By Santa Monica Forward
Last week, we celebrated the leadership shown by the Supreme Court when it affirmed equality under the law for many who previously had been denied it. At the same time, a local leader was making headlines by taking a stand on another important issue.
State Sen. Ben Allen, a Santa Monica native who now represents our city in Sacramento, saw the bill he introduced — SB 277 — signed into law by the governor last week. The bill, by removing the personal-belief exemption for vaccinations, will go far to safeguard the future of public health in California.
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