California to Apologize for Discriminating Against LGBT People

SACRAMENTO—Assemblymember Evan Low (D-Silicon Valley), Chair of the California Legislative LGBT Caucus, introduced a resolution today apologizing for the state’s past discriminatory laws that oppressed and persecuted the LGBT community.

Sac Bee: Opioid abuse in California has a new adversary

California lawmakers are opening a new front in their war on opiate abuse.

The state had 1,925 opioid-linked overdose deaths in 2016, and thousands of emergency room visits. As documented by The Sacramento Bee’s Claudia Buck last year, the number of babies born affected by drugs has nearly doubled over seven years to more than 3,630 in 2015, according to data from state public health officials.

Informational Hearing: Advancing Technology to Combat the Opioid Crisis

SACRAMENTO — Assemblymember Evan Low (D-Silicon Valley), Chair of the Assembly Business and Professions Committee, will convene an informational hearing on Tuesday, February 6, 2018 to discuss ways California can leverage technology to combat the opioid crisis.

LA Times: Californians with severe mental illness could be banned for life from owning firearms under new proposal

A state lawmaker wants to mandate a lifetime ban on possessing firearms by some Californians suffering from severe mental health issues, saying it may help reduce the number of suicides.

A bill by Assemblyman Evan Low (D-Campbell) would apply to some of those judged by the courts to be a risk to themselves and others who are approved for an involuntary 5150 hold for mental health treatment.

Currently, those people have their firearms taken away for five years, but psychiatric facilities often petition afterward for the guns to be returned, Low said.

KRON: California Assemblyman Evan Low on housing

SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) — A Bay Area legislator says that whoever California’s next governor turns out to be, housing must stay on top of the state’s priority list.

Catherine Heenan is here with more on our exclusive interview with Assemblyman Evan Low.

Click the link below to see Catherine’s full interview.

Clergy, Elected Officials Convene Firearm Safety Roundtable

SARATOGA—Assemblymember Evan Low (D-Cupertino) and Assemblymember Marc Berman (D-Palo Alto) joined over 20 faith leaders for a roundtable discussion on firearm reform today. The group discussed the devastating loss of life that has resulted from gun violence and the ways the faith community can work with elected officials to advocate for sensible firearm reforms.