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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.
AB 1840 allows new types of digital and photo screening technologies to be used instead of eye charts
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – A bill to increase student access to vision screening was given its final approval by the Legislature Wednesday.
AB 1840 would allow new types of digital and photo screening technologies to be used instead of eye charts. This bill is not intended to replace a full eye exam by an optometrist, but to screen for early issues with students’ eye sight.
AB 194 enhances open government and the public’s right to full and open participation
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – A bill that upholds the right of individuals to provide meaningful public comment to a local agency is now headed to the governor’s desk for his signature.
Assembly Speaker pro Tem Nora Campos served on the Legislative Escort Committee during Mexico President Enrique Peña Nieto’s visit to the Capitol Tuesday, August 26.
It was an honor for members of the California Latino Caucus to join with Governor Jerry Brown in hosting Mexico President Enrique Peña Nieto Tuesday August 26 in Sacramento.
AB 543 will allow non-English-speaking residents to participate in CEQA
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – My bill to help lead to the translation of key CEQA documents was given its final approval Monday by the Assembly.
AB 543 establishes a framework for requiring foreign language translation of key CEQA notices and document summaries regarding the environmental impact of projects and development projects in communities with a significant number of non-English speaking residents.
New construction, infill projects, and other proposed developments can have a major impact on a community. They can impact the look, feel, character, and perhaps most importantly, the environmental health of an area. They can create traffic problems, potentially cause air, water, and noise pollution and impact many other aspects of everyday life for residents and workers.
AB 2016 provides age-appropriate curriculum for grades K through 12
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – A bill to help children protect themselves from sexual predators was approved by the Assembly on Monday.
AB 2016, known as Erin’s Law, authorizes age-appropriate curriculum for grades K through 12 on sexual abuse prevention.
“This bill is necessary because our children need to be protected,” said Assembly Speaker pro Tem Nora Campos, D-San Jose, the author of AB 2016. “We want to teach children how to say NO to a sexual predator and to not be afraid to report someone. Teaching this in school is the best way to reach many children who otherwise may not know how to protect themselves.”
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.
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.