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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

(Sacramento) – Assemblymember Sharon Quirk-Silva (D - Orange County) leads the fight to regulate how campaign committees and independent expenditures disclose who is paying for their political advertisements in her co-authored Assembly Bill 249. "By bringing the sources of this dark money into the light, we force groups to put their true identity next to their words," Quirk-Silva said.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

(Sacramento) – Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva (D-Fullerton) voiced her strong support for Dreamers and the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program during the debate on House Resolution 66 in the State Assembly. HR 66 condemns President Trump's decision to revoke the current version of DACA and pushes Congress to develop a bipartisan and effective version of the Dream Act that includes a pathway to citizenship for the estimated 800-thousand young people brought to this country as children.

Monday, September 11, 2017

(SACRAMENTO) – Assembly Bill 1459 (AB 1459) by Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva (D-Orange County) was signed into law, by Governor Jerry Brown. AB 1459 would clarify that all killings in which the victim was a peace officer engaged in the performance of his or her duties, are considered first degree murder for purposes of the gravity of the offense and the support of survivors.

Friday, September 8, 2017

SACRAMENTO(Sacramento) – Assemblywoman Quirk-Silva (D – Orange County) stood on the Floor of the Assembly to speak on Assembly Concurrent Resolution 128 (ACR 128), which recognizes, and celebrates, October 20, 2017 as Arirang Day, and would celebrate the culture, and contributions, of Korean Americans to California.

Thursday, September 7, 2017

(Sacramento) - Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk Silva (D-Orange County), principle coauthor of Assembly Concurrent Resolution 112 (ACR 112), recognized the brave Korean American Veterans of the Vietnam War. “This resolution recognizes the struggles and sacrifices that these veterans made to maintain freedom, democracy, and self-determination,” said Assemblywoman Quirk-Silva. “These heroes upheld the highest ideals of the United States of America through their dedicated service and considerable sacrifice.” Here’s more in this Assembly Access video.

Thursday, September 7, 2017

(Sacramento) – Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva (D-Orange County) is adding her voice to the growing chorus of Californians – and people throughout the United States – opposed the White House’s decision to eliminate the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Join the fight to save more than 200-thousand California young people who will be affected by the DACA decision, watch and share this Assembly Access video. #defendDACA

Thursday, September 7, 2017

(Sacramento) - Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk Silva (D-Orange County), principle coauthor of Assembly Concurrent Resolution 112 (ACR 112), recognized the brave Korean American Veterans of the Vietnam War. "This resolution recognizes the struggles and sacrifices that these veterans made to maintain freedom, democracy, and self-determination," said Assemblywoman Quirk-Silva. "These heroes upheld the highest ideals of the United States of America through their dedicated service and considerable sacrifice." Here's more in this Assembly Access video.

Thursday, September 7, 2017

(Sacramento) - Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk Silva (D-Orange County) and the California State Assembly adjourned its September 5, 2017 floor session in the memory of Michael Leonard Haak, a Los Angeles County Sherriff's Deputy, and resident of Fullerton. "I rise today to recognize the loss of a member of our Orange County community, and someone that made the State a better place," Assemblywoman Quirk-Silva said during her tribute to Haak.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

SACRAMENTO – Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk Silva (D-Orange County) and the California State Legislature adjourned in the memory of Michael Leonard Haak, a Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Deputy, and resident of Fullerton. Haak began his career with the Sheriff's Department in the fall of 1988 and is survived by his wife, three children, and a sister.

“I rise today to recognize the loss of a member of our Orange County community, and someone that made the State a better place. Deputy Haak was an alumnus from La Habra High School, who went on to serve for 28 years as a member of the Sheriff’s Department.” Quirk-Silva said. “Deputy Haak was a part of the fabric of Fullerton that added to our vibrancy, and sense of community. His loss is felt by many, and I especially want to acknowledge the service and sacrifice of his family that mourn his loss.”

Throughout his career, Deputy Michael Haak served in multiple capacities at an Honor Ranch, several local county stations as a motor officer, and as a Training Officer to help prepare and train newer Deputies to become better officers. Deputy Haak received numerous recognitions and commendations throughout his career, such as the BRAVO award for Traffic Safety Achievements from one of the cities that he served. There are many impacted throughout the state by the tragedy of this fallen peace officer.

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

SACRAMENTO — Assemblywoman Quirk-Silva (D-Orange County) released the following statement after President Donald Trump exercised executive authority to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program:

“As a teacher for over 30 years, I have devoted my life to ensuring that the children of our great state are protected and treated fairly,” said Quirk-Silva. “Now, many of the DACA recipients have grown up, and we cannot endanger the futures of some of this country’s brightest young minds. Their educations cannot be sacrificed. Their families cannot be torn apart. These Dreamers committed no crimes. These are the innocent amongst us, that cross many ethnicities, and whose parents only wanted to give them a better in our great nation.”

“I am joining with my legislative colleagues to draft a formal resolution that formally urges the U.S. Congress to immediately pass bipartisan legislation that would provide a permanent solution for the nation’s young people.”