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February 2, 2018 Public Policy Insights, Publications

CA Senate Passes Bill Requiring Chemical Abortion Medication on College Campuses

The California State Senate voted to pass SB 320 this week, the bill that would require all UC, CSU, and community college campuses to provide the abortion pill to students by 2020.

SB 320 (Leyva, D-Chino) passed out of the Senate on a 25-13 vote, and will now head to the State Assembly. Take a moment now to send an alert to your lawmakers before any further action is taken.

January 26, 2018 Public Policy Insights, Publications

Questions Raised About State Data, Safeguards in Assisted-Suicide Law

Organizations opposed to physician-assisted suicide responded to an Assembly hearing held today which was called to evaluate the implementation of assisted-suicide by doctors in California but instead appeared to be more a call for expansion of the practice and a lessening of safeguards to protect the vulnerable:

January 19, 2018 Public Policy Insights, Publications

Tell Legislators to Vote ‘No” on Bill to Mandate Abortion Pills at College Health Centers – SB 320 (Leyva, D-Chino) would require the on-campus health centers of public universities in California to offer abortion-inducing drugs like RU-486 as advocates continue to promote abortions in any way they can.  The bill passed the two Senate committees and is now headed to the floor.  Please take action today!

January 12, 2018 Public Policy Insights, Publications

DACA Recipients – Keeping the American Dream Alive

Since 2012, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA, has granted work permits and protection from deportation to young undocumented immigrants who arrived to the U.S. as children. Today, more than a quarter of DACA’s 800,000 recipients, often referred to as “Dreamers,” live in California. Although their paths to the United States may have been different, the dedication to the community in which they live is quite similar.

January 9, 2018 Because We Are Catholic, Publications

 “...Let us consider this: we are all immigrants on the journey of life, none of us has a fixed abode in this land, we all must go.” – Pope Francis (03/21/2015)

January 5, 2018 Public Policy Insights, Publications

Legislation Mandating CA Public Colleges Provide Medical Abortions Returns

A highly controversial bill that would mandate California public colleges provide abortion-inducing medication to students is returning to the Legislature in 2018. 

SB 320 (Leyva, D-Chino) was introduced last year but stalled in the Senate Education Committee.  As the Legislature operates on a two-year session schedule, SB 320 is eligible to be brought up again this year and will be heard in the Senate Education Committee on January 10th at the State Capitol.

December 15, 2017 Public Policy Insights, Publications

Demand Changes to Tax Reform Bill

According to Congress’ own nonpartisan analysis, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act bills recently passed by the House and the Senate raises taxes on the poor and cut taxes on the rich, violating basic principles of justice. Congress has proposed a web of wide-ranging and complex changes to the tax code, yet is approaching the process at a pace that makes it difficult even for experts in the impacted areas to analyze effects. 

October 13, 2017 Public Policy Insights, Publications

Wildfires Rampage through California

Wildfires throughout California have delivered total and utter devastation this week, burning thousands of structures and taking more than 20 lives.

September 29, 2017 Public Policy Insights, Publications

Alert Governor Brown Now

Governor Brown is in the process of signing and vetoing bills before his October 15 deadline and could take action on any bill at any time.

Governor Brown has yet to take action on several bills that the California Catholic Conference is tracking, and it’s vital that he hears from you before he signs another bill with devastating consequences. In the same vein, there are several bills that would do tremendous good for children, California’s future and helping to curb human trafficking.

Two of the most important bills are:

September 22, 2017 Public Policy Insights, Publications

Critical Bills Await Governor’s Signature or Veto

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