AM: Governor hosts press briefing on ongoing Public Safety Power Shutoffs with state fire, emergency response and health and human services leaders
PM: Joins community advocates for child care event
LOS ANGELES – Governor Gavin Newsom will host two events in Los Angeles tomorrow.
In the morning, Governor Newsom will join top state fire, emergency and health and human services leaders for a briefing on ongoing fire threats and Public Safety Power Shutoff decisions by utility companies.
In the afternoon, the Governor will join child care providers, parents and community leaders in Los Angeles to highlight the signing of AB 378 by Assemblymember Monique Limόn (D-Santa Barbara), which gives child care providers the right to join a union and collectively bargain with the state. Later Thursday evening, the Governor will also receive the 2019 William O. Douglas Award during a ceremony hosted by Public Counsel, for his work fighting for the legal rights of underrepresented communities.
Public Safety Power Shutoff Briefing
Who: Governor Gavin Newsom, state fire, emergency and health and human services officials
When: Thursday, October 24, 2019 at 10:00 a.m.
Where: Ronald Reagan State Building, Governor’s Office, 300 South Spring Street, Los Angeles, CA 90013
**NOTE: This event is open to credentialed media only. Reporters interested in attending must RSVP to Danella.Debel@gov.ca.gov.
Child Care Providers Event
When: Thursday, October 24, 2019 at 2:15 p.m.
Where: Watts Labor Community Action – 10950 S Central Ave, Los Angeles, CA
**NOTE: This event is open to invited guests and credentialed media only. Reporters interested in attending must RSVP to Danella.Debel@gov.ca.gov.
Public Counsel Awards Ceremony
When: Thursday, October 24, 2019. Program from 6:25 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Governor’s remarks at approx. 8:10 p.m.
Where: The Beverly Hilton, 9876 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90210
More information on AB 378:
The new law, signed by the Governor in September, will allow an estimated 40,000 child care providers who provide care in home settings to join care providers in 11 other states who are able to negotiate with the state for improvements to the early childhood education system.
Family child care is the early care and education setting of choice for many families. The flexibility offered by many family child care providers is particularly vital to low-wage workers who are subject to highly unpredictable work schedules, and to the many California workers who work nontraditional hours and need child care during evenings, overnights and weekends.
AB 378 covers licensed family child care and license-exempt providers who are caring for a child receiving a child care subsidy. Efforts to allow child care providers to unionize in California began in 2004. With this new law, California is allowing the largest number of family child care providers in the country to collectively engage with a state.