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Assemblymember Weber Statement on Supreme Court Draft Decision

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Dr. Akilah Weber (D-San Diego) issued the following statement in response to the leaked draft Supreme Court Decision overturning Roe v. Wade: “I stand with California’s Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins, Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon, and Governor Gavin Newsom in support of a constitutional amendment to enshrine the a woman’s right to choose in California. Reproductive care is health care and we must make sure that all women have access to safe and affordable abortions.”

Assemblymember Dr. Akilah Weber Issues Statement on SB 871 (Pan)

Today, I stand in agreement with the decision from Senator Dr. Richard Pan that his bill SB 871 will no longer be moving through the legislative process. As scientists and physicians, it is our responsibility to prevent and respond to public health crises through facts and data. The reality is, the data show a dire need for the state and medical community to focus more on vaccine education and access before legislating a COVID-19 mandate in order to attend school. I appreciate Dr. Pan’s hard work to protect public health while also recognizing that the current data suggest it is not the time for this bill.

Assemblymember Dr. Akilah Weber Issues AB 1797 Myths vs. Facts

Myth: AB 1797 creates a new immunization registry. FACT: The CA Immunization Registry was established more than 20 years ago. All 50 states have immunization registries. In fact, San Diego County also has its own registry and is transitioning to using the state’s. 

Legislative Women’s Caucus Announces Priority Legislation

SACRAMENTO – California Legislative Women’s Caucus Chair Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia (D-Bell Gardens), Vice Chair Senator Nancy Skinner (D-Berkeley), and other caucus members today announced a robust package of legislation aimed at further protecting and advancing the rights and opportunities for women and working families, leading with an equity lens.

Assemblymember Dr. Akilah Weber Issues Letter on AB 1993

March 29, 2022

Dear Neighbor:

Thank you for contacting my office to express your concerns with AB 1993 (Wicks), pertaining to employer-mandated COVID-19 vaccines. I have listened to your concerns and happy to know you are engaged in the legislative process.

San Diego Legislative Leaders Introduce Legislation to Address Inmate Safety and Prevent Deaths of Individuals in Custody

Today, Assemblymember Dr. Akilah Weber (D-San Diego) was joined by Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins, Assemblymember Chris Ward, Clovis Honore representing the San Diego Racial Justice Coalition and the North County Equity and Justice Coalition, David Lagstein representing SEIU Local 221, and Mr. A.C. Mills, who shared the story about his son Kevin Mills who died while in custody at the San Diego County Central Jail, to announce the introduction of Assembly Bill 2343, the Saving Lives in Custody Act. This bill would ensure the minimum local detention standards are revised to equitably maintain the safety and specialized needs of all incarcerated individuals.  

Assemblymember Dr. Akilah Weber Statement on Gas Tax Vote

“Today, my colleague Assemblymember Kevin Kiley (R-AD6) brought forward a proposal during the Assembly floor session that was without reference to file. This means this item was not on the agenda, it has not been heard in any committees, and most importantly, was not something that I had been given the opportunity to read. The pain at the pump is real and is hurting every Californian, including my own family. I am eager and committed to finding ways to alleviate this pain and look forward to working with Governor Newsom and my legislative colleagues on a plan to get cash back into your pockets. However, I also want my constituents to know that I do not vote in favor of bills that show up on the floor that I, nor my staff, have never seen nor read.”

Assemblymember Dr. Akilah Weber Issues Statement on SDG&E Rate Increase

Today, Assemblymember Akilah Weber, M.D. (D-San Diego) issued the following statement regarding the SDG&E rate increase:
“The latest report from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics confirms what my constituents have been saying, San Diegans are paying the highest price per kilowatt in the country. After a briefing by SDG&E on Wednesday evening on the reasons for the rate increase in San Diego, I am committed to working with my colleagues in the Legislature to find solutions to the rising cost to alleviate the financial burden on consumers. We must bring all stakeholders to the table to remedy this catastrophe affecting families and community members’ ability to keep their lights on and cover other household expenses.”

Assemblymember Dr. Akilah Weber Introduces AB 1797 to Keep Schools Open and Safe

SAN DIEGO - Given the high COVID-19 infection rates among students and staff around California and the nation, Assemblymember Akilah Weber, MD, joined with school leaders, students and public health advocates to announce new legislation updating the California Immunization Registry (CAIR2) so schools are ready and able to implement new school based vaccine requirements.