(Sacramento) – Assemblymember Chris R. Holden (D-Pasadena), Chair of the California Legislative Black Caucus, led the State Assembly in a special ceremony to celebrate Black History Month. In addition to a video depicting the 50 years of CLBC history and floor speeches, Assembly Concurrent Resolution 6, a measure that recognizes the month of February 2017 as Black History Month and encourages the people of California to recognize the many talents, achievements, and contributions that African Americans make to their communities, was approved. “This year we honor the historic accomplishments of our African-American state legislators,” Assemblymember Holden said. “From Fredrick Roberts, the first African-American elected to the State Assembly in 1918, to the first African-American woman Yvonne Braithwaite Burke, the first African-American Speaker Willie Brown and all 50 people of African descent who have, or are now, serving within these hallowed halls.” Here’s more in this Assembly Access video.
(Sacramento) – Assemblymember Eloise Gómez Reyes. (D-San Bernardino) joined her colleagues in the State Assembly for a special ceremony to celebrate Black History Month. After a video depicting 50 years of CLBC history was shown, the Assembly passed Assembly Concurrent Resolution 6, a measure that recognizes the month of February 2017 as Black History Month and encourages the people of California to recognize the many talents, achievements, and contributions that African Americans make to their communities. Speaking on behalf or herself and the Legislative Women’s Caucus, Assemblymember Reyes said, “As we honor and reflect on the accomplishments of African-American leaders in the fields of politics, education, science and entertainment, we cannot forget our collective role in the fight for equality and justice.” Here’s more in this Assembly Access video.
(Sacramento) – Assemblywoman Sabrina Cervantes (D-Corona) and the State Assembly held a special ceremony to celebrate Black History Month. A video depicting the 50 years of CLBC history was shown and Assembly Concurrent Resolution 6, a measure that recognizes the month of February 2017 as Black History Month and encourages the people of California to recognize the many talents, achievements, and contributions that African Americans make to their communities, was approved. “Black history is American history,” said Assemblywoman Cervantes, speaking on behalf of herself and the Latino Legislative Caucus. “Black History Month is an integral part of our country’s traditions in which we celebrate the countless contributions of African-Americans to our nation.” Here’s more in this Assembly Access video.
Even if you don't obtain coverage through Covered California, you may be affected by the planned repeal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as Obamacare. Protecting those with pre-existing conditions, allowing young people to remain on their parents' health plan until the age of 26, and subsidies to ensure that millions more in California can afford coverage—all goes away if the ACA is repealed.
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(Sacramento) - Assemblymember Freddie Rodriguez (D-Pomona) today unveiled the Emergency Medical Service Workers Bill of Rights during an event at the State Capitol. Assembly Bill 263 (Rodriguez) will provide thousands of EMS workers critical to the infrastructure of California’s healthcare system with adequate workplace protections. These rights include rest and meal breaks, protections against assault while on duty, and critical access to mental healthcare after being exposed to severe trauma.
Assemblymember Rodriguez said the following: “Today, EMS workers across the state don’t have adequate rest and meal breaks, protections against violence in the workplace, or access to mental health care. As a legislator and EMT of over 30 years, I am obligated and proud to stand up and speak out for thousands of hard working individuals who are integral to our healthcare system. The EMS Workers Bill of Rights will make meaningful changes to the emergency service worker industry that has long been ignored and exploited.”
SACRAMENTO — At the invitation of Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Paramount), Imam Mohamed Abdul-Azeez delivered today's prayer at Assembly floor session.
Imam Abdul-Azeez is the founder of Tarbiya Institute, an Islamic organization based in Roseville, Calif. that focuses its efforts on restoring the authentic image of Islam and the empowerment of the Muslim individual through perpetual personal progress.
(Sacramento) - Assemblymember Marc Berman (D-Palo Alto) says Governor Brown’s State of the State Address was “great”. “He emphasized California’s role as a leader in the fight to combat climate change,” said Assemblymember Berman. “It is a fact that the climate is changing and the oceans are rising. California needs to stay vigilant in our efforts to prepare and adapt to the impacts of climate change.” Here’s more in this Assembly Access video. http://www.asmdc.org/berman
“This bill brings California’s election recount process into the 21st century. Elections are a fundamental democratic principle and we must make every effort to ensure their integrity. I believe AB 44, will do just that.”
As Chair of the Assembly Higher Education Committee, I know the importance of college affordability and safety. We must ensure students are provided with safe learning environments. In addition, students need transparency in higher education costs in order to make informed financial decisions for college."
"We know that students in foster care are more likely to achieve their full potential when they are provided services designed to meet their particular needs. It's imperative that foster youth get the support and resources they need to succeed academically."