Thursday, April 6, 2017

SACRAMENTO – With unanimous bipartisan support, the Assembly Committee on Education passed legislation Wednesday to better ensure the safety of students by addressing the underlying causes of school violence and disruptive behavior. AB 1029, authored by Assemblymember Shirley N. Weber (D-San Diego), would require the inclusion of  one or more individuals with expertise in in social-emotional health issues of children and youth, such as restorative justice practitioner, a community schools coordinator or a mental health professional on a school safety committee.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

SACRAMENTO – The Assembly Elections Committee passed legislation today, authored by San Diego lawmakers Assemblymember Shirley N. Weber and Assemblymember Todd Gloria, that would ensure fairness in the drawing of the County’s Supervisorial districts. AB 801 would require that the County of San Diego Citizens Redistricting Commission be comprised of members who reflect the diversity of the region’s population and be drawn from various parts of the county.

Monday, April 3, 2017

SACRAMENTO — AB 1321 (Weber) was updated today and referred to the Assembly Education Committee. The bill, which is co-sponsored by Children Now and The Education Trust–West requires the reporting of actual per-pupil expenditures down to the school site and the development of state standards for the collection and reporting of this information, in order to track federal, state, and local funds more effectively. 

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

(Sacramento) - A coalition of California public school teachers joined Assemblymember Shirley N. Weber (D-San Diego) at a “Teach In” in the State Capitol to launch the Teacher and Student Success Act (AB 1220). This bill would provide teachers the additional time and support they need to develop classroom effectiveness and achieve tenure. “There is consensus among teachers, administrators, and the public that the 18-month timeline is too short for teachers to demonstrate effectiveness,” said Assemblymember Weber.

Monday, March 20, 2017

SACRAMENTO – California teacher groups have joined forces with Assemblymember Shirley N. Weber, Ph.D. to ensure that teachers seeking the professional milestone of tenure have the time and support they need. As California faces a growing teacher shortage, this teacher-crafted policy solution will help ensure that those entering the profession are recognized and rewarded for their hard work and dedication to their students.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

SACRAMENTO The Assembly Committee on Higher Education endorsed legislation today authored by Assemblymember Shirley N. Weber (D-San Diego) addressing the growing crisis of hunger on California’s college campuses. The committee unanimously passed AB 214, legislation that would reduce barriers that low-income students face in qualifying for the state’s anti-hunger program, CalFresh.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Assemblymember Weber held her fourth annual Salute to Women on Sunday, March 12th where she honored women from her community who have made significant contributions to the arts, government, social justice and science.

Monday, March 13, 2017

SAN DIEGO – Assemblymember Shirley N. Weber, Ph.D. celebrated Women’s History Month Sunday with a Salute to Women Leaders at the Lemon Grove City Hall.  Among the honorees is civil rights champion and ACLU San Diego Executive Director Norma Chávez-Peterson whom Weber named as her 2017 Woman of the Year.  Chávez-Peterson was also honored in a ceremony at the State Capitol earlier this month.

“Norma demonstrates the kind of strong, passionate, visionary and effective leadership we need so desperately right now to protect the rights of our most vulnerable residents,” Weber said.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

SACRAMENTO – Legislation introduced by Assemblymember Shirley N. Weber (D-San Diego) would ensure better support services and improved outcomes for victims of crime experiencing trauma.  

“Victims and their families often face debilitating mental, physical and economic consequences from the trauma of violence, sex trafficking and other types of serious crime,” Weber said. “They need to heal and rebuild their lives. We should ensure that providers offer a service model that is easy to access and provides integrated services tailored to the specific needs of these individuals.”

Friday, February 17, 2017

(Sacramento) – Assemblymember Dr. Shirley N. Weber (D-San Diego), Vice-chair of the California Legislative Black Caucus, helped lead the State Assembly in a special ceremony to celebrate Black History Month. A video depicting 50 years of CLBC history was played and Assembly Concurrent Resolution 6, a measure that recognizes the month of February 2017 as Black History Month and encourages the people of California to recognize the many talents, achievements, and contributions that African Americans make to their communities, was approved.