. policy and carries unclear consequences for Mideast peace efforts.
Eighteen protesters participating in a demonstration by the California Poor People's Campaign were arrested in the State Capitol the night of Monday, May 21, the group said in a Facebook post. The protesters staged a sit-in the Capitol for six hours.
Protesters at the state Capitol on Monday, May 21, 2018 call for Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia, D-Bell Gardens, to resign amid sexual harassment allegations. The group was organized by construction trades unions who oppose Garcia's re-election.
Workers at the Sacramento County Department of Voter Registration and Elections had already received thousands of ballots in the mail or county dropboxes by May 17. Every registered voter in the county will get a ballot in the mail under a new law.
Actor and activist Danny Glover spoke at the Capitol in Sacramento on Monday, May 14, for the California Poor People's Campaign. The campaign seeks to address the “crisis of poverty, racism, militarism, and ecological devastation.”