Gives child care providers the right to collectively bargain with the State of California and to advocate for the children and families they serve.
Ensures that nearly all Californians who pay into the state's Paid Family Leave (PFL) program can use it without fear of job loss; that more newborns can receive individual, at-home care for their first six months of life; and ensure that California's leave laws reflect the state's diverse, intergenerational family and caregiving needs.
Enacts the Targeted Child Tax Credit which would provide increased support for California families living in poverty.
Ensures workers utilizing the state's Paid Family Leave (PFL) program can receive 100 percent wage replacement during the period of their leave.
ACCESS TO CHILDCARE
Addresses ongoing problems with the bifurcated rates within the Early Care and Education (ECE) system by establihsing a single regionalized reimbursement rate system for child care, preschool and early learning services.
Aligns CalWORKs State 1 child care rules with all other subsidized child care programs in California, including Stages 2 and 3.
Creates guideline for an Early Care and Education (ECE) professional development and retention system to strengthen, recruit, and retain the ECE workforce.
HEALTH & SAFETY
Recognizes and addresses clear inequities in pregnancy and birth outcomes for black women and children by requiring implicit bias training for all perinatal providers in hospitals and birthing clinics; also requires data collection by the Department of Public Health.
Repeals the sales tax on menstrual products.
Extends Medi-Cal postpartum care from 60 days to one year for women diagnosed with a maternal mental health disorder, ensuring no gap in coverage and maintaining continuity of care.
PROTECTING VULNERABLE COMMUNITIES
Calls on the Governor's Office to establish the Master Plan for Aging's Housing Older Persons Effectively (HOPE) Task Force.
Creates parituy within the California Victim Compensation Program for victims of human trafficking by allowing them to receive compensation for their direct economic losses.