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SANTA BARBARA – Assemblymember Williams (D-Carpinteria) applauds the University of California Santa Barbara’s designation as a Hispanic – Serving Institutions (HSI) by the U.S. Department of Education. The designation makes the university eligible for a host of funding and grants from the federal government.
“It is incredible to see such a drastic turnaround from the 1970’s, where you could count the amount of Latinos attending a university with two hands. This is a true reflection of the diversity that exists in the state of California. Higher Education is the path to the middle class,” Assemblymember Williams said.
SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Williams (D-37th AD) today announced that $700,000 in tax credits was awarded to Patagonia Works located in Ventura. With the support of the tax credit, Patagonia Works will add an additional 175 full time employees in Assembly District 37 through the California Competes Tax Credit program.
“I’m thrilled to see Patagonia Works receive California Competes Tax Credits. Patagonia has been a model local business and employer – giving back to the community, working to protect our unique environment, and providing their employees with a high quality work life and child care,” Williams said. “As a legislator, it’s exciting to see my votes in Sacramento having a real impact at home.”
SACRAMENTO —Assemblymember Das Williams (D-Carpinteria) has sided with Clean Water Action and is among one of the 32 legislators to receive at least 90% on the 2013-14 Legislative Scorecard.
“It is an honor to be recognized as a lawmaker who stands up to protect our environment, health, economic well-being, and community quality of life,” Williams said. “I am proud to have supported important legislation, such as the water bond, that truly reflects our diverse state and that has something for everyone to support.”
SACRAMENTO — When it comes to votes on key consumer rights bills, the 2014 Consumer Federation of California (CFC) scorecard found that Assemblymember Das Williams (D-Carpinteria) has sided with consumers 100 percent of the time.
Williams has a perfect lifetime favorable rating on the CFC’s annual scorecard, which rates lawmakers’ votes on a range of legislative proposals, including protections for vulnerable elders, truth in advertising, cell phone safety regulation, medical credit arrangements, computer spyware, financial privacy, and defective products.
LOS ANGELES– Assemblymember Jose Medina (D-Riverside), Chair of the Assembly Higher Education Committee and Assemblymember Das Williams (D – Carpinteria), immediate past Chair of the Assembly Higher Education Committee, co-hosted a Legislative Roundtable discussion on sexual assault at UCLA.
“I am pleased to co-host this Legislative Roundtable to evaluate UCLA’s efforts to strengthen education programs, improve the handling of sexual assault complaints, and expand resources for survivors at UCLA,” said Assemblymember Medina. “This is an important discussion that deserves our focus and attention.”
A lot seemed at stake as a room full of Isla Vista stakeholders nervously stared at each other across a circle of mismatched office chairs, furniture left inside a Santa Barbara County-owned building in the heart of the unincorporated area.