Assemblymember Dr. Corey A. Jackson Takes Bold Step to Tackle Systemic Racism with Introduction of Antiracism & Equity Audit Bill

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Sacramento - Assemblymember Dr. Corey A. Jackson has introduced his Public Agency Antiracism & Equity Audit Assembly Bill. AB 1077 aims to tackle systemic racism within our state institutions and will increase public trust. This bill will require all state agencies and counties to conduct comprehensive antiracism audits and establish action plans to rectify deficiencies within specific timelines approved by the State Controller. If progress is not shown within 3 years, a penalty or fine will be levied or the agency could face conservatorship by a judge.

"The fight against systemic racism within our institutions is a battle that cannot wait any longer," said Assemblymember Dr. Corey A. Jackson. "These audits will serve as a tool to expose and rectify systemic racism within our state agencies and counties, and will help to increase public trust in these institutions."

Tackling systemic racism within our public institutions is crucial in creating a fairer and more equitable society. These audits will bring to light any disparities and injustices within our institutions and create actionable plans to rectify them. By increasing accountability and transparency, the public can trust that their government is working to ensure equality for all.