Like many of you, I have been sickened by recent federal policies that have led to heartless and traumatizing separations of immigrant children from their families. I have always been a champion of child rights and strongly believe in protecting the safety and interests of our children.
Watch my video urging fellow policymakers, the public and members of the media to ensure proper regulation of how children are held HERE.
My proposed laws for 2018 include a continued effort to reform the juvenile and adult criminal justice systems as part of my #EquityAndJustice2018 package and reducing childhood poverty to help families and communities.
This past week’s shooting in Maryland marks the 17th school shooting we have had this year. Tragedies such as these demonstrate that raising public awareness about gun violence, creating more civically minded students and supporting fellow students at this Saturday’s March For Our Lives event at Pershing Square in downtown Los Angeles is more critical now than ever.
Connect. Inspire. Soar. Do that and more during Black History Month by celebrating 26 years of great Black films and art during the Pan African Film and Arts Festival beginning Wednesday, Feb. 7 through Feb. 19 at the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza theater complex.
Gov. Brown this week released his proposed 2018-19 budget and, as chair of the Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Committee, I look forward to working with the administration to ensure that we continue to make investments in the people of California.
We did it! With your help and the support of many others, including dozens of sponsors, Gov. Brown has signed NINE of my bills to help our youth and reform criminal justice. This includes six #EquityAndJustice measures to promote crime prevention, rehabilitation and maintaining family cohesion.
As you may know, protecting children and reforming the juvenile and criminal justice systems have long been one of the reasons I sought to serve you. Last week, a majority of California lawmakers agreed with me and approved my bills to put greater emphasis on prevention, rehabilitation and maintaining family cohesion.