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Monday, April 22, 2019

California Legislature Commemorates the 104th Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide

Armenian Caucus Announces 5th Annual Essay & Visual Arts Winners

Sacramento, CA – Members of the California Legislature today commemorated the 104th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide.

"Today Californians pause and remember the 1.5 million lives lost during the Armenian Genocide. We also acknowledge the many contributions the Armenian community has made to our nation," said Senator Scott Wilk. "The strength of the survivors and their descendants is evidenced by the leaders, innovators and thinkers of Armenian descent who have enriched our communities and thrived both here in America and throughout the world."

“Today, we remember and honor the 1.5 million souls lost during the Armenian Genocide and celebrate the strength and perseverance of our community,” stated Assembly member Adrin Nazarian. “Our community is flourishing in California yet we must remain vigilant against injustice, home and abroad.” 

Thursday, April 4, 2019

(Sacramento, CA) AB 429, the Earthquake Inventory Act, passed the Assembly Governmental Organization Committee 20 – 0.

“Mapping out our seismic vulnerabilities allows local municipalities to be better prepared when an earthquake hits,” stated Assemblymember Nazarian.

Thursday, March 28, 2019

(Sacramento, CA) On a vote of 5-0-1, the Assembly Committee on Education today approved Assemblymember Adrin Nazarian’s (D-Van Nuys) Assembly Bill 479 incentivizing K-12 public schools to offer healthier, climate-friendly lunch options.

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

(Sacramento, CA) Today, the Assembly Health Committee advanced AB 648 (10 – 3 vote), expanding consumer privacy in wellness programs by:  

Friday, March 8, 2019
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Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Homelessness

(Sacramento, CA) Assemblymember Adrin Nazarian introduced AB 761, which removes challenging requirements and drastically reduces the prohibitive costs municipalities and non-profits face when using state-owned armories as a tool to reduce homelessness.

“The state needs to do more to get people off the street and back on their feet,” stated Assemblymember Adrin Nazarian. “Drastically cutting the costs for cities and non-profits to use armories as temporary shelters is common sense.”

Friday, February 15, 2019

The California Armenian Legislative Caucus is holding two scholarship contests for the 2019 commemoration of the Armenian Genocide. California high school students in 9th through 12th grade are invited to participate in an essay contest and/or a visual arts contest to increase greater awareness of the Armenian Genocide.

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

(Sacramento, CA) Assemblymember Adrin Nazarian introduced AB 492, the Homeowner & Renters’ Assistance Program. AB 492 will provide a tax rebate to financially struggling renters and homeowners across California by reinstating and expanding the Homeowners and Renters Property Tax Assistance Program to include all Californian homeowners and renters who make under $30,000.

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

State Bill would help California’s schools cut their greenhouse gases by serving healthier food.

(Los Angeles, CA) Assemblymember Adrin Nazarian (D-Van Nuys) introduced landmark legislation incentivizing K-12 public schools across the state to offer healthier, climate-friendly lunch options. Under AB 479, the Healthy Climate-Friendly School Lunch Act, schools would receive additional state funding for serving a plant-based entrée and plant-based milk. The bill is co-sponsored by Animal Hope in Legislation, Friends of the Earth, Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, and Social Compassion in Legislation.