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Over 65% of Americans Support a Cease-Fire in Gaza Now, per U.S. Representative Rashida Tlaib

Today in the U.S. Capitol Michigan Democratic Representative Rashida Tlaib, the sole Palestinian-American member of Congress, held a news conference alongside Rabbis for Peace and several colleagues calling for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza.



First things first, we shout out Robert Chlala for the opportunity to speak with his class at Cal State University Long Beach’s Sociology department this past week. If you’d like to book yours truly for a speaking engagement in your classroom or community, you can make an inquiry through

Secondly, we note the significance of Dianne Feinstein’s retirement, including because Congressional Representative for the [historic] 28th district–now the 30th district due to California’s population loss–Adam Schiff has now declared his candidacy to become the next Senator for California.

Next up, we note that our interview with Council Member Soto-Martinez (@HugoForCD13) is back on through IG LIVE (@jimbotimes) this Thursday, February 23rd at 7 PM.

We also note that our team at Making a Neighborhood is reaching our first full year of publication! If you’re interested in joining us to celebrate the milestone, you need to RSVP through Eventbrite.

Finally, yours truly introduces a new VOICEMAIL feature for the podcast to discuss none other than L.A. weather! Leave a voicemail at (213) 458-5042 with your thoughts on the skies above over the last week or so and also tell us which side of the city (or county) you’re calling from. I look forward to hearing your anecdotes.

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