When Governor Gavin Newsom undermined the successful grassroots lobby effort to pass AB 279 which would have stalled evictions and reductions of services at California senior homes like the Sakura IFC, it raised the question of who he is working for. The language of his veto statement seemed like a copy/paste job of arguments from … Read more
We, members of the statewide and national Save Our Seniors Network, are outraged at your Oct. 7, 2021, veto of Assembly Bill 279.
AB 279 was straightforward urgency legislation to protect seniors. It received an overwhelming, bipartisan 91 “ayes” to 10 “nos” (95%) cumulative vote in the Legislature, and was determined by both the Assembly and Senate Committees on Appropriations to have negligible fiscal impact.
This bill was designed to prevent involuntary, medically non-necessary transfers of residents from an intermediate care facility (ICF) or a skilled nursing facility (SNF), and to halt significant reductions in services thereat, during the COVID-19 state of emergency.
https://calmatters.org/newsletters/whatmatters/2021/10/newsom-admin-ripped-for-nursing-home-policies/ California’s reputation as a national leader in the COVID response was turned on its head Tuesday, when state lawmakers launched a blistering attack on the Newsom administration’s handling of nursing homes amid the pandemic. Meanwhile, death rates continue to climb at Kei-Ai Los Angeles. Kei-Ai Los Angeles leads CA nursing homes in cumulative … Read more
November 2, 2021 The Honorable Gavin Newsom, Governor of California: We, members of the statewide and national Save Our Seniors Network, are outraged at your October 7, 2021, veto of Assembly Bill 279. AB 279 was straightforward urgency legislation to protect seniors. It received an overwhelming, bipartisan 91 AYES to 10 NOES (95%) cumulative vote in … Read more
With his veto of AB 279, which sought to halt evictions of seniors from, and reductions of services at licensed senior care facilities during the pandemic, Governor Gavin Newsom’s capitulation to serving the interests of Pacifica Companies aside, it was also a blatant disregard for the well-being of seniors in general, who are among the … Read more
RAFU STAFF REPORT | OCTOBER 9, 2021 Read the entire Rafu Shimp report here: https://rafu.com/2021/10/newsom-vetoes-bill-that-sought-to-block-nursing-home-evictions-during-pandemic/ David Monkawa and Traci Imamura, representing Save Our Seniors, said the governor had chosen to side with Pacifica over the elderly residents, many of whom had been incarcerated in concentration camps during World War II. SOS claimed that there have … Read more
Honorable Gavin Newsom, Governor1303 10th Street, Suite 1173 Sacramento, CA. 95814 SUBJECT: AB 279 (Muratsuchi) URGE YOUR SIGNATURE Dear Governor Newsom: The Nikkeijin Kai of Colorado continues its support of AB 279 as it awaits your signature. Our organization wholeheartedly supports SOS in its actions to insure the safety of our seniors as well as … Read more
For the first time in over a decade, the legislature has passed multiple major nursing home reform bills and Governor Newsom is weighing whether to sign them. In addition to AB 279, there are more bills of importance pending Governor Newsom action or their passive passage into law. These bill were put together as part … Read more
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