Assemblymembers Low and Bloom Introduce Legislation to Reform Ballot Initiative Process

AB 1100 will adjust fee to prepare title and summary

SACRAMENTO – In response to a proposed ballot measure that would legalize the murder of LGBT Californians, Assemblymembers Evan Low (D-Campbell) and Richard Bloom (D-Santa Monica) introduced AB 1100 today, which would increase the fee required to process a ballot initiative.

“We live in California, the cradle of direct democracy, but we also need a threshold for reasonableness. Amending laws and making statewide policy is not something that should be taken lightly,” Assemblymember Low said. “It’s been 72 years since we updated this aspect of the initiative process, this proposal is long overdue,” he added.

Bonta, Alejo, and Low Join Jose Antonio Vargas to Promote New Immigration Programs for APIs

Vargas says getting his license was the “happiest day” of his life

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Jose Antonio Vargas presents his new driver’s license to the crowd during Tuesday’s press conference at the State Capitol.

(Sacramento, CA) – Assemblymembers Rob Bonta (D-Oakland), Evan Low (D-San Jose), and Luis Alejo (D-Salinas) were honored this week to welcome Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, filmmaker, and the founder of Define American, Jose Antonio Vargas, to the State Capitol to highlight why the Safe and Responsible Driver Act (AB 60) and the President’s Immigration Accountability Executive Action are important to the Asian Pacific Islander community.

Low Takes Oath as Newest Assemblymember for 28th District

Bringing new energy, leadership and commitment to the Assembly

(SACRAMENTO) – Evan Low (D-San Jose) was sworn in as the representative for State Assembly District 28. At the age of 31, he is the youngest Asian American to be elected to the Legislature in state history.

“It is an honor to serve the constituents of District 28,” said Low. “I grew up in the Silicon Valley and have a close connection with the people here. I am focused on partnership over partisanship. As a freshman member of the Assembly, I hope to bring new energy, innovative leadership and a renewed commitment to core values of creating good-paying jobs, keeping government accountable and protecting our environment to the State Assembly.”

Assembly District 28 includes the southern Bay Area cities of Campbell, Cupertino, Los Gatos, Monte Sereno, Saratoga, and the areas of West San Jose, Willow Glen, Cambrian, and Almaden Valley in San Jose.

The oath of office was administered in the Assembly Chamber in the State Capitol by California Supreme Court Associate Justice Goodwin Liu.