YA BASTA: Governor Newsom Signs AB 547

VICTORY! ¡VICTORIA PARA LAS PROMOTORAS! This weekend, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed the CALCASA-sponsored Assembly Bill 547, authored by Assemblymember Lorena Gonzalez (D - San Diego).  AB 547 will finally enable janitorial workers who are survivors of rape on the night shift to conduct their own sexual violence prevention trainings.  This worker-centered, survivor-centered law is [...]

Federal Court Blocked Implementation of Department of Homeland Security Public Charge Rule

On September 10, 2019 CALCASA joined an amicus brief supporting one of a growing number of lawsuits aimed at blocking implementation of the administration’s harmful public charge rule. UPDATE A federal court has blocked implementation of DHS’s public charge regulation preventing it from taking effect on October 15. This rule would have made it much more challenging for [...]

Promoting prevention at the House Armed Services Committee

Today, I gave testimony to the House Committee on Armed Services Subcommittee on Military Personnel Hearing titled "Shattered Families, Shattered Service: Taking Military Domestic Violence Out of the Shadows."  I spoke about the need for the armed services to invest in prevention efforts.  Other panelists included courageous survivors telling their personal stories and colleagues from [...]

CALCASA Testifies in Support of an Ongoing Investment in Prevention

Yesterday, CALCASA joined the Partnership in testifying before the Assembly Budget Committee in support of a $50 million ongoing investment to support domestic and sexual violence prevention programs in California.  We made the case for prevention by describing the tremendous costs already associated with sexual violence and reiterated our strong belief that California can be [...]

Prevention Works! Advocating at the Capitol on Denim Day

Red banner with white writing daying Denim Day and with CALCASA Logo in background. Latina women wearing denim jacket at podium with sign saying Prevention Works

On April 24, 2019, legislators and staffers at the California State Capitol joined millions of people across thee world wearing jeans in honor of Denim Day.  Further, CALCASA and The California Partnership to End Domestic Violence made 97 legislative visits for Policy Advocacy Day. Over 115 domestic and sexual violence advocates joined together to ask [...]

Our Year in Review – 2018

Download Annual Report The California Coalition Against Sexual Assault has a vision for a stronger California. We lead our work with prevention because we know that it is possible and achievable. The #metoo movement is a necessary awakening for society to face the impact of sexual assault as evidenced by its global response. This facilitated [...]

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