(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the age of 26, and subsidies to ensure that millions more in California can afford coverage—all goes away if the ACA is repealed.
Make no mistake; your healthcare is under attack from a Congress poised to repeal the ACA. Will you join the fight to save it?
A few things you can do:
Contact your friends and family in states represented by Republican U.S. Senators. Tell them how important preserving the ACA is to your family’s health and the health of so many of their fellow Americans. Information you can use is available at: https://www.senate.gov/senators/contact/
Contact California’s two U.S. Senators, Dianne Feinstein and Kamala Harris, to encourage them to keep fighting against the planned repeal. Use the following phone script to assist you.
Senator Feinstein: (202) 224-3841
Senator Harris: (202) 224-3553
Good morning/afternoon. My name is (INSERT NAME) and I’m a fellow Californian who does not want to see the Affordable Care Act repealed. Please keep fighting to preserve the ACA so we can all afford care. I appreciate all that you have done. Thank you.
(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
(Sacramento) - Assemblymember Cecilia Aguiar-Curry (D-Winters) says Governor Brown’s State of the State Address was “inspiring”. “He touched on so many issues that are really important to my district…transportation and housing and how we can move forward,” said Assemblymember Aguiar-Curry. She says she remains concerned about how much emphasis and resources will be dedicated to education. Here’s more in this Assembly Access video. http://www.asmdc.org/aguiar-curry
(Sacramento) – Assemblymember Jose Medina (D-Riverside), Chair of the Assembly Higher Education Committee, says he was very pleased with the Governor’s annual State of the State address. “I applaud his comments on our commitment to upholding California’s values and defending its people in the face of uncertainty,” said Assemblymember Medina. “I also support his efforts to build a solid rainy day fund and provide moderate funding increases to all segments of California’s Higher Education system despite a projected budget deficit.” Here’s more in this Assembly Access video. http://www.asmdc.org/medina
“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."