Eric Schickler, a political science professor at the University of California Berkeley and author of books about legislative politics in Congress, said there wasn’t enough support – among Democrats.
“Up until recently, even the Democrats had a pretty decent sized faction of members who were pro-life or at least not fully on board with a kind of pro-choice agenda,” he said. To read the full article, click here.
Berkeley News covered Monday's annual Barbara Boxer Lecture, featuring Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi. She spoke critically about former republican leader and explains how the right-wing part is ruining the democracy. There was also a variety of other topics Pelosi talked about, including opportunities for women in politics and the role of news media in a democracy. Read More
myScience shares how House Speaker, Nancy Pelosi, "delivered an urgent warning Monday about threats to democracy posed by leaders of the Republican Party... " Read More
The Daily Californian covered the latest Boxer Lecture guest, Nancy Pelosi. As a female leader she spoke about patriotic roles and how to protect the American Democracy. Read More
Tax Day...is a reminder of the staggering divide between California’s haves and have-nots, which the state’s progressive tax structure brings out in stark relief: In 2019, the fewer than 100,000 Californians who earned at least $1 million paid about 40% of the state’s personal income taxes, according to data obtained by The Los Angeles Times.
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On Wednesday, April 6th, the IGS held a conversation with Dionne and Rapoport, moderated by UC Berkeley political science professor Paul Pierson, about the 100% Democracy, universal voting, and how it might be implemented. This event was covered in a column in the LA times, which shared and discussed the question- What if every American was required, by law to vote? "The idea is to make people work a little harder at being a good citizen and force politicians to quit dividing to conquer. That's got my vote", wrote Mark Z. Barabak. Read More
This week the Institute of Governmental Studies will be completing another of its periodic polls of the California public about major political and public policy issues facing the state. It is a legitimate non-partisan poll sponsored by the University that is carried out by distributing email invitations to a carefully constructed random sample of the state’s registered voters. Data collection will continue through Monday, April 4. Learn more here.
In an LA Times Op-Ed, IGS Co-Director G. Cristina Mora and Julie A. Dowling discuss the significant impacts of the Latino undercount in the 2020 Census and what can be done to address it. "The 5% underrepresentation for a Latino population of more than 60 million could translate into at least $3 billion in lost funding for some towns and cities. The impact on political power is as profound." Read more.
CBS News Bay Area's Amanda Starrantino talked with Mark DiCamillo, survey director for UC Berkeley's Institute of Governmental Studies, about a new poll showing that 45% of California voters surveyed support amending the California Constitution to allow sports betting. Click here to watch the interview.
Listeners Tell Us How They Feel About The Biggest Issues Facing California
On February 16, 2022, IGS Poll Director Mark DiCamillo joined Larry Mantle on KPCC 89.3 FM AirTalk to discuss the results of the newest IGS Poll on Governor Newsom's job performance.