Press Release

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

AD-65 Fullerton

Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk Silva

Returning to her roots to educate.

From hosting Teleconference Town Halls and blood drives to dropping off food and thanking first responders, Assemblymember Sharon Quirk Silva demonstrates her “pitch in where you’re needed” approach to lifting up her communities. And she offers a very special skill!

She draws on her 30 years of teaching to share lessons and read stories for families who need assistance in home learning. Whether the topic is gardening, manners or the capitol, Assemblywoman Quirk-Silva provides parents and children with a small break from COVID-19 and a reminder that learning enriches.

Friday, May 15, 2020

The journey to realizing the dream of an Orange County Veterans Cemetery feels longer and windier than the yellow brick road in the Wizard of Oz. With the Irvine City Council’s adoption of a voter submitted plan for a specific site in the Great Park, the veteran cemetery is now slated to be built at the original location chosen seven years ago. The Irvine City Council vote ends a contentious initiative battle between the Irvine City Council and residents of Irvine.

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Wednesday, May 6, 2020

This week, I co-hosted a Non-Profit Town Hall Tele-Conference along with Assemblymember Cottie Petrie-Norris, Congressman Gil Cisneros, CalNonprofits CEO, Jan Masaoka, and Public Policy Director, Lucy Salcido Carter.  During the Town Hall, non-profits heard directly from the California lawmakers representing their districts, and from nonprofit leaders on what is  happening at the state and federal levels in response to COVID-19, and how these policies impact nonprofits.

Monday, May 4, 2020

Assemblywoman Quirk-Silva Returns to State Capitol to Tackle Budget and Legislation Related to COVID-19

Sacramento, CA – Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva (D-Fullerton) heads back to Sacramento as the State Assembly reconvenes today. While the state continues to be under the Governor’s shelter-in-place order, the Assemblywoman wants to make sure Californians receive the resources they need during and after the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The Legislature’s top priority is to pass the state budget.  This is a critical time, as people have lost their jobs, businesses have closed, and children have been out of school.  There are a lot of services and programs that will need funds and resources to help those most impacted by the pandemic. 

“Our budget and legislation requests have shifted in order to address the growing concerns of the pandemic,” said Assemblywoman Quirk-Silva. “We have to provide critical funding with projected lower revenue resources.  Nevertheless, I am pleased that the focus regarding homelessness, mental health, and education are still able to be addressed.”

Monday, April 27, 2020

Happy National Tell a Story Day!

Assemblywoman Quirk-Silva reads the polite elephant and teaches a lesson about manners for all children to enjoy on National Tell a Story Day!

As a teacher for over 30 years, the Assemblywoman finds pleasure in sharing these golden sleeve books to you and sharing stories for you and your family to enjoy during the pandemic.  We are all in this together and will get out of it through thoughtfulness and kindness. 

Monday, April 20, 2020

Learn how to apply for Unemployment Insurance benefits by filing a new claim using Unemployment Insurance Online. 

During this pandemic we are understanding that many of our constituents are affected and confused by the new claims needing to be filed with EDD for the first time.  Please go to the following EDD Website to file and watch the video to learn how to apply for your claims.


Monday, April 13, 2020

Orange County and Cities Receive Funding to Address Immediate Homelessness Challenges

Orange County: Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva (D – Fullerton) is proud to announce that the County of Orange, City of Anaheim and Santa Ana, Anaheim/Orange County Continuum of Care will be receiving funding to address immediate homelessness challenges.