Press Releases

Governor Signs Bill To Protect Blind Voter Rights

Submit to FacebookSubmit to TwitterSubmit to LinkedIn

(SACRAMENTO,CA) –  Governor Jerry Brown signed legislation authored by Assemblymember Phil Ting (D-San Francisco) to protect the rights of voters with disabilities as more communities in California administer elections by mail.

“This new law is vital to ensure that the convenience of vote by mail elections is widely shared,” said Ting.  “Greater flexibility makes voting by mail makes voting easy but convenience for some cannot undermine the right of all citizens vote.  California has led the way for technology to permeate our daily lives and it’s time to harness this power to ensure that everyone who wants to cast a vote may do so.”

Read more ...

Ting Names Clement Boutique as Small Business of the Year

Submit to FacebookSubmit to TwitterSubmit to LinkedIn

(SAN FRANCISCO, CA) – Assemblymember Phil Ting (D-San Francisco) honored local clothing retailer Seedstore, a boutique clothier located in the Richmond District, as Assembly District 19’s 2016 Small Business of the Year.


Cynthia and Jennifer received a resolution from Assemblymember Ting at their store in San Francisco.

“Each year, the Legislature honors small businesses that reflect the flavor of their districts and support the local economy,” said Ting.  “This year, I selected Seedstore, a clothing boutique that reflects the casual, conscientious, and exceptional character of San Francisco.  Additionally, Seedstore’s owners are dedicated to the prosperity and success of their neighborhood – that’s why they feature talented local designers and are involved in their community.”

Read more ...

Ting Honors SF Student as Veteran of the Year

Submit to FacebookSubmit to TwitterSubmit to LinkedIn

Li (center) travelled to the State Capitol with his girlfriend Narissa.

(SACRAMENTO, CA) – Assemblymember Phil Ting (D-San Francisco) honored 26-year-old Justin Li of San Francisco during the California State Assembly’s 9th Annual Veteran of the Year Luncheon, which recognized veterans from across California along with state lawmakers who had previously served in the military.

“Justin is a great example for young people.  Everyone can live a life of service but it starts with a choice to seek change in people and their conditions,” said Ting.  “Justin has a bright future ahead and I know he will make us even more proud with what comes next.”

Read more ...

Governor Vetoes Ting Bill to Prevent Gun Tragedies at Schools & Workplaces

Submit to FacebookSubmit to TwitterSubmit to LinkedIn

(SACRAMENTO, CA) –  Governor Jerry Brown vetoed a bill authored by Assemblymember Phil Ting (D-San Francisco) to prevent gun tragedies at schools and workplaces, locations where most mass shootings occur.

Assembly Bill (AB) 2607 passed the State Senate 21-14 yesterday, following a 41-37 vote in the State Assembly earlier this month.  It was one of 12 gun safety bills the Legislature sent to the Governor yesterday and one of 5 vetoed today.

Read more ...

CA Legislature Passes Ting Bill to Prevent Gun Tragedies at Schools & Workplaces

Submit to FacebookSubmit to TwitterSubmit to LinkedIn

(SACRAMENTO, CA) –  California could have the strongest gun safety law of its kind if Governor Jerry Brown signs a bill authored by Assemblymember Phil Ting (D-San Francisco) to prevent gun tragedies at schools and workplaces, locations where most mass shooting tragedies occur.

Assembly Bill (AB) 2607 passed the State Senate 21-14 today, following a 41-37 vote in the State Assembly earlier this month.  It now heads to Governor Jerry Brown for his signature or veto.  Today’s action occurred among many other votes on gun safety legislation.

Read more ...

CA Lawmakers Seek Emergency Declaration to Rally State around Homelessness Solutions

Submit to FacebookSubmit to TwitterSubmit to LinkedIn

(SACRAMENTO, CA) - On the eve of the State Legislature’s final vote on a new multibillion dollar program to confront homelessness, Assemblymembers Miguel Santiago (D-Los Angeles) and Phil Ting (D-San Francisco) announced a legislative resolution requesting the Governor declare a state of emergency on homelessness and urging statewide coordination and leadership from all parts of government to confront homelessness.  The Assembly will vote on the item tomorrow.

“California is too prosperous a state for so many to suffer from homelessness,” said Santiago, Majority Whip of the State Assembly, who represents the notorious Skid Row of Los Angeles.  “The homeless are parents, children, and veterans.  They need our help to get off the street and succeed in life.  We will not end their suffering until we think differently and commit to action, as an emergency requires.”

Read more ...

Ting Comments On Gov. Brown’s Signature Of State Budget

Submit to FacebookSubmit to TwitterSubmit to LinkedIn

(Sacramento, CA) – Assemblymember Phil Ting (D-San Francisco), Chair of the Assembly Budget Committee, released the following statement regarding Governor Jerry Brown’s signature of the 2016-17 California State Budget.

“This budget balances the need to save for the future while investing in the growth of a prosperous middle class.  We are building the state’s largest reserves in decades while making vital investments in public education, poverty reduction, and environmental protection.  Through an expansion of preschool to the creation of thousands more California student slots at our state universities, we will do a better job preparing our kids for greater success in life.  The historic repeal of the Maximum Family Grant Rule ends the stigma of being born into poverty for thousands of families struggling on the margins.  We are also taking a leading role in the largest dam removal project in American history in order to restore the water, wildlife, and communities that rely on the Klamath River.”

For more information, please see this analysis from the Assembly Budget Committee.

Ting Honors Self-Help for the Elderly at State Capitol

Submit to FacebookSubmit to TwitterSubmit to LinkedIn


Ting presents Winnie Yu (left), Anni Chung (left center), Josephine Ma (right center), and Catarina Lai (right) with a resolution honoring Self Help for the Elderly on the Assembly Floor.

(SACRAMENTO, CA) – During the inaugural celebration of California Nonprofits Day at the State Capitol, Assemblymember Phil Ting (D-San Francisco) honored Self Help for the Elderly, of San Francisco, as his nonprofit of the year.

"Getting older brings new challenges. Routine aspects of life can become tough, which makes the work of Self Help for the Elderly so important," said Ting. "They help seniors live with dignity and grace in our community. No calling is more noble than this."

Read more ...

Universal, “All Gender” Restroom Access Bill Advances in CA Legislature

Submit to FacebookSubmit to TwitterSubmit to LinkedIn

(SACRAMENTO, CA) – A bill authored by Assemblymember Phil Ting (D-San Francisco) to establish the nation’s most inclusive restroom access law among states passed a key vote in the State Senate.  Today’s vote occurred days before the nation’s largest gathering of the LGBT community and its allies at the San Francisco Pride Celebration and Parade.

“This bill sets California apart from the nation, which is now under a wave of intolerance.  We are sending a simple message that everyone’s rights must be respected and protected,” said Ting.  “Restrooms are a necessity of life so equal access to them is a matter of basic civil rights.  Gender segregated access to a solitary restroom defies common sense.  This is a fair, convenient, and safe alternative to the hate being legislated in other states.”

Read more ...

Text Size

Upcoming Events

Resources

You start it, we matc h it.

Tax Relief for Working Families

Funding Your College Future

Contact

Capitol Office:
State Capitol
P.O. Box 942849
Sacramento, CA 94249-0019
Tel: (916) 319-2019
Fax: (916) 319-2119

District Office:
455 Golden Gate Avenue, Suite 14600
San Francisco, CA 94102
Tel: (415) 557-2312
Fax: (415) 557-1178