State of California secondary Archives: on Families & Children
Expand Paid Family Leave
Jimmy is a national champion on Paid Family Leave. He authored and passed landmark legislation, Assembly Bill 908, the nation's most progressive expansion of Paid Family Leave that President Obama hailed as a model for Congress.
As a former labor organizer, Jimmy will fight income inequality and is committed to raising the minimum wage and securing worker protections under attack by the Trump Administration.
Source: 2017 CA House campaign website, JimmyGomezForCongress.com
Jun 6, 2017
Prop 10: Raise tobacco taxes for early childhood development
She took on the tobacco companies and helped pass Proposition 10, the measure that increased taxes on tobacco products, created First Five California and directed most of the revenue to early childhood development.
When lawmakers worked with Governor Schwarzenegger to try and take this money to balance the state budget, Eastin said NO. Voters agreed with her.
Source: 2018 CA Governor campaign website DelaineForGovernor.com
May 2, 2017
Best results when family involved; worst with government
Q: [to Paul]: Your campaign put out a statement accusing Gov. Perry of trying to forcibly vaccinate 12-year-old girls against sexually transmitted diseases?
PAUL: Forcing 12-year-old girls to take an inoculation to prevent STDs, this is not good
medicine & it's not good social policy.
BACHMANN: Well, what I'm very concerned about is the issue of parental rights. I think when it comes to dealing with children, it's the parents who need to make that decision. It is wrong for government, whether
it's state or federal government, to impose on parents what they must do to inoculate their children. This is very serious, and I think that it's very important, again, that parents have the right. We have the best results when we have the private sector
and when we have the family involved. We have the worst results when the federal government gets involved, and especially by dictate to impose something like an inoculation on an innocent 12-year-old girl. I would certainly oppose that.
Source: 2011 GOP debate in Simi Valley CA at the Reagan Library
Sep 7, 2011