APRIL 13, 2021:
Families of the Sakura Intermediate Care Facility (ICF) and the Japanese American community won a partial victory in the Assembly Health Committee on Tuesday, April 13, winning a decisive, 11-2 majority vote to advance AB 279 to the Assembly Appropriations Committee (the hearing is now set for Wednesday, April 28 at 9AM).
Congratulations and thank you to the 30 organizations that submitted support letters to the Health Committee and to all of the many individuals that did the same. On April 13, compassion and justice won!
However, as good as this news is, our work is far from over. Pacifica continues to attempt to coerce residents to move out of Sakura ICF, even though it is dangerous for the health of all residents to do so, and even though there exist NO VIABLE options for them to move to.
Stay tuned, as SOS Network plans the next steps for advancing this important bill to protect our Seniors and fight displacement in Boyle Heights.
Listen to the audio playback of the AB 279 hearing on theSOS YouTube Channel or click the play button on the “video images” below:
The complete Assembly Health Committee Meeting Video and Audio is available here (the AB 279 hearing begins at approximately at 4:16):