Stonewall Democratic Club is actively tracking a number of progressive bills, motions, and council files making their way through the legislative process in Washington, DC (federal); Sacramento (state); LA County (county); and the Los Angeles City Council (city). We also make recommendations for new bills, motions, and ordinances.

Below, please find a summary of the bills we are supporting and opposing as well as one recommendation for a new bill. We invite your help in advocating for these bills and encourage you to write your elected officials and urge their support! Feel free to borrow language from our letters below.

To submit your own letter for statewide legislation, as a member of Stonewall Democratic Club, please utilize the California Legislature Position Letter Portal.

*** COVID-19 response: In May, the California Legislature announced new schedules for the Assembly and Senate to conduct legislative business, reflecting their absences due to COVID-19. Please find that below as well. ***

H.R. 7120

George Floyd Justice in Policing Act of 2020 - This bill addresses a wide range of policies and issues regarding policing practices and law enforcement accountability. It includes measures to increase accountability for law enforcement misconduct, to enhance transparency and data collection, and to eliminate discriminatory policing practices.

Stonewall Recommendation

Recommends that a nationwide moratorium on essential utility service disconnections be part of the next COVID-19 package; this Nationwide Utility Shut-off Moratorium would be in effect until the COVID-19 pandemic threat has passed and the country’s economy has stabilized.

Ending Qualified Immunity Act

Qualified immunity was created by the Supreme Court in contravention of the text of the statute and the intent of Congress. The Ending Qualified Immunity Act explicitly notes that the elements of qualified immunity outlined by the Supreme Court are not a defense to liability.

Legislative Action Committee

Dan Halden

Chair

Sarah Pinho

Vice-Chair