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Wednesday, April 12, 2017

As excerpted from the Los Angeles Sentinel:

Assembly Bill (AB) 1520, the Lifting Children and Families Out of Poverty Act of 2017, brought the community together with politicians from DC and Sacramento for a block party style rally in South Los Angeles on Sunday April 9, to address child poverty in the state of California. The event took place at the St. John’s Well Child & Family Center located at 808 West 58th Street.

The rally titled #EndChildPoverty, was hosted by radio veteran and host of 102.3 KJLH’s “Front Page,” Dominque DiPrima. An all-star roster of politicians was in attendance to support the bill which was authored by Assemblymember Autumn R. Burke, in March of this year. Notable guests included Civil Rights Icon Rep. John Lewis, House Minority Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Rep. Barbara Lee, Rep. Karen Bass, State Senator Holly Mitchell, State Senator Steven Bradford, Assemblymember Reggie Jones-Sawyer and Supervisor Hilda Solis.

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Civil rights hero John Lewis and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi lent some star power to a South L.A. rally Sunday aimed at drastically reducing child poverty in California and across the nation.

Friday, April 7, 2017

On Sunday, U.S. Rep. Nancy Pelosi, civil rights leader and U.S. Rep. John Lewis and State Assemblywoman Autumn Burke will rally in support of state legislation from Burke to combat child poverty.

Thursday, March 30, 2017

What if helping struggling students was as easy as having their eyes checked? What if the children we have labeled as problems in the classroom just can’t see the board?

While our students face myriad obstacles to school success, correctable vision problems shouldn’t be one of them.http://www.presstelegram.com/opinion/20170330/for-school-kids-good-vision-should-be-elementary-this-bill-can-help-guest-commentary

Monday, March 27, 2017

Does California need a “cash for clunkers” program to provide a jolt to the sales of electric and plug-in vehicles?

That’s what a lawmaker in Sacramento is calling for.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Donald Trump has made a series of racist, sexist and bigoted statements as well as disparaged the professional men and women of our intelligence agencies, many of whom risked their lives in service of our nation. This behavior is not befitting the office of the President of the United States and does not keep with the idea that our president should seek to be
a leader for all Americans.

Friday, January 13, 2017

Two Democratic Assemblymembers got the ball rolling on settling the future of California’s cap-and-trade program by introducing A.B. 151 yesterday. The bill would authorize the California Air Resources Board “to utilize a market-based compliance mechanism” to reduce greenhouse gases after 2020, when the current Global Warming Solutions Act expires.

There has been controversy about whether that first act, passed in 2006, amounted to an unauthorized tax, since it involved the collection of money by the state. The matter has not been settled by the courts, and Governor Jerry Brown has stated it is his intention to pass a post-2020 extension by at least a two-thirds vote so the matter won’t come up again.