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Women’s Caucus Leads Huge Rally for Planned Parenthood

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(Sacramento) – The Legislative Women’s Caucus, top legislative leaders, the creator and star of the HBO program “Girls” Lena Dunham and a host of others raised their voices in support of Planned Parenthood during a huge rally dubbed Capitol Pink Out Day 2017 on the steps of the State Capitol. Congressional Republicans have vowed to defund Planned Parenthood. “Defunding Planned Parenthood means denying potentially lifesaving care to millions of men and women,” said Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon. “Lawmakers, a majority of them men, are using their elected power to trample on our rights,” declared Women’s Caucus Chair Assemblymember Cristina Garcia. Actress Lena Dunham added, “It’s about women, from all walks of life, having control over their healthcare choices and their bodies.” Here’s more in this Assembly Access video. http://womenscaucus.legislature.ca.gov/

Speaker Rendon Backs Becerra as Assembly Votes to Confirm Attorney General Nominee

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(Sacramento) – Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Paramount) expressed his support as the State Assembly voted to confirm Governor Jerry Brown’s Attorney General nominee Xavier Becerra. Prior to the Assembly’s vote on Congressman Becerra’s nomination Speaker Rendon told his colleagues, “Xavier Becerra has proven he will stand up for California’s progressive policies and uphold our laws on criminal justice, immigration, the environment, and consumer protection. He will be an Attorney General for all Californians – for our values, our priorities, and our constitutional rights.” Here’s more in this Assembly Access video. http://www.asmdc.org/speaker

Attorney General Becerra Appointment Confirmed by State Assembly

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(Sacramento) – Assemblymember Doctor Shirley Weber (D-San Diego) and the State Assembly have voted to confirm Governor Jerry Brown’s appointment of Xavier Becerra to the office of State Attorney General. “I see in him a man who understands the complexities of life,” Doctor Weber said in her remarks prior to the Assembly’s vote. “He’s been through the challenges. He’s been through the war. He’s been through the battles.  And he understands what is fundamental – that there are some rights that are important for every Californian.” Here’s more in this Assembly Access video. http://www.asmdc.org/weber

State Assembly Confirms Attorney General Nominee Becerra

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(Sacramento) – Assemblymember Mark Stone (D-Monterey Bay) and the State Assembly voted to confirm Governor Jerry Brown’s appointment of Xavier Becerra to be the next State Attorney General. Prior to the vote Assemblymember Stone said, a special committee – which he co-chaired – quizzed Congressman Becerra about a wide range of issues and topics, “We found an individual who knows California very, very well. Who knows California’s issues very, very well. Mr. Becerra reflects, very significantly, the views of this house.” Here’s more in this Assembly Access video.   http://www.asmdc.org/stone

Low, State Assembly Vote to Confirm Attorney General Nominee Becerra

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(Sacramento) – Assemblymember Evan Low (D-Silicon Valley) and the State Assembly confirmed Governor Jerry Brown’s Attorney General nominee Xavier Becerra. “I rise on behalf of the eight members of our LGBT Legislative Caucus,” Assemblymember Low said prior to the Assembly floor vote. “I just wanted to make the point that over 20 years ago Congressman Becerra voted against the Defense of Marriage Act, in a time in which it was not very popular to support members of the LGBT community. I rise in support of this appointment.” Here’s more in this Assembly Access video. http://www.asmdc.org/low

Rubio, State Assembly Give Thumbs Up to Attorney General Nominee Becerra

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(Sacramento) – Assemblymember Blanca E. Rubio (D-Baldwin Park) joined the majority of the State Assembly and spoke on behalf of the Legislative Women’s Caucus in endorsing Governor Jerry Brown’s Attorney General nominee, current Congressman Xavier Becerra.

“Congressman Becerra, a California native with California values, is beyond qualified to lead California’s Department of Justice into the future. With outstanding educational achievements and extensive accolades, Congressman Becerra brings his experience as a Deputy Attorney General, more than 30 years of legal expertise and his renowned leadership ability back to California,” said Assemblymember Rubio, while addressing her colleagues before the floor vote. See more in this Assembly Access video.

Attorney General Nominee Becerra Confirmed by State Assembly

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(Sacramento) – Assemblymember Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego) and the State Assembly have confirmed Governor Jerry Brown’s Attorney General nominee Xavier Becerra. “Throughout his years he has demonstrated great leadership as Deputy Attorney General, State Assemblymember and Member of Congress,” Assemblymember Gonzalez, who was also speaking on behalf of the Legislative Latino Caucus, told her colleagues before the floor vote. “We’re proud that one of our own, so qualified, has the opportunity to lead this state at such a critical time.” Here’s more in this Assembly Access video. http://www.asmdc.org/gonzalez

State Assembly Approves Attorney General Nominee Becerra

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(Sacramento) – Assemblymember Sebastian Ridley-Thomas (D-Los Angeles) and the State Assembly have endorsed Governor Jerry Brown’s Attorney General nominee Xavier Becerra. Prior to the Assembly’s vote on Congressman Becerra’s nomination Assemblymember Ridley-Thomas told his colleagues, “I can think of few people as qualified as he to be our state’s top cop. He has concern for the human condition. He has applied his energies tirelessly in Los Angeles to help work on issues of homelessness, poverty and opportunity.” Here’s more in this Assembly Access video. http://www.asmdc.org/ridley-thomas

State Assembly Approves Attorney General Nominee Becerra

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(Sacramento) – Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi (D-Torrance) and the State Assembly confirmed Governor Jerry Brown’s Attorney General nominee Xavier Becerra on a party line vote. Prior to the Assembly’s vote on Congressman Becerra’s nomination Assemblymember Muratsuchi told his fellow Assemblymembers, “As a former Deputy Attorney General - having served 14 years in the California Department of Justice, under three different Attorneys General, representing the people of the State of California - it is my privilege to stand in support of the appointment of Xavier Becerra as our next Attorney General.” Here’s more in this Assembly Access video. http://www.asmdc.org/muratsuchi

State Assembly Give Thumbs Up to Attorney General Nominee Becerra

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(Sacramento) – Assemblymember Eloise Gómez Reyes (D-San Bernardino) joined the majority of the State Assembly in confirming Governor Jerry Brown’s Attorney General nominee Xavier Becerra. “California needs a fighter. A fighter who will defend the rights of those without the means to fight for themselves. We need a fighter who will resist efforts to harm our students in the DACA program. We need a fighter who will prevent the use California resources to engage in mass deportation activity. We need a fighter that will resist the creation of a Muslim registry or any other religious based registry. We need a fighter to product reproductive rights! He is the fighter we need to defend our legal rights and ensure that our communities feel safe.” Assemblymember Reyes told her colleagues before the floor vote. “We need a fighter who will resist efforts to harm our students in the DACA program. Xavier Becerra has demonstrated that he is the fighter we need.” Here’s more in this Assembly Access video. http://www.asmdc.org/reyes