Press Release

Thursday, September 13, 2018
Monday, August 27, 2018

(Inglewood, CA) - Assemblymember Autumn Burke (D-Inglewood) hosted the fourth annual Back-to-School Health and Wellness Fair in Inglewood to provide kids with free health and vision screening in preparation for the upcoming school year. “This event is only a small portion of what our commitment is to making sure that our communities are healthy, happy and educated on what the best life is for them,” said Assemblymember Burke. “We want our children to live their best life. Here’s more in this Assembly Access video.

 

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.