Gun violence prevention
The issue of gun violence is personal to me. I met my husband working to pass the Manchin-Toomey bill in the U.S. Senate that would have expanded mandatory background checks on most commercial gun sales. My husband was Rep. Gabrielle Giffords’ legislative director when she was shot at a public event in 2011. I am the mother of a girl who will be going to kindergarten in just a year, and another a few years after that — I don’t want them or any of our kids living in a world where gun safety drills are a constant part of their educational experience.
Gun violence is an issue that has tragically hurt so many families in our community here in Assembly District 15. It’s a multifaceted problem that is connected to so many others — including income inequality, education equity, widespread hunger, a lack of corporate accountability, and so much more.
I arrived in Sacramento ready to take meaningful action to combat gun violence. In my first term I secured $30 million in additional funding for the California Violence Intervention Program (CalVIP), for a total of $39 million — the largest investment in the history of the state. I also passed AB 1603, which allowed CalVIP to prioritize its resources, and grant key funding to the most impacted communities. This means that communities hit hardest by gun violence, some of which are in Assembly District 15, will get the help they need sooner, directly saving lives.
Housing and homelessness
Our affordable housing and homelessness crisis is sprawling, and fighting it means tackling it from all angles -- protecting the stock of affordable housing we have, creating new affordable housing, and keeping current homeowners and renters in their homes.
Standing up for working families
Delivering on our shared progressive values means ensuring no one has to work more than one full-time job to stay afloat, that women get equal pay for equal work, and that new parents can take care of a newborn without risking financial catastrophe.
Standing up for consumers
I arrived in Sacramento ready to fight for those who have the deck stacked against them -- so I dove in headfirst, and, in my first month on the job introduced legislation taking on Amazon, the world’s largest corporation.
Gun violence prevention
Gun violence is an issue that has tragically hurt so many families in our community here in Assembly District 15. It’s a multifaceted problem that is connected to so many others -- including income inequality, education equity, widespread hunger, a lack of corporate accountability, and so much more.
Buffy Wicks for Assembly 2024. FPPC #1456909