Communist party membership no longer a fireable offence in California

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McClatchy newspapers guardian.co.uk, Friday May 16 2008
The California Senate yesterday passed legislation that would delete membership in the Communist party as a reason for firing a public employee, a Cold War-era prohibition intended to root out communists.
Democratic Senator Alan Lowenthal called communism a 'failed system,' and said his bill - Senate Bill 1322 - was intended to protect 'the constitutional freedoms that we have fought so valiantly for,' including freedom of political affiliation.
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McClatchy newspapers guardian.co.uk, Friday May 16 2008

The California Senate yesterday passed legislation that would delete membership in the Communist party as a reason for firing a public employee, a Cold War-era prohibition intended to root out communists.

Democratic Senator Alan Lowenthal called communism a 'failed system,' and said his bill - Senate Bill 1322 - was intended to protect 'the constitutional freedoms that we have fought so valiantly for,' including freedom of political affiliation.

to view full article click: guardian.co.uk