VOICES: River City, Episode 194: Cleaning Democrats of cop and oil money, with Amar Shergill

The California Democratic Party’s executive board voted Sunday on a plan to permanently stop taking money from both Big Oil and cops. It ultimately failed, due to resistance from establishment Democrats.

We’re joined by Amar Singh Shergill, chair of the Democrats’ Progressive Caucus, to walk us through the vote, and why the party’s decision to make no decision for another four months was a massive disappointment to the party’s left flank. 

A 100-year storm hit northern California on Sunday, with Sacramento receiving the most rain in a 24-hour timespan ever recorded

While the storm impacted many, it was our unhoused neighbors who fared the worst in the elements during the historic tempest. We discuss the impacts felt by folks outside, how the county and city must do better during future weather events, and who in the community stepped up to care for those in need. 

For further reading on what folks endured and which needs remain to be met, follow the Sacramento Homeless Union’s Twitter feed.  

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