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A #MeToo moment: Jane Fonda
stands against forced arbitration


Aug. 7, 2018 – Actor and activist Jane Fonda was joined by documentary filmmaker Jennifer Newsom – wife of Democratic gubernatorial nominee Gavin Newsom – and others for a #MeToo roundtable. More than a dozen bills addressing sexual harassment are in final stretch, among them AB 3080 to ensure that a worker is not forced into arbitration and stripped of the right to take harassment, discrimination, and labor claims to court. Watch video. Read news story.


July 20, 2018
Brown signs CAOC-sponsored bill
aiding childhood sex abuse victims

SB 1053 resolves confusion about when victims of childhood sexual abuse can file a claim, clearing away restrictions as they attempt as adults to seek accountability from wrongdoers. Read more

July 3, 2018
Key panel OKs bill banning secret
settlements for sexual misconduct 

SB 820 by Sen. Connie Leyva and co-sponsored by CAOC and the California Women's Law Center targets workplace sexual predators who have used secret legal settlements to mask their misdeeds -- allowing them to repeat again and again while potential victims are left in the dark. Read more

June 28, 2018
Landmark CAOC-backed data
protection measure becomes law 

SB 375 gives California the strongest Internet data privacy and protection law in the nation, and is expected to yield stronger protections across the U.S., overcoming inaction by Congress and the Trump Administration despite massive data breaches at Facebook, Equifax and other businesses. Read more

(7/9/2018) Brent Wisner presses the case of a Bay Area groundskeeper who developed a type of cancer that he blames on the use of the weed killer RoundUp. READ HERE  
(7/24/2018) Greg Bentley achieves justice for the family of a 41-year-old mother of two killed by a police bullet during a shootout with bank robbers in Stockton. READ HERE  


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  July/Aug 2018
  Vol. 48, No. 4