OAKLAND — To begin addressing the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on communities of color, Assemblymember Buffy Wicks (D-Oakland) is taking the lead and working with frontline healthcare workers in SEIU-United Healthcare Workers (SEIU-UHW) to champion the Race & Healthcare Transparency Act (AB 1204). This bill would establish the collection of data on patient health outcomes by race, ethnicity, and other vulnerable demographic groups to ensure providers are delivering equal care for all.
OAKLAND – On Wednesday, Assemblymember Buffy Wicks (AD-15) unveiled highlights from her 2021 legislative package, policies designed to protect working families, renters, and Californians recovering from the economic fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic.
SACRAMENTO – A group of California lawmakers announced a package of legislation today to bring necessary reforms and oversight to the Employment Development Department’s (EDD) unemployment insurance (UI) program. The bills would enact crucial oversight and consumer protection measures, ensure claimants get timely access to benefits, and address fraud.
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Assemblymember Buffy Wicks (D-Oakland) today issued the following statement on Governor Newsom’s 2021-22 budget proposal:
“As our State begins its economic recovery in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, I’m encouraged by the Governor’s priorities and proposed investments to support Californians hardest hit by its impacts. This year’s budget, necessarily, looks very different from last year’s – and helping working families recover from the pandemic must be the lens through which all decisions are made.
Dr. John Swartzberg, Clinical Professor Emeritus of Infectious Diseases and Vaccinology at UC Berkeley's School of Public Health, joined me on Facebook Live April 10
On Tuesday, April 7, Supervisor John Gioia and I convened a discussion with Contra Costa County Health Officials about the nature of the COVID-19 virus, the steps state and local health officials are taking to mitigate its spread, and strategies for enlarging medical care capacity. Together we answered county residents’ important health questions, and surfaced a range of additional questions and topics to address in upcoming Town Halls.
Listen to a recording of the town hall: