Butler Marks First 100 Days in Office

January 11th, 2024

Senator’s Inaugural Months Have Been Dedicated To Empowering Youth and Women

Washington D.C.— Today, U.S. Senator Laphonza Butler (D-Calif.) released the following statement on her 100th day in office as the junior senator for the State of California:

“It has been an honor to uphold Senator Feinstein’s brilliant legacy of fighting for Californians,” said Senator Butler. “My first 100 days have been filled with opportunities to listen, to learn and to lead on behalf of generations of Californians demanding a government that works for them and protects their fundamental freedoms. From voting rights and housing affordability to mental health and reproductive rights, young people and especially young women are facing headwinds, and I’m committed to using my time in the Senate to hold the door open for them. 

“At a time of pervasive cynicism about our government, it is more important than ever to invest in restoring confidence in our democracy and to build a partnership with the next generation of leaders.” 

In her first 100 days, Senator Butler signed onto legislation that aims to make a brighter future for the next generation of Californians. Butler signed onto the Youth Voting Rights Act that would allow people to pre-register to vote at sixteen, the Women’s Health Protection Act of 2023 which would protect access to abortion, the Child Care for Working Families Act which aims to increase working families’ access to childcare, and the Protect Vulnerable Immigrant Youth Act which would strengthen protections for children at the border.

A former labor organizer, Senator Butler continues to be an advocate for workers, supporting workers’ ability to collectively bargain as seen through the Sag-AFTRA, United Auto Workers, and Kaiser health care strikes. As a member of the Judiciary Committee, Butler has helped the Biden Administration usher in a new generation of highly-qualified judges who are dedicated to the hard task of restoring faith in our judicial system and upholding democracy. In the coming months, Senator Butler will continue her focus on youth issues by creating new pathways to invigorate the next generation in civic engagement, giving their concerns a voice in the Senate. 


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