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Assembly Committee on Elections and Redistricting Informational Hearing on Voter Participation and Engagement

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(San Diego) – California State Assemblymember Shirley Weber (D-San Diego), Chair of the Assembly Committee on Elections and Redistricting is convening an informational hearing in San Diego.  The topic is:  "Voter Participation and Engagement."  The committee will hear proposals to improve voter participation and engagement among traditionally underrepresented groups.  Testimony will be presented by election officials, academics and civic engagement activists.

Cash for College Financial Aid Workshop

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Saturday, December 10
9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Morse High School
6905 Skyline Drive
San Diego, CA 92114

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If you or a college-bound student in your life is wondering how to pay for college, please attend one of the Cash for College workshops I am hosting in conjunction with the California Student Aid Commission in November and December.

At these free workshops, students will receive assistance on filling out the Free Application for Student Aid (FAFSA) as well as information about California’s Cal Grant Program and Middle Class Scholarship. My staff will also be on hand to assist with questions about state-related matters.

Here’s what you need to bring

For FAFSA, plan to come with a parent/guardian and bring….

  • Student’s Social Security number & driver’s license
  • Parent’s Social Security number
  • Parent’s federal tax return from 2015
  • Student’s W-2 forms, income records from 2015
  • Bank account records, investments and business records
  • List of colleges of interest
  • If not a U.S. citizen, bring alien registration card(s)
  • Your FSA-ID for FAFSA – apply for FSA-ID at fsaid.ed.gov

For the Dream Act application, plan to come with a parent/guardian and bring...

  • Parent and student federal tax return and wage information for 2015
  • Bank account records, investments and business records
  • List of colleges of interest

To RSVP or for more information, please contact my district office at (619) 531-7913.

Holiday Party and Giftraiser

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California State Assemblymember Shirley N. Weber Hosts Holiday Party and Giftraiser

Wednesday, December 14, 2016
5:30 - 7 p.m.

LeSar Development Consultants
404 Euclid Avenue, Suite 212
San Diego, CA 92114

Please join Senator Toni Atkins and me at our annual Holiday Party and Giftraiser benefitting the Veterans Home of Chula Vista. Drop by to say hello, enjoy holiday goodies, hear legislative updates, and celebrate a year of wonderful community partnerships! You are welcome to bring your family, friends and neighbors. This event is free and open to the public.

If you choose, please bring one of the following gift items below to support the residents of the Chula Vista Veterans Home.

Veterans Home of Chula Vista Wish List:
Knitted or Silk Scarves (Male and Female)
Knitted Hats
Gift Cards
Movie Gift Cards

No need to bring a gift to attend.

Limited space available. Refreshments will be served. Please call (619) 531-7913 or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for additional information.

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Join the MLK Day Reading Challenge!

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As you are probably aware, I spent over forty years as an educator. You have no doubt observed, it is difficult, if not impossible, for me to avoid teaching wherever I go (in truth I have given up on trying).

In that spirit, I would like you to join me in honoring Martin Luther King, Jr. by participating in a Day of Reading Around the Region on Monday, January 16. This is a program championed by the National Sorority of Phi Delta Kappa, Inc., an organization of educators that I have been a member of for four decades.

Dr. King was a passionate believer in reading and education. They enable us to improve ourselves, see a world beyond our own, and dare to dream about better society, one that ensures justice and opportunity for every person . As Dr. King said, “An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broad concerns of all humanity.” Reading sets us all on that path.

Participation in the Day of Reading is really simple; just commit to read for one hour on the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday January 16.

You can read for a straight hour or divide it up into 30, 20, or 15-minute sessions. You can read as an individual, read to your children, in a group, at home, school, church, a library, or wherever you decide. Please encourage friends and family to participate. The important thing is to READ.

I am counting on all of those in the 79th District and beyond to have the largest reading block in the state.

If you chose to participate, please send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. confirming your participation. I will forward it to the Regional Literacy Chair. If you would like to be included in our photo collage of readers, please post pictures of your reading activity on Twitter and tag me at @AsmShirleyWeber.

I hope you will join me!

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San Diego, CA 92101
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