Small Victory! Gov. Newsom to Include Sexual and Domestic Violence Funding in the Final Budget

A small win today, yet we still have work to do.  As we mentioned last week, the legislature and Governor had the very difficult task of agreeing on a budget amidst a financial crisis brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, and that these decisions were likely to affect our ongoing asks related to sexual and [...]

Amidst COVID-19, CA Rape Crisis Centers Still Support Survivors

Sacramento, CA - As Californians adapt to an ongoing state of emergency, and health officials across the globe mitigate the outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19), the California Coalition Against Sexual Assault and all rape crisis centers in California continue to support survivors of sexual violence.  We are making adjustments to ensure the safety of both survivors [...]

Uber Releases Public Safety Report

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Yesterday, the popular app-based rideshare platform Uber released a first-of-its-kind report on public safety. The report detailed the most severe safety incidents (sexual assault, motor vehicle fatalities and fatal physical assaults) that are reported in connection with using the Uber app. Their goal is to get more companies to do the same, and help raise these issues higher in the corporate [...]

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 [...]

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