California 2019 Policy & Budget Priorities
As the California legislative and budget season begins, we get to dig into the bills and budget proposals that may impact our communities—and plan how we’ll show up to support them. Below, you’ll find a quick list of proposed California legislation and budget proposals related to preventing HIV, hepatitis C, and STDs, expanding access to healthcare for the undocumented community and protecting sex worker rights that we’ll be fighting for in the coming months.
AB 362 – Overdose Prevention Site
SB 159 – Expand Access to PrEP and PEP
AB 4 & SB 29 – Health4All (PDF)
Increase access to healthcare by removing citizenship requirements from Medi-Cal and allowing undocumented people in our communities to access Medi-Cal. View the fact sheet (PDF).
SB 233 – Sex Worker Rights
$60 million – Prevention & Treatment for HIV, HCV & STDs
Expand access to services and treatment for people living with and at risk of HIV & people who use drugs. View our coalition’s letter.
$2 million – End the Epidemics Task Force
Establish a state-level task force to develop an integrated plan to end the HIV, hepatitis C and STD epidemics. View our consensus statement.
Get involved and find out about additional advocacy opportunities by joining our HIV Advocacy Network. Text SFAF to 52886 to join the HIV Advocacy Network.