As California faced uncertainty during this global pandemic, looming economic recession, and destructive wildfires, Assemblymember Sharon Quirk-Silva (D-Fullerton) returned to the Capitol for the end of session. The California Legislature focused on moving forward crucial legislation that will provide critical support to our most vulnerable populations during this time of crisis.
A number of key legislative and budget priorities she helped move forward to improve the lives of her constituents of the 65th Assembly District and Californians include:
- Authoring AB 2265 to treat mental health issues and substance use disorders.
- Expanding housing for people experiencing homelessness through Project Homekey.
- Enhancing economic recovery through tax relief for small businesses, expanding earned Income Tax Credit, and easier access to health care coverage.
- Protecting our frontline workers through appropriate protective gear, expanding paid-leave, and worker compensation protections.
- Protecting employees to enhance safe workplaces to reopen safely.
- Funding for K-12 schools to improve distance learning and address achievement gaps.
- Investing in wildfire protection and response, as well as emergency response during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Even though the legislative session in Sacramento is over, it does not mean my work is done, I will continue fighting for the needs of constituents in AD 65,” said Assemblywoman Quirk-Silva. “It’s been a tough year. There will be people who can’t recover from not working, and are on the brink of losing everything. These are the people I will continue to help and support.”
This article was released by the Office of Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva.