Law Authored by Jackson To Encourage Young People To Vote Takes Effect
A law authored by state Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson to encourage young people to vote by allowing voter pre-registration beginning at age 16 has just taken effect. Read more
Jackson Issues Statement on Veto of Her New Parent Leave Act
Governor Jerry Brown vetoed a California Legislative Women’s Caucus priority bill authored by Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson. The New Parent Leave Act would have provided job-protected new parent leave for up to 2.7 million more Californians who work for smaller companies. Click here for the press release.
Jackson Bill Creates State's First Program to Encourage Healthy Eating and Exercise After School
California just launched the DASH program, the result of Jackson's SB 949, to help prevent childhood obesity. Read more.
Jackson Author of Nation's Strongest Equal Pay Law for Women
Among the numerous bills authored by Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) this year, nine took effect on January 1, including the strongest equal pay law in the nation. Read more here.