The District Dispatch for March and April 2018

Sunday, April 1, 2018 - 00:00

A MESSAGE FROM AUTUMN

Welcome to the 62nd Assembly District’s newsletter.  I am truly honored to represent this district. The legislative session is in full swing as the Assembly gets ready to consider many bills.  In my role as Chair of the Committee on Revenue and Taxation, the committee has been working diligently to provide a response for Californians impacted by President Trump’s newly enacted tax plan.

We always love to hear from you. Feel free to give my District Office a call and let us know how we’re doing.

IN THIS ISSUE:


WOMAN OF THE YEAR

On Monday, March 12th the California State Assembly held its annual Woman of the Year ceremony. Every year, each legislator picks a woman from their district to recognize for their professional achievements.  This year, I honored Ms. Linda Lucks.  Ms. Lucks graduated from UCLA and worked as an elementary school teacher in her hometown of Pacoima.  In 1970, she moved to Venice with her young family.  Miss Lucks is a lifelong Democrat, community activist and civil servant.  In 2006, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa appointed her to the Los Angeles’s Board of Neighborhood Commissioners who are responsible for the 95 Neighborhood Councils. She served as president.  Ms. Lucks was also the first woman president of the Los Angeles County Beach Commission, to which she was appointed by Supervisors Edelman and Yaroslavsky.

Currently, Ms. Lucks works for the non-profit, Venice Community Housing which is the developer, owner and operator of 15 properties providing permanent housing and supportive services to over 520 low-income people in Venice, Del Rey and Mar Vista.

Miss Lucks received the “Spirit of Venice” award in 1998 and in 2008, was presented with the “Women Leaders” award by the National Women’s Political Caucus, Westside.

A huge congratulations to Ms. Luck for her decades of committed activism!


ASSEMBLY SELECT COMMITTEE ON CAREER TECHNICAL EDUCATION AND BUILDING THE 21ST CENTURY WORKFORCE FIELD HEARINGS

In my position as chair of the Assembly Select Committee on Career Technical Education and Building the 21st Century Workforce, I hosted the first hearing for the committee on Friday, February 9th at Norco Community College in Norco, CA.  Representatives from local school districts, philanthropic organizations and businesses attended to hear panelists explain the successes achieved for career technical education and challenges to overcome.  Workforce development and career technical education have been priority issues for me since entering office in 2014. I worked early on with my colleagues to secure funding for the Career Technical Education Incentive Grant.  I would like to further develop California’s support for career technical education and ensure more opportunities are provided for all Californians.  Through this effort, the state can strengthen our middle class by providing Californians the resources to become prepared for the 21st century workforce.


KNOW YOUR RIGHTS FORUM

On April 19th, I will be holding the 62nd Assembly District’s annual Know Your Rights Forum.  The forum will feature community based organizations like CARECEN and CHIRLA which will provide local residents with information regarding the rights they are entitled to and the resources they may access, regardless of immigration status.  Attorneys from both organizations will be on hand to provide information and to answer questions from constituents.  Additionally, resource tables will be provided from local elected offices, county libraries and various coordinating councils from surrounding areas.  Further topics to be addressed include: DACA reform, ICE raids, implementations of Sanctuary Laws and immigration relief.  The forum will be held from 6:30 to 8:00 pm at Lennox Middle School, 11033 Buford Ave. Lennox, CA 90034. Hope to see you there!

Know Your Right Forum

Know Your Right Forum


LENNOX MIDDLE SCHOOL BLOOD DRIVE

Lennox Middle School will be conducting a blood drive on April 25th.  Lennox School District released this announcement for the blood drive:

“On April 25, 2018, we’ll roll up our sleeves and help save lives!  We will proudly partner with the American Red Cross to hold a blood drive.  The Associated Student Body-ASB Students from Lennox Middle School is leading this initiative.  We are planning some great activities and giveaways for that day.  Let’s show our community and the patients in need of blood just how much we can do. If you would like to donate please go to www.redcrossblood.org to sign up and use sponsor code: LennoxMiddle.  Each pint of blood we collect can help save up to three lives and will touch the lives of so many more. What a great way to pay it forward and make an impact on people in our community and across the country. We are very excited about the drive and I hope you are too.  There are many ways you can help, but most importantly we hope you come out to donate.  It’s not every day that we do something that has such a lifesaving impact.  Thank you for making Lennox School District what it is.  The ASB Students from Lennox Middle School are looking forward to seeing you at the blood drive.”


UPCOMING EVENTS:

Earth Day:

Earth Day Jazz Festival 2018
4/21/18; 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Inglewood City Hall, South Lawn
1 West Manchester Blvd.
Inglewood, CA 90301

Earth Day Jazz Festival 2018

Nike Go LA 10k
4/22/18; 7:30 a.m. start time
Start Line: Slauson and Hannum Avenues
Culver City

Nike Go LA 10k

Registration and more information found at: https://www.timeout.com/los-angeles/things-to-do/nike-go-la-10k


Select Committee on Career Technical Education and Building the 21st Century Workforce Field Hearing

Next hearing date and location TBD


Know Your Rights Forum

4/19/18; 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Lennox Middle School
11033 Buford Avenue
Lennox, CA 90034


Lennox Middle School Blood Drive

4/25/18
Lennox Middle School
11033 Buford Avenue
Lennox, CA 90034