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The push is on to get 16- and 17-year-olds pre-registered to vote.
That push came to Reseda High School on Monday, where state leaders set in motion Voter Education Week.
The goal? To get young people thinking about what roles they play in who gets elected, so when they’re old enough to vote they’ll be more empowered and engaged enough to do it.
Eighteen- to 25-year-olds are the largest block of voters in the state and yet the smallest in terms of turnout, along with the working class and low-income individuals, according to state officials.
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SACRAMENTO, CA, Sept. 18, 2017 — With an overwhelming bipartisan vote in the State Assembly, California’s legislature sent the nation’s most comprehensive election disclosure law to Governor Brown’s desk.
California has the opportunity to continue to lead the way on protecting the environment, no matter what comes out of Washington D.C.
Many of the laws established to protect the air, land and water have been adopted by other states and even become national policy. This state has worked in tandem with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as well as the federal fish and wildlife agency and others to set and enforce environmental standards.
SACRAMENTO – State Senator Henry Stern teamed up with a coalition of bike share advocates and elected officials for a ride across the State Capitol yesterday afternoon in support of an initiative to spread bike share programs statewide. The bill, Senate Bill 702, is authored by Senator Stern and would expand the Capitol bike share program that allows state employees to rent a bicycle for free for trips during the day to other locations in the state.
SACRAMENTO – State Senator Henry Stern’s bill to increase voter registration opportunities for California’s foster youth is set to become state law after yesterday receiving Governor Brown’s signature. Senate Bill 332 earned unanimous support in both houses of the legislature and will ensure foster youth, an often marginalized group, receive voter registration services when transitioning to adulthood.
SACRAMENTO – State Senator Henry Stern’s SB 756, which will provide restitution for mental health services to young sexual abuse victims, has been signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown after receiving unanimous approval from members of both the State Assembly and Senate. SB 756 is the freshman Senator’s first measure sent to the Governor and signed into law.