Press Release

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
Friday, April 7, 2017

On Sunday, U.S. Rep. Nancy Pelosi, civil rights leader and U.S. Rep. John Lewis and State Assemblywoman Autumn Burke will rally in support of state legislation from Burke to combat child poverty.

Friday, April 7, 2017

(Sacramento) – Assemblywoman Autumn Burke (D-Inglewood) introduced Assembly Bill 1110 to boost the learning potential of California students and promote lifelong health by requiring comprehensive eye exams upon starting school. AB 1110 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.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

(Sacramento) – More than two million children in California are stuck in a life of poverty. Assemblywoman Autumn Burke (D-Inglewood) will be hosting a special rally as part of the continuing effort to end child poverty. The End Child Poverty rally will be held in the St. John’s Well Child and Family Center on Sunday, April 9th. Learn more in this Public Service Announcement.