Governor Newsom Launches “Wear a Mask” Public Awareness Campaign in Response to Surge in COVID-19 Cases

Governor Newsom Launches “Wear a Mask” Public Awareness Campaign in Response to Surge in COVID-19 Cases

Sacramento, CA… As COVID-19 cases rise throughout the state and in advance of the Fourth of July weekend, Governor Gavin Newsom today announced the “Wear A Mask” public awareness campaign encouraging Californians to use face coverings – one of the best ways people can protect themselves and others from the virus. The campaign is taking […]

Governor Newsom Orders Additional COVID-19 Actions Including Closing Indoor Dining in Some Counties

Governor Newsom Orders Additional COVID-19 Actions Including Closing Indoor Dining in Some Counties

Sacramento, CA….Governor Gavin Newsom and the California Department of Public Health today released guidance directing counties that have been on the County Monitoring List for three consecutive days or more to close indoor operations for certain sectors which promote the mixing of populations beyond households and make adherence to physical distancing and wearing face coverings difficult. The guidance applies for […]

Supreme Court Strikes Down Louisiana Admitting Privileges Abortion Law

Supreme Court Strikes Down Louisiana Admitting Privileges Abortion Law

Washington, DC…the U.S. Supreme Court in a 5-4 Decision with Chief Justice Roberts again the swing vote decided to overturned the Louisiana Law that requires doctors who perform abortions to have admitting privileges at a hospital no further that 30 miles from where the abortions are performed. The full opinion follows 18-1323_c07d or click the […]

Senator Tim Scott’s Speech on Senate Floor After Senate Democrats Vote Down Police Reform Act

Senator Tim Scott’s Speech on Senate Floor After Senate Democrats Vote Down Police Reform Act

Washington, DC…U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC), leader of the JUSTICE Act taskforce, took to the Senate Floor after the Senate Democrats stonewalled legislation on police reform in American communities. Below are a few quotes from the senator’s speech today: “Mr. President, there is danger coming. The source of this danger is not the failure of […]

Governor Newsom Issues Proclamation Declaring Juneteenth Day of Observance

Governor Newsom Issues Proclamation Declaring Juneteenth Day of Observance

Sacramento, CA…Governor Gavin Newsom today issued a proclamation declaring June 20, 2020, as “Juneteenth National Freedom Day: A Day of Observance” in the State of California. The text of the proclamation can be found here and a copy can be found below: PROCLAMATION Juneteenth commemorates an extraordinary moment, and this year, we celebrate during an […]

Supreme Court Rules Trump Can’t Immediately End DACA,

Supreme Court Rules Trump Can’t Immediately End DACA,

Washington, DC…Today Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts delivered the opinion of the court. From the Syllabus “In 2012, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued a memorandum announcing an immigration relief program known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), which allows certain unauthorized aliens who arrived in the United States as children to […]

Trump Sign’s Executive Order Banning Chokeholds & Safe Policing for Safe Communities

Trump Sign’s Executive Order Banning Chokeholds & Safe Policing for Safe Communities

Washington, DC…By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, it is hereby ordered as follows: Section 1. Purpose. As Americans, we believe that all persons are created equal and endowed with the inalienable rights to life and liberty. A fundamental purpose of government […]

Bi-Partisan Legislation Promises Direct Federal Aid for Smaller Counties

Bi-Partisan Legislation Promises Direct Federal Aid for Smaller Counties

Sacramento, CA…Last week, Representative Paul Cook (R-San Bernardino) introduced the Coronavirus County Relief and Stability Act (H.R. 7090), allowing every county to receive direct federal assistance amidst the coronavirus and reauthorizing the federal Payments in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) program for five years. Co-sponsored by Representative Salud O. Carbajal (D-Santa Barbara), Representative Doug LaMalfa (R-Butte), […]

FDA Revokes Emergency Use Authorization for Chloroquine and Hydroxychloroquine

FDA Revokes Emergency Use Authorization for Chloroquine and Hydroxychloroquine

Washington, DC…Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) revoked the emergency use authorization (EUA) that allowed for chloroquine phosphate and hydroxychloroquine sulfate donated to the Strategic National Stockpile to be used to treat certain hospitalized patients with COVID-19 when a clinical trial was unavailable, or participation in a clinical trial was not feasible. The agency determined […]

Governor Newsom on U.S. Supreme Court Decision Protecting LGBTQ Workers from Discrimination

Governor Newsom on U.S. Supreme Court Decision Protecting LGBTQ Workers from Discrimination

Sacramento, CA…Governor Gavin Newsom issued the following statement after today’s decision by the Supreme Court of the United States protecting LGBTQ employees from discrimination in the workplace based on sexual orientation and gender identity: “Nobody should ever have to fear losing their job simply because of who they are or whom they love. Today’s Supreme […]