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First Meeting of Speaker’s Blue Ribbon Commission on Early Childhood Education

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(Sacramento) - Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Paramount) convened the first meeting of the Speaker’s Blue Ribbon Commission on Early Childhood Education to discuss California’s current childcare landscape, including subsidy programs, Proposition 98 funded programs, and access to childcare. The Speaker formed the Commission to improve results for California’s youngest learners and their families. It’s tasked with identifying ways to create a more sustainable early learning system and update an outdated funding plan that has been unable to meet the demand for child care access in California. Among those taking part in the Commission’s first meeting were Commission Co-chairs Assemblymembers Cristina Garcia (D-Bell Gardens) and Kevin McCarty (D-Sacramento); Nina Buthee, Executive Director, CA Child Development Administrators Association; and Tonia McMillian, SEIU Local 99 member and child care provider. Here’s more in this Assembly Access video.

Celebrating Black History Month in the State Assembly

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(Sacramento) – Assemblymember Laura Friedman (D-Glendale) joined her colleagues in the State Assembly for a special ceremony to celebrate Black History Month. After a video depicting 50 years of the California Legislative Black Caucus history was shown, the Assembly passed Assembly Concurrent Resolution 6, a measure that designates the month of February 2017 as Black History Month and encourages the people of California to recognize the many talents, achievements, and contributions that African Americans make to their communities. Speaking on behalf of herself and the Legislative Women’s Caucus, Assemblymember Friedman said, “African-American women have contributed mightily to our history and deserve recognition in their own right during this month as we celebrate the accomplishments of all African-Americans.” Here’s more in this Assembly Access video.

Celebrating Black History Month in the State Assembly

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(Sacramento) – Assemblymember Dr. Shirley N. Weber (D-San Diego) joined her colleagues in the State Assembly for a special ceremony to celebrate Black History Month. After a video depicting 50 years of the California Legislative Black Caucus history was shown, the Assembly passed Assembly Concurrent Resolution 6, a measure that designates the month of February 2017 as Black History Month and encourages the people of California to recognize the many talents, achievements, and contributions that African Americans make to their communities. Here’s more in this Assembly Access video.

State Assembly Celebrates Black History Month

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(Sacramento) – Assemblymember Chris R. Holden (D-Pasadena), Chair of the California Legislative Black Caucus, led the State Assembly in a special ceremony to celebrate Black History Month. In addition to a video depicting the 50 years of CLBC history and floor speeches, Assembly Concurrent Resolution 6, a measure that recognizes the month of February 2017 as Black History Month and encourages the people of California to recognize the many talents, achievements, and contributions that African Americans make to their communities, was approved. “This year we honor the historic accomplishments of our African-American state legislators,” Assemblymember Holden said. “From Fredrick Roberts, the first African-American elected to the State Assembly in 1918, to the first African-American woman Yvonne Braithwaite Burke, the first African-American Speaker Willie Brown and all 50 people of African descent who have, or are now, serving within these hallowed halls.” Here’s more in this Assembly Access video.

Celebrating Black History Month in the State Assembly

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(Sacramento) – Assemblywoman Sabrina Cervantes (D-Corona) and the State Assembly held a special ceremony to celebrate Black History Month. A video depicting the 50 years of CLBC history was shown and Assembly Concurrent Resolution 6, a measure that recognizes the month of February 2017 as Black History Month and encourages the people of California to recognize the many talents, achievements, and contributions that African Americans make to their communities, was approved. “Black history is American history,” said Assemblywoman Cervantes, speaking on behalf of herself and the Latino Legislative Caucus. “Black History Month is an integral part of our country’s traditions in which we celebrate the countless contributions of African-Americans to our nation.” Here’s more in this Assembly Access video.

Assemblymember Berman Praises Governor Annual Address

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(Sacramento) - Assemblymember Marc Berman (D-Palo Alto) says Governor Brown’s State of the State Address was “great”. “He emphasized California’s role as a leader in the fight to combat climate change,” said Assemblymember Berman. “It is a fact that the climate is changing and the oceans are rising. California needs to stay vigilant in our efforts to prepare and adapt to the impacts of climate change.” Here’s more in this Assembly Access video. http://www.asmdc.org/berman

Assemblymember Aguiar-Curry Applauds Governor Speech

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(Sacramento) - Assemblymember Cecilia Aguiar-Curry (D-Winters) says Governor Brown’s State of the State Address was “inspiring”. “He touched on so many issues that are really important to my district…transportation and housing and how we can move forward,” said Assemblymember Aguiar-Curry. She says she remains concerned about how much emphasis and resources will be dedicated to education. Here’s more in this Assembly Access video. http://www.asmdc.org/aguiar-curry

Assemblymember Medina Praises Governor’s Speech

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(Sacramento) – Assemblymember Jose Medina (D-Riverside), Chair of the Assembly Higher Education Committee, says he was very pleased with the Governor’s annual State of the State address. “I applaud his comments on our commitment to upholding California’s values and defending its people in the face of uncertainty,” said Assemblymember Medina. “I also support his efforts to build a solid rainy day fund and provide moderate funding increases to all segments of California’s Higher Education system despite a projected budget deficit.” Here’s more in this Assembly Access video. http://www.asmdc.org/medina

Assemblymember Salas Responds to Governor’s Annual Address

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(Sacramento) – Assemblymember Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield) says he was pleased with Governor Jerry Brown’s passionate State of the State address. “I really enjoyed when he talked about infrastructure, bringing together everybody across the table to talk about roads, tunnels but also dams…the water infrastructure,” said Assemblymember Salas. He says he’s looking forward to working with the Governor to address these issue. Here’s more in this Assembly Access video. http://www.asmdc.org/salas

Assemblymember Cooper Praises Governor’s State of the State Address

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(Sacramento) – Assemblymember Jim Cooper (D-Elk Grove) says the Governor gave a very passionate speech that hit on all the right points. “He really addressed what California wants,” said Assemblymember Cooper. “to make sure we take care of our citizens, our immigrants and our less fortunate.” Assemblymember Cooper says he’s concern about potential cuts coming from Washington that will hurt Californians. Here’s more in this Assembly Access video. http://www.asmdc.org/cooper