Press Release

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

(Sacramento) – Assemblywoman Autumn Burke (D-Inglewood) and a bipartisan majority of state legislators have approved landmark climate change measures, Assembly Bill 398 and Assembly Bill 617. The legislative package balances our economic, health and environmental concerns as California works to reach its 2030 climate targets and improve the lives of all residents. “The genesis of AB 398 came from a collective desire to bring our different interests – agriculture, workforce development, cost containment, legislative oversight, continuing to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, update our cap-and-trade program together - and create a model for the world,” Assemblywoman Burke in her remarks to the State Assembly. “This legislature would not be at this moment, deciding on cap-and-trade and air quality, without the work of what has been a bipartisan effort.” Here’s more in this Assembly Access video.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

(Sacramento) – Over the last almost thirty years people around the world have raised over $1-billion to end childhood poverty by taking part in Red Nose Day, the Comic Relief Inc. campaign that began in 1988. Assemblywoman Autumn Burke (D-Inglewood) authored House Resolution 40 declaring May 25, 2017 as Red Nose Day in California to encourage everyone to buy and wear the “funny red noses”.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

AB 1520 would lift 1 million children and families out of poverty over the next 20 years

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Assembly Human Services Committee Votes to Pass AB 1520

LOS ANGELES – Assemblywoman Autumn R. Burke today advanced her landmark bill to provide a comprehensive framework for economic, education, social service, health care and human service programs and innovations to help lift an estimated California’s 1-million children out of poverty.

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.

Sunday, April 9, 2017