In case you missed it: Assembly Access, a YouTube account provided by California Assembly Speaker Karen Bass and the Assembly Democratic Caucus, features footage of press conferences, testimony, rallies, speeches, and special interviews will be made available. Their June 10th Assembly Web Report features Lynnea Garbett’s testimony before the Budget Conference Committee. Here’s the description of the video:
(Sacramento) – FIGHTING FOR OUR FAMILIES—In this Assembly Web Report we hear from ordinary, hard-working Californians, “Real People”, who discuss the life-threatening situations that would occur if state-funded safety net programs are eliminated, as the governor has proposed. A 24 year old woman born HIV positive who says the Governors proposal will cut her off from lifesaving anti-viral drugs. A working mother describes the ordeal of what would happen if her familys health coverage and basic services are eliminated; a young single mother who receives Cal-Works pleads that the state not eliminate the program that allows her to work and take care of her family. These individuals are representative of hundreds of thousands of Californians who play by the rules, work hard and will potentially lose everything if Californias safety net is destroyed.
Thanks to Jeff Hall at San Francisco AIDS Foundation for forwarding this to us.