Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Santa Clara County’s gaffe-plagued elections office has made one mistake too many for state officials.

An Assembly committee Wednesday approved an audit of Santa Clara County’s Registrar of Voters office requested by Assemblyman Evan Low, D-Campbell, who cited a litany of errors since 2010 from erroneous ballots to counting mishaps that could raise doubts about the validity of election results.

Friday, March 24, 2017

SACRAMENTO- Assemblymember Evan Low (D-Silicon Valley) issued the following statement regarding the UCLA men’s basketball team’s decision to travel to Tennessee for the NCAA championship. Some reports have incorrectly assumed that the travel violated Assembly Bill 1887, which bans state-sponsored travel to states with anti-LGBT laws. The UCLA athletics department has confirmed that no state funds were used for the trip.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

District 28 Assemblyman Evan Low and members from various organizations are hosting a town hall meeting on April 1 focusing on civic engagement.

The town hall will include speakers from the Council on American-Islamic Relations, Planned Parenthood, the American Civil Liberties Union and the Services, Immigration Rights and Education Network.

The meeting is set for 9 to 11 a.m. at Orchard City Banquet Hall Community Center, 1 W. Campbell Ave. Registration not required, although an RSVP is strongly suggested so that adequate seating can be provided.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Californians would get a day off from work, some with pay, on election day under a proposed law introduced this week at the state Capitol.

Assembly Bill 674 would add each November's election to the list of holidays celebrated under state law.

"Too many people who want to vote face barriers due to work and school obligations," said Assemblyman Evan Low (D-Campbell) in a written statement.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

SACRAMENTO — California would become the first state in the nation to allow 17-year-olds to vote in a general election under a proposed state constitutional amendment introduced this week by a Silicon Valley legislator.

In 1971, 18-year-olds across the United States won the right to vote through the 26th Amendment. But the U.S. Constitution doesn’t prevent states from further lowering the voting age, notes the measure’s main sponsor, Assemblyman Evan Low, D-Cupertino.

Friday, March 17, 2017

San Jose, California- Assemblymember Evan Low (D-Silicon Valley) honored Helen Chapman as Assembly District 28’s Woman of the Year in San Jose today. Ms. Chapman was recognized for her community leadership and over 25 years of volunteer work in the community.

“Helen Chapman has proven to be a tireless advocate for our community,” said Assemblymember Evan Low (D-Silicon Valley). “She deserves to be recognized for her tenacity and kindness and I hope her leadership serves as an inspiration for others.”

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Assemblymember Evan Low, D-Silicon Valley, was named 2017 Legislator of the Year by the Cellular Telecommunications and Internet Association (CTIA) at a reception Tuesday evening.

Low has stood out since the beginning of his career as a public servant. He was the youngest Asian-American legislator to be elected to California’s Assembly, attended Harvard’s Executives in Government certificate program and founded a caucus focused on educating legislators on the ever-changing tech field.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

SACRAMENTO- Assemblymember Evan Low (D-Silicon Valley)’s proposal to allow taxpayers to help reduce California’s rape kit backlog passed the Assembly Revenue and Tax Committee on a unanimous vote yesterday. Assembly Bill 280 would add a check-off box to personal income tax forms to allow taxpayers to donate a portion of their income tax return to accelerate the process of testing backlogged rape kits. The bill is sponsored by California State Board of Equalization (BOE) Member Fiona Ma, CPA.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

SACRAMENTO—Assemblymember Evan Low (D-Silicon Valley), issued the statement below following the bomb threat made today against the Addison-Penzak Jewish Community Center, which is located in California’s 28th Assembly District. 

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

SACRAMENTO—Assemblymember Evan Low (D-Silicon Valley), Chair of the California Assembly Elections and Redistricting Committee, introduced an amendment to the state constitution today that would lower the voting age from 18 to 17 in California. Assembly Constitutional Amendment (ACA) 10 is co-authored by a bipartisan group of California Millennial Caucus members.