Hector Rico
Para todxs lxs compas latinoamericanxs, Room 317. Maximum occupancy: anywhere between 30 and 50 people. Doors open. High heels click-clack as they walk in. Blazers and ties swing by. Legislative aids brush into the room and lobbyists shake each other’s hands. Interns walk towards the leather-padded...
Young Senators at west steps with Senator Mendoza
In today’s public schools, it is easy to see how much importance has been placed in improving student academic achievement. A lesser focus has been placed on civic education and preparing our youth for democratic participation and citizenship. More youth today, than those in earlier generations,...
I'm looking out the window at the glassy grey-blue expanse and am surprised when my heart catches in my throat. It’s a visceral reaction, and my chest clenches up with pangs of sad-gladness to see this familiar sight once again. It’s Friday evening, and I'm on a train home to the Bay Area after...
At the Federal Courthouse with the law clerks after their first appearance in court!
Sacramento is an ideal location for a summer internship. Working at the Federal Public Defender’s Office provides me with the legal experience that I crave, but also with the political atmosphere that keeps things interesting. The Federal Public Defender’s office puts me in contact with a range of...
Cal-in-Sac Fellow Yvonne Dorantes with legislative staff
Yvonne Dorantes, Governor's Office of Emergency Services, Matsui Center Cal-in-Sacramento Fellows
The dome at the California Capitol building not only covers those inside from the three digit weather, a bright sun, and rain; the dome protects an entire world of politics and analytical thinking which functions to serve nearly 40 million people. Before I had the opportunity to live in Sacramento...
Me along with my fellow interns and supervisors visiting the historic Bradbury Building after having lunch at Grand Central
Sonnie Beth Martinez, Office of Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti , Matsui Center Local Government Interns
At the Los Angeles Mayor’s Office of Public Engagement, they really emphasize advocacy. On my first day in City Hall I was asked to think about a problem that I see in the CIty of Los Angeles and figure out a way to fix it or make it better. Myself, along with the other interns, were asked to...