(San Francisco, CA) –Assemblymember David Chiu today launched his 2nd “There Ought to be a Law” program to allow constituents to propose new state legislation for the 2017 legislative year. For details, check out this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TOb8LhqTBR4&feature=youtu.be
With the backdrop of the recent Presidential election, it is more important than ever for community members to be engaged and stand up for so many who have felt discriminated against during this particularly ugly campaign season—women, people of color, immigrants, LGBTQ communities, labor, people of all faiths, veterans, people with disabilities, and so many more.
“While we have yet to fully realize the day-to-day effects of a Trump presidency in California and San Francisco, we have to start planning and protecting the most marginalized in our communities now,” said Assemblymember David Chiu. “Many of us in government have ideas of our own and have already begun this work, but I want to hear from my constituents.”
Last year Assemblymember Chiu collaborated with program winners Paul Monge-Rodriguez and Cindy Dinh. They were able to pass AB 2455, the Student Voting Act, which makes it easier for California students to register to vote and participate in democracy.
This program is open to all constituents of the 17th Assembly District and allows residents to submit their ideas for new laws to improve the lives of people in San Francisco and the State of California.
Proposals can vary from local community improvements to statewide reforms and can be entirely new policies or revisions to existing laws. Applications are due by Friday, January 20, 2017.
Residents of the 17th Assembly District are encouraged to submit their bill ideas here: http://asmdc.org/members/a17/other-resources/there-ought-to-be-a-law-application-form
Assemblymember David Chiu (D – San Francisco) is the Chair of the Housing & Community Development Committee of the California State Assembly. He represents the 17th Assembly District, which encompasses eastern San Francisco.