The Huffington Post recently named State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson as one of eleven women around the country “blazing new trails” in American politics. Perhaps best known as the author of the California Fair Pay Act — the landmark legislation that established the strongest equal pay law in the nation — Jackson has proven to be one of the most effective legislators in tackling the issues most important to the people of Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties, if not throughout California.
Perhaps best known as the author of the California Fair Pay Act, Jackson began her advocacy for women decades ago. She was inspired as an eight year old, when she wasn’t allowed to join a team in her local Little League baseball because she was a girl, despite her athletic prowess! After college (where she played intercollegiate tennis) and law school, Jackson returned to California and became a Deputy District Attorney in Santa Barbara, where she prosecuted domestic violence and other crimes.
Hannah-Beth Jackson has passed a law that will allow community colleges to discipline students for sexual assault violations even if they occur off-campus. She is also the joint author of the California Affirmative Consent Bill ‘Yes Means Yes’ that was signed into law last year. HBJ co-authored the Bill with California’s Senate President pro Tem Kevin de Leon. For more information on ‘Yes Means Yes’ please click here: www.washingtonpost.com/news/in-theory/wp/2015/10/13/why-we-made-yes-means-yes-california-law/?utm_ter
Hannah-Beth Jackson has earned the endorsement of UFW and would like to thank Arturo S. Rodriguez for you this kind letter she received. It’s quite a wonderful acknowledgement of her work, especially where it says, “You have demonstrated exemplary leadership in supporting farmworkers and their families. We recognize your commitment to the farmworker movement and consider you to be an individual with gold status in the eyes of farmworkers.” HBJ is proud to have the endorsement of UFW and Dolores Huerta, and will continue to support our community of farmworkers in her next 4 years of office. Si Se Puede!