Press Releases

May 15, 2017

Voting Kicks Off Today for Pro-Choice License Plate To Raise Funds for Women’s Reproductive Health Care Services Threatened by Trump

SACRAMENTO – Today, Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) joined NARAL Pro-Choice California to unveil three potential designs for a “California Trusts Women” pro-choice license plate to be created by Senate Bill 309, authored by Jackson, now moving through the Legislature.

May 11, 2017

SACRAMENTO – Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) has released the following statement on Governor Jerry Brown’s May Revise, his revised budget proposal based on the latest revenue estimates.

“The Governor continues to take a prudent approach to our state budget, given the great instability that Californians and our state face should Congress and President Trump repeal the Affordable Care Act and eliminate funding for Planned Parenthood, among other threats to date.

April 26, 2017

SACRAMENTO – As the White House and Republican Congress continue to threaten federal funding for women’s health services, a bill by Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) to create a specialized pro-choice license plate with proceeds benefiting reproductive health care services in California passed out of the Senate Transportation and Housing Committee today. The vote was 10-3.

April 17, 2017

SACRAMENTO –  With the announcement that Venoco, LLC has filed for bankruptcy and quitclaimed its leases in the South Ellwood Field – in effect, transferring the Goleta Beach Pier and Platform Holly leases to the State Lands Commission, closing down Platform Holly, and ending oil and gas production in this location -- State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) issued the following statement:

March 31, 2017

SACRAMENTO – Today, on what would have been his 90th birthday, we celebrate the life and legacy of civil rights leader and labor organizer César Chávez. State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) released the following statement:

“Today we recognize and honor César Chávez’s remarkable legacy and contributions to the state of California, and our nation as well.

March 30, 2017

SACRAMENTO – A new opinion poll, released today from Small Business Majority and the Center for American Progress, shows that small business owners strongly support extending job protections for family leave to those who work for smaller employers, among other findings.

According to the poll, a vast majority – 71 percent – support expanding job protection for family and medical leave to businesses with 20 or more employees. 

March 29, 2017

SACRAMENTO – Inspired by Rona Barrett’s efforts building the Golden Inn and Village, a housing project for low-income seniors in Solvang in Santa Barbara County, Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) has introduced a bill to encourage the building of similar affordable housing projects for seniors statewide.

March 24, 2017

SACRAMENTO –  State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) has introduced a bill to support emergency response teams that rescue whales, sea turtles and other marine mammals that have become entangled in fishing gear or stranded on the coast.

March 22, 2017

SACRAMENTO – As momentum continues to grow nationwide for stronger family leave policies, a bill by Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) to ensure that more Californians can take leave to care for a newborn without the fear of losing their jobs has passed out of the Senate Labor and Industrial Relations Committee. The vote was 4-1.

The bill now heads to the Senate Judiciary Committee.

March 15, 2017

SACRAMENTO – Just a few weeks after erosion exposed eight abandoned oil wells along Summerland Beach in Santa Barbara County, two of them visibly leaking oil, a bill by State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) to monitor and cap California’s old, abandoned wells has passed out of the Senate Natural Resources and Water Committee. The vote was 8-0.