2019 Successes in Sacramento:
Great work this year by several California legislators has made us all safer, by addressing such issues as police use of force, the staggering inequity in which young people of color get suspended at school, the length of time traumatized victims have to apply for compensation to aid their healing, and the level of funding for life-saving violence intervention programs like Youth ALIVE!’s Caught in the Crossfire.
YA! Advocacy for Change Manager Gabriel Garcia put together this excellent and uplifting graphic to summarize some of the good news out of Sacramento this year. Big thanks to the legislators who guided these bills to the Governor’s desk: Assemblymember Buffy Wicks (D-Oakland), Senator Maria Elena Durazo (D-L.A), Senator Nancy Skinner (D-Berkeley) and Assemblymember Shirley Weber (D-San Diego).