Press Releases

September 9, 2021

SACRAMENTO, CA – California state lawmakers, Dr. Richard Pan, Senator Scott Wiener, Senator Sydney K. Kamlagar, Assemblymember Evan Low, Dr. Akilah Weber, Assemblymember Buffy Wicks sent a letter to the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) expressing support for their decision today to require the Covid-19 vaccine for all eligible students. 

September 8, 2021

SACRAMENTO, CA— California State Senator, Richard Pan, MD, FAAP, has been selected by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) as the 2021 recipient of their prestigious Child Health Advocate Award.

August 27, 2021

SACRAMENTO, CA – In a zoom press conference Dr. Richard Pan joined students from across the nation as they announced ProtectUS’ “Student Health Ambassador” program to support teens demanding school officials and community take precautions that have been proven to reduce and prevent the spread of COVID-19.

As health care professionals work to end the deadly pandemic by vaccinating Californians, anti-vaccine extremists have used intimidation tactics and physical obstruction at vaccine sites

June 29, 2021

SACRAMENTO, CA – Senate Bill 742 by Dr. Richard Pan to give local officials the tools they need to keep extremists from harassing and intimidating patients and front-line workers when getting vaccinated, passed the Assembly Public Safety Committee today. 

June 16, 2021

Sacramento, CA – Dr. Richard Pan, a pediatrician and Senator representing the Sacramento area made the following statement following the announcement that the former Sleep Train Arena will become the new home of California Northstate University:

Anti-science extremists use intimidation tactics and physical obstruction endangering patients and front-line workers at vaccine clinics

June 2, 2021

SACRAMENTO, CA – Senate Bill 742 by Dr. Richard Pan to give local health officials the tools they need to keep extremists from harassing and intimidating patients and front-line workers when getting the vaccine, passed the State Senate today with 33 to 4.

May 27, 2021

SACRAMENTO, CA – Dr. Richard Pan, pediatrician and Chair of the Senate Health Committee, made the following statement in support of the Governor’s recently announced vaccine-incentive program:

May 3, 2021

SACRAMENTO—Dr. Richard Pan, pediatrician and state senator representing the Sacramento region, made the following statement against death threats made by local a podcaster that went on for months without consequence, that included, “That gal should be set up against a wall and shot after this is over”, “Somebody should just smash her car, bust her up, and send her out of town”, and “These people need to be taken out and shot – Fauci, Birx Phoung Luu – the whole bunch of them”.

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 742 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.  

Health Equity, Diversity & Inclusion, Economic Equity, Energy Equity, Environmental Equity, Technology Equity

March 11, 2021

SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA – In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic bringing racial inequities in California and throughout the U.S. into sharp relief, the California Legislature is considering a systematic approach to curbing racial inequity via SB 17, introduced in the California Senate by Dr. Richard Pan (D-Sacramento). SB 17,  which has now been referred to the Governmental Organization Committee and the Judiciary Committee, builds on the commitment Gov.