LOS ANGELES TIMES | Newsom names Assemblywoman Shirley Weber to succeed Padilla as California secretary of state
Gov. Gavin Newsom took swift action Tuesday to fill the newly vacant post of California secretary of state by selecting Democratic Assemblywoman Shirley Weber to serve as the state’s chief elections officer, the result of his decision to appoint incumbent Secretary of State Alex Padilla to the U.S. Senate.
ABC7 | Holly Mitchell makes LA County Board of Supervisors all women for 1st time, pledges commitment to equity
Mitchell said at her swearing-in Sunday that “equity will be at the center of all of our work so as we fight to bring more housing to those in need, more mental health services, more job opportunities and real second chances for re-entry it will be accomplished through that lens.”
Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson has been the driver of several new laws aimed at eliminating gender-based barriers.“Gender-based barriers are just totally anathema to what this country’s promise and responsibility is.”— California State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson
The CROWN Coalition is officially declaring this July 3 “National CROWN Day” to mark the the 1-year anniversary of the signing of the bill in California.
California Governor Gavin Newsom announced the first #EqualPayCA event was held on Monday, August 31, from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. to recognize Black Women’s Equal Pay Day.
VALLEY NEWS | Local business owner and chair of state commission on women and girls to run for Temecula City Council seat
Dr. Alisha Wilkins, a local business owner who also currently serves as chair of the state of California’s Commission on the Status of Women and Girls, will run for the city’s District 2 council seat this November.
THE SAN DIEGO UNION TRIBUNE | Dr. Shirley Weber: State Assembly member and educator is drawn to the hard fights
The 71-year-old is known to take up fights many shy away from, ranging from education reform and accountability to police use of force and affirmative action.
State Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson’s bill prohibiting cross-examination of sexual harassment and violence survivors by their attorneys in attempts to ensure fair and transparent investigations for college and university students passed in the state Senate Monday night.
Joelle Gomez, chief executive officer of the Children’s Home of Stockton, has been appointed to the Commission on the Status of Women and Girls by Gov. Gavin Newsom.