It’s time to end scholarship displacement

Nadja Jespen and Sbeydeh Viveros-Walton, Ed Source

When Jason Vazquez began his freshman year at the University of California, Berkeley, scholarships were a crucial part of his college financing plan.

Fast food workers to sleep at Capitol to urge passage of bill before deadline

The bill would create a statewide council that will help set wages, benefits, and training standards. The California Chamber of Commerce opposes the bill.

Morgan Rynor, ABC 10

 

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Some fast food workers will spend the night at the Capitol Tuesday as they urge lawmakers and the governor to pass and sign a bill that they say will allow them to have a voice in their pay and benefits. 

The bill faced strong opposition last year and failed, but it’s back and must be voted on in the next two weeks before the session ends on Aug. 31. 

 

California bid to create legal drug injection sites advances

Don Thompson, Seattle Times/AP

 

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California moved a step closer Wednesday to creating sites where people could legally use drugs under supervision designed to save them from dying if they overdose, over the objections of opponents who said the state would be enabling dangerous and illegal activity.

The full Assembly will now consider allowing test programs in Los Angeles, Oakland and San Francisco, more than a year after the proposal narrowly passed the state Senate.

Advocates turn to public health approach to combat anti-Asian hate

ABC News

(NEW YORK) -- Stop AAPI Hate has become a leading force in tracking and addressing the rise in anti-Asian attacks in communities across the country.

The leaders behind this group are taking to the California legislature to turn this community-driven effort into legislation with its No Place for Hate policy initiative.

California lawmaker reveals abortion as more women speak out

Taiwan News

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A California legislator who is the wife of state Attorney General Rob Bonta disclosed Tuesday that she had an abortion as a 21-year old.

Democratic Assemblywoman Mia Bonta joins a growing number of public officials, celebrities and musicians who have discussed their experiences after a leaked draft opinion suggested that the U.S. Supreme Court could strike down the landmark Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion.

'He held my hand.' Bontas share abortion story, push for California reproductive rights

Lindsey Holden, Sacramento Bee

California’s efforts to become an abortion care sanctuary is personal for some leaders — one of whom shared her story as part of a statewide push to strengthen access to reproductive healthcare.

Assemblywoman Mia Bonta, D-Oakland, revealed at a news conference Tuesday that she had an abortion at age 21, as she was finishing her degree at Yale University and starting her first job.