LA County to Join Litigation to Oppose Expanded Definition of a Public Charge

2019-10-01T17:29:37-07:00October 1st, 2019|Affordable Housing and Homelessness, Community, Health, Immigration, In the news, Policy, Press Release, women children and families|

Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis issued the following statement directing County Counsel to either file and/or join in litigation that opposes the federal Administration’s final rule expanding the definition of a ‘public charge,’ which if left legally unchallenged, will take effect on October 15, 2019: “On August 14, 2019, the U.S. Department of [...]

Supervisor Solis’ statement on Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

2019-09-24T17:02:37-07:00September 24th, 2019|Health, In the news, Press Release, women children and families|

Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis released the following statement after the Board of Supervisors approved her motion proclaiming September 2019 as ‘Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month’: “Ovarian cancer is the leading cause of death from gynecologic cancer in the United States, with approximately 14,000 deaths and 23,000 new cases of ovarian cancer every year. [...]

Supervisor Solis’ statement on studying the creation of a Civil Defense Unit in the Public Defender’s Office

2019-09-10T15:35:53-07:00September 10th, 2019|Affordable Housing and Homelessness, Immigration, In the news, Press Release, Public Safety and Diversion, women children and families|

Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis released the following statement after the Board of Supervisors passed her motion to study the feasibility of creating a new Civil Defense Unit within the Office of the Public Defender, with a report back to the Board within 120 days with recommendations:   “Many public defender offices around [...]

Supervisor Solis’ statement opposing the Federal Administration’s proposed changes to the discrimination protections in the Affordable Care Act

2019-07-30T13:17:48-07:00July 30th, 2019|Community, Health, In the news, Press Release, women children and families|

Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis released the following statement after the Board of Supervisors passed her motion to send a 4-signature letter to the U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary and submit a public comment in opposition to the federal Administration’s proposed changes to the discrimination protections in the Affordable Care Act (also [...]

LA County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis’ Statement on Proposed Federal Rules to Limit Access to CalFresh

2019-07-30T11:04:22-07:00July 30th, 2019|Health, In the news, Policy, Press Release, women children and families|

Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis released the following statement after the Board of Supervisors approved her motion to send a five-signature letter to the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture and to the County Congressional Delegation to declare Los Angeles County’s strong opposition to proposed federal rules to cut food benefits: “The Trump Administration is [...]

LA County to Expand Safety Net for Children Abandoned During Federal Immigration Enforcement Actions

2019-07-16T14:06:08-07:00July 16th, 2019|Community, Immigration, In the news, Press Release, women children and families|

LOS ANGELES, CA - Today, the Board of Supervisors approved a motion authored by Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis that will enhance the County’s efforts to recruit relatives and family friends who can serve as caregivers for children whose parents are in the custody of ICE agents. Representing 35 percent of Los Angeles County’s [...]

LA County to Expand Housing Options for Sexually-Exploited Children

2019-07-09T12:01:25-07:00July 9th, 2019|Affordable Housing and Homelessness, Community, In the news, Press Release, women children and families|

Last year, there were 584 referrals to the Department of Children & Family Services (DCFS) of Commercially-Sexually Exploited Children, also known as CSEC. According to the Coalition to Abolish Slavery and Trafficking (also known as CAST), of the 81 new minors and TAY who were victims of sex trafficking and were served by CAST last [...]

Supervisor Solis’ Statement in response to SCOTUS’ decision on 2020 Census citizenship question

2019-07-01T10:48:06-07:00June 27th, 2019|Community, Immigration, In the news, Press Release, women children and families|

Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis released the following statement after the United States Supreme Court released their 5-4 decision on whether a citizenship question should be added to the 2020 Census: “Today's decision by the U.S. Supreme Court to not include a citizenship question on the 2020 Census is a victory. We thank [...]

LA County Rallies in Response to SCOTUS Decision on the 2020 Census Citizenship Question

2019-07-01T10:49:01-07:00June 21st, 2019|Community, Immigration, In the news, Press Release, women children and families|

Officials Encourage County Residents to Participate in the Census More than 100 individuals from community organizations and government agencies joined Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis on Thursday in Grand Park in downtown Los Angeles to celebrate the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to not include a citizenship question on the 2020 Census. “Today's decision [...]

Supervisor Solis’ statement on LA County’s support of the Family First Transition and Support Act

2019-06-18T12:29:46-07:00June 18th, 2019|Community, In the news, Press Release, women children and families|

Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis released the following statement after the Board of Supervisors approved her motion to send a five-signature letter to representatives in Washington D.C. expressing LA County’s strong support of H.R. 2702, the Family First Transition and Support Act: “In September 2019, the County of Los Angeles stands to lose [...]