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The Malibu Times

September 27, 2017

A resolution to block the sharing of election data with federal investigators--the first of its kind--authored by California Senator Henry Stern of Malibu was approved by the State Legislature. Senate Joint Resolution 11, passed on Sept. 15, asks other states to join California in refusing to share election data with President Donald Trump’s Election Integrity Commission.

The Sacramento Bee

September 27, 2017

Knowledge is power. When a person meets with us, argues for or against legislation, and asks for our votes, we and our legislative colleagues insist on knowing who they are representing, because that’s critical in helping us assess the credibility of the arguments.

But when voters do the same thing we do – vote to make laws through ballot measures – it’s not always clear who’s asking for their votes. Special interests often hide on campaign ads behind happy-sounding committee names that leave voters in the dark about their real agendas.

Los Angeles Daily News

September 25, 2017

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.

September 18, 2017

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.

The bipartisan measure to childproof edible cannabis products heads to Assembly

May 16, 2017

SACRAMENTO – Yesterday, State Senator Henry Stern’s SB 794, which would require each single serving of an edible marijuana product to be marked with a universal symbol and sold in child-resistant packaging, was approved on the Senate floor with no “no” votes. The bill now heads to the Assembly for consideration.

The Signal - Santa Clarita Valley

January 30, 2017

State Sen. Henry Stern on Monday announced a proposal to “double down” on clean-energy storage in Southern California, a move he said would be a step toward limiting reliance on natural gas and other fossil fuels, and toward safeguarding ratepayers.

Capitol Public Radio

January 10, 2017

Some of the newest members of the California Legislature are inheriting seats that come with long-established roles. Two new senators aim to build on the work of their predecessors.

As California senators go, Henry Stern of Los Angeles is young, at age 34. But he knows a lot about the job from the woman he was elected to succeed – his former boss, Senator Fran Pavley.

"In many ways, I am trying to fill some very big shoes here," says Stern.