AB 1495 aims to ensure that teachers who are struggling in the classroom get needed support to improve professional skills while also ensuring that student achievement is factored into job evaluations of both teachers and school administrators Read More
Chronic absences – missing 10 percent or more of school - especially in the lower grades, impair a child’s critical reading and math skills. Read More
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(Sacramento, CA) – A group of legislators team up with California’s largest anti-human trafficking non-profit organization, the Coalition to Abolish Slavery and Trafficking (CAST), to protect survivors of human trafficking.
Assemblymembers and Shirley N. Weber (D-San Diego), Miguel Santiago (D-Los Angeles) and Nora Campos (D-San Jose) have each introduced bills as part of a comprehensive legislative package to address the complex issue of human trafficking. Citing the dual needs to address this issue on all fronts, including both sex and labor trafficking, this package aims to identify and protect the victims of modern-day slavery.
SACRAMENTO – Assembly Budget Chair Shirley N. Weber (D-San Diego) issued the following statement in response to Governor Jerry Brown’s 2016-2017 Budget Proposal.
“I am happy to say we continue to see improvement in the state’s fiscal health. That’s a testament to the collaborative efforts of Democrats in both houses of the Legislature, the public and the Governor. I agree overall with the Governor’s vision of ensuring the state’s continued fiscal stability through changes in the business cycle. I am also heartened in the proposed investment in K-12, higher education and funding for the courts.
However, as can be expected, there is room to improve, especially on addressing some of the outstanding critical issues facing the state’s most vulnerable populations, including how we compensate care providers for developmentally disabled Californians and addressing the counterproductive restrictions in the CalWORKs Maximum Family Grant. I believe we can be optimistic about seeing some progress on these issues this year.”
SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. "Jerry" Brown has signed legislation authored by Assemblymember
Shirley N. Weber aimed at tripling the number of foster children eligible for supplemental
educational services through the state's Foster Youth Services (FYS) program.
SACRAMENTO – Governor Brown has signed legislation that would require a student vote on any “student success fees” in the California State University and University of California systems.
AB 1000, authored by Assemblymember Shirley N. Weber (D-San Diego), will also require university administration to undertake a rigorous consultation process that informs students of the uses, impact and cost of the proposed fee or fee increase, would limit any such proposal to once during an academic year and require an annual report to the Legislature on the fees.
SACRAMENTO – Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins has appointed long-time San Diego educator and Crawford High School Vice Principal Debra Maxie to the California Student Aid Commission.
“Today is an exciting day for me,” Maxi said. “My experience over the last four decades has proven that there are many students who are only kept from achieving their educational dreams not by desire or ability, but because of their finances. I feel I will be in a better position now to influence decisions about those who best need the financial assistance.”
SACRAMENTO - The California Legislature sent a police reform bill to the Governor today aimed at providing a quantified understanding of the issue of racial profiling. AB 953, introduced by Assemblymember Shirley N. Weber (D-San Diego), would require law enforcement to collect certain information about encounters about police stops, including race of the person stopped, the reason for the encounter and the outcome.
SAN DIEGO – Assemblymember Shirley N. Weber (D-San Diego) will host a celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Voting Rights Act 6-7 PM on Wednesday August 5th at the Bayview Baptist Church (6134 Benson Avenue, San Diego). This event is free and open to the public.
The celebration will feature guest speakers, music and a dramatic re-enactment of the signing of the historical legislation that ensured and expanded voting rights to all American citizens.
Assemblymember Shirley Weber with her Veteran of the Year, Captain Gene Pellerin, USN Retired at an luncheon honoring veterans in Sacramento.
SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Shirley N. Weber (D-San Diego) honored Captain Alfred (Gene) E. Pellerin, III USN Retired as her Veteran of the Year for 2015. He was honored along with other veteran honorees from around the state at the annual Veteran of the Year luncheon last week in Sacramento.
“Choosing a Veteran of the Year among so many qualified candidates is always a difficult decision,” Weber said. “But I was especially impressed by Captain Pellerin’s 30-year distinguished career as a pilot and naval officer and his continued energetic service to veterans in my district.”
SAN DIEGO – Assemblymember Shirley N. Weber (D-San Diego) issued the following statement in response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling today on same-sex marriage:
“It’s been a good week at the Supreme Court. As in the Civil Rights movement, if we had been satisfied with an incremental approach, depending on the goodwill of hostile lawmakers, efforts toward equality would have been protracted indefinitely or stalled completely. The Supreme Court’s ruling on marriage equality today is an historic reaffirmation that Constitutional protections belong to every American. This should shut down any debate on whether bigotry or political opportunism should have standing to keep people from enjoying what is their birthright.”