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Assemblywoman Quirk-Silva Makes Progress for Reopening of Theme Parks, Sports, and Outdoor Activities

Assemblywoman Quirk-Silva Makes Progress for Reopening of Theme Parks, Sports, and Outdoor Activities

ORANGE COUNTY, CAAssemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva (D – Fullerton) is enthusiastic about Governor Newsom’s recent announcement of his new blueprint for the return to Outdoor Activities, including Theme Parks, live performances and Sports with fans in California.  This new blueprint was developed after the persistent effort of Assemblywoman Quirk-Silva with he

Assemblywoman Quirk-Silva Holds Press Conference on Vaccine Distribution within Orange County Communities

Assemblywoman Quirk-Silva Holds Press Conference on Vaccine Distribution within Orange County Communities

FULLERTON –Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva (D- Orange County) held a press conference at Richman Community Center with County of Orange Board of Supervisor, Vice Chair, Doug Chaffee (D – Fullerton) and local elected officials and community leaders to address the vaccine distribution within Orange County.

A few of the following members that participated in the press conference joined us from throughout North Orange County including Buena Park Mayor Connor Traut, Fullerton Councilmember Jesus Silva, Cypress Councilwoman Francis Marquez, Centralia School Board President Elizabeth Gonzalez, Anaheim Union High School District Board Member Al Jabbar, and community leaders to address the concerns about vaccine distribution to underserved regions and efforts on making the vaccine distribution more accessible for our community members.

“As we know many of our hard hit communities are in our underserved Latinx and ethnic community regions of Orange County lacking availability to vaccine distribution PODs,” said Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva. “With our LatinX community dying at a rate of 3-1, we must address the ongoing issues our community faces.”

Assembly Committee on Arts, Entertainment, Sports, Tourism, and Internet Media Held an Informational Hearing on Safely Reopening California’s Arts Venues

Assembly Committee on Arts, Entertainment, Sports, Tourism, and Internet Media Held an Informational Hearing on Safely Reopening California’s Arts Venues

SACRAMENTO, CAAssemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva (D – Fullerton) Chair of the Assembly Committee on Arts, Entertainment, Sports, Tourism, and Internet Media held an informational hearing to discuss the best practices for safely reopening California’s arts and entertainment venues as they continue to face the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

As we know, the arts, culture, and creative economy sectors have been among the hardest hit by the coronavirus pandemic.  Today’s hearing provided a forum for museums, galleries and performance venues to share with the Legislature their experiences with the COVID-19 pandemic, including the impact of stay at home orders on their businesses, staff and artists themselves.

“I am thankful to have the opportunity to bring our industry leaders and committee together to speak about California’s art and entertainment needs for increased funding and guidelines to return safely and responsibly,” said Committee Chair Assemblywoman Quirk-Silva. “We must ensure that our California Recovery will not be without our creative and artistic industries that bring vibrancy to our State’s economy.

Assemblywoman Quirk-Silva Appointed to Assembly Committee on Education

Assemblywoman Quirk-Silva Appointed to Assembly Committee on Education

FULLERTON, CA –Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva (D – Fullerton) was appointed as the newest member of the California Assembly Committee on Education. The Assemblywoman was appointed today by Speaker of the Assembly, Assemblymember Anthony Rendon.