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SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Cheryl R. Brown responds to the California State University faculty strike:
“As a graduate of the California State University (CSU) system, I am extremely supportive of its students and faculty. In order to recruit and retain the best educators for our universities it is imperative that their compensation reflect the tremendous contribution they make to our higher education system. It is my hope and expectation that the CSU faculty and administration will reach a timely agreement that fairly compensates faculty and preserves students’ access to a quality education.”
SAN BERNARDINO - Increasing diversity in corporate America, entrepreneurship and academia were the major issues discussed at the Select Committee on the Status of Girls and Women of Color hearing that was Chaired by Assemblymember Cheryl R. Brown (D-San Bernardino) in Fontana.
“We convened this hearing to examine issues that impact women of color in California who own businesses and work in corporate America. Our major objective is to learn what the state can do to create a pipeline for girls and women of color to pursue business careers,” stated Assemblymember Brown. “Ultimately, our goal is to improve business opportunities for women of color.”
SACRAMENTO - Assemblymember Cheryl R. Brown (D-San Bernardino) issues the following statement on the City of San Bernardino and the City’s Professional Firefighters reaching a post-bankruptcy settlement:
“I am very pleased that the City of San Bernardino and the San Bernardino City Professional Firefighters (SBCPF) union have reached an amicable and functional settlement that will resolve all pre and post-bankruptcy litigation claims and disputes. The fire department is an integral part of our community and I look forward to working with the City and the SBCPF union leadership to stabilize and expand fire services to the level that existed prior to the San Bernardino’s bankruptcy. It is my hope that this solution is a temporary fix that will help maintain this important part of San Bernardino’s public safety system until the City can fully recover from bankruptcy.”
SAN BERNARDINO – Assemblymember Cheryl R. Brown (D-San Bernardino) held her first meeting with the 47th Assembly District Youth Academy on Saturday, January 23. The Youth Academy, comprised of local high school students, will work together to create a legislative proposal and organize a community outreach activity. Additionally, they will participate in professional development classes and district field trips.
“The intended goal of the Youth Academy is to improve the quality of life in our communities, while enhancing our students’ leadership skills,” stated Assemblymember Brown. “Our students are very insightful and passionate about making a difference in their community. I’m so honored to work with them, and I look forward to a successful outcome.”
The event will be streamed live here at 10 a.m. on January 22
SAN BERNARDINO - The Select Committee on the Status of Girls and Women of Color, co-chaired by Assemblymember Cheryl Brown (D-San Bernardino), will host a hearing on Friday, January 22nd featuring minority business owners and corporate executives in an effort to create a pipeline to corporate America and entrepreneurship for young women of color in California.
“The focus of this Select Committee hearing is to highlight women of color who work in business and corporate America,” stated Assemblymember Brown. “Our speakers will reflect on the paths they have taken and the obstacles they have overcome in their various professions. Our goal is to improve opportunities for women of color.”
SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Cheryl R. Brown introduced AB 1584 to increase Social Security Insurance/State Supplemental Payment (SSI/SSP) grants. AB 1584 will help lift an estimated 1.3 million Californians out of poverty.
"As Chairwoman of the Assembly Aging and Long-Term Care Committee, I am committed to ensuring that California’s most vulnerable citizens are not relegated to a life in poverty," Assemblymember Brown said. "Making ends meet each month is a struggle for too many seniors and others unable to work due to disability."
SACRAMENTO - Assemblymember Cheryl R. Brown (D-San Bernardino) issues the following statement on the Assembly electing Anthony Rendon (D-Lakewood) as its new Speaker:
“I congratulate my friend and colleague, Assemblymember Anthony Rendon, on being elected Speaker of the California State Assembly. Speaker-Elect Rendon is a tremendous leader and communicator and I look forward to working with him to continue to grow California’s economy and restore services to California’s most vulnerable communities.”
(Sacramento) – Assemblymember Cheryl Brown (D-San Bernardino) led the California State Assembly in a special adjourn in memory ceremony for the victims of the December 2nd terrorist attack in San Bernardino. 14 people were killed in that attack. As part of her tribute to the victims, an emotional Assemblymember Brown read a version of the moving poem We Remember Them, “So long as we live, they shall live for they are a part of us. They sacrificed. We remember them.” Here’s more in this Assembly Access video.
SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Cheryl R. Brown releases the following statement on Governor Brown’s proposed state budget:
“I am pleased that Governor has proposed a budget that reflects his commitment to investing in education and public safety, while continuing to paying down California’s debt. I would also like to commend the Governor for including a cost of living adjustment increase to the Social Security Insurance/State Supplemental Payment (SSI/SSP) program for the this year.
However, as the Chair of the Committee on Aging and Long-Term Care I am still concerned that the proposed budget does not make the cost of living adjustment permanent. As the cost of living increases in California so should the grants that prevent our most vulnerable residents from living in poverty. One thousand Californians will turn 65 every day for the next 12 years. Our state will not continue to experience economic growth if we do not properly plan for this future demographic shift.”
SAN BERNARDINO - This year, Assemblymember Cheryl R. Brown proudly supported Young Visionaries’ 10th Annual Toy Giveaway and Resource Fair at Living Way Church in Fontana.
Nearly 1,500 residents attended the event, which included a turkey and toy giveaway, free shoes, coats, socks, and a Prop 47 workshop hosted by the San Bernardino County Public Defender’s Office. Items were donated by Young Visionaries; Assemblymember Brown, 47th District; Fontana Mayor Acquanetta Warren; Walmart; Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino County; New Life Christian Church; Living Way Church; Congregations Organized for Prophetic Engagement (COPE); One Body; Firefighters’ Spark of Love Toy Drive; Kappa Alpha Psi; and the United Auto Workers.