Press Release

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

After 18 years in prison for a crime he didn’t commit, Jeremy Puckett becomes first exoneree in the country to move into a home with help from the State.  Sacramento Kings and other local businesses welcome Jeremy home.


Thursday, June 25, 2020

California voters will decide in November whether to reinstate affirmative action after lawmakers approved a proposal Wednesday asking them to repeal the 25-year-old law that bans the consideration of race, sex, color, ethnicity or national origin in university admissions, public employment and contracting.

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Bill giving voters the opportunity to repeal Prop. 209 moves to statewide ballot


Monday, June 22, 2020
Juneteenth Lighting of the Capitol

Juneteenth Lighting of the Capitol

Thursday, June 18, 2020

AB 1460: California State University: Graduation Requirement: Ethnic Studies passed in the California State Senate with a vote of 30–5. AB 1460 requires undergraduates to complete a minimum of one three-unit course in Ethnic Studies to graduate, effective beginning with students graduating in the 2024–25 academic year. The three-unit Ethnic Studies requirement would pose few challenges for students who are already charged to complete 120 units to graduate, as many Ethnic Studies courses already fulfill pre-existing GE requirements. 


Wednesday, June 17, 2020
Saturday, June 13, 2020

“The discriminatory practices of the past echo into the everyday lives of today’s Californians… We seem to recognize that justice requires that those who have been treated unjustly need the means to make themselves whole again,” said Assemblywoman Shirley Weber, the author of the bill, said.