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ACTIONS OF THE WEEK:
Gov. Newsom has a bill on his desk that will protect borrowers with private student loans. Send a message to the governor to sign AB 424 today! https://bit.ly/gavin-newsom-ab424
Ask Gov. Newsom to sign SB 50, so we can secure quality, affordable child care for more families and their youngest children.
Urge the governor to sign SB 264 to ban the sale of firearms, ammunition and untraceable "ghost gun" kits on state property, specifically at the Orange County Fair and Event Center, site of an annual gun show.
You can send a message to Gov. Newsom about bills on his desk. Go to gov.ca.gov and click on Contact. Then click on Have Comment. On "Please choose your subject" scroll down until you see the bill you want to weigh in on, e.g., SB 62 is listed as SB00062\Employment: garment manufacturing. Then click on your position and write a brief message, e.g. "I urge you to sign SB 62." Then click on "Send Message."
Actions you can take today to support immigrants and refugees from the Interfaith Immigration Coalition
NEWS AND UPDATES
Governor outlines $15 billion package to tackle climate crisis and signs climate action bills
Read more about the end of the 2021 legislative session and bills sent to Gov. Newsom
Legislative Update 9/14/21
SacBee Editorial: California’s Democratic legislators are redefining climate denialism with their inaction
UPDATE: SB 343 -Truth in Recycling Labeling passes Assembly! Series of recycling bills passes Legislature and heads to governor, including SB 343 regarding recycling claims on packaging. Read more.
UPDATE: SB 2 to establish a statewide police decertification program goes to governor - SB 2 Fact Sheet. Read more about this bill.
UPDATE: SB 62 to protect garment workers from wage theft on governor's desk!
UPDATE: AB 1041, to provide leave to care for "chosen family" becomes two-year bill.
UPDATE: Climate Change Crisis Act, AB 1395, may be taken up next year.
FCLCA 2021 Mid-Year Report
NEW: Census data on CA released; redistricting begins
Environment in crisis: Our Not-So-Slow Apocalypse
Important new report from our coalition partner, United Ways of California: Struggling to Move Up, the Real Cost Measure in California.
A Big Step Toward Ending Capital Punishment in California - Committee on penal reform created by Legislature approves eliminating the death penalty.
Read this CalMatters article on why wage replacement for paid family leave is so important for low-income families. FCLCA supports AB 123!
Historic $262.6 billion state budget agreement between Legislature and Gov. Newsom:
Want to learn more about the state budget process? See here.
FCLCA Supports: California Racial Justice Act for All, AB 256 Update: AB 256 is now a two-year bill.
FCLCA supports felony murder sentencing reform, SB 300.
FCLCA Supports making California the first state in the nation to provide universal school meals. UPDATE: Universal school meals moves forward in state budget!