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Here are the policy reforms Gov. Brown refused to sign in 2017

October 25, 2017 | by

California’s 2017 legislative session brought big policy wins for women, children, and families. Seven priorities of the Stronger California Advocates Network were passed and signed into law by...
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Equal Pay Bill Signed by Gov. Brown

September 30, 2016 | by

Today, Governor Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill 1676, which prohibits employers from relying on prior salary alone to justify any pay difference between male and female employees who do...
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Righting a National Wrong: California’s New Overtime Protections

September 15, 2016 | by

The Golden State shines a little brighter this week. With two strokes of his pen, Governor Edmund G. (Jerry) Brown finally put an end to decades of second-class status for the hardworking...
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Stronger California Day of Action: Women’s Equality Day

August 31, 2016 | by

In celebration of Women’s Equality Day, the Stronger California Advocates Network (chaired by ERA) gathered at the state capitol on August 23 to call on legislators and Governor Brown to support...
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On to the Governor: Domestic Worker Bill of Rights Passes Assembly

August 18, 2016 | by

Today, the 2016 Domestic Worker Bill of Rights (SB 1015) passed an Assembly floor vote and heads to Governor Brown’s desk, marking an important step forward in the fight for domestic workers’...
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Women’s Economic Security Agenda Moving Forward in Sacramento

June 9, 2016 | by

The Stronger California campaign for women’s economic security, chaired by ERA, advocates for a comprehensive platform of policy initiatives to improve the economic security of women and families...
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CA Assembly Passes Two Key Bills for Women and Families

June 3, 2016 | by

Yesterday, the California Assembly passed two priority bills of the Stronger California campaign for women’s economic security.  The Assembly unanimously passed Assembly Bill 2150, which would...
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California Senate Passes Job-Protected Family Leave

June 1, 2016 | by

Today, the California State Senate passed Senate Bill 1166, a proposed new law that will give more workers job-protected leave when they take parental leave to bond with a new child, which will make...
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California Assembly Steps Up for Child Care

May 25, 2016 | by

Late yesterday, the California State Assembly approved over $600 million for child care programs within its proposed budget (significantly more than Governor Jerry Brown put in his budget). Access...
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Women and Families Left Out of CA Budget Revise

May 19, 2016 | by

The California state budget impacts more policy decisions in this state than many Californians realize. The Stronger California Advocates Network, which is promoting an agenda to ensure women’s...
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