Tuesday, October 10, 2017

By JULIA BAUM | jbaum@bayareanewsgroup.com | Bay Area News Group

Assemblyman Evan Low, one of California’s youngest lawmakers, stopped by his alma mater Leland High School last week to bring his message that youths need to become more politically engaged. Low, D-Campbell, was 31 when elected three years ago. He and several other Assembly members tried but failed recently to gain support for a state constitutional amendment allowing 17-year-olds to vote in local and state elections.

Monday, October 2, 2017
Friday, September 29, 2017

(San Francisco) – Assemblymember Evan Low (D-Silicon Valley) joined other Assembly Democrats, housing advocates, labor and business leaders in San Francisco as Governor Brown signed a comprehensive package of bills to help address the supply and affordability of housing in California. The legislation signed will provide funding for affordable housing, streamline the housing approval process and insure all communities in California are part of the solution to the affordable housing crisis.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

(San Jose, CA) - Assemblymember Evan Low (D-San Jose) talked with Facebook CEO Sheryl Sandberg about how Facebook can be a part of government activism and community engagement. Their discussion revolved around Facebook’s efforts to be a good community and world neighbor, as well as ways to bring more diversity to the workplace, especially women and people of color. “We care about how people use our product,” said Sandberg. “We recognize the power of diversity. Diverse teams make better decisions.”

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).