1. December Newsletter
    31 Dec, 2016
    December Newsletter
    President-Elect Donald Trump     The Electoral College officially elected Donald Trump as President of the United States. Seven electors voted for candidates other than those they were assigned, making this the first time since 1832 that more than a single elector did so. One elector from Texas voted for John Kasich, and another voted for Ron Paul; three electors from Washington voted for Colin Powell and a fourth voted for Faith Spotted Eagle; and an elector from Hawaii voted for Bernie
  2. President-Elect Donald Trump
    29 Nov, 2016
    Trump So Far
    A firsthand look into how Trump's 100-day​ plan is shaping up to be and who he is hiring to run the country.
  3. Hillary Clinton supporters upset after 2016 election results.
    15 Nov, 2016
    Things Fell Apart
    What happened, why, and what we do now. We were facing the worst candidate the Republican Party had ever nominated. We had the fundraising advantage, the advertising advantage, and the edge in almost every poll. We won every single debate. We were united, while our opposition was so divided that there was serious speculation that the party itself would fracture and die, right after we won. We had assembled a truly impressive field operation, and every early voting indicator suggested we had an
  4. Shawn Haq and Bryan Caforio, mid-interview.
    24 Oct, 2016
    Shawn Haq's Interview with US Congress Candidate, Bryan Caforio
    Have you heard speculation that the Democrats could gain several seats in the House of Representatives this November, if not win back a majority? These potential changes depend largely on certain highly-competitive races. Bryan Caforio is running in one of those races. He’s a Democrat trying to unseat Republican incumbent Congressman Steve Knight in a race so high profile that even President Obama has stepped in and personally endorsed Bryan. Shawn Haq sat down with him last Friday to discuss a
  5. Plastic Bag Pollution
    11 Oct, 2016
    Why California's Prop 67 Matters for Grassroots Organizing and not just Plastic Bags
    Much has already been said about the mind-numbing seventeen propositions coming up on California’s ballot this November. A great deal of them are enormously controversial and polarizing, concerning matters like the death penalty and legalization of marijuana. Couple that with the fiercest presidential election in decades, one that feels like a battle for the very soul of the nation, and intense voter exhaustion is hardly surprising. Nonetheless, the last proposition on the California
  6. November Newsletter
    30 Nov, 2016
    November Newsletter
    U.S. Presidential Election Results     Republican nominee Donald Trump won the election with 306 Electoral College votes to Hillary Clinton’s 232. Clinton, however, won the popular vote by over 2 million votes. Trump claimed that he won the popular vote “if you deduct the millions of people who voted illegally.”     Both the Senate and House of Representatives will have a Republican majority.      Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, and other prominent political figures have urged for a peaceful
  7. Why Prop 55?
    02 Nov, 2016
    Why Prop 55?
    On November 6, 2012, Proposition 30 was approved in California, paving the way for increased funding in public education by increasing taxes for the richest in the state. The results were monumental: since it was enacted, Prop 30 has led to an increased state revenue of over $6 billion per year. While the policy will cease to function in 2018, an extension to the funding, known as Proposition 55, will be listed as a measure in the November 8, 2016 ballot. Without an overall “yes” vote for Prop
  8. Month of October on Calendar
    31 Oct, 2016
    October Newsletter
    Millennial Institute October Newsletter U.S. Presidential election     As of October 30th, FiveThirtyEight estimates that Hillary Clinton has a 78.9% chance of winning the presidency, whereas Donald Trump’s chance is 21.0%.     FiveThirtyEight uses not only current polling data, but also weighting of polls’ past accuracy, demographic information, and other factors to predict election outcomes.     A poll by ABC News and the Washington Post predict that Hillary Clinton will win, though only has
  9. Millennial Institute September Newsletter
    30 Sep, 2016
    Millennial Institute September Newsletter
    Millennial Institute September Newsletter U.S. Presidential election: Polls and Overview                 As of September 27th, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has a 55.5% chance of winning the presidency and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has a 44.5% chance of winning, according to FiveThirtyEight’s election forecast. FiveThirtyEight also predicts that Clinton will get 46.4% of the popular vote, Trump will get 44.9%, and Libertarian presidential candidate Gary
  10. Corporate and Consumer Cybersecurity Bill
    22 Aug, 2016
    Corporate and Consumer Cybersecurity Bill
    “There are two kinds of big companies in the United States. There are those who have been hacked… and those who don’t know they’ve been hacked.” -FBI Director James Comey      The dramatic increase in cyber attacks over the past two years started innocuously enough. Sony Pictures Entertainment announced plans to green light another Seth Rogen comedy, and for the most part, the world shrugged. After all, Seth Rogen isn’t known for cinematic masterpieces. But then, Sony disclosed the subject