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Center for Social Justice State Legislative Priorities

matt haney, sacramento, 2024

(From L to R: GLIDE Chief Communications and Public Affairs Officer Karl Robillard, GLIDE Senior Director of The Center for Social Justice (CSJ) Naeemah Charles, GLIDE President & CEO Dr. Gina Fromer, State Assemblymember Matt Haney, GLIDE Senior Director of Public Affairs Francesca Delgado-Jones, and GLIDE CSJ Policy Manager Eleana Binder.)

GLIDE’s Center for Social Justice (CSJ) engages in policy advocacy work at the local and state level to advance the priorities and needs of GLIDE’s community of clients, participants, and staff. The list of bills below is a selection of the pieces of state legislation that GLIDE is supporting, grouped by CSJ’s four policy issue areas.

  • ACA 8 (Wilson) – Would allow Californians the opportunity to vote to amend Article 1, Section 6 of the State Constitution to prohibit slavery and involuntary servitude without exception, removing the exception for incarcerated people. 
  • AB 1877 (Jackson) – Would require probation officers and the courts to seal a minor’s record when they reach 18 if they have satisfactorily completed their probation term. 
  • SB 950 (Skinner) – Would help to ensure that healthcare, supportive services, and the substance use treatment on which many formerly incarcerated people rely are continued after the person’s release and as they re-enter the community.  
  • AB 1975 (Bonta) – Would make medically supportive food and nutrition interventions a covered benefit under the Medi-Cal program. 
  • SB 1254 (Becker) – Would allow and assist incarcerated people in applying for CalFresh and Medi-Cal benefits up to 90 days before their release to better prepare them for reentry.  
  • SB 953 (Menjivar) – Would add menstrual products to the Medi-Cal schedule of covered benefits. 
  • AB 2115 (Haney) – Would transform California from a state with the most restrictive methadone laws into a state that leads in accessibility for methadone treatment. 
  • AB 1818 (Jackson) – Would require UCs, CSUs, and community colleges to allow students experiencing vehicular homelessness to park on campus-owned lots. 
  • AB 2007 (Boerner) – Would require the Department of Housing and Community Development to allocate funding to CBOs in 5 selected counties to provide transitional housing and services for LGBTQ+ youth, 18 to 24. 
  • SB 333 (Cortese) – Would create the California Success, Opportunity, and Academic Resilience (SOAR) Guaranteed Income Program for high school seniors experiencing homelessness 
  • AB 1919 (Weber) – Would require the Department of Education to create best practices for students dismissed from classes by implementing restorative justice programs into learning. 
  • AB 2020 (Bonta) – Would establish the Survivors of Human Trafficking Support Act, requiring the California Health and Human Services Agency to create a statewide human trafficking survivor passport program to increase efficiency in assisting. 
  • AB 2191 (Santiago) – Would codify the Outreach, Education, and Free Tax Preparation Assistance Grant Program to support qualified nonprofit community-based organizations or local government agencies whose goal is to increase awareness of application assistance for the state and federal Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), the California Earned Income Tax Credit (CalEITC), Young Child Tax Credit (YCTC), Foster Youth Tax Credit (FYTC), and the Individual Tax Identification Number (ITIN).