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4 Ways You Can Help California's Kids
California Governor Jerry Brown needs to hear the voices of parents and kids right now.
Sitting on his desk right now are four critical "For Kids" bills that would establish new parental leave rights, safeguard the privacy of young children, improve arts education, and protect children's health.
We applaud the Legislature for passing these important pieces of legislation that promise to move us closer to ensuring that every child in California gets the right start they deserve.
But this promise will not be realized if the governor doesn't sign the bills into law.
Please join us in asking Governor Brown to prioritize kids and families by making sure your voice is heard and taking action below:
SB 654: Help Pass the New Parent Leave Act - DID NOT PASS
The New Parent Leave Act would help families by providing three months of job-protected maternity and paternity leave for almost all California employees.
AB 2799: Protect Our Littlest Learners - PASSED
On September 24, 2016, California Governor Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill 2799, authored by California Assemblymember Ed Chau. This children's privacy bill helps California's children by extending online privacy protections currently in place in California's schools to the state's preschools and pre-kindergartens. Thank you to our Kids Action Advocates for taking action!
SB 916: TADA! - PASSED
On September 26, 2016, California Governor Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill 916, authored by California State Senator Ben Allen. The Theater and Dance Act improves the arts education our students get by establishing single-subject credentials for theater and dance. This will help increase the opportunity for all students to have equitable access to a high-quality visual and performing arts education.
SB 977: Stop Smoking at Youth Sports Events - PASSED
On September 23, 2016, California Governor Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill 977, authored by California State Senator Dr. Richard Pan. This bill prohibits the use of tobacco products within 250 feet of a youth sports event. Thank you to our Kids Action Advocates for taking action!
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