Chief Bratton and I are committed to providing a police department that's transparent, accountable and inclusive, ... The days of closed-door internal investigations that do little to advance the public's confidence are over. With today's actions, the LAPD is opening up itself to review by its peers in the law enforcement community and actively seeking to improve its own operations.
Literacy is crucial to creating job opportunities, supporting workers and their families and eradicating poverty in our region, ... Literacy must start in homes and classrooms by giving the children of Los Angeles the best education possible to enable them to pursue their goals and become engaged citizens. I am committed to assembling the resources needed to build the skills of our workers and our children.
Stem cell research will be the key to unlocking the mysteries of illnesses that have afflicted our friends and families for generations, ... We need Washington to stop playing politics that could impact California's efforts to lead the nation in life saving research. We stand united in California urging Congress to pass Senator Feinstein's legislation adopting strong ethical standards while pushing forward on sensible research.