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Marie Waldron
Marie Waldron. Valley News/Courtesy photo
Assemblymember Marie Waldron Special to Valley News COVID-19 has had a disproportionately severe impact on California’s low income, African American, Latino and Pacific Islander communities, as well as on essential workers such as those in the healthcare, grocery and cleaning service industries. That’s why I am proud to support Assembly Bill 1038 (AB 1038), introduced by Assemblyman Mike Gipson (D-Carson). The bill establishes the California Health Equity Program within the Department of Public Health (CDPH) to provide grants supporting local health departments, nonprofit organizations, community clinics and tribes that have been on the front lines during this crisis. AB 1038 requires eligible applicants to be selected from specific localities/communities that have elevated r
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