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Coronavirus Update for Orange County

Dear Neighbor:

I know that the news reports about Coronavirus are truthfully distressing.  You may have heard that there is one reported case of coronavirus in Orange County. As your representative, I want to pass along helpful information from the State and County.

Tips to stay healthy from the California Department of Public Health

Monday, February 3, 2020

Today, I stand with the incredible women leaders of the California Legislative Women's Caucus and joined by our female Constitutional Officers to take a photo in solidarity for the Suffrage Centennial!

Saturday, February 1, 2020

Celebrating the 40th Annual OC Black History Month Parade and Cultural Faire in style. I am happy to see a wonderful gathering of individuals in celebrating the incredible black history in Orange County and Nationwide. 

 

Monday, January 27, 2020

Today we honor the memory of the millions of individuals – the mothers and daughters, fathers and sons, friends and neighbors – who lost their lives during a time of unparalleled inhumanity and cruelty on International Holocaust Remembrance Day.

We reaffirm our ongoing accountability as citizens and as a nation to live out the admonition, “Never forget. Never again.”

Monday, January 27, 2020

I am proud to celebrate the continued growth of Latina leadership in California.  Today, my colleagues and I welcomed Nury Martinez, the first Latina President Pro Tempore of the LA City Council, to the capitol.

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Thank you for visiting me in the State Capitol, City of Buena Park Delegation. It’s nice to take time during a busy committee schedule to see our friends and hear about the great work being done in our district! Keep up the great work City of Buena Park - City Hall.

Sunny Youngsun Park, City Council Member and the Buena Park delegation of Chief Corey Sianez, Buena Park Police Department, Jim Vanderpool, Buena Park City Manager, and Adria Jimenez, Buena Park City Clerk were attending the League of California Cities Conference in Sacramento.
 

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva (D-Fullerton), together with Assemblymember Jose Medina (D-Riverside) introduced Assembly Bill (AB) 1930, to protect students if any admission requirement policy changes are sought by California State University (CSU) or University of California (UC).

AB 1930 comes on the heels of a proposed decision by the California State University to add to the already long list of “A through G” requirements high school students need to determine minimal eligibility for CSU admissions. The proposed expansion includes additional course work in quantitative reasoning.

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Friday, January 17, 2020

Assembly Members Quirk-Silva and Medina Introduced Legislation to Increase Oversight of California Public University Admission Policies

SACRAMENTO –Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva (D-Fullerton), together with Assemblymember Jose Medina (D-Riverside) introduced Assembly Bill (AB) 1930, to protect students if any admission requirement policy changes are sought by California State University (CSU) or University of California (UC).

Thursday, January 16, 2020

“Decisions to change admissions requirements need to be vetted fully, including collaboration and transparency, as well as, through studies, that would determine any impact it may have on students,” said Assemblywoman Quirk-Silva.  “We must identify how any decision will disproportionally effect students of color; creating additional barriers to a student’s education.”

On April 1, 2020 the Census begins. When each person in every household is counted, California will get its fair share of federal funding for schools, health care, unemployment insurance, housing, transportation, and more. 

Completing the Census matters because it highly influences how much federal funding California programs receive for the below programs and more: