Press Releases

April 10, 2018

SACRAMENTO – On Equal Pay Day, the day that represents how far into the next year women must work to earn what men did in the prior year, Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) announced legislation that will shed light on what larger companies are paying their employees – giving businesses a chance to self-examine their pay practices while providing California an opportunity to monitor the progress toward equal pay.

April 04, 2018

SACRAMENTO – Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) will be recognized as the AMVETS 2017 Legislator of the Year today for her work supporting veterans in the criminal justice system. Her SB 725 (pre-trial diversion) was one of AMVETS’s top priority bills last year.

March 31, 2018

SACRAMENTO – Today, on what would have been Cesar Chavez’s 91st birthday, State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) released the following statement honoring the labor organizer for his contributions to social justice:

“Cesar Chavez dedicated his life to improving the treatment, pay and working conditions for farm workers everywhere. His commitment to social justice remains an inspiration to us all and serves as a reminder that we must continue to protect the rights of all Californians.

March 19, 2018

SACRAMENTO —Following the most destructive wildfire season in California history, Senators Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) and Steve Glazer (D-Orinda) will convene a joint informational hearing on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 on the affordability and availability of homeowners’ insurance amid the growing threat of increasingly catastrophic wildfires. An agenda and background paper are available on the Joint Committee on Emergency Management’s website.

March 14, 2018

SACRAMENTO – Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson’s (D-Santa Barbara) legislation to ensure students in California’s public schools learn how to read media sources critically, and act ethically, responsibly, and safely online passed the Senate Education Committee today. The vote was 4-2.

March 14, 2018

SACRAMENTO – Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) released the following statement in advance of the thousands of students and educators expected to participate in the National School Walkout today in California and across the country to protest the federal and Congressional inaction on gun violence:

March 13, 2018

SACRAMENTO –On the heels of the #wesaidenough and #metoo movements, Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) has introduced wide-ranging legislation to close loopholes in law that discourage or prevent victims from speaking out, allow employers to avoid sexual harassment and discrimination laws, and leave employees vulnerable to sexual harassment at work. The legislation will be announced at an 11:30 a.m. press conference today on the South Steps of the Capitol with members of the Legislative Women’s Caucus and women’s advocates.

March 06, 2018

SACRAMENTO – In commemoration of Women’s History Month, State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) will honor former Santa Barbara Mayor Helene Schneider as Senate District 19 Woman of the Year. Schneider will be honored as part of a Senate and Assembly-wide celebration of remarkable women during Floor session on Monday, March 12.

February 26, 2018

SACRAMENTO — In the wake of the Thomas Fire in Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties and the state’s devastating wildfires in Northern California last year, Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) and Senator Bill Dodd (D-Napa) will convene a joint informational hearing tomorrow about California’s mutual aid system. The mutual aid system is a statewide network of state and local jurisdictions that enables neighboring regions to assist one another during emergencies when the impacted region’s response needs exceed available local resources.

February 08, 2018

SACRAMENTO – Today, to coincide with the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management’s only public meeting on the Trump Administration’s plan to expand offshore oil development in federal waters, Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara), released the following statement: