Three of our five most recent priority bills were passed and signed by the Governor. Click on the highlighted numbers to read the Governor’s reasons for vetoing two of the bills.
SB 62 (requires fair pay, instead of “by the piece” payment, for garment workers) SIGNED
AB 367 (free menstrual products must be provided in girls/women’s bathrooms in schools) SIGNED
AB 887 (allows domestic violence restraining orders to be filed electronically) SIGNED
AB 123 (increases paid family leave benefits to 65 – 75% of regular pay) VETOED
AB 1074 (requires hotel and janitorial workers who have lost their jobs due the pandemic to be prioritized for hiring as businesses reopen) VETOED
October 21st was Latina Equal Pay Day – the day Latina women, who are paid just 57 cents to every white male’s dollar, finally catch up from the previous year. To help raise awareness, our coalition partner Stronger California hosted a Latina Equal Pay Day & Essential Women Workers Virtual Summit. If you are interested in learning more from iconic civil rights leader Dolores Huerta as well as California’s First Partner Jennifer Newsom, you can review the recording of the inspiring speakers at this event.