District News & Press Releases

Anti-science extremists, who are often unmasked and unvaccinated use intimidation tactics and physical obstruction endangering patients and front-line workers at vaccine clinics

April 20, 2021

SACRAMENTO, CA – As health providers tirelessly work to vaccinate Californians and put an end to the deadly COVID-19 pandemic that has already led to the death of 500,000 people in the United States alone, the Senate Public Safety Committee passed SB 745 by Dr. Richard Pan to give public officials the tools they need to keep anti-science extremists from harassing and intimidating patients and front-line workers when getting the vaccine.  

February 18, 2021

SACRAMENTO—Dr. Richard Pan, a pediatrician and state senator representing the Sacramento region announced the introduction of Senate Bill 422, a measure that will amend the State Civil Services Act so that the State can expand healthcare services at state prisons and hospitals.

“During the COVID-19 pandemic there is an urgent need to improve accountability and continuity of care at California State facilities,” said Dr. Senator Richard Pan. “This best can be achieved by providing patients entrusted with state care greater access to the quality care provided by state physicians.”

February 9, 2021

SACRAMENTO—Dr. Richard Pan, pediatrician and state senator representing the Sacramento region made the following statement against the attack on Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg’s family and home:

“I wish to express my dismay and condemnation of the attack on Mayor Steinberg’s family and home that took place Saturday evening. It is unacceptable in our community to go to a person’s home to taunt and threaten their family, including their children, and damage their property, and the perpetrators should be held accountable.