Press Release

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

(Sacramento) - Assemblymember Autumn Burke (D-Inglewood) and Assemblymember David Chiu (D-San Francisco) - authors of the Reproductive FACT Act (AB 775) - reacted to the United States Supreme Court’s 5-4 decision in NIFLA v. Becerra  on June 26, 2018 which blocked the FACT Act. “As a mother and as a legislator, I am proud of California’s history of guaranteeing a woman’s right to her reproductive choices and access to a basic level of healthcare. But, that right is an empty promise if she lacks the ability to obtain the care and services from a trusted provider who provides her with all the information,” said Assemblymember Burke. “Today’s decision is incredibly disappointing, but more importantly, it sets a dangerous precedent.” Here’s more in this Assembly Access video.

 

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Sacramento, CA – We politely asked Crisis Pregnancy Centers to lie less and that didn’t work, so I guess we are going to have to be a little less polite about it.

As a mother and a legislator I’m proud of California’s history of guaranteeing a woman’s right to her reproductive choices and access to a basic level of health care, but that right is an empty promise if she lacks the ability to obtain care and services, or if the provider she’s trusting to care for her doesn’t provide information about all of her health care options. 

Monday, June 4, 2018

(Sacramento) – Expanding the role of certified nurse-midwives is the goal of Assemblywoman Autumn Burke’s (D-Inglewood) legislation, AB 2682, that would allow certified nurse-midwives to handle normal pregnancy and childbirth without the supervision of a physician. Assembywoman Burke became a Mom through a surrogate who valued the role of midwives and gave birth to Burke's daughter using the skills and care of a midwife. “People have asked me why I am so committed to this issue and I can only say this: how do you show respect for the person who gave her body so that you could have the greatest gift of life, to be a parent?” asked Assemblywoman Burke as she presented AB 2682 to the State Assembly. “You make sure she always has the choice when it comes to her body and how she continues to give that gift.” Here’s more in this Assembly Access video.

 

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

(Sacramento) – Assemblymember Autumn Burke (D-Inglewood) has personal experience with midwives…a midwife delivered her daughter. She also knows the research shows a midwife’s involvement in the birth process leads to better birth outcomes. That’s why she wrote Assembly Bill 2682 to allow midwives to practice without the supervision of a physician in the cases of normal childbirth. Watch this Assembly Web Report to learn more about mid wives and Assemblymember Burke’s legislation.

 

Monday, March 5, 2018

(Sacramento) - Assemblywoman Autumn Burke (D-Inglewood) who was a baby when her mother Yvonne Burke became the first Congresswoman to give birth while in office and be granted maternity leave while serving, is urging all Californians to support the FACT Act. Passed in 2015, the measure requires licensed healthcare facilities to post or distribute a notice that states ‘California has public programs that provide free or low-cost access to comprehensive family planning services.’ Alternatively, unlicensed facilities must disseminate a notice to all clients acknowledging that it is not licensed as a medical facility by the state of California. The measure is being challenged at the Supreme Court. “All my life I have watched my mother fight for the rights’ of women, long before it was socially accepted to do so,” Assemblywoman Burke said. “I too, am fighting for women’s rights- specifically, for their right to make the best reproductive choices for themselves and their families.” Here’s more in this Assembly Access video. Support the FACT Act here.

 

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Plans to Battle Trump’s Tax Plan

Assemblywoman Autumn R. Burke (D-Marina del Rey) was appointed Chair of the California State Assembly Committee on Revenue and Taxation by Speaker Anthony Rendon.

“My colleagues and I will get to work on offsetting the damage done by the President and Congressional Republicans,” said Burke. “We will be looking at various options to ensure that all Californians would be able to obtain some tax relief and in doing so, provide a real, sustainable solution. I am honored to serve as Chair of the Revenue and Taxation committee. I appreciate Speaker Rendon’s trust and support to lead this committee at such a critical time for our state.”