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What does California mean to you? What does it represent?
The LegiSchool Project's Annual Photo Contest is a unique opportunity for students to use their imagination to capture an image – of a person, place or thing – that represents California.
“The arts is a powerful tool that students can use to demonstrate what gives meaning to their life,” stated Assemblymember Ian Calderon. “Through this project, students can showcase their creativity and submit photos inspired by our beautiful State.”
The LegiSchool Project is a civic education collaboration between California State University, Sacramento, and the California State Legislature, administered by the Center for California Studies. The Project's mission is to engage young people in matters of public policy and state government by creating opportunities for students and state leaders to meet and share ideas on the problems affecting Californians.
Postmark deadline for entry is May 9, 2014. For more information, please visit www.csus.edu/calst/contests.html.
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 Human Services Committee.
“We want to prevent ambiguity in the law to ensure that foster children receive the best care possible, be it with a family member or a foster family,” stated Assemblymember Calderon. “AB 2391 clarifies existing law that facilitates strong familial bonds between foster children and their relatives.”
SACRAMENTO, CA – Assemblymember Ian Calderon introduced Assembly Bill 1675, a measure that creates the Entrepreneur in Residence (EIR) Act of 2014 to encourage greater collaboration between small business and state government.
"Entrepreneurs are responsible for creating thousands of jobs and play a key role in stimulating economic recovery in California and throughout the nation," stated Assemblymember Calderon. "It is our goal to help identify and resolve problem areas slowing down entrepreneurs from creating jobs and bringing new products to market in our state."
SACRAMENTO, CA - Assembly Bill 1662, a measure introduced by Assemblymember Ian Calderon that appropriates funding for arts programs, passed through the Assembly Arts, Entertainment, Sports, Tourism and Internet Media Committee today.
"Supporting the arts is not only the right thing to do - it's an investment that is guaranteed to pay the state back," stated Assemblymember Calderon. "The creative sector has become Californian's most important driver of economic growth. The capacity of our workers and students to compete in a global creative economy is currently being undermined after years of budget cuts to arts programs."
According to the Otis Report recently published by the Otis College of Art and Design, in 2012, there were 1.4 million people in California who were directly or indirectly employed by creative industries. Total property, state, and local personal income, sales and other taxes generated by the creative industries was $13 billion.
SACRAMENTO, CA - Assembly Bill 1454, a measure introduced by Assemblymember Ian Calderon that requires annual, unannounced visits to community care facilities licensed by the Department of Social Services using the key indicator inspection protocol, passed the Assembly Human Services Committee today.
WHITTIER, CA - In honor of Women’s History Month, Assemblymember Ian Calderon is proud to announce the 57th Assembly District 2014 Distinguished Women of the Year.
"Each of the honorees serves as role models in their respective communities and has made the great State of California what it is today through her leadership, courage and tenacity," stated Assemblymember Calderon. "I am proud and honored to have such exemplary women in my district."
SACRAMENTO, CA – Assemblymember Ian Calderon honored Josefina Elizabeth Canchola, a resident of Santa Fe Springs, as the 57th Assembly District 2014 Woman of the Year.
“Ms. Canchola has dedicated her life to serving her community and promoting equal access to opportunity for women and students,” stated Assemblymember Ian Calderon. “She exemplifies a true leader and a dedicated volunteer. I am proud to honor her as the 2014 Woman of the Year.”
For the past 26 years, Ms. Canchola has given thousands of hours to the Chicano Latino Youth Leadership Project (CYLP), using her education and background to motivate the youth in her community to excel. She has served as the UC Riverside’s Cultural Program Coordinator for the Chicano Student Program, a multi-purpose student support center. She currently serves on the UCR Alumni Association Board of Directors.
SACRAMENTO, CA – Assemblymember Ian Calderon introduced Assembly Concurrent Resolution 115, a measure that designates May 2014 as California Museum Month.
“California museums play an essential role in our state,” stated Assemblymember Ian Calderon. “They are not only the key drivers of tourism, but also an excellent source of educational programs that enhance a student’s learning experience.”
(Sacramento) – California State Assemblymember Ian Calderon (D-Whittier) and his office are accepting nominations for the “2014 Distinguished Woman of the Year” for the 57th Assembly District. Watch this Assembly Access Video to find out more information about how to nominate an outstanding woman from our community. http://www.asmdc.org/Calderon
SACRAMENTO, CA – Assemblymember Ian Calderon introduced Assembly Bill 1662, a measure that appropriates funding for grant programs and other efforts that increase access to the arts for all Californians.
“I look forward to working with the Governor’s office to determine an appropriate level of increased funding to arts programs,” stated Assemblymember Calderon. “The vitality of our state’s economy is highly dependent on the creative sector.”