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THIS is why I am so proud to be from California

Posted by on Nov. 11, 2016 at 8:54 PM
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Joint Statement from California Legislative Leaders on Result of Presidential Election
Wednesday, November 09, 2016
SACRAMENTO – California Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) and California Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Paramount) released the following statement on the results of the President election:
Today, we woke up feeling like strangers in a foreign land, because yesterday Americans expressed their views on a pluralistic and democratic society that are clearly inconsistent with the values of the people of California.
We have never been more proud to be Californians.
By a margin in the millions, Californians overwhelmingly rejected politics fueled by resentment, bigotry, and misogyny.
The largest state of the union and the strongest driver of our nation’s economy has shown it has its surest conscience as well.
California is – and must always be – a refuge of justice and opportunity for people of all walks, talks, ages and aspirations – regardless of how you look, where you live, what language you speak, or who you love.
California has long set an example for other states to follow. And California will defend its people and our progress. We are not going to allow one election to reverse generations of progress at the height of our historic diversity, scientific advancement, economic output, and sense of global responsibility.
We will be reaching out to federal, state and local officials to evaluate how a Trump Presidency will potentially impact federal funding of ongoing state programs, job-creating investments reliant on foreign trade, and federal enforcement of laws affecting the rights of people living in our state. We will maximize the time during the presidential transition to defend our accomplishments using every tool at our disposal.
While Donald Trump may have won the presidency, he hasn’t changed our values. America is greater than any one man or party. We will not be dragged back into the past. We will lead the resistance to any effort that would shred our social fabric or our Constitution.
California was not a part of this nation when its history began, but we are clearly now the keeper of its future.
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Hoy despertamos sintiéndonos extranjeros en tierra extraña, porque ayer los estadounidenses expresaron sus opiniones sobre una sociedad pluralista y democrática que es claramente inconsistente con los valores de la gente de California. Nunca nos hemos sentido más orgullosos de ser californianos.

Por un margen de millones de votos, los californianos rechazaron abrumadoramente la política alimentada por el resentimiento, la intolerancia y la misoginia.

El estado más grande de la unión y la locomotora de la economía de nuestra nación ha demostrado que también tiene su conciencia más tranquila. California es - y debe ser siempre - un refugio de justicia y oportunidades para las personas de todos los orígenes, lenguas, edades, y aspiraciones - independientemente de su apariencia, dónde vivan, qué idioma hablen, o a quiénes amen.
California, por mucho tiempo, ha sido un ejemplo a seguir para otros estados. Y California defenderá a su gente y nuestro progreso. No vamos a permitir que una elección sea un revés para el progreso de generaciones en la cima de nuestra histórica diversidad, el avance científico, la generación económica y un sentido de responsabilidad global.
Estaremos comunicándonos con los funcionarios federales, estatales y locales para evaluar cómo una Presidencia Trump podría afectar potencialmente los fondos de programas estatales en curso, las inversiones creadoras de empleos que dependen del comercio exterior y la aplicación de las leyes federales que afectan los derechos de las personas que viven en nuestro estado.
Estaremos utilizando al máximo el tiempo durante la transición presidencial para defender nuestros logros, usando cada herramienta a nuestra disposición. Aunque Donald Trump haya ganado la presidencia, no ha cambiado nuestros valores. Estados Unidos es más grande que cualquier hombre o partido. No seremos arrastrados de vuelta al pasado. Lideraremos la resistencia a cualquier esfuerzo que destruya nuestro tejido social o nuestra Constitución. California no era una parte de esta nación cuando comenzó su historia, pero ahora somos claramente los encargados de mantener su futuro.
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 on Nov. 11, 2016 at 8:58 PM
I saw that and it sickens me. San Francisco is trying to figure out how to survive without federal funding so they can continue being a sanctuary city for illegals who commit serious crimes against the citizens of this country. Should be interesting to see how it plays out. Need to find a good place to move if this happens because the illegals will flock here. People here are crazy.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Nov. 11, 2016 at 8:59 PM
Prop 57.

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Reading.Rainbow
by Mad Martigan on Nov. 11, 2016 at 9:01 PM
No it isn't. It's protecting law abiding humans who are running from crime. Violent criminals get deported or imprisoned.

Quoting Anonymous 1: I saw that and it sickens me. San Francisco is trying to figure out how to survive without federal funding so they can continue being a sanctuary city for illegals who commit serious crimes against the citizens of this country. Should be interesting to see how it plays out. Need to find a good place to move if this happens because the illegals will flock here. People here are crazy.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 3 on Nov. 11, 2016 at 9:01 PM
Whatever
Anonymous
by Anonymous 4 on Nov. 11, 2016 at 9:03 PM
Beautifully put!
Anonymous
by Anonymous 5 on Nov. 11, 2016 at 9:06 PM
I'm not from California originally, but we live here now and I've been very happy. I've been calling it my "blue bubble".
Anonymous
by Anonymous 6 on Nov. 11, 2016 at 9:09 PM
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maybe.. with a massive earthquake...you can really secede from the union
Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 on Nov. 11, 2016 at 9:09 PM
Wrong
http://www.cnsnews.com/commentary/hans-von-spakovsky/how-san-francisco-aided-and-abetted-illegal-aliens-murder-kate-steinle

Quoting Reading.Rainbow: No it isn't. It's protecting law abiding humans who are running from crime. Violent criminals get deported or imprisoned.

Quoting Anonymous 1: I saw that and it sickens me. San Francisco is trying to figure out how to survive without federal funding so they can continue being a sanctuary city for illegals who commit serious crimes against the citizens of this country. Should be interesting to see how it plays out. Need to find a good place to move if this happens because the illegals will flock here. People here are crazy.
Reading.Rainbow
by Mad Martigan on Nov. 11, 2016 at 9:15 PM
Sorry... I don't go by alternative news sources.

Quoting Anonymous 1: Wrong
http://www.cnsnews.com/commentary/hans-von-spakovsky/how-san-francisco-aided-and-abetted-illegal-aliens-murder-kate-steinle

Quoting Reading.Rainbow: No it isn't. It's protecting law abiding humans who are running from crime. Violent criminals get deported or imprisoned.

Quoting Anonymous 1: I saw that and it sickens me. San Francisco is trying to figure out how to survive without federal funding so they can continue being a sanctuary city for illegals who commit serious crimes against the citizens of this country. Should be interesting to see how it plays out. Need to find a good place to move if this happens because the illegals will flock here. People here are crazy.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 7 on Nov. 11, 2016 at 9:18 PM
Not true. I work with criminals and the jails will release violent criminals who have an ice hold without notifying ice.

Quoting Reading.Rainbow: No it isn't. It's protecting law abiding humans who are running from crime. Violent criminals get deported or imprisoned.

Quoting Anonymous 1: I saw that and it sickens me. San Francisco is trying to figure out how to survive without federal funding so they can continue being a sanctuary city for illegals who commit serious crimes against the citizens of this country. Should be interesting to see how it plays out. Need to find a good place to move if this happens because the illegals will flock here. People here are crazy.
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