I proudly support SB 275 because:
- I am committed to ending unnecessary infections and deaths among healthcare workers, other essential workers, patients, and community members during viral pandemics by requiring the state and healthcare providers to maintain a 45-day stockpile of pandemic-level personal protective equipment (PPE) — and to prioritize PPE distribution to low-income, medically underserved communities.
- I am committed to racial and economic justice. ALL healthcare and essential workers must receive sufficient protective equipment — not just doctors and other higher-paid workers. Job classes with predominantly black and brown workers and the communities they live in and serve must no longer face greater exposure to infection by being denied PPE.