Frazier honored by Donate Life California

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Assemblyman Jim Frazier, D-Solano, was honored by Donate Life California with the "Rising Star" award and recognized for his leadership and support of saving lives through organ and tissue donation.

"To be involved with an organization that gives people a second chance at life is an incredible opportunity," Frazier said in a press release. "Donate Life California provides hope and healing for over one million people each year, and I am proud to know that I can be a part of that."

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Assemblyman Frazier Talks “Delta” at Antioch Kiwanis Meeting

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On Tuesday, Assemblyman Jim Frazier joined the Kiwanis Club of the Delta-Antioch to discuss issues facing East Contra Costa County and the Delta.

Although the meeting provided several updates, a majority of the 30-minute discussion was spent on the Delta and Governor Jerry Brown’s Plan to build a tunnels to help transport water to Southern California.

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Oakley: Fred Lambert Recognized for Twenty Years of Volunteer Service

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On Friday April 11, Assemblyman Jim Frazier honored Fred Lambert of Oakley during National Volunteer Week at Laurel Elementary School.

Lambert has been a volunteer at Laurel Elementary School for the past 20 years. His responsibilities have included assisting with administrative duties, participating in reading hour and lending a hand when teachers were in need of classroom assistance. At 88 years of age, Lambert still goes in at 6:15 in the morning to volunteer, and is a noon duty fill-in when there are sick or vacation replacements needed.

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Assemblyman Jim Frazier Fights Afresh for Financial Aid Regulations

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If at first you don't succeed, try, try again may well be the motto for Assemblymember Jim Frazier, D-Solano, who has again introduced legislation to protect students' financial aid from what he says are outrageous fees charged by financial institutions.

Assembly Bill 1927 would set basic guidelines that colleges can follow when outsourcing their financial aid distribution to financial firms.

Initially Frazier introduced Assembly Bill 1162 that addressed similar issues, but that bill didn't pass the Senate Banking and Financial Institution Committee. His new bill is designed to take a different approach to protecting students receiving financial aid on debit cards.

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Frazier Wants Safeguards for Veterans at At-Profit Schools

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FAIRFIELD — For-profit colleges would have to meet a minimum graduation rate of 30 percent and default rate of less than 15.5 percent before they can admit veteran students who receive GI Bill financial aid if legislation introduced by Assemblyman Jim Frazier passes.

Frazier, D-Oakley, said his measure is to help ensure veteran student success at for-profit colleges.

The bill establishes the same graduation rate and default rate that the Legislature recently enacted as a requirement for these for-profit colleges to receive Cal Grant dollars, the assemblyman said.

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The Wall That Heals Revisits State Capitol

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In honor of the Vietnam veterans that lost their lives for the United States, The Wall That Heals, is a mobile version of the Vietnam Memorial Wall that travels the country for those that have not been fortunate enough to see the memorial in person in Washington, D.C.

The wall is constantly evolving. Now, a virtual wall with pictures from nearly all the fallen enlisted men will be erected soon in the nation's capitol. Citizens are encouraged to send pictures of those lost in the war to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund to honor these fallen heroes. To give a face to the name means so much, especially for those that lost loved ones or close friends in the conflict.

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Legislation Introduced to Establish a “Veteran” Designation on Driver’s License

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Sacramento, CA – Assemblymember Jim Frazier (D-Oakley) and Assemblymember Richard Bloom (D-Santa Monica) have introduced Assembly Bill 1637, which will allow California veterans to apply for a driver's license or identification card that clearly identifies them as a veteran.

"There are a number of federal, state, and local benefits and services available to veterans, including assistance with employment, housing, health and counseling benefits, educational opportunities and many more," said Assemblymember Frazier. "Allowing veterans to apply for a driver's license with a "Veteran" designation will allow them to quickly and easily identify themselves and access the services and benefits they are entitled to, without having to deal with the impracticality of carrying around official discharge papers."

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Assemblyman Jim Frazier Receives Legislator of the Year Award from Vietnam Veterans of America

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The California State Council of Vietnam Veterans of America recently named Assemblymember Jim Frazier (D-Oakley) 2013 Legislator of the Year.

"I am deeply honored to be selected by the California State Council of Vietnam Veterans of America as their Legislator of the Year," said Frazier. "Veterans are profound heroes who left their homes and families to answer the call of duty. Although their service is a debt that can never be repaid, I will continue my efforts to give back and improve the lives of all of our veterans who have served our country so unselfishly."

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Lawmakers: California Driver’s Licenses Should Include “Veteran” Designation

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Veterans would be identified on California driver's licenses as having served their country under a bill proposed Thursday by Assembly members Jim Frazier, D-Oakley, and Richard Bloom, D-Santa Monica.

The hope, Frazier said, is that the license designation under AB 1637 would make it easier for veterans to access federal, state and local benefits, including employment, education, housing, health and counseling benefits by eliminating the "impracticality of carrying around official discharge papers." The designation, which most states have already added to their state driver's licenses, also helps veterans receive hotel and retail discounts when available.

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Frazier and CHP Team Up to Enhance Student Safety

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Assemblymember Jim Frazier, the California Highway Patrol (CHP), and Knightsen Elementary School District will hold a traffic safety meeting on Thursday, Feb. 20 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Knightsen Elementary School, 1923 Delta Road.

"Transportation safety is one of my highest priorities, especially when it comes to protecting our children," Frazier said. "I look forward to working with the Knightsen Elementary School District, the CHP and members of the community to improve traffic safety for our students during busy pick-up and drop-off times."

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