Viral Hepatitis is the seventh leading cause of death in the world and a growing problem here in California. Cases of Hepatitis B and C are increasing every year in our State and socioeconomically underserved communities and communities of color are most likely to be affected.
Please join me for an informational hearing to discuss ways to address the Hepatitis B & Hepatitis C epidemics in California.
Tuesday, August 9
10:00 am – Noon
California State Capitol Building
Sacramento, CA 95814
Come listen directly to Rachel McLean, chief of the California Office of Viral Hepatitis Prevention and other experts and advocates discuss the disease’s impact on disproportionately affected communities and new developments in treatment.
Bill to Close Ghost Gun Loophole Heads to Governor Brown.
(Sacramento) – This afternoon, Assembly Bill (AB) 1673 by Assemblymember Mike A. Gipson (D-Carson) overcame its last major hurdle towards becoming law when it passed the state legislature. AB 1673 passed with bipartisan support in the Assembly with a vote of 46-33 and 23-14 vote in the Senate. The bill will now head to the Governor for his signature.
“We have an opportunity to really curb gun violence here in California and close a deadly loophole that allows for certain manufactured parts of a gun to be untraceable and undetectable” said Assemblymember Gipson. “We must address this window of opportunity that allowed for people to use these unsearialized guns in the Santa Monica, Stockton, and Walnut Creek shootings of 2013 through 2015.