She has worked to ban civilian firearm ownership, and to gain passage of the California Desert Protection Act to preserve wilderness. However, former UN Weapons Inspector in Iraq Scott Ritter has stated that Feinstein in summer acknowledged to him that she knew the Bush administration had not provided any convincing intelligence to back up its claims about the Iraqi weapons of mass destruction. Finally, in May, his wife insisted he visit the doctor, at which point the cancer was discovered. Feinstein hosted the first meeting between Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama after Obama nabbed the nomination. The common thread in each of these shootings is the gunman used a semi-automatic assault weapon or large capacity ammunition magazines.
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Though unsuccessful, Norman was always considered a credible candidate and the LGBT community and allies went to the polls to vote for her in these city-wide races. He can be reached at jriley metroweekly. I was a mayor for nine years. As Feinstein stated to the Senate panel:. The club would eventually bring the Fire Chief to our general membership meeting and advocate for initiatives for an expanded recruitment process of LGBT people to the Fire Department, led by Keith Baraka. Sodomy laws had long been used in states around the nation to portray gay people as criminals.
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A tomboy, Dianne would leave her house at dawn to ride horses and would volunteer for after-school projects. Such actions are especially concerning, as OWH is one of the most highly-trafficked HHS sites and serves as a vital public health resource for all women. Passage of this legislation marked an important step in protecting the civil rights of gay people and an important legislative victory for Alice. Being the matchmaker she is, Dianne asked him if he was married. Members also provide at least six hours of field work each election cycle and participate in monthly board meetings. Jim Foster founded the Alice B.
Both these actions were publicized differently for the first time. Feinstein shakes with glee after Trump suggests adding assault weapons ban to background check bill. With changes to state law, employers and landlords now face serious charges if they discriminate against transgender people in employment or housing. She has spoken publicly about watching people leave San Francisco because of the rising cost of living , which has been a hot-button issue in the past several years as demand for housing has increased. As a liberal from San Francisco, she would never have won the confidence of the national party if she could not back up her progressive values with financial leadership.