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SB 1421 “RIGHT TO KNOW” SIGNED INTO LAW: Governor Brown has signed SB 1421, changing four decades of precedent in which California barred public access to records of police misconduct and use of force. Under the old law, not even prosecutors have been allowed direct access to records of officers found guilty of misconduct. More than half of states in the country make some or all police misconduct records available to the public. CFA co-sponsored the bill along with, among others, the ACLU, Black Lives Matter, and the California Newspaper Publishers Association.

JUSTICE FOR JOSIAH—CAMPUS ACTION COMING WEEK OF OCT 15: CFA joins Students for Quality Education to work with the Justice for Josiah campaign on CSU campuses beginning October 15. CSU student David Josiah Lawson was murdered near his Humboldt State campus on April 15, 2017, and since then SQE, Humboldt students, faculty and supporters have been marching on the 15th of each month, calling attention to the unsolved case of the African-American Criminology and Justice Studies major, and raising questions about safety on CSU campuses for students of color. Now other campuses are joining in. Plans include rallies, banner drops, teach-ins and more. See a schedule by campus.

THREE CSU CAMPUS PRESIDENTS TO RETIRE AT END OF THIS ACADEMIC YEAR: CSU San Marcos President Karen Haynes and San Francisco State President Leslie Wong both announced their retirements in the past week. The third to announce is Humboldt State President Lisa Rossbacher, who has come under criticism for inattention to the Lawson murder, to requests for help from his family, and to the atmosphere for students and faculty of color on and around campus.

CALPERS OPEN ENROLLMENT ENDS THIS FRIDAY, OCT 5: CalPERS Open Enrollment is the time when people who have CalPERS medical or pension benefits can change health plans, add dependents to the plan, add optical insurance, or change pension beneficiaries. The deadline is this Friday, October 5. Contact your campus HR department to make changes. Retirees can access CalPERS via: mobile.mycalpers.ca.gov. For more information, read 10 Things You Need to Know About CalPERS Health Open Enrollment.

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