Worksafe’s Nicole Marquez recently joined California Immigrant Policy Center's (CIPC) annual Immigrant Day of Action in Sacramento. For over 20 years, CIPC has gathered advocates from around the state to fight for better access to public benefits, health care, and other important rights.
Nicole led a lobby visit along with staff and members of Street Level Health Project's Oakland Workers Collective, staff of the California Domestic Workers Coalition, and her mentee, a high school student from the Centro Legal Youth Law Academy. The group met with the office of Assembly Speaker pro Tem Kevin Mullen to discuss four key policy issues:
- Health4All: SB 29 (Durazo) and AB 4 (Bonta, Chiu, Santiago) - expanding health care access
- CalEITC: AB 1593 (Reyes) - removing EITC exclusions for immigrant tax filers
- No Private ICE Act: AB 1282 (Kalra) - restricting the use of private contractors in immigration enforcement arrests
- California Act to Save Lives: AB 392 (Weber) - protecting Californians from police brutality
Nicole also facilitated a breakout discussion about the impact of climate change on workers’ rights. The discussion featured our current efforts to protect workers from heat hazards and dangerous wildfire smoke.