California Fair Share

A grassroots campaign to make sure everyone gets a fair shot, pays their fair share and plays by the same rules

Monthly Archives: October, 2013

Nov. 1 SNAP cuts are like stealing a kindergartener’s lunch money

A bean burrito, two tacos, or a cheeseburger are good in a pinch when food options are limited, but if some members of Congress have their way, these fast-food dollar … Continue reading

October 30, 2013

NYT: Quality Preschool Is the ‘Most Cost-Effective’ Educational Intervention

An excellent post from the New York Times Motherlode: Adventures in Parenting blog comments on a new study that confirms what educators and smart policymakers have known for decades: high … Continue reading

October 24, 2013

Our Fall Newsletter is here!

Our Fall Newsletter has hit the streets! Read what we’ve been up to, share and follow us on social media. CA Fair Share Newsletter Fall 2013

October 24, 2013

NYT: Language-Gap Study Bolsters a Push for Pre-K

A new study has discovered a language gap as early as 18 months between wealthy professionals and less educated parents. NYT: Language-Gap Study Bolsters a Push for Pre-K

October 24, 2013

What Did We Learn from the Shutdown?

By Patrick Stelmach, State Organizer, California Fair Share Government is simply a word for the things we decide to do together. And if there is one lesson that the recent … Continue reading

October 18, 2013

Cancer patient denied treatment confronts Rep. McClintock

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE OCT. 16, 2013 Contact: Patrick Stelmach, 916-817-9148                                                                                                                                   CANCER PATIENT DENIED TREATMENT CONFRONTS CONGRESSMAN MCCLINTOCK, WHO HELPED SHUT GOVERNMENT DOWN  Michelle Langbehn, CA Fair Share and OFA-CA delivered 140,000 … Continue reading

October 16, 2013

NEWS ROUNDUP: Oct. 16 coverage of shutdown protest rally

The Sacramento Bee and the Auburn Journal were among many California media outlets that published articles following the Tuesday press conference at the district office of Republican Congressman Tom McClintock … Continue reading

October 16, 2013

NEWS UPDATE: KCRA-TV coverage of Oct. 15 shutdown protest

KCRA aired this report Tuesday evening on the protest outside Republican Congressman Tom McClintock’s district office in Granite Bay, Calif. More than 40 protesters gathered to support Michelle Langbehn, an … Continue reading

October 16, 2013

Auburn Journal coverage of Michelle Langbehn

The Auburn Journal published an excellent story on Michelle Langbehn today. Langbehn, an Auburn mom, was diagnosed with sarcoma in 2012. She received news she was intelligible for a clinical treatment … Continue reading

October 16, 2013

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@cafairshare interns Paulette Greenhouse and Jay Rivera complete a poster prior to today's 2 PM press conference at Congressman Ami Bera's Rancho Cordova district office, to urge Congressional leaders to stop cuts to education. We did it! @CAFairShare State Director Patrick Stelmach (center), with interns Paulette Greenhouse and Jay Rivera celebrate after gathering 206 signatures in a few rainy hours at American River College in Sacramento on Nov. 21. Join the fight to stop cuts to education. Sign the petition online:
@livinginthegridlock #kidsnotcuts @CAFairShare communications intern Jay Rivera talks to an American River College student about the impact of a proposed $6.9 billion in cuts to education at a petition drive Nov. 21. Join the fight and sign the petition online: