Lawmakers Urge Rep. Xavier Becerra to Not Back Down to Trump

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California lawmakers asked in a letter to formally nominated California Attorney General Xavier Becerra to address the issues presented by president-elect Donald Trump, some of those issues being Trump’s fervent vows to deport immigrants and challenge the Affordable Care Act. Democratic Assembly members and lawmakers Reggie Jones-Sawyer of Los Angeles and Mark Stone of Scotts Valley wrote the letter urging Becerra to stand by the strides made in California.

“In the next four years, Californians and our laws will encounter substantial challenges from the next President and his administration,” the call to action stated. “Our next Attorney General will have great responsibility for protecting Californians and our values, and defending our laws.”

Becerra made his stance clear last month that “if you want to take on a forward-leaning state that is prepared to defend its rights and interests, then come at us.” Yet there is much work to be done and the letter to Becerra is a necessary one in urging a serious commitment to keeping California laws unscathed from Republicans.

Showing resistance and preparation early on is key in combating regressive policy making. The only thing Republicans want to conserve in their so-called conservative values is a lack of progression. You better bet that the state who gave Hillary the edge in the popular vote is not backing down in the face of adversity.

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