Standing United to Protect Our Priorities
This week, I was honored and humbled to be sworn into the California State Senate for my second four-year term representing the people of the 19th Senate District, which includes all of Santa Barbara County and western Ventura County.
I look forward to my next four years of service to the community. But there's no doubt our work together comes at a time of troubling change in Washington, change that is at odds with California's long-held values.
In last month's election, Californians overwhelmingly rejected the politics of hate, bigotry, and misogyny. We must now stand united to protect our priorities, our immigrant communities, our civil rights, and our environmental advances. We must stand strong not just for those who live in California, but for the many in this nation who are looking to us for hope and leadership.
I will also continue to fight to keep our economy and state strong, to preserve women's rights, to protect our environment, to ensure more family-friendly workplaces, and to make sure our children have the best possible start in life.
To accomplish these goals, I have already begun introducing legislation for the coming session, including a bill that continues my work capping abandoned oil wells along the Santa Barbara County coastline. The seepage from these oil wells is a public health hazard we must responsibly address.
This week, I also introduced a resolution opposing the defunding of Planned Parenthood, the women's healthcare organization that provides reproductive health care services for millions of Californians, often in areas where access to healthcare is limited.
Our work together during these challenging times is just beginning, and I look forward to sharing more in coming weeks and months. Please stay in touch. You can contact me by email, or follow me on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson
State Senator, 19th Senate District