Governor Newsom Launches ​​Governor’s Council on Holocaust and Genocide Education, Highlights Support for Diverse Communities

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LOS ANGELES – Governor Gavin Newsom today announced the launch of the Governor’s Council on Holocaust and Genocide Education during a visit to the Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles. The newly created Council will be tasked with identifying instructional resources to teach students across California about the Holocaust and other acts of genocide and provide young people with the tools necessary to recognize and respond to on-campus instances of anti-Semitism and bigotry.

Assemblymember Bauer-Kahan Joins Governor Gavin Newsom as Her Bill to Protect Reproductive HealthCare Access is Signed into Law

AB 1356 will protect patients and providers from harassment and doxing at reproductive health clinics in response to uptick in extremist activity around California

Sacramento, CA – Today in a virtual signing ceremony, Governor Gavin Newsom signed Assemblymember Rebecca Bauer-Kahan’s (D-Orinda) bill, AB 1356, which secures a patient’s right to access reproductive healthcare safely and privately.

3,100-Acres Of Wilderness Preserved For New State Park

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Thousands of acres of East Bay wilderness will be preserved as a new state park under a $33.2 million agreement reached last week between Gov. Gavin Newsom and the state legislature.

The 3,100-acre Tesla parcel in the southeast corner of Alameda County has several threatened and endangered species and is considered by scientists to be a biologically unique habitat. Native Americans consider the wilderness area as a historically sensitive site, according to a release from state Sen. Steve Glazer (D-Contra Costa) and Assembly Member Rebecca Bauer-Kahan (D-Orinda).

Assemblymember Bauer-Kahan’s Bill to Protect Access to Reproductive Healthcare Passes California Senate

AB 1356 would protect patients and providers from harassment and doxing at reproductive health clinics

Sacramento, CA – On the same day that the nation’s most restrictive abortion law went into effect in Texas, the California State Senate passed Assemblymember Rebecca Bauer-Kahan’s (D-Orinda) AB 1356 on a 28-10 vote. AB 1356 adds extensive protections for patients and providers at reproductive health clinics and is sponsored by Planned Parenthood of California.

Assemblymember Bauer-Kahan’s Bill Adding “Nonbinary” Option to Death Certificates Signed by Governor Newsom

In celebration of today’s International Nonbinary People’s Day, AB 439 has been signed by Governor Gavin Newsom, adding a nonbinary gender option on death certificates.

 

Sacramento, CA –AB 439 has been signed by Governor Newsom. By adding a nonbinary option to death certificates this bill builds on the legislature’s work to make all legal documents accurate and affirming.