Press Release

Thursday, June 7, 2018
Wednesday, April 18, 2018

(Sacramento) – With an eye on a more equitable education funding structure for African-American students in California, the California Legislative Black Caucus is pressing for passage of Assembly Bill 2635, which will secure additional educational funding for African-American students by fixing a fundamental flaw in the state’s educational budget known as the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF). "We cannot look the other way anymore. African-American kids in California persistently fall behind academically," Assemblymember Shirley Weber said.

Monday, April 9, 2018

(Sacramento) – Assemblymembers Shirley Weber (D–San Diego) and Kevin McCarty (D-Sacramento) announced first-of-its-kind legislation aimed at changing how California law enforcement officers deploy lethal force against civilians. “At times, the use of deadly force is used at a terrible cost to all that’s involved,” Assemblymember Weber said at the press conference to announce The Police Accountability and Community Protection Act (Assembly Bill 931).

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

SACRAMENTO – The Assembly Committee on Public Safety passed AB 2550, legislation authored by Assemblymember Shirley N. Weber (D-San Diego) that prohibits male correctional officers from pat-down searching of female prisoners or entering into an area where incarcerated women are in a state of undress. The bill passed with unanimous bipartisan support.

Weber noted that many of our prison policies were designed with men in mind and do not reflect women’s needs or their experiences of trauma.