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NEW: From the FCL Education Fund: An Overview of the 2021 Legislative Year
NEW: FCLCA 2021 Impact Report
NEW: The Committee on Revision of the Penal Code issues its recommendations: "The death penalty should be repealed in California and California's death row should be dismantled." Read more here.
Call, tweet or email the White House and Members of Congress - ask them to prioritize comprehensive paid leave in the final budget package.
FCNL Action Alert: Tell Congress: Support a Price on Carbon in Recovery Legislation
FCLCA has worked in coalition for years to expand the California Earned Income Tax Credit and Child Tax Credit. Now is a critical moment for federal expansion of the Child Tax Credit that can change lives. Please contact your federal representatives today.
Call Your Officials - ask them to make the expanded Child Tax Credit permanent
Send a message via FCNL's Action Alert - tell Congress to support American families
Contact your federal representatives and tell them to include comprehensive paid family and medical leave in the Build Back Better plan
Actions you can take today to support immigrants and refugees from the Interfaith Immigration Coalition
UPDATES ON THE 2021 LEGISLATIVE YEAR
FCLCA End of Legislative Year Update - October 18, 2021
UPDATE: Gov. Newsom signs AB 1540 to ensure fairness in resentencing.
Gov. Newsom signs criminal justice reform bills recommended by the California Committee on Revision of the Penal Code.
Gov. Newsom approves reforms to law enforcement - signs SB 2 and other bills
UPDATE: Gov. Newsom signs AB 424 to protect student borrowers!
UPDATE: Gov. Newsom vetoes SB 50 and AB 1461
UPDATE: Gov. Newsom signs package of "Circular Economy" bills including AB 1276 and SB 343
Gov. Newsom has signed AB 1177, the California Public Banking Option Act, which sets into motion the creation of the CalAccount program to guarantee basic banking services to all Californians without fees or penalties.
Gov. Newsom vetoes AB 123 to increase wage replacement rates for State Disability Insurance and Paid Family Leave. Read the Work & Family Coalition's statement here.
UPDATE: Governor signs SB 2 to establish a statewide police decertification program. SB 2 Fact Sheet. Read more about this bill.
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: 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 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. Update: SB 300 is a two-year bill and will be taken up in 2022.
FCLCA Supports making California the first state in the nation to provide universal school meals. UPDATE: Universal school meals moves forward in state budget!
UPDATE: SB 62 to protect garment workers from wage theft signed by governor!
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE ISSUES FACING CALIFORNIA
FREE: Achieving a climate-safe future for California. View or register for webinars with the Climate Center, including - Learning about a Just Transition and The Human and Economic Costs of Climate Inaction
FCLCA has been working on safety issues regarding the removal of lead pipes that bring water into homes. Read the SacBee investigation here and op-ed here.
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
SacBee Editorial: California’s Democratic legislators are redefining climate denialism with their inaction
Environment in crisis: Our Not-So-Slow Apocalypse
NEW: Census data on CA released; redistricting begins
Important new report from our coalition partner, United Ways of California: Struggling to Move Up, the Real Cost Measure in California.
Read more about the struggles and successes of garment workers in their campaign for fair wages. (FCLCA was proud to be an ally in helping to pass SB 62 this year.)
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. Update: Governor vetoes AB 123.
A CalMatters investigative series: Outgunned: California is struggling to recover illegally-owned firearms, despite some of the strictest gun control laws in the country.
Historic $262.6 billion state budget agreement between Legislature and Gov. Newsom:
Want to learn more about the state budget process? See here.