Bet Tzedek calls passage of SB616 a victory for low-income Californians seeking debt relief

Archive: October 2019

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Bet Tzedek calls passage of SB616 a victory for low-income Californians seeking debt relief

Posted on October 8, 2019

Bet Tzedek is thrilled to share that after two years of non-stop advocacy, the California Low Income Consumer Coalition (of which Bet Tzedek is a founding member) (as sponsor) and Senator Wieckowski (as author) have succeeded in achieving a historic statutory victory for Californians struggling with debt.  Debt collectors have the right to put a Continue Reading »

Garment Workers Will No Longer Wait Years for Stolen Wages

Posted on June 29, 2019

  Governor Newsom’s First Budget Includes Millions for Historically Insolvent Restitution Fund   Los Angeles, CA – Garment workers are the backbone of L.A.’s manufacturing sector. They contribute to the profitability of California’s massive retail industry, but tens of thousands of garment workers are routinely underpaid—or not paid at all—for work performed. Most never recoup Continue Reading »

Smith Advances Legislation to Help Victims of Human Trafficking

Posted on March 26, 2019

SACRAMENTO – Assemblywoman Smith (D-Santa Clarita) and joint-author Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego) moved forward AB 629 to help human trafficking victims rebuild their lives. The bill is cosponsored by the Coalition to Abolish Slavery and Trafficking (CAST) and Bet Tzedek Legal Services. Assembly Bill 629 would make human trafficking victims eligible to receive compensation Continue Reading »

Bet Tzedek Joins Coalition of 110 Disability Rights Organizations to #ProtectADA and defeat HR620

Posted on May 26, 2017

In an effort to stop the weakening of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) through HR620, the inaptly named ADA Education and Reform Act of 2017, Bet Tzedek has joined a coalition of California disability, civil rights, senior, and civic organizations  calling for the protection of the hundreds of thousands of Californians who have or Continue Reading »

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