2022 Legislative Accomplishments
The fall of Roe v. Wade was devastating, but here in California we are doing our best to protect the right to abortion. The State Assembly introduced many bills this year (signed by the Governor) that aim to protect this fundamental right for Californian women as well as work to help out-of-state women access abortion care. Given the stalemate at the federal level and the tension between pro-choice and anti-choice, it’s up to California to protect access to abortion.
TK-12 AND HIGHER EDUCATION
California is committed to providing quality education to every student. That’s why we are investing billions into education, a 15% increase from last year alone, for a total spending of $22,000 per student. We are increasing funding not only for educational aspects, but also for recreational aspects like summer programs and afterschool programs, as well as mental health support. Our students deserve the best and more.
From devastating natural disasters to asthma caused by air pollution, the environment impacts us all every day. In California, we are doing our part to curb the negative effects of climate change through legislation. Of particular highlight is our 2035 Clean Cars goal, where California will no longer be selling new gasoline-powered cars by 2035. Thanks to prioritized investments in green jobs, the reduction of toxic emissions, and the people of California doing their part, we are working on protecting our environment for our children, grandchildren and beyond. We are up to the challenge.
HOUSING AND HOMELESSNESS
We are still in the midst of California’s housing problem but we are taking steps to improve. This year, Members have passed legislation to streamline affordable housing projects and, most notably, have established the CARE court program, which will allow people with behavioral problems to receive help. More bills on planning and zoning will also help expand affordable housing and help everyday Californians.