Press Releases

Assemblymember Haney Announces $2 Million Investment In United Playaz Clubhouse And Unveils “United Playaz Way”

Funding will go towards the purchase of 1044 Howard Street and expansion of their programs.

San Francisco - Today, Assemblymember Matt Haney (D-San Francisco) announced the procurement of $2 million in State funding for the United Playaz’ purchase of 1044 Howard Street - a two storey building in San Francisco’s SoMa District. United Playaz is a San Francisco-based violence prevention and youth development non-profit that was founded 27 years ago.

Assemblymember Haney Announces “There Oughta Be a Law” Bill Ideas Contest

Winner with the best legislative bill idea invited to Sacramento to testify at the State Capitol

San Francisco– Assemblymember Matt Haney (D-San Francisco) announced the start of the “There Oughta Be a Law,” contest—an opportunity for San Franciscans to participate in the legislative process and submit creative bill ideas.

Assemblymember Haney Secures $850,000 Budget Win for Restoration and Renovation of Chinese Historical Society

Investment will rehabilitate the historical building and modernize the museum’s archives

San Francisco – Today in Chinatown, Assemblymember Matt Haney (D-San Francisco) announced an $850,000 budget investment that would restore and preserve the Julia Morgan Dance Hall where the Chinese Historical Society of America (CHSA) is headquartered. The building, which was originally part of the historical Young Women’s Christian Association, is home to CHSA’s archives.

Assemblymember Haney Announces Creation of Special Bipartisan Committee to Investigate Fentanyl and Opioid Deaths in California

Committee will focus on the rapid spread of fentanyl and how to stop the over 6843 overdose deaths that occurred in California last year

Sacramento – Assemblymember Matt Haney (D-San Francisco) announced today that the Speaker of the Assembly, Anthony Rendon, has approved the creation of a Select Committee on Fentanyl, Overdose Prevention & Opioids. The committee has been created to address the raging fentanyl and opioid crisis that has claimed the lives of over 6,800 Californians last year.

Senator Wiener and Assemblymember Haney Joint Statement on Growing Monkeypox Outbreak

SAN FRANCISCO - Monkeypox is a growing public health issue in our community. While the
virus can infect anyone, it is particularly impacting gay and bisexual men. We have very little
time to contain this outbreak and prevent it from getting out of control and potentially becoming
endemic. The good news is that we have an effective vaccine that prevents monkeypox. The bad

Assemblymember Haney, Community Leaders Speak Out Against 177.5% Rise in Anti-Asian Hate Crimes and Highlight Efforts to Combat Hate

Recommit to taking action in response to California Attorney General’s 2021 Hate Crimes Report

San Francisco – Today in Chinatown, Assemblymember Matt Haney and representatives from California Attorney General Rob Bonta’s Office stood with Asian Pacific Islander (API), Black, and LGBTQ leaders to draw attention to the dramatic increase in hate crimes statewide, including the 177.5% increase in reported anti-Asian hate crimes, and to outline statewide efforts to fight these crimes.

Assemblymember Haney’s Language Rights for Workers Bill| (AB 2068) Unanimously Passes Senate Labor Committee

Promotes worker safety by increasing language access for all California workers

Sacramento – Today, Assemblymember Matt Haney (D-San Francisco) passed AB 2068 through the Senate Labor and Employment Committee to address language barriers in workplaces across California. Currently, California’s Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) are only mandated to post workplace citations and special orders in English.