Readout of White House Meeting with State Legislative Leaders on Reproductive Rights

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Today, White House Gender Policy Council Director Jennifer Klein and White House Intergovernmental Affairs Director Julie Chavez Rodriguez chaired a meeting with state legislative leaders on protecting access to reproductive health care. This important discussion follows the passage of proactive reproductive rights measures in at least 10 states so far in the 2022 legislative session, including in California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, and Washington.

Assemblymember Bauer-Kahan Statement on Draft SCOTUS Opinion

ORINDA, CA - Assemblymember Rebecca Bauer-Kahan (D-Orinda), Chair of the Assembly Select Committee on Reproductive Health released the following statement regarding the Politico story on the Supreme Court’s impending decision on Roe v. Wade:

 

Brook Street Park Dedicated Following Renovations

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LAMORINDA, CA — Lafayette's Brook Street Park looked more like Brook Street Airport on Monday.

The city on Monday reopened the newly-renovated park, with Assembly member Rebecca Bauer-Kahan, D-Orinda, Lafayette Mayor Teresa Gerringer and members of the Lafayette Parks, Trails and Recreation Commission attending the ribbon-cutting ceremony.

The celebration of the cozy community park had an airport theme. Attendees got pretzels and "Lafayette Airlines" pins.

New Assembly bill would expand hate crimes law, equalize penalties

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Two Jewish members of the state Assembly representing the Bay Area, Rebecca Bauer-Kahan and Marc Levine, have introduced legislation that would change hate crime laws by meting out the same punishment for using different “terror symbols,” such as swastikas, nooses and burning crosses.

New bill further combats illegal dumping

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Assembly Bill 2374, legislation to help combat illegal dumping across California, was introduced by state Assemblymember Rebecca Bauer-Kahan (D-Orinda) and sponsored by Contra Costa County Supervisor Diane Burgis. The bill increases the fines for individuals and businesses who are illegally dumping commercial quantities of waste.