Press Release

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

The Zero Emission Vehicle Greater Access Package will allow for a broader adoption of zero emission vehicles in California by improving affordability and accessibility

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Sacramento, CA – Asm. Autumn Burke (D-Inglewood) has recently introduced legislation which would boost the learning potential of California students and promote lifelong health by requiring comprehensive eye exams upon starting school.  AB 1110, co-authored by Asm. Evan Low (D-Campbell) and Sens. Andy Vidak (R-Visalia) and Janet Nguyen (R-Garden Grove), is necessary at a time when one in four children and adolescents have a vision problem that can impede their learning, but current school-based vision tests fail to identify one-third of them.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

AB 1520 will lift 1,000,000 children out of poverty

SACRAMENTO – Assemblywoman Autumn R. Burke (D-Inglewood) has introduced landmark legislation that seeks to lift 1,000,000 California children out of poverty. AB 1520, known as the Lifting Children and Families Out of Poverty Act, commits the Legislature to a goal of reducing child poverty by 50 percent over the next 20 years and provides for a comprehensive framework of research-backed solutions to achieve it.

Friday, February 17, 2017

(Sacramento) – A host of past and present members of the California Legislative Black Caucus were on hand in the State Assembly for the 2017 celebration of Black History Month. Among them was the legendary Speaker Emeritus Willie L. Brown Junior. The former Assembly Speaker noted it had been 22 years since he wielded the gavel in the Assembly and praised the CLBC for its efforts to improve the lives of African-Americans and all people in California.

Friday, January 20, 2017

On January 12,  California Assemblymembers Autumn R. Burke, Jim Cooper, Evan Low, and Blanca Rubio introduced legislation, AB 151, to extend the state’s cap-and-trade program beyond 2020. 

The sponsors of Assembly Bill 151 said the legislation affirms the State’s goal of reducing greenhouse gas emission at least 40 percent below 1990 levels by 2030 “in the most technologically feasible and cost effective way by using a market based mechanism: cap-and-trade.” 

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.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

(Sacramento) – Assemblywoman Autumn Burke (D-Inglewood) joined dozens of other legislators and supporters of Planned Parenthood from across the state at their “Pink Out Day” at the state Capitol. Burke spoke about her opposition to all efforts to defund Planned Parenthood and repealing the Affordable Care Act. “We are here to fight,” said Assemblywoman Burke. “The plans to defund Planned Parenthood by Congress and the President-elect are an insult to women and are dangerous to nearly 1 million Californians who utilize services of Planned Parenthood for their primary health care.” Here’s more in this Assembly Access video.