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It is an honor to have this opportunity to serve our community. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any comments, questions or concerns that you may have with the district—or with your state government.
Please join Assembly Speaker pro Tempore Nora Campos for the dedication of McDonnell Hall as a state historical landmark.
Sunday, September 14, 2014
Our Lady of Guadalupe Church
2020 E. San Antonio Street
San Jose, CA
Dedication immediately following 9:30 a.m. mass.
All are invited to attend! Parking is available adjacent to the hall and around the church. NO RSVP required.
For more information call: (408) 277-1220.
McDonnell Hall is the birthplace of Cesar Chavez's organizing movement that lead to the formation of the United Farm Workers.
Funds to Remove Chrom 6 From Tap Water, Provide Clean Drinking Water, and Secure Water Storage for the Next Drought Included
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Assembly Speaker pro Tem Nora Campos, D-San Jose, released this statement on the passage of the Water Quality, Supply and Infrastructure Improvement Act of 2014:
"In a time of severe drought, it was important to be part of the bipartisan vote to approve a $7.5 billion water bond that will ensure safe drinking water, environmental protections for the Delta, and a thriving agricultural economy for our state," Campos said. "It includes funding to clean up cancer causing Chrom 6 from drinking water, one of my top environmental concerns.
Dear Friends and Neighbors:
On August 6, we celebrate the 49th anniversary of the passage and signing of the federal Voting Rights Act.
Signed into law to prevent discrimination against minorities and people of color at the polls, this landmark legislation dramatically altered American life – empowering millions of people who’d previously had no voice.
The Voting Rights Act was a first step in eliminating discriminatory practices in all walks of life, and it all started with opening up the voting booth to everyone regardless of their ethnicity or the color of their skin, their income or their beliefs.
As we head toward the 50th anniversary of this landmark federal law, my colleagues and I in the Legislature are working to ensure that all Californians are represented equally.
My legislation, AB 1440, will help ensure that local elections are fair when cities, counties and school boards switch to district elections instead of at-large elections. It will do this by requiring public input into new district lines.
Without equal participation, our system of democracy cannot thrive.
I am committed to protecting your right to vote, which is why I supported State Assembly Joint Resolution 15 urging the United States Supreme Court to affirm the constitutionality of the Voting Rights Act of 1965.
Please join me in my efforts to make sure everyone keeps their right to vote as we look to strengthen the Voting Rights Act, not weaken it.
Join your community for National Night Out on Tuesday evening, August 5, 2014!
Neighborhood associations throughout San Jose are hosting events with the San Jose Police Department as part of a national effort to reduce crime. This year, 37 million people around the country are expected to celebrate the 31st anniversary of this event.
National Night Out is an opportunity to meet your neighbors and learn about local crime prevention programs.
Join your neighbors by turning on outside lights, locking your doors, and spending the evening outside. Neighborhoods will be hosting a variety of events ranging from small potlucks and BBQs to large block parties.
Be sure to connect with your local neighborhood association. If you want to know where your closest National Night Out event is, call the San Jose Police Department Crime Prevention Unit at (408) 277- 4133.
My office will be at 15 different National Night Out locations. We hope to see you at one.
SACRAMENTO -- Homeowners associations can no longer fine residents who fail to water their lawns during droughts under legislation sponsored by a San Jose lawmaker.
Reports earlier this year that a San Lorenzo association threatened in writing to retaliate against a man with a burned lawn inspired Assembly Bill 2100. But reports of those threats -- the focus of at least one television news story -- might have been inaccurate.
Californians who let their lawns die during a drought won't risk a slap on the wrist from their homeowners' associations, thanks to a bill signed by Gov. Jerry Brown on Monday.
The measure prohibits homeowners' associations from imposing fines on residents who stop watering their lawns in an effort to conserve water.
"We can't be sending mixed messages about the importance of conserving water during this drought," said the bill's author, Assemblywoman Nora Campos (D-San Jose) in a statement.
Dear Friends and Neighbors:
Congratulations to all our graduates. I’m proud of them and look forward to seeing them in the Capitol one day. Just like when I had the pleasure of hosting two impressive San Jose residents at the Capitol last month – a small business owner and a 36-year veteran of the Army.
The closure of National Hispanic University (NHU), the only historically Latino undergraduate and graduate college in the state, is a loss that we all feel. However, there is some positive news with the creation of a new Latino-focused teacher education program on the NHU campus.
Two of my bills to protect victims of crime are making their way to the governor’s desk. They increase the fines for human trafficking and ensure you can call 911 when you need help.
Looking ahead, I invite you to join me on Sunday, September 14, 2014 for a community celebration of McDonnell Hall, which was designated as a state historical site for its importance to Cesar Chavez.
As always, it is a pleasure and honor to serve you. Your views are important to me so please do not hesitate to contact my district office (408-277-1220), or email me at Assemblymember.firstname.lastname@example.org.
I had the chance to meet boxing champ Oscar de la Hoya at the Capitol today! He was honored for his contributions to the state.
36-year decorated veteran honored at Assembly Veterans’ Recognition Luncheon
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Major General Eldon Regua, a 36-year active and reserve veteran in the Army and San Jose resident, was honored Wednesday by Assembly Speaker Pro Tem Nora Campos at the Assembly’s 7th Annual Veterans’ Recognition Luncheon.
Regua, 58, served in the U.S. Army, active and in the reserve, for 36 years after joining the Army in 1977. He last served as Deputy Commanding General (Wartime) in the Eighth Army in Yongsan, Seoul, South Korea, from July 2011 to July 2013.
“Major General Eldon Regua has served our country with distinction and honor,” said Assembly Speaker pro Tem Nora Campos, D-San Jose. “He has been a symbol of pride for San Jose, a leader in our community and an example to follow for men and women in the armed forces. I am proud to select him to represent San Jose at the annual Veterans’ Recognition ceremony in the Capital.”
SAN JOSE – I am pleased to announce that San Jose has been chosen as one of four sites in California for temporary DMV offices to handle AB 60 driver’s license applications.
The San Jose DMV office will be located at 2222 Senter Road, near other government offices. Plans are for it to open no later than January, though it could open earlier.
As a member of the Assembly Budget Committee, I asked the DMV Director at the beginning of April to ensure that the state brings its services to the communities that would most benefit from AB 60 implementation. I am glad to see our community get the services it needs. It is important that everyone who drives can do so knowing they are following the law.
AB 60 prohibits the DMV from sharing information with other agencies such as Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
I am also pleased to share that the DMV confirmed to me that the fee for AB 60 applicants will remain at $33, which is the standard fee that everyone pays.
The 27th Assembly District covers half of the City of San Jose in Santa Clara County – the tenth largest city in the nation, and third largest in California. Assemblymember Campos served as a San Jose City Councilwoman before she was elected to the Assembly in 2010.