A group of student-run organizations who have planned a rally for education funding at the state capitol today are worried about protest confusion: Refund California and Occupy Education is also holding an action in Sacramento today. Though the two protests have been called for similar reasons, student group spokespersons have stressed they are unrelated.
On today’s Your Call, it’s our Friday media roundtable. This well, we’ll have a conversation about the upcoming BP trial over the oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico. We’ll also discuss Russia's Presidential elections, which are scheduled for March 4th. We’ll be joined by Propublica’s Abrahm Lustgarten,The Times Picayune’s David Hammer, and the Christian Science Monitor’s Fred Weir joins us from Moscow. Join us at 10 or firstname.lastname@example.org. What’s your story of the week? It’s Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.
This morning at San Francisco’s City Hall, members of the SAFE California Coalition submitted signatures to the Department of Elections to put an initiative on the November ballot that would end the death penalty in California. Proponents say they gathered over 800,000 signatures, which will now be reviewed by elections officials before they’re able to send the proposal to voters. If passed, the initiative would replace capital punishment with life without the possibility of parole.