Health Care for All – Los Angeles Chapter Calls Upon Governor Newsom to Sign AB 279 into Law

September 18, 2021     Honorable Gavin Newsom Governor, State of California 1303 10th Street, Suite 1173 Sacramento, CA. 95814   RE: AB 279. (Muratsuchi) –  Please Sign.   Greetings Governor Newsom:   Health Care for All – Los Angeles Chapter strongly supports AB  279 (Muratsutchi) and urges your signature on this bill.  AB279 is … Read more

State Senate, Assembly Pass Bill Blocking Nursing Home Evictions During Pandemic

https://rafu.com/2021/08/state-senate-assembly-pass-bill-blocking-nursing-home-evictions-during-pandemic/ August 26, 2021 SACRAMENTO — AB 279, a bill that would halt evictions and transfers in nursing homes during a pandemic, passed the State Senate on Monday with a decisive bipartisan supermajority ovote of 32-3. Introduced by Assemblymembers Al Muratsuchi (D-Torrance) and Miguel Santiago (D-Los Angeles), AB 279 would impact the Pacifica Companies, owners of … Read more

Support the ICF Evacuees!

SOS Network and Supporters Hand Petition to Sakura Gardens Staff to Deliver to Pacifica Companies to Demand Proper Care for Evicted ICF Seniors With cases of the Delta Variant on the rise, Pacific Companies has coerced fragile seniors out of the 100% COVID-19 Free Sakura ICF and has not guaranteed their access to the bilingual/bi-cultural … Read more

July 15, 2021: AB 279 Advances to the Senate Floor!

With leadership from Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi and California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform (CANHR) member, Mike Dark, the grassroots lobby effort secured another victory for AB 279 today with another decisive bipartisan 6-0 “AYE” vote in support of AB 279! Many individuals and organizations called in to submit their support of this bill, including, of … Read more

August 7: Kansha Obon II in Little Tokyo

Dance for our seniors! Film and television actress Tamlyn Tomita will emcee an evening of entertainment, education, performance and dance to support our seniors, featuring the taiko sounds of Maceo “The Demon Drummer of ELA” Hernandez and poetry from Mike Sonksen aka “Mike the Poet” and Asian American Studies Professor Allan Aquino.  Elaine Fukumoto, Rev. Ray Fukumoto and their … Read more

AB 279 Bill that would stop evictions at Sakura ICF passes through Senate Health Committee

In a bipartisan 10-0 vote AB 279 sailed through the CA Senate Health Committee. The bill is now headed to the Senate Appropriations Committee. If it wins approval there, it moves forward for a full vote on the Senate floor before mid-July when the legislature recesses for the summer. The bill would stop the evictions … Read more

TAKE ACTION: AB 279 CA Senate Committee on Health Hearing Date Changed to June 23

Hearing Date for AB 279 is now set for Wednesday, June 23! We need ONE more vote to advance the bill!!! Sponsored by Assemblymembers Al Muratsuchi and Miguel Santiago, AB 279 is the legislation to stop evictions from and downgrading of services at CA senior care facilities during the still ongoing pandemic. More public pressure … Read more