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Newsom Mobilizes Black Vote Ahead of Election
September 9, 2021
Governor Gavin Newsom organized labor, community, and elected leaders across South Los Angeles to recognize Black worker contributions to the American Labor Movement on Labor Day at the headquarters of the African American Voter Registration, Education, and Participation Project (AAVREP). ... read more »
$215 M Cal Recall Election is Baseless, Trump-Backed Power Grab
August 26, 2021
Just as it seemed we as a country were coming out of the COVID-19 pandemic, we find ourselves faced with another challenge as the Delta variant of the virus spreads more rapidly throughout our communities. On top of the pandemic, we are also heading into another fire season while many of our neighbors remain unhoused. We know that low-income Californians, people of color and women who take care of their families while also providing essential care for others are feeling a disproportionate share of these burdens. ... read more »
The California Legislative Black Caucus Stands in Strong Support of Governor Newsom
August 12, 2021
The California Legislative Black Caucus strongly opposes the recall of Governor Gavin Newsom and urges all Californians to say “NO” to this unwarranted, ill-advised, and costly recall election. ... read more »
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Assemblymember Holden’s ‘George Floyd Law’ Clears Senate Public Safety Committee
July 1, 2021
Assemblymember Chris Holden’s police reform legislation, AB 26, passed the California State Senate Committee on Public Safety. AB 26 establishes clear guidelines for police responsibility and accountability when witnessing excessive force by another member of law enforcement. ... read more »
State’s Rooftop Solar Program Imposes Unfair Cost Burdens on Communities of Color
July 1, 2021
Reports of California’s economic rebound are good news, as is a plan from Governor Newsom to use some of the state’s budget surplus to help Californians who have gotten behind in paying rent, water and energy bills. ... read more »
California Budget & Policy Center Report Highlights Racial Inequity in Housing
January 28, 2021
The California Budget & Policy Center’s latest report shows economic racial inequity in housing among renters before and after the COVID-19 pandemic. Among the 17 million, which includes children, families and individuals, housing instability and homelessness are immediate threats. The reports show the necessity that Governor Newsom’s proposed 2021-22 budget should include extending the state eviction moratorium beyond the expiration date of January 31. ... read more »
Gov. Newsom Appoints Sec. Padilla to Replace Sen. Harris
December 24, 2020
Despite intense pressure from Black women political groups across the state, Gov. Gavin Newsom has appointed California Secretary of State Alex Padilla to be California’s next United States Senator, ... read more »
Governor Signs Bill to Protect Vulnerable Youth
October 8, 2020
Assemblymember Mike A. Gipson (D-Carson) announced that Governor Gavin Newsom has signed AB 901, thereby eliminating the practice of “voluntary” probation in which youth are placed under probation supervision for behavioral issues, even though they have not committed any crime. ... read more »
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Governor Newsom Orders Additional Action to Slow Community Transmission
July 1, 2020
Counties on Monitoring List for 3 Days or More Must Prohibit Indoor Operations in Certain Sectors for a Minimum of 3 Weeks ... read more »
L.A. Eviction Moratorium has been adjusted to cover all of Los Angeles Region
April 15, 2020
Wednesday, April 15. L.A. Board of Supervisors welcomed county departments of Health and Business and Consumers to provide the latest news affecting their offices, amid the COVID-19 Pandemic. The conference covered concerns about rent stabilization, financial economy, and the environmental health as we prepare for spikes in positive coronavirus cases. There have been discussions about plans to re-open local businesses, but alongside California State Governor Newsom, L.A. Mayor Garcetti are very strategic on the process of re-opening local businesses. If this is not handled properly, the city could be facing multiple spikes in contracted COVID-19 cases, in addition to a higher fatality rate. Governor Gavin Newsom created a California goal list before the Stay at Home Order be totally lifted. ... read more »
Governor Newsom Announces Release of $100 Million to Support Child Care Services for Essential Workers and Vulnerable Populations
April 11, 2020
This critical funding will be deployed to pay for up to 20,000 limited-term additional child care slots   Funding is part of SB 89, emergency legislation the Governor signed last month to provide up to $1 billion in funding to help California fight the COVID-19 pandemic Governor Gavin Newsom today announced the release of $100 million to support child care services, ... read more »
State of California, County of Los Angeles Partner with Dignity Health, Kaiser Permanente to Open ‘Los Angeles Surge Hospital’
April 6, 2020
Facility to treat expected surge of patients with COVID-19 in LA region  Governor Gavin Newsom today announced the establishment of the Los Angeles Surge Hospital, a temporary facility in Los Angeles that will expand access to additional beds and expand ICU capacity for patients who contract COVID-19. ... read more »
Focused on Public Safety
March 26, 2020
Working to re-open the St. Vincent Medical Center and provide the community immediate access to over 180 medical beds to help assess, treat and quarantine patients afflicted with the COVID-19 virus was a necessary step in providing more resources to residents. Our work resulted in the immediate funding and logistical coordination to bring St. Vincent’s back online after its closure in January within weeks.  ... read more »
Is Proposition 209 in the Way of Newsom’s Effort to Close the African American Student Achievement Gap?
March 13, 2020
To close the Black student achievement gap Newsom talked about plans to build a diverse teaching workforce of stable prepared professional teachers including more teachers that look like their students. “That's incredibly important as related particularly to African American achievement.”  ... read more »
Dynamex Law Will Gut Black Newspapers in California
September 12, 2019
This is a direct appeal to Governor Newsom, Assemblymember Lorena Gonzalez and our entire state legislature. I’m writing this on behalf of the more than 20 African American-owned newspapers that operate in cities and towns across California. ... read more »
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