ASSEMBLY MEMBER CHERYL BROWN RECEIVES 100% LEGISLATIVE SCORECARD FROM UNITED DOMESTIC WORKERS OF AMERICA
SAN BERNARDINO, CA (December 14, 2015) - United Domestic Workers of America (UDW)/AFSCME Local 3930 released its 2015 Legislative Scorecard, scoring Assembly Member Cheryl R. Brown (D-San Bernardino) with a 100% rating. The scorecard ranks California state legislators based on their support for policies that would help the nearly 90,000 In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) workers represented by UDW and nearly 110,000 homecare recipients.
"It is an honor to receive a 100% rating from the men and women at UDW/AFSCME Local 3930 who provide Inland Empire families in need with critical, deeply personal support," said Assembly Member Brown. "Their work allows over half a million California seniors and people with disabilities to stay safe and healthy at home. I am committed to ensuring that California's most vulnerable citizens are not relegated to a life of poor healthcare standards and will continue my efforts in the State Legislature to support our homecare recipients and care providers."
Assembly Member Cheryl R. Brown has a deep understanding of the issues facing homecare providers, having been one herself. She began caregiving at age 12 when her grandmother suffered a stroke, and continued to help other relatives over the years including her husband, Hardy Brown, who was first diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, in 2002.
As Chairwoman of the Assembly Aging and Long-Term Care Committee, Assembly Member Brown increased funding in the budget for Caregiver Resource Centers which provided $4.9 million dollars and an additional 7% increase in restoration funding for Long-Term Care and In-Home Support Services that will ultimately save the state billions of dollars in future medical costs.
Read the press release from UDW/AFSCME Local 3930 here.