Bay Area Reporter: Political Notebook – 2020 recruitment of CA LGBT candidates begins

“California LGBT leaders have begun recruiting out candidates to seek state legislative seats in 2020 in order to ensure the number of LGBT lawmakers in the Legislature doesn’t continue to decline. Otherwise, come December next year, the number of out state lawmakers could remain flat or fall to six or fewer.”

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ABC 10 News: City Council Votes to Ban Styrofoam Across San Diego

“The ordinance, authored by City Councilman Chris Ward, bans the use and distribution within city limits of products like egg cartons, food containers, coolers, ice chests, pool or beach toys, mooring buoys and navigation markers made fully or partially of polystyrene foam, otherwise known by the commercial Dow Chemical Co. designation, Styrofoam.”

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Times of San Diego: Councilman Chris Ward Announces Candidacy for State Assembly

“San Diego City Councilman Chris Ward announced his candidacy Monday for the 78th Assembly District, which is currently represented by termed-out Todd Gloria.”

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KPBS: San Diego To Mandate ‘Equal Pay’ Among City Contractors

“The Equal Pay Ordinance, authored by Councilman Chris Ward, mandates that city contractors self-certify compliance with the ordinance through their contract with the city. Employees of those outside businesses can file complaints with city officials, who can then force the company to open up its records to prove compliance. Companies in violation of the ordinance can have their contract terminated.”

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KPBS: Councilman Ward Proposes Banning Styrofoam In San Diego

“San Diego may become the fourth city in the county to ban Styrofoam food and beverage containers. A proposal announced Thursday by San Diego city Councilman Chris Ward would stop restaurants from using polystyrene, more commonly known as Styrofoam, and would also ban the sale of the material in the city.”

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Times of San Diego: Councilman Ward Proposes Equal Pay Ordinance

“The city has a responsibility to do whatever it can to achieve equal pay under the law for all residents, and this is a proactive measure to ensure we’re leading throughout the region to close the stubborn gender pay gap,” Ward said. “The city should use our tremendous purchasing power to drive pay equity for everyone, and ensure that neither gender nor ethnicity hold back any hard working San Diegan from being able to make ends meet and be successful in our communities.”

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