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As you know, we recently made significant headway towards protecting our state’s immigrant families.

A lot has happened during the year since last November – terrifying and depressing, heartening and emboldening.

Our bill to bring transparency to California’s backlog of untested rape evidence kits was just passed by the Legislature and is on its way to the Governor’s desk for his signature.

Since I arrived at the State Assembly almost 3 years ago, we have been fighting every day for solutions to California’s intense housing crisis.

Women should have access to all information about services that can help them make critical decisions about their health and their futures. 

Recently, I have been reflecting on this past year - the struggles, the victories, and the work still to be done - and wanted to share a few highlights with you. 
 

It took many years and countless hours of work from advocates, but we did it!
 
Yesterday, Governor Brown signed AB 41 into law, which means that survivors of sexual assault are one step closer to justice. We will finally learn how many rape evidence kits are untested in California and why they have not been tested. 
 
You helped make this possible. 
 

I want to share this video from today’s bill signing.

During the summer between high school and college, I worked as a janitor.

We’re SO close to passing a landmark housing deal

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