Asm. Wicks Announces Bill to Address Racial Healthcare Disparities

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).

Asm. Wicks Announces Highlights of 2021 Legislative Package

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.

California Lawmakers Announce EDD Reform Bills

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.
 

COVID-19 Town Hall with Dr. John Swartzberg

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

COVID-19 Tele-Town Hall

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:

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