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Friday, September 15, 2017

SACRAMENTO—Assemblymember Evan Low (D-Silicon Valley)’s Assembly Bill 1397 passed the State Legislature today. Assembly Bill 1397 strengthens state planning laws to ensure local governments are doing everything they can to identify sites that are truly suitable for both affordable and market-rate housing. The bill is part of a package of bills to address California’s housing shortage.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Civics classes — where high school students learn about the three branches of government — end with a cumulative exam, but the real test for politically-minded young people comes when they cast their first vote. High schoolers are reminded to register for these classes, but many students are still 17, and therefore, too young to vote. At 18, many teens are going off to college, which often means a change in address or even home state, making voter registration difficult and confusing.

Monday, September 11, 2017

SACRAMENTO—California Assemblymember Evan Low’s (D-Silicon Valley) Assembly Bill 189 to develop a high school service learning curriculum passed the Assembly today and now heads to the Governor. AB 189 requires the Instructional Quality Commission (IQC) to develop a model curriculum of service learning for 9th to 12th grade students.  Service learning incorporates students’ community service experiences into their coursework.

Monday, September 11, 2017

SACRAMENTO—The California State Legislature adopted Assembly Joint Resolution 16 today  urging President Trump and Congress to condemn the government-sanctioned persecution, torture, and murder of gay men in the Chechen Republic. More than 100 gay or suspected-gay men have been held and tortured in the region. AJR 16 is a bipartisan measure authored by Assemblymember Evan Low (D-Silicon Valley), Chair of the California Legislative LGBT Caucus, and Assemblymember Jordan Cunningham (R-Templeton).

Friday, September 8, 2017

Youth commissioners, in middle school and high school, from West Valley cities traveled to Sacramento last week to voice support for lowering the state voting age from 18 to 17.

On Aug. 29, 30 youth commissioners from Campbell, Cupertino, Los Gatos, Monte Sereno, San Jose and Saratoga traveled by bus to the state capitol building to show support for lowering the voting age and to learn about their state government.

Friday, September 8, 2017

SACRAMENTO — The California State Assembly adopted Assembly Joint Resolution 22 today condemning President Trump’s announcement that he will ban transgender individuals from serving in the military, directing the California military to not discriminate against transgender service members, and urging Defense Secretary James Mattis to allow trans service members to serve their country. The resolution is co-authored by a bipartisan group of lawmakers including members of the California Legislative LGBT Caucus.

Thursday, September 7, 2017

(Sacramento) – Assemblymember Evan Low (D-Silicon Valley) knows the more 200,000 young people in California who are part of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program are a great benefit to California’s communities and economy. Assemblymember Low says the President’s decision to revoke DACA is “un-American.”

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

California lawmakers said Tuesday that they plan to protect young adults whose immigration status is jeopardized by the end of the DACA program. 

At news conference at the Capitol attended by more than 20 legislators, Senate Speaker Pro Tem Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) said California should be "beacon of hope and opportunity."

“We’re not going to allow one single executive decision on DACA to reverse generations of progress at the height of our historic diversity, economic output and our sense of global responsibility," he said.