SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Shirley N. Weber, Chair of the Assembly Select Committee on Campus Climate, has announced that the committee will hold its first informational hearing on Friday, March 21st, from 12:30 PM to 3:00 PM, at San Jose State University’s Morris Daily Auditorium, One Washington Square in San Jose. Students and the public are invited to attend.
The Select Committee on Campus Climate was formed to explore issues of diversity, tolerance and student safety at the state’s college campuses after a series of bias-motivated incidents in recent years, including a serious incident at San Jose State last fall involving an assault on an African-American. This is the first of four hearings to be held throughout the state over the next few months.
SACRAMENTO – In this week’s Democratic radio address, Assemblymember Shirley Weber (D-San Diego), Chair of the Assembly Budget Subcommittee on Health and Human Services and member of the California Legislative Black Caucus, discusses the importance of honoring unsung heroes of the Civil Rights Movement as California marks Black History Month. In particular, Assemblymember Weber notes the significant contributions of Annetta Kelly Lawrence, Alice Allison Dunnigan, and Harold K. Brown, and urges Californians to learn about others who have played a role in the struggle for equality.
This week's radio address is 2:27.
SAN DIEGO - Join Assemblymember Weber for her “Keeping the Dream Alive: Financial Literacy, Homebuyer, and Business Startup Workshop” on Saturday, February 1st at the Bayside Community Center in Linda Vista. Financial literacy experts will provide resource information and hands-on training to keep your financial dreams alive. Attendees will break into two sessions, one aimed at the general community and one tailored for veterans. The event is free and open to the public.
“Keeping the Dream Alive: Financial Literacy, New Homebuyer and Business Startup Workshop”
Saturday, February 1, 2014
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (Registration begins at 9:30 a.m.)
Bayside Community Center in Linda Vista
2202 Comstock St.
San Diego, CA 92111
(Sacramento) -- Overall, California State Assemblymember Shirley Weber (D-San Diego) was pleased with Governor Jerry Brown's State of the State Address. Assemblymember Weber is happy with the governor's plan to invest in education, but she was disappointed that he did not talk about helping California's underprivileged and underperforming students.
"We need to double down and really talk about closing the achievement gap," stated Weber.
Weber also believes that we as a state must address the issue of poverty and find ways to "keep the good things going while at the same time bring the bottom up with us."
SACRAMENTO – In this week's Democratic radio address, Assemblymember Shirley Weber (D-San Diego), Chair of the Assembly Select Committee on Campus Climate discusses the disturbing incident at San Jose State University last fall that spurred the Assembly to create the new committee that will examine the current climate at California colleges and universities so the legislature can consider what policy changes may be necessary to ensure all students feel safe and welcome. On the eve of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Assemblymember Weber also notes that we must all take the opportunity to celebrate the life of Dr. King by recommitting ourselves to carrying forward his vision.
This week's radio address is 2:18.
Proposed guidelines would give districts too much discretion to divert funds from raising academic achievement for high-needs students
SACRAMENTO-Assemblymember Shirley N. Weber (D-San Diego) called on the members of the State Board of Education Thursday to close loopholes in proposed regulations that would allow school districts to redirect funds intended for raising the academic achievement of high-needs students to other purposes.
“If we do not aggressively make sure that those dollars are focused on these children, we run the risk of doing what we’ve always done: a little bit for everybody and a whole lot for nobody,” Weber said. “Unless we do this right, we will find ourselves, once again, not closing the achievement gap.”
(San Diego) -- California State Assembly Majority Leader Toni Atkins (D-San Diego), along with Assemblymember Shirley N. Weber (D-San Diego) and Assemblymember Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego) moved their offices into the centrally located San Diego State Building on Front Street. The centrally located office building is close to all major public transportation lines and is a "one-stop-shop" for state services. The move to the downtown location will save taxpayers about $100,000 a year. Speaker John A. Pérez (D-Los Angeles) also has an office in the San Diego State Building. Learn more about this very convenient addition to state services in this Assembly Access Video.
SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Shirley N. Weber, Chair of the Assembly Budget Subcommittee No.1, which focuses on issues relating to Health and Human Services, issued the following statement today in response to Governor Jerry Brown’s Budget Proposal released this morning:
“I am largely pleased with what I heard today from the Governor regarding continued efforts to stabilize the state’s finances, decrease our debt, and focus on investing in opportunity, especially in the state’s K-12 and higher education systems.
SACRAMENTO – California Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez has appointed Assemblymember Shirley N. Weber to Chair the Select Committee on Campus Climate.
Weber, who holds a doctorate from UCLA and worked as a professor and department chair at San Diego State University for 40 years, said the impetus for the committee’s creation was a case at San Jose State University where four white students are accused of assault and hate-crimes against an African-American student, including locking a bicycle lock around his neck. One of the defendants, Logan Beaschler, entered a not guilty plea to misdemeanor charges related to the case in a Santa Clara County courtroom Tuesday.