This applies to all children – no matter what they look like or where they grow up. I’m proud to join my colleagues in introducing the Second Chance For Justice package to narrow the pipeline of children entering the criminal justice system. 2/2
After decades of increasingly punitive and failed juvenile justice policies, it’s time to take a step in a direction that recognizes that children have enormous potential for rehabilitation, change, and growth, and that we can do better to meet their developmental needs. 1/
"Both episodes of civil unrest were directly related to police abuse."
@RepKarenBass discusses the 1965 Watts Riots and the 1992 LA Riots with host @TanyaMcRaeSoCal.
Learn about the history of Watts in this week's "In Focus SoCal" at 9 a.m. and noon Sunday on Spectrum News 1.
As our schools reopen we must do everything in our power to protect our communities against COVID-19 & put our children's health first. Huge TY to @CrystalStairsLA for co-hosting today's vaccination event & @RepKarenBass for helping to stress the importance of getting vaccinated.
The goal of the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act is to provide accountability.
@RepKarenBass joins @Bakari_Sellers to discuss why the bill is important and how the reforms aren't as anti-police as many people think.
Coming at you from the Golden State, an ALL NEW @talkingfedspod, "I See Your Trillion and Raise You Climate Change," with 3 of California's best known state and federal government officials breaking down covid, infrastructure, voting rights and more. Link:
After decades of underinvestment, our roads, bridges, transit, and rail are in trouble. Congress must step up to answer the call.
The #INVESTAct will fix our ailing infrastructure AND transform it for the future.
Mark July 15th on your calendar! Eligible families will receive monthly payments (via direct deposit or mail) up to $250/child between the ages of 6-17 or up to $300/child under the age of 6. Find out more at childtaxcredit.gov.
We worked to expand the #ChildTaxCredit and help families make ends meet while raising children.
Every single Republican in Congress voted against it.
Find out more about this major tax cut for working families at childtaxcredit.gov.
I offer my condolences to the people of Haiti on the assassination of President Moïse. Those responsible for this unthinkable act of violence should be brought to justice. It is important that all parties involved find peaceful solutions to their political differences.
This morning I voted YES on our transportation and water infrastructure bill focused on improving and repairing roads, bridges, transit and rail, and ensuring clean drinking water.
Derek Chauvin murdered George Floyd in broad daylight and acted with impunity. The sentencing today represents progress but there is still a long way to go.
Accountability for murdering an unarmed Black man should not come as a surprise, it should be expected. 1/
Proud of my friend @HampDellinger for being nominated to be the next Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Legal Policy at the Department of Justice.
He’s a man of great character and I look forward to working with him as he pushes for greater diversity in the judiciary. twitter.com/TheBlackCaucus…
Excited about the first-ever Los Angeles County Youth Commission, which will work to transform Los Angeles County's child welfare and juvenile justice system through youth empowerment.
The #ChildTaxCredit is coming to working and low-income families on July 15. These payments will help families:
🍲 put food on the kitchen table
⛽ put gas in the car
🧒🏻 pay for child care services.
Slavery to this day is talked about and discussed as an institution of the distant past -- a mistake that our country has made right and fixed.
But the truth is, the legacy of slavery lives on and has shaped, in part, the world we live in today. 2/
Five years ago, we suffered the deadliest attack affecting the LGBTQ+ community in our history. Within minutes, Pulse Nightclub turned from a place of acceptance and joy to a place of unspeakable pain.
As we remember those we lost, we must recommit to honoring them with action.