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Statement by Chair Busby on Paid Sick Leave

July 1, 2015Issue Statement

“This paid sick leave legislation is the first of its kind in the state and only the third in the whole country. We are grateful for the hard work and bold leadership of Assemblymember Lorena Gonzalez, the Democrats in the legislature under the guidance of Speaker Atkins and Senate Pro Tem De Leon, and Governor Jerry Brown. Getting this law passed was a big lift and an enormous accomplishment for the hard-working families of California."

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Statement by Chair Busby on Marriage Equality Ruling

June 26, 2015Issue Statement

"Today ‘equal protection under the law’ has been affirmed not just for LGBT people, but for all Americans. As Democrats who cherish equality as a fundamental value, we are inspired, elated, and proud any time the ongoing struggle for civil rights in our country results in a victory like this.The movement will not stop today. But in this Pride Month, on this historic day, we are happy to celebrate with the LGBT community, in San Diego County and across the nation."

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Democratic Leadership Brings Paid Sick Leave to California

June 25, 2015The Chair's Corner

"The Healthy Workplace Healthy Family Act of 2014 arrives courtesy of San Diego’s own Assemblymember Lorena Gonzalez, who authored the new law. Starting next week, an estimated 6.5 million Californians will have paid sick leave for the first time. Millions more will benefit from additional flexibility in existing policies. This is worth celebrating!"

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