Authored San Francisco’s Overpaid Executive Tax (Prop L), the first voter-approved tax in the country targeting the massive gap between worker and CEO pay. Passed overwhelmingly by voters, Prop L’s revenues will provide San Francisco with tens of millions of dollars to hire more nurses, social workers, and emergency responders.
Launched the Guaranteed Income Advisory Task Force, which is preparing a pilot program in which up to a thousand residents would receive unrestricted monthly payments to confront poverty.
Fought for critical pandemic relief grants to save cherished restaurants and neighborhood businesses, including authoring San Francisco Music Venue Relief Fund.
Matt’s Commitments in the Assembly:
Develop a state-level Overpaid Executive Tax modeled on San Francisco’s Prop L in 2020. The tax would target companies whose highest-paid executives make more than 100 times the median salaries of their employees and revenues from the tax would be used to hire more nurses, firefighters, and social workers across the state.
Protect and expand labor rights to ensure every California job guarantees a living wage, health care, and retirement benefits, including gig workers.
Fight to make debt-free and tuition-free college a reality in California so that all students have access to higher education and the upward mobility that comes with it.
Co-sponsor Assemblymember Ash Kalra’s bill (AB 1400) to provide universal health care coverage to all Californians because healthcare is a human right.
Expand guaranteed income programs to millions more California families with the goal of ending child poverty within 5 years.