What Members Are Saying

Assemblymember Jim Frazier – District 11

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Assemblymember Jim Frazier - District 11
“I want to see our veterans thrive when using their educational benefits. It is absolutely unacceptable that some schools put more money into recruitment than they put into their curriculum.  It is my hope that this legislation will provide a path for our veterans to succeed in their educational aspirations.” http://asmdc.org/members/a11/news-room/press-releases/assemblymember-frazier-continues-efforts-to-protect-educational-benefits-for-veteran-students

Assemblywoman Susan Bonilla - District 14

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Assemblywoman Susan Bonilla - District 14
“It is imperative that all school employees clearly understand their responsibilities as mandated reporters to ensure that once abuse or suspected abuse has occurred, it is stopped or prevented immediately.  This bill does just that and reinforces the required steps that must be taken to increase student safety and maintain a trusting school environment.” http://asmdc.org/members/a14/news-room/press-releases/bonilla-s-legislation-ab-2560-to-increase-student-safety-approved-by-the-assembly-and-senate

Assemblymember Mark Stone - District 29

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Assemblymember Mark Stone - District 29
“For formerly incarcerated people, what happens during the first few weeks after being released from prison often determines whether they will be productive and independent or go back to prison.  Providing a valid ID card is a simple step that can make all the difference in accessing healthcare, a job and a place to live.” http://asmdc.org/members/a29/news-room/press-releases/senate-committee-approves-stone-bill-to-improve-community-integration-for-people-released-from-prison

Assemblymember Chris Holden - District 41

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Assemblymember Chris Holden - District 41
“It is well known that universities are offering more remedial education than ever, and that college students are taking longer to graduate, accruing more student loan debt. Numerous studies show that concurrent enrollment programs decrease the time that students take to graduate, increase student confidence, increase average GPAs, and increase the likelihood of graduation from college.” http://asmdc.org/members/a41/news-room/press-releases/senate-education-committee-approves-holden-s-bill-to-provide-high-school-students-with-college-opportunity

Assemblymember Freddy Rodriguez - District 52

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Assemblymember Freddy Rodriguez - District 52
“California’s employers are struggling to find workers who are adequately prepared for jobs that must be filled now. Earn and learn training programs are a win-win for both the job-seeker who needs to make a living as well as the employer who needs an adequately trained workforce. We need to address this workforce shortage now.” http://asmdc.org/members/a52/news-room/press-releases/rodriguez-bill-to-create-health-care-jobs-heads-to-the-governor

Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva - District 65

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Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva - District 65
“California is an innovator and longtime leader in the nation’s aerospace industry. AB 2389 keeps our aerospace facilities competitive, our skilled workers employed, and our research and development on the cutting edge. I’m proud to support this legislation.” http://asmdc.org/members/a65/news-room/press-releases/legislation-to-protect-aerospace-jobs-clears-assembly-senate

Speaker Toni G. Atkins – District 78

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Speaker Toni G. Atkins – District 78
"No budget is perfect, and no side got everything they wanted. But with the investments we made and the restraint we showed, this budget absolutely keeps faith with the vital priorities of ensuring stability and expanding opportunity."
http://asmdc.org/speaker/news-room/press-releases/speaker-toni-g-atkins-statement-on-passing-on-time-balanced-california-budget

Assemblymember Marc Levine – District 10

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Assemblymember Marc Levine – District 10
"The budget sets in place a plan of shared responsibility to make the teacher's retirement system solvent. Solvency of the State Teachers Retirement Fund makes sure that the money is there when it is needed and protects classroom spending."
http://asmdc.org/members/a10/news-room/press-releases/assemblymember-marc-levine-comments-on-passage-of-state-budget2

Assemblymember Adam Gray – District 21

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Assemblymember Adam Gray – District 21
"Today we have made wise investments in our future while paying down over $10 billion in debt and putting over $2 billion away in rainy day funds and reserves. There is still a lot of work left to be done, but we are on a better path."
http://asmdc.org/members/a21/news-room/press-releases/assemblymember-gray-praises-balanced-state-budget-as-a-victory-for-the-central-valley

Assemblymember Cheryl Brown – District 47

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Assemblymember Cheryl Brown – District 47
"The budget provides over $100 million for affordable housing and will help create jobs in areas of new construction. It also contains a $500 million allocation to county sheriff's offices for jail space and other facilities to help ease the cost of prison realignment on our local law enforcement officials with a special emphasis on rehabilitation."
http://asmdc.org/members/a47/news-room/press-releases