SACRAMENTO - Assemblymember Cheryl R. Brown (D-San Bernardino), in collaboration with the California Legislative Black Caucus, the California Optometric Association (COA) and UCLA, have started a campaign to induct legendary actor and football star Woody Strode into the California Hall of Fame. Last week, Assemblymember Brown appeared on the television program Sacramento and Company to promote Mr. Strode’s candidacy.
“I would like to thank the Black Caucus, COA and the UCLA for their partnership in this endeavor,” Brown said. “Woody Strode was an extraordinary Californian who pioneered a path for African Americans to participate in the NFL and Hollywood. It is appropriate for him to be inducted into the California Hall of Fame.”
SAN BERNARDINO - In partnership with the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program, the Fontana Veterans Resource Center and Costco Wholesale, Assemblymember Cheryl R. Brown (D-San Bernardino) will host a free tax preparation event for individuals and families with a household income of $52,000 or less.
“I’m pleased to join the VITA program, the Fontana Veterans Resource Center and Costco Wholesale to offer free tax preparation assistance to my constituents. This is a great opportunity for local citizens to obtain help in filing their taxes and receive the full tax benefits that are due to them. Please take advantage of this program,” said Assemblymember Brown.
SACRAMENTO - Assemblymember Cheryl R. Brown (D-San Bernardino) is proud to announce that AJR 29 passed out of the Assembly with a bipartisan vote of 75 to 0. AJR 29 urges the U.S. Congress and President Barack Obama to restore federal funding cuts made to senior nutrition programs as a result of sequestration, and exempt senior nutrition services and programs from future budget cuts.
“Due to the slow recovery of our economy, our seniors are in great need of special assistance and support. I am urging Congress to restore the critical funding needed to continue the senior nutrition program. Empowering seniors to stay healthy and eat well is essential to their health and well-being,” said Assemblymember Brown. “Eliminating meals to homebound elderly should never happen.”
On Friday, February 21, Assemblymember Brown participated in a ribbon cutting hosted by the Fontana Water Company. Fontana Water has installed an innovative hydro power generating system at its water treatment plant to reduce the need for new electric generation, reduce global warming emissions, and provide sustainable, renewable power generation.
Assemblymember Brown co-hosted a Covered California event to give constituents an opportunity to get educated about our new healthcare system, and to sign up for healthcare insurance on site. The event was held on Friday, February 21 at San Bernardino Valley College. At the event, Assemblymember Brown welcomed special guest Peter V. Lee, the executive director of Covered California.
SAN BERNARDINO - Assemblymember Cheryl R. Brown (D-San Bernardino) invites the public to attend her District Office Open House on Friday, February 28 from 3:00pm to 6:00pm.
Constituents are encouraged to attend, meet Assemblymember Brown and her staff, ask questions and share concerns.
Assemblymember Brown represents the 47th Assembly District, which includes Colton, Fontana, Grand Terrace, Rialto, the southwest parts of San Bernardino, and the unincorporated communities of Bloomington and Muscoy.
SAN BERNARDINO - Assemblymember Cheryl R. Brown (D-San Bernardino) is seeking nominations to identify and honor outstanding women whose successes and contributions to the 47th District have set the pace for our region’s future. A selection committee will use the nomination forms and independent research to make final selections to be recognized as Woman of the Year.
Nominees should be innovative leaders who are making waves with their energy, ideas, achievements, and commitment to excellence in the 47th District. In addition, the nominee should reflect a woman who is of exemplary professional excellence and is a role model for others; a woman who has broken down barriers and helps create connections and new opportunities for other women while continuing to be a respected resource in the community.
SAN BERNARDINO - In partnership with Covered California, the County of San Bernardino, San Bernardino County Transitional Assistance Department and San Bernardino Valley College, Assemblymember Cheryl R. Brown (D-San Bernardino) will convene two Covered California town halls on Thursday, February 20 and Friday, February 21 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Business Conference Center at Valley College.
Constituents will have an opportunity to sign up on site and review their healthcare options with enrollment counselors. Seminars will be held in both English and Spanish.
In celebration of Black History Month, Assemblymember Brown partnered with the Consulado de Mexico, the San Bernardino Art Association and the National Orange Show to co-host "Ebano," a photographic exhibit recognizing and celebrating African heritage in Mexico on Saturday, February 1 at the National Orange Show Art Gallery in San Bernardino.
As a proud member of the Assembly Committee on Aging and Long Term Care, Assemblymember Brown was honored to support the City of Colton as they unveiled the Villas, a new senior housing complex in Colton.