Advocacy

AAP CA Advocacy Priorities 2019

Universal access to quality, comprehensive pediatric care in a medical home for every child in California. This includes vulnerable populations such as children with special health care needs, foster children, children of immigrant families, children who are homeless, children impacted by the criminal justice system, and LGBTQ youth.

To make access a reality, our 2019 advocacy priorities are to reduce and prevent:

Childhood Poverty

Childhood Poverty

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Childhood Toxic Stress

Childhood Toxic Stress

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Childhood Obesity

Childhood Obesity

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Youth Marijuana Use

Youth Marijuana Use

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Sponsored Bills, Session 2019-2020

Below is the list of bills that are of high importance to the American Academy of Pediatrics of California. Please click on the title of the bill for more information. Click on the letter icon to view the AAP CA’s letter for each bill.
Name Description Author Status Position Letter
AB-138 Sugar-sweetened (soda) beverage tax (COSPONSOR) Bloom Alive Support
SB-458 Pesticide Ban: Chlorpyrifos (COSPONSOR) Durazo Dead Support
AB-766 Sugar-Sweetened Beverages: Portion Cap (COSPONSOR) Chiu Dead Support
AB-765 Sugar Sweetened Beverages: Healthy Checkout (COSPONSOR) Wicks Alive Support
AB-764 Soda: Ban on marketing/promotions (COSPONSOR) Bonta Alive Support
SB-276 Immunizations: medical exemptions (COSPONSOR) Pan Alive Support

All Bills

Name Description Author Status Position Letter
AB-2049 Drinking Water: Point-of-Entry and Point-of-Use Treatment Systems DAHLE Alive Other
AB-2130 Retail Food Safety Pan Alive Watch
AB-1630 Clean Water–Monterey ALEJO Alive Undecided
AB-2015 Health Care Coverage: Discrimination Chau Alive Undecided
SB-1067 School Maintenance: Restrooms Beall Alive Support
SB-935 Minimum wage: annual adjustment Leno Alive Undecided
AB-1549 Postsecondary education: Equity in Higher Education Act Rendon Alive Other
AB-1606 Community college employee: leaves of absence Chavez Alive Watch
AB-2458 Medical Residency Training Program Grants Bonilla Alive Support
AB-1590 Student Financial Aid: Cal Grant Program Wieckowski Alive Watch