Press Release

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.”

Thursday, October 26, 2017

(Sacramento) – Assemblywoman Autumn Burke (D-Inglewood) joined the rest of the Select Committee on Health Care Delivery Systems and Universal Coverage at the State Capitol for two days hearings on improving access to and the delivery of health care. The Committee will also be holding additional hearings throughout the state. She says the issue is “incredibly personal” to her, “I was six months pregnant when I lost my first baby. And, as it turns out, that makes me not eligible for health insurance.”  Here’s more from Assemblywoman Burke in this Assembly Access video.

Friday, September 15, 2017

SACRAMENTO –Assemblywoman Autumn R. Burke today praised Assembly and Senate members for their passage of 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 one-million children out of poverty.

Assemblywoman Burke's "End Child Poverty" legislation – AB 1520 – has been sent to Governor Brown's desk where it awaits his signature.

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”.