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SACRAMENTO (LifeSiteNews) — A nonprofit watchdog group reported last week that the leftist stronghold of California spent at least half a billion dollars over the past two years on woke diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) trainings.
The report from the nonprofit Center for Organization Research and Education (CORE) organization found that at least $500 million in taxpayer money went to fund the divisive training programs in California’s local government, K-12 school districts, and higher education, The Epoch Times reported.
“Based on the responsive documents our team received, we calculated at least $188 million directly linked DEI spending, and $308 million more in adjacent spending, totaling nearly $500 million in possible DEI spending in California,” the nonprofit said in its report.
California spent $500M on DEI initiatives, including $50K on ‘racial equity’ fish dept trainings: Nonprofit https://t.co/2HCfw6yfJP
— Fox News (@FoxNews) July 12, 2022
According to the report, departments dedicated to specific environmental or infrastructure tasks nevertheless allocated significant finances to leftist ideological programs.
California’s Department of Conservation, for example, which CORE noted has experienced “some of its worst-recorded forest fires and water shortages” in recent years, nonetheless “spent $180,000 of its environmental budget on including critical race theory in its training,” The Epoch Times reported.
CORE noted in its analysis that $9,000 in spending went to purchasing copies of well-known racial ideologue Ibram X. Kendi’s book, “How to be Anti-Racist,” which were then distributed to staffers including oil and gas engineers in the Conservation Department’s Geologic Energy Management Division.
The state’s Department of Fish and Wildlife also spent roughly $50,000 on “racial equity” programs for employees between 2019 and 2021, the report said.
In addition, the drought-oppressed state’s Department of Water Resources reportedly spent more than $414,000 to advance diversity, inclusion, and equity goals, part of which went toward hiring a full-time DEI staff-member with a massive salary of $171,747, the outlet reported.
Characterizing the results of the report as “unthinkable,” CORE stated that the “results are unmistakable: spending related to DEI and critical race theory-framed activities is a vast and growing component of taxpayer-funded spending at all levels of California government.”
“Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion is becoming California’s newest billion-dollar industry—on the taxpayer’s dime,” CORE lead researcher Will Coggin told Fox News Digital last week.
Meanwhile, CORE said it has likely low-balled its $500 million estimate, since about 40% of its records requests have not been fulfilled.
“Our findings are proof that critical race theory and DEI are a vast and growing part of the California government,” the nonprofit said.
UPDATE: The protests are spreading
German farmers also rise up. Dutch, Italian, Polish and German, this is growing into a global movement. pic.twitter.com/R4XNMoeJUf— RadioGenova (@RadioGenova) July 7, 2022
Protests led by thousands of farmers have broken out across the Netherlands, and they're now spreading to Italy, Germany and Poland - this is a fightback against not just environmental regulations and the resulting inflation, but also the elites' Great Reset agenda.
While the demonstrations themselves have been overwhelmingly free from violence on the affected farmers' part, the response to them has been anything but: Earlier this week, Dutch police opened fire on a 16-year-old tractor driver during a protest in Heerenveen.
While -- thank God -- this unfortunate incident did not result in any deaths or injuries, a formal investigation is still forthcoming, and farmers and concerned citizens now know, without question, what measures could be pursued in order to silence opposition to backers of the international Great Reset, which could spell doom for the livelihood of farmers everywhere.
That's why we're asking you to SIGN and SHARE this petition in support of farmers across world against intrusive, overreaching policies of globalist organizations and political leaders who seek to prioritize their own extreme environmental ideology over the ability for everyday farmers to earn a living and provide for their families and communities.
HAPPENING NOW: Farmers who learned from Canadian Freedom Protesters are currently blockading the Netherlands/Germany border with tractors to protest the WEF climate change policies of their government. pic.twitter.com/I7UJTusAZT— Keean Bexte 🇳🇱 (@TheRealKeean) June 30, 2022
Of course, these kinds of extreme environmental policies are not only a threat to the livelihoods of farmers in the Netherlands, or just the nations that comprise the European Union, for that matter: These regulations most certainly can (and inevitably will) make their way to every corner of our world, including countries like YOURS.
In the Netherlands, specifically, lawmakers recently approved legislative proposals to significantly decrease greenhouse emissions by the end of the decade, most notably ammonia and nitrogen oxide, which are common in farming.
This plan, as championed by Christianne van der Wal, the Dutch Minister for Nature and Nitrogen Policy since January, seeks to exceed the globalist EU's agreement among Member States to reduce greenhouse emissions as a means to combat climate change by at least 40% by the year 2030, replacing the desired percentage with an even loftier 55%.
As a result, it would seem almost inevitable that thousands of farms could find themselves in jeopardy within the coming years, but Dutch farmers have no plans to stand down; in fact, this embrace of EU and World Economic Forum (WEF)-style environmental demands is the primary force behind the ongoing protests by as many as 40,000 farmers, who, in response, have taken their tractors to highways across the Netherlands, making an unmistakable statement of resistance reminiscent of that of the Canadian Freedom Convoy truckers in order to protect their livelihoods.
Similar protests have also broken among farmers in Italy, as you can see here:
IT'S HAPPENING 🇮🇹: Italian farmers are rising up in protest, threatening to take their tractors to Rome. "We are not slaves, we are farmers! We cannot make ends meet!" pic.twitter.com/FAznWFXmM0— Keean Bexte 🇳🇱 (@TheRealKeean) July 7, 2022
Such policies are a clear tenet of the Great Reset, pushed by globalist entities around the world like the World Economic Forum. Look no further than the WEF's own "Net Zero Challenge," which seeks to coerce participants into cutting all greenhouse gas emissions by the year 2050, and will inevitably threaten countless jobs and livelihoods in the process.
Let there be no doubt: these extreme environmental policies and transgressions against working people cannot be expected to stop any time soon.
That's why we must take this opportunity to make our voices heard -- whether you're a farmer, yourself; work in an industry that would be negatively affected by such policies; or simply support the hardworking men and women in your country and others who wish to maintain the freedom to provide for their families without excessive government and globalist interference.
Please SIGN and SHARE this petition in support of Dutch farmers, and farmers and workers across the world, whose livelihoods can and eventually will be harmed by the extreme environmental demands of globalist entities like the EU and WEF seeking to implement the Great Reset.
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'Dutch farmers push back against ‘green’ tyranny, use tractors to block major highways' (LifeSiteNews)
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A spokesperson for California’s Democat Gov. Gavin Newsom told the Daily Caller that “Unlike some states that aim to ‘both-sides’ the Holocaust or erase slavery from history books, in California, we do it differently.”
Meanwhile, as California spends millions of taxpayer dollars to fund DEI and CRT trainings, other states have moved in the opposite direction.
Late last month, Florida’s Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis signed new legislation banning employee trainings which instill ideas such as that a racial or ethnic group is inherently “privileged” or “oppressed,” LifeSiteNews previously reported.
“What we will not do is let people distort history to try to serve their current ideological goals,” DeSantis said.
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