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Every March, the State Assembly honors women from across the state for their remarkable contributions to the community in celebration of Women’s History Month.
Please send us nominations via letter, fax, or e-mail for the 2015 Distinguished Women of the Year Awards. Awardees will be recognized in a public ceremony in the district.
Nominees must live, volunteer, or work in the 57th Assembly District, and may not be a currently serving elected official. The 57th District includes the cities of Industry, La Habra Heights, La Mirada, La Puente, Norwalk, Santa Fe Springs, South El Monte, Whittier, and the unincorporated communities of Avocado Heights, Bassett, East La Mirada, East Whittier, Hacienda Heights, Los Nietos-West Whittier, South San Jose Hills, and South Whittier. To confirm the nominee lives or works in the district, click here.
Please make sure to submit the nomination form by March 3, 2015.
Assembly Member Ian C. Calderon, 57th District
Attn: 2015 Distinguished Women of the Year
13181 Crossroads Parkway N., Suite 160
City of Industry, CA 91746-3497
Telephone: (562) 692-5858
SACRAMENTO, CA – Assemblymember Ian Calderon introduced Assembly Bill 159, which would allow terminally ill patients to seek an investigational drug, product, or device from a product manufacturer when other treatment options have been exhausted.
“Terminally ill patients do not have the luxury of waiting for the FDA to grant compassionate use or participating in the lengthy process of clinical trials,” stated Assemblymember Calderon. “AB 159, the ‘Right to Try’ Act, gives terminally ill patients a chance to try potentially life-saving treatments when all other options have been exhausted. It removes barriers for patients who need to immediately obtain those treatments, and protects physicians, hospitals, and manufacturers from retribution.”
SACRAMENTO, CA – Assemblymember Ian Calderon (D–Whittier) released the following statement regarding Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr.’s budget proposal.
“I am pleased to learn that the Governor’s budget proposal includes $20.3 billion ($7.2 billion General Fund) for the Department of Social Services (DSS), an increase of $244.7 million General Fund from the revised 2014‑15 budget, and recommends significant adjustments to the Community Care Licensing program.
INDUSTRY, CALIFORNIA - Assemblymember Ian Calderon joined the San Gabriel Valley Water Company and Suburban Water Systems today to provide turkeys to charitable organizations through the Annual Operation Gobble Program.
"It's an honor to help local nonprofit organizations during the holiday season as they serve our community," stated Assemblymember Ian Calderon. "I would like to thank our partners, San Gabriel Valley Water Company and Suburban Water Systems, for helping us provide California families with turkeys for a warm Thanksgiving meal."
(Whittier, CA) - Assemblymember Ian Calderon, (D-Whittier) along with Google, Inc. hosted the Online Safety Roadshow, at Katherine Edwards Middle School to encourage students to be smart about the content they share online. Assemblymember Calderon says, “We’re talking to middle school students, trying to help educate them on how to be safe and cognizant of what they’re doing online.” Google’s Online Safety Roadshow, often referred to as the “driver’s ed for the web”, was created in consultation with principals and child safety groups, National Association of Secondary School Principals and iKeepSafe. The goal of the program is to teach students how to be smart about the content they share online, focusing on important skills such as creating a safe, memorable password. Here’s more from Assemblymember Calderon in this Assembly Access video.
SACRAMENTO, CA – The Assembly Committee on Human Services will hold an informational hearing on Tuesday, October 14 at 1:30 p.m. at the Norwalk City Council Chambers. The hearing, titled “Family Reunification and Foster Caregiver Recruitment and Retention,” will explore the ways that the state can assist with family reunification of foster youth, and recruit and retain foster caregivers.
“I look forward to joining Assemblymember Mark Stone, Chair of the Human Services Committee, to learn more about how we can improve the lives of foster youth,” stated Assemblymember Ian Calderon. “Continuity of care for foster children and preserving familial ties is critical to their well-being.”
WHITTIER, CA – Assemblymember Ian Calderon and privacy protection experts are teaming up to host a
Consumer Protection Workshop on Friday, October 3 at Whittwood Branch Library in Whittier from
10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
“Privacy protection experts will provide presentations on how you can avoid, stop, and fight
fraud,” stated Assemblymember Calderon. “Fraud is a serious issue affecting our communities and I
encourage all residents to come and learn about how they can protect themselves from the latest
scams targeting families and seniors.”