Low Named 2017 Legislator of the Year by Tech Association

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.

Proposed California amendment would lower voting age to 17

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.

Asm. Low Introduces State Constitutional Amendment to Lower Voting Age to 17

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.

We first battled over LGBT and religious rights. Here’s how we became unlikely friends.

As excerpted from The Washington Post

In his opening monologue at Sunday night’s Oscar ceremony, host Jimmy Kimmel wondered aloud:

“If every one of you took a minute to reach out to one person you disagree with, someone you like, and have one positive, considerate conversation — not as liberals or conservatives, but as Americans — if we could all do that, we could make America great again. It starts with us.”

“It starts with us” is an approach the two of us have taken on one of the most divisive issues facing America right now.

LGBT Advocacy Groups Denounce Trump’s Transgender Bathroom Protection Reversal

SACRAMENTO—Members of the California Legislative LGBT Caucus joined Equality California, the Transgender Law Center, ACLU, and others today to denounce the Trump Administration’s recent reversal of transgender bathroom protections. The reversal was announced late Wednesday night in a joint letter from the U.S. Departments of Justice and Education.

We Must Denounce the Muslim Ban on the 75th Anniversary of Japanese Internment

On January 27, President Donald Trump signed an executive order banning nationals from seven Muslim majority countries – popularly referred to as the Muslim ban. This is a thinly-veiled xenophobic reaction that takes advantage of the growing racial prejudice and hysteria over economic uncertainty in our country.