SAN BERNARDINO - Assemblymember Cheryl R. Brown (D-San Bernardino) will host a public forum to educate patients and their families about sickle cell anemia on Friday, September 12, at Kaiser Permanente Palm Court II in Fontana from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
AJR 51, authored by Assemblymember Brown, declares the month of September 2014 as Sickle Cell Anemia Awareness Month in California. The resolution also urges President Obama and members of the U.S. Congress to support the continuation of funding for sickle cell anemia centers and research.
SACRAMENTO – A number of bills introduced by Assemblymember Cheryl R. Brown (D-San Bernardino) have passed out of the Assembly and Senate and now move to the governor’s desk to be signed into law.
“I’m very pleased to announce that several bills that I’ve authored this legislative session have made it to Governor Brown’s desk and await his signature,” said Assemblymember Brown. “This year’s package includes four pieces of legislation, which seek to assist caregivers, require greater accountability of California residential care facilities for the elderly, address our overcrowded prison system and provide better care for individuals affected by HIV/AIDs.”
SAN BERNARDINO - Assemblymember Cheryl R. Brown (D-San Bernardino) recently held a back to school symposium in the unincorporated area of Muscoy to give a legislative update on state education initiatives and to provide backpacks stuffed with school supplies for students residing in the 47th Assembly District.
Assemblymember Brown, along with local elected officials, the San Bernardino County Library and NID Housing Agency discussed local education issues that impact our students’ performance in our schools. In addition, afterward, over 400 backpacks were distributed.
SAN BERNARDINO – Assemblymember Cheryl R. Brown (D-San Bernardino) issued the following statement today on the shooting of San Bernardino Police Officer Gabriel Garcia:
“I am praying for a speedy and full recovery for San Bernardino Police Officer Gabriel Garcia. As I stated at his vigil last Friday, we must control the violence rising in our communities. We must begin to address the underlying factors, which create an atmosphere that breeds violence. I call on every citizen to help us stop this steady increase of violent actions, which begins with all of us respecting and helping our law enforcement officers keep our communities and cities safe.
SACRAMENTO - Assemblymember Cheryl R. Brown (D-San Bernardino) issued the following statement today in support of Dropout Recovery Week:
“This week, I proudly supported ACR 166, which recognizes the 2014 Dropout Recovery Week. While much work has been done to prevent students from dropping out of high school, the America’s Promise Alliance calls on California to do more. They report that California is tenth from the bottom in the discrepancy between White graduates and African American graduates.
I am proud to say that I have a Job Corps and a SIATech high school in my district; together, they have re-enrolled over 850 young men and women and provided job training and high school diplomas. All of these students are low income; of which, a fifth are African American and half are Latino. I will be meeting with local school district officials to determine how we can do more to reengage young men and women who have dropped out of high school.”
SAN BERNARDINO - Key water district leaders gathered for a meeting hosted by Assemblymember Cheryl R. Brown (D-San Bernardino) on Tuesday, July 22, to discuss the Inland Empire’s priorities for the state’s upcoming water bond measure.
Meeting attendees included San Bernardino County leaders as well as directors and general managers from the Fontana Water Company, Cucamonga Valley Water District, San Bernardino Municipal Water District, West Valley Water District, Inland Empire Utilities Agency, Colton Public Utilities and Rialto Water Services.
SAN BERNARDINO - Assemblymember Cheryl R. Brown (D-San Bernardino) invites the public to attend a free Senior Scam Stopper Seminar on Friday, August 8, from 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. at the Rialto Senior Center. Experts will provide fraud prevention information relevant to home repair, telemarketing, unclaimed property, identity theft, mortgages and more.
“I’m pleased to join federal, state and local agencies in hosting this free educational seminar to help seniors avoid being victimized by the latest scams. Participating agencies include the California Public Utilities Commission, the Department of Consumer Affairs, the State Insurance Commission, the United States Postal Service, the Rialto Postal Services, the Rialto Police Department and the Rialto Fire Department. I encourage you to join me as we discuss this critical topic,” said Assemblymember Brown.
SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Cheryl R. Brown (D-San Bernardino) issued the following statement today in response to a cap and trade program that would impose a gas tax, effective January 1, 2015:
“Last month, I supported a proposal to urge Governor Brown to delay a cap and trade tax on gasoline because I was concerned about its impact on the 47th Assembly District’s constituents and businesses. In San Bernardino County, our mass transportation system is very limited and in some areas nonexistent. The majority of our constituents rely on their cars for everything; to get to work, take their children to school, run errands and visit the doctor’s office.
SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Cheryl R. Brown (D-San Bernardino) issued the following statement today in response to Colton, Fontana and Rialto receiving the 2014 Housing-Related Parks (HRP) Program funds:
“I’m proud to announce that the cities of Colton, Fontana and Rialto will receive more than $1.1 million from the State Department of Housing and Community Development to increase the supply of affordable housing and improve parks and recreation facilities. This funding is a major step toward meeting our region’s critical housing and community development needs. Considering the competitive nature of this grant, I’m so pleased to hear that my district will receive funding to improve affordable housing, which strengthens our local economy while providing a better standard of living for our residents.
SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Cheryl R. Brown (D-San Bernardino) presented the Small Business of the Year Award to State Farm Insurance agent Phil Cothran during the annual California Small Business Day hosted by the California Small Business Association on Monday, June 16, in Sacramento.
“I’m excited to recognize State Farm Insurance agent Phil Cothran as my Small Business Person of the Year. He’s a successful business owner and advocate for his community. He’s been very involved as a member and community volunteer with organizations such as the Fontana Chamber of Commerce, the Fontana Rotary Club, the Fontana Police Department and the San Bernardino County Workforce Development Board. He is an asset to our community and I greatly appreciate his dedicated service,” said Assemblymember Brown.