Assemblymember Susan Talamantes Eggman believes it is her responsibility as an elected office holder to develop the next generation of leaders. This year, she is unveiling the start of a program to do just that for the 13th Assembly District: The Young Legislators Program, the goal of which is to prepare the young people of today to become the leaders of tomorrow. Read More
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SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Susan Talamantes Eggman, D-Stockton, released the following statement upon the presentation by Gov. Jerry Brown, of his revised budget proposal:
“The Assembly called for a budget this year that would relieve poverty, invest in education at all levels, but also build reserves, pay down debt and put money down on California’s acute need for transportation infrastructure.
The revised budget released today by Gov. Brown is consistent with many of those.
SACRAMENTO - Assemblymember Susan Talamantes Eggman released the
following statement today, after the release of Gov. Brown's
revised plan to build two tunnels under the Sacramento-San Joaquin
Delta for the diversion of water south.
(Sacramento) – Assemblymember Susan Talamantes Eggman (D-Stockton) wrote Assembly Bill 1351 because many immigrants were being punished as a result of their good faith participation in a diversion program for minor drug crimes. Assemblymember Eggman says AB 1351 will fix an unintended consequences of the war on drugs by allowing for pre-trial diversion, instead of post-plea deferred entry of judgment, for certain nonviolent, misdemeanor offenses. Assemblymember Eggman told the Public Safety Committee as she presented her measure, “This ongoing injustice to new Americans and established immigrant residents should not be tolerated as “collateral damage” in the failed War on Drugs.” Here’s more from Assemblymember Eggman in this Assembly Access video.
(Sacramento) - Assemblymember Susan Talamantes Eggman (D-Stockton) wrote Assembly Bill 1352 because, over the years, thousands of immigrant defendants have agreed to plead guilty and successfully fulfilled all Deferred Entry of Judgment (DEJ) requirements. Unfortunately, under federal immigration law that guilty plea and the DEJ requirements created a damaging drug “conviction” on their records. So, even though California dismissed the charges, under federal law, the conviction remains for immigration purposes. And as a result, the DEJ drug “conviction” has led to mandatory ICE detention, deportation, permanent banishment, and permanent separation from family, including U.S. citizen dependent parents, spouses, and children. Here’s more from Assemblymember Eggman as she presented her measure to the Assembly Public Safety Committee in this Assembly Access video.
(Sacramento) – California State Assemblymember Susan Talamantes Eggman (D-Stockton) rose on the Floor of the Assembly in strong support of Assembly Concurrent Resolution 34 (Cooper). ACR 34 pays homage to the thousands of Sikhs who were murdered or assaulted in India during the anti-Sikh pogroms of November 1984. The violence against innocent Sikhs was in retaliation for the assassination of Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi by her two Sikh bodyguards. Assemblymember Talamantes Eggman represents the “Plymouth Rock” so to speak, of the Sikh community in the United States. Stockton is home to the first Sikh temple built in the U.S., back in 1912. Watch this Assembly Access Video hear Assemblymember Talamantes Eggman’s entire Floor comments.
(Sacramento) – Assemblymember Susan Talamantes Eggman (D-Stockton) is the co-author of a bill to honor Filipino American labor organizer and farmworker Larry Itliong. Itliong was one of the leaders of the Agricultural Workers Organization Committee, a farmworker union fighting on behalf of the farmworkers for workers’ rights. He was also the driving force behind the Delano Grape Strike of 1965, a pivotal event which led to the formation of the United Farm Workers of America (UFW). Assembly Bill 7 will dedicate October 25th each year as Larry Itliong Day. It also encourages schools to observe the date by incorporating lessons to remember Itliong’s life and contributions to California. Assemblymember Eggman says, “This is not just Filipino history, this is California history. It is American history. And, its only right that we should remember this great leader.” Here’s more in this Assembly Access video.
(Sacramento) – Assemblymember Susan Talamantes Eggman (D-Stockton) joined Assemblymember Luis Alejo (D-Salinas) and Senator Ben Hueso (D-San Diego), Chair and Vice Chair of the California Latino Legislative Caucus, for a state capitol news conference to announce the Caucus’ 2015 priority legislation. Her measure, Assembly Bill 1351 is among the top legislative priorities for the Latino Caucus. Assemblymember Eggman says AB 1351 will fix any unintended consequences of the war on drugs by allowing for pre-trial diversion, instead of post-plea deferred entry of judgment, for certain nonviolent, misdemeanor offenses. Here’s more from Assemblymember Eggman in this Assembly Access video.
(Sacramento) – Assemblymember Susan Talamantes Eggman (D-Stockton) joined with her fellow lawmakers to honor the life and work of United Farm Workers founder César Chavez during the final floor session before California’s César Chavez holiday on March 31st. Assemblymember Eggman, Chair of the LGBT Caucus, pointed out that Chavez was one of the first civil rights leaders to acknowledge the LGBT community, “César Chavez was one of the people who, in the early days when it was not popular to stand with the LGBT community, was the one who said “We can’t fight for equality for ourselves if we tolerate discrimination against others”.” Here’s more in this Assembly Access video.
We are now in our fourth year of drought, and the regularity with which we adopt “emergency” drought measures demands either a rethink about what an emergency is, or about the exact kind of emergency we are in.
It is long past time that we think of ourselves as needing to adopt temporary measures to get us through a drought, and start thinking about the emergency being a continuing mismatch between our demand for water and nature’s supply of it.
When he introduced his emergency drought measures, Governor Brown talked about the need for California to make hard choices, but it’s long past time that even rationing can count as a hard choice.
SACRAMENTO – Wilhelmina Henry, Stockton’s first black teacher, was honored on Monday as the 13th Assembly District’s Woman of the Year
Henry, 95, applied to teach in Stockton Unified School District in 1947, years before the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that desegregated the nation’s schools. At first rejected, Henry was hired after passing the district’s teacher test (required only of non-white applicants) with the highest score.