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.
Oakland – Senator Nancy Skinner (D-Berkeley) and Assemblymembers Rob Bonta (D-Oakland) and Buffy Wicks (D-Oakland) issued the following joint statement on the six-county Bay Area Stay-at-Home order:
“During these unprecedented times, it is important that we take care of one another and make decisions that are in the best interest of public health.