Governor Signs Bill Banning California State-Funded Travel to States with New Anti-LGBT Laws

Sacramento – California Governor Jerry Brown today signed Assembly Bill (AB) 1887, authored by Assemblymember Evan Low (D-Silicon Valley) and sponsored by Equality California and the National Center for Lesbian Rights. AB 1887 bans non-essential, state-funded travel by California state employees to North Carolina, Mississippi and other states that enact discriminatory laws after June, 2015.  It is similar to executive orders and local ordinances already in place in New York State, Baltimore, San Francisco and elsewhere. However, it expands on these executive orders because it applies to states that enact new anti-LGBT laws in the future.

Dr. Jill Biden to Meet with Silicon Valley Leaders Regarding Free Community College, Assemblymember Evan Low to Attend

(SACRAMENTO)- Assemblymember Evan Low (D-Silicon Valley) will attend a meeting between United States Second Lady Dr. Jill Biden and Silicon Valley business leaders in San Jose to discuss how employers can play a role in President Obama's America's College Promise initiative to make the first two years of community college free for responsible students.

Bill In Response To Stanford Rape Case Passes First Committee

Unanimous 6-0 Vote in Senate Public Safety Committee

SACRAMENTO – AB 2888, by State Legislators Asm. Evan Low (D-Silicon Valley), Asm. Bill Dodd (D-Napa) and Sen. Jerry Hill (D-San Mateo and Santa Clara), passed the State Senate Public Safety Committee today by a unanimous 6-0 vote. The bill will ensure that anyone convicted of sexual assault in California cannot be sentenced to probation. The legislators worked with Santa Clara County District Attorney Jeff Rosen in crafting the proposal. The bill next goes to the Senate Appropriations Committee for a hearing in August. “I’d like to thank Chairwoman Hancock and the Committee members for their vote today. Rapists like Brock Turner shouldn’t be let off with a slap on the wrist,” said Assemblymember Evan Low. “Judge Persky’s ruling was unjustifiable and morally wrong, however, under current state law it was within his discretion. While we can’t go back and change what happened, we can make sure it never happens again.”