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Wednesday, March 20, 2019

CalMatters Commentary: Here are 263 reasons to support this gun safety bill. But one is enough

By Laura Friedman

 

On a Monday in February 2015, 13 year-old Rashawn Harris, known to his family as Ray Ray, told his father, Willis Harris, that he was on his way to school and that he loved him.

He stepped out of the front door of his parents’ South Stockton home. There, as he waited in his own driveway for his ride to school, Ray Ray was gunned down.

His father rushed out to find his son laying on the ground. Willis held his son in his arms as neighbors gathered along the street. It would be their last moment together as Rashawn Harris lost his life due to the .40 caliber bullets of a semiautomatic pistol.

In the ensuing investigation, it was found that the murder weapon belonged to former Stockton Mayor Anthony Silva.

Friday, March 15, 2019

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March 15, 2019

Contact: Blake Dellinger

Blake.Dellinger@asm.ca.gov

(818) 558 - 3043 

 

SACRAMENTO – On Tuesday, legislation by Assemblymember Laura Friedman (D-Glendale)  that would prohibit the sale and manufacture of new fur in California passed its first major hurdle. The bill, AB 44, garnered overwhelming support in its first committee hearing on a 10-4 vote in the Assembly Water, Parks, and Wildlife Committee

Wednesday, March 6, 2019
Wednesday, March 6, 2019

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March 6, 2019

Contact: Blake Dellinger

Blake.Dellinger@asm.ca.gov

(818) 558 - 3043 

 

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

March 5, 2019

Contact: Blake Dellinger

Blake.Dellinger@asm.ca.gov

(818) 558 - 3043

 

SACRAMENTO – Tomorrow, Assemblymember Laura Friedman (D-Glendale) will hold a news conference to discuss AB 44, a bill that would prohibit the sale and manufacture of new fur products in California. She will be joined by Shannon Elizabeth (Actress, American Pie), Ashley Welgan (Public Policy Specialist, The Humane Society), and Marc Ching (Founder, Animal Hope in Legislation).

The measure would make it unlawful to manufacture, sell, offer for sale, display for sale, trade, give, donate, or otherwise distribute a fur product in the state.  The bill exempts leather, cowhide, and shearling, as well as fur products used for religious purposes and used fur. The bill provides a civil penalty for each violation.

AB 44 would make California the first state in the nation to outlaw the sale and manufacture of fur products within its borders.

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  

March 5, 2019

Contact: Blake Dellinger

Blake.Dellinger@asm.ca.gov

(818) 558 - 3043 

 

SACRAMENTO, CA – As part of the California State Assembly’s celebration of Women’s History Month, Assemblymember Laura Friedman (D-Glendale) recognized Mayor Terry Walker of La Cañada Flintridge as the 43rd Assembly District’s Woman of the Year.

“I deeply admire Mayor Walker’s extensive, prolific, and meaningful involvement in our community.” said Assemblymember Friedman. “For as long as I have known her, she’s been an exemplary leader who really understands her city and how to serve it.”

Monday, March 4, 2019
Assemblymember Friedman honored Teresa "Terry" Walker as the 2019 Woman of the Year for the 43rd Assembly District.
Assemblymember Friedman honored Teresa "Terry" Walker as the 2019 Woman of the Year for the 43rd Assembly District.

Assemblymember Friedman honored Teresa "Terry" Walker as the 2019 Woman of the Year for the 43rd Assembly District.

Thursday, February 28, 2019

CONTACT: Dan Savage

PHONE: (916) 319-2046

EMAIL: daniel.savage@asm.ca.gov

 

The California Armenian Legislative Caucus is holding two scholarship contests for the 2019 commemoration of the Armenian Genocide. California high school students in 9th through 12th grade are invited to participate in an essay contest and/or a visual arts contest to increase greater awareness of the Armenian Genocide.

All winners will be contacted directly and announced to mainstream and Armenian media by the California Armenian Legislative Caucus on Friday April 12, 2019. All winners will be awarded scholarships and a trip to Sacramento to be acknowledged at the California Armenian Legislative Caucus’ annual Armenian Advocacy Day during a press conference on April 22, 2019. Original artwork will be requested from visual arts applicants if they are selected as a finalist, for possible display in the California State Capitol.

Thursday, February 21, 2019