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.
SACRAMENTO– Assemblymember Das Williams (D- Carpinteria) has been appointed Chair of Assembly Natural Resources Committee for the 2015-16 Legislative Session.
“I am honored that Speaker Toni Atkins has selected me to Chair the Natural Resources Committee,” said Assemblymember Williams, who has served as a member of the Natural Resources Committee for the past two years.
SACRAMENTO — Assemblymember Das Williams (D - Carpinteria) today introduced Assembly Bill 3, which seeks to establish the Isla Vista Community Services District within the unincorporated area of Santa Barbara County.
“Growing up in Isla Vista and being involved in community organizing there for over 20 years, I know first-hand the struggles Isla Vista has faced with local governance. AB 3 is a vehicle to initiate more dialogue among the Isla Vista community about what kind of local governance structure they would like to see. We will continue to work with the community to mold a bill, which will address Isla Vista’s unique needs,” said Assemblymember Williams.
SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Das Williams (D – Carpinteria), chair of the Asian & Pacific Islander (API) Legislative Caucus, released the following statement in response to President Barack Obama’s executive action regarding immigration:
“After years of inaction by Congress, President Barack Obama’s executive action on immigration reform is a fair and compassionate first step in fixing our broken immigration system. 1.3 million undocumented Asian Pacific Islander Americans live in the United States today, and of those, at least 416,000 undocumented APIAs live in California. With the successful implementation of our state’s DREAM Act and TRUST Act, California has shown the nation once again that we can include and care for all of our immigrant populations. But at the end of the day, state legislation and executive actions are merely a band-aid to this issue. Congress needs to step up and pass true comprehensive immigration reform to provide relief for families living in the shadows.”
The API Legislative Caucus, currently chaired by Assemblymember Das Williams, was established in 2001 with the mission of representing and advocating for the diverse interests of California’s API community. Additionally, the Caucus seeks to increase API participation and representation in all levels of government. For more information, please go to http://democrats.assembly.ca.gov/apilegcaucus/.
November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month, a time to remind us that lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in both men and women in the United States.
According to the American Cancer Society, lung cancer kills more than 160,000 people yearly, more than breast, prostrate, colon and pancreatic cancers combined.
The Great American Smokeout is November 20, 2014. On this day, you are invited to design a plan for yourself, or a loved one who smokes, to quit smoking or make a vow to quit for the day.
Tobacco use is the largest preventable cause of disease and early death in this country. I challenge you to take an important step toward a longer, healthier life.
For more information about lung cancer, screenings and treatments, visit the Lung Cancer
Alliance website or call 1-800-298-2436.