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(Fullerton, CA) - Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva honored over 80 veterans at her 2013 Hometown Heroes event at the Fullerton Community Center. Veterans from wars as early as World War II to more recent conflicts, as well as their families and community leaders were there to honor the American heroes. “Veterans Day is the one day of the year dedicated to thanking the men and women who have made countless sacrifices for our country,” said Assemblywoman Quirk-Silva. “Spending time with these brave service members has renewed my commitment to ensuring that we take the time to support our veterans in the legislature to further improve their quality of life upon returning from abroad.” Here’s more in this Assembly Access video.
SACRAMENTO – Statement from Assemblywoman Sharon-Quirk-Silva (D-Fullerton) in response to the Assembly Speaker’s announcement of new committee chair appointments:
“I am very excited and honored to be given this opportunity to chair the Assembly Veterans Affairs Committee, which oversees various policy issues affecting the Cal-Vet loan program, Department of Veterans Affairs, National Guard, State military, and Veterans.
Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva honoring Cal State Fullerton student and army veteran Miguel Fortini at the Hometown Heroes event.
Fullerton, CA - Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva honored over 80 veterans at her 2013 Hometown Heroes event last Friday, at the Fullerton Community Center. Attendees included local veterans, from wars as early as World War II to more recent conflicts, as well as their families, and community leaders.
Fullerton, CA- Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva and the California Assembly Higher Education Committee held a special oversight hearing yesterday, at Fullerton College to discuss ways to improve transfer rates from community colleges to universities.
“It was a pleasure to co-host the hearing with Chair and Assemblymember, Das Williams (AD-37). As a graduate of the public higher education system and a transfer student myself, I understand the need to enact policies that ease the process of transferring so the students’ education is seamless as they move forward to obtain a college degree,” said Assemblywoman Quirk-Silva.
Fullerton, CA- Yesterday, Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva hosted an educational forum at the Walter Ehlers Community Recreation Center in Buena Park on the key tenants of the Affordable Care Act including, preexisting conditions coverage, preventative care strategies, and comparisons of coverage options. Participants were also able to sign up to meet with a certified counselor to receive further assistance.
Fullerton, CA- More than 200 people attended Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva's State of Education Update today with State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson, Assemblymember and Chair of the Committee on Education Joan Buchanan, and Orange County Department of Education Superintendent Dr. Al Mijares.
“I was pleased to invite State Superintendent Tom Torlakson to visit Troy High School. As a former teacher and local elected official it is essential to bring state and local policymakers, students, parents, teachers and administrators to discuss how we can work together and increase student success in California schools.”
AB 409 streamlines FPPC filing process, reduces costs statewide and increases accountability
SACRAMENTO, CA- Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva (D- Fullerton) today announced that Assembly Bill (AB) 409, which permits the Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) to develop and operate its own secure statewide online system for filing Statements of Economic Interests (SEIs), has been signed by the Governor.
“Allowing an online filing system not only reduces costs for government agencies, but it also increases transparency in our government and trust in our public officials by providing the public the ability to access this information,” said Assemblywoman Quirk-Silva.
SACRAMENTO — Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation Tuesday to give Californians a better peek into the wallets of their elected officials and to provide the state's ethics watchdog agency with more tools to hold politicians accountable for misconduct.
Hundreds of thousands of public officials, from city council members to state bureaucrats, are required to file annual reports disclosing their personal finances — including investments and the gifts they receive — so the public can determine whether they pose a conflict of interest.
Fullerton, CA- On Friday, September 20th, Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva (D-Fullerton) was pleased to host the 5th Annual Closing the Latino Achievement Gap Summit with California State University, Fullerton. More than 700 students, educators, administrators, community and business leaders gathered to address the academic performance gap among Orange County Latino students.
Fullerton, CA- Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva (D- Fullerton) today presented a $5,000 educational grant to St. Polycarp Catholic School in Stanton on behalf of the Barona Band of Mission Indians. Earlier this year Assemblywoman Quirk-Silva nominated St. Polycarp School for the grant, which will be used to update the school’s technology equipment.
“With these new funds St. Polycarp students will have access to laptops and software packs that will help them build the 21st century skill sets that are so crucial in today’s workforce.” said Assemblywoman Quirk-Silva. “One of California’s greatest resources are our students, we need to make sure they are receiving the tools they need to succeed in the future.”