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LEGISLATIVE HEARING ON HATE SPEECH: CFA made public comment yesterday (October 3) at a hearing of the California State Senate Judiciary Committee that took testimony on “Combatting Hate While Protecting the Constitution.” Testimony came from UC Berkeley Law School Dean Erwin Chemerinsky and representatives of civil rights groups, the CSU administration, and law enforcement. View the hearing on the California Channel.

CFA-ENDORSED CANDIDATE FOR CALPERS BOARD WINS ELECTION: Early results (not yet certified by the Secretary of State) show CFA-endorsed candidate David Miller won CalPERS Board of Administration Position A with 63.71 percent of the votes cast. A runoff Election is to be held November 10–December 11 for Position B. CFA-endorsed candidate Michael Bilbrey, incumbent, finished first and received just shy of 41% of the votes cast. Margaret Brown finished second and received 35% of the votes cast. See more details.

HOT OFF THE PRESSES & ON THE WEB: The Fall 2017 California Faculty magazine is now online, or request a print copy from your campus CFA Chapter office. Commentary on what does free public higher education really mean, the CSU’s growing mental health crisis, why Right to Work means Work for Less, understanding Equity and Equality, and much more.

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