(SACRAMENTO, CA) – Today, Assemblymember Kevin McCarty (D-Sacramento) and supporters led a rally at the Natomas School Readiness Program in support of AB 47—The Preschool for All Act of 2015. During the rally, a preschooler named Sienna signed a petition on behalf of California children to Governor Brown. The bill has garnered strong support among over 40 education, health, parent, civic, law enforcement, business, faith, local leaders, and military organizations. AB 47 is currently on the Governor’s Desk for his consideration.
“California has the opportunity to provide each of our low-income children access to quality preschool,” said Assemblymember Kevin McCarty. “We hope the Governor shares this same vision and we’re here to urge Governor Brown to sign AB 47 into law.”
It's a well-worn cliche, but it's true. One of the smartest things anyone can do is invest in the future.
Gov. Jerry Brown, willing to follow that adage on many important issues, has the chance to do it for education by signing Assembly Bill 47. Authored by Assemblyman Kevin McCarty, D-Sacramento, the bill would go a long way toward ensuring every 4-year-old in California can attend preschool.
In honor of the National Voter Registration Day, Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez and I held a mock election with high school students and gathered to encourage the Governor to sign AB 1461, the Automatic Voter Registration bill.