California Assembly Passes Statewide Child Savings Accounts

Happy Graduates Throwing Caps in the Sky

(Sacramento, CA) The California State Assembly has passed a ground breaking effort to reduce wealth inequality for all California children by a vote of 75-0. This effort complements Governor Newsom’s effort to expand child savings accounts similar to the program he started in San Francisco as Mayor.

AB 15 will create a statewide child savings account program by tasking the Scholar Share Investment Board to operate a master 529 account, owned by the state. Each child born in California will automatically be enrolled in the account at birth and receive an initial seed deposit of at least $25. Savings from the account could be used for a number of different higher educational purposes such as tuition at a college, university, trade school or graduate program; room and board; books; computers; and other related qualified expenses.

California Legislature Commemorates the 104th Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide

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.” 

Assemblymember Adrin Nazarian Introduces Bill to Streamline Use of State-Owned Armories to Reduce Homelessness

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.”

Assemblymember Adrin Nazarian Announces the Homeowner & Renters’ Assistance Program

(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.