Sept 9th at 10:30am, the “Survivor Sisters” will be having a press conference in Old Sac to promote the Pink Ribbon Breast Cancer Awareness License Plate Read More
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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 me for a cup of coffee and share your thoughts on legislative issues important to you. I will be available to talk about current issues impacting District 27 and answer questions from constituents. You are welcome to discuss any issues affecting your neighborhood or topics and ideas for the upcoming legislative session.
For more information contact my District Office at (408) 277-1220. I hope to see you there!
You are invited to attend a FREE Covered California Healthcare enrollment fair that I am co-hosting. Enrollment specialists with Covered California will be available to discuss low-cost health insurance options and how to enroll in Covered California or Medi-Cal. Bilingual services will be available.
When: Sunday, November 1, 2015 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Location: National Hispanic University
14271 Story Road
San Jose, CA 95127
Admission and parking: Free
Free snacks and drinks provided
Saturday, Nov. 21, Dr. Roberto Cruz Alum Rock branch library, 3090 Alum Rock Ave, San Jose, CA 95127, 11am to 2pm
Saturday, Dec. 12, Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, 2020 E San Antonio St, San Jose, CA 95116, 10am to 4pm
Saturday, Jan. 30, School of Arts and Culture at Mexican Heritage Plaza, 1700 Alum Rock Ave, San Jose, CA 95116, 11am to 2pm
Sunday, Jan. 31, School of Arts and Culture at Mexican Heritage Plaza, 1700 Alum Rock Ave, San Jose, CA 95116, 11am to 2pm
The National Hispanic University Foundation
Cindy Chavez, Santa Clara County Supervisor
Alum Rock School District
County of Santa Clara, Board Supervisor Cindy Chavez
County of Santa Clara Social Services Dept.
Valley Health Plan
School of Health Clinics of Santa Clara County
Foothill Community Health Center
Lee Gomez Insurance Agency
The Foundation for Hispanic Education (Host location in November)
Dr. Roberto Cruz Alum Rock branch library (Host location in November)
Our Lady of Guadalupe Church (Host location in December)
School of Arts and Culture at Mexican Heritage Plaza (Host location in January)
Community Health Partnership
This year's open-enrollment period for Covered California runs from November 1, 2015 through January 31, 2016. If you or someone you know doesn't have health care coverage right now, Covered California can offer you the security and peace of mind that comes from being insured.
It’s been over a month since the legislative session ended and it has gone by in a flash! My office and I have been active in San Jose over the last four weeks. With fall finally here, I am looking forward to the many events my office and I will be attending, as well as hosting.
Fall isn’t all fun and games, as always there is lots of work to do, including healthcare enrollment workshops and a food drive for Thanksgiving.
My legislative team is currently working on policy for the next legislative session that will begin on January 4th, 2016. If you have any policy ideas you think should become law, reach out to me. Some of my best bills have come from listening to my constituents.
I have always said that some of my best ideas for policy have come from my constituents. One of my biggest honors and responsibilities as a representative of the 27th Assembly District is to listen to you.
If you have a legislative idea for the 2016 Session, my office and I would be delighted to hear it. As stated earlier, local community members can be the source of amazing statewide policy. Please reach out to my office by clicking here.
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Governor Brown Signs Assembly Bill to Extend Parental Leave for Certified Educational Employees
Sacramento, Calif. – Assembly Bill 375, by Nora Campos, was signed into law by Governor Brown this afternoon. AB 375 would expand the existing right of differential pay to include paid parental leave for teachers and other certificated employees. Currently, mothers only get six to eight weeks of maternity leave when having a child, after which they are allowed to take up to twelve weeks unpaid leave. AB 375 allows teachers to use differential pay during the current unpaid twelve week period. Differential pay is the difference between the certified employee’s salary and the cost of their substitute. While differential pay is not enough to live off of, it will provide new parents a cushion and a level of comfort while they adjust to parenthood.
(Sacramento) - “Women should be paid the same as men, for the same work,” says Assemblymember Nora Campos (D-San Jose). That’s why she authored Assembly Bill 1017, the Gender Pay Equity Act, which removes past salary history from the hiring process, making sure that the history of low pay is not used as justification for continuing to underpay women. “In California today, mothers are the primary or sole breadwinners in nearly 40 percent of families,” says Assemblymember Campos. “And married mothers are the primary or co-breadwinners in nearly two-thirds of families.” Here’s more in this Assembly Access video.
(Sacramento) – Assemblymember Nora Campos (D-San Jose) authored House Resolution 29 - which recognizes the month of September 2015, and every September thereafter, as Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month throughout the State of California – to increase attention on a disease that takes the lives of 14-thousand women every year. Assemblymember Campos says, “It’s critical for women, physicians, and all health care providers to recognize the risk factors and symptoms of gynecologic cancers and to remember the importance of early detection in preventing and treating the disease.” Learn more in this Assembly Access video.
Sacramento, Calif. – Assembly Bill 1017, by Nora Campos, is getting closer to the Governor. The bill would remove past salary history from the hiring determination, making sure that the history of low pay, as justification for continuing to underpay women, ends.
“Women should be paid the same as men, for the same work. Having a woman’s historically lower salary as justification for paying her less perpetuates inequality and hurts the economy” said Assemblywoman Campos. “The experience and educational requirements for a job cost the same for men and women, therefore their pay should be equal as well.”
According to a report by the National Partnership for Women and Families, women in California earn 84 cents for each dollar earned by men (as of October 2014). California has one of the largest wage gaps for African American and Hispanic women, who make just 64 and 44 cents, respectively, for every $1 a white male makes. Assemblywoman Nora Campos’ AB 1017 – Gender Pay Equity would have a significant effect on the battle against pay inequality for women in California by prohibiting an employer from seeking salary history information, including compensation and benefits, from an applicant for an interview or as a condition of employment. This bill also prohibits an employer from releasing the salary history of any current or former employee to any prospective employer.