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(Sacramento) - High School graduates face big decisions about choosing a career, going to college and how to pay for it all. In this PSA, California State Assemblymember Ian Calderon (D-Whittier) tells students and their families about the 57th Assembly District's College and Career Fair. Assemblymember Calderon is hosting the event which is an opportunity to gather important information from experts, so students make critical life choices. The event is on September 20th, at Los Altos High School in Hacienda Heights. Watch this Assembly Access Video to find out more information and how you can attend.
Over $20 Million Awarded Statewide in 2013-14 Fiscal Year
SACRAMENTO, CA – Assemblymember Ian Calderon today announced that $150,000 in tax credits have been awarded to businesses in the 57th Assembly District through the California Competes Tax Credit program. The program, created through the passage of Assembly Bill 93 in 2013, awards tax credits to businesses that want to locate in or stay and grow in California. Assemblymember Calderon voted in favor of the program.
“Tax credits to local businesses are critical to the economic vitality of our communities,” stated Assemblymember Ian Calderon. “I am pleased that two businesses in my district – Health One Pharmaceutical Inc. and Matheson Tri-Gas Inc. – will benefit from the California Competes program.”
(Sacramento) -- California State Assemblymember Ian Calderon (D-Whittier), Chair of the Assembly Committee on Arts, Entertainment, Sports, Tourism and Internet Media convened an informational hearing at the State Capitol in Sacramento. The hearing was entitled, “Homophobia and Transgenderphobia in Sports: Are LGBT Athletes Playing on a Level Field?”
Assemblymember Calderon realizes the importance of, "exploring the biases which exist against gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender athletes in sports culture." Assemblymember Calderon continued by saying he wanted to examine, "the different laws, regulations and other protections designed to overcome discrimination against LGBT athletes and the effectiveness of existing measures with an eye toward strengthening the law when necessary."
Assemblymember Calderon was joined by a panel of legislators and speakers from the athletic community including Rick Welts who is the General Manager of the Golden State Warriors, Toni Kokenis who is a player on the Stanford Women’s Basketball Team, Pat Cordova-Goff who is a transgender student athlete at Azusa High School and Kate Kendell of the National Center for Lesbian Rights. Watch this Assembly Access Video to hear Assemblymember Calderon and the panelists’ comments.
SACRAMENTO, CA – The Assembly Committee on Arts, Entertainment, Sports, Tourism and Internet Media addressed the issue of discrimination against LGBT athletes during a hearing titled Homophobia and Transphobia in Sports: Are LGBT Athletes Playing on a Level Field?
“Our industry has accomplished a lot in the last several years, much more than I would have imagined. We are making great strides but we still have a long way to go,” stated Rick Welts, President and COO Golden State Warriors. “The idea that we could take people who have these amazing skills and channel them away from what they love and what they do best because of who they are is a tragedy. We want to celebrate character and what abilities they bring to any enterprise, and sports is just another one of those enterprises.”
SACRAMENTO, CA – The Assembly Committee on Arts, Entertainment, Sports, Tourism and Internet Media will hold an informational hearing on Monday, June 23, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. in Capitol Room 127. The hearing, titled Homophobia and Transgenderphobia in Sports: Are LGBT Athletes Playing on a Level Field?, will examine professional sports, amateur athletics, and scholastic competitions as they relate to LGBT athletes.
“I look forward to hearing the testimonies and to learn more about what we can do to eliminate discrimination against LGBT athletes,” stated Assemblymember Ian Calderon. “I am pleased to announce that Rick Welts, General Manager of the Golden State Warriors, will be present to offer his unique perspective on this important issue. I would also like to thank Assemblymember Tom Ammiano, who brought this topic to our committee and has been a champion of LGBT rights for many years.”
57th Assembly District Small Business of the Year ACRO Printing Inc. (Graphic Design & Printing) Bonnie Watje, President. Accepting the award is Catalina Gonzalez, Designer and Typesetter & Sara Watje.
SACRAMENTO, CA – Assembly Bill 1454, a measure introduced by Assemblymember Ian Calderon that requires annual, unannounced visits to community care facilities, passed the Assembly Floor today.
“We must make sure that our most vulnerable citizens are properly cared for,” stated Assemblymember Ian Calderon. “There has been a growing number of incidents reported in facilities across California which have led to dangerous situations for our elderly and children and we have to do more to ensure their safety.”
SACRAMENTO, CA – Assembly Bill 1675, a measure authored by Assemblymember Ian Calderon that creates the Entrepreneur-in-Residence (EIR) Act of 2014 to encourage greater collaboration between small business and state government, passed the Assembly floor.
“The EIR Act of 2014 will allow the state to utilize the expertise of private-sector entrepreneurs,” stated Assemblymember Calderon. “It is our goal to make state government more streamlined and accessible to small business and entrepreneurs can help identify the ways we can do just that.”
SACRAMENTO, CA – Assembly Bill 2391, a measure introduced by Assemblymember Ian Calderon that balances the continuity of care for a foster child and the court’s desire to preserve familial ties, passed the Assembly floor.
“AB 2391 clarifies existing law that facilitates strong familial bonds between foster children and their relatives,” stated Assemblymember Calderon. “When a relative comes forward, the court and the county social worker must determine, on a case by case basis, if it is in the best interest of the child to leave their foster home and live with relatives.”