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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

With a final flurry of bill signings and vetoes by Gov. Jerry Brown this past weekend, the 2017 legislative session is officially behind us. So who came out ahead? (Not that it’s a competition!)

Sen. Ricardo Lara, D-Bell Gardens, and Assemblyman Evan Low, D-Campbell, led the pack with 16 new laws chaptered apiece, according to a list of legislative actions provided by the Governor’s Office.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

California law enforcement agencies will have to preserve and count all of their untested rape kits and ensure they inform sexual assault victims of their rights under new laws signed Thursday by Gov. Jerry Brown.

The three measures are part of ongoing efforts in Sacramento to tackle rape kit backlogs at law enforcement agencies and to increase the number of victims who report sexual assault and seek treatment.

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.