State legislators are have over 2,500 bills to consider this session, including some led by our endorsed elected officials:
- Assemblywoman Eloise Gómez Reyes (AD47) joined with Senators Nancy Skinner (SD9) and Connie Leyva (SD20) to introduce a package of bills — Assembly Bill 1411 and Senate Bills 44 and 210 — supporting clean vehicles and establishing vehicle carbon emission reduction benchmarks.
- Senator Maria Elena Durazo (SD24) is leading SB29 to expand Medi-Cal access to all income-eligible adults, regardless of immigration status.
This legislative session will be an indication of how a Democratic super-majority translates into policies, and early signs show that there may be more progressive policies. We will continue to highlight the legislative priorities of our endorsed elected officials as the session develops and track the influence of the corporate-backed moderate Democrats.
Conservative groups continue their attacks on unions, using the U.S. Supreme Court Janus ruling and recruiting public employees to bring lawsuits against unions. Unions have prevailed in these lawsuits, so far, but as Eric Soto, president of the union that represents state mental health workers, puts it, “This is clearly a continuation of a well funded, well coordinated and sustained effort to cripple and dismantle unions and is an attack on working class families.”