Gov. Newsom signs bills to prevent discrimination and make California more inclusive

California Gov. Gavin Newsom wants to expand paid family leave to six months

Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law four bills to help prevent discrimination and make California a more inclusive state.

In a statement Gov. Newsom noted that California is thrives because of its diversity. The state is working to make sure all Californians regardless of their immigration status are respected.

He said, “Our state doesn’t succeed in spite of our diversity – our state succeeds because of it. While Trump attacks and disparages immigrants, California is working to ensure that every resident – regardless of immigration status – is given respect and the opportunity to contribute.”

New laws strengthen California’s initiatives to support immigrants

The newly-signed laws, SB 225, AB 668, AB 1645, and AB 1747 build on the state’s existing policies and investments to support immigrant families and asylum seekers. It will also create opportunities for every resident to contribute on boards and commissions regardless of immigration status.

SB 225—allows non-citizen Californians pursue civil engagement and public service by serving on local, county or state boards and commissions.