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Women’s History Month: Meet the Black Women Legislators Shaping California Policy

Mark Hedin, California Black Media - Oakland Post

Since Yvonne Braithwaite Burke became the first Black woman elected to serve in the California State Assembly in 1966, 20 other African American women have represented their constituents in both houses of the California State Legislature with distinction.

Many of them have gone on to make their marks in various political arenas at the state, local and national levels.

CA Bill Would Expand Cash Assistance to Senior, Disabled Undocumented Immigrants

Kaylee Pearlman, Davis Vanguard

SACRAMENTO, CA – California legislation has been introduced here to “expand access to the Cash Assistance Program for Immigrants (CAPI) to the state’s most vulnerable seniors and disabled documented population,” to undocumented immigrants.

Assemblymember Juan Carrillo (D-Palmdale) states, “Across our state, the aging, undocumented population is increasing, especially our immigrant seniors, many of whom have no retirement despite years of working in this country.”

Newsom announces San Quentin Prison revamp to emphasize rehabilitating inmates

Tom Joyce, The Center Square contributor

(The Center Square) – California Gov. Gavin Newsom is planning to overhaul the state's prison system.

Newsom visited San Quentin State Prison and announced his plan to make the San Francisco bay prison serve a different purpose.

He wants the prison to serve as a center for lower-risk prisoners to receive education, job training, and rehabilitation for substance abuse.

California lawmakers unveil latest package of abortion-related bills

One of the bills would protect doctors for providing medical care to Californians while they are out of state, including mailing an abortion pill.

Morgan Rynor, ABC 10


SACRAMENTO, Calif. — It’s been nearly nine months since the Supreme Court overturned Roe V. Wade. Since then, voters approved Proposition 1 to enshrine the right to abortion in California, the legislature passed a package of more than a dozen bills, and the governor allocated $200 million in the last budget to increase abortion access.

On Monday, the Legislative Women’s Caucus unveiled a package of bills aimed at increasing abortion access in California.

Bonta bill would bar “geofence” warrants

Brian Joseph, Capitol Weekly


It sounds like something out of a George Orwell novel: Government agents tracking people who search the web for abortion services or gender-affirming care.

Assemblymember Mia Bonta Says California Bill Will Protect People Seeking Abortion and Gender-Affirming Care from Dragnet Digital Surveillance

AB 793 (Bonta) is backed by the ACLU, If/WhenHow/ EFF and a coalition of more than 25 reproductive justice, civil liberties, and privacy groups

Sierra Sun Times

On Monday, Assemblymember Mia Bonta (D-Oakland) introduced AB 793 a bill that works to support safe access to reproductive and gender-affirming care in the digital age by protecting people from unconstitutional searches of their data.